These are the career stories of diverse individuals working in a variety of careers. Watch or read about what inspired them to pursue their career, what they were like growing up, what they love most about their career and more!

Kyle Bowser
With more than 25 years of experience as a Hollywood executive and producer, it’s safe to say Kyle Bowser has a knack for creative development. Though his professional trajectory wouldn’t be considered conventional, or even conventionally unconventional, Bowser made a mark on the industry almost instantaneously. He set foot on Los Angeles soil in the fall of 1991 with a desire to “create content.” Since then, he has served as one of the head curators for TV and movie productions, helping to develop projects such as In Living Color, For Your Love, Trial By Jury, Living Single and many others… Read more
Entertainment, Media & Sports
Clifton Simmons
MAIP Year: 1991 Title, Company: UX Content Lead, Allstate Clifton Simmons II has worked as an advertising copywriter for over 25 years, working on many major brands – Chevy, Chrysler, Coke, McDonald's and more. He's created many award-winning campaigns in event, experiential and digital marketing. Clifton has used that experience to transition into UX content strategy, developing mobile applications. Who/what influenced or inspired you to pursue advertising? My people of my generation credit Darren Stevens of TV's Bewitched as an influence. For me, it was Tom Hanks. His TV show Bosom… Read more
Architecture, Art & Design
Kenny Smith
Kenny Smith, a D.C. native, is a Writer, Producer, Director living in Los Angeles. With over twenty years in the entertainment business, he’s worked on more than a few shows including Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Game, Marlon, and is currently running ABC’s hit show Black-ish. If you can’t tell from his list of credit, Kenny has an affinity for comedy and is considered to be very funny by everyone, except his own kids. Who/what influenced or inspired you to become a Writer/Producer/Director? There were a lot of people who influenced me and things that inspired me along the way to become… Read more
Entertainment, Media & Sports
Raymundo Vizcarra
Raymundo Vizcarra has been the Redondo Union High School (RUHS) band director for four-and-a-half years. Before coming to RUHS, he was Band Director at Westchester High and at Fairfax High School. As band director at RUHS, Vizcarra is responsible for two jazz band classes, three concert band classes, the school’s marching band, pit orchestra, drumline and a number of other smaller ensembles. Under his direction, the Redondo Union marching band has performed in their circuit’s Grand Championships for the last three years, the advanced jazz band class has won festival sweepstakes two years in a… Read more
Cary Chow
Cary Chow has a flair for traveling, accidentally breaking electronic devices, and anchoring at ESPN. Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Cary is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning broadcast journalist who’s anchored and reported in California, Wyoming, Alabama, and Connecticut. His career began with a cable access show he and his best friend started, and in the 15 years since, he’s interviewed countless celebrities and covered everything from presidential elections to Super Bowls to the Academy Awards. What influenced you to become a sports anchor? I’ve always been infatuated with both… Read more
Entertainment, Media & Sports
Heather Keenan
Watch and listen to Heather's story on how she became an event planner.
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