Biscuit Blitz

Biscuit Blitz: A Quick Chat with Leonard Love

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | November 10, 2020

Charlotte-area native Leonard Love, is no stranger to fitness. As a high school football player at Butler High School, he was a second-team All-Mecklenburg selection by the Charlotte Observer. He was a member of the Appalachian State team during the… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: A Quick Chat with Sydney Duarte

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | September 17, 2020

Since her first day on Planet Earth, Sydney Duarte (AKA The Traveling Gypsy) has been a bright bolt of creative energy and positivity. And in the 18 years she’s been in Charlotte since moving here from Kentucky, she has shared her energy and smile wi… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: Chris Cureton of BOLTGROUP

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | September 2, 2020

Waxhaw native son, Chris Cureton, is Creative Director at BOLTGROUP, a design innovation firm with a 35-year history in the Queen City. On today’s Biscuit Blitz, he chats with Matt about ways that the Black Lives Matter movement has added a “refreshe… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: A Quick Convo with Dr. Keith Cradle

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | August 5, 2020

Charlotte, the doctor will see you now. Dr. Keith Cradle, that is. With nearly three decades of Charlotte now in his blood, this JCSU/UNCC/Pfeiffer/Walden alum is impacting our city in many ways — from his work as the Director of Youth and Juvenile… read more »

He Watched 375 Movies in 365 Days! (For Reals.)

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | July 29, 2020

“In a world, where a man watched one movie every day for a year …” Now, THAT’S a film we want to watch. Chances are, if it exists, Andres Echevarria already has. Andres is a man with vision. A man with incredible foresight. A year before COVID-19 s… read more »

Bold Music Gets Bolder

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | July 23, 2020

After graduating from Davidson College, George Ramsay moved to Charlotte and emersed himself in his passion — music. He found the Charlotte music community to be inviting, inclusive and powerfully talented. That led George and his friend Dean Willia… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: A Short Chat with Sen. Jeff Jackson

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 22, 2020

Senator Jeff Jackson has called the Queen City home for a decade, and he’s already created an admirable (and growing) legacy of leadership and service. As the representative of District 37 — that’s one-fifth of Mecklenburg County — he now finds him… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Ju-Don Marshall

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | July 17, 2020

Turns out, WFAE’s Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Ju-Don Marshall, is on her second tour of duty in Charlotte. During her first stint 25 years ago, she worked at the Charlotte Observer. Now, she oversees news and programming for o… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Gau Gupte

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | July 6, 2020

Gaurav (Gau) Gupte is a Principal at Odell Associates, and his talent as a designer and architect can be seen all along the East Coast. During his two decades (and counting) as a Charlottean, this self-proclaimed introvert has been making his mark on… read more »

Every Day Is An Adventure with Jen Edwards

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | July 1, 2020

In this edition of the Biscuit Blitz, Jen Sudul Edwards raps with Matt Olin about her roles as chief curator for the Mint Museum and board chair for Goodyear Arts (among others roles), and how the pandemic has forced her to embrace the mantra, “Every… read more »

COVID-19 and the Digital Divide

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | June 26, 2020

COVID-19 has forced us all onto the Web for education, business and entertainment. No problem if you have high-speed internet, but you’re still running to catch up. But, if you are in the grasp of the digital divide, without access to reliable broadb… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Armah Shiancoe

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Nonprofits, Videos | June 23, 2020

However you decide to pronounce his first name, one thing is crystal clear about Armah Shiancoe: he is preparing our young people to be of true value to our 21st Century communities. In this Batch of the Biscuit Blitz, Matt Olin chats with Armah abou… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Melody Gross

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

Melody Gross is a communications strategist, a speaker, a coach for women who have experienced domestic violence and a mom. And, she quit her job to start her own company on December 31. She’s struggling with COVID-19 as the rest of us are. She has h… read more »

@CLTBlackOwned has Pride, Purpose & a Plan

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

“We really are in this to serve others and support and highlight their business so it can increase their sales.” – Ashley Creft Amidst demonstrations about the death of George Floyd, discussions of how to dismantle systemic racism, ensure conversatio… read more »

Striking “Creative Oil” – Taylor Lee Gets Animated

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 17, 2020

Taylor Lee, HUG grant recipient and painter extraordinaire, found that she had a lot of time on her hands once COVID-19 hit. Frustrated that she couldn’t express all of the ideas that were swirling in her head through her usual method of painting, sh… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Patrice Gaines

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | June 3, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t been an easy time, but Patrice Gaines has put her passion for meditation and for writing to work, to calm her mind and remain productive. Patrice is an author, a teacher, a community advocate and a former Washington Post… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Michelle Guobadia

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Michelle Guobadia is awesome. If you don’t know it already, you will after just :30 seconds of watching this video. A national speaker on issues of bullying and hazing, Michelle is also the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Charlotte. S… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Joy Wills

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 20, 2020

Joy Wills is a Charlotte comedian who was building a great career in the Queen City when COVID-19 hit. While she’s still excited about her career — and inspired by the ongoing work of Lauren Ansley of Beerly Funny and others — she’s wrestling with… read more »

Dan Nance Paints the Past to Life

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 20, 2020

To celebrate May 20, 2020 – Meck Dec Day – Tim chats with Charlottean and historical illustrator, Dan Nance, about pursuing a life that blends his love of history and art … and they talk about growing up in the Queen City. DIG IN DEEPER ON DAN Inst… read more »

The “Khaleesi of Southern Ramen” Speaks!

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 13, 2020

Land on Courtney Estes’ LinkedIn page, and you’ll immediately see that she is the “First of Her Name, Queen of Lincoln’s Haberdashery, Khaleesi of Southern Ramen, Breaker of Server Chains, and Mother of Design Dragons.” Scroll down a bit more, and yo… read more »