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Mary Larsen

Rhode Island born and Rhode Island bred, I'm a Rhody girl at heart. I break out my flip flops in March, my favorite time to visit the beach is in September after the tourists leave, and some of the best belly laughs have been shared over the banquet hall tables at Wrights Chicken Farm with a boat-load of friends!

I've worked all around the Ocean State, as a music teacher, a television host on The Rhode Show, and also for a local movie production company, Verdi Productions. During the day I'm a work from home mom to two delightful kiddos, and by night I blog at TallMomTinyBaby.com and podcast with my husband Blake. Together we run Mary and Blake Media, where we produce 4 podcasts (Outlander Cast, ParentCast, The Living Reminders, and Wicked Rhody!) Our podcasts have been nominated for several awards, and we have had the honor to interview the likes of Liv Tyler, Ronald D. Moore, Damon Lindelof, and Bear McCreary.

I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Music, and actively perform with The American Band.

I love tacos, Harry Potter, and start listening to Christmas Music on November 1st (sometimes before...but don't tell my husband!)

You can find Mary via her Facebook Page, Twitter, and her personal blog.

Benjamin DeCastro


Life-Long Rhode Islander with ADHD so I spend my time as an Entrepreneur, Web-Show Host, Social Media Coach & Marketing Consultant, Drummer, Accordionist, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Public Speaker, Public Address Announcer, and a few other things.

In May 2016 I wrapped up 15 years at Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses where my duties included but were not limited to: Media Buying & Planning, Event Manager, Social Media (a mere 25 different pages), Liaison for our Community & Non-Profit Partners, Commercial Concept & Creative, Public Relations, Script Writer,  and (when NiRoPe wasn't available) Spokesman.  In my position there, I had the satisfaction of being part of both day to day operations as well as long-term plans for the company.  Since then I've launched my own company: 'Big Ben Marketing & Consulting' and I'm loving the new challenges and opportunities that have come my way thus far, and looking forward to even more down the road!

I'm typically more interested in operations than I am the concert, show, major event or pro-level game I'm attending. I love behind the scenes shows and documentaries on anything.  I geek out over logistics, planning and execution.  I am a HUGE FAN of the Muppets.  I will watch episodes of M*A*S*H, The Office, and Big Bang Theory over and over again. I love living on the coast, especially in Rhode Island where seasons are very distinct and different.  I love going to the beach to surf, swim, or simply sit and watch the waves.  I'm an avid New England Sports Fan.  I'm not a big movie guy - unless it's the Muppets.

You can find Ben at http://benjamindecastro.com/ on his Facebook Page, and Youtube Channel.

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