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Grindstone Member Spotlight: Jake Berry

Grindstone Member Spotlight: Jake Berry

Today we caught up with Jake Berry, founder of 956sports.com and featured member this week in our Member Spotlight Series. Jake was born in North Carolina and moved to the Rio Grande Valley after 2001, but grew up all over the world. We sat down with him in a rapid fire Q&A to find out a little bit about Jake, what he does, and how he works in Grindstone Coworking.

Q: Tell us about your business? What do you help your clients do?

I own a sports news website that offers in-depth articles, videos, and stories. Our work has been seen on ESPN, CNN, HBO, Showtime and other national outlets and we have won numerous awards for the items we have published on the web. We help our advertising partners reach their target demographics and help build brand awareness for their products.

Q: What’s your creative outlet?

I like design work; and creating TV and Radio shows.

Q: Where is your go-to place to relax?

South Dakota! It doesn’t sound like fun, but I went to part of high school and college there and it’s relaxing.

Q: Where is your go-to place to fun?

Vegas. Forget about the real world for a few days, what could be better.

Q: What’s your favorite book?

Catcher in the Rye or The Notebook. Just kidding… Catcher in the Rye.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Grindstone Coworking?

I like being able to talk shop with others who are in the same boat as me.

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve received that has helped you with your business?

Keep pivoting. No business stays the same throughout, if you don’t change or adapt your business will fail.

Q: What kind of music do you like listening to while you work?

Need some easy to listen to. I hate country, but I listen to Sam Hunt. Keeps me on task.

Q: What streaming service do you use? Pandora, Spotify, Apple, Other?

Pandora and Apple

Q: Apple or Android?

Apple

Q: What’s one tip for mobile workers you would like to share?

Get yourself a Mediafire account. I like it better than Dropbox and I place all my crucial stuff on there so that i can work anywhere.

Q: What’s your favorite social media platform? Why?

Twitter is my favorite. I like that you don’t have much space to write, so you can’t bore people like other outlets.

 

To find out more about Jake and what he does follow him on his social media channels.

 

Jake Berry

[email protected]

http://956sports.com

https://www.facebook.com/956sports/

956sports on Twitter

Grindstone Coworking Member Spotlight: Melissa Gauna

Grindstone Coworking Member Spotlight: Melissa Gauna

Member Spotlight: Melissa Gauna

Today we caught up with Melissa Gauna, nutritional therapist and featured member this week in our Member Spotlight Series. Melissa just moved to the Rio Grande Valley in the past year from Atlanta, Georgia, and we sat down with her in a rapid fire Q&A to find out a little bit about Melissa, what she does, and how she works.

Q: Where are you from?

I was born in Chicago but grew up in rural Oklahoma. In my 20’s, I moved to Georgia and spent 10 years there. I recently moved to the RGV less than a year ago.

Q: Tell us about your business? What do you help your clients do?

I’m a Nutritional Therapist,Nutrition educator and counselor. I help people find healing through foods.

Q: What’s your creative outlet?

Cooking and baking; I get creative combining different flavors and textures.

Q: Where is your go-to place to have fun?

For fun, I enjoy trying new things like aerial yoga. I also enjoy baking with my kids and watching girly movies.

Q: Where is your go-to place to relax?

Being out in nature is extremely relaxing; it allows me to stay grounded.

Q: What’s your favorite book?

Big Magic! by Elizabeth Gilbert. It inspired me to “fall in love with creating” and to never stop creating. 

Q: What’s your favorite part about working at Grindstone Coworking?

My favorite part has to be the collaboration that takes place being surrounded by people from different backgrounds and different areas of expertise.

Q: What’s the best advice you’ve received that has helped you with your business?

In your business, don’t try to be clever or gimmicky. Be RELEVANT.  It’s not about you; it’s about them!

Q: What kind of music do you like listening to while you work?

I get distracted easily, so I prefer non-popular music, songs I don’t know the words to. Otherwise,I may dance in my chair or break out in a song!

Q: What streaming service do you use? Pandora, Spotify, Apple, Other?

Apple Music & Amazon Music

Q: Apple or Android?

Apple all the way!

Q: What’s one tip for mobile workers you would like to share?

Establish good habits and focus on three things daily that will make you more profitable.

Q: What’s your favorite social media platform? Why?

Facebook  because it’s the one I’ve used the longest, but I’m learning more about Snapchat.

Thanks to Melissa for being our first member featured on our Member Spotlight Series. To find out more about Melissa and what she does, follow her on her social media and check out her recent blog on the “Top 10 Snacks for People On the Go in the RGV.”

 

Melissa Gauna, NTP

[email protected]

www.melissagaunantp.com

https://www.facebook.com/melissagaunantp/

https://www.instagram.com/melissantp/

https://www.snapchat.com//add/melissagaunantp