January 25th, 2018 @7pm
Workshop Brewing Co, Traverse City, MI
Fulfillament is a storytelling event where five local community leaders and entrepreneurs will take the stage to tell their journey of how they found fulfillment through vocation- the inside story. Each storyteller will issue a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives. A $500 grant is awarded to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it started.
Ben Davila, Rock Stop teacher and musician
Megan Madion, Modus 45 creator and athlete
Fred Sitkins, Inland Seas ED
Christal Frost Anderson, Radio Show Host, WTCM
Pete Kirkwood, The Workshop Brewing Co founder
Christal grew up in Benzie County and began her career locally at Boys and Girls Clubs of Grand Traverse, after completing a year of service with Americorps National Service. She started in radio in 2007, and feels as though she has finally found her broadcasting home with WTCM NewsTalk 580. Christal is involved with many community groups, co-founding the CherryT Ball Drop in 2009. She is a member of the Board of Governors for the National Cherry Festival and a board member for Parallel 45 Theatre in Traverse City. Christal’s heart lies in working with children and she remains an active volunteer for Children’s Advocacy Center. Aside from her career and charitable work, Christal is married with two children, ages 15 and 11.
“When I was growing up, I was told my story, my thoughts, even my point of view didn’t matter. It has been hard to shake that foundation; honestly, it’s something I struggle with every day. So, this microphone is kind of my therapy- and, I hope to use it to offer others a chance to realize how they use their voice–whether it’s what they’re saying, what they’re doing, teaching, building– their voice matters, too. “
Ben Davila is a co-founder of the Rock Stop and serves as the lead teacher. Prior to moving to Traverse City in 2014, he spent nearly a decade teaching at the Bird School of Music in San Francisco. Ben is a prolific song-writer and multi-instrumentalist, having written and recorded a song every week for five years. His music has been used in plays, movies, ads, and video games. When he isn’t teaching, writing music, or performing, he records other artists. Ben graduated with degrees in music and sound technology from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Besides music, Ben enjoys astrophysics and science fiction.
I love teaching Rock ‘n’ Roll because so much of life is being told to sit still and be quiet. I like being a voice that tells people to make noise and wiggle.
Pete Kirkwood is not an investment banker, roofer, property developer, disaster response specialist, farmer, Silicon Valley dot-com guy, copywriter, barista, or lawyer (although he has been all of these things). He’s not even a brewer (although he has started two breweries). He’s a philosopher. His agenda is social change and his medium, for now, is beer.
“My constant objectives are: to preserve and restore Northern Michigan’s spectacular natural environment, to embody and reinforce Traverse City’s warm and vital community, and to practice and honor meaningful work. I define success as sustainably manifesting each of these objectives. My calling is to induce other leaders to do the same.”
Fred grew up in Wyandotte, MI but moved to Traverse City at the age of 21 to attend college at NMC. It was at that time he began working on the schooner Malabar and was first introduced to Inland Seas. After being inspired by Inland Seas to enter a career in teaching Fred received his bachelors degree in education from Western Michigan University. After several years of teaching in Manton, MI, Fred obtained his master’s degree in educational administration and began a 13-year career as an Elementary School principal in Boyne City. Fred Sitkins became Inland Seas second executive director in 2013. It isn’t often that someone has the opportunity to see his or her life come full circle, and Fred is excited that he found his. It is a gift to be at the helm of ISEA after it inspired him so early in life.
Megan loves business. She started off in corporate sales with ATT and DBB and then worked with a start-up and grew it to 20 million. She started consulting with Hagerty and after serving as President, left after 20 years. Megan has spent years competing in triathlons and Nordic skiing. She is the founder of Modus, which she created for herself for an efficient 60-minute mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility. Friends joined her, loved the results, and the Modus community was born.
“I love moving and strengthening my body because it has given back to me. When I grew up I was told the more you put into anything, the more you’ll get out of it. As much as we humans resist exercise, its true for exercise too! ”
Chelsea and Shea are the co-creators of Fulfillament, a live storytelling event featuring local community leaders who share their journey towards fulfillment through vocation that will challenge you to come alive.
“My mission in life is to use what I’m good at and passionate about for good, and to inspire others to do what makes them come alive and make a difference in the world.” Chelsea is a brand creator, creative consultant, entrepreneur coach, video producer, speaker and conscious entrepreneur. Through her company C.Bay Design she offers branding, design, creative consulting and coaching specifically for environmentally and socially responsible companies and organizations. She has designed for iconic TC brands such as The Workshop, Yen Yoga, The Redheads, Left Foot Charley, Esch Road Foods, Just Good Chocolate and countless others. Through The Conscious Entrepreneur, she is a coach / consultant for entrepreneurs and entities with a passion for good-for-the-world ideas and meaningful work aligned with their values, strengths and what makes them come alive. – from the inside out. She aims to empower others to make ideas happen, be successful and make a difference. Having lived and traveled around the world, Chelsea is a native of Traverse City.
As a creative and a life coach, she is a self-proclaimed relational strategist who connects with people for a purpose. Shea is endlessly curious about people and has dedicated her life’s work to preserving the art of conversation and engagement, which is the foundation of her career. A recovering evangelical, she brings spiritual undertones to her writing, thinking and humor. As a writer, she has contributed to Kinfolk, The Business News, The Life Artist, Culture Keeper and her own blog. By day she the Director of Client Experience at Prout Financial design where she also produces and co-hosts a weekly radio show. You will find her most alive when she is conversing with YOU! Quote to live by: “Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman