Caralee Gurney and co-host Stacey Revely see buying or selling a home for what it is for many people, a life changing experience. Their goal is for each client to have a personalized experience where all the resources they need are made readily available to navigate the complex process.
Gurney and Revely have met many interesting people in their work. In their show, North Texas Networkers, they have the chance to sit down with some of these people, and hear about the way they are impacting the metroplex. Their guests range from celebrities wives to American Idol Contestants, and everyone in between.
The women sit down and interview Ron Bultongez, who has an especially unique story. Bultongez was born overseas in the Dominican Republic of Congo, but his family found refuge in America when he was only ten years old. He mentions that he did not realize how serious his family’s situation in Congo was because of his young age. Bultongez rose to fame from appearances on both American Idol and The Voice, but the women discovered him we he performed at a gala they attended.
Bultongez never saw himself as a singer, but after several injuries ended his college football career he took drop out of college to pursue performing. Bultongez tried out for the Voice 3 times, in 3 separate cities, and was rejected each time. He was not discouraged by this, and decided to impulsively pack up and move to Los Angeles. Bultongez travel from LA to New York to try out for American Idol, he was initially rejected during his first audition. However, the casting crew called him a few days later and the judges told him they had made a mistake and invited him to the second round of auditions in Hollywood.
While he was on the show, the city of Plano began rallying behind his “underdog” story and Ron became know as “The Son of Plano.” Now, Ron writes his own music drawing on past experiences and emotions. He is currently working to become a US citizen so he can eventually return to Congo and do humanitarian work
North Texas Networkers – Episode Two
Former NFL Cornerback
On today’s episode of North Texas Networkers, Caralee Gurney and Stacy Cooper Revely sit down with former American football cornerback Mike Hawkins to learn all about his years as an NFL player, his charity organization ICan Charity, and of course, his journey as a husband and father.
Meet the Movers
On our inaugural episode we sit down with Bill Shaddock, Owner/CEO of Capital Title and Craig Schrank, President of Willow Bend Mortgage to discuss how they’ve changed their local communities for the better.