Happy Holidays everyone!
This month we’re bringing to you a special holiday treat as we introduce:
Viber of the Month: Team Edition.
Established in 88 - consisting of fresh college graduates following their dreams, 88 was started by a dynamic group of broke college kids with a passion for production. Established in 88 has made it our mission to showcase & empower individuals to maximize their creative arts abilities through culturally diverse platforms, community involvement, and advocacy. By doing what we love to do Team 88 is putting their blood sweat and tears towards this vision.
Scroll to learn more about what inspires them and makes them tick!
Temprest Myers “Temp”
Tena Ried “Tena Tenacity”
What decade do you think your personality would thrive in?
West - 1990s
Temprest - 1970s - 1990s
Jadea - 1980s
Krystal - 2020s
Tena - 21st century and beyond
Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?
“Trinidad! Carnival HELLO!”
Top travel destination on your list?
“Amsterdam, the Ivory Coast & Bali” -West
“Paris, France” -KRYSTAL
“Jamaica, Hawaii and Los Angeles” -TENA
What was your childhood fear?
Skipping school and getting caught.
The first app I open every day is:
What is your favorite social media app and why?
“Instagram. I love to see people showcasing their talents and enjoying life.” -Jadea
What is something silly you got in trouble for as a child?
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Listening to Nas’s Ochie Wally
What is your favorite current and past show?
cURRENT - Insecure
pAST - MARTIN
cURRENT - Insecure
pAST - The Pj’s
cURRENT - Luke cage & iNSECURE
pAST - mARTIN
cURRENT - BOB’S BURGERS
pAST - Dawson's Creek
Now lets get to know THEM professionally!
West: Executive Director , ESTablished in 88
Temp: Teachers Assistant
Jadea: JuC-E Vibez The Podcast
Krystal: Editor-in-Chief, Established in 88
Tena: Established in 88 Title: Social Community Director
I've been in this position for this many years
I've been in this industry for this many years
Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?
The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is
“Sleep is non existent”
“Patience & understanding of the population I work with”
Being versatile and open to change
How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?
West: “I was always infatuated with behind the scenes work. Started attending a lot of live tappings in NYC, went on to intern at major networks and decided to start my own lane!“
Krystal: “I have always been interested in theater and production but it was my sister's efforts that got me engaged in this line of work.”
Tena: “I started off as an intern that turned into an official position as Co-Host for the jazz and blues radio show for 88.9 FM radio station in Baltimore, MD then I founded my very one podcast which developed my media skills in writing/working for Established in 88”
My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I…
10 Years ago I was…
I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be
What inspires you?
“My parents, son and my team!”
“Potential. Knowing the universe conspires in our favor.”
God, my mother, myself, and the future
How do you inspire people?
“Not sure if I do but I help out where are can” -West
“I’d say lately by, not giving up & staying true” -TEMP
“Listen and believe in them.” -KRYSTAL
“I inspire people by showing them that education, hard work and determination will take you anywhere you want to go in life.” -TENA
To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen To…
“A liddle Anita” in my Jamie Fox voice
Smooth Jazz or Disney Songs