Meet our featured guests...
Tim, Jill, Coleman & Ron
Feb 23 Music, Song & Activism
He continues a busy guest-conducting schedule around the world. Dr. Seelig holds four degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the Diploma from the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He has seven published books and DVDs on choral technique.
His recordings have been on Billboard Top Ten and iTunes Top Ten classical charts. His choruses have been the topic of three documentaries. The PBS documentary about the Turtle Creek Chorale, which he conducted for 20 years, received the national Emmy award for best documentary. Dr. Seelig’s early training was as a singer. He made his European operatic debut at the Staatsoper in St. Gallen, Switzerland and his solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall.
Known for his enthusiasm and sense of humor, Grammy Magazine says, “Dr. Seelig takes eclecticism to new heights.” The New York Times calls Seelig an “expressive performer,” and the Fort Worth Star Telegram quips, “Seelig slices a thick cut of ham.”
His autobiographical memoir, “Tale of Two Tims,” was released June, 2020.
He is the proud Granddad to Clara Skye, Eden Mae, Ivy Hope and Cora Rose.
Coleman Gladis & Ron Gladis
Mar 9 Expression & Healing
Coleman Gladis is a film and television director from Philadelphia. He has worked in production on various film and television projects including ABC's The Bachelor and AMC's Mad Men. He is currently in post-production on his first feature length documentary - a cinematic portrait of his late mother Mariah Gladis. The film is being produced by Blue Dragonfly Pictures where he is the creative director.
Ron Gladis, a recovering electrical engineer, is a fine arts photographer, President of The Mariah Fenton Gladis Foundation and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training.
Jill Demby Guest
Mar 2 Hidden Meanings, The Creative
Process & Branded Content
Jill is an Emmy nominated, multi-Award winning producer, writer, and director.
She began her career as an assistant camerawoman and film editor, trained by the Maysles Brothers (Grey Gardens) and then went on to edit and produce many films for PBS. She received an Emmy nomination for KCET’s “Take Five: Charles Dickson,” for her portrait of African American sculptor, Charles Dickson. With a lifelong passion for biographical documentaries, Jill was a producer and editor on various bio-docs including “James Cagney: That Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Into the Morning: Willa Cather’s America,” and writer, director on Lifetime television’s “Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams.”
She has also worked extensively with Disney and Warner Brothers, producing trailers, TV campaigns and numerous documentaries for their DVD releases including “The West Wing,” “John Lennon: Imagine with Yoko Ono,” “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” and “National Treasure.” She received a Promax Gold Award for “Without A Trace” and a Key Art Award nomination for Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry Collection” from Warner Bros.
Her latest feature documentary is “And Now, Love,” which she wrote, produced and directed. It has garnered two film festival “Best Director” awards and one for “Best Documentary.” The film profiles the remarkable life of Jewish WWII veteran, prisoner of war and pioneering psychoanalyst, Dr. Bernard W. Bail. (andnowlovethemovie.com)
Jill is also a professional storyteller, karaoke singer, audiobook producer and mother to a fantastic daughter who she says she is “honored to know.”
SSR at a Glance
Stone Soup Ripple brings people together for connection that moves us forward, personally and professionally. This is what Founder Christine Leuthold refers to as ‘the ripple... those planned and unplanned forces that transform initial encounters into much more.
Here are a few ways we do this:
We create the opportunity for compelling content with meaningful group interaction at no cost to participants,
We provide a way for participants to Add a Ripple via voluntary contributions which 100% to support the vision and work of our Featured Guests,
We offer a combination of Pop-Up Gatherings... for a taste of Stone Soup Ripple,
For a richer experience, we offer a series format for a deeper dive into the theme as well as connection with fellow participants over several gatherings.
On our Discussions page, open to all SSR members
In our Private Discussion Groups where participants a specific series or pop-up can connect as a group
On our Members page, where members can follow and connect one-on-one with each other At individual pop-up gatherings which offer a taste of our community.