SEASON 4

Episode 4: Courtney Servaes
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Courtney Servaes – Finding Passion in Brewing When Courtney first learned about brewing, she did not intend to start a brewery.  She simply wanted to learn about beer.  She joined a social group to learn and discuss beer and unexpectedly found herself chasing a passion.   Over a decade later and she […]
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Episode 3: Vania Soto
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Vania Soto – Bringing Color To The World, One Mural At A Time In this episode, we sit down with artist and gallery owner, Vania Soto.  The Kansas City based artist found her passion in a restaurant in Tennessee before opening the Monarca Art Gallery in West Bottoms district of Kansas City, […]
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Episode 2: Shelly Legler
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Shelly Legler – Finding Beauty in Every Day In this episode, we sit down with fine art photographer Shelly Legler.  The Kansas City-based mother and artist began working as a model before transitioning to the other side of the lens.   “I see beauty in all different forms,” she says, and that […]
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Episode 1: Season 4 Premiere with Trudy Herself!
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Season 4 Premiere with Trudy Herself! Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web series dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs. These women are leaders in their field, and their stories will motivate and encourage other women to pursue their own dreams. […]
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SEASON 3

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Episode 10: Constance Payne
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Constance Payne, Surviving Everything Life Throws at You. Constance Payne can be described as many things.  A protector, an advocate, a survivor, an actress, a professional stuntwoman, a forensic clean up specialist, and an Great American Badass.   After advocating for a disabled man trapped in his deplorable home one day, she […]
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Episode 9: Kellie Clark
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Kellie Clark, finding balance as a VP, mom, boss, and Jiu Jitsu athlete At 4:30am on most mornings, Kellie is hitting the ground running.  As a mom,  wife, boss, and athlete, she has a lot on her plate.  That doesn’t slow her down though.  “It’s not easy, but it can be done,” […]
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Episode 8: Samantha Schmitz
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Samantha Schmitz, COO and Mental Health Advocate Samantha Schmitz is the Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Staffing, and she is well versed in surviving invisible pain both of her own as well as of her family members.  Currently she lives with a degenerative disease, one that plagues her and has her constantly […]
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Episode 7: Lynne Curtin
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Lynne Curtin, living authentically as a jewelry designer and Real Housewife Like all the women in the Great American Women series, Curtin is a hard worker who never gives up in the face of adversity. Curtin had just started making and selling jewelry when she became a part of the reality tv […]
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Episode 5: Cara DiFalco
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Cara DiFalco, embracing the family ties that come from home cooking “Meet Cara DiFalco. Cara is carrying on her family’s traditions through entrepreneurship and Italian cuisine. Her story is about dreams and perseverance and success. I know how important it is to keep family traditions alive through generations while making new stories […]
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Episode 4: Danielle Delgado
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Danielle Delgado with ReLEntless Defender Danielle Delgado is one of the owners of Law Enforcement owned and operated apparel company ReLEntless Defender. She has been in law enforcement for 17 years, originally going into the service because of her dad, who was a police officer for 43 years. He passed away in […]
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Episode 3: Angela Parretta
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Angela Parretta, owner and founder of Drenched OC The Great American Women series is now in its third season and has several amazing and inspiring women with great stories to tell. Angela Parretta is the owner and founder of Drenched, a fitness studio in Orange County that offers classes, including hot pilates, […]
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Episode 2: Gabrielle Stone
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Gabrielle Stone, Author and Host of FML Talk Podcast The Great American Women series is now in its third season and has a great line up of inspiring women with great stories to tell. Gabrielle is an inspiration of what it means to bounce back, land on your feet, and then hit […]
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Episode 1: Melissa Murillo
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Melissa Murillo, Owner of Plants By Yours Truly The Great American Women series is now in its third season and has a great line up of inspiring women with great stories to tell. Melissa is the proud owner of Plants By Yours Truly, which is an interior plant design retail store that […]
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SEASON 2

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Episode 7: Marah Lago
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Trudy Jacobson Presents: Marah Lago – Business Strategist Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web series dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs. These women are leaders in their field, and their stories will motivate and encourage other women to pursue their […]
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Episode 6: Ozge Cumberland
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Trudy Jacobson Presents: Ozge Cumberland Ozge Cumberland is a great example of someone who has overcome many challenges to get to where she is today. She is originally from Turkey and a former professional athlete who has competed in Tennis, Swimming and Basketball. She moved to the United States to begin her […]
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Episode 5: Lisa Song Sutton
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Trudy Jacobson Presents: Lisa Song Sutton Lisa Song Sutton’s amazing story in business begins when she moved to Las Vegas after school and started working at a firm that did business litigation and business bankruptcy. On a whim, she started her first business venture when she teamed up with a partner and […]
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Episode 4: Toni Brinker
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Toni Brinker One Community USA women to achieve their own aspirations America needs people to step up and make a difference when they see a need and have the opportunity. Toni Brinker is one of those people. After realizing there was a disconnect between residents and law enforcement, specifically in high crime […]
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Episode 3: Kara Smith
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Kara Smith, DeliverFund Kara Smith has a passion for fighting against human trafficking and has dedicated her career to help law enforcement catch these bad guys. She is the Chief of Analytics with DeliverFund, a non-profit private Intelligence organization that combats human trafficking. “It’s happening everywhere, in every city and in every […]
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Episode 2: Gianna Kramer
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Gianna Kramer, LGK Flooring Gianna Kramer has watched her beautiful town develop and has always loved seeing houses become homes. Alongside her husband, Lance, Gianna is an owner of Kramer flooring and they take flooring for homes and businesses to the next level by making it an adventure dedicated to service through […]
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Episode 1: Renee Mattos
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Renee Mattos, Makeup Artist, Model Renee Mattos has always been about helping others achieve their dreams. She loves being a team player, but was also feeling cooped up and held back from her own freedom. “I had always worked for someone else, helping them achieve their dreams.” When she discovered there was […]
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SEASON 1

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Episode 11: Katalin Fodor
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Katalin Fodor, Professional Photographer Katalin Fodor has always known her passion was in the arts, even when she was a young child growing up in Hungary. Her family moved to the Sarasota area in 1992 and as she pursued her interests, she found a passion in photography. She started her own business, […]
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Episode 10: Jules Price
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Jules Price, Professional Singer, Speaker, Author and Matchmaker Jules is a professional singer, having performed for 15 years nationally and internationally in musical theatre. She’s toured all over the world, in all kinds of roles including “Maria” on the National Tour of The Sound of Music, throughout the U.S., Canada and Korea, […]
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Episode 9: Karen Medford
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Karen Medford of Sirius Day Spa In Sarasota Sometimes you accidentally discover your passion while just doing life. That’s exactly what happened with Entrepreneur Karen Medford. Karen grew up in New England and had lucrative careers in Los Angeles and New York City. She worked in the music and medical industries, but […]
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Episode 8: Amber Hall
Trudy Jacobson Presents: 26 Year Old Entrepreneur, Amber Hall Amber Hall is a 26-year-old young mother and owner of The Beauty Hall in Sarasota. The Beauty Hall is composed of many individual beauty businesses. Amber began her journey when she was 22 years old, a single mom, and just looking for her calling. She first […]
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Episode 7: Amy Parrinello
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Amy Parrinello, TEMS, Active Shooter Training and Response Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web series dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs. These women are leaders in their field, and their stories will motivate and encourage other women to pursue their […]
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Episode 6: Trina Segreto
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Trina Segreto, Founder of Zen Warrior Yoga Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web series dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs. These women are leaders in their field, and their stories will motivate and encourage other women to pursue their own […]
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Episode 5: Carla Miller
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Carla Miller, A 22-year Veteran Law Enforcement Officer Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web series dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs. These women are leaders in their field, and their stories will motivate and encourage other women to pursue their […]
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Episode 4: Dana DeFranco
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Dana DeFranco Dana and her husband own Battle Grounds Coffee. Dana and her husband, Sal both know about service and sacrifice. Sal is a Navy Seal Veteran. We all know in business, things happen but you have to keep moving forward. Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web […]
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Episode 3: Rebecca Anne LoCicero
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Rebecca Anne LoCicero – Psychic Medium Rebecca Anne LoCicero, Certified Medium, Psychic, Author, Speaker, Healer and Proud American sat down to share her journey of how she broke stigmas placed on her occupation to help others searching for wisdom and guidance in a variety of ways. View Other Episodes Episode 2: Teresa […]
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Episode 2: Teresa Sharpe
Trudy Jacobson Presents: Teresa Sharpe – Manchester Cheesecake Company Teresa Sharpe’s story is truly inspirational. She went from making cheesecakes for her boyfriend to becoming the successful owner of Manchester Cheesecake Company. Sharpe’s determination and dedication is an example to us all that with hard work and a little bit of luck, anything is possible. […]
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