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We tell #truth stories. 

We do this by creating movie-like podcasts & video around epic origin stories. 

We are a for public benefit company which began as the creative adventure of a vet turned therapist with a fine arts and philosophy degree. A percentage of all proceeds go to guest causes.  

Based in Collinsville Connecticut, we operate under the belief that story is the best medicine.



Team

Jerry Gaura

Jerry is Founder and Creative Director of TOOWI Media. When not producing, he's doing therapy. He's also dad to a magical kid with Down Syndrome named Gus. California-born and raised bouncing between the Rockies and Appalachian Mountains, he likes getting wet and nature.  

                                                      Advisers

Shanon Cason

A Detroit native, Shannon is an award-winning storyteller, podcast producer, and writer. His shows Homemade Stories and The Trouble are both featured on Chicago's WBEZ radio network, a NPR affiliate. 

John Allen

John is a former Navy SEAL and CEO of Elite Meet and Nacho Media. Born and raised in Quincy Mass, John was a Philosophy and English major at UMass Amherst. He is a devoted father and husband.

Joel Carpenter

Producer, writer, and Co-founder of Speaker-Buzz., Joel is a former Army Ranger. He is a dedicated family man and movie buff. He served as a risk adviser for CBS's Amazing Race. His story was featured in the episode titled, "Hollywood Ranger."

Joe & Meg Barnard 

Joe and Meg Barnard are featured in the episode titled "Two In The Dropzone."  Joe is a former Lt. Colonel and Airforce Pararescueman.  Meg is wellness entrepreneur.  They are committed to supporting healthy marriages of special forces couples. 

Josh Gaura

CEO & Founder of Weevil Outdoor Supply Co,  Josh is a dad, hubby, mountain biker, and outdoor therapy aficionado. A product maestro.  He is also the founder's brother. 

 

Tim Ryan

Tim is an American activist and leading figure in the addiction awareness movement. He is the founder of A Man in Recovery Foundation and is a key media figure on the front lines often performing interventions for celebrities.

Jon Rasmussen

Featured in the episode "From Silicon Valley to Shaman," Jon also serves as an adviser. He is an author, shaman, and member of Xinfu Team, which offers guidance to high profile business leaders. 

   Collaborators

Dan Gaura

Dan is a video producer and founder of Shred Head Productions based in Colorado Springs Colorado. He loves his dog, speed, the mountains, and all things media.

Noah Barrios

Noah is our lead social media intern. He does guest research and also plays point for our music outreach team. He enjoys music, sports, and hanging out with friends and family. And travel.

Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun is a community engagement intern and part of our social media marketing team. He is a photographer with a passion for design and change.

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