The Stories of the Upstate™ #292: (Will Rutherford) "As a kid, I wanted to be a mad inventor."

           Story #292 come from Will Rutherford, creator and owner of Escape Artist Greenville


First came haunted houses, elaborate, professionally staged haunted houses that took over his whole house.  Then, it was murder mysteries staged for others to solve.  Finally Escape Rooms, places where teams of friends or co-workers search for clues, solve puzzles and more to get out of a room, find a treasure, and the like.  All this, while Will Rutherford worked a full time job, an engineering job with GE.  After a year and a half of staging Escape Rooms as a hobby or side job, Will and his wife made the hobby, the job and opened Escape Artist Greenville and are loving every minute of the new job.  

                                              To learn more about Escape Artist Greenville, click here.

The Stories of the Upstate #207: (Glenn Strange): "When I was a kid, my daddy gave me corn flakes and a bowl of sugar and called it Frosted Flakes."

                               Spartanburg comedian magician, Glenn Strange presents Story #207

"People don't normally like being tricked, but when you add humor or music to illusion, you get great entertainment," says Spartanburg comedian magician, Glenn Strange.  It might surprise Glenn's audiences to find out that he was shy as a child. Humor has always been a big part of his life and combining that with the magic he learned as an adult, Glenn has found his passion and is bringing laughter and wonder to audience in Spartanburg and all across Upstate SC.

                                               To learn more about Glenn Strange, click here.

The Stories of the Upstate #202: (Jeff Sumerel) "I was called the class clown in high school, but I didn't think of it as being the class clown."

Jeff Sumerel, conceptual artist, film maker and creator of About Face brings us Story #202 as the second part of our two part episode featuring About Face, America's Most Accurate Fake News.

Greenville native, Jeff Sumerel went from high school class clown to the creator of About Face, America's Most Accurate Fake News with Dean Kay.  Along the way, he's been a stand-up comedian, conceptual artist and filmmaker.  His current project, About Face was inspired by watching all the mundane, opinionated, inappropriate, and highly personal information people post everyday on Facebook. 

                                                   To learn more about Jeff Sumerel, click here,
                                          check out About Face here and follow Jeff on Facebook.

The Stories of the Upstate™ #201: (Dean Kay) "I got my start in radio because Bob Barker told me that I had a radio voice while passing me the cream at a L.A. coffee shop."

News Anchor Dean Kay brings us story #201, the first part of a two part feature on About Face, American's Most Accurate Fake News.

Our current story is about quite a unique individual: Dean Kay.  He's the news anchor for About Face, America's Most Accurate Fake News. He's a former U.S. Navy man.  He was discovered by Bob Barker. He's a Paul Harvey fan. He's a lover of woodworking.  Oh, and he's a puppet.

                                              To learn more about About Face, click here.