AirTyme Corporation, owned by Lou & Leslie Ekus, in Montague, Massachusetts, has been training the movers & shakers of the culinary world to be prepared for any type of spotlight for over the past twenty five years.
From Lou's own personal media experiences & from working with a wide range of television producers, program directors, cookbook authors, chefs, & cooks, he developed and refined the tools necessary for successful presentations of any kind. Leslie's sensitivity and skill of working closely with people and their issues came from her background in the health and environmental fields. This was a perfect fit when she joined Lou at AirTyme in 1997 and in wedlock in 1999. Their partnership, creativity & synergy makes AirTyme's programs powerful communication tools that can be applied to encounters in business and in everyday life.
In April, 2004, together with Chef Seth Crawford, Leslie's son and a CIA graduate, and their love of barbecue, they opened their restaurant, Holy Smokes BBQ & Whole Hog House, in a quaint deconsecrated church built in 1889 in western Massachusetts. Holy Smokes BBQ & Whole Hog House quickly became a destination for foodies all around the region, but sadly, succumbed to a fire in June, 2007. They continued to feed their love of BBQ by catering special events and then opening the Holy Smokes BBQ Delicatessen, which they closed in 2012.
Throughout this time, AirTyme continues offer the country's premier programs for media training and communication skills.