Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
Terry Morgan is a Seattle treasure. From an early age, his life revolved around music. His love for ethnomusicology and exploring world cultures turned him into one of the founding figures of Seattle’s legendary punk rock scene. For over 40 years, Terry’s company, Modern Enterprises, has produced some of the most unique live events across genres. His current project, the Borealis Festival of Light, is his biggest yet - bringing extraordinary light art to life.
Alina Soltys was always a go-getter. With the help of her math-wiz father, Alina learned the importance of understanding numbers from a young age. She applied her math skills to business strategy and has forged a career as a total financial badass in tech and gaming, rising quickly in the male-dominated investment world. As the founder of her new venture, Quantum Tech Partners, Alina works with small and medium gaming companies all the around the world, changing the investment landscape in the billion dollar industry one transaction at a time.
From her early childhood days working on her grandfather’s farm, Shelley Gaddie knew the importance of hard work. Quickly rising in the corporate ranks after her studies at UC Berkeley, Shelley didn’t want to focus on the inner workings of just one business. So, she started her own consulting company, ProjectCorps, which recently won the King County Female Owned Small Business of the Year award! Shelley advises companies in healthcare, technology, government, and more to strategically communicate their way to success. Big projects bring high demands, and Shelley loves nothing more than to get her hands dirty with a great business challenge. Her to-the-point tips for executing any business plan are helpful not just for other project managers, but for any business owner.
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