We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaimee Dossey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jaimee, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
By the end of my career, I want to have left a legacy. As an analytical artist, I strongly believe that all forms of art can be used as a catalyst for many things in our societies, and I believe the industry of art is very important for humanity. In 2012 I had a vision that I would start my own business and the sole purpose of the business was to bring aspiring creatives of all forms of art in, assist them with growing their skill sets with classes, life coaching, etc., and then help them market and sell what they do to spread whatever positive catalyst it is that they have created out to accomplish the goal of making a difference in this world. The business plan is much more detailed than what I have laid out, but that is the gist. Fast forward to March of 2017, I met Sammi G. and was hired on to Fishbowl Radio Network. It was an instant connection and come to find out, she had already been doing what I had envisioned just on the scale of online radio, which broadcasting is a form of art that she has mastered and I, at the time, had no knowledge of. By the end of my career my goal is to have left a legacy, something that continues to exist and make a difference long after I am gone, to ensure that the appreciation of art in society and those who have created it does not die out.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Almost 4 years ago I was hired as an administrative assistant for Fishbowl Radio Network. Today, I am now the owner’s right hand. I’ve worn many hats within this company; admin, accounting, producer, photographer, website maintenance, graphic designer, and many more. There is never a dull moment in my career. I believe what sets me apart from others is that I am not afraid of learning and trying new things. I also work well analytically and creatively which is a huge help when implementing new ideas to be able to structure them on paper and execute those ideas in real-time. My career has been anything but easy, but when you are passionate to serve the vision placed in front of you, you’re able to accomplish much more than what you thought you were ever capable of. My employer, Sammi G., has also been a huge help. She has been much more than a boss, she has been a mentor, a counselor, and a friend. When I first began this career I had no idea I would be sitting here today in the position that I am in. Sammi has taught me so much about business, and the practical everyday approach to ensuring it stays running, and even though Fishbowl Radio Network is not my brand, I would like everyone to know about this incredible company. Fishbowl Radio Network is dedicated to helping other brands grow through broadcast. In my opinion, this is one of the most creative tools you can use to grow your brand, and we are here to help every brand that comes through the door to accomplish their goals.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Living in the center of the DFW metroplex, there is no shortage of exciting places to visit. From the dive bars and live music of Deep Ellum, The Stockyards in Fort Worth, Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and of course Texas Live! And after you visit Texas Live!, you should definitely jump across the street into Fishbowl Radio Network to record a drop for the station.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can not take full credit for my successes. I have been fortunate to have many mentors, whether formal or informal, in my life. First and foremost, I would like to shout out my Creator. I want to thank my parents for bringing me up in an environment where there was always a teacher or leader to guide me such as Pastor Joe Glass of Church of Abundant Life, Pastor Ben and Tammie of Christian Fellowship Church, Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, and of course for my parents who sacrificed a lot to ensure I could be successful. A few grade school teachers who taught me learning is fun and the value of education; Mrs. Chlup, Mrs. Schenkleberg, and Mrs. Greig for starting me down the digital creative path by teaching me Adobe software. A huge thank you to my recent life coaches/ mentors; Vanessa Eans, LaTonya Davison, and Sammi G. who brought out a strength in me that I have never known before. And of course, I could not forget to shout out my older sister, Brittany Shelton, who has always been there to support me since birth in every situation and pull me off the ledge to remind me to keep going. I am so grateful to these people, and there have been many more, but I would need to create an encyclopedia series to list them all.