I Am Home Podcast

I am Home - The Podcast from NFM

Meet the Hosts

Becca Sudbeck, Host

Becca Sudbeck, GM Brand & Creative, has a long history rooted in the Home Furnishings industry.

As a fourth‑generation member of the legendary Blumkin family, Becca leads the brand strategy for NFM.

Becca earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska. With a minor in Economics, she completed coursework through Oxford University’s Economics program and studied abroad with the Semester at Sea program, which focuses on global enrichment through hands-on studies in multiple countries across the world.

After earning her degree, Becca joined the family business, NFM. In addition to being a Senior Buyer for multiple categories at NFM, she also held a key role on the Supply Chain leadership.

She has been recognized as an up-and-coming leader in the Home Furnishings industry, being twice named to Home Furnishings News’s “Top 40 Under 40” list, which recognizes top talent under age 40. She was also awarded a “Rising Star Award” from Furniture Today for her contributions to both the Home Furnishings industry and the community.

Becca lives in Omaha, NE with her husband Rory, and three children Brody, Miles and Molly.

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Hilary Woltemath, Host

Hilary Woltemath, Visual Display General Manager, has been in the merchandising world forever.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Nebraska with a minor in Textiles, Clothing and Design.

As a shopaholic who lived in a rural community, college meant she would finally get to work at the mall. She took full advantage, working for Clinique and Victoria’s Secret. It was during overnight floor sets that she discovered a love for merchandising.

Her passion lead to a position at NFM as a Visual Merchandiser. She quickly moved up the ranks, becoming a Visual Manager in Kansas City and then a crucial part of the team to help open NFM of Texas, the largest home Furnishings store in America.

Hilary is proud of her hometown of Hamburg, Iowa where she was Popcorn Day Queen and later, Carnival Queen. Hilary is quite literally, royalty.

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Tyler Wisecup, Host

Tyler Wisecup, Brand Manager, has a love for storytelling and a long history with NFM.

His education, coupled with life experience as a homeowner, make him just dangerous enough to ask a competent question or two.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations/Advertising from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. During this time, he worked several jobs including NFM, first as a Display Specialist and then as a Machine Operator.

He spent his early career in the nonprofit world as a campaign coordinator, fundraiser, and trainer.

Tyler came back to NFM to work in the Operational Excellence department, then joined the Brand team to follow his passion for campaign coordination and storytelling.

In his free time, Tyler makes movies—nothing he wants anyone to see yet. He lives in Omaha, NE with his wife, Sarah, and their two dogs, Scout and Rupert.

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Explore Current Episodes

2020 Episodes

Conquering Adversities, Living the Dream, and Making Your Home Feel Like Yours with Dallas Cowboys’ Wide Receiver, CeeDee Lamb

December 30, 2020 | 41 Mins | Episode 23

Tune in to this episode of the I Am Home podcast as Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver, CeeDee Lamb shares his story and the things that he holds close to his heart. He also talks to Tyler, Becca, and Hilary about the rough patches he went through growing up, how his family influences him, and what it was like to redesign his first house and turn it into a home.

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Continuing the Legend and Legacy of NFM (Part 2) with Irv & Ron Blumkin

December 9, 2020 | 50 Mins | Episode 22

In this second episode with Ron and Irv Blumkin on the I Am Home Podcast,hosts Tyler, Becca, and Hilary learn more about the brothers’ story at NFM and why they’re so proud of what the company has accomplished today. It’s an insightful episode about family dynamics in business, the challenges they have overcome as they grew the company beyond Omaha, and how they keep their customers happy by maintaining Mrs. B’s brand of doing business in their every store.

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The Evolution of Design and the True Meaning Of Comfort with Kathy Ireland

November 11, 2020 | 49 Mins | Episode 21

Enjoy this week’s episode of the I Am Home Podcast with the NFM trio, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, Hilary Woltemath, as they talk to Kathy Ireland about her life, her business, and her personal style. Kathy reveals what the home she grew up in was like, where she got her entrepreneurial spirit, the things that make a house feel like home, how her style has evolved over the years, and the inspiring stories that she has had the opportunity to witness over the years.

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Making Your House Feel like Home with Brittany Matthews of Brittany Lynne Fitness

September 9, 2020 | 40 Mins | Episode 20

Join I Am Home podcast hosts, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath as they chat with Kansas City icon Brittany Matthews about the things closest to her heart. Listen as she talks about her newly remodeled home, why she’s passionate about health and fitness, and why she loves pitbulls among all other dog breeds.

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The Untold Power of Family in Creativity and Career Success with Matt Antrim, Executive Producer and Director of Bargain Mansions

August 19, 2020 | 54 Mins | Episode 19

Find out more about Matt Antrim of 88 Keys Media as he shares his journey in reality TV show productions in this episode of the I Am Home podcast with hosts, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath. Tune in as Matt talks about the behind-the-scenes of reality TV production, the things you need to do if you want to start a career in television production, and how his work as an executive producer for Bargain Mansions has helped him turn his house into a home.

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Home has a Place in the Heart with Kyle Sexton

June 22, 2020 | 53 Mins | Episode 18

Find out more about Kyle Sexton, his music, family, and how being a part of The Anthem NFM Theme Song Contest has impacted his music on this episode of the I Am Home Podcast with hosts, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath.

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Keeping up With Color and Design Trends with Stacy Garcia

June 8, 2020 | 52 Mins | Episode 17

Find out more about how to keep up with colors and design trends in this episode of the I Am Home podcast. Hosts Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath interview Stacy Garcia of LebaTex about making your home a reflection of your personality, how to keep up with current and emerging design trends, and how the best designs can actually tell a story.

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How to Pick Out The Perfect Rug for Your Space with Leighton Lloyd, Merchandising and Brand Manager at Feizy

June 1, 2020 | 53 Mins | Episode 16

In this episode of I Am Home hosts Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath talks with Leighton Lloyd of Feizy about the things you need to keep in mind when purchasing and adding rugs to your home. Tune in as Leighton shares helpful tips on picking the right rug for your home, how to use a rug on a carpet, and how to choose the right fiber and size for your new rug.

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Creating Lasting Memories in Your Home with D'Andra Simmons

June 24, 2020 | 47 Mins | Episode 15

Join Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath on this episode of the I Am Home podcast as they talk with Real Housewives of Dallas star D'Andra Simmons about her home and why she’s so passionate about making people feel welcome whenever they come over to visit. Tune in as she gives us a glimpse of what her home looks like, the ongoing renovations she’s doing and how the Nebraska Furniture Mart has been helping her with her renovation projects, and how she creates lasting memories in her home.

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Flex at Home with SnackBoyz, Ryan Burns & Devyn McPhaull

June 16, 2020 | 43 Mins | Episode 14

In this episode of I Am Home Podcast, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath talks with NFM Anthem theme song contest quarter-finalists, Ryan Burns and Devyn McPhaull of the SnackBoyz about how their duo started, their inspiration for their song entry, and the role that music plays in their lives.

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Continuing the Legend and Legacy of NFM with Irv and Ron Blumkin

June 10, 2020 | 51 Mins | Episode 13

In this episode of I Am Home Podcast as Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath interviews third-generation Blumkins, Irv and Ron, about what it’s like to grow up in a family business that has touched many lives. They share inspiring stories of Mrs. B and her philosophies and business ethics, lessons imparted by their father, Louie Blumkin, on overcoming adversities and finding success in their endeavours, and more. Stay tuned.

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[NFM Anthem Series] Spreading Joy Through Music with Danika Portz

May 13, 2020 | 44 Mins | Episode 12

Join Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath in this episode of I Am Home as they talk to Danika Portz, one of the top five finalists of the NFM’s Anthem Theme Song Contest. Tune in as they also talk about her music, her family, her musical inspirations and influences, and her writing process for her song entry to NFM’s Anthem Theme Song Contest.

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[NFM Anthem Series] Living Your Dreams From Home with John Rose

May 6, 2020 | 44 Mins | Episode 11

In this episode of I Am Home, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath talks to John Rose, one of the top five finalists in NFM’s Anthem Theme Song Contest. Tune in as they talk about his musically-inclined family, his own brand of music, his inspiration for his entry in the contest, and how music has allowed him to express himself and helped him cope through the struggles he has experienced in life..

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[NFM Anthem Series] Braving the Odds with Tre’ Mutava

April 29, 2020 | 55 Mins | Episode 10

In this episode of I Am Home, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath talk to Tre’ Mutava about his music and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his craft so far. Tre’ also talks about his love for creating songs, the inspiration behind the song he wrote for the contest, how music has helped him through his struggles in life, and how being part of the contest has cemented his desire to create and share more of his own music to the world. Stay tuned.

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[NFM Anthem Series] What it’s Like to be a Top Finalist with Bethany Cranfield

April 22, 2020 | 44 Mins | Episode 9

Bethany Cranfield is one of the five finalists for the NFM Theme Song Contest. She is a California-born, Texas-bred girl who leads sales for a marketing agency who is devoted to growing nonprofits. She grew up in a musical family and loves songwriting for fun. Bethany has three babies under three and is married to her husband, Jordan. Born and raised in a home of singers and songwriters, Bethany Cranfield could not resist the creative urge to join the NFM Theme Song Contest when she first saw the announcement. She began writing her son for the contest right in the middle of an official meeting and today, she’s among the top five finalists.

Although Bethany writes songs for fun, she says being among the top five finalists in the contests has impacted her life greatly and she’s excited to share her story. In this episode of I Am Home, Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath talks to Bethany Cranfield about her love for family, music, and creating a positive impact in people’s lives through her work with nonprofits and through her music. She also talks about downsizing her home, staying in her parents’ home as the pandemic continues to persist, and how music is bringing people together during these challenging times. Stay tuned.

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Updating Your Home Decor to Suit Your Style with Chrissy Grogan

April 15, 2020 | 18 Mins | Episode 8

Chrissy Grogan is the Visual Display Manager at the Nebraska Furniture Mart‘s location in Omaha, Nebraska. She enjoys updating her home every once in a while to keep up with her personal style. In this episode... What’s your style? How much does it influence the way you decorate your home? For Chrissy Grogan, her personal style of going for a more natural look not only helps her design her home, it also inspires and influences her work as a Visual Design Manager at Nebraska Furniture Home. She is able to use her creative eye to meld her personal preferences with the different styles that their customers want to give them the home of their dreams. In this episode of the I Am Home podcast, Chrissy Grogan talks to Tyler, Becca, and Hilary about her personal style, what inspires her, and how her preferences in home decor influences her career. Stay tuned.

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How COVID-19 is Changing Work and Family Life with Becca Sudbeck, Tyler Wisecup, Hilary Woltemath of NFM

April 15, 2020 | 19 Mins | Episode 7

Amber Bradshaw is the Visual Display Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart’s (NFM) Dallas-Fort Worth location. NFM is in the business of improving people's lifestyles by offering big selection, big savings, and big ideas and inspiring customers to create the home of their dreams without breaking the bank. In this episode... Is your style natural, mid-century modern or something else? How do you update your home decor to suit your style? For today’s guest, Amber Bradshaw it’s about keeping things mid-century and modern. She shares the story of how she designed her master bedroom and what inspired her choices.

In this episode of I Am Home podcast, Tyler, Becca, and Hilary talk to another NFM family member, Amber Bradshaw, about her personal style, how her interests influence her at work, and what inspires her the most creatively as a Visual Display Manager. Stay tuned.

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How COVID-19 is Changing Work and Family Life with Becca Sudbeck, Tyler Wisecup, Hilary Woltemath of NFM

April 15, 2020 | 75 Mins | Episode 6

Becca Sudbeck is the brand strategist of Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has been part of the NFM family since 2001. Tyler Wisecup is the brand specialist of Nebraska Furniture Mart and has been a part of the NFM Family since 2007. Hilary Woltemath is the Visual Display General Manager of Nebraska Furniture Mart and she has been a part of the NFM family since 2013. Becca, Tyler, and Hilary are the hosts of I Am Home, a podcast brought to you by the Nebraska Furniture Mart, a company that has been in the business of improving people's lifestyles for over 80 years by offering big selection, big savings, and big ideas.

How much has life changed for you since the COVID-19 pandemic started? Having to work from home and readjusting family life to the current norm so abruptly can be challenging but it does come with its own perks. And for I Am Home hosts Becca, Tyler, and Hilary finding that balance to keep some semblance of normalcy as they readjust family life and work is an experience that’s definitely going to be one for the books. In this episode of I Am Home, Becca Sudbeck, Tyler Wisecup, and Hilary Woltemath talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed work and family life for them. They talk about the challenges of working from home, the realizations that come with homeschooling kids, how their neighborhoods are adjusting to the new norm, and the best and worst part of having more time at home. Stay tuned.

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Keeping Up With Interior Design Trends with Jerome Bergmeier

April 8, 2020 | 21 Mins | Episode 5

Jerome Bergmeier is an Interior Designer at Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM). He has his thumb on the pulse of what's happening in the design world today. Jerome has been an interior designer for the past 23 years in interior design and he became part of the NFM family in 2019. What is your design personality? Are you more inclined to go for matching furniture in your home or do you get excited about ming and matching different pieces that resonate with your personality? Interior design is fun, but it’s no walk in the park but if it’s something you’re truly interested in, keeping up with the trends is a definite must. Jerome Bergmeier is an Interior Designer for Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Design Gallery in Omaha and according to him having the eye that creates a visual picture of how things can go together is very important when designing your own home. In this episode of I Am Home podcast, tune in as Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath talks to Jerome Bergmeier about why he loves that mix-and-match trend in interior design, how to work different pieces into your home, and the importance of keeping up with design trends. Stay tuned.

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Growing Friendships and Designing Homes with Rodney Rahl & Janet Lura of Nebraska Furniture Mart

April 3, 2020 | 37 Mins | Episode 4

Rodney Rahl is the Marketing Tech Strategist of Nebraska Furniture Mart. He used to be the company’s General Manager and he is extremely skilled in operations management, sales, conference speaking, management, and sales presentations. Janet Lura is the Patio Outdoor Buyer of Nebraska Furniture Mart. She has awesome insight on current trends and great decoration advice especially when it comes to outdoor spaces. Rodney and Janet have been working with Nebraska Furniture Mart for the past 28 and 27 years respectively. They are close friends who are passionate about their commitment and work with the company.

Nebraska Furniture Mart has been in the business of providing people with a wide selection of home decor for over 70 years and over the course of time, it has seen its fair share of friendships blossoming amongst the people who have become a part of their family. On this episode of I Am Home, hosts Tyler Wisecup and Hilary Woltemath talk to long-time employees Rodney Rahl and Janet Lura about what it’s like to grow with Nebraska Furniture Mart. Tune in as they discuss what it’s like to work with the founders of the company, the friendship they’ve developed within the company, their insights on home design and how to work on a budget and find out why it’s important to take your personality into consideration when designing your home.

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Making a House into a Home with The Lindsey and James McCarter of Nebraska Furniture Mart

April 3, 2020 | 37 Mins | Episode 3

Lindsey McCarter is a Store Merchandising Manager at the Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM). She played a critical role in the grand opening of NFM in Texas by helping create and execute the floor plan back in 2015. Prior to that, she enhanced online reputations for over 500 small businesses while at a payment processing company for 5 years. Her husband, James McCarter, is a Customer Service Manager at NFM and has been with the retail giant for over 15 years. Everyone designs their home to make it a place of ultimate comfort and relaxation. Long time team members of the Nebraska Furniture Mart, James and Lindsey McCarter, know exactly how they want their home to feel like and the designs they want to see in it to reflect the life that they are building together. And they are able to interchangeably use the skills they gained at work and the passion they have for their home to create a marked impact on the Nebraska Furniture Mart. Join Tyler Wisecup and Becca Sudbeck in this episode of I AM Home as they talk to Lindsey and James McCarter about what it’s like to work in the same company as your partner, how they design their home to make it comfortable and welcoming to guests, and how to prevent people from overstaying their welcome. Tune in as they give design tips and life insights straight from the Nebraska Furniture Mart HQ.

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Creating a Home and Being Part of Your Community with Dave and Robyn Welch of Nebraska Furniture Mart

April 3, 2020 | 44 Mins | Episode 2

Dave and Robyn Welch are members of the Nebraska Furniture Mart family and they have both played crucial roles in the company’s long history of doing business to helping people create their dream homes by offering big selections, big ideas, and inspiration without breaking the bank. Dave works as Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Process Improvement Supervisor while his wife, Robyn, is the company’s Software Development Supervisor.

It’s a major decision to sell your home, relocate, and move into a new neighborhood. It’s exciting and exhilarating, and there’s always the pressure to get things back on track and get acquainted with the people who will now be part of their community. Robyn and Dave Welch know what this is like after they decided to sell their home and move to Dallas, and they say that there’s really no other way around it -- you just have to get it done. Join hosts Tyler Wisecup, Becca Sudbeck, and Hilary Woltemath as they talk to their co-workers Robyn and Dave Welch about their life together that started inside Nebraska Furniture Mart. Tune in as they discuss how their relationship started, how they get to an agreement when designing their home, why their kids would love to be part of the NFM family in the future, and how to break the ice and connect genuinely with your neighbors.

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The Evolution of Patio Designs with Janet Lura

March 11, 2020 | 29 Mins | Episode 1

Janet Lura is an outdoor patio buyer. She has awesome insight on current trends and great decoration advice especially when it comes to outdoor spaces. Designing your home is an incredibly fun thing to do. And for Janet Lura, Nebraska Furniture Mart’s patio and clearance sale buyer, being able to translate your personality into your home is an awesome thing to accomplishmr-1. Tune in to this episode of I Am Home as hosts Tyler, Becca, and Hilary talk to Janet about what it was like working with Mrs. B and her son Louie, her personal style and how it influences her in the decisions she makes for Nebraska Furniture Mart, and why doing a mix-and-match of different furniture pieces can work a miracle in your home design. Stay tuned.

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