Open mouth, insert foot. Worst dreams come true. Mishaps, mistakes, misunderstandings, and misadventures. Come join us as our storytellers share true stories of occasions in which they were absolutely MORTIFIED!
Bobby Low was born and raised in palm springs California. He is currently finishing his Communications degree at the university of Arizona. He has had experience with NBC affiliates as an assistant reporter and hopes to find a career where his voice can be heard and his opinion is valued. Fingers crossed.
Dr. Mark McMahon is a dentist, entrepreneur and adventure traveler. In 1999 he embarked on a solo driving odyssey from Tucson all the way to the southern tip of South America. He is the founder of the Smile Works network and Coyote Dental, helping people to save thousands of dollars on dental care in Mexico!
A recent graduate of the U of A School of Government and Public Policy with a Masters of Public Administration, Steven Braun works as a 911 Shift Supervisor for fire and EMS. On his return to school after 30 years, Steven found that most classes required some sort presentation and that he suffered from an extreme fear of public speaking. His solution: standing alone on a stage under a single light, microphone in hand, telling embarrassing stories about himself. Not only did it work for school presentations, Steven found himself hooked on written and oral storytelling, and now volunteers with Odyssey, as website administration. Prior to his career in public safety, Steven worked as a chef for 26 years in New York and Tucson, where he was a partner at the legendary, but sadly defunct, Boccata Bistro Caffe. Steven has been married to Phyllis for 32 years and they have one child, Jax. To date, Steven’s published works include two recipes in an out of print cookbook, but he’s hoping to change that in the future. Stay tuned for more…
Troy E. Larkin is a lawyer by day and silly-heart by night. He loves writing, movies, television, and singing poorly to the radio. Before losing a dare requiring him to move to Tucson, he worked at the Screen Actors Guild in Hollywood and spent his days lollygagging about on beaches in Southern California.
Jeff Whitehead, one of two sons to Kathleen and David, recently gave up on his near 30 year, soul-crushing career in restaurants to embrace the wonderful world of patio furniture sales. No longer a prisoner to his profession he finds the time to play more soccer and chase around his little hellion puppy Aida. Occasionally he comes out of the comfort of anonymity to share some truly uncomfortable stories with complete strangers
Dr. Scott Bolhack speaks nationally, in English, about wound care, telemedicine, palliative care and hospice, rehabilitation in nursing homes, and quality improvement processes. Dr. Bolhack has additional experience as a medical director for wound centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, and home health agencies. He has presented over 35 scientific posters in the areas of wound care, quality improvement, and post-hospital care. He is a thought-leader in the transition of care across the continuum. He is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. He has additional credentials as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician and a Certified Medical Director in long-term care.
Roscoe Mutz (Curator) is a juvenile trapped in an adult body, with a dark sense of humor, appreciation for sarcasm, and (despite having no children) an affinity for dad jokes. He practices employment law and commercial litigation at the law firm Farhang & Medcoff, where he vacillates between calm, measured counselor and antagonistic, shouting legal zealot (mostly at other lawyers). Roscoe’s favorite type of mortified story involves pants pooping, but if you know him, you are well aware of this fact.