We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaimie Beebe and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jaimie, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I never had a clear idea of what career I wanted, but I always knew I’d never work in an office or at a job that I had to punch a clock or be sitting at a desk at a certain time for a certain number of hours. I don’t do that well with those kinds of rules. I do great with deadlines and I always get things done, but I need to do it in my own way – which is usually a little out of the box. I’m a very creative person, but in order to create I need to do it on my own terms, whether that means I’m working in my backyard or on a tropical island, or at 3am from my bedroom.

With that being said, it was never a question that I’d be my own boss because I realized pretty quickly that bosses aren’t always pleased to find out their employee took a red-eye to Honduras to go snorkeling while also being paid to work on a project. So the most obvious step for me was start my own business in order to have the freedom to explore my own personal happiness but also be able to hit work deadlines without being micromanaged.

My main goal in life is to travel and experience the world so I had to make my career allow for that.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I kind of fell into my career because I wanted to do everything and try everything. I’m still like that! I’ve worked in every job imaginable to get to where I’m at, but I think it was good for me because I really learned how to deal with people on a lot of different levels. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, and then a Master’s Degree in Music Management so I knew I’d do something creative with my career, but it wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles that I realized TV and Film were more my style. I started out running a small production company where I basically did every job because we were so small. When that ended, I decided to stick with Casting because it was my favorite part and didn’t feel like work to me. Also, everyone loves the Casting Director! We bring good news and get to make people happy and help them achieve their dreams so what else could I ask for in a career?

Right before Covid, my business partner Jake Deptula and I released a weekly true crime podcast called “Strictly Stalking”, which has been going strong for the last 2 years and kept me busy during Covid when we weren’t filming. Strictly Stalking gives a platform to survivors of stalking so we can create awareness, help other people, and hopefully change the laws in order to keep people safe. I feel like the podcast gave me a chance to grow on a really personal level by helping others. The podcast has helped me heal from a lot of my own trauma by talking with these survivors who never gave up and are now advocating and helping others.

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.
Ahhh! I love when people visit me in LA! First, the drive to my house from the airport takes forever because of traffic so that gives people the first taste of what LA is really like haha. I love when people visit my house, it took me a long time to get my house just how I like it, during Covid I redid both the inside and the backyard adding a hot tub and lots of great plants so when people come by they usually end up in the hot tub right away to relax after the LA traffic. I’m an outdoorsy person so I normally take people up to the Hollywood sign hike, to all the beaches, and sometimes Runyon Canyon (although that’s not my favorite hike). I love hiking near Malibu where I can see the Ocean and then grabbing a bite at Neptune’s Net. most people want to walk down Hollywood Blvd.. if they’ve never seen it, but there’s usually too many people there for me.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This is a hard one to answer! I believe everyone that has come into my life, whether that stayed or left, good or bad, have played a role in shaping me and helping my success. My family and friends are really supportive and always have been, I’ve been really lucky in that. And then, sometimes you meet someone and they make a really strong impact in your life. I had a conversation recently and we discussed my goals for the future, it wasn’t a long conversation and I didn’t think much more about it until later when that person brought it up and had thought about ideas on how to get me to the place I wanted to be. The fact that this person not only remembered what I had said, and thought about it, but also came up with ideas to help me really affected me. You just never know who you’ll meet that will help you get on the right path.

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