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Pavlo Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Greatest accomplishment is making people feel good with my music. Why? Because it makes me feel good. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I was rejected by every record label in the 90’s, so I was left no choice but to open my own company. The impact was immediate as I was able to find a way to sell my CDs in non traditional ways and ultimately made more profit. DO YOU SET ASIDE “ME-TIME” IN YOUR CALENDAR, AND WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME TO RELAX? Me time happens everyday for 10 min as I drink my espresso. The rest of the day I am off and running :). WHAT’S THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE YOU’VE DISCOVERED WHERE YOU CAN GO TO CHILL OUT? Local espresso cafe in the city I happen to be

Ken Schmidt Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Lucky for me, it’s hard to pick just one! Probably the greatest was landing a job at Harley-Davidson back in the 1980s. While I was never the type to shy away from chasing after something I wanted, I have to think the odds of a motorcycle fanatic like me landing his dream job, as I was able to do, were very long. Harley was nearing bankruptcy and it was do-or-die time for them to either get their act together and resume profitability, or disappear and take one of the world’s most storied brands out of commission. I’d like to be able to say it was a huge risk for me, joining Harley when the deck was stacked against them, but I was so young I really had nothing to lose! It’s a great accomplishment for me because nearly everything I’ve done with my life in the last 33 years stems from my involvement and success at Harley-Davidson.  It’s opened

Laura Fitzgerald Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? I see my greatest accomplishment in regard to my career, as being able to succeed in a relatively male dominated industry. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? Our first born child was born healthy but at 3 weeks of age he contracted encephalitis. Misdiagnosed with an ear infection, his encephalitis went untreated and he incurred severe brain injury which left him with severe, multiple disabilities. Although the doctors advised us, and those sought for second opinions, that we should put him in an institution and carry on with life; my husband and I chose to nurture our son at home and have other children. We have continued to face challenging health situations over the past 32 years with our son, but we have been able to have a loving marriage and raise two wonderful

Steve Morello Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? For me its always hard to give absolutes, like the best or the most. I like to measure my life, my accomplishments by the sum of the whole. The people who have told me that I have influenced their life, places I have contributed to preserving, memories I have accumulated, the overall experiences I have had. My life isn’t over so maybe that greatest accomplishment is yet to come. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I guess everyone has felt the loss of a loved one or disappointments that are part of the life experience, personal things that would have less meaning to your readers but there is one thing that seems to be an occupational hazard, leaving people. Being in the places I get to go to and seeing the remarkable things I