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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. Powered by Wy'east Wolfpack Executive Producer: David Vialli Host/Producer/Research: Willie McBride Intro & Outro/Sound Consultant: Greg Pressler Extra Special Thanks: Yassine Diboun Follow along: @wyeastwolfpack wyeastwolfpack.com/get-after-it-pdx/ Brought to you by Aimsir Distilling Company, opening in NE Portland in early 2020. Visit aimsirdistilling.com for more information!
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Jacobsen Valentine - Founder of Feed the Mass & Empowerment Central

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barry johnson - Interdisciplinary Artist
Listen to prolific multi-media artist barry johnson (intentionally uncapitalized) talk about growing up in Kansas and the values he retains from his childhood there, his early experiences with art and athletics and how both those pursuits later came to play major roles in his life, his various explorations that included a competitively-successful stint in body building and later diving into the entrepreneur/start-up game in Seattle with little prior experience, how adopting personas (which he discusses in his TEDx talk) was key to taking on these different chosen challenges and career paths, the positive impacts of the birth of his daughter on him and her influence in getting him drawing again and, consequently, launching his career as a professional artist, what his father thinks about our current social justice/Black Lives Matter revolution having lived through so much history of his own, the BLM mural in Seattle that he was invited to paint a letter of, and much more! Follow along: @barryjohnson.co @anythingisanythingpodcast barryjohnson.co The power of embodying new personas | barry johnson | TEDxSeattle ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:01:00
July 31, 2020
Jacobsen Valentine - Founder of Feed the Mass & Empowerment Central
Hear community foodie Jacobsen Valentine talk about growing up in Hilo, Hawaii and what life and community was like there versus in Gresham, Oregon where he moved in his early teens, the homemade, DIY approach to food and cooking instilled in him from an early age and the recipes he had nailed to make dinner by the time he was 7 or 8 years old, the experience of moving to Oregon and feeling like the "other" for the first time (and recognizing racism for the first time too), how his being chameleon-like (developed from moving and integrating/adapting into different social scenes) has served him and continues to be a strength, his path to culinary school and the ups and downs of finding employment afterwards, what led to the creation of Feed the Mass and the different iterations it has taken already, especially due to COVID-19, and how now he is literally "feeding the masses" more than ever, his photographic work over the years and his new venture--Empowerment Central--to provide (safe) creative space and studios for BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color) artists and creatives, and much more! Follow along: @jacobsen_valentine @feedthemass Feedthemass.org Empowermentcentralpdx.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:03:41
July 27, 2020
Amanda Gilliam - Founder/Creator of Big Girl Barbell
Hear weightlifter and multi-faceted East Coaster Amanda Gilliam talk about growing up in the South and how she still considers herself a southern girl even after her family moved to New Jersey during her childhood, her interest in activism that developed during high school and grew into a passion that continues today, how she felt confident in who she was despite often being "the only one in the room" because of the strong example set by generations of her family before her, the impact of her fathers' passing and how that inadvertently lead her to Cross Fit and, later, a deep love of lifting weights, her years in the Ivy League and how she came to focus on the intersection of numerous fields of study--discrimination against Black people and discrimination against fat people, what lead to the eventual creation of Big Girl Barbell, and much more! Follow along: @biggirlbarbell @unclejemima99 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:10:15
July 11, 2020
Joshua Cole - Founder/Executive Director of Family Meal PDX
Hear born and raised Portlander and multi-faceted foodie Joshua Cole talk about growing up in "Old Portland" back in the day and the city/country juxtaposition he experienced from any early age while attending school outside of the city (where his mom worked for many years), the influence his older sister had on him over the years and the professional sports aspirations he had as a kid, attending college in Eugene and his first job in the food service industry at Cafe Yumm (and yes he does like Yumm sauce!), how he slowly discovered his natural managerial skills in the restaurant setting and began to open new doors with those developing strengths, what lead to the idea and creation of Family Meal, and much more! Follow along: @joshuacolepdx @familymealpdx familymealpdx.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
58:25
June 29, 2020
Yassine Diboun - Ultrarunner/Coach & Co-Founder/Owner of Wy'east Wolfpack
Hear beloved coach/ultra runner/and community leader Yassine Diboun talk with good friend and Wy'east Wolfpack business partner (and Get After It PDX host) Willie McBride about the topic of change, both societal and inter-personal, and our human capacity to do so in regards to things like racism and addiction.  Yassine shares the story of his journey with substance abuse (and racism) and the first-hand experience of achieving life-altering personal change for the better, while acknowledging that he still--like everyone--takes life's challenges "one day at a time."   Listen to this thought-provoking conversation and embrace the tough work necessary to overcome your personal challenges! Follow along: @yassinediboun Eracism article in Trail Runner Magazine Ginger Runner LIVE podcast #311 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
55:53
June 12, 2020
Daniel White - “The Blackalachian” Thru-hiker/Adventurer
Hear former aspiring chef turned thru-hiker and all-around adventurer Daniel White, aka the Blackalachian, talk about growing up in Asheville, North Carolina (after being born in Bruce Springsteen's hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey) and his early experiences in the outdoors fishing and hiking with his family,  how he got into basketball during an early growth spurt that saw him shoot up to nearly 6' 3", how a variety of jobs and a series of ups and downs--including a break up with a girlfriend and distress over the 2016 election cycle and results--resulted in suddenly undertaking a major adventure: thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail with zero prior experience backpacking, what doors opened and how his life trajectory shifted after that transformative experience, his love of history that led to biking the Underground Railroad route, how he's become a much-followed figure in the outdoor/thru-hiking world, his next projects and travels and advice regarding money, and much more! Follow along: @theblackalachian www.patreon.com/Blackalachian ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
54:30
June 11, 2020
Albert Lee - Candidate for Congress, 3rd District OR
Hear the multi-faceted political aspirant Albert Lee talk about his early years in the St. Louis area after being born in Korea to an African-American father and Korean mother, his mother's sacrifice of working two jobs to send him and his sister to parochial schools that provided a much better education,  the domestic violence that destroyed settled life and send them from shelter to shelter seeking refuge, how he always felt and was especially treated as the "other" because of his mixed ethnicity but now views that as an asset to be able to better empathize with a large range of people, his desire to be an astronaut as young ago and how that influenced subsequent studies, the variety of jobs he held post college and how experiences from each have shaped his experience and beliefs, what he feels are the three biggest challenges facing the 3rd District of Portland, and much more! Follow along: @albertleeforcongress albertlee2020.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
55:37
May 18, 2020
Listen Up #1 w/ Faith Briggs
This is another series of special edition Get After It PDX episodes we're calling "Listen Up", where we discuss important current events with different guests in our community and beyond.   Listen Up #1 features Faith Briggs (former Get After It PDX guest on Episode 4!) talking about the case of Ahmaud Arbery in specific and the tragic frequency at which wrongful killings of people of color like his occur in general, touching on our nation's history after slavery when laws were established and the ground work laid for systemic racism to flourish and terrorize ever since.   This is an important episode, give it a listen and follow along: @faithevebee Ahmaud Arbery: The Continued and Condoned Lynching of Black America by Faith Briggs for Medium RunWithMaud.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
55:28
May 13, 2020
Ace Cauthen - Fitness Coach & Yoga Instructor Extraordinaire
Hear military vet turned fitness trainer and yoga enthusiast Ace Cauthen talk about growing up in Shreveport, Louisiana and why he split time between his parents and grandparents from an early age, how his grandparents instilled in him a tough work ethic that has stuck with him to this day, his path to join the military after high school and the ensuing 10 years spent serving (including some high-intensity situations overseas), a series of subsequent moves afterwards that eventually brought him to Portland, Oregon, his struggles with anger and how (reluctantly) seeing a therapist opened the doors to healing, becoming a trainer, and, later, to a very pivotal yoga retreat that broke him open emotionally and planted the seeds that would evolve into his newest life/career move: Free Space Co, and much more! Follow along: @acecauthen freespaceco.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:53:32
May 6, 2020
Kerry Mann - Holistic Health Coach
This is part of a new series of "Special Health & Wellness Edition" episodes with people and wellness professionals in PDX (and beyond) discussing ways to cope with the unprecedented times we are facing with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics will include the importance of mental and physical health and tips to improve both, ways to adapt jobs and schedules to this new landscape, ideas to support small businesses and those harder hit, the new reality of a rapidly shifting economy, and much more. Kerry Mann is a holistic health coach in Portland, Oregon focusing on corporate wellness.  She talks about her new program for companies called "Healthy at Home" and why she feels it's important now more than ever,  her own journey with health and being coming wellness professional, the top three wellness suggestions she has for what to focus on right now during quarantine, and much more! Follow along: @kerrymann Corporatewellness.io Corporatewellness.io/healthyathome-program Lots of love to everyone out there, we're all in this together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
30:33
April 23, 2020
Lisa Schmidt - Founder of You Matter, Your Story Matters
Hear art-therapy non-profit founder and recovered substance abuser Lisa Schmidt talk about moving at a young age with her mother and brother across the country, why she chose Texas and the deep football culture she found there, knowing she was gay since second grade and why suppressing that led her to later seek out religion in her twenties, the 17 years she was married to a man--and mother of two children--and as well as working with the church and the story of how that all came crashing down, what rock bottom looked like and how she began to pull herself up again, what led to the creation of The Sober Hipster and later You Matter, Your Story Matters, how she met her wife and eventually moved to Portland, and much more! Follow along: @thesoberhipster thesoberhipster.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:06:34
April 17, 2020
Peter Bromka - Runner, Writer & Consultant
Hear lifelong (and elite marathon) runner and native Portlander Peter Bromka talk about growing up in our beloved city and the influence his father's love and passion for running had on him from a very early age, getting pulled by his father in a make-shift chariot during a 10k race, his relationship with Portland over his high school and college years and why he eventually moved back after time on the East Coast and in SF, how he connected with writing during school but didn't feel like he really had anything to "say" until years later, why he finds the process of training for running and races so filled with meaning and emotion and why he loves to record--and share--those experiences, what it's been like to whole-heartedly pursue the dream of making the Olympic Marathon Qualifying Time and come seconds away from achieving it three times, where he's at now with life, fatherhood, and running, and much more! Follow along: @bromka peterbromka.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:11:36
April 10, 2020
Kylie Antolini - Founder of Wildwood Candle Co.
Hear dental hygienist and small business owner Kylie Antolini talk about growing up in Santa Cruz, California as an only child and the influence her parents had taking her hiking, and eventually running, on local trails, how she never connected with the sunbathing/beach culture around her and rather felt drawn to Pacific Northwest-like climates, her passion for photography and the struggle with her parents who urged her away from being a "starving artist", how she successfully managed to find a middle ground (starting the path toward becoming a dental hygienist) that allowed her to provide financially and also exercise her creative talents (like creating a popular food blog using her photography skills), her move to Portland just days after graduation from dental school (after 23 years in Santa Cruz), how the idea for a candle company came to her and the inspiration behind the Forest Park/Wildwood Trail branding, why she loves Portland so much, and much more! Follow along: @bakingbird @wildwoodcandle_co wildwoodcandleco.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:03:48
April 1, 2020
Special Health + Wellness Edition: Katy Connors
This is part of a new series of "Special Health & Wellness Edition" episodes with people and wellness professionals in PDX (and beyond) discussing ways to cope with the unprecedented times we are facing with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics will include the importance of mental and physical health and tips to improve both, ways to adapt jobs and schedules to this new landscape, ideas to support small businesses and those harder hit, the new reality of a rapidly shifting economy, and much more. Katy Connors is former Operations Manager at Hat Yai and previous guest on Episode 24 of Get After It PDX.  She talks about the recently created Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance (PIRA) and the efforts being made to stem this industry-wide (and world-wide) emergency. Links: Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance Restaurant Status Page Lots of love to everyone out there, we're all in this together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in 2020.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
24:29
March 25, 2020
Special Health + Wellness Edition: Ashley Hook
This is part of a new series of "Special Health & Wellness Edition" episodes with people and wellness professionals in PDX (and beyond) discussing ways to cope with the unprecedented times we are facing with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics will include the importance of mental and physical health and tips to improve both, ways to adapt jobs and schedules to this new landscape, ideas to support small businesses and those harder hit, the new reality of a rapidly shifting economy, and much more. Ashley Hook is Event + Social Media Manager at Jacobsen Salt Co. and Bar West. Links:  Home Forward Eater PDX article Rama TV Contact: ashleyannhook@gmail.com Lots of love to everyone out there, we're all in this together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
29:44
March 24, 2020
Special Health + Wellness Edition: Alexandra Lev
This is part of a new series of "Special Health & Wellness Edition" episodes with people and wellness professionals in PDX (and beyond) discussing ways to cope with the unprecedented times we are facing with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics will include the importance of mental and physical health and tips to improve both, ways to adapt jobs and schedules to this new landscape, ideas to support small businesses and those harder hit, the new reality of a rapidly shifting economy, and much more. Alexandra Lev is a freelance writer, mental health advocate, and social media creative and our previous guest on Episode 10 of Get After It PDX. Lots of love to everyone out there, we're all in this together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
20:50
March 18, 2020
Special Health + Wellness Edition: Skylor Powell
This is the first in a series of "Special Health & Wellness Edition" episodes with people and wellness professionals in PDX (and beyond) discussing ways to cope with the unprecedented times we are facing with the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.  Topics will include the importance of mental and physical health and tips to improve both, ways to adapt jobs and schedules to this new landscape, ideas to support small businesses and those harder hit, the new reality of a rapidly shifting economy, and much more. Skylor Powell is Founder/Impact Creator at The Thread US, a yoga teacher, and our guest on Episode 17 of Get After It PDX.  Hear what she has to say about our current situation, get motivated and stay positive!   Lots of love to everyone out there, we're all in this together. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
36:53
March 17, 2020
Candace Molatore - Self-love Advocate, Photographer, and Brand Strategist/Influencer
Hear self-made social media influencer, brand strategist and self-love champion Candace Molatore talk about her experience growing up in an adopted family in Oregon City and what is was like to have no one around that looked anything like her (the family that adopted her is white and nearly 100% of Oregon City), how that experience forced her to embrace and eventually celebrate her "otherness", childhood trips to nearby Portland to have her hair done and her perceptions of the city at that time, her interest in photography and the segue to social media and her life as an "influencer", gaining weight and how she flipped self-criticism and comparison to others into her current "self-love" philosophy that has had such an impact on herself and others, local Portland company Tea Bar and the job opportunity (that she still has) that grew out of a few Instagram posts she did to promote a place she loved, how she feels about the changing landscape of Portland and all that entails, what's to come in her burgeoning career, and much more! Follow along: @hey.candance candacemolatore.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
55:41
March 11, 2020
Benjamin Ewing - Multi-disciplinary Artist
Hear multi-faceted artist and creative Benjamin Ewing talk about growing up in the country in Minnesota and how he was encouraged and supported by his parents to make art from an early age, his unconventional path through high school that allowed him to focus on his developing passion of painting, drawing, woodworking, and design and the disconnect it caused with his peers, how he bypassed college/art school and threw himself into the hustle in Los Angeles after a chance opportunity prompted him to make the big move from Minnesota, how he later made his way to Portland and why he thinks there are good reasons to be excited the city's growth, the design collective he created and why his distinct (and beautiful) line paintings were a result of his transition away from that business and a need to get back to more tangible creation, his dream of doing art and design work for the Olympics, and much more! Follow along: @benjamin.ewing benjaminewing.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling This episode is also supported by Daybreak Racing, a Portland, OR company offering some of the finest trail running events and trail stewardship opportunities available today.  Daybreak Racing has been uniting the adventurous & wild-hearted with the mountain, coast & forest trails of the Pacific NW since 2016. Adventure begins at Daybreak.  Follow @daybreakracing
1:01:19
February 28, 2020
Paul Summers aka Cuarenta Porter (or "Forty") - Hip Hop artist, Videographer, and Care Provider
Hear rapper, runner, and multi-talented "essential provider" Paul Summers (aka Cuarenta Porter or "Forty") talk about childhood in Indianapolis and the staggering violence he witnessed growing up in a poor neighborhood, how he cared for his uncle from a young age after a tragic paralyzation and how that experience caused him to become passionate about care giving and helping folks with disabilities and special needs, how he became interested in poetry and the evolution to his current hip hop career, his struggle with being overweight and the incredible story of how he eventually lost nearly 250 lbs., how running helped turn things around and continues to be a major focus today, his Greyhound bus journey to Oregon and the first time seeing the Pacific Ocean while looking over Coos Bay, what it means to be an "essential provider" for his community, and much more! Follow along: @iamcuarenta music.apple.com/us/artist/cuarenta-porter Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
1:12:30
February 19, 2020
Ian Williams - Founder/Creator of Deadstock Coffee
Hear shoe dog and Portland legend Ian Williams talk about the culture shock he experienced at a young age moving from a diverse neighborhood on the East Coast to the--especially-then--non-diverse Portland area (Beaverton/Hillsborough), why he was obsessed with Allen Iverson and inspired by his playing style and the influence it had on his life, how a short stint of bad behavior in middle school led to him being put in private school and the subsequent dress code that influenced his love of shoes, how a calculated move taking a job as a janitor at Nike opened the door to making his shoe dreams a reality years later, what became more important to him than shoes (and even coffee), and much more! Follow along: @eeeweezie @deadstockcoffee deadstockcoffee.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling Also supported by our friends at Trail Butter, smart fuel for your fire.  Use code GETAFTERITWITHTB at trailbutter.com for 25% off!
1:16:02
February 12, 2020
Katy Connors - Director of Operations at Hat Yai
Hear restaurant/hospitality veteran Katy Connors talk about her path from growing up in small town Arizona to working in and directing operations at some of the hottest hotels and restaurants on the west coast, why Los Angeles (where she was originally born) always held a special allure that eventually drew her back years later, the challenging post-9/11 political climate she grew up around in conservative Arizona and how her unique high school experience provided some respite, why she studied religion and how traveling and living abroad during college shifted her anticipated career path, her memorable time in LA and throwing herself into a demands of high-level hospitality positions, what led her to Portland and to eventually meet her husband Taylor, and much more! Follow along: @kt_connors @hatyaipdx hatyaipdx.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling Also supported by our friends at Trail Butter, smart fuel for your fire.  Use code GETAFTERITWITHTB at trailbutter.com for 25% off!
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February 6, 2020
Maggie Converse - Yoga and Meditation Teacher & Reiki Practitioner
Hear NYC-born, Connecticut-raised holistic wellness teacher Maggie Converse talk about childhood on the east coast with two actor parents, how growing up around the arts lead to majoring in Art History (and French) at University of Indiana at Bloomington years later, her 8-year stint back east in NYC after she graduated and the variety of jobs that followed, her passion for yoga that developed over the years from her first class with her mom at age 16, her struggles with an eating disorder that she began to recognize and address during college and how yoga helped her find a new appreciation and love for her body, the process of making yoga (and meditation) and helping others recovering from eating disorders her career focus, why she wanted to move West and what lead her to Portland, and much more! Follow along: @maggie_converse maggieconversemethod.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling Also supported by our friends at Trail Butter, smart fuel for your fire.  Use code GETAFTERITWITHTB at trailbutter.com for 25% off!
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January 29, 2020
Michael Griffin - Marketing Director of Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co.
Hear passionate outdoor athlete and marketing guru Michael Griffin talk about growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee and later Athens, Georgia, his early love for rock climbing that developed there and grew into a full blown lifestyle for years after high school (and how that pursuit has continued throughout his life), his move to Portland once he was ready to get more serious about college and his graduation with an Environmental Science degree, how he came to shift career paths from an Environmental Science job into marketing, his path to Finex from being a consultant during their Kickstarter to Marketing Director and an integral part of the recent acquisition by Lodge Cast Iron (since 1896!) 5 years later, how Portland had changed in his years here, the exciting new community marketing he's doing by supporting (and taking part in) Gabriel Rucker's Bird Dog Run Club, what's next for him and Finex, and much more. Follow along: @michaelg_pdx @birddogrunclub @finexcookware finexusa.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling Also supported by our friends at Trail Butter, smart fuel for your fire.  Use code GETAFTERITWITHTB at trailbutter.com for 25% off!
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January 12, 2020
Lizy Gershenzon - Designer/Co-Founder of Future Fonts
Hear multi-faceted designer Lizy Gershenzon talk about growing up in Chicago and playing all the sports as a kid, how her experiences working on the yearbook staff in school with close friends laid the groundwork for her preferred work structures forevermore, the influences her hard-working, business-minded parents instilled in her, what led to her developing interest in web and graphic-design during college and why she really became an Art Major, meeting her future husband Travis while answering freelance design work ads on Craigslist and how they immediately started a business together, how their two years living in New Zealand opened her eyes to her love of nature and later caused their relocation to PDX, the creation of Scribbletone, the Wy'east Wolfpack logo and branding, different side businesses as well as their newest project Future Fonts, and much more! Follow along: @lizyjoy @scribbletone scribbletone.com @futurefonts futurefonts.xyz @notch_ftw notchftw.com @exifco exif.co Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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December 13, 2019
Jeremy Long - Founder of Daybreak Racing
Hear Oregon-born and bred trail running race director Jeremy Long talk about growing up on the Oregon coast and his early connection to the landscape of his youth (more to the land than sea though), his tendency toward running and cross country over typical team sports and the love of the activity he shared with his brothers, how he needed a white noise machine to help him get to sleep when he moved inland for college (without the sound of waves crashing...), his journey into public health and the desire to help others, the sense of belonging and community he felt from running events and culture and how that led him to create Daybreak Racing, his eventual transition to going full time at Daybreak and leaving public health behind, his family's support in taking the leap and how his kids have taken to the race-director life, what he sees as the future of trail running and racing, and much more! Follow along: @jlonghaul @daybreakracing daybreakracing.com  Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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December 10, 2019
Len Necefer - Professor & Founder of NativesOutdoors
Hear Native American outdoor athlete/activist and board member of the Honnold Foundation Len Necefer talk about growing up in Kansas and the pivotal decision to move with his mother to live in the Navajo Nation in Arizona at a young age, the balance and juxtaposition of identity and experience between his Native American family on his mother's side and European-descended family on his father's, what lead to his interest in energy issues and social justice (and later climbing and skiing!), how he came to work for (and eventually decide to leave) the US Dept. of Energy, the creation of NativesOutdoors as a social media project and how it evolved into a well-connected apparel and media company, challenges he's faced as a Native American along the way, what the future holds for him and NativesOutdoors, and much more! Follow him: @lennecefer @nativesdoutdoors natives-outdoors.com @honnoldfoundation honnoldfoundation.org Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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October 27, 2019
Sam Purvis - Co-founder of Good Coffee
Hear passionate entrepreneur and hospitality fanatic Sam Purvis talk about growing up in Oregon (first Portland, then Sisters) and the process of moving around as a youth as one of five brothers, his early outdoor escapades during high school motor biking in the foothills outside Sisters, how his faith lead him to seek empathy for those living on the streets and how that urge set him on a path of traveling the country with a friend and living with homeless populations they met along the way, the lasting impact that trip had on his life and what came next upon his return to Oregon, his evolution toward being interested in coffee and cafe culture, why he came to care less about the coffee and more about the people and experience and how that tied into the creation of Good Coffee (with his brother Nick!), why he wants people to know that they are valuable and worthy, and much more! Follow along: @goodcoffeepdx goodwith.us Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
1:09:49
October 21, 2019
Skylor Powell - Founder & Impact Producer at The Thread US
Hear yoga teacher/wellness veteran/community guru Skylor Powell talk about growing up in Ohio and her early connections to nature through exploring the local woods, how her time at a "farm school" program made her embrace the teamwork and community dynamics necessary to get big things done, her decision to head West for college and how on-the-spot curiosity to explore her potential made her sign up for a yoga teacher training, what brought her to Portland, Oregon and her first professional endeavors here, how the election of Donald Trump and realizations she had on election night led to the creation of The Thread US, her experiences hitting the road and traveling the US talking with people of all backgrounds and political beliefs, why she feels this project and this work of getting people to openly and respectfully communicate about tough issues is so vital, and much more! Follow along: @skylorpowell @thethreadus thethreadus.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
1:09:15
October 3, 2019
Hanif Fazal - Founder & CEO of Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI)
Hear tireless social change activist and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion Hanif Fazal talk about his father's journey from Africa to India to the United States--where he met Hanif's mother in Chicago--and how that blend of cultures (Indian and Mexican) made his upbringing really stand out from the nearly all-white landscapes and institutions he found himself surrounded by after his family relocated to Tigard, Oregon, some of his earliest memories of that move from Chicago to the Portland area at age 3 and what it was like trying to settle into structures that had zero similarities to his own experiences at home, the range of emotions he felt as a child under those circumstances and how that lead him to act out, how some seriously rough years in his teens in Portland further opened his eyes and made him consider what people could achieve and accomplish if the world around them was actually designed to give them a proper chance at success, how he finally pulled out of that dark period and landed the first job that gave him a real sense of meaning and a feeling of having the potential to really matter and make a chance in the world, his progression of work and projects and the eventual momentum of people starting to reach out seeking his expertise, and much, much more! Follow along: @centerforequityandinclusion ceipdx.org Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
1:24:04
September 17, 2019
JT Lehman - Adventurer, Engineer & Creator of Alpenflo
Accomplished adventurer and born-and-raised Oregonian JT Lehman talks about growing up in the small town of Corbett beside the Columbia River Gorge, his childhood trips into nearby Portland and early perceptions of the "big city", his relationship to physical activity and the outdoors in those early years, the decision to stay local and attend college in PDX and why he chose the major he did, how his post-college move to Colorado deepened his love for mountains and turned him on to skiing and other new pursuits, his brother's life-altering accident at the end of a cross-country bike tour and how that event changed everything and strengthened his desire to share his outdoor experiences with others, how that led to the creation of Alpenflo and the business he hopes it evolves into, and much more! Follow him: @alpenflo alpenflo.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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July 31, 2019
Emma Sharer - Campus Manager at the Redd
Food hub expert and outdoor adventurer Emma Sharer talks about growing up in the SF Bay Area, being send to a Spanish immersion school at a young age as a result of her parent's desire to expose her to diverse environments from the get go, her first job at age 13 building "broccoli towers" at the local farmer's market and how that further sparked her interest in food and food systems, privilege and the unique education she received at Colorado College, the food project in Mexico she helped create during those collegiate years and how her Spanish speaking continues to be a valuable asset in her work to this day, outdoor activities like skiing and trail running and why those are essential to her well-being, the vision she later developed of her dream job and how people at Portland's EcoTrust somehow had the very same vision, what the word "redd" actually means and why it's located on Salmon St., and much more! Follow along: @emshare @ecotrust @ecotrustevents reddonsalmon.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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July 19, 2019
Jen Quist - Co-Founder/Owner of Holler Hospitality
Powerhouse Portland food & beverage/hospitality industry veteran Jen Quist talks about her years of moving around the country during childhood for her father's work (7 homes by the time she was 5!) including a few years in Sydney, Australia before settling in the SF Bay Area, her early desire to attend University of Washington in Seattle (her father's alma mater) and why the Pacific Northwest has always felt like home, how strong her father's example as a businessman and entrepreneur was on her over the years, especially working with him directly back in the Bay Area after college, how years in commercial, and later residential, real estate taught and helped her develop a huge array of skills that she uses today, her move to NYC for culinary school and how the unexpected dream job of catering on site events and parties (3,000 in a year!) for a major department store really got things rolling, her journey to Portland, Ripple NW and why risk-taking, failing, and self-reflection is necessary, the major work she's doing now with Doug Adams at the Woodlark, and much more! Follow along: @jenquisty @bullardpdx @abigailhallpdx hollerhospitality.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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July 4, 2019
Alan Aldous - Founder of Awaken Your Passion
Creator of a lifestyle media company/clothing brand with an aim to transform and inspire, Alan Aldous talks about what got him started on his personal awakening to what really fed his soul, why he thinks being present and mindful and following his internal compass has made him a better father and person that ever before and how he's altered his parenting style as a result, the reason he feels so many people seem to settle for jobs that they dislike or lives that don't truly serve them and what can be done about it, the role fear plays in all of this, the necessity to curate what we listen/pay attention to (negative vs. positive news and media), what the future of Awaken Your Passion holds, and much more. Follow along: @awakenyourpassion awakenyourpassion.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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June 17, 2019
Chevonne Ball - Founder/Owner of Dirty Radish
Wine/food connoisseur and epicurean business owner Chevonne Ball talks about growing up in Vancouver, Washington and her German mother and Creole father and how those cultural influences largely came too intermingle around food, cooking, and the table, how she moved from Vancouver to downtown Portland at a young age and the drastic change of scenery (and culture) that entailed, how one restaurant job led to another and the connectedness of the Portland food and beverage world, what prompted her to begin traveling (and subsequently catch the bug for it) and make a big decision to move to France (and later move back to PDX), how the seedling of a business idea came to be planted along the way, why the name Dirty Radish stuck and what it means, and much more! Follow along: @missvonnepdx @dirty_radish dirtyradish.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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June 4, 2019
Alexandra Lev - Freelance writer & Social media creative
Mountain traveler and content producer Alexandra Lev talks about her childhood spending her summers with her hardcore climber father in the Tetons and the rest of the year with her hardcore skier mother in Salt Lake City, Utah, how she slowly came to rebel against the outdoor recreation lifestyle during her teenage years as the desire to fit in and be "normal" grew stronger, her experience with depression and anxiety--made worse by a number of accidents and injuries over the years--and how she manages them, her relationship to risk and what eventually brought her back, full circle to mountain sports again, why she feels it's important to share those experiences with others, what brought her to Portland, why she and her husband bought a house and decided to stay, and much more. Follow along: @luckyalexandra luckyalexandra.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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May 20, 2019
Michael Christy - Operations Manager at Modern Times Beer (Portland)
Beer aficionado and Operations Manager of Modern Times Beer in Portland, Oregon, Michael Christy talks about his childhood relocation to Southern California from Cincinnati, Ohio and art-focused high school where he developed an early love of film, his move back to San Diego for a job as a Naval Contractor (while beginning to experiment with home brewing beer) after college at UC Santa Cruz, how he came to the realization that we wanted to follow his passion for beer and community and turned down a major job opportunity in the process, his first beer-related job at Pizza Port and later his transition from working at long time craft giant Stone Brewing to take a chance on a small upstart named Modern Times, his move north from San Diego as that job developed and Modern Times grew and why it was so easy to fall in love with Portland, the beer scene here and the importance collaboration, and much more. Follow along:  @obihopkenobi @moderntimespdx moderntimesbeer.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
1:01:37
May 6, 2019
Teresa Baker - Founder of the African American Nature & Parks Experience and Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge
Renowned outdoor recreation industry DEI activist (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) and our first Get After It PDX and beyond guest (!), Teresa Baker talks about growing up in the Bay Area and her early connection to the outdoors, the differences between NorCal and SoCal (and why she's a NorCal person through and through), how an early trip to Yosemite National Park made her further fall in love with outdoor spaces and our country's National Parks but also, later, identify a serious lack of diversity in the visitor base there, what prompted her to take action to try to address that imbalance and led to the passion project that became the African American Nature & Parks Experience,  how her commitment to DEI work (on top of her 9-5 job in real estate!) later caused her to develop the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge and all that has transpired since its creation, and much more! Follow along: @teresabaker11 @outdoorceopledge African American Nature & Parks Experience facebook.com/pages/African-American-National-Parks-Event/355974594517522 Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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April 23, 2019
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 along: @sadielincoln @barre3 @barre3portland barre3.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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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 moberi.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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March 25, 2019
Gabriel Rucker - Chef/Owner of Le Pigeon & 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 along:  @ruckergabriel @fitchefpdx @lepigeonpdx lepigeon.com @canardpdx canardpdx.com
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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 along: @faithevebee faithebriggs.com @soulriverinc soulriverinc.org Brotherhood of Skiing Film wildconfluence.com/brotherhood-of-skiing Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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February 25, 2019
Allison Bryan - Architect/Designer & Founder of Open Studio Collective
Hear multi-talented architect/designer Allison Bryan talk 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 along: @allisonlouisebryan @openstudiocollective openstudiocollective.com Forest Park Art Print openstudiocollective.com/shop/forest-park-art-print Wildwood Art Print openstudiocollective.com/shop/wildwood-screen-print Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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February 12, 2019
Gregory Gourdet - Chef/Food Activist & Trail Runner
Hear beloved Portland Chef Gregory Gourdet talk 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 along: @gg30000 @departurepdx departureportland.com @urbangleanerspxdx urbangleaners.org Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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January 28, 2019
Theresa Silveyra - Music Teacher & Mountaineer/Ultra Runner
Hear our first ever guest Theresa Silveyra talk 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 along: @theresasilveyra @pnwoutdoorwomen pnwoutdoorwomen.com Brought to you by the Aimsir Distilling Company, a new distillery focused on great flavors and a warm environment.  They love the way spirits taste, but more importantly, they love that they bring people together to make memories, build bridges, and crystalize the moment. Opening in Spring 2020 in NE Portland.  Follow @aimsirdistilling
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January 14, 2019