Season 4, Episode 9 W/ Far Away Guests

In this episode Wendy and Topher interview the following guests:

Health- Dr Robert Karas
Dr. Rob grew up in a small town outside of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He spent his youth playing sports and hunting with his brothers. He graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with a double major in German and Finance. After Graduating, he volunteered for 18 months teaching English in Thailand for the government school systems. While working as a volunteer, he changed his career choice from business to health-care.

He graduated from medical school at Indiana University in 1998 and then completed a 3 year residency in Family Medicine. After residency, Dr. Rob worked more than 5 years in a busy emergency room where he served as Director of the ER. He and his family moved to Arkansas to be closer to his wife’s family in 2000. He initially worked in the emergency rooms at Washington Regional, St Edwards and St Mary’s since moving to Arkansas.

In October 2008 he opened his first walk in clinic in Lowell and the Fayetteville clinic opened in 2012. In 2015 he changed the name from Karas Urgent Care to Karas Health Care, as the clinic became the Health Care primary care provider for most of our patients. In 2016 Karas Health Care took over the contract for medical services of the Washington County Detention Center and now have over 30 full time employees.

Initially Dr. Rob’s goal with medicine was to be a missionary doctor overseas. However, that has evolved into a two-fold mission right here, 1) Taking care of patients like they are family and 2) creating a joyful work environment by taking care of his own coworkers like family and knowing that by taking good care of our coworkers, we are taking the best possible care of our patient.

In the Green Zone- Erica Halverson
If you would have told me I was going to be a hemp paper expert as part of my career 10 years ago, I would have told you you were smokin’ something and should share. But, here I am.
I started my career path in retail and moved into a corporate structure marking my way as a Marketing, Sales, Branding and CPG expert until I decided to get some smaller table experience under my belt and moved to Silicon Valley to join the Startup community. What changed my life was finding my way into the cannabis industry working for a large premium vaporizer company where I was able to marry my professional career with a plant I am personally passionate about. It felt like coming home.
I started TINY e PAPER after a serendipitous conversation over happy hour with a friend about hemp paper in Nov 2017. The proverbial lightbulb went off, and TINY e PAPER was born. Here too is where I started my own hemp education and realized just how important and special this plant is.
I can’t do this alone! So, I found some of the best and brightest in hemp and other skill sets such as marketing and branding expertise and have added them to the TINY e TEAM as advisors and product developers. I am creating a hemp movement, and that requires participation from a larger group. So join us on our mission to save the planet one plant at at time!

Brittany Wright
Brittany (Britt) Wright was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She received a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Arkansas in 2009. After living both on the east coast for several years and in Austin, TX., Wright moved to New Orleans in the summer of 2011. She then began her career in education, where she taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for five years.

Wright graduated from the Master’s in Teaching (M.A.T.) program at Xavier University of New Orleans in 2017, in the areas of Elementary and Special Education with a Reading Specialist concentration. Shortly thereafter, she moved to the DC area to teach special education in the fall of 2017 for DC Public Schools. This fall will begin Wright’s 9th year of teaching and fourth year as a special education inclusion teacher with DCPS, where she is working with Kindergarten- 2nd grades. In her freetime, Wright enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and hanging out with friends, family and her cats, Chester and Grizzly.

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