MEET THE TTEAM
Host + Executive Producer
Kyle McAuley aka Lunakye has the ability to connect deeply with people. As a humanist, Kyle enjoys seeing the value + goodness in human beings.
Kyle obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington in 2011. He eventually made his way back to the place he was born, California, to build a name for himself as an artist + empowering personality.
Lunakye first worked as a MC/DJ for one of Southern California's top DJ companies. Lunakye knew being on a microphone was where he felt most comfortable. After being discovered on Instagram, he enthusiastically dove into the world of live streaming and quickly became a household name on a popular live-streaming app. It was there that he honed his craft of asking the hard-hitting questions ~ getting to know people on a profound level, oftentimes inspiring them to open up + talk about challenges, fears, even hopes + dreams.
Lunakye has a strong work ethic, an impenetrable commitment to integrity, and a genuine zest for life. His mantra: "Everything in life happens for us, not to us.”
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism + Anthropology, almost a decade of experience in the fashion, public relations, and philanthropy worlds and most recently a wedding planner, designer + stylist, Danielle is a lifestyle personality, blogger, business coach, owner + creative director of award-winning event planning + design company, Leilani Weddings, creator of The Bachbox + COO of Talking to Earthlings.
With TTE's rapid growth + development, Danielle was brought onto the TTE Team in early 2021. She has several years of experience in helping to grow businesses + develop internal systems that are not only conducive to business growth + development, but efficiency + a streamlined approach. Having started her first company at the young age of 26, she is familiar with what it takes to grow a business from the ground up, and is excited to be a part of this growing company that marries her love of people, culture, philanthropy, and entertainment.
Danielle's free-spirited yet focused approach to business (and to life!) lends itself well to this role, and she looks forward to helping propel the show to success, or "make magic happen" as you can hear her say often.
Producer + Editor
Michael has been working with cameras for 20 years, starting with his home video camera as a kid. He graduated with a degree in cinema and media arts from Biola University and since 2013, has filmed or worked on hundreds of short form projects, including a feature film in Indonesia. Originally from Orange County, Michael moved to Boston in 2014 and spent 5 years there. It was there he realized his love for working within the wedding industry. He later moved to Anaheim in 2020 where he resides with his puppy, Momo.
Michael has always loved capturing humanism through his lens and is excited to be a part of the TTE team as we change the world “one conversation at a time."
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT + Social Media Manager
Alaina is a Social Media Manager, Wedding Planner, and Executive Assistant living in Calabasas, CA. She also completed her rigorous Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University in just three short years, making her no stranger to hard work + discipline.
Growing up in an Air Force family, Alaina learned to call many places around the world “home” and never neglected to take advantage of her unique life, always gaining from her new experiences and striving to learn about different cultures + ways of living.
In true TTE fashion, Alaina believes in getting to know a person in the whole sense. Taking care not to neglect where they started and where they want to go with their lives to grow deep connections and fully understand who they are.
Graphics + Web Design
Crystal is a graphic/web designer, blogger, casting associate, and Jill of all trades.
Being her own first client (and a picky one at that) Crystal realized her passion for designing for multimedia platforms when she designed her blog. Going through every detail until it was absolutely perfect.
She has since designed a handful of websites/blogs, executed social media design strategies, and created custom logos for a number of clients. Her list of graphic design work includes well-known shows such as Biggest Loser, NBC's Making It and Craftopia on HBOMax.
As a true "people person," Crystal loves learning about people's backstories and cultures. She is always interested in knowing what inspires others and loves that TTE is a way of breaking stereotypes and finding the best in people.
Social Media Associate
Garrett Flowers is a multi-talented content creator + musician from West Virginia. Garrett first found his love of music listening to Elvis as a young child, and now boasts about his over 100 pieces of Elvis memorabilia in his collection including his cardboard standup of Elvis is his gold lame’ suit
Garrett has worked all kinds of jobs in the service, entertainment + caregiving industries, including working with mentally disabled adults, and most recently as a content creator on Tiktok which he grew to a following of over 36,000 in just 4 months!
Garrett found live streaming 5 months + quickly became known as everyone's "funny comic relief friend" + a big brother figure to so many live steamers. Starting out as a user only, he quickly found his confidence and decided to become a host himself a few months ago.
Garrett is excited to be a part of the TTE team, and looks forward to attending future episode filming in Los Angeles. (you just have to convince him to get on an airplane first ~ it'll be his first time on a plane!)