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ANN IMIG is the founder of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and editor of the acclaimed anthology LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam Books, 2015). A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been featured on sites like CollegeHumor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post. National TV appearances include ABCnews.com, NBC Nightly News and the webseries Battleground and The Louise Log. Ann’s blog (annsrants.com) has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin.

LTYM photo 2BRIGID DAY Nashville Producer/Director – has lived half of her life in Illinois and the other half in Tennessee. The scales are about to tip in favor of Tennessee, though she still thinks of herself as a Yankee. She works at an awesome library in her dream job, and plays bare-handed vintage baseball  in her spare time. This is her third year working on LTYM Nashville. Brigid and her husband Mike have two children, a dog, and two cats. Follow her on twitter @brigidday.

Marcela Gomez_photo for BCMARCELA GOMEZ Nashville Producer/Director – Marcela Gómez grew up between Colombia, South America and the United States giving her a fulfilling bi-cultural and bilingual lifestyle. Marcela enjoys a career in public relations and advertising specializing in helping companies target the Latino communities. She plays a key role in the development of marketing, communications, grassroots and social media campaigns, from conception and copywriting to production and implementation. In 2014, Marcela was a member of the inaugural cast of Listen To Your Mother in Nashville. In 2002, she founded Hispanic Marketing Group (HMG), the leading full service bilingual and bicultural marketing and communications agency in Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter @HMGsmg.

christytreeCHRISTY JAMES Nashville Producer/Director – Christy is a Tennessee girl who was born in Knoxville and after brief stints in Mississippi and Georgia, settled in Brentwood where she is a wife to one hardworking husband and mom to two amazing kids. Christy performed at the 2015 LTYM in Nashville and loved every minute of it. When not serving on the PTO board at the local school, or volunteering at a youth homeless shelter, she works at a preschool helping take care of some pretty adorable children. Christy loves singing really loud, laughing really hard and hugging really tight!! She can’t wait to see what she will be when she grows up!

Jo Dee headshotJO DEE PRICHARD Nashville Producer/Director – One of the rare & few native Nashvillians, Jo Dee Hicks Prichard was raised by her schoolteacher mom and is a mother of four teenagers today. Jo Dee has held a number of odd jobs including hardwood lumber inspector, dancing cookie, Music Row SWAG peddler, and she sold swords in Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World. Today, Jo Dee spends her days as the business manager for a real estate development company and most of her other time being mom to 4 teenagers and wife to her husband of 20 years. Jo Dee occasionally dabbles in writing and painting, but she loves to cook and host folks on her porch. When she and her husband found out that they were having triplets at their 20 week ultrasound, Jo Dee knew that the only way she was going to survive was by lowering all expectations of ever sleeping again, having sense of humor, and with the love & support of many, many family and friends. Jo Dee’s performance in the the first Listen To Your Mother Nashville show in 2014 struck a chord with the audience through her honesty and humor. Her LTYM video has more than 19,000 views.

 

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