Favorite Interviews

One of the most amazing aspects of my job is I get to interview some incredibly talented people. I'll continue to update this section with more of my favorite interviews. 


Carol Kaye, legendary bassist

I could've listened to Carol talk for hours. The stories she had about the legendary, iconic songs she was a part of fed my soul. My favorite part of the interview was when I asked her about her connection to music. She said: 

"When you play music, you feel better. It does something to the mind, it does something to your heart. You’re in touch with something other than yourself. You’re in touch with the world or the stars. Everything. Cause there’s music everywhere, out in the planets. The planets make sounds too. So there’s something about music that’s very, very deep, and it’s very important to go with the music. Stop with the ego. Go with the music."

Inspirer interview with Carol Kaye

Gillian McCain, co- author of "Please Kill Me: the Uncensored Oral History of Punk"

A chance encounter with Gillian while I was working at a clothing boutique led to a friendship with one of the most talented writers I've ever met. Supportive and inspirational, there's so much I've learned from Gillian's career that has helped me in my own. Her interview I did for Inspirer Magazine was one of my most shared articles (with nearly 450 shares.) Do yourself a favor and read her books. You'll thank me later.

Inspirer interview with Gillian McCain 

Ta' Rhonda Jones, breakout star of Fox's hit "Empire"

To this day, there are so many great moments I recall from my phone interview with Ta' Rhonda. But what stands out the most is how genuine she is. And inspirational. And hilarious. Ta' Rhonda is just about as real as it gets and every bit as sassy as her character on Empire, Porsha Taylor. She has a bright future ahead of her, and I'm so honored I got to actually spend some time talking to her. 

Inspirer interview with Ta' Rhonda Jones

"Orange is the New Black's" Kelly Karbacz

If you're like me, then you probably binged an entire season of "OITNB" in about 4 days. Maybe less. Kelly Karbacz plays Kasey Sankey, a white supremacist inmate. Just to set the record straight, Kelly is NOTHING LIKE HER ROLE. But she's so incredibly versatile of an actor that she can bring any role to life and make it all seem so real. And she's a Queens girl, which is awesome because I still consider myself a Queens girl (even thought I've lived in LA for 10 years). I loved talking to Kelly and will definitely make it a point to hang out once I make my way back to NY (to visit).

Inspirer Interview with Kelly Karbacz