BWYA People

Violet Duguay

Violet is the daughter of two of the Be Who You Are creators, and has been involved with the project since day one! She’s made two music videos, one for Your Toys Could be Better and one for a song she wrote and recorded called Cotton Candy. She also stars in many videos doing all kinds of things like making slime, decorating cakes, traveling to different places and sharing her enthusiasm for books she’s read. She’s in her final year of elementary school and is looking forward to middle school next year!

Paula Tiberius

Paula is very excited about changing the world one person at a time with the uplifting philosophy of the Be Who You Are movement! She shoots and edits most of the videos on Be Who You Are TV, and co-wrote the album with Tara and Richard. She is an artist in many media – film, art, books, music. She wrote and directed the award-winning feature film Goldirocks in 2004 and published a romance novel, The Cowboy Singer more recently. She works as a creative consultant out of her home which she shares with her husband Richard Duguay, daughter Violet, and giant German Shepherd Jackson! Paula chronicles her life and times at

Tara Samuel

Tara Samuel is an award-winning writer, actor, producer developing her series, Karen of God. Co-founder of Busterhouse Productions and notorious L.A. film collective, she is a classically-trained actor (George Brown) with an international following, renowned for her TV role “Tara Williams” in the long-running Sue Thomas:F.B.Eye. As a consultant, Tara is CEO of and is published online in Movie Maker Magazine.

Richard Duguay

Richard loved creating an album for kids with his daughter Violet and wife Paula in their home studio, Into The Black. In his rock and roll life, he  nails the hard truths of life with a sound that’s been described as “The New York Dolls meets The Rolling Stones.” His gritty rock and roll is immediately catchy and melodic, from rockers like Down In The Gutter to haunting ballads such as Take My Hand, which is now a beautiful music video by Silverpoint Media. Gloriously Reckless was his first release. Duguay appeared on Guns & Roses’ The Spaghetti Incident, featured on Johnny Thunders tune, You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory, and toured the globe with Duff McKagan. His roots run deep in the punk rock scene, starting his career playing with the legendary Personality Crisis. Now he fronts his own band, The Hellhounds, singing about the rollercoaster ride of his life.