Join Kosta and his guest: Dan Allcott, Professor of Music at Tennessee Tech and Music Director of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. This episode is a celebration of Dan’s career as a musician, orchestral director, conductor and educator as well as a celebration for the 60th Season of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. Bryan Symphony Orchestra features faculty and student performers […]
Join Kosta and his guest: Blair Dudley, Founder and CEO of Hip Cookeville, a public benefit corporation whose mission is to enhance the quality of experiences for the people who live, work, and play in Putnam County and surrounding communities.
In our latest episode, Kosta sits down for a candid conversation with Marc Burnett, the current Director of Development at Mustard Seed Ranch and Former Vice President of Student Affairs at Tennessee Tech. Marc’s compelling journey from an undergraduate student in English Journalism to a key figure in education and community development is truly inspiring. […]
In our latest episode, Kosta sits down for a heart-to-heart with Buffy Key, the dynamic CEO of Cookeville Regional Medical Center and the newest member of the Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board. Buffy’s inspiring journey from a medical laboratory scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to the top echelons of healthcare leadership is nothing short of remarkable. As we stroll down memory lane, Buffy opens up about her emotions when the board of trustees unanimously picked her for the CEO role and how her varied roles over the years have enriched her outlook on healthcare operations.
This episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Camron Rudd, the COO of Hörmann North America, a powerhouse in the door manufacturing industry. Originating from Germany and boasting an impressive history, Hörmann’s influence now spans the globe. Camron will be sharing his journey from education to his role in this global giant, giving listeners […]
Join Kosta and his guest: Ricky Shelton, Founder and Creator of Better Cookeville, Influencer, Digital Marketing Strategist, Community Development Leader and the 31st Mayor to serve the City of Cookeville. In This Episode: We’re going behind the scenes of City Council, talking about how social media changed the expectations of local leaders and going back in time to […]
Join Kosta and his guest: John Rust, Director of State Programs at Power of Putnam. Today we’re discussing the impact of substance abuse on the Upper Cumberland, how fentanyl became the number one cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45 and when to talk with your children about drugs, substance abuse and underage drinking. […]
Join Kosta and his guest: Mark Miller, Cookeville City Council Member and Owner of Miller Public Safety Group. As a former State Trooper and Peace Corps Volunteer, Mark’s investment in growing a more inclusive, diverse and sustainable path forward on public safety and community development spans over decades. Today we’re talking about refunding the police, […]
Join Kosta and his guest: Anna Askins-Dunn, Owner and Founder of Soul Craft Coffee, Real Estate Agent at Highlands Elite Real Estate, property manager and Airbnb host. Today we’re talking about diving into the deep end as an entrepreneur, leveraging your professional development, and how to build a functioning and healthy relationship with your competition. […]
Join Kosta and his guest: Katelyn Steakley, Executive Director of Putnam Education Partnership Foundation, Founder of Cookeville Strong, Owner of Kate Steakley Photography and Studio and Host of WCTE’s newest series Wish You Were Here. Putnam Education Partnership Foundation works to meet the essential needs of local students and supports the Putnam County School System […]