Welcome to Get After It PDX, a down-to-earth podcast featuring honest conversations with inspiring people in the creative hotbed of Portland, Oregon. Recorded live and on location at the Hoxton in downtown PDX.
Powered by @wyeastwolfpack Executive Producer: David Vialli Host/Producer/Research: Willie McBride Engineer: Travis Liles Assistant Producer/Photographer: Sam Masters Intro & Outro/Sound Consultant: Greg Pressler Extra Special Thanks: Yassine Diboun & Sarah Foote
Two-time James Beard Award winning Chef Gabriel Rucker talks about his childhood in Napa, how his father's struggles with addiction and path to being clean/sober set the example for Gabriel to do so years later, what got him into cooking and the opportunities that led him to Portland and being at the helm of 3 of city's top restaurants: Le Pigeon, Little Bird, and Canard, his own journey to sobriety and fitness/wellness (and trail running!) and how he wants to be an example for others make transformations of their own, what he considers his most important job of all, and much more.
NYC filmmaker/producer/writer turned PDX-based outdoor badass (plus those other things still too of course!) Faith Briggs talks about growing up on the east coast and her early exposure to nature and outdoors, her parents influence and the intersection of arts, athletics, and religion/spirituality they provided at home, what it meant to her to be a track runner then and a trail runner now, her move West for the Columbia Sportswear Director of Toughness position and why she stayed, what it's like to be a person of color in a not-so-diverse place like Portland, the work she's most proud of, and much more.
Her website and other projects:
Brotherhood of Skiing Film
Multi-talented architect/designer Allison Bryan talks about how running helped keep her on track at an early age, her long-time dream of moving to Oregon from the Midwest and running free through the misty, green hills like Prefontaine, what led to the design of her Forest Park Art Print and how that project helped launch Open Studio Collective, how leading (and caring about) employees is similar to parenting, and much more.
Her business and other projects:
Open Studio Collective
Forest Park Art Print
Wildwood Art Print
Beloved Portland Chef Gregory Gourdet talks about growing up in NYC and how got turned on to nature and the outdoors, what led him from a dishwashing job in Missoula, MT during college to second place on Top Chef and a oft-recognized food celebrity (even in the bottom of the Grand Canyon!), the current landscape of culinary culture in the age of the Me Too Movement, as well as what tips he would give people trying to reach big life goals and more.
His restaurant and groups he works with:
Our first ever guest Theresa Silveyra talks about how she got to Portland, her work as a music teacher, why she still lives here despite going to the mountains every chance she gets, her experience as a female and person of color in the outdoor rec world, and much more.
The piano piece Theresa plays that follows the interview is:
Étude pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur Czerny by Debussy
Groups she works with:
Pacific Northwest Outdoor Women