Who We Are

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Joshua Straub, Ph.D.

Stage: cofounder & president
Green Room Food: fish tacos & arnold palmer
Favorite Activities off Stage: boating & penn state football

Josh is most renowned for his role as a husband and dad. He is also a recovering human, an ongoing journey that includes therapy, coaching, a tight-knit faith community, and staying fit. On stage, Josh is a speaker, author, marriage and leadership coach, and a podcast and TV cohost. He and his wife, Christi, lead Famous at Home, a company equipping leaders and corporations in emotional intelligence and healthy family systems. Josh is also a Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Josh most enjoys coaching leaders to be famous at home so they can thrive on their stage. He also speaks regularly for Joint Special Operations Command and serves military families across the country.

Josh is author/ coauthor of six books including Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well. He and his wife, Christi, host the Famous at Home podcast (formerly In This Together) and co-wrote a recent children’s book, to help parents foster emotional awareness in kids, called What Am I Feeling?


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Christi Straub, M.A., M.B.A.

Stage: cofounder & vice president
Green Room Food: guacamole
Favorite Activities off Stage: boating, gardening, & attempting to paint watercolor

Christi is most famous as a wife and momma to two feisty kiddos. On stage, Christi is a speaker, author, marriage and wellness coach, and a podcast and TV cohost. She is co-founder of Famous at Home and Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Her honesty, wittiness and transparency are contagious. She is co-host of the Famous at Home podcast (formerly In This Together) and is coauthor of the children’s book, What Am I Feeling? (2019).

When she and Josh aren’t working together, they spend time on the lake, train their disobedient puppy, and watch their kids crush karaoke on a stage built in their dining room. 


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Matt Svoboda

Stage: strategic initiatives
Green Room Food: milkshakes
Favorite Activities off Stage: being on lake with family and friends & nebraska football

Matt is most famous as a husband and father. He is a fellow traveler and someone who is genuinely committed to being the best version of himself for his family. On his stage, he is an entrepreneur, organizational coach, and emotional wellness advocate. He was an Executive Pastor at a multi-site megachurch before he decided to launch his own consulting firm for churches and join our team at Famous At Home. He is a strategic thinker and an experienced leader.


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Jane Butler

Stage: website & graphic design
Green Room Food: coffee
Favorite Activity off Stage: spending time outdoors

Jane is most famous as a wife and mother. On stage, Jane is a designer. She tells stories through captivating visuals — weaving meaning and emotion into every element. With 6 years of Art Director experience to cofounding Well Refined marketing agency, her clientele includes artists, non-profits, organizations, and businesses across North America. Jane earned a degree in Visual Communications in Graphic Design. Today, she lives a minimalist life in New York City with her husband and two adventurous children, Jack and Sage.


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Hillary Krantz

Stage: executive assistant (i.e. the gatekeeper)
Green Room Food: black olives
Favorite activities off stage: home remodeling, cooking, and vacationing. I used to say traveling but the reality is, I just really like taking vacations.

Hillary is most famous as a wife to her high school sweetheart and mom to Desmond and Shiloh. On her stage, she is an organizer of the things and keeper of the details. She's one of those weird people who finds managing details and usual mundane things life-giving. Hillary is always up for an adventure. She’s worked in the local church, non-profits, and corporations, though in all of them she was focused on helping families thrive. She loves working behind the scenes to help the team and families of Famous at Home pursue their very best.


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Mollie Carden

Stage: intern
Green Room Food: chocolate + peanut butter
Favorite Activities off Stage: dancing & traveling

Mollie has been famous in our home for 4 years. She’s been on stage as a dancer since she was a little girl. As a childcare provider extraordinaire and dance instructor, she also crushes it on karaoke stages built by children in their homes. Mollie is a student in her final year as she pursues a degree in Child and Family Studies from UT Chattanooga. She is working on becoming famous at home for her future family by discovering things that make her come alive, such as dancing, traveling, gardening, and spending time learning from those who have immense wisdom and insight to share. She loves to serve children and their families (and she is incredible at it).