Podcast Episodes

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. 028 – Ventures – Beto Yarce

Ep. 028 – Ventures – Beto Yarce

This week’s guest is Beto Yarce, the Executive Director of the Seattle non-profit, Ventures. Ventures helps low income entrepreneurs start their own businesses, through micro-loans, training, mentorship, incubators and on-going support. They empower aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership. Highlights From This Episode: Ventures helps low income entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Ventures was founded in 1995 by Peter Rose after visiting Bangladesh and started it as a micro-loan program for underserved communities: People of…

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Ep. 027 – Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) – Amanda Hightower

Ep. 027 – Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) – Amanda Hightower

This week’s guest is Amanda Hightower, the Executive Director of the Seattle non-profit Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST). REST’s mission is to provide pathways to freedom, safety and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. Highlights From This Episode: RESTs mission is to “provide pathways to freedom, safety and hope for victims of sex trafficking & people involved in the sex trade”. They are a faith-based non-profit doing direct services providing opportunities for people…

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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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Ep. 022 – Tram’s Salon – Tram Luu

Ep. 022 – Tram’s Salon – Tram Luu

This week’s guest is Tram Luu, owner of Tram’s Salon. Ideally located just North of the Alaska Junction in West Seattle, this friendly community hair salon has great rates, long hours and provides a wide range of hair styling, salon and cosmetology services. They focus on serving all types of cliental and all ages, as well as staying up-to-date with the latest styles, trends and techniques. Tram’s Salon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Trams-Salon-157420821007649/?fref=ts Trams Salon Yelp page: https://www.yelp.com/biz/trams-salon-seattle

Ep. 021 – The Admiral Bird – Heidi & Corina, Co-Owners

Ep. 021 – The Admiral Bird – Heidi & Corina, Co-Owners

This week’s guest on The Sea-Town Podcast is Heidi Herr & Corina Luckenbach, co-owners of The Admiral Bird. Nestled in the heart of the Admiral Junction in West Seattle, this community diner & coffee shop is known for their friendly staff, great community vibe, delicious breakfasts and amazing Raven’s Brew coffee. They make all their food from scratch, specializing in breakfast but also featuring beer on tap, cider and kombucha. They share their cozy space with Flower Lab and Heidi is also the owner of Bird on…

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