LOL 012: Finding Passion, Purpose and Taking Risks - Samba To The Sea Founder Kristen Brown

So what happens when young finance professional leaves the concrete jungle to for paradise found in Costa Rica?

Meet Kristen Brown, the founder, sunset chaser and mastermind behind Tamarindo-based Samba To The Sea. Kristen’s work has been seen in Harper's Bazaar UK, Korea, and Germany and has worked with major brands like American Express. 

Kristen shares her story about leaving New York City after meeting and getting offered a marketing job with surfboard shaper, Robert August, her story on entrepreneurship, and how the magical sunsets of Costa Rica lead her to her passion in photography. Kristen's story is not only inspiring but one that will show you that taking a risk and following your passion might lead you to new grounds and opportunities for a much purposeful life. 

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Podcast Created by:  Valerie Fidan
Podcast Hosted by:  Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: John Trim
Theme music by: HimProduction


LOL 001: Welcome to Living Out Loud!

Welcome to Living Out Loud (LOL)! LOL is a podcast about living vibrantly. Each week, I'm bringing you episodes with interesting interviews and guests in the health and wellness industry. This is a breeding ground for ideas and excitement for a balanced and inspired lifestyle for living out loud!

Podcast Created and Hosted by: Valerie Fidan
Recorded in Portland, OR
Editing & Mixing by: Valerie Fidan
Theme music by: HimProduction


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Valerie Fidan

Valerie is a San Francisco native who gave up the comforts of home to travel the world continuously. Now based in Portland, OR, Valerie is a Social Media Marketing Consultant, helping solo entrepreneurs and small business owners DIY their social media by teaching them the in’s and out’s of SMM. She enjoys health hacking recipes, a good cocktail, yoga, hikes, live shows, puns & dad jokes.