November 30, 2020

EP.66: Amy Bogner—Being a Single Mother in Our Industry

Amy Bogner is in the driver seat. She is a single mother and refinish technician veteran. She was invited to an all female build that was featured at SEMA and she has taught BOCES auto body classes to high school age kids. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
February 4, 2021

Episode 71: Madison Alexander— “You Have To Respect Yourself!”

Madison is an experienced car painter who owns her own shop in Nashville, Tennessee. Her passion for cars started as a child while she watched her father and grandfather paint and work on cars “under a shaded tree”. Madison also raced cars as a preteen and then pursued her passion further in high school by enrolling in automotive tech classes. Supported by her teacher and her family, Madison joined several national competitions and became the first female to win the SkillsUSA Automotive and Refinish Technology Division in the state of Tennessee. As her work experience grew, so did her accomplishments—in 2018, Madison’s work on a ’36 Pontiac landed her a place in the Great 8 category at the Detroit Autorama. She also painted the Chevy Montage for the All Females Build displayed at SEMA in 2019. Don’t miss this episode so you can hear all about Madison’s journey and how she kept an open mind and “soaked everything up like a sponge” so she could follow her passion!
February 9, 2021

EP. 62-Theresa Contreras—“Girls Can Totally Do This Shit!”

Theresa Contreras is a machinist, graphic designer, and renowned custom painter. Her work has been repeatedly displayed on the cover of top industry magazines and in multiple SEMA shows throughout the years. She has worked alongside top names in the industry like Chip Foose and Jimmy Shine and completed builds for Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company. As if that wasn’t enough, Theresa is also the co-founder of Real Deal Revolution—an organization that strives to motivate others in a way that breeds self-confidence and breaks stereotypes through healthy decision-making, hands-on training, creative development, and community involvement. Join us on this episode as this self-taught painter takes us through her journey and talks to us about her dreams, her deepest friendships, nature, and even COVID!