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Ep. 040 – Tracy Record, Co-founder of the West Seattle Blog

Ep. 040 – Tracy Record, Co-founder of the West Seattle Blog

This week’s guest is Tracy Record, Co-founder and operator of the West Seattle Blog, West Seattle’s go-to news outlet. With husband, Patrick Sand, together they have run the West Seattle Blog full time for the last 10+ years (since 2006). Highlights From This Episode: The West Seattle Blog was launched in December of 2005 by Tracy Record as a personal project to have a place to write about West Seattle. The turning point was the famous December 2006 windstorm, which knocked out…

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Ep 035 – Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro

Ep 035 – Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro

This week’s guest is Jacob Wiegner, Owner of Blackboard Bistro in West Seattle. They are all about the food… simplicity, technique and flavor. Their menu is ever changing and reflects Chef Jacob’s nomadic life prior this his settling in Seattle with his family. Enjoy delicious food while relaxing in the cozy restaurant atmosphere. Highlights From This Episode: Jacob was born in Iran to parents from Pensilvania just before the revolution and he has lived all over the US since then. When…

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Ep. 034 – Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22

Ep. 034 – Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22

This week’s guest is Cary Kemp, Owner of Pizzeria 22 in the Admiral District or West Seattle. Pizzeria 22 is West Seattle’s first Neapolitan style, wood-fired, thin crust pizzeria. Cary traveled to and lived in Naples, Italy for sometime, along with his friend and colleague, Mike MCConnell (of Seattle’s Cafe Vita fame) to learn and study how to make amazing Neapolitan pizza and bring it back to Seattle. Highlights From This Episode: Pizzeria 22 opened up in June of 2011 and was the…

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Ep 031 – Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing

Ep 031 – Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing

This week’s guest is Chris Smith, Owner of LowerCase Brewing. You can get their beer on tap at The Copper Coin & Coastline Burger in West Seattle… or better yet, grab a bear at their new (Nov. 2016) taproom in Georgetown. Highlights From This Episode: LowerCase Brewing opened it’s doors in January of 2014 in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle with a taproom in Georgetown. The only place you can get their beer on tap outside of their tap room is…

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Ep. 030 – Brad Loetel, Co-Owner of West Seattle Cyclery

Ep. 030 – Brad Loetel, Co-Owner of West Seattle Cyclery

This week’s guest is Brad Loetel, the co-owner of West Seattle Cyclery, which opened in 2013 in West Seattle’s Alaska Junction. After many years in the software industry, he decided to transition and his passion for cycling has driven his desire to create a bike shop which provides great customer service and gives back to the community. Highlights From This Episode: After leaving the software industry, Brad managed a couple different bike shops in the Seattle area since 2009 and in 2013, an opportunity arose for…

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Ep. 029 – Matt Greenfield, owner of QED Coffee

Ep. 029 – Matt Greenfield, owner of QED Coffee

This week’s guest is Matt Greenfield, owner of QED Coffee. QED Coffee started as a wholesale coffee roaster and now has multiple locations in the Mt. Baker and West Seattle neighborhoods. They really excel at perfecting the flavor of their coffee through the roasting and brewing process, while also providing the customer with a great experience. Highlights From This Episode: QED started in 2012 as a wholesale coffee roaster. Matt met and partnered with Jason Venhuizen in 2013 and decided to put together plans…

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Ep. 026 – West Seattle Helpline – Chris Langeler

Ep. 026 – West Seattle Helpline – Chris Langeler

This week’s guest is Chris Langeler, the Executive Director of The West Seattle Helpline, a community-based organization that provides emergency services to local families and individuals to prevent homelessness and other detrimental poverty-related outcomes.  He is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, one of the largest affordable housing providers in West Seattle. Highlights From This Episode: Chris’ road to serving the community where he is now started back with influence from both his parents, with their complimentary…

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Ep. 025 – WestSide Baby – Nancy Woodland

Ep. 025 – WestSide Baby – Nancy Woodland

This week’s guest is Nancy Woodland, the Executive Director for the non-profit WestSide Baby in White Center. WestSide Baby serves all of Western King County and partners with the community to collect and distribute essential items for local kids (ages birth-12 years old). Topics & Ideas Discussed in This Episode: W.S. Baby works directly with 127 local social service agencies to get essential items to children. The more efficient their systems and organization is, the more kids they can serve. The process: Social…

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Ep. 024 – Emerald Water Anglers – Dave McCoy

Ep. 024 – Emerald Water Anglers – Dave McCoy

This week’s guest is Dave McCoy, owner of Emerald Water Anglers. Headquartered out of their premier fly-fishing retail shop in West Seattle, Dave and his staff offer high-quality and knowledgable fly-fishing guides, are passionate about fishing, preservation and they really know the water and fishing around the Northwest. Topics & Ideas Discussed in This Episode: Dave is involved in many aspects of the fly-fishing industry – He is a true entrepreneur: with a photography business, writer, traveler, fishing guide, social…

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Ep. 023 – West Side Music Academy – Cami MacDonald

Ep. 023 – West Side Music Academy – Cami MacDonald

This week’s guest is Cami MacDonald, Co-owner of West Side Music Academy along with her husband Chris. This long-time West Seattle small business has been serving West Seattle for 17 years, passionately teaching a wide variety of musical instruments and styles to both kids and adults alike. Topics & Ideas Discussed in This Episode: Started off teaching piano lessons out of her house but eventually grew into teaching all types of instruments in a studio space. Focuses on teaching classical…

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