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A Chick in the Cockpit on DESIGN YOU

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

erikaheadphoto-2Garrison’s guest in this segment  is Erika Armstrong who has experienced everything aviation has to offer. Erika’s early membership in the Minnesota 99s (International Women Pilots Association) jump-started her career. She decided to turn discrimination around and use it to her advantage by filtering it through her humor and perspective. This attitude and obsessive focus landed her in the captain’s seat of a commercial airliner by the age of thirty. She also holds a type rating in Boeing 727 and CE-500 series aircraft and has extensive pilot training from Flight Safety, SimuFlite, NATCO, CAE, Pan Am and has flown 28 different types of aircraft. Her favorite airplane is the B727 with the Falcon 20, Citation III and GIIB close behind.

a-chick-in-the-cockpit-book-coverMost uniquely, Erika was an international corporate, cargo, hazmat, airline, Red Cross and 24-hour air ambulance pilot/captain. Her book, A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT, will change your perspective of pilots, aviation and the quiet power of women. In the high stakes, ego-driven world of aviation, this is an extraordinary bestselling true story of how a level-headed, self-deprecating woman with an aviation addiction finds herself in jail, her baby ripped from her arms, her piloting career taken away, and every feasible exit leads to a very dark place…

 

allchickcrew-2Erika is currently a contributing editor at Plane & Pilot magazine, aviation professor at MSU Denver, and aviation journalist for seven aviation magazines. Her articles can be found at Disciples of Flight, NYC Aviation, Consumer Affairs, Mountain Connection, Contrails, Plane & Pilot, General Aviation News, Mentor, Business Insider and Flying.com magazine. She has over 300,000 readers and is a Thought Leader with 130,000+ followers on LinkedIn.

books-and-brews3Living at 8,700 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Erika can almost touch the airplanes she used to fly. The thin air and cloud touching provides inspiration at the computer keyboard. If she’s not out running her own business, teaching, belly dancing, kickboxing, organizing a Town Hall or board of director’s meeting, she is writing at her house on the hill with her family, friends, three dogs, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs and any other strays she finds along the way. She always has a spare room for guests so just bring some good stories and a smile.

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Stunt Driver Tiffany Susan on DESIGN YOU

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

tiffanysusan2Garrison’s guest in this segment is Tiffany Susan who, after a life changing car crash at 17 and 18 facial reconstructive surgeries, went on to become one of Hollywood’s most prominent stunt drivers appearing in such feature films as “Mission: Impossible III,” “Pandemic” and “Stiletto.”  

 

 

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Delta Diner Owner Todd Bucher on DESIGN YOU

img_3794Todd Bucher traded in a successful career in the advertising, marketing and magazine publishing fields to renovate a 1940s classic diner that whips up down-home American eats from breakfast favorites to burgers. Along with his wife and partner, Nina Kurath Bucher, Todd reinvented his career and pursued his culinary passion, serving up unique solutions to new business challenges along the way. He is a classic reinventor who converted a mid-twentieth century Silk City diner into a 21st century success story. Todd still finds time to pursue his favorite pastimes such as hunting, winter camping, travel, motorcycles, and the Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

delta-diner-and-bikesCheck out the Delta Diner website and see what’s on the social media menu on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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Robi Ludwig on DESIGN YOU

Welcome to DESIGN YOU~
The show about people pursuing their passions.

ludwig_bestageisnowGarrison’s guest in this segment is Robi Ludwig, nationally known psychotherapist, award winning reporter and author of a hot new book entitled, Your Best Age Is Now. Robi is a relationship contributor for Investigation Discovery Network’s Scorned and is on the medical board and a contributor for Bella Magazine. She’s a regular guest on CNN, Fox News and Headline News and has appeared on Today, HLN, 20/20, The View, Steve Harvey, The Wendy Williams Show, Entertainment Tonight, World News Tonight, and Nightline, 

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