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SC Hairstylist for Film Industry Promoting Safety After Tragic Accident

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You may remember the tragic movie production accident in Georgia five years ago when Columbia, SC-native and camera assistant, Sarah Jones, was killed by a train that she had no idea was scheduled to be on the tracks at that time.  Other crew members were severely injured, including our next guest, a hairstylist for the film industry from Charleston, SC, who went on to start up a nonprofit focused on promoting safety awareness on television and film production sets.  Earlier this year, she was recognized for her achievements with the “Behind the Scenes” award at the13th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival.

Mike Switzer interviews Joyce Gilliard, an author, activist, educator, motivational speaker, founder of the SC Hair & Makeup Network, and founder of the nonprofit organization, iSAFE! TV & FiLM.

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.