Author: Michael Kravets

Bhaskar Krishnamurthy: International Boy Next Door

“I’ll just say I’m a boy next door.” Bhaskar Krishnamurthy is an international photographer, filmmaker, and author based in Kansas City. He is the author of The Fragile Forest: Inside Brazilian Amazonia, and co-producer of the award winning documentary Elephants in the Coffee. An active member of the American Society of Travel Writers, Bhaskar is also a Fulbright Scholar and International Fellow of the Explorers Club. Bhaskar lectures about cultural conservation and social anthropology, and regularly collaborates with international organizations to develop social documentaries and travel stories. He’s won numerous awards for photography and his work has been featured...

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Does the ACA Have Elephants in its Coffee?

Bhaskar Krishnamurthy, the international cinematographer behind the award-winning documentary Elephants in the Coffee will be featured in Executive Life Magazine in the Executive Summit feature to be published on Thursday, August 10. Elephants in the Coffee won Best Documentary at the 2017 Doc Sunback Film Festival. Watch Bhaskar’s interview with Chris Caputo and learn the secrets behind filming the relationship between elephants and humans in India, as well as what it takes to be an international filmmaker and business owner. Elephants in the Coffee will be screened on World Elephant Day, Saturday, August 12 at the Indian Creek Library,...

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Chaz Wolfe Talks With Executive Life Magazine

“You can be ambitious, you can be focused, you can be driven, you can be a goal setter and a goal getter, and all these things, but you can still love well through the process. That’s what I would say we’re attempting to do.” Fortified by family and faith, Chaz Wolf leapt, without a parachute, from the position of Senior Sales Manager for Home Advisor and purchased his first Edible Arrangements franchise in December of 2102 in Overland Park, Kansas. Three and a half years later, Chaz’s rapid expansion netted him his seventh store in Pensacola, Florida. Along the...

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James Krause Talks with Executive Life Magazine

James Krause, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, knows his way around the world of MMA. His exciting and unrelenting competitive style, developed in his amateur career capped by two National Titles, Coach Krause entered the professional ranks compiling an incredible record. Now a Top Ranked UFC Lightweight, his UFC debut was highlighted by both a “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” awards; an honor awarded to few fighters. Coach Krause’s deep love for the sport shows itself in his passionate work with students of all ages at his gym, Glory MMA and Fitness. He is driven...

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Tiny Houses Help Veterans Transition to Bigger Things

“Hey, man, you okay?” asks Kevin Jamison of homeless veterans he’s met on the streets of Kansas City. Kevin, a retired Marine, co-founded the Veterans Community Project “to get homeless veterans off the streets but we [also] wanted to bring the veteran community together to attack that problem of homelessness.” The year following his retirement Kevin felt “numb,” having problems assimilating back into American culture. Helping veterans, he found, is helping himself. “Doing what I’m doing with Veterans Community Project is just as much part of my healing process as it is …helping the veterans recover and heal as...

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