Getting to do what you love? Providing for your loved ones? What does success mean to you? Below you’ll find perspectives from some of the city’s best and brightest.

Andrea Coughlin | Owner, Pardon The Pooch

I believe success is defined as supporting your life doing something that brings joy in to it. Read more>>

Shea Villetet | Vocals and Guitar

In general, we believe success equates to happiness. For example, if we feel happy about the music we write or shows we perform, we feel as though we are successful. There are many different degrees of success one has the possibility to attain; however, as long as we harbor joyous emotions behind what we do, to us that rings the tone of success. We are still just beginning our journey down the road of music in relative terms and there is a significant amount of room for growth. We feel like we are well on our way to our goals including more touring, new music, and a furthering of our overall knowledge and presence. Covid has been a rather tough and tumultuous time for everyone including us in the artist community and we all just need to continue pressing through in order to reach our individual goals and aspirations. Read more>>

Shane Wiese | Photographer

I define success by doing things that make me feel happy and satisfied. I gauge my success by setting forth goals and accomplishing them to the best of my ability which helps me feel like I’m progressing. Even if I don’t accomplish a goal, I try to learn something from the failure and move forward with more knowledge. Read more>>