A dancer, a mom, a cancer survivor. We couldn’t think of a more powerful guest to come on Pead in a Podcast as we wind down our first season that Michelle Kaley. A lifetime dancer, choreographer and business owner, Michelle has woven a tapestry in the performing arts world that won’t soon be undone. As a cancer survivor, a mother and friend, she continues to tell a story of strength, positivity and hope. Her story changed us for the better. Hear Michelle tell her stories of dance (check out the studio she currently works at at http://dancespotx.com), raising a son with autism (http://www.uniqueprintstherapy.com/) and her cancer diagnosis and subsequent victories (https://firstdescents.org/ is the outdoor adventure group she mentions in the podcast, Michelle’s Facebook support group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/640279496154188/). This episode will take your breath away with its emotion, cheer and love.
Violet Lufkin is a talented newborn photographer in Northern Utah with years of experience having relocated her business from California. She uses her love for the lens to capture some of life’s most intimate moments and encourages other photographers to find their niche and follow their passions. In addition to her studio photography (follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VioletLufkinPhotography/ and on Instagram @VioletLufkinPhotography), Violet also teaches YouTubers how to create their own photo props (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsGJWh6V3ARBYgTmjqaB1Q) and donates her time to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a charitable organization offering free photography services to parents while suffering the loss of a baby (https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/). Listen to Violet’s inspiring story of finding her passion and helping others heal.
You guys- we are FINALLY talking about a subject that isn’t just close to my heart, it has a piece of it… a big old chocolaty piece of it. We are talking cake! In our episode with Betheny Tomseth, we talk all about her passion for baking and decorating cakes, her love for teaching and her recent run-in with the Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro. Be sure to follow Betheny on Insta @cake_happens_ and check out her YouTube tutorials (search Cake Happens) to help find your inner baker. Lastly, you can see her making actual rainbow unicorns (I’m not even kidding) on Utah’s Studio 5 here: