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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Puppett: Award Winning Filmmaker & Actor

My NativeAdVert:

Puppett has been passionate about filmmaking and performing since childhood. She started out in bands, first as a drummer and later a lead singer, before moving into drag performance. As a drag king, Puppett was a core member of Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque Troupe in Philadelphia for two years until 2011, when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking. Her on-screen credits include a Guest Star role on CATFISH: THE UNTOLD STORIES and supporting roles in DRIFTER (feature film) and THE MID-AUTUMN DINNER (short film). You can see Puppett on stage at The Odyssey Theatre this coming January where she'll be playing the role of MAX in the Los Angeles Premiere of Taylor Mac's HIR. A graduate of University of the Arts, her short films have screened in over 50 festivals worldwide, including Slamdance, Inside Out Toronto, and Outfest Los Angeles.

Puppett's directorial debut WEDLOCKED is a comedy about LGBTQ divorce inequality in a pre-Obergefell v Hodges America. Penned by Guinevere Turner (American Pyscho, The L Word) and produced with Christine Moore and Ally Iseman, WEDLOCKED is available to stream online at Teaming up with Christine Moore a second time, Puppett directed GLENDA, a love letter to TWIN PEAKS which premiered at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival and can be viewed online at Puppett recently directed an episode of the upcoming web-series RAZOR TONGUE, created by Rain Valdez, and she produced TOO MANY BODIES, a music video dealing with gun violence in America. Directed by Reena Dutt, the video leads viewers to a website,, with resources for survivors and loved ones as well as information on advocacy and voting for common sense gun laws.

My Goal of the Day:  Vote like my rights depend on it.

My Thought of the Day: A friend sent me this text message today: “In the wise words of the P90X workout videos, 'Do your best and forget the rest.'” That sounds right.

My Action of the Day: Memorize lines for the play I'll be in. A little each day adds up to a lot.

My Deed of the Day: I voted early by mail.

My Tip of the Day: Go to Sage Vegan Bistro for a great dinner.

And here's a bonus tip: sticking it out in Los Angeles is a marathon, so take breaks and get out of the city sometimes. Go to Lake Arrowhead for a weekend getaway (if you like lakes, trees, mountains, wind, nature and/or cute towns).

My Pic of the Day:

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

Los Angeles is full of people pursuing their dream careers, in a variety of artistic and academic fields including but not limited to filmmaking, and that's a wonderful atmosphere. I love that Los Angeles has renewable energy goals and is a Santuary City.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I love so many breakfast foods. I think my favorite would have to be taking Trader Joe's hash browns, mashing them up with sauteed onions, letting it all brown, and then throwing an over-easy/medium-ish egg on top. And I love a dirty chai or vanilla latte with soy milk in the morning.

My favorite breakfast spot is Millie's Cafe in Silver Lake. But when I have a billion dollars, my favorite breakfast spot will be Crossroads Kitchen. Have you tried their vegan chicken and waffles?

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Sleeping (pretty please). But if I'm not sleeping I better be on a film set, since that's the only good excuse for being up that early.

10:00 AM - This is the start of my workday at Seed&Spark, a film-centric crowdfunding and SVOD platform that emphasizes inclusion across all of its crowdfunding and streaming content. I am the Streaming Operations Manager here and handle day-to-day work around getting new films and shows up on our site. (Fun Fact: my short film Wedlocked is available to stream on the site:

On Wednesdays and Saturdays I can be found at my chiropractor's office at 10AM. I have chronic pain from lifelong scoliosis and my chiropractor and I are working backwards through scar tissue to give me a better quality of life. There have been times where I questioned whether I could have the career I wanted because of medical issues, and I want people who may be having those same thoughts to know that it's okay, and to keep working toward their goals.

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

I love Yuko Kitchen and Yuko Soup Bar. Yuko Yuko Yuko. In addition to portion sizes that actually fill me up, they also have frozen mint lemonade. And when it's blazing hot outside, you can get it with alcohol for happy hour. Hello.

7:00 PM - I'm home feeding my cats, snuggling cats, having cats climb on me, generally just surrounded by cats. I take a break to eat some dinner and say hi to my partner. Then my “night shift” will kick in. This is when I do my other work (submit for roles on casting sites, look over scripts, review edits for films I directed, memorize lines, etc etc etc).

11:00 PM - If I'm not too swamped with work, I'll kick back with a TV show before heading to bed between midnight and 2am. I'm trying to get better at going to bed on the earlier side of that window. On the other hand, if I have a lot going on I'll still be working... that fimmaker/actor grind.

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

WATER. My childhood self is very confused by this, since I grew up on soda, and in High School I transitioned from soda to juice. But I had a really hard time drinking water as a kid because I thought it tasted bad when it wasn't filtered and cold. Truthfully, I still think it tastes bad when it isn't filtered and cold. But I'm an adult now, so I can make sure I have cold, filtered water around. And I absolutely need water around.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

My most used App has to be Waze. I'd get lost without it. Very lost.

What should everyone try at least once?

Frozen grapes.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

I use Waze so I don't get lost...