Shelley Luther, a former school teacher, mother of two, successful singer, and owner of Salon a la Mode was living the American dream.
When the government responded to the Covid pandemic with overreaching mandates that shut down her business, she stood up for her family, her stylists, and the rights of all small business owners and citizens. Her refusal to apologize to a tyrannical judge for her being selfish and wanting to feed her children landed her in jail and thrust her into the international spotlight. With an enlightened sense of the current political climate, and a desire to use her platform for positive change.
Shelley went on to found the charitable organization Courage to Stand, which was designed to help small business owners and others get back on their feet, and now produces a weekly video podcast that celebrates ordinary people that have done extraordinary things in their lives, sharing their defining moments with others, in hopes that this encouragement will stimulate a wave of good works that can help heal our nation and reinvigorate the human spirit.