EP200 Boom! Studios: CEO Ross Richie

CEO & Founder of Boom! Studios, Ross Richie, joins us on Episode 200 of Tsunami Healing!!

Ross founded BOOM! Studios in the spare bedroom of his apartment in June of 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences.. He continued on to take the company to win “Best New Publisher” four months later. Since then, BOOM! has added “Best Publisher” from Diamond Comics Distributors to its list of accolades in 2009 and 2010, along with an Eisner Award and several Harveys.

Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen.

We dive deep into All of this, how and why he first started, exhibiting at Comic Cons, the state of the comic industry today, their brand new relationship with Netflix and much more!

Be sure to follow them on social media @boom_studios & at the link below:


EP199 Activist: Rafael Moreno

Rafael is an Activist, Actor & Writer out of New York City and he joins us on Episode 199 of Tsunami Healing! Every since the world has turned upside down, Rafael has started an online platform called Quarantine Cafe where he discuss real life, current, heavy topics with everyone. He has been showing up daily and going strong with it for 15 weeks straight now Monday-Friday. We get into all of this including his background of growing up Afro-Latino, his acting journey and how it lead him to activism, his time at momentum education and much more! You can find Rafael on Facebook @rafaelmoreno & Instagram @morenonyc

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EP198 Behavioral Therapist & Interventionist: TyYana Albert

TyYana Albert has been extremely active in attending protests, speaking at events, standing up for justice due to current events and she is here sharing with us on this episode of Tsunami Healing! Recently TyYana and I met at The Westminister Protest as she handed me her megaphone to lead the chants for the march to city hall. God truly brought us together and we discuss all of that, how she has managed through quarantine, what lead her to follow this purpose to be a leader in her community for The Black Lives Matter Revolution, how being a behavioral therapist has been empowering for her and her students, and much more!

You can support her on Instagram @tananuh & on Twitter @TyYanaM94

EP197 Gensler Sustainability Coordinator: Chidimma Abuka

Chidimma Abuka is the current Sustainability Coordinator at Gensler in Newport Beach, CA and she is sharing with us on this episode of Tsunami Healing!

Chidimma and I first met through ASID (American Society of Interior Design) & IIDA (International Interior Design Association) in 2015 in Southern California. It was the design industry that brought us together. In this interview we discuss how she first got into design, coming to the states as an international student from Nigeria, how Gensler firms around the world have adjusted with the Covid Global Pandemic, how Specification Representatives and Designers are currently interacting/supporting each other and much more.

You can find her on LinkedIn and here at her website: (https://www.chidimmaabuka.com/)

EP196 Magic Entertainer: David Malek

David Malek is a professional entertainer and magician.He has performed magic all over the world for over twenty-five years on every continent except Antarctica. Now he is Rocking with us on this episode!

David is considered to be one of the top sleight-of-hand magicians in the world today.His skill is legendary among magicians on the highest levels of the craft. However, David considers himself more of an entertainer rather than just a magician. He believes there are many great magicians in the world but very few of them can entertain an audience. He was truly a gift to have on this show as we discussed how he got into magic, performing all around the world for folks from all walks of life and why he chose to follow his purpose of entertaining people everywhere.

You can find him at the link here: (https://davidmalek.com/)

EP195 Megan Siason: M Studio Interior Design

Megan Siason is an Award Winning Residential Interior Designer and she is Rocking with us on this Episode of Tsunami Healing! Megan and I first met at Dwell on Design in 2013 in Los Angeles. Ever since then we have remained in touch and now she is one of my Top Clients! Listen as we dive deep into how she first got started with design, the current state of the industry, how building relationships in this business is key and much more! Follow Megan on instagram @megan.mstudio.id and at the link below:


EP194 Pangeekery: Jenapher Zheng

One of the hosts of the popular weekly podcast shows on all things geek from an all diverse perspective “Pangeekery” Jenapher Zheng, joins us on this Episode of Tsunami Healing! Jenapher is an Actor, Writer, Gamer, Model and Artist who is Chinese American born and raised in Los Angeles of Southern California. We discuss all things creative, fun, entertaining, geek, nerd and how all of this is cathartic for her in her journey to stardom. She recently launched her own Twitch channel @JenZany so be sure to follow her livestreams there as well as on social media @jenapherzheng @pangeekery and at the link below:


EP193 Actress: Gwendoline Yeo

Gwendoline Yeo is an Award Winning Actress, Musician & Writer originally from Singapore and she joins us on this episode of Tsunami Healing! Gwendoline & I met at the SOVAS Awards in 2018 and I am so grateful to have crossed paths with her. She is so full of life, passion and creativity as you will soon find out! We discuss how she has been handling this unique period of time in overcoming changes in connection and the new ways people are now forced to interact with each, why she loves doing what she does so much for a living, how here fans can better connect with her to be able to lift each other up, all of the cool projects she has worked on (animation, drama, horror, comedy, sitcoms) and why she chose this path of entertainment to share with the world! Follow her on social media @gwendolineyeofanpage and at the link below:


EP192 Jake & Indy: 4thawin Podcast

Host & Producers of 4thawind Podcast, Jake & Indy, join me on this Episode of Tsunami Healing! Indy and I graduated Caroline High School together in 2008 and she later went to Graduate School at Virginia Tech where I went there for Undergrad. She has been a good friend of mine for a long time and now she is a wife and soon to mother! Recently her and husband started this Podcast about sports, relationships and culture from their own perspective. Find out how they first met, what lead them to want to put this unique content out for everyone, how they have been overcoming obstacles with Covid19 and much more! You can listen to their show on Apple (iTunes), Spotify and Soundcloud. You can find them on social media @4thawinpodcast and at the link below:


EP191 SFX Makeup Artist: Nicole Moroni

Nicole Moroni is a Special FX Freelance Professional Makeup Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Creature/Monster Maker  and has worked specifically with our former guests…The Decayed Brigade! She joins us during this unique period of time to share her journey of starting at Knotts Scary Farm, how losing ones close to her has Inspired her to overcome challenges in her life and some of the magic in bringing The Decayed Brigade to life aesthetically. This is another one for you Haunt Community! We love you with all of our spooky bones and truly hope you enjoy!! You can find Nicole on Social Media @nicolemoronimakeup and at the link below: