People and Things that I Like

These are the tools and programs I use most frequently. I’d love to hear your favorites, too!

Note: When possible, links shared on my site are affiliate links. If you decide to purchase that product, I will receive a small commission. Sometimes even, both of us will receive an added benefit (i.e. Dropbox will give us both more storage space). I promise to only share the tools and resources I personally believe in. 

People I Like

Web Designer

Designer

Nashville Software School

Things I Like

The Essentials

Podcast Software

  • Libsyn
    Use promo code "buck" for a free month!
  • Adobe Audition
    $19 a month. This is my preferred tool for podcast audio editing.
  • Transcription Service
    We use this for podcast transcriptions.

Swag

  • Uni-ball Vision 0.70mm
    There's a reason I love this pen so much, I'll have to tell you about it in person though.
  • LG HBS-850 Tone Active Bluetooth Stereo Headset
    I've been a user of the LG Tone since generation one. This is my favorite model so far.
  • Swiftwick Aspire Sock
    My favorite socks. A local Nashville company that is socially conscious about quality.
  • Nisolo Shoes
    Quality design, responsibly sourced, and made to last. Nashville based.
  • Portabrace DSLR Camera bag
    I use the BC-1N model for all of my mobile podcast gear
  • Sticker Mule
    The Die Cut is unmatched!
  • Fashionable
    Beautiful products handmade by women who have overcome.
  • Thistle Farms
    Heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction

Home Automation

  • Neato XV
    This little bot will keep your house clean
  • Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation
    It has paid for itself!

Travel

  • Lyft
    Get $50 in Lyft credits towards your first rides! (Lyft moved their customer service HQ to Nashville!)
  • Uber
    Get $20 off first ride.

Podcast Equipment

  • Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder
    This serves as my sound board. I'm obsessed with it.
  • Bose Headphones
    Around-Ear Style. Lightweight, comfortable and top quality sound for audio editing.
  • Shure Headphones
    Lower price point. I like these for my guests. This is the SRH440 model. This is the item pictured above.
  • Durable Mic Stand
    I prefer the DR Pro Tripod Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom
  • The SM7B Microphone
    I love this legendary microphone. It's the Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone, Cardioid
  • Cloudlifter (Phantom Powers the SM7B mic)
    Cloudlifter CL-1 model supports this microphone
  • Shure SM58
    I affectionately it the "little brother" to my SM7B microphone
  • XLR Cable
    Standard, 15 Foot Cable. If you use Cloudlift, you'll need 2x the cable units
  • Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
    Lower price point and not a bad mic. It's grown on me.
  • Foam Windscreen
    This is for all Shure ball type mics
  • Overhead Broadcast Boom
    Heil Sound PL-2T. Durable and mobile.
  • Cheaper Microphone Boom
    Lower price point for a Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand
  • Belkin Multi Headphone Splitter
    I always have one with me. Affordable way to split your headphone line out feed.

Workflow/Software

  • Leankit
    Visual Kanban project management tool. 2015 NTC Nashville company of the year!
  • Toggl
    My prefered time tacking app. Works wonderfully in browser and smartphone.
  • Buffer
    Buffer is a smart social media sharing scheduler. They're great!
  • Dropbox
    Get 500 MB of bonus space free!
  • Zapier
    Zapier is an web automation app. With Zapier you can build Zaps which can automate parts of your business or life.
  • Eventbrite
    World's largest self-service ticketing platform. They also just moved one of their engineering offices to Nashville!
  • TechnologyAdvice
    Finds you the right B2B Software that best fits your needs! (Previously employer)
  • G Suite (Google Apps)
    Receive 20% off your first year
  • Emma 📥
    Wonderful team of folks behind the stylish email marketing software. I interned there, too! (Way back in the day).
  • ConvertKit 📥
    I recommend this to bloggers. For all other email, I suggest Emma.
  • ScreenFlow (screen recorder)
    This is what I use for tutorial videos for both clients and contractors.
  • Creative Live
    Especially look at "Power Your Podcast With Storytelling"
  • Evernote
    Premium allows you to scan in business cards
  • Thinkific
    This is my preferred course building software