Our Friends, Guests, & Affiliates

As the sirens push our limits and experience new things, we have found that there are lots of kind and adventurous people out there willing to share what they know and what they’ve done. We are grateful for the participation of these talented people and their willingness to share their time and expertise with us.

If you have an experience, product, book, movie, or something else that you would like to challenge us to explore and discuss on our podcast, please get in touch! We love to hear ideas!

Trish McKinnley – Author, Spiritual Mentor, Intuition Coach, & Manifestation Expert.

Our guest from Episode #51: Exploring Colors

“Remember when you were little, and you thought anything was possible? I’m here to to you – IT STILL IS!”

Spiritual lifestyle and manifesting expert, Trish Mckinnley helps dreams around the world come true. 

When not meeting with clients or teaching, the author of The Essential Manifesting Guidebook 2022, creator of Goddessology® and Forgotten Tools of the Universe®, the 2020 Rising Star Winner of Soul & Spirit Magazine can be found enjoying her manifested happily-ever-after (complete with modern-day castle and handsome prince (and this was after everyone told her it’d be impossible as a single mom with six kids).

You can find Trish on her website, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram or email.


BirdLadyDrin – Ornithologist (aka: Professional Bird Nerd), TikTok Video Creator, and Professional Disc Golfer.

Our guest from Episode #48: Bird is the Word

“I have infinite ways to show you birds.”

Bird Lady Drin spreads the word and the love for birds on TikTok with almost 250,000 followers and 4 millions likes. Her love for birds shows in everything she does…but she does have a favorite: The African Shoebill.

When she is not talking to birds, you might find her on a disc golf course, or in a tournament for the Professional Disc Golf Association.

You can find BirdLadyDrin on TikTok, LinkTree, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram.


Jack Connolly – Husband to Siren LC, Photographer, Challenger.

Our guest from Episode #44: Celestial Navigation

“You can sleep when you’re dead…”

Jack Connolly is a repeat challenger to the Sirens. He is also the husband to one siren, a friend to all the sirens, a very patient photographer with a great sense of humor, and a talented bubble blower (both below water, as a diver, and on land, as prop-provider extraordinaire for the Sirens’ recent photo shoot).

It’s no wonder Jack can juggle the requests, props, and poses for five sirens during a photoshoot, he is a juggler, after all! He is also a marathon runner and the kind of guy who whistles while he works.

When Jack was asked why he challenged the sirens to take sailing lessons, he quickly answered, “because I want to take sailing lessons!” As the husband of Siren LC, he ends up doing a lot of the same exploring the sirens do. However, stay tuned, because Jack-John has reported that this navigation course did not meet his challenge expectations. It looks like another sailing course is in our future!


Traci E. Langston – Author.

Our guest from Episode #46: Dear Celebrity

Traci Langston wrote a series of children’s books about her rescue kitty: Lady Baldrick. She has also written a romance novel: Passion’s Plunder, contributed to Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Amazing Mom, and she is the author of Dear Celebrity: One Woman’s Search for Love Among the Stars.


Jonathan Pritchard – Author, Speaker, Trainer.

Our guest from Episode #42: Think Like a Mind Reader

“Appreciate all things. Freedom first. Give to get.”

“I grew up in a trailer on a dirt road in the mountains of North Carolina. My dad worked in a factory & my mom was a secretary. We had a lot of love and very little money.

From those humble beginnings I’ve built several businesses, traveled the world, helped thousands of people, and I get to spend time with people I love.

Most of what I know about business, sales, negotiation, persuasion, and communication I learned in front of live audiences. I learned how to juggle fire at age 13, and that was the spark (pun intended) that I needed to get in front of crowds. The psychological principles I use on stage to help volunteers trust me are exactly the same as I use in life & business.

Over the years I’ve transitioned beyond the performing into helping companies and clients turn their most ambitious goals into reality.”

You can find Jonathan Pritchard on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, this website, or this website.


Michael Rucker – Author, Organizational Psychologist, Behavioral Scientist, (& the list goes on)

Our guest from Episode #40: The Fun Habit

“…it is mostly about having fun.”

In no particular order: Author. Father. Husband. Organizational psychologist and behavioral scientist. Recovering entrepreneur. Fitness enthusiast with mechanical parts. VW Bus aficionado. Seeker. Traveler. Future astronaut.   

Years of research coalesced as The Fun Habit – an action-based approach that helps you critically examine your pursuit of happiness and make adjustments using evidence-based practices to invite more fun and joy in your life. If you’re looking for a better way toward happiness, sign up.

You can find Michael Rucker on this Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Bill Cole – Long Time Listener, First Time Guest

Our guest from Episode #37: Motorcycle Adventures

“I do what I want…”

Bill Cole, the motorcycle magician who succeeded in getting all the siren tails on bikes! He has been riding motorcycles for most of his life. He started out on the back of his father’s bike when he was very young, and has been riding on and off most of his life.

With a keen eye for detail, a thorough understanding of the mechanics and physics of motorcycle riding, an amazing amount of patience, and his knack for taking everything to the nth degree, Bill is an amazing teacher of motorcycle basics and safety.

Bill is the older brother of Siren TC, and husband of Siren Sara. He is Siren Soapbox’s biggest fan.    

Bill’s life philosophy: “I do what I want. But not at the expense of others.
Hate is never worth the energy it consumes, but Love almost always is.
Cruelty and cowardice should be avoided. Kindness should be embraced.
All people should have the personal freedom to do what; go where; be what; and love who brings them joy, so long as those things cause no direct harm to others.”


Zee Traveler – Founder & CEO of Minimalist Motorcycle Vagabonds

Our guest from Episode #37: Motorcycle Adventures

“Here to share 4 years of adventures, motorcycles, camping, tacos, and positivity!”

Zee is the founder and CEO of Minimalist Motorcycle Vagabonds, the Chief Executive officer at Bunk-a-Biker World Wide, and she is a World Motorcycle Traveler. She has traveled over 90,000 miles on a motorcycle, covering 47 U.S. States, 3 Canadian Provinces, and 17 countries.

Zee has been traveling on motorcycles since she was 17. She is an explorer, adventure seeker, and a seasoned traveler. She is dedicated to helping others find their own adventurous spirit, using a website, Facebook page, an annual Motorcycle Vagabond rally, and even a cookbook (Simple Camp Food for the Moto Vagabond) to help her spread the word!

You can find Zee Traveler on her Website, Facebook profile, and her Facebook Page.


Doug Hensley – Author

Our guest from Episode #36: Bobby Mackey’s Music World

Douglas Hensley grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio listening to his dad tell legends and stories about ghosts and hauntings in the hills of Kentucky. From listening to stories of the paranormal, Doug began writing his own fictional horror stories and screenplays.

Doug Hensley is the author of many books, including Hell’s Gate: Terror at Bobby Mackey’s World. His other books include: Cicada, The Unholy Convent, Aswang, The Demon Wolf, and Bloody Bones. 


Laura Roland – Co-Founder & Investigator of GateKeeper Paranormal

Our guest from Episode #36: Bobby Mackey’s Music World

“We are dedicated to researching and understanding unexplained phenomena.”

Born and raised in Northern Kentucky, Laura has been interested in the paranormal since she was a young child and experienced things at her grandmother’s house that she couldn’t explain.  She has been an active investigator for the past 9 years.    

She wants to be a believer, but until the proof hits her in the head (literally), she remains the group’s biggest skeptic.

You can find Gatekeeper Paranormal on this Website, Facebook, and Twitter, and YouTube.


Ritch Lawson – Witness to Paranormal Activity

Our guest from Episode #36: Bobby Mackey’s Music World

“I never believed in the hauntings of the club”

Ritch is a long-time customer (over 26 years) – visiting Bobby Mackey’s Music World for the dancing and real country music! He witnessed paranormal activity in the men’s restroom – a trash can was thrown against the wall by an apparition with a “handlebar mustache” (possibly the spirit of Scott Jackson). After the room became intensely hot, the spirit repeated the words “DIE GAME” at Ritch.

What he experienced transformed him from paranormal scoffer to paranormal believer.


Stephanie Brown – Director of Development at OCEARCH

Our guest from Episode #34: Shark Week

“Facts over Fear”

OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on our ocean’s giants. Currently studying the NW Atlantic White Shark. Follow along on the Global Shark Tracker.

OCEARCH is a data-centric organization built to help scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean.

Mission: to accelerate the ocean’s return to balance and abundance, through fearless innovations in scientific research, education, outreach, and policy, using collaborations of individuals and organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

You can find OSEARCH on this Website, Facebook, and Instagram.


Elizabeth Ward-Sing – Co-Director of Shark Guardian

Our guest from Episode #34: Shark Week

“Save sharks, we save ourselves.”

Liz is from the UK, currently living in Thailand, and is a qualified Physiotherapist and a scuba diving instructor with over 2,000 dives. She has a great passion for sharks and conservation and founded Shark Guardian with her husband, Brendon Sing, in 2013, after witnessing first hand the massive decline in shark populations when scuba diving in Asia.

Shark Guardian is a UK charity with campaigns and projects run worldwide including the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Objective: To advance the conservation of sharks and the natural environment through conservation, education, research projects, and expeditions.

You can find Shark Guardian on Facebook or their Website, and you can find Liz on her Facebook page.


Atdhe Trepca -Filmmaker & Creator of “Are You Happy?” Documentary Series

Our guest from Episode #31: Are You Happy

“We ask strangers if they’re happy because we believe everyone has a story worth telling.”

Atdhe Trepca is a director working in Los Angeles and New York. His narrative and photography projects have been curated by popular publications and festivals across the USA.

Atdhe is a creator of Are You Happy Docu-Series (1M+ followers) where he travels around the world and asks everyone he meets if they are happy. The show is a glimpse into the inspiring stories every random passerby holds within.

You can find him on his Website, Instagram or his TikTok.


Dr. Ian K. Smith – Bestselling Author, TV Personality, Physician

Our guest from Episode #29: Fast Burn

“…helping hundreds of thousands of people reduce bad sugars from their diet, lose weight, lower blood sugar levels, and cut the cravings.

Ian K. Smith, M.D. is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Clean & Lean, The Clean 20, SHRED, SUPER SHRED, The SHRED Power Cleanse and Blast the Sugar Out!, and is the host of the syndicated television show The Doctors. 

He has created two national health initiatives–the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile—and has served two terms on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, Smith is an avid fitness enthusiast and sportsman.

Instagram: @DoctorIanSmith — Twitter: @DrIanSmith

You can find him on Facebook or his Website.


Mary Alice Monroe – New York Times Bestselling Author

Our guest from Episode #27: The Beach House

“Readers Come for the Characters but Stay for the Animals.”

Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times bestselling author of over 27 books, including her forthcoming novel, The Summer of Lost and Found.

More than 7.5 million copies of her books have been published worldwide, and she’s earned numerous accolades and awards, including induction into the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame.

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


Kathy Kinney & Cindy Ratzlaff – Queen of Your Own Life

Our guests from Episode #25: Queen of Your Own Life

“You don’t have to be twenty-one to have your whole life ahead of you!”

A state of mind, Queen Of Your Own Life™, is about the practice of happiness and the simple actions we all can take to claim a life of joy and adventure.

We believe it’s never too late to have the life you deserve because the simple truth is, “You don’t have to be twenty-one to have your whole life ahead of you!”

Email Kathy & Cindy: queenofyourownlife@gmail.com

You can find them on Facebook or their Website.


Dr. Ashley Anderson – Co-founder at Athena Health and Wellness

Our guest from Episode #24: Essential Oils

BUSINESS OWNER + NURSE + SCIENTIST + ATHLETE + HEALTH PROFESSIONAL + POLITICAL FIGURE + MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER + INTERNATIONAL MODEL + BEAUTY QUEEN

Currently, I am co-owner of Athena Health and Wellness, a women’s health practice that is the first of its kind in Louisville.  I am a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and LOVE partnering in the healthcare of our goddesses.  I am OBSESSED with essential oils and use them as much as possible to improve and maintain the health of myself, my family and my goddesses! I love almost any competitive sport, shoes, bling, and everything girly in between!

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


Laura Anderson – Dream Interpreter

Our guest from Episode #21: Dreams

Our dreams have a lot in common with the ocean, in that we’ve only skimmed the surface.

A short bio for Laura Anderson is coming soon.


Paul Boynton – Begin with YES

Our guest from Episode #18: Begin with YES!

Begin with Yes – A short conversation that will change your life forever.

Law of Attraction, Meet the Law of Action! 

Begin with Yes is all about setting things in motion. Taking small steps every day to get unstuck and open new doors. In this short, engaging conversation CEO, counselor, and motivational speaker Paul Boynton maps out a surprisingly easy, logical, and liberating route to a better life.

Send Paul a note: beginwithyes.com/contact/

You can find him on Facebook or his Website.


Seastrings – Folk-pop Duo

The music of our intro and outro used first in Episode #17: Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

Sharin’ songs that invite you to pull away from the daily grind and admire the highs and lows of life’s beautiful tide.

Seastrings is a folk-pop duo from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Through crafted, acoustic-pop-inspired melodies, experience the sand between your toes, the saltiness of the ocean breeze, and the highs and lows of life’s beautiful tide

Email Seastrings: seastringsmusic@gmail.com

You can find them on Facebook or Bandcamp.


Renee Heil – Saba Movement Center

Our guest from Episode #15: Meditation 101 and Episode 23: Meditation

Improving Health Through Movement.

In 2014, Renee moved to Fort Myers Beach. Over the next couple of years, she lamented about the lack of high-quality yoga on her island home.

In 2018, she decided to do something about it and the FMB Yoga Project was born. The FMB Yoga Project teaches classes on Fort Myers Beach at various locations along the island.

Email Renee: Info@sabamovementcenter.com

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


Connor Connolly – Kid Expert on heroes

Our guest from Episode #11: What does it take to make a hero?

Superheroes are brave and stick up for another person…It’s not about the strength that you have it’s the heart to help other people.

I’m Connor. I am in the 7th grade. I like video games and animals.

Hi Guys!


Autumn Blum – Stream2Sea

Our guest from Episode #4: Small Business Series: Eco-friendly, Woman Owned Business

We are the Pioneers of Truly Reef-safe Sunscreen and Skin Care.

Autumn Blum is an entrepreneur, cosmetic chemist, scuba diver, animal advocate and ocean warrior. After spending 15 years as a cosmetic chemist for the natural products industry, she noticed a sunscreen slick coming off a group of snorkelers while diving in Palau. In 2015, she launched Stream2Sea.

When Autumn’s not in the water or talking about protecting it, she enjoys spending time with her life partner John, their 6 dogs, 11 ducks, and 65 chickens.

Email Autumn: autumn@stream2sea.com

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


Megan Heil – Reefbox

Our guest from Episode #4: Small Business Series: Eco-friendly, Woman Owned Business

We’re on a mission to keep divers passionate about the sport, while helping to save our ocean playground.

Megan was first certified in 1994 and has been hooked ever since.  An  underwater photography hobbyist,  many of her pictures appear on this site and in the ReefBox’s social media posts.

Megan has a keen eye and fondness for technology & innovation; she spends much of her time above water researching and testing new products for the boxes. 

Her favorite underwater residents are turtles and eagle rays. 

Email Megan: DiveBuddy@Reefbox.us

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


Lindsay Woodruff – Pachamama

Our guest from Episode #3: Small Business Series: Local, Woman Owned Business

Power to the People and the Planet

Hi! I’m Lindsay, founder of Pachamama Market (that’s PAH-CHA-MAMA, as in rhymes with “cha-cha mama”). Pachamama is the Quechua name for Mother Earth, who our market is named in honor of.

In November 2015, my dream came true as Pachamama Market. Connecting my community with over 40 different communities around the world, we would love for you to be a part of our global neighborhood. 

Website: https://www.pachamamamarket.org/

Email Pachamama: info@pachamamamarket.org

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


Krystle Gaiser – Westside Market

Our guest from Episode #3: Small Business Series: Local, Woman Owned Business

Our mission is to support our local businesses by providing them an outlet to reach our community

Krystle is a Westside Market Coordinator – part of a husband and wife team that LOVES local businesses and growing their community.

“We love Cheviot and the west side values; family, community and loyalty.”

Krystle spends her days raising their 2 year old son and running their bee company: Gaiser Bee Co. in Monfort Heights.

Email the market: info@westsidemarketcincy.com

You can find her on Facebook or her Website.


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