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Geoffrey Orr

Geoffrey Orr

Episode: 017

Geoffrey grew up in Springhill, Louisiana the oldest son in his family. An avid sports player, Geoffrey developed a passion for baseball. After graduating from High School Geoffrey found himself at the University of Arkansas Monticello. After three years there Geoffrey was signed by the Atlanta Braves and played two years in the minor league system with the likes of Chipper Jones. Geoffrey now lives in Minden, Louisiana and owns Elite Baseball/Softball Academy sharing his wisdom and passion of Baseball and Softball to young players.

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Ernie Emerson

Ernie Emerson

Episode: 016

Chase's dad. In the photo, Chase (left), Ernie Emerson (right).

Jerome Erskin

Jerome Erskin

Episode: 015

I have a beautiful wife and 2 adorable little girls. I grew up in several places but I spent the bulk of my childhood between Killeen TX and Winnsboro LA. I'm a journeyman serviceman for the local power company in our area - Entergy. In my line of work we spend a lot of time away from our families while "keeping the lights on", and because of that I get the opportunity to listen to many different podcasts during my days and nights. STF is a great family friendly podcast that makes you feel like you're part of the group every time a new episode is put up. They are just a regular group of guys anyone can relate to, especially if you come from small town roots.

Gary Wayne

Gary Wayne

Episode: 007

Gary Wayne is a Christian contrarian who has maintained a lifelong love affair with biblical prophecy, history and mythology. His extensive study has encompassed the Bible and Gnostic scriptures, the Qur’an, the Bhagavad Gita, Gilgamesh and other ancient epics, language etymology, and secret society publications.

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Chase

Chase

Episode: 005

Emilee Nolte

Emilee Nolte

Episode: 005

BJ Kyle

BJ Kyle

Episode: 003

B.J. or "Beej", as we like to call him, just recently came off the road as a professional musician and resettled in his hometown of McNeil, Arkansas. Currently, Beej is working in a local business while pursuing his passion of all things related to music and podcasting. Beej is the newest member of a newly launched podcast, Small Town Famousâ„¢, as co-host, producer, and engineer. He is continually developing his skills as a freelance Sound and Recording Engineer, as well as being along with being an active Mixing and Mastering consultant for various projects.

Beej plays keyboards, organ, banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin and provides background vocals. He has performed with many artists. Most recently, he spent the past four years playing keyboards for Country Music star, Craig Morgan. Here's a list of other notable performances:
Carrie Underwood
Kelly Clarkson
Luke Bryan
Justin Moore (local Arkansas boy, #smalltownfamous)
Josh Thomson
Love and Theft
Travis Tritt
Big and Rich
David Lee Murphy (the man who gave him his "shot"!)
Brett Eldridge
Montgomery Gentry

Some of his tour experience:
Jason Aldean's 2009 Wide Open Tour
Larry the Cable Guy's 2009 Tailgate Winter Tour
Josh Gracin and Mark Wills' 2010 Crazy White Boys Tour
Colt Ford (Beej provided instrumentals and vocals on Colt's albums: "Live Sewanee River Jam" and "Chicken & Biscuits."

He has appeared on Conan O’Brian, Fox and Friends, and numerous occasions on The Grand Ol' Opry.

Bob Smiley

Bob Smiley

Episode: 002

Many moons ago - before the invention of Ritalin or the Internet - a young, broke college student named Roberto Antonio Smiley signed up for a stand-up competition at his Student Union Building. The prize money was $500, which was nearly 5 months rent for the "efficiency" closet Smiley was living in at the time. Though he had never stepped on a stage, and the only prior laughs he had gotten were due to his colossal leprechaun ears, he went for the gold. When he arrived, his only competition was a grown man wearing an oversized sombrero with no act... so... he won the money and the tender hearts of his fellow students. The rest is history.

Since that incredibly average performance, Roberto shortened his name to "Bob" and started a caffeine-induced tour spreading laughter and gaiety to the masses. As a novice jokester, Smiley honed his talents as the merch-managing MC for bands like Newsboys, Third Day, and Mercy Me. This exposure, along with the fact that his act had the word "booger" in it three times, led to a swarm of goatee'd youth leaders begging Smiley to come entertain their sugar-high kid herds. He was forced to match their manic energy and soon developed a machine gun approach to comedy. Sixteen years later, Bob is now one of the nation's most in-demand and hilarious clean comedians. And he absolutely loves his job, no matter how many times his father challenges its legitimacy as a career choice.

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Glen Knight

Glen Knight

Episode: 001

Glen is a Maritime Missionary to Oceanic Asia, sailing the vessel RIM Nativa from the Port of Davao City, Philippines. With a view toward serving people in far flung and difficult places to reach across the world’s oceans, Glen's ministry, REMOTE ISLAND MINISTRIES and its flag ship, MSV RIM Nativa are fully engaged in sailing the waters of the Equatorial Western Pacific Ocean. Having a history of maritime work spreading over the past decade and with a wide horizon stretching before us, Glen eagerly embraces the challenge of not only crossing oceans but doing so that people may hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serve them on the front lines of humanitarian aid and relief.

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