Life Changes Show, September 3, 2018

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Kokoa – Live From the Heart with Guest Evan Rumble and Musical Guests Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Kokoa – Live From the Heart,” with Guest, Culinary Master Chef, and Life Changer, Evan Rumble; and Musical Guests, Singers and Songwriters of Bluegrass Music, Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux, on The LIFE CHANGES Show


Guest, Evan Rumble

Guest Name: 
Evan Rumble
Evan Rumble
Guest Occupation: 
Wellness Travel Teacher and Guide
Guest Biography: 


Evan grew up as the quintessential California kid, living in Valley Center and traveling to the beach at any opportunity he was able, in order to surf and immerse himself in the ocean.  Throughout his childhood, he developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and thrived in all aspects of outdoor life. At a very young age, his family discovered that he possessed a highly developed artistic aptitude for creativity. He began expressing it through various forms of media. Painting with vibrant color combinations became his primary vehicle of creative expression. He was encouraged to pursue this talent by attending various schools of art throughout his early education.

As Evan grew, he found himself continually inspired by beauty, creativity, nature, humanity, all of which intrigued his gypsy-like soul. In his 20s, his wanderlust lured him on many journeys and adventures which shaped the man he is today.  While on the road, he developed a new passion as a culinary luminary, which would define his next evolution. Evan discovered that creating food was very similar to creating art, and began to use cuisine as his artistic palette. He honed his skills by studying with, and observing master chefs in action. Evan soon learned how to create unique delectable, healthful, and beautifully intricate dishes, influenced by global cuisine. But one of the most important culinary techniques he developed is something he labels as “epigenetic fusion.” Very similar to Dr. Masura Emoto’s studies of changing the structure of water molecules by nurturing them with positive speech, Evan infuses his culinary creations with his love and positive energy, which in turn is consumed by his guests, ultimately changing their personal inner energetic vibrations. Not only did Evan work as a chef in traditional kitchens, but he also organized underground supper clubs, such as Black Label Table. This format gave him more freedom to create unique dining endeavors, venturing outside the box of the traditional restaurant experience.

Eventually, his travels brought him full circle, back to his roots in Valley Center, where he easily settled into his new role as Executive Chef and Creative Director of Keys Creek Lavender Farm. Not only did he take on the responsibility of nourishing the guests with his excellent cuisine, but he was also in charge of designing and constructing the magical environment experienced by the guests on the Farm. Keys Creek is a rural destination for retreat events, such as yoga and spiritual journeys, so the energy of the space is a very important aspect of the venue. Similar to his cuisine, Evan was able to utilize his artistic creativity and construction skills to infuse the entire space with magic and positive vibes, from the meditative Crystal Labyrinth to the blissful lighting and whimsical chandeliers in the trees. Every guest comes away from the Lavender Farm with a deep sense of well-being and inspiration.

The newest portion of Evan’s evolvement began with a cup of tea, and an inspirational quote advising him to “be the light and spread the light.”  This encounter planted the seed for the concept of “lighthouse.” Through a series of serendipitous connections with like-minded individuals and collaboration with inspirational groups, such as Evo Room, the ideology of “lighthouse” began to materialize. Lighthouse organizes wellness retreat experiences at amazing unique venues that offer not only relaxation, nutrition, and self-care, but the opportunity for deep inner work, participation in playful and inspiring team building activities to connect like-minded individuals and build stronger communication skills. The ultimate culmination of these experiences is to offer inspiration and opportunities to activate the “flow state” and take these lessons from the retreat experience and into the homes and communities of the guests, making an impactful difference in the world. The next step of this journey is to continue to develop and manifest the inspiration of this project and share the light of creativity and intentional living on a global scale.

Guest, Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux

Guest Name: 
Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux
Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux
Guest Occupation: 
Artists and Musicians
Guest Biography: 


Lisa Salloux was born into an entire family who plays music. She was brought up on classical, blues and bluegrass while playing piano, mandolin, guitar and bass. She’s been writing and performing original tunes since she was a teenager and currently is engaged in a couple of projects in Los Angeles, an all female string band called Sugar In The Gourd, and Killing Cassanova, a ‘swampytonk’ band that Doug is also a member. “Playing bluegrass music is absolutely re-juvenating and re-kindles a spirit that loves to dance on the land.”

Doug Funkhouser is a singer song writer and has played bluegrass banjo and guitar for over forty years. He is currently a member of The Henry Ridge Ramblers and Killing Cassanova. He has developed his own style of progressive and three finger banjo playing based on the work of Earl Scruggs. “You can’t help responding to the honesty of bluegrass, it’s a music that finds its way deep into your soul.”

Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux as Heads of Industry in Textiles

Douglas Funkhouser

CEO, Founder, Artist
He comes to the printed fabric world naturally. From the scenic arts to the decorative arts, his disciplines have informed him to create this fine handcrafted line. The evolution of the line is a reflection of the master finishes and custom murals that grace his portfolio.

Douglas has since developed le gracieux, his own line of hand-crafted hemp textiles. He borrowed the term from an essay by French author Montesquieu, in which he discusses the many degrees of pleasure contained within the arts. le gracieux (the gracious) was listed among them, meaning “that which is refined and beautiful.” Douglas says, “It’s important for my textiles to possess an ageless sense of beauty and a hand softened by time.”

Lisa Salloux

CFO, Director Marketing and Design
With a background in architectural design, Lisa comes to le gracieux to facilitate the exposure of Doug’s artistic intention behind the line. Formally educated at Laguna Beach School of Arts, her extensive travel pursuits and appreciation of invention make for a finely tuned partnership with le gracieux.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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Station 1
7:00 pm PT
7:55 pm PT