At the urging of her daughter she decided to give weightlifting a try...and the rest is history. A newly retired registered nurse, Patty is now a National Physique Committee bikini competitor with Team Boss Bodies.

John is a corporate executive in Florida by day, but still remains connected to the Connecticut performing arts, as a performer and choreographer.

Steve spent most of his life doing what he thought he was supposed to do: get a job, make money, support his family, buy cool stuff. But Steve always had a dream in the back of his mind — to be on the radio.

Debra shares her story about persistence and perseverance. She tried juggling her fast-paced corporate career, her part-time entertainment career, and being single mom.

Mary Jane decided that her legal secretary job of 25 years was not for her anymore. Everyone thought she was crazy. A 47-year-old, 4’10” female, wife and mother of three children getting into law enforcement? Yes, it is possible!

Stuart Brown, the recently retired director of student services at UCONN Waterbury, has had a zeal for theater since seeing the original production of Grease in 1973. Over the years this passion has led him to becoming a theater critic in Connecticut and New York, and now the operator of a 24/7 online Broadway radio station, SoundsofBroadway.com, founded in March 2019.

From banker to bootlegger...Learn how Elliot Davis moved from the board room to the barrel house and why he gave up spreadsheets for spirits. Enjoy their craft cocktails after the presentation.