We had the good fortune of connecting with Maura Knowles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maura, how have you been keeping yourself busy during quarantine?
Staying creatively “sane” has been my favorite escape along with my safe-morning power walks. Hope you enjoy a few of my “sprinkles of sunshine” now on my NEW YouTube channel; youtube.com/mauramknowles
Short films include; Gloves Off, Riley’s Rainbow, Six Feet and a NEW web series, Confessions of a Corona-tined Morselist, edited by my incredible editor, Taylor Lane.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My agents and manager continue to send self-tape auditions and challenges. They have been champions in my creative projects. I’m writing, singing, acting, making films and dancing like no one/ everyone’s watching. As a Health Coach Recipe Developer, I’m constantly creating Morselicious recipes and work remotely with my clients. I’ve been teaching online courses including Self- Esteem Building for adults AND kids of all ages, Creative Story & Filmmaking Challenges, and the response has been incredibly humbling and inspiring. My clients and students fill me with passion, purpose and more pride than my wildest imagination.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Pre-Coronatine, I would take visitors to Zuma Beach, Temescal Canyon for a hike, a picnic or lunch in the Palisades, Peet’s Coffee and a grain-free treat at Sweet Laurel Cafe or Erewhon. And I LOVE Old Town Pasadena, Descanso Gardens, the Huntington Library. Eating out can be a challenge as someone with celiac; however my favorite “go-to” places are Tocaya Organica, Burger Lounge, Sweet Green, True Food Kitchen, Fresh Corn Grill, The Westside Tavern. These days I’m staying safer-at- home and not ordering “to-go” and my FAVORITE Cafe Du Jour is my own Morselist Kitchen. As a creative artist, I support amazing local theatre, musicals, plays, movies, interactive art exhibits and lots of readings.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My parents are my heroes and champions. They laid the foundation for my character, support system, sense of fairness sprinkled with the Irish-Catholic guilt and wit to boot.
Linkedin: maura knowles
Other: Macnmos.com IrishRailProductions.com