We’re so inspired by our Ossa Production Camp attendees for the camp happening March 21 and 22 at Title 9 Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Here is a full list of participants:
Podcast: Jojo’s Jam (coming soon)
Bio: Adjo “Jojo” Evonlah is a young multifaceted and multi-talented journalist with a wide breadth of knowledge on entrepreneurship, social commentary, and all things Gen Z! She brings a refreshing and unique cultural perspective to any space she inhabits, voicing the views of marginalized groups while maintaining her individuality. Having worked with renowned media outlets like Disney, ESSENCE, Refinery29, CBC News, Nickelodeon, and more, she is a force to be reckoned with! Her latest project, Jojo’s Jam, is an online blog/podcast that aims to connect and uplift Christian artists and their audiences.
Podcast: The DancePreneuring Studio
Bio: At an age when most people have given up on their dreams, Annett Bone decided to give herself a do-over. Inspired by Emerson’s idea that, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment,” Annett came back to dance at the age of 43 after giving it up for over 20+ years. She became a stronger, more embodied dancer artist at 50 than she ever felt in her 20’s.
Bio: Brenda Hernández Jaimes is a first-gen Mexican-American podcast manager, strategist, and storyteller at heart. She elevates diverse and empowering voices of Latinas through her podcast production company, Ellas Media, and bi-weekly podcast Ellas. Ellas was featured in Apple Podcasts’ Unidos Somos Uno collection and ranked as the third best latino podcast of 2022 on Player FM.
Podcast: Live Your Personal Best
Bio: Emily Coffman is the fastest growing advocate for athlete wellness in life after sport. She is a former NCAA Division I Athlete in rowing from the University of Oklahoma. She was awarded OU Student Athlete of the Year in her senior year. She has started and grown her podcast and the community around it from scratch, also publishing her first book based on the podcast topic last fall.
Podcast: Turmeric & Tequila
Bio: Kristen M. Olson: Entrepreneur. Creative. Coach. Leader. Athlete. Podcaster. Pup Mom. Experienced and innovative marketing and branding professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management. She is excited to connect with the Ossa Production Camp team and collaborate on something purposeful for the greater good.
Podcast: All Things Therapy
Bio: Lisa Tahir is a licensed therapist in California and Louisiana, host of All Things Therapy podcast in its 6th year, and author of, “The Chiron Effect: Healing Our Core Wounds through Astrology, Empathy, and Self-Forgiveness.” She is going to distance and reaping success, and open to more that this wonderful world of podcasting has for her.
Podcast: Proud Stutter
Bio: Maya is host, creator and producer of Proud Stutter. She is also a writer and storyteller whose work is rooted in social justice and narrative shift. As a woman who stutters, she is a stuttering advocate working to shift societal norms around stuttering. Maya has been featured on NPR for her inspiring work.
Podcast: Mimosa Sisterhood
Bio: Melissa is the host and producer of Mimosa Sisterhood, a women’s history and lifestyle podcast dedicated to celebrating women’s voices and stories, past and present. After a grief-stricken year of trials and tribulations, Melissa launched Mimosa Sisterhood to connect with women all over the globe and empower them to share their stories.
Podcast: As The Money Burns
Bio: Nicki Woodard’s lifelong passion has been to mix history and media since her earliest days. Nicki’s media career began in high school making historical documentary shorts and has led to working for the History Channel, Microsoft’s website In Culture: Ancient Olympia for Greece’s Ministry of Ancient Culture and Sport, and her current podcast As The Money Burns. She looks forward to bringing more content to the podcast space and has several more projects in development for her unique brand.
Podcast: Retold Myths and Tales
Bio: Quinn has been working in the podcast industry since 2017 and the broader audio industry for nearly her entire life in one capacity or another. In that time, she has produced podcasts and videos in the education, business, travel, entertainment, legal, and technology sectors. She is used to being the person behind the scenes, but is excited to push herself to create more for herself to see what she’s capable of in this short amount of time at Ossa Production Camp.
Podcast: True Fiction Project
Bio: Reenita is a founder, executive-level content, operations and marketing leader, and prolific writer. With multiple years of experience in media, entertainment, communications, tech/innovation and wellness industries in the USA and Asia, she grows organizations, ranging from early stage startups through mid-size businesses, through storytelling, creative marketing and business strategy. She currently hosts and produces two podcasts: Shadow Realm, a YA narrative fantasy fiction series and the True Fiction Project, a podcast that explore the origins of fiction by combining interviews with creative fiction development.
Samantha Porter Grinney
Podcast: Samantha’s West
Bio: Samantha’s West was founded as a resource to supply you with entertainment and interviews from philanthropic and entrepreneurial guests. Samantha lives with her husband, an ER doctor at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, with their son West and twins Dillon and Alexis. She has podcasted with ANTM winner Yoanna house and is excited for this opportunity to get out of her comfort zone in podcasting.
Podcast: Comedy Cures (coming soon)
Bio: From stage IV cancer patient to ComedyCures CEO, Saranne Rothberg is a sought-after healthcare thought leader, speaker, patient advocate, and health and happiness expert, and is regularly featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX & PBS.
Bio: Tal Minear (they/them) is the creator of Sidequesting, What Will Be Here?, and Someone Dies In This Elevator. Their voice can also be heard in audio fiction shows such as Novitero, Circles, Deconstructive Criticism, and more. Tal also does sound design for Seen and Not Heard, Surreal Love, and their own podcasts.
Podcast: The Collected
Bio: Taylor Polydore is a storyteller. As a kid (and even as an adult), she asked a lot of questions. That curiosity is what led her to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism. From there, she learned through various mediums how to better understand and tell the stories of different people everywhere. Her goal now is to tell entertaining stories that make you think about things in a different perspective. She has worked with the Smithsonian on a podcast about black feminism and is excited about this next challenge at Ossa Production Camp.
Podcast: Tiffany & Yu
Bio: Tiffany Yu is the CEO & Founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to elevate disability pride; the Founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, a monthly micro-grant that has awarded $58.5k to 59 disability projects in 9 countries. She is a 3x TEDx speaker and has spoken on 5 sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. At the age of 9, Tiffany became disabled as a result of a car accident that also took the life of her father. She has been featured in Marie Claire, Forbes, the Guardian, the Ford Foundation, and The Wall Street Journal, and more.