Friday, August 1, 2008

Members of the Month - August 2008

It's summertime and things are heating up. Check out the sizzling women who have been nominated for Ladies Lotto Members of the Month for August.

Bianca Bracho
Ladies Lotto Los Angeles

Bianca was born and raised in Los Angeles and can't seem to get enough. After completing her undergraduate studies at Yale University in 2006, she returned home ready to take it on full force. A music fiend of all kinds, she has been collecting and show-going since middle school. Back in LA, she began co-hosting She Rocks!!!, a weekly radio show on KXLU 88.9 fm featuring all female artists. She also has been establishing herself around the underground music scene as DJ Bianca O'Blivion, bringing people together through dance and creative expression (she even had a fly girls style dance duo for a hot second). Last summer she along with fellow LL member Christene Kings starting working together on Tralala Media, a PR project representing the LA music scene surrounding the Smell and its label olFactory Records, promoting bands like Abe Vigoda, Ima Gymnist, Hard Place and Magic Johnson. Through this experience, she decided to start her own label, Oblivionaire Records, and is currently working on a release for the fresh new electro rap duo Icy Lytes. She has also written for the weekly music magazine LA Record and is currently a contributor to the blog

While she will always be involved in music, art and dance in some form or another, she will be returning to her academic pursuits as she begins UCLA for her Master's in Public Health, focusing in Epidemiology.

Autumn Merritt
Ladies Lotto Chicago

Autumn is a professional mutli-tasker and likes it that way. She got her start while attending Howard University. Where she was the college lifestyle and marketing rep for Universal Music Group while working sales at Diesel. She also managed squeezing co-founding of an entertainment organization on campus with over 250 members. After graduating with a BBA in Marketing, she headed back to Chicago. Always having a passion for both fashion and music, she continued working with Diesel and began throwing parties. Four years later, after a few stints as a fashion buyer and wholesaler, she is the co-owner of solemates...chicago, her partner being her husband of almost two years. She is the manager of PHLI worldwide, a blogger on my-fashionation and ave chicago, and a fashion columnist to the startup online mag ruby hornet.

Kimberly Jung
Ladies Lotto Seattle

Kimberly (pictured above with her adorable son Henry) exemplifies the spirit of a Ladies Lotto entrepreneur. After working in marketing, media and production for the last 13 years, she ventereout independently. As the owner and executive producer of Block23 Productions, things have been challenging and exciting. With several projects in the pipeline (always looking for more), including a short + feature film and several video and radio projects, leaving the agency world has been empowering! She's thrilled to be a part of Ladies Lotto Seattle - a dynamic group of kick-ass chicks. Outside of work, I am passionate about family, friends, food, meeting new people, the outdoors, art and travel!

Kathryn Diehl
Ladies Lotto New York

Kat was born oversees and bred all over the world. Starting in Germany with stops in VA, DC and for the last 8 years New York City. With interests as broad as her talents, her career has shifted and transformed in every imaginable way since she touched down in New York immediately upon finishing school for Recording Engineering. Over the last eight years she has built a reputation and standard of integrity within the music industry for her ears and unique perspective on sound. Diehl has in that time worked with the likes of G Unit, Busta Rhymes, Diplomats, Grandmaster Flash, Alicia Keys, Bjork, Anthony Hopkins, Swizz Beats, Dead Prez,Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel and Wyclef among others. She is a valued freelancer with CBS working on Post Production audio for film and television. Her production company, Meowmix Productions, has seen placements on projects with Reef the Lost Cause, the ‘Get Rich or Die Trying’ Soundtrack, the Byrdgang album, Jim Jones DVD and Casual Skateboards.

In early 2006. Diehl founded Katalyst Clothing. Since a young age, she has found herself surrounded with artists of all types and commented, “ It’s my opportunity to provide a platform for all of the talented geniuses in my life. It all started out of love, everyone involved is family or a dear old friend.”