Why I Create

a film series by Ben Coleman
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Stories of inspiration, discovery, and creation.

Lea Farho

While many artists and creators chase the stardom of popularity, Lea Farho knows that even a small contribution, from the quiet of her own home studio, can impact lives far beyond her reach.

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Lindsey Nielsen

Lindsey Nielsen never intended to pursue a path in radio, but has used her platform to help foster support and outreach in her community.

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John Cook

John Cook has reached some of the highest pinnacles in the volleyball world, but the experiences of working with student athletes is what drives his energy and passion.

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Chris Hughes

After stints as a musician and several jobs in the tech world, Chris Hughes finally found his stride. A fascination with military field gear, vintage aesthetic, and functional design opened the door to his company: Artifact Bag Co.

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Paul and Stephanie Jarrett

Paul and Stephanie Jarrett took a leap with their company, Bulu Box. While the journey has been filled with fear and uncertainly, it has not only strengthened their marriage but served as a conduit for their purpose in life.

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Joy O’Conner

After her marriage, Joy O’Conner experienced a particularly difficult path with their first child. With her mother-in-law sensing she needed something to help that process, the world of clay and pottery came into her life.

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Sweet As

For Courtney and Katrine, Sweet As has provided a kindred friendship, full of values and a way of life in why they create.

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Keith Williams

He’s known in football circles as the Wideout Producer, Dr. Route, and the Route Scientist, but Keith Williams’ life as both a player and coach were never handed to him on a silver platter.

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Benson Soap Mill

For Tim Maides and Ryan Cook, making soap has turned into a way of life after starting out as a weekend science experiment.

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