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We create movie-like podcasts around epic life stories. 


A veteran-run company, our mission is inspire, challenge, and entertain through creative media and specialized wellness services. 


We believe story is medicine.

Our shows deep dive the lives of people who've done the hardest things. And we serve them too.  From special forces vets and renegade founders, to misft do-gooder's and outlaw rescuers, we help tell true change and recovery stories. 


A conscious business enterprise, we seek out creative pro's and co.'s attached to real-world missions.  A percentage of our profits are being used to fund a peer mentorship group for Down Syndrome Youth.  


Based in Collinsville Connecticut, TOOWi began as the creative adventure of a veteran turned therapist with a fine arts and philosophy degree. 



Team

Jerry Gaura



Jerry is Founder and Creative Director of TOOWI Media. When he's not producing, he's serving creative warrior types through coaching, therapy, or speaking. He's also dad to a superstar kid with Down Syndrome named Gus. California-born and raised in the Rockies and Appalachian Mountains, he likes getting into nature.  

                                                      Advisers

John Allen


 

CEO & Co-Founder of​ Elite Meet, a company that places elite vets into top jobs. Navy SEAL. Born and raised in Quincy MA. Philosophy and English at UMass Amherst. Coffee, Red Sox. Fantasy football. Husband. Father.

Joel Carpenter


 

Producer, writer, and Co-Founder of Speaker-Buzz. Former Army Ranger. Dedicated husband and dad, ardent movie buff, and risk adviser for Amazing Race.

Joe & Meg Barnard 


 Joe and Meg are devoted change agents. 

 

Joe is a consultant, risk analyst, and former Lt. Colonel in the Airforce where he served as a Pararescueman

 

Meg is entrepreneur, wellness pro, Yoga instructor, and standout military spouse. She and husband Joe are partnering on a venture to support military couples.

Shanon Cason


 

A Detroit native, Shannon is an award winning storyteller, podcast producer, and writer. A former Grand Slam Champion of NPR's The Moth, he hosts Homemade Stories and The Trouble both featured on Chicago's WBEZ radio network. He is a regular on Snap Judgement.

Josh Gaura


 

CEO & Founder of Weevil Outdoor Supply Co,  Josh is a dad, hubby, mountain biker, and outdoor therapy aficionado. Product maestro. 

 

Tim Ryan


 

Tim is an American activist, drug abuse interventionist, author and speaker. He is the founder of ​A Man in Recovery Foundation and is a key media figure on the front lines of the recovery movement.

Jon Rasmussen


 

From Silicon Valley to Shaman, Jon is an adviser, author, and member of Xinfu Team, which offers guidance to high profile leaders and CEOs. 

   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 a social media intern and part of our guest research and outreach team. He enjoys making and listening to music, sports, hanging out with friends & 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 brand development and change.

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