Anything and Everything with Donna Lisa

Donna Lisa Murray

Anything and Everything with Donna Lisa is a bi-monthly advice podcast where I discuss various topics about business, entertainment, wellness, society and design. Join me each week as I interview special guests who have made an impact in my life and can possibly impact yours.

Episode 36 - Ashley Tesoro - Mrs. Nevada International 2022
May 10 2022
Episode 36 - Ashley Tesoro - Mrs. Nevada International 2022
Ashley Tesoro is Mrs. Nevada International 2022 and was also crowned Mrs. Nevada America 2020.  She is a Christian and country music singer and in 2007 she released her self-titled country music debut through Tesoro Records.In addition to being a talented and accomplished singer, Ashley is also a former Hollywood actress. During her acting career, which spanned over fourteen years, she became known throughout the world due to her starring roles on NBC's "Saved By the Bell: The New Class", and CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful." During a six year period she portrayed the characters of Liz Miller on "Saved By the Bell: The New Class" and Kimberly Fairchild on "The Bold and the Beautiful." These characters brought both national and international attention to her acting talent and ability, as well as her beauty and grace. She also starred in eight films during her career.Ashley and her husband Anthony also have a production company, Tesoro Entertainment; and a record label, Tesoro Records. In 2007 Ashley released her country music debut; "Ashley Tesoro EP." In 2010 she released a Country-Gospel album titled "Oh You Angel EP." In 2012 she released a Gospel Hymns album titled "Simply Worship EP." Additionally, in 2012 Ashley started "Life Is For Living TV" with her husband Anthony; a Christian lifestyle and ministry internet show that they host and produce together through Tesoro Entertainment.Ashley and her husband have three beautiful children and she is currently competing for the crown of  Mrs. International this summer.
Episode 35 - Cathey Kuo  - Real Estate Broker, investor, and  entrepreneur.
Mar 18 2022
Episode 35 - Cathey Kuo - Real Estate Broker, investor, and entrepreneur.
In this episode, Cathey Kuo, talks about her upbringing and how she got her start in real estate and business.Catherine "Cathey" Kuo is a real estate broker, investor, and entrepreneur with over 10 years experience in commercial real estate leasing & sales, real estate investing, asset management, and 1031 exchanges.As a business owner and investor herself, Cathey has an innate grasp of the real estate market and entrepreneurship which allows her to be solution oriented and empathize with all parties in a deal to structure win-win resolutions. Her immense desire to help others fulfill their dreams of entrepreneurship and grow their investment portfolios & wealth stems from her own family's humble beginnings. As the child of first generation immigrants, she experienced firsthand the countless goals and opportunities that could be achieved through grit & hard work and strives to empower and inspire others to fulfill their dreams and full potential.Cathey began her career in real estate working alongside her mother, who has her own successful 30 year track record in the industry as an agent, broker, and investor. This early start provided her with a visceral understanding of the industry as she began to analyze investment opportunities since she was in high school. After high school, Cathey went on to obtain her BBA in Real Estate from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business in New York City then began her career in commercial real estate in the Midtown Manhattan NYC office as a wheel program associate with CBRE.After a few years of working in the commercial real estate industry in NYC, Cathey relocated to Las Vegas in 2014 to take advantage of the business, investor, and tax friendly environment and regulations in the city as well as the far better quality of life. Although she initially relocated to Las Vegas to build her own portfolio, she soon realized the immense opportunity and calling to help others build their portfolios & wealth. Bringing her northeast real estate experience and work ethic to the market, she has been able to help countless business owners and investors achieve their goals against the odds as she treats her clients with the quality of service she demands. At the same time, she worked diligently to add value to, lease up, and stabilize her family's 80,000 SF portfolio in town, bringing the total occupancy from under 50% to over 90%.In addition to brokering commercial real estate deals, Cathey serves as the Broker and a Partner / Co-Owner of Elite Homes - Engel & Völkers Las Vegas and helps lead business development, marketing, and strategic growth for the firm with her business partner. She is also an angel investor and co-founder of Kyou Beauty, a salon and spa in Las Vegas’ bustling Chinatown district. When Cathey is not working, she enjoys trying all the amazing restaurants in the city, going to the gym, and traveling. She admittedly has trouble not being productive and hasn't owned a TV in years so outside of work and her hobbies, she is also an active member of the local community and loves supporting its many business groups & charity events and organizations. Her favorite way to pay it forward is through mentorship and she has served as a volunteer for numerous groups where she has both spoken to groups and mentored individual high school and college students, including serving as an board member for OCA, whose primary purpose is coordinating a mentorship program for UNLV & CSN students, for a number of years.
Episode 29 - Lisa Song Sutton shares her entrepreneurial mindset
Sep 30 2021
Episode 29 - Lisa Song Sutton shares her entrepreneurial mindset
Lisa Song Sutton is a successful entrepreneur, real estate investor, former Miss Nevada United States and former Congressional candidate for Nevada’s 4th District. Lisa started her business career working in a top Las Vegas law firm, specializing in business litigation. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her on to create companies of her own. ​Lisa started her first business, Sin City Cupcakes in 2012. Today it is an iconic Las Vegas treat that delights tens of thousands of locals and visitors each year.  Lisa is a highly successful entrepreneur and also co-founder of Ship Las Vegas, Elite Homes - Christie’s International Real Estate. As well as Liquid & Lace swimwear.​In addition to her work as a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor, Lisa is highly sought after as a speaker, coach and expert in the business world. She has published numerous articles for Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and Business Insider on business and entrepreneurship.  ​​Lisa continues to stay actively involved in her community. Serving on non-profit boards, including StartUpNV - Nevada’s only statewide business incubator for entrepreneurial founders. Lisa Song Sutton has been selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and was named a Top 10 Social Entrepreneur to Watch.​Lisa Song Sutton's entrepreneurial spirit continues to inspire audiences and young entrepreneurs both domestically and internationally. She's a believer that if you're lucky enough to be a successful entrepreneur, one must pay it forward, collaborate and invest in the future of business.
Episode 24 - Thomas Oliver, owner of Waikomo Shave Ice, serves up something sweet in the Las Vegas Valley
Jul 19 2021
Episode 24 - Thomas Oliver, owner of Waikomo Shave Ice, serves up something sweet in the Las Vegas Valley
Thomas Oliver got his start in business working for his family's pool business on the island of Kauai. He knew early on that the family business was not the route he wanted to take in life, so he decided to step away to figure out what he really wanted to do.  In 2014,  Thomas broke his leg while riding his horse and had to take some time off to clear his mind and heal from his accident.  During that time, he traveled to Europe and did a lot of soul searching and healing for a couple of months.   In 2016, Thomas came up with an idea of selling coconuts on the side of the street and eventually had an opportunity to take over an old food truck. He was given a shave ice machine from a friend and  that was the start of Waikomo Shave Ice, originally named Loco Coco Shave Ice. During the pandemic, Thomas thought it would be a good idea to expand his business and bring it to Las Vegas. He moved to Vegas in July 2020 and parked his food truck in different locations throughout the valley.  Thomas recently found a permanent location for the truck to serve up some all natural goodness and has more plans to continue expanding his business on the island of Kauai. Waikomo Shave Ice uses completely natural ingredients with no artificial flavors or colorings. Their shave ice is cool, refreshing and perfect for any day. The combination of finely shaved ice, and delicious syrups, fresh fruit topping drizzled with coco cream and honey makes his loyal customers coming back for more.