Get After It PDX

Gregory Gourdet - Chef/Food Activist & Trail Runner

An episode of Get After It PDX

By Wy'east Wolfpack
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.

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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

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Sadie Lincoln - Co-founder/Owner of Barre3
Fitness/wellness figure and co-founder and owner of the hugely successful Barre3, Sadie Lincoln talks about being raised off-the-grid by her mother and her mom's free-spirited friends (along side her numerous siblings), how that life taught her lessons and set examples that still guide her today, their journey to Oregon (and later PDX!), how her desire to get to know her biological father and subsequent move to Los Angeles led to her lowest, loneliest days and how those tough times, in turn, started her down the path of group fitness and figuring out what people are really searching for, what she sees as being wrong with the current state of the fitness industry, and much more. Follow her and Barre3: @sadielincoln @barre3 @barre3portland
April 8, 2019
Ryan Carpenter - Founder/owner of Moberi
Shark Tank alum and Alaska born creator of the popular and growing Portland smoothie and bowl shop Moberi, Ryan Carpenter talks about what it was like being raised in AK, how he developed a thirst for travel and made his way to the lower 48, how a series of odd jobs and a tendency toward untraditional career paths—being a Lego competition hypeman included—developed a wide array of skills he uses today, his long-time turtle friend Mo, what the Shark Tank experience was like, and much more. Follow along: @moberi
March 25, 2019
Gabriel Rucker - Chef/Owner of Le Pigeon, Little Bird, & Canard & Sober Chef/Fitness figure
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.  Follow him:  @ruckergabriel @fitchefpdx His restaurants: @lepigeonpdx @littlebirdpdx @canardpdx
March 11, 2019
Faith E. Briggs - Filmmaker & Runner/Outdoor Adventurer
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. Follow her: @faithevebee Her website and other projects: Soul River @soulriverinc Brotherhood of Skiing Film
February 25, 2019
Allison Bryan - Architect/Designer & Founder of Open Studio Collective
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. Follow her: @allisonlouisebryan Her business and other projects: Open Studio Collective @openstudiocollective Forest Park Art Print Wildwood Art Print
February 12, 2019
Gregory Gourdet - Chef/Food Activist & Trail Runner
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. Follow him: @gg30000 His restaurant and groups he works with: Departure Portland @departurepdx Urban Gleaners @urbangleanerspxdx
January 28, 2019
Theresa Silveyra - Music Teacher & Mountaineer/Ultra Runner
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 Follow her: @theresasilveyra Groups she works with: Pacific Northwest Outdoor Women @pnwoutdoorwomen Wy'east Sisterhood @wyeastsisterhood
January 14, 2019
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