Melissa Pepper

Co-Host of A Real Piece of Work

In this episode of A Real Piece of Work,  Matt and Melissa talk with Dr. Roberto Moreno with Gentle Family Dentistry to learn more about the dentistry field.   Gentle Family Dentistry is committed to providing the latest and most comfortable treatments for dental care.  Hear how Dr. Moreno got his start in dentistry, what skills are needed to be successful in the field, and the difference between a corporate dentist office and a private practice.  The Junior Achievement student question for this episode is provided by Ava Coussens, Rock Island High School.  Thank you to the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for helping us make this connection.  

CSI: The Job

Mar 4, 2021

Kristin Hart identified her future career through her love of reading criminal novels.  Matt and Melissa connect with Hart, a Criminalist with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, in this episode of A Real Piece of Work.  Learn the career path to secure a job in forensic science.  Hart shares what a typical day on the job is like, the emotional demands of the job, and why she wished she would have taken speech and public speaking in high school.  The Junior Achievement student question for this episode is provided by Drew Jarding, Rock Island High School.  

Matt and Melissa’s next guest knew what he wanted to do early on in life.  Meet Josh Miles in this episode of A Real Piece of Work.  Miles is a marketing guru who started his own advertising agency and now serves in a leadership role at a non-profit organization supporting 7,000 members.  Marketing can mean a lot of different things. Hear how Miles focuses on the strategy behind marketing, shares the job opportunities within the industry and the pay scale for entry level jobs.   The Junior Achievement student question for this episode is provided by Zach Pendleton, Davenport Central High School.