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About Us

What is Growing Bolder?

It's an attitude. A mission. A passion. A team of people who believe in the power of hope, inspiration and possibility.

Growing Bolder is award-winning programming for cutting-edge technology: Web, Television, Radio, Social Media and More. 

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We're proud of the work we do, from our nationally-distributed television and radio to the exclusive content solutions we provide for our healthcare partners. But we're also proud of who we are. Take a look at our story, then scroll for bios on some of the people that make up Team GB.

Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO
One of the leading voices in the active lifestyle  movement, Marc is a veteran news and sports anchor and multiple Emmy Award-winning reporter. Marc began talking about building an Active Lifestyle multiplatform network in 1999. He left TV news in 2006 to start the Bolder Media Group and Bolder Broadcasting, Inc. Marc is the co-host of The Growing Bolder TV and Radio Shows and provides the day-to-day vision and leadership as we build our active lifestyle network. Email Marc
Bill Shafer Executive Vice President
As an Emmy-nominated anchor, producer, lifestyle reporter and writer, Bill has inspired and entertained millions by proving that ordinary people have extraordinary stories. His aim-for-the-heart style was instrumental in his station winning the duPont Award for Excellence in Journalism. At Bolder, Bill is co-host of The Growing Bolder TV and Radio Shows, our chief storyteller, and actively involved in every aspect of our daily business. Email Bill
Katy Widrick, Executive Producer
Katy has a rare combination of old media and new media skills. She's a social media expert, an award-winning writer and one of the top TV news producers and journalists in the business. She has produced and coordinated newscasts and special events like the Daytona 500, space shuttle launches and breaking news coverage in Syracuse, Boston and Orlando. At Bolder, Katy produces The Growing Bolder TV Show and oversees the production of all Bolder video and audio content. Email Katy
Pat Narciso, Director of Technology
A born entrepreneur, Pat founded a website hosting company at the age of 16 and quickly expanded internationally. He's developed GPS solutions for Nextel, field applications for BrightHouse, online customization for Peavey Eddie Van Halen Guitars and was the lead developer for a worldwide e-commerce system. He now oversees the design, development and implementation of all Bolder platforms, including content storage, management and delivery. Email Pat
Jason Morrow, Director of Video Production
Jason's work has been recognized with two Emmys, five Emmy nominations and five National Press Photographer Awards. He's also been a major contributor to productions that won the prestigious Peabody and duPont-Columbia Awards. He's done freelance work for N*SYNC, Justin Timberlake, ESPN, Access Hollywood, and others. Jason designs and manages our video and audio production department and helps produce both The Growing Bolder TV and Radio Shows. Email Jason
Jackie Carlin, Director of Online Media
Jackie is a news junkie who covered politics for ABCNEWS.com before producing a daily Webcast and nationally syndicated talk radio show for former White House chief correspondent Sam Donaldson. She also worked for Internet Broadcast Systems as a senior news editor and reporter for major market TV stations, covering Hurricane Katrina, shuttle launches and the 2006 Winter Olympics. At Bolder, Jackie oversees all online content management for GrowingBolder.com and our growing roster of clients. Email Jackie
Joshua Doolittle, Sr. Web Developer and Designer
A broad design and development skill set combined with an ability to creatively problem solve makes Joshua an invaluable asset to a rapidly growing and nimble company. Before joining Bolder, Josh worked with several other startups where he learned how to innovate. Josh is a Bolder project manager and assists Pat Narciso in the design, development and implementation of all Bolder online products. Email Josh
Jill Middleton, Producer
An award-winning television news special projects producer, Jill produced special reports, investigative series, and primetime specials  for the NBC affiliate in Orlando. Her work has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards and she's received several major industry awards. At Bolder, Jill is the booker and producer for The Growing Bolder Radio Show. Email Jill