#101 Aaron Watson
I mentioned that 2017 was all about collaborations, and I meant it. It totally was, and that is just the start. those connections branch off and become strong bonds with people that relate to whatever project, work, idea, or tiny creative spark you have going inside your head.
Aaron Watson is one of those folk that I met in 2017 that had a wonderful attitude for bringing like minded folks in Pittsburgh together to help build each other up. I love that. He is putting on an event on Jan 27th called The Going Deep Summit. Ais a one-day conference geared to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and connectors take their thinking to the next level.
It sounds like the perfect way to keep collaborations going well into 2018, and to help get your ideas off the ground. Talk to the experts in their field, and motivate yourself, and your 2018!
Aaron also loves travel as much as I do, and I couldn't wait to chat him up about his trip to Asia. So much travel love in this episode. I love it!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Marta Match my live game show in Jan! It was a huge success and we raised over $2,000 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pittsburgh.
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#100 Episode Celebration LIVE Game Show!
Hello 2018! Well, 2017 was rough and can seriously stick it. We are here now in 2018, and I started it right with a live game show of The Match Game called "Marta Match" complete with magic by Lee Terbosic, a musical drag show by Deep Violet, free craft beer, retro gaming, a butt load of laughter, merriment, a good cause like Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pittsburgh and welcome friends!
The night was better than I could have expected. I had THE best time, and it truly was a dream come true for me to be your game show host for the evening.
We had such wonderful talent on stage. Deep Violet and Lee Terbosic NAILED their performances to the point I couldn't breathe I was laughing so hard. Remember to support Pittsburgh creativity and local events, because there is so much of it out there that is making it happen.
A few hundred thanks... I wanted to give a personal thank you to the staff at City Theatre for rocking my evening. Everything was so on point, professional, and fun. Adam Nelson for being my personal "Manna White", and game master, Thomas Douglas for providing his expert musical skills, and my panelists who MADE my evening so much brighter. I could do this everyday. Hopefully I will get to do it again, very soon.
A MASSIVE thank you goes out to my sponsors- Helicon brewing, Levity, Selective Foods, Gaucho Parilla Argentina, Aldo's Food Service, Harris Grill, and The Church Recording Studio. Without your support, this would have never have happened.
Last but not least, I want to thank each and every one of you who donated your time on the coldest day of the year to come out to this event. I know it is hard getting out of that onesie. Hell, I am in one right now. You did though, and you made my wish happen. THANK YOU!
IF you didn't get the chance to come (That does suck cause you probably missed the best party of the year, but we won't hold that against you.) Here is the audio from the evening that I am releasing as my 100th episode. I truly hope everyone's 2018 is magical. Let's make some amazing memories together :)
NOTE- I have many requests for T- Shirts for the event, so I am doing a one time pre order. The design will be up soon. If interested please email Martafoos@gmail.com
Also if you subscribe to my newsletter you will get pictures from the evening that are not posted here. Special thanks to Rob Larson Photography and Buzzy Torek Photography for capturing moments from the evening.
Also special thanks to these folks who donated items and cash to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Jason Bowden, Pittsburgh Love, Enter The Imaginarium, Spork Restaurant, Muv Integrated Physical Culture, Body Work 412, Fredrick Wildman and Sons, Hunt's Treasures, Helicon Brewing, Harris Grill, Games Unlimited, and Pittsburgh Retro Gaming.
A personal thank you to Akemi Harrison, Carl Hunt, Adam Nelson, Jenna Elizabeth, Natalie Hatcher, Brad Driscoll, Greg Messmer, Brad Peterson, Tony Ferrari, and Leah Blackwood for all their awesome work.