We headed north for the first fireplace stop of 2023! Quite the array of guests and, behind the scenes, John fell down some steps. Yes! That’s true! At least it wasn’t falling into a fire place or the Christmas tree! The Wilson Group, CEO Wally Andreaco hosted us, Michelle Simon of Bless a Dress, author/film writer Jacqueline Druga and singer/songwriter Mike Swindell hung out with us but… none of them fell down the steps!
#YaJagoffPodcast: 2023 Fireplace Tour Stop #1 – Allison Park
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(4:32) Sally Andreaco, President & CEO of The Wilson Group
Sally is a business administration professional with over 20 years of experience in the Pittsburgh area. The Wilson Group is the largest-locally owned workforce solutions company. The Wilson Group has been in business for 11 years and in their 10th year anniversary, TWG gave away a million dollars in charitable contributions to non-profits all throughout the Pittsburgh community. The Wilson Group is a needs-based company so check out their website for copy machines/printers, IT, networking, security and more. Website: https://thewilsongroup.com LinkedIn: The Wilson Group, LLC Facebook: The Wilson Group
(16:03) Michelle Simon
Michelle and her husband started Bless a Dress in 2015. After a local radio station stopped doing a dress campaign, Michelle and her husband stepped up and Bless a Dress was born. This event makes sure local teens can get free gowns for proms and they’re always looking for more. To donate gently used dresses/shoes hit up a Mr. Magic Carwash location near you or check out their other 26 other locations around Pittsburgh. Facebook: BlessADress website: solesearchers.org
(26:55) Jacqueline Druga
Jacqueline is best known for her apocalyptic novels but also dips into Humor, YA, Romance, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. She’s also a filmmaker and musician in Pittsburgh. Listen to Jackie tell stories on Charlton Heston, musician Mike Swindell, blogs, killing her children (in her books) and more. Website: www.JacquelineDruga.com where you can get a free download of the first book in a series.
(42:15) Mike Swindell
Mike is working on releasing a new album in 2023. You can check out his 2021 album American Bittersweet right now on Spotify. He is a Pittsburgh born and raised acoustic singer/songwriter that’s traveled from New York City to Nashville. One majorly talented guy and we love having him on the pod. Instagram: @MikeSwindellOfficial Website: MikeSwindell.net