Our Podcast Guests

Brian Bauer is a Nashville-based entertainment marketer, entrepreneur, and president of Bauer Entertainment Marketing (www.BauerEM.com).  

BEM has produced as much as $6.2 million in sales and 59X ROI per campaign for clients including Tortuga Music Festival, X Games, Luke Bryan, Pretty Lights, NASCAR, Kid Rock, Austin360 Amphitheater, Kanye West, Country Jam, Arcade Fire, Ryman Auditorium, Music City Bowl, and Emporium Presents.

Prior to founding BEM, Brian co-managed Rockhouse Partners, an entertainment marketing firm owned by global-ticketing company Etix. As Agency Director, he and his team supported entertainment properties in generating sales, activating fans, and maximizing sponsorship value. He also enhanced concert experiences for Etix ticket buyers by establishing a first of its kind promotional partnership with rideshare giant Uber.

Previously, Brian led his own New York City-based digital marketing consultancy and managed GuyRilla Marketing Group, an organization providing strategies and alliances for companies marketing to men. He created and implemented high-profile marketing summits that attracted speakers and attendees from Microsoft, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, Nike, J. Crew, ESPN, and ABC’s Shark Tank.

Brian launched his marketing career at MTV Networks, RCA/J Records, and Wind-up Records. He was also selected by Universal Music Group, from over 30,000 applicants, to work directly with executives at Warped Tour, Bad Boy Films, and KROQ. While there, he produced a music video featuring Kanye West, Chester Bennington, and Good Charlotte for worldwide release. 

As manager and drummer for professional touring and recording bands, including Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears, Brian shared the stage with artists including Chris Stapleton, Cage the Elephant, and Dhani Harrison. He signed a record deal with Elijah Wood’s Simian Records for an album that reached #6 on iTunes and #30 on Billboard; licensed songs to MTV and Rock Band; and performed at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, and venues across the US, UK, and Canada. 

Brian has been invited to speak at major music and sports conferences around the world including Billboard’s Live Music Summit & Awards, SXSW, Music Biz, NAMM, Event & Arena Marketing Conference (EAMC), Sports & Entertainment Analytics Conference (SEAC), Sports & Entertainment Venues Today (SEVT), the National Sports Forum, Football Bowl Association, FestForums, and StartupCon in Korea.

Brian has been recognized as a “Most Admired CEO”by the Nashville Business Journal. He’s also been nominated to the Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” Nashville’s Next A-List, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Leader Award.” He is a member of the Nashville Sports Council and mentor at Helping Our Music Evolve (HOME).

Ilisa Millermoon

Ilisa Millermoon is an Intuitive Energy Artist and Your Soul Journey Guide™.

Together with her Celestial Team, her Angels, Spirit Guides, & Dragon Guides she creates artwork to transform your living space, raise your vibration and heal your Spirit.

Ilisa is also a Spiritual Mentor, Your Soul Journey Guide™ and she works with those who are READY to design their Soul Journey & Embrace their Inner Divinity to live a life of joy and fulfillment.

Edward Fox was born at a very early age. He is a big fan of puns and dad jokes.
So much so that he has published 2 books of dad jokes on Amazon titled 101 Groantasic Dad Jokes and 101 MORE Groantastic Dad Joke VOL2 .

Edward is a serial entrepreneur with his first business venture at the age of 15yrs old in Australia a corner general store in a little country town. 

Having moved to Wichita KS in 1990 Edward continued his business pursuits. 

Edward enjoys helping business owners grow their businesses and is currently the founder, principal, or co-owner of the following business ventures. 

  • Tradebank of Nashville – A B2B Barter Exchange (Franchise)  Nashville.Tradebank.com
  • Tradebank of Wichita – A B2B Barter Exchange (Franchise) Wichita.Tradebank.com
  • iQ2 Digital – A Digital Marketing agency and full-service printing company.  iQ2Digital.com
  • BGW (Brew Grind Water) – a specialty coffee (& tea) machine sales, service, and repair company. Sales nationwide.
  • Nashville Discount Card – local fundraising and business promotion website.  NashvilleDiscountCard.com
  • US Discount Cards – National licensing of the proprietary discount card business system opportunity (your city may be available)
  • USA Cricket Field Design – Consulting on cricket field design for cities and universities.

Edward publishes several youtube/podcast shows, including:

  • Nashville2.com where he tells the stories of businesses and non-profits and people that interest him from across the Nashville metro.
  • Networking EDucation – a series of short videos where Edward covers basic tips for effective networking.
  • Barter Bing Barter Boom…It's Just That Easy. – Talking to people that use the managed barter system platform within Tradebank to help their businesses. BarterBingBarterBoom.com
  • Wake Up Call With ED and Paul – Business Talk. EDandPaul.com

Edward also is an accomplished speaker and presenter and has been a keynote speaker or panelist for business events, chamber of commerce both virtually and in person.

A personal highlight for him was being asked to speak to 10k+ people at the Georgia Dome. Ask Edward to speak at your next event. 

Edward has been married to Alice, “The Most Wonderful Wife in the World” ™ for over 30 years. They have 5 adult kids that claim them as parents, 1 grandbaby (very excited about that)  & a dog named “Mister”.

Edward is open to doing zoom 121's with any business owner or aspiring business and share his wealth of business knowledge.

Edward can be reached

Rhonda Negard

Rhonda Negard started Fat Dog Creatives, a boutique design strategy business, in 2003. Because life included deployments (husband), moves, and her career in the backseat, she started her business for “extra” income. In 2015 she transitioned to full-time business owner and started learning the real meaning of business owner, focusing on who she really wanted to serve, diving further into design thinking, and continually reworking business processes. 

In 2020 she joined the adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of San Antonio to help the next generation and those transitioning to a second career learn and refine technical skills while integrating real-world experiences and lessons. Rhonda has settled in San Antonio, TX for now, but enjoys returning to Seattle, WA and Bethesda, MD, to connect with friends and clients.