We met LaRayia at the Powerful U conference in Los Angeles. And were inspired by her passion to provide healthy food, wellness and compassion to the homeless in Los Angels and now in New York. She is the Founder of ‘Lunch On Me’ and leads a team of five women. There are so many inspiring moments in this conversation. It was a privilege to sit down with LaRayia and have her share her story.
Suzanne Garcia is better known as “Susie” to all her fans, friends, and family, and if you are not laughing, crying, smiling, or dancing when she is onstage, then she thinks that she hasn’t done her job. With a keen ear for music, she began playing violin as a child. With the encouragement of her parents (both avid Mariachi fans and music aficionados), Susie was introduced to a genre of music rooted in tradition and cultural pride.
Marisa started her career at a young age in Phoenix , Arizona performing with “Los Amigos’, a group of singers and performers led by local educator Bob Diaz. She was able to tour the world with Los Amigos as well as learn abut the music business from her father, local radio and television personality Jose Ronstadt. And yes, her family and Linda are related.
This episode was recorded on the patio in front of a Baskin Robins in Sahuarita, Arizona! There is some background noise that we apologize for. However the message and the inspiration that Marisa gives throughout the session is important so we hope you won’t mind the noise. This interview goes from one subject to another to another like a roller coaster. From talking about life in the theater, to growing up Latina to sushi, you never know what’s coming next! It’s fun, informative and thought provoking all at once. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.