June 6 – David Spence, Good Space & Jeremy & Lila Stewart & John Veatch Hari Mari

On the June 6th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

David Spence – Founder, Good Space

Jeremy & Lila Stewart and John Veatch – Founders, Hari Mari

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David Spence, Founder, Good Space

SpenceHeadShot4David Spence came to Dallas as a young attorney in 1992 to work in non-profit community development.  Assigned to an entrepreneurship program in West Dallas, David, with his wife Cindy, bought and renovated a bungalow in nearby Oak Cliff.

In 1995, David formed Good Space, Inc., this time choosing a for-profit real-estate company as a vehicle for community development.  Good Space purchases, restores, and operates early-20th-century properties, all of them in and around the historic Bishop Arts District.

Though David is often associated with the growth of Bishop Arts from neighborhood hangout to metropolitan dining district, Good Space typically works on the margins of the area.  Good Space’s tenants include well-regarded restaurants and pâtisseries, established artists, young apartment-dwellers, and professionals of the “creative class.”  Good Space’s current project is at Tyler & Davis Streets, where four properties will be combined to create 21,000 square feet of shops and eateries.

Good Space.Com

Phone: (214) 942-0690

Jeremy & Lila Stewart and John Veatch, Founders, Hari Mari

Hari Mari’s roots are born out of time spent living in Indonesia, where Lila & Jeremy Stewart worked on separate projects related to improving kids’ lives; Jeremy, making a documentary film on children battling hunger & malnutrition in Southeast Asia; Lila, volunteering with an orphanage outside of Jakarta.  Returning to the States, and soon thereafter expecting their daughter, they decided the next project they undertook would go to help kids in some capacity.

Moving back to their hometown of Dallas, they saw an unmet need for colorful & comfortable flip flops at the premium level – something different & unique from the sea of black & brown sandals that usually dominate retailers’ walls, while also preserving a timeless, classic look.

Partnering with childhood friend, John Veatch, the three married their passions for making a great flip flop & helping children together, founding Hari Mari in 2012.  Seeing a lot of companies & brands helping kids abroad, Hari Mari decided to focus its efforts on the U.S., and were stunned to discover pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease among American children, more fatal than all other childhood diseases combined, with more than 13,000 new kids diagnosed each year.


Phone: (855) 637-2700

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Host Steve A Klein

May 30 – Jason Bishop, MotherFund & Mark Bennett, IDLife

On the May 30th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Jason Bishop – CEO, MotherFund

Mark Bennett – COO, IDLife

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Jason Bishop, CEO, MotherFund

As CEO of MotherFund founded in 2007, Jason Bishop interacts daily with investors, works with the sales team, and makes final funding decisions.

MotherFund is a Texas based commercial finance company. They provide working capital to small businesses including restaurants, dry cleaners, liquor stores and online merchants.

Management of MotherFund has over 60 years experience in working with small business owners to help them achieve their working capital needs.  Their merchant partners have used MotherFund capital programs to build additions, put in patios, increase marketing, remodel kitchens, purchase new air conditioners, buy new locations and even meet SBA liquidity requirements.


Phone: (469) 402-1110

Mark Bennett, COO, IDLife

Mark Bennett is the COO and General Counsel for IDLife.  After spending almost 20 years practicing law for Strasburger & Price, Holland & Knight and as in-house attorney with Texaco, Mark decided to leave the practice and explore a passion he had for helping people.

IDLife stands for “Individually Designed Life.”  It’s a way to live the life you were meant to live with a nutrition program designed specifically for the individual as well as their lifestyle with the IDLife business opportunity.

After seeing the revolutionary opportunity IDLife was prepared to bring to countless people, and seeing the opportunity to make a daily impact in the lives of thousands, Mark knew he had found his next career.


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