What human on this planet hasn’t experienced some form of hardship in their lifetime, especially after living through 2020? Join Laura and Todd as they explore the impacts of trauma with experts, celebrities and influential people, to discover what we can do as individuals and as a society to heal and overcome. No topic is too big or too small for Laura & Todd, who will approach each episode with hope and optimism for a brighter future in the aftermath of difficulty. It's time to turn the page on trauma!
Todd and Laura both grew up in Charleston, SC and went in wildly different directions after high school. After several years apart, they reunited to catch up on everything they had been through over the years; grief, cancer, relationship struggles, career changes and the pandemic, just to name a few. Then Todd said something profound, ‘I would have never known any of this based on your social media, Laura.' It hit both of them that everyone could really benefit from stripping away the façade and talking openly about their struggles in order to come together and heal. We all assume the picture-perfect social media everyone presents is real and it’s important to Laura and Todd that everyone knows that isn’t the case. No one, no matter how rich, famous, or successful, is impervious to trauma.
Our audience is educated, motivated and diverse, as our subject matter is highly focused on self-improvement, inclusion and moving forward in life.
Todd Adamson, a multi-talented actor and singer with “a formidable, powerful voice,” was born and raised in Charleston, SC and now lives in Los Angeles, CA. Todd is both a LA Ovation Award and LA Scenie Award winning actor. As a vocalist, Todd has shared the stage with numerous Grammy winning recording artists such as Boyz II Men, Martina McBride, Lea Michele, and Joss Stone. He currently tours internationally as a solo artist with various symphonies and concert venues. Todd is represented by Avalon Artists Group, Dean Panaro Talent and Gary Parkes Music in the UK. He recently starred opposite Rhea Seehorn, Amy Aquino and Sam McMurray in a new play called, THE FALL in LA. Todd also starred as The Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at La Mirada Theatre. Some other past credits include the Broadway National Tour of Queen’s We Will Rock You, Memphis, Legally Blonde, Altar Boyz, among others. Todd has been a proud member of the Actors Equity Association since 2003. As a co-founder of 4Corners Productions, he is passionate about producing and finding new ways to tell powerful stories.
Laura Patrick is an attorney, entrepreneur, and marketing specialist who has held a life-long interest in the arts, journalism, and hospitality. A native of Charleston, SC, Laura grew up surrounded by her family’s conservation efforts and contributions to the local art scene, where she built a passion for philanthropy, the local art scene and supporting creative endeavors. After receiving a degree in Mass Media and Marketing from College of Charleston, Laura graduated from University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property. Today, Laura is Co-Owner and the Chief Marketing Officer of Bay Street Biergarten, a restaurant in Charleston, SC, Operating Partner of Patrick Properties Hospitality Group (PPHG), Charleston's premier event company, and an Executive Producer and In-House Counsel for 4Corners Productions. Laura is also involved with a variety of local charities, but is particularly passionate about the South Carolina American Lung Association and will be competing as a dancer in their annual "Oxygen Ball - Dancing with the Stars" fundraising event this summer.