Please check out Tony Iyke

an African-BORN American who has been kicking ass creating an American Dream. This interview is by my partner, David Bentley in our new platform Portland Interview Magazine Podcast…very interesting fellow.

Tony Iyke, Portland Fashion Designer, Talks Immigration, Black Lives Matter, COVID and Failure

On this episode, Host David Bentley gets deep with Tony Iyke, a Portland fashion designer and owner of The House of Rose (THOR) boutique. Tony discusses growing up in Nigeria, immigrating to the United States, landing in Portland and getting on his feet. They touch on Tony’s heroes, what drives him to create, his work ethic, values and the quality within his craft. Tony discusses his view on Black Lives Matter, COVID, failure and pushing through to success”

“My Fellow Americans” Podcast with Spike Cohen

I had a very positive and hopeful conversation with Spike Cohen on his podcast, “My Fellow Americans”. We discussed how I turned my life around (more than once) and how others (particularly “returning” citizens) can learn to design their own lives for the better.

We talked about Constructing Hope and how I hope they will inspire the creation of many more such organizations.

And a lot more.

Yep…what SHE said. Great conversation—great lady!

Shannon Monihan is with Dave Dahl and David Bentley.

“Delighted to have been David Dahl’s [aka Killer Dave]first guest on his podcast Against the Grain. David has always had my back on social media, during what has been a curious few years, here in Portland, Oregon. Political landscape aside, this conversation is centric around JOY.In our conversation, David and I discuss what it’s like to dream something up and actually bring it to fruition. We also touch on what it takes to pick yourself up, and maintain a positive attitude, after you’ve been knocked down. I’m always amazed at the inspiring people I have met in my career. I have had a long and robust one. I enjoy working and as Dave and I discuss, it’s important to not relying on others and there is satisfaction, in doing things on your own.You’ll find his, and my podcast Red Frog: Stop Listen Shoot on @talkcastpdx.” – Shannon Monihan

First “Against The Grain” episode in the books.

Amazing guest, Shannon Monihan of Red Frog Team and much more. Easy to interview…could’ve gone for hours cuz she’s got plenty to say. I’ll be posting the final product soon. Wednesday, we are doing the Sheila Hamilton interview—this will be another great one. I’m excited and hopeful that this show will be a difference maker.