When Gigi Butler arrived in Music City to pursue her dream, it wasn’t to become the culinary queen of cupcakes. The young entrepreneur and talented singer moved to Nashville to be the next country music star and the journey that followed to get her name in lights is full of sweet irony. Gigi’s story will inspire you while her lighthearted and witty personality will make you laugh along the way. Visit Gigi’s Cupcakes.
In May 2002, Marcela Gomez founded Hispanic Marketing Group, Inc., when it became obvious that the population in Tennessee did not look or sound the same as it did in 1994 when she and her son moved to Nashville.
In 2016, Gomez rebranding to Marcela Gomez & Associates, A Hispanic Marketing Group, continuing to specialize in the development and implementation of marketing, advertising, and public relations campaigns that relate appropriate and compelling messages to Hispanics in their own culture and language. Visit Marcela Gomez & Associates website.
Denise McCann is a portrait photographer based out of Nashville TN. Starting out in the ultimate man’s world, that of professional sports, she managed to find a passion for photography. Her husband, Predators PA Announcer Paul McCann, and she started a radio show called SlapShot Radio in 2007. Her role as co-owner was and still is marketing, website and Facebook management, and most importantly fan relations. Their mission; to entertain, educate and engage their community.
From there her business blossomed. McCann realized just how much she loved connecting with people through photography and expanded her portfolio to include headshots, personal branding and stylized photo shoots. After all, it’s all about connection, right? Visit Denise’s website.
Dr. Ila Foster D.C. earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alcorn State University (1998) in Lorman, MS, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Life University (2002) in Marietta, GA. With over a decade of practice experience, she believes in delivering quality chiropractic care that is thorough and delivered with graceful hands. Her main goal is for her team to help patients achieve an optimal level of health while educating them on the importance of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Over the years, Ila has been fortunate to help thousands of patients achieve healthier lives. Patients have ranged from individuals with auto-immune diseases, pro athletes, newborns, seniors, to wellness patients. Visit Dr. Foster’s website.
Julia Bruck is a media pro. For more than a decade she’s told stories as an on-air broadcast journalist and through digital steaming media.
Bruck has earned a number of distinguished credits including three Emmy awards along with top honors from The Missouri Broadcasters Association, The Texas Medical Association and The Wyoming Broadcasters Association.
Bruck has covered a wide range of stories, including deadly tornadoes; President Bush returns home to Texas; President Obama’s visits to Nashville; an investigation into one of the country’s worst rates of teen pregnancies in Texas; and CMA/CMT Music Awards. Follow Julia on Facebook.