NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Tamara Ruppart: Award Winning Director & Producer

Tamara Ruppart is an award winning director and producer. She has worked as a director, producer and actor in both theater and film. On stage, she has directed KOMACHI, A THOUSAND CRANES, THE FANTASITCKS, STRIKE-SLIP, two productions of Velina Hasu Houston's KOKORO (TRUE HEART), and the world premiere of EXTINCTION. On film, she has directed RISING SUN, RISING SOUL (doc) and Japanese-language PATH OF DREAMS (short). She is currently developing three feature films with PATH OF DREAMS writer Velina Hasu Houston.

Ms. Ruppart has a particular affinity for Japan and Japanese culture, after studying Japanese in college and living in Niigata, Japan, teaching English for 15 months after college. In 2001, Ms. Ruppart went on an overland trip from Beijing, through Inner Mongolia, across the Tibetan Plateau, up to Mt. Everest Base Camp, and down into Kathmandu, Nepal. She has also traveled in Southeast Asia and Europe. Ms. Ruppart has studied Digital Filmmaking at NYFA in Los Angeles, as well as Script Supervision and Continuity under Shari Carpenter in New York City. After receiving a scholarship, Ms. Ruppart attended The New School for Drama. Having studied directing with Elinor Renfield, Casey Biggs, Austin Pendleton and Olympia Dukakis, Ms. Ruppart graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Davidson College. Ms. Ruppart is a member of Women In Film (WIF) and the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD).

My Goal of the Day: Leave nothing on my "plate" as far as work is concerned. I want to have done all that I can do to move everything forward so that the ball is not left in my court.

My Thought of the Day: Every journey starts with one step. This helps me to remember to just put one foot in front of the other and keep going.

My Action of the Day: I try to do one thing a day that's out of my comfort zone - to be brave and bold.

What do you love most about Your City?

I love all of the cultures here in Los Angeles. As a filmmaker who likes to tell international stories, I get a lot of inspiration from the different backgrounds and passions from people who are different from me.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Since moving to Los Angeles, I've discovered breakfast burritos. They're amazing.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I like the quiet and dark of early morning. It's a great time to fit in some yoga, make coffee or tea, and get a jump on emails.

10:00 AM - Time for script work on upcoming projects!

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Le Pain Quotidien - in either New York or Los Angeles - is always a good spot.

7:00 PM -  I often get a lot of my research done in the evenings. Phone calls and emails have been handled, so early evening is a good time to work uninterrupted.

11:00 PM - Bedtime - yay!

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Green tea. It's good hot or cold - all day long.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I don't really use Instagram.

What should everyone try at least once?

An outdoor onsen (hot spring bath) in the winter snow in Japan - with a beer. It's heaven.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I love wandering on the grounds of a Japanese shrine.  The hidden statues and unexpected architectural details add a beautiful dimension to the serenity and history of the space.