About Broad Strokes

Broad Strokes is a paint contracting podcast FOR women, BY women! We celebrate the achievements and expertise of women who are kicking a$ in the paint contracting industry! Whether she paints houses or cabinets, owns her own business, or reps the industry’s best brands – HER story is worth telling.

About Your Host: Tana Todd

Your bubbly, buzzy, buttery-voiced host has no clue how to roll a wall or refinish cabinets, but she has gallons of experience rolling up her sleeves in male-dominated industries. Originally hailing from Spokane, Washington, her civil engineer and radio DJ father raised her to work hard and do her best, no matter how big or small the task may seem.

After spending six years in the US Army she moved to Colorado to earn her degree in Sociology, and she now coaches beginner and intermediate motorcycle classes on the weekends. In 2020, the infamous Nick May brought her onto his marketing team, and their appreciation and curiosity about the experiences of women in the paint contracting industry led to the launch of the Broad Strokes podcast on October 8th, 2020.

Ladies, this one’s for you.

Previous Episodes

Broad Strokes Ep. 9 | BSing about BS! ft. Nick May

In our final episode of the season, the notorious Nick May roasts your host! We BS about the creation of the Broad Strokes Podcast and what’s in store for 2021. Big things are coming! Thank you all for tuning...

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Broad Strokes | Ep. 8 feat. Annie Margarita

On our eighth episode of Broad Strokes, I BS with the inimitable Annie Margarita of Vida, Oregon. A true Jane of all trades, Annie shares about her time in the Military bending iron, getting her degree in film and...

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Broad Strokes Ep. 7 ft. Jaci Koril

Episode 7 of the Broad Strokes Podcast has me BS’n with Walls By Design’s very own color consultant, Jaci Koril! We take a walk down memory lane to Jaci’s rebellious years and reflect on the way she found an...

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Broad Strokes Ep. 6 ft. Kathi Beattie

Kathi Beattie has been painting homes in the Pacific Northwest for over two decades. Despite being a mere 4’9″, surviving two types of cancer and living with MS, there still ain’t much out there that can keep her down....

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Broad Strokes Ep. 5 ft. Maggie Kuyper!

🤯 Maggie Kuyper of Harpeth Painting LLC in Nashville, TN, joins us to BS about successfully running a painting business with ZERO painting experience! 🤷‍♀️ Maggie’s strong business background combined with a shared vision of success with her husband...

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Broad Strokes Ep. 4 feat. Brooke Cambridge

🤷‍♀️ “What are you waiting for? Just do it!” 💪 Episode 4 of the Broad Strokes Podcast features Brooke Cambridge of BLC Painting in Salem, Massachusetts! We BS about the growing pains of dropping the brush and transitioning into...

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Wanna be on the show?

Broad Strokes is always searching for guests! Tana would love to hear your/her story. Shoot us an email here, or to [email protected]

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Broad Strokes is proud to partner with the Pro Painter Network.

We are on a mission to Elevate the Trade of paint contracting by empowering independent painters to succeed in their pursuit of local business ownership, and to assist in the achievement of that goal through leadership and education.

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