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Episode 24 | Bryce Riggs

October 20, 2020
As someone who is always looking to make individuals and businesses better, Bryce shares about the grit he’s shown in Seneca County.

Episode 23 | Tommy Rowlands

October 13, 2020
Listen in to conversation with the co-founder of RUDIS, Tommy Rowlands, who chats about how he’s used grit to succeed in the entrepreneurial space and a wrestling champion on many levels.

Episode 22 | Chris Hiner

October 06, 2020
Our guest on this week’s episode has rich roots in community involvement while also working as the Division President of Park National Bank. Listen in as he shares how he overcomes struggles through grit.

Episode 21 | Jim Grubbs

September 29, 2020
Jim Grubbs, the new superintendent at Tiffin City Schools, shares how he is leading the district back to school with grit during the challenging times of navigating COVID-19.

Episode 20 | Matt Miller

September 22, 2020
Leaders are often built from the struggles of the past. Listen in as Matt Miller, Mayor of Ashland, Ohio, shares how his past struggles have led him to where he is today.

Episode 19 | Lonny Allen

September 15, 2020
Meet Lonny Allen, the athletic director at Tiffin University, and hear how he shows strength and compassion in his role.

Episode 18 | John DiJulius

September 08, 2020
From hair salon owner to business to business customer service agency owner, John DiJulius, shares his approach to hard times and how he got to work for brands like Panera, Huntington, and Goodyear.

Episode 17 | Les McKeown

September 01, 2020
Les McKeown is not only the founder of Predictable Success, but also an author, consultant, speaker, and coach. Listen in to his story about nearly walking away from writing a book that changed his whole career trajectory.

Episode 16 | Carlos Campo

August 25, 2020
The road to President at Ashland University was not wholly smooth sailing. Hear about the persistence that Carlos Campo had to reach his dream and continue to instill the same grit in others.

Episode 15 | Jim Hess

August 18, 2020
As someone who leads by example, Jim Hess, Managing Principal at Whitcomb & Hess, explains how going back to the basics has helped him endure rough waters. Listen in.

Episode 14 | Bob Beer

August 11, 2020
Bob Beer, an entrepreneur who’s started multiple businesses from the ground up, shares his grit experiences when a break-through doesn’t come until a handful of years later.

Episode 13 | Khash Saghafi

August 04, 2020
Khash Saghafi, owner of Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation, shares about his relentless efforts in the mortgage industry and how to maintain a forward momentum when it feels like you're down for the count. 

Episode 12 | Amy Woodall

July 28, 2020
Have you ever asked yourself, “Maybe I need to get out of my own way?” Executive Vice President at Sandler Training Trustepointe, Amy Woodall, explains how consciousness coupled with grit can lead to achievement.

Episode 11 | DeLee Powell

July 21, 2020
Selected as Small Business of the Year in 2019 through the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, Baker’s Collision and repair has adopted the mindset of growth through hard times. Listen in as President, DeLee Powell, shares her story.

Episode 10 | Jesse Leng

July 14, 2020
Jesse Leng, a managing partner and President at RUDIS, shares how he approaches success and failure every day in business because one of them simply is not an option. RUDIS is a top international athletic brand in the wrestling community.

Episode 09 | Ted Sadar

July 07, 2020
Ted Sadar, owner and certified financial planner at Sadar Financial Management, lays out how he overcomes challenges and uses those challenges to become a helper for his clients.

Episode 08 | Matt Moldvay

June 30, 2020
When stuff happens in life, how do you react? Listen as Matt Moldvay, Vice President of Sales at Akron Steel Treating Company, shares how he takes responsibility for what happens next.

Episode 07 | Tom Tender

June 23, 2020
Tom Tender, General Manager of Redmonds Auto Parts and Supply, shares how he has taken a big business model and brought it direct to help small businesses succeed in his region. Hear about his joys and trials through running this century-old family business. 

Episode 06 | Ben Ferguson

June 16, 2020
This week meet Ben Ferguson,  President and Chief Executive Officer of Bendon Publishing,  as he shares his trials and successes building a multi-million-dollar international children's activity book publishing company.

Episode 05 | Lee Miller

May 26, 2020
Lee Miller, President of Paint Valley Equipment shares how he overcame challenges with turnover and balancing manufacturing and distribution to scale his company. 

Episode 04 | Mike Jones

May 18, 2020
Mike Jones, President of The Ruby Group in Akron, Ohio, shares inspiring stories with Bryan how he started his business in hard times and his mindset to prevail in these current times of uncertainty. 

Episode 03 | David Zak

May 08, 2020
Bryan talks with David Zak, President & CEO of Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership in Tiffin, Ohio on how COVID-19 affects his organization and every local leader. 

Episode 02 | Dr. Cy Smith

April 28, 2020
Today on Dash of Grit, Bryan Lefelhoc talks to Dr. Cy Smith, Superintendent and alum at Mansfield Christian School.

Episode 01 | Lee Tasseff

April 22, 2020
In the first episode of Dash of Grit, Bryan interviews Lee Tasseff, Executive Director of Destination Mansfield Richland County.