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Brand New View looks at life from different perspectives. Co-hosts Marc Boudreau and Ben Brammer, who are based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia sit down and have conversations with self starters - those who have monetized their passion or have been able to find a career that is incredibly meaningful to them. Our hope is that telling the stories of these guests will provide some candid insight and advice for listeners that have similar aspirations. With so many different ways to make a living today, we want to offer listeners some actual examples of that! We have a wide range of industries covered; From film, to fitness, to finance, there’s a guest for everyone out there. Episodes will be released weekly on Mondays!

Brand New View looks at life from different perspectives. Co-hosts Marc Boudreau and Ben Brammer, who are based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia sit down and have conversations with self starters - those who have monetized their passion or have been able to find a career that is incredibly meaningful to them. Our hope is that telling the stories of these guests will provide some candid insight and advice for listeners that have similar aspirations. With so many different ways to make a living today, we want to offer listeners some actual examples of that! We have a wide range of industries covered; From film, to fitness, to finance, there’s a guest for everyone out there. Episodes will be released weekly on Mondays!
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Brand New View looks at life from different perspectives. Co-hosts Marc Boudreau and Ben Brammer, who are based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia sit down and have conversations with self starters - those who have monetized their passion or have been able to find a career that is incredibly meaningful to them. Our hope is that telling the stories of these guests will provide some candid insight and advice for listeners that have similar aspirations. With so many different ways to make a living today, we want to offer listeners some actual examples of that! We have a wide range of industries covered; From film, to fitness, to finance, there’s a guest for everyone out there. Episodes will be released weekly on Mondays!

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Episodes

27 - Family Matters - ANKUR GUPTA

5/20/2019
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On this week’s episode we sit down with Ankur Gupta. A Haligonian at heart, Ankur attended the Halifax Grammar School before heading off to university where he studied Business and Philosophy. During his final two years, Ankur became heavily involved with the technology community, serving on boards and running different initiatives that continue to this day. Upon graduating, Ankur made his way to Toronto and was hired as a Project Manager for a technology firm and although Ankur was finding...

Duration:01:27:42

26 - Life Out Loud - MARTINA KELADES

5/13/2019
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On today’s episode we sit down with Martina Kelades. Martina grew up in New Minas but now lives in Cole Harbour. After initially attending university to gain an Arts Degree, Martina decided to pursue other avenues of education and attended NSCC for their Human Services Program. After graduating, she became a Personal Development Counsellor helping others get past barriers (primarily related to mental health) to succeed in life. Martina began to recognize that she herself was dealing with...

Duration:01:22:16

25 - Be Here Now - TYLER SIMMONDS

5/6/2019
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On this week’s episode we’re joined by Tyler Simmonds. Tyler grew up in North Preston and from a young age he has been living with mental illness. After struggling to find a way to voice what he was feeling, Tyler decided to open up and post online a short film he had made describing his experiences with anxiety and depression. He received a lot of amazing feedback and with that decided he could be a voice for helping others living with mental illness. Tyler has since had a book published...

Duration:01:04:31

24 - East Coast Cookin' - ANDY HAY

4/29/2019
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On today’s episode we sit down with Andy Hay. Andy grew up in Brookside, Nova Scotia and after initially heading to university to study Science, he decided to switch into Business as that was more to his liking. Once Andy graduated, he entered the Insurance Industry as an Underwriter but it wasn’t something he enjoyed doing and after two and a half years, he decided to leave and went on a six month trip to South East Asia. Upon returning to Nova Scotia, Andy decided to enter the Software and...

Duration:01:26:54

23 - Rising to the Occasion - ANDREAS ROBINSON

4/22/2019
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On this week’s episode we’re joined by Andreas Robinson. Andreas grew up all over HRM and excelled from a young age in school and athletics. He focused on Track and Field and Football and eventually went to prep school in the US. However, a severe knee injury suffered in the State Championship of his final year eventually forced him to re-evaluate his path in life and after a short stint at university in BC, Andreas made his way back to Halifax. After much consideration he decided to attend...

Duration:01:13:36

22 - Elite Leadership - DYLAN ELIAS

4/15/2019
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On today’s episode we sit down with Dylan Elias. Dylan grew up in Halifax and excelled at athletics from a young age. In high school, he turned his focus to football and went on to play for Mount Allison University. Soon after, he spent time working and living in New York City and eventually found his way to Fort McMurray. He worked security for a few years before getting hired on as part of a youth mentorship program. From there, Dylan saw an opportunity to make a real difference and has...

Duration:01:27:15

21 - Breaking Down the Barriers - JOEL MUISE

4/8/2019
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On this week’s episode we sit down with Joel Muise. Originally from just outside Yarmouth, Joel made his way to Halifax for university where he attained a degree in Finance. He began work as a stock analyst and trader but after some time realized he wasn’t truly happy doing that type of work and his daily habits had begun to suffer greatly. Joel decided to leave the finance world and pursue something with more meaning to him. He identified a need for better access and support for mental...

Duration:01:20:50

20 - Illustrating Her Story - BELLE DEMONT

4/1/2019
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On this week’s episode we sit down with Belle DeMont. Belle grew up in central Halifax and from a young age has always had an interest in drawing and artwork. She attended NSCAD and not long after graduation had two children’s books published! One in which she did the illustrations and the other she wrote. Since then she has created several projects including original portraits as well as the Perogie Kids: Belle’s adorable illustrations of the little kid in all of us. Looking towards the...

Duration:00:46:51

19 - Building Your Brand - SEAN FITZPATRICK

3/25/2019
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On this week’s episode we sit down with Sean Fitzpatrick. Originally from Souris, PEI, Sean worked as a fisherman from a young age with his family but in high school began coming up with an idea to create a brand/company for himself. He decided to attend university for business and during those years he honed in on what he wanted the brand to represent and how it would manifest itself. From there, the brand 6 Zero was born and Sean’s first venture would be in watches. Now, in his final year...

Duration:00:53:00

18 - Connection is Key - NATALIE TOOMBS

3/18/2019
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On today’s episode we sit down with Natalie Toombs. Natalie currently lives in Halifax and is originally from Charlottetown. Although now a photographer and content creator, she wasn’t sure what direction she wanted her life to go until a camera was given to her when she was 20. That camera gave her an initial outlet to discover what she was passionate about and after pit stops in Banff and Toronto, Natalie has honed in on what makes her tick. She has since created a photography project...

Duration:00:47:46

17 - Breaking the Mould - MATTHEW BURTON

3/11/2019
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On this week’s episode we sit down with Matthew Burton. Originally from Cold Lake, Alberta, Matthew moved to Dartmouth at a young age and has been on the East Coast ever since. After high school, he decided to enlist in the RCN but after 5 years as a Naval Weapons Engineering Technician, Matthew realized he wasn’t content with his career and he left the Armed Forces. Matthew then spent two years at NSCC to attain a business diploma with a concentration in Finance. However, after a brief...

Duration:01:07:53

16 - Embracing the Journey - WARREN DIETRICH

3/4/2019
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On today’s episode we sit down with fellow Haligonian Warren Dietrich. An early interest in mathemathics led Warren to Memorial University where he took Civil Engineering. However, during his third co-op he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had to leave the program to begin treatment. It was during this time Warren began working with Hemp Wholesale Canada and saw the opportunity to start his own company. About four months ago, he founded VIS Foods, a vegan health food company that...

Duration:01:10:08

15 - Dose of Wisdom - TIM FOSTER

2/25/2019
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On this week’s episode we’re joined by Tim Foster. Tim is originally from Flin Flon, Manitoba but growing up his family moved to many different places including a brief stop in England, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and then finally back to Nova Scotia. Tim has been doing graphic design since the age of 19 and has been working in that world ever since. He’s now ½ of Dose Media, a web design and branding company he founded with a former colleague. Listen in as Tim tells his story!

Duration:01:03:18

14 - Lead by Example - DERICO SYMONDS

2/18/2019
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On today’s episode we sit down with DeRico Symonds. DeRico grew up in the west end of Halifax, and from a young age has always had an interest in helping families and communities. After graduating university he worked with Phoenix (a non-profit community based organization) for five years. He is now manager of the Youth Advocate Program for the city of Halifax and is also a part-time black student support coordinator for the Mount Saint Vincent University. DeRico has some exciting plans for...

Duration:01:20:04

13 - Meaningful Coincidences - ERICA FRASER

2/11/2019
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On this week’s episode we sit down with Erica Fraser. Originally from Cape Breton, Erica is now one of the brewers at Good Robot Brewing in Halifax. She has a degree in biology, has travelled and worked in a few corners of the earth, and has a strong interest in food security and food justice. It would be hard to find someone who’s had a busier 2018 than Erica, from working at an espresso bar...to being a project coordinator at a community garden…to being a quality assurance manager for a...

Duration:01:24:14

12 - Conscious Creativity - PETER HEMSWORTH

2/4/2019
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On this week’s episode, we sit down with fashion designer and entrepreneur Peter Hemsworth. A creative from the beginning, Peter has always had an interest in the art and fashion world. After attaining a degree in business, he decided to pursue his MBA but upon finishing turned his focus to creating his own business and fashion brand known as BZLY. Two years later Peter has since had his clothing appear in several fashion shows and has big plans for 2019 and beyond! Listen in as we go...

Duration:01:07:23

11 - Stay Stoked - AUSTIN ERMES

1/28/2019
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On this week’s episode, we sit down with Austin Ermes. Originally from Oshawa, Ontario, Austin is a freelance content creator. After studying media in university, he made his way over to Halifax when he was hired by East Coast Lifestyle. Since then, his job has brought him around the world to produce content for many different brands. About four months ago, Austin started his own production company called AUSGOD. He’s now heading back to Toronto but don’t count on him staying in one spot for...

Duration:00:42:47

10 - Represent - GAB LEVERT

1/21/2019
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On this week’s episode, we’re joined by Gab Levert. Born and raised in Halifax, Gab attended Mount Saint Vincent University for Public Relations. In his final semester, he and his good friend (and eventual business partner) decided to brainstorm and started a PR firm called Magnified PR. Only eight months later, they created a sports entertainment agency called Tidal League. Through networking, hard work and a lot of long days, the two businesses have begun to see success. This summer, Tidal...

Duration:01:09:04

09 - Eat the Frog - MICHELLE MACDONALD

1/14/2019
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On today’s episode, Ben and Marc sit down with Michelle MacDonald. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Michelle intended to become a veterinarian when she first entered university. However, after bouncing around several different areas and realizing that she wasn’t pursuing what she was passionate about, Michelle decided to switch things up and live life on her terms. With a lot of hard work, Michelle created the gourmet food business Buttered Bliss. Her passion and enthusiasm has led to a...

Duration:01:12:12

08 - Nothing but the HIITs - HANNAH KOVACS

1/7/2019
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It’s our first episode of 2019 and we’re excited to have Hannah Kovacs join us today. Hannah is originally from Halifax and after graduating with a degree in International Relations, made her way to Toronto. While working at a tech start-up, she began teaching fitness classes on the side and her passion for that has led to a full-time business called HIIT with Hannah. After a busy 2018 of laying the foundation, Hannah is looking forward to growing her business and planning for a very...

Duration:01:04:05