Please meet Brooke Bechtold. That’s me. I want to tell you a bit about myself because I also want to know a bit about you. Learning about people and getting them to share their stories is what I’m doing as a legacy coach. But I’m a little ahead of myself.
I grew up just outside of Chicago in a very art-centric, creative household. Now my family includes, a husband, two boys, the best life-long friends’ money can buy, two grandads, sisters and brothers-in-law, and a cadre of dogs – including Stowe. I love most are my interactions with people. A few years ago, I poured myself into my life coaching coursework — and here I am today–doing what I love, but with a twist.
People describe me as charismatic, industrious, and enthusiastic. In my various positions I’ve had to interact with retirees, with busy families, with aging parents, with senior executives and Rhodes scholars. Being engaged with these people has always opened doors – just by listening. It’s allowed me to dive deeper into how people’s stories affect families, friends and communities. Today I’m the president and founder at Humm Productions and creator and host at Impactually Show.
A Jersey girl at heart, Christine has called Chicago home for over 25 years, and we’re thankful that she brings that east coast grit with her to Impactually Show. She’s a warrior at work and play and has the energy reserves of someone half her age. A skilled linguist, historian and teacher, her professional career has taken her from the United Nations to Radio City Music Hall to the classroom. She’s a champion for causes other than her own, and is a pro at the opposite of photobombing. Her happy place is in the mountains, so when taking a break from Team Humm, you’ll likely find her hiking, skiing or on a conservation crusade. She’s been married to the same guy for nearly 3 decades and has four kick ass kids and to prove it. Brutally honest and one of the hardest working people I know, we are thankful to have Christine on our team as Senior Producer and Editor.
Since arriving to earth in an egg as an infant, Matt has been consumed with the idea of good sound. His parents, both R&B pioneers on their home planet, instilled a passion for low country bbq, water sports and vocal trickery Today Matt splits his time between being an accounting savant for zoos in Europe and touring Renaissance festivals dressed as Geppetto. He carved his puppet, Flash, from his carrier egg. But his true calling is mixing and mastering Impactually Show podcast.
Elle Lively is the owner of Crooked Tree Creative, a music management, booking and consulting company based in Grand Haven, MI. She is also Executive Director of the Michigan Music Alliance, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to provide the Michigan music community with music business education through programming and community building experiences. The Alliance empowers artists by giving them access to personalized tools for growth, connections and collaboration. And if that weren’t enough, Elle is also Director of Ticket Operations and Merchandise for the Muskegon Lumberjacks hockey franchise.
James Nash grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and after graduating from Trinity College he moved to NYC to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. As the world was introduced to COVID he decided to expand his professional reach and with his skills from both acting and business and became a voice over artist. Recently, he joined Humm Productions as a guest narrator (‘Testimony’) and is now producing episodes with us! We are excited for you to hear more from James in the coming episodes! Outside of work there is only one thing that takes James’ attention, his rescue puppy Dodge or “The Artful Dodger” – whose favorite snacks are carrots.
We are excited to be working with James!
Jack is in his final semester studying sociology at the University of Vermont. His curiosity for other peoples’ stories feeds his fascination for social patterns and solutions. An avid reader, Jack believes that history is one of our greatest assets. He lives with his Saint Bernard/Newfoundland mix dog, Harry – a gentle giant with paws the size of dinner plates and a heart of gold. As our intern Jack engages with our guests, assists with research and will travel to help on location when time permits.
Who wrote that awesome intro jingle to the Impactually Show right? That’s me! My name is Andrew Sax and I am a junior at the University of Vermont with a major in Spanish. I’m from Philadelphia, birthplace of the cheesesteak, the Declaration of Independence, and the NFL’s greatest football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. In my free time I am an avid snowboarder and a member of the national ski patrol. Playing guitar, I love to write music and record small projects! Music’s ability to dictate an atmosphere and evoke memories has always been the driving force behind my passion.