The Mayberry Momma™ - In 1940's house dress and apron, Jewell M. Kutzer is transformed into the Mayberry Momma, a combination of television's Aunt Bee and Jewell's real Aunt Bea. Saucy, funny, and lovingly in your face, Momma has audiences alternately spellbound and screaming with laughter. The session is highly interactive, with whistling and trivia contests, so watch out - Momma just might decide to pick on you! Sharing heartwarming stories of growing up with Andy Griffith, the Mayberry Momma epitomizes the down-home values she and Andy grew up with. In addition, she shares a wealth of inside information on the crafting of the TV show and secrets of the cast members. If you loved Mayberry, or appreciate nostalgia, you’ll love The Mayberry Momma. The Andy Griffith Show is one of the most beloved television series ever, still being shown 50 years after it first appeared in prime time. But many of the myriads of fans may not know that the fictional town of Mayberry had its roots in Andy Griffith's real North Carolina hometown. Jewell M. Kutzer was born and raised in that same mountain town with Andy Griffith, went to the same schools, and had some of the same mentors. In fact, Jewell's grandfather was the real Justice of the Peace in the town when they were growing up, and she, like Opie on TV, played in the jail. With over twenty-five years of experience, Jewell has appeared professionally for a wide variety of clients, including Revlon, Chrysler, the PGA Tour and USDA, among many others. She’s easy to work with is well received by people of all backgrounds. Spice up your meeting with the wit and wisdom of The Mayberry Momma.
Jewell has over 25 years of experience speaking to all kinds of audiences, from Fortune 500 companies to mom & pop businesses. Whether she delivers a motivational message as the Mayberry Momma or as Jewell, she always includes clean, focused humor, understanding that a spoonful of Carolina mountain honey always helps the message go down. Jewell is a real "people person" and audiences respond enthusiastically to her.
Here's what people are saying about Jewell & The Mayberry Momma™
“You were wonderful...
I hope to work with you again in the future."
— Mickey Paxon, PGA Tour
“We were so lucky to find you! Everyone in the audience was fascinated by your insights into the making of The Andy Griffith Show. I personally enjoyed working with you - you were so gracious.”
— Anita McKinney, Florida Assn. of Family and Consumer Sciences
“I have had nothing but good feedback on your Mayberry Momma performance and your ethics workshop at our conference. 'Good down–home values and humor' commented many of our members. I would be honored to have you give us as a reference to anyone looking for a speaker."
— Anne Moser, NC Association of Educational Office Professionals
"During Jewell's part of the program, everyone was glued to their seats. She is witty, funny and inspiring. I would be glad to recommend her to any group and enjoyed working with her personally as well."
— Dana Sessions, N.C. USDA Rural Development
"It was a wonderful couple of days when Mayberry came to Cocoa! Thanks for generously sharing your menu of entertainment. When you talked to people, young or old, you made each one feel special and important. You gave of yourself to everyone. You made your values clear to all and connected with the hearts of your audience. Already making plans for your return."
— Ida J. Wright, President, Cocoa Main Street
"Jewell Kutzer is an inspirational speaker who instantly captures the hearts and minds of her audience. Her techniques, insights, and understanding of human motivation and behavior set her apart as an exceptional speaker."
— Joanne Martin, National Director of Advertising and Sales Promotion, Revlon
”You are fantastic! Thank you for a fun, fun, program! I frequently heard, ‘She was a hoot!”
— Helen Galloway, Florida District, Civitan International
“Jewell could make a row of turnips dance!”
— Sue Middleton, Ph.D.