#Vlis Season 2, Edition 62. Luke Markey. 

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Today on Season 2, Edition 62 of the ValorLives Interview Series we have Luke Markey of ShieldCo! Woot! Woot!!

Luke is part owner of #ShieldCo with his brother Neil. He spent a lot of time as a kid working with his father who is a blacksmith. Years later, Luke earned his CPA and worked for Deloitte for 3 years until he decided it was time to return to what he liked best, design and metal fabrication. ShieldCo specializes in laser cut, powder coated metal signage and art, and has produced and shipped signs all over the United States, to Ghana, and Tahiti. 

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Jamaal Rashad


ValorLives Interview Series Season 2, 62 Edition Chaz Stitely

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Today on Season 2, Edition 62 on the ValorLives Interview Series when have Chaz Stitely of Fred & Co. 1745

Chaz Stitely is the part owner of local apparel brand, Fred & Co 1745. An homage to the city of Frederick, Fred & Co 1745 features ethically-made goods. Stitely and his partner hopes to challenge their city into shopping for clothing more consciously: a mindset they call “slow” fashion – to buy higher quality goods, less frequently. Shop their Spring and Summer collection on their website, fredandco.us, relaunching at the end of March.

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Jamaal Rashad

#Vlis S2, E61. Jason Lee 

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Today on Season 2, Edition 61 of the ValorLives Interview Series we have Jason Lee of Lee Building Maintence! Woot! Woot!! 

Mr Lee a true American success story. One day while working at a fast food joint, he got an idea. And now he over 65 employees!! 

A husband and father of 3 girls, so it’s safe to say there is never a dull moment in the Lee household 🙂 


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Jamaal Rashad

#Vlis Season 2, Edition 59. Jim Caruso 

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Today on Season 2, Edition 59 of the ValorLives Interview Series we have the CEO of Flying Dog Brewery! Woot! Woot!!

Jim Caruso is CEO and co-owner of Flying Dog Brewery. Jim holds an ABA degree in business, as well as BA and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Missouri and a degree in Brewing Science from the World Brewing Academy/Siebel Institute. Jim is a Certified Hypnotist and a Licensed International Master Practitioner of NLP, and was personally trained by NLP co-founders Dr. Richard Bandler and Dr. John Grinder. Jim has been the recipient of numerous awards, some of the more recent of which include Entrepreneur of the Year (Frederick County, MD), Most Admired CEO in Maryland (The Daily Record), and Alumni of the Year from the College of Arts and Sciences (University of Missouri). The many organizations that Jim supports include the Cato Institute, Reason Foundation, Atlas Society, Institute for Justice, ACLU, and the Mercatus Center.

ValorLives Interview Series. Season 2, Edition 58. Darrick Bowens 

Darrick L. Bowens is a Franchise Owner with Colbert/Ball Tax Service, LLC. The Frederick, MD location is a tax preparation and financial service provider located in Historic downtown Frederick. Darrick leads overall operations and staff development initiatives to include tax preparation/consulting and financial needs analysis. He is also an independent life insurance agent providing life insurance planning. 

Prior to franchise ownership Darrick has worked in the insurance industry since 1998 and the financial service/tax industry since 2004. He has served on the Executive/Finance Committee for a self-insured group of nonprofit organizations from 2010-2014. Darrick served as Vice President for Reinvent U a nonprofit organization located in Owings Mills, MD from 2012-2013. He currently serves as Vice President of Asbury Redevelopment Trust, Inc. another religious based nonprofit organization, Board Member for the Frederick Community College Foundation and a Board Member for the Frederick Entrepreneurs Council. 

Darrick volunteers his time providing quarterly finance and tax seminars for Mission of Love Charities (MOLC) a nonprofit in Capitol Heights, MD. He has also volunteered his time as a mentor with Goodwill Industries Mentorship Program in Frederick, MD and served in the United States Army from 1994-1998. 

Darrick L. Bowens, MBA

Colbert/Ball Tax Service

124 W. Church Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Phone: 301-378-9219

Mobile: 240-329-7812

Fax: 301-378-9246


#Vlis 56. Daisy Price 

Daisy price, owner of Daisy salon and body boutique, is originally from Colorado where she studied cosmetology and has been in the industry for 16 years. She worked in high end salons in Colorado and Virginia where she began forming a vision of what a perfect piece of the beauty industry would look like for her. Now in her beautifully styled salon nestled in the heart of downtown Frederick, she works at learning all of the new trends for hair and makeup. 

Her passion is making people feel and look their best not only at the salon, but every day they look in the mirror. Daisy feels strongly about teaching her guests how to style their hair and apply make up, so they are able to achieve the same results at home.

I hope you enjoy a look into my world! 


Or text at #703-463-7773

ValorLives Interview Series 55. Nik Reese

Today on Season 2, Edition 55 of the ValorLives Interview Series we have Nik Reese of Nik Reese Fitness! Woot! Woot!!

Nik is born and raised in #Frederick! He started his career in fitness in 2002 training clients and never stopped! After graduating from #Bridgewater #College and working in northern Virginia and Hyattsville, MD he wanted to help his community become healthier. You can find him at #TheXProject if you’re ready to work hard and reach your goals!


Married to his partner in crime Paula Bartosiewicz-Reese

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Jamaal Rashad

#Vlis Season 2, 54th Edition. Leslie Schultz 

Today on Season 2, 54th Edition of the ValorLives Interview Series. We have Leslie Richards Schultz of SOAR – Supporting Older Adults through Resources, Inc. Woot! Woot!! 

Leslie Schultz, #Founder and #President 

Leslie has worked in human services in #Frederick County since 1995 and has been working in the senior industry since 2000 in human resources, management and sales & marketing. She currently works as the Physician Customer Service Representative for Ambulatory Care Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Leslie is in the 2017 class for Leadership Frederick County #LFC and is a member of the Commission on Aging in Frederick County, the Chair of the Aging Network Alliance and a committee member for the #Alzheimer’s Memory Ball. She is a past board member of the Elder Services Provider Council and a past Chair of the Elder Expo. She has a passion for working with and for older adults and strives to be a vehicle for change in the senior industry. She envisions a time when older adults live in a world where they feel loved, respected and recognized for the contributions to their families and communities. She hopes others will join in this mission to help older adults live their lives with dignity and have their essential needs met each day.

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Grow. Market. Protect. 

Jamaal Rashad

#Vlis S2 Ep 53. Michelle Nusum-Smith

Today on the 2nd season and 53rd edition of the ValorLives Interview Series we have Michelle Nusum-Smith of The Word Woman, LLC! Woot! Woot!!

Michelle Nusum-Smith, a #licensed #nonprofit consultant, coach and trainer, is #owner and principal consultant at The Word Woman LLC, a consultancy that helps nonprofits, #government agencies, and individuals to develop the #skills, #knowledge and resources to achieve their missions to do good. With nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, 

Michelle has expertise in organizational development and leadership, board development, program development, financial management, fundraising, marketing, and community relations. She has extensive facilitation experience, including public and private workshops, trainings and retreats. 

Michelle is licensed to offer consulting services for the Maryland Nonprofit’s Standards for Excellence® program. She has the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about and implementing the Standards for Excellence code. A graduate of the Honors Program at #CoppinStateUniversity where she earned a BS in Management Science with a minor in #Marketing, Michelle is a member of the Grants Professionals Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Maryland Nonprofits. She is member of the Rotary Club of Carroll Creek and is actively involved in numerous charities and community activities. 

Michelle resides in the city of Frederick with her husband, Ken. They have two daughters, Megan and Kendyll.

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Jamaal Rashad

#Vlis 52. Meg Comer

Today on the last ValorLives Interview Series the 52nd of the year! We have Meg Comer of Sylvana Institute! Woot! Woot!! 

Meg has a true heart for her team! Many of which has been there for years and years and two of them are good friends of #vlis. My #buds Kelly Totten and Tabetha Bostic. She is even the aunt of another friend to the #vlis Joseph O’Connell. 

Meg has a goal to grow the business to areas that will help you better relax (massage, reiki)

When you see Meg in the streets make sure to say hello!!


Jamaal Rashad

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