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Lawyer Leaves Firm for Word Games

Mike Switzer
Mike Switzer

    Before you could play video games, and watch movies in your car on your phones, tablets and back-seat TV's, people were creative and played word games with their families on road trips. During one such recent trip, our next guest, an Upstate attorney, came up with a new word game that was such a big hit with her family, she decided to leave the law firm and launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring the game to market.

Mike Switzer interviews Kristin Burrell, owner of Vistavationin Greenville, SC and the game she created is called Redonkulary.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.