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#5: Special Guest Tara Gray, Florida Lifestyle Photographer

Vino and Whine

We loved having local Tara Gray on, founder of Modern Maven, Mavan Bath, and Miss Millie, a vintage VW Bus with tons of charm! She created this experience for anyone who desires feeling decadent…inspired…enchanted…seductive while soaking in a floral bliss.  Captured on film in their lush garden oasis.Tara offers photography sessions that are  ideal for a myriad of purposes; including portrait photography, lifestyle shots, editorial, commercial and even conceptual imagery. We discussed her journey amd more! What a creative soul! 

33mins

3 Feb 2021

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Tara Gray: Betrayal, Recovery, Redemption

I Am Virago - The Podcast For Inspiring Women

Originally published Sep 5, 2018 |   Transcript link   |   Tara Gray: Betrayal, Loss, Recovery, and RedemptionIn this week’s podcast meet Tara Gray. Her story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. As a high performing and well-respected Learning and Org Development leader at a large Fortune 100 company, Tara found herself in a baffling situation. A male subordinate was behind multiple false charges against her in less than one year, including sexual harassment. Vindicated in the first three investigations, she was ultimately terminated…but only after she expressed to management in writing she was being harassed. Hear how being harassed, and discriminated/retaliated against made her feel her identity was stripped away and wanting to die, how she has managed to pull herself out of the despair, and how she is now fighting for all women to shine a light on the dysfunctional systems we endure.  LinkedIn Time’s Up Legal Defense FundNational Women’s Law Center - WorkplaceWomensLaw.org

21mins

29 Sep 2020

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069 Why We Bought at Disney’s Riviera Resort With Tara Gray

My DVC Points Podcast

Season 4 of the My DVC Points Podcast was made possible through financial support from the DVC Dream Team:DVC Resale Market – Industry Leader in DVC ResalesDVC Rental Store – DVC Point Rental and Swap PartnerIncredible Vacation Homes – Luxury Vacation Homes for Family GatheringsBe Our Guest Vacations – Travel Agent for DVC Point Swap ProgramsMonera Financial – Exclusively Financing DVC ContractsPatreon supporters in the My DVC Points VIP Producer Club. Disney's Riviera Resort Review SeriesThis episode leads our Disney’s Riviera Resort review mini-series. The Riviera Resort is one of the most controversial resorts in Disney history due to the new resale restrictions implemented with this resort. Long-time DVC members and fans of resale are concerned that the resale restrictions will significantly impact the market value of Riviera contracts. Consequently, a lot of members see Riviera as a very poor value proposition. Other members perceive a lot of value in a new resort with 50 years of points available.Tara Gray, and her husband Jason, have been visiting Walt Disney World multiple times a year for quite a while, but could never make the leap into becoming Disney Vacation Club members. Disney’s Riviera Resort changed all that! Tara shares with us the reasons that she and Jason are now proud to call the Riviera home: location, transportation options, a 50-year contract, and the new Tower Studios.“Our goal is to host respectful, honest, and authentic conversations so that you can clarify your values and make informed and educated decisions to drive value from your DVC points.”Chad Pennycuff, Curator of Magical Stories at My DVC PointsEpisode 067 – Micah Wyss – Traditional Member InterviewEpisode 068 – Alicia Urbain – DRR Owner InterviewEpisode 069 – Tara Gray – DRR Owner InterviewEpisode 070 – Kati Swanson – DRR Owner InterviewEpisode 071 – Brian Flock – DRR Owner InterviewEpisode 072 – Disney Riviera Resort: A Multiple Member ReviewTara on Buying Into DVCTara and Jason had been looking at DVC for the last 15 years but were not impressed with any of the resorts in the portfolio enough to purchase. Riviera changed that! This is the couple’s first DVC contract, and there were quite a few unique characteristics of the resort that won them over.Why Buy at Riviera?Transportation is one of the most significant factors for Tara and Jason when choosing a Walt Disney World Resort. Tara liked that the Riviera had the option of utilizing the newly-opened Disney Skyliner. According to her, “We did not want to rely on busing to three-quarters, or all, of the parks. The gondola system gives us access to two parks without relying on buses.”Another huge selling point of Riviera for the couple was its central location on Walt Disney World property. They have stayed at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort a few times, primarily due to its proximity to all four parks. Tara says that the Magic Kingdom is still a bit more challenging to get to, but she would prefer being close to three parks than just one (which would be the case if she stayed on the Monorail Loop). The Tower Studios won Tara and Jason over, as they looked at the renderings of the new resort. The couple does not have any children, and they primarily vacation with just the two of them, so a Tower Studio for two was perfect. They have one booked for a few days in February and are excited to try it out! Tara also liked the look of the Deluxe Studios and loves the fact that they sleep five adults, for when they travel with family. She says that she will probably not book a One-Bedroom Villa anytime soon because those units are “wicked more points.”Finally, the couple found Riviera’s length of the contract very attractive. Tara loves staying at Disney’s BoardWalk, but she declined to purchase there as the cost was $5 more per point and only has 21 years remaining. She says, “I know everyone is up in arms about the resale thing, etc. But we plan to bequeath it to my niece, so we have no plans of ever selling it. She loves Disney and travels with us.” Tara knows that this plan will allow her niece to enjoy full membership benefits and give her the ability to stay at whatever DVC resort she likes. Tara and Her Mom at California Grill What is Tara Looking Forward to at Disney’s Riviera Resort? Tara is excited to utilize the new Disney Skyliner system to access the International Gateway entrance of Epcot. She does worry a bit that the addition of the new resort and mode of transportation may make this entrance less of a “hidden gem” than it has been in past years. She also hopes that Disney has carried the elegant touches recently installed in Gran Destino at Coronado Springs into the new Riviera rooms. Tara feels that new DVC resorts like Riviera should receive the same deluxe features as guests in the new tower, like the smart TVs that greet them upon entering the room. Final Thoughts Tara and Jason plan to vacation together and with their families at Disney’s Riviera Resort on many of their holidays, but are open to trying other resorts as well. Tara loves Kidani as an option for a more resort-focused vacation and notes that availability is generally high at this resort. She adds that if addonitis ever hits, they may consider purchasing resale at Bay Lake Tower or a resort with more limited availability.  She also hopes that Disney will carry the idea of the Tower Studios further into new resorts and wishes more were available at the Riviera.  Connect With Tara! Tara is a member of Disney's Riviera Resort Owners Facebook group by My DVC Points. Today’s episode was produced, edited, and engineered by Chad Pennycuff. Show notes by Samantha Kurtz-Seif. Facebook admins and moderators of the My DVC Points Community Group: Andrew Darden, Valerie Fairnington, and Donna Bickert. If you enjoy the show, please consider buying Chad a dole whip and joining the VIP Producer's Club. Your support allows us to continue producing high-quality content every week. Patreon's join the program to help create content. We usually host an exclusive Facebook live once a month to talk about upcoming projects and general question and answer time.

25mins

15 Jan 2020

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Ep 18: Dr. Tara Gray - Bonus Clip # 2 - Tips for Engaging Experts for Feedback on Your Work

Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Engaging Experts for Feedback on Your Work [00:00-2:13] To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast: Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu Voicemail: 541-737-1111 If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

2mins

1 Aug 2016

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Ep 18: Dr. Tara Gray - Bonus Clip # 1 - How Publish & Flourish came to be

Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

Bonus Clip # 1: How Publish & Flourish came to be [00:00-3:43] To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast: Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu Voicemail: 541-737-1111 If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

3mins

1 Aug 2016

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Ep 18: Dr. Tara Gray on Publish & Flourish

Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Tara Gray, who serves as associate professor of criminal justice and as the first director of the Teaching Academy at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Teaching Academy seeks to improve student learning by providing NMSU educators with professional development in teaching, scholarship, leadership and mentoring. The Academy helps them develop extraordinary teaching lives embedded in exceptional careers. Tara was educated at the United States Naval Academy, Southwestern College in Kansas and Oklahoma State, where she earned her Ph.D. in economics by asking, “Do prisons pay?” She taught economics at Denison University before joining the Department of Criminal Justice at NMSU. She has published three books, including Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has been honored at New Mexico State and nationally with eight awards for teaching or service. Tara has presented faculty development workshops to 10,000 participants at more than 120 venues, in thirty-five states, and in Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Segment 1: How faculty development centers can help researchers [00:00-9:11] In this first segment, Tara describes the work of Centers for Teaching and Learning and shares examples of programming, resources, and services that can offer assistance to faculty researchers. Segment 2: Writing and research accountability [9:12-20:24] In segment two, Tara talks about factors that impact scholarly productivity and shares tips for sharing your work with others. Segment 3: Concrete tips for productive writing [20:25-31:24] In segment three, Tara offers suggestions for setting up a daily writing practice, forming a writing group and tracking your time writing. Bonus Clip # 1: How Publish & Flourish came to be [00:00-3:43] Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Engaging Experts for Feedback on Your Work [00:00-2:13] To share feedback about this podcast episode, ask questions that could be featured in a future episode, or to share research-related resources, contact the “Research in Action” podcast: Twitter: @RIA_podcast or #RIA_podcast Email: riapodcast@oregonstate.edu Voicemail: 541-737-1111 If you listen to the podcast via iTunes, please consider leaving us a review.

31mins

1 Aug 2016