Podcast Episodes

Ep. 63 – Amy King, Co-owner Square Peg Dev. & Weld Seattle

Ep. 63 – Amy King, Co-owner Square Peg Dev. & Weld Seattle

This week’s guest is Amy King, Co-owner of Square Peg Development & Weld Seattle Non-profit. Square Peg Dev. is a collection of Seattle based construction companies focused on the building of quality products and productive people. They also run Pallet, building high quality, cost-effective portable shelter systems, focused on preventing and reducing homelessness through employment & the products themselves.

 They faced difficulty when trying to find construction labor when they first started, leading Square Peg Construction to hire previously incarcerated…

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Ep. 62 – Janis Lemert, Owner of Lemert Organizing Company

Ep. 62 – Janis Lemert, Owner of Lemert Organizing Company

This week’s guest is Janis Lemert, Owner of Lemert Organizing Company. Her passion as a Professional Organizer is to help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, and their systems for life. Janis is a certified Professional Organizer (through the National Association of Professional Organizers) and fully licensed and insured to help put her clients at ease, that she has the training and care to respectfully handle and help with organizing her client’s personal possessions. Janis has…

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Ep 061 – Ryan & Molly Schoeb, Owners of Schoeb Chiropractic

Ep 061 – Ryan & Molly Schoeb, Owners of Schoeb Chiropractic

This week’s guests are Owners of Schoeb Chiropractic, Ryan and Molly Schoeb. Ryan and Molly Schoeb started their own practice after wanting Ryan to be a little closer to home. They are located in West Seattle. Ryan grew up in a rural town in Minnesota. He was the oldest of four and heavily involved in sports. It was a community where everyone knew everyone. Molly and Ryan met their sophomore year of college. After multiple injuries, Ryan always knew he…

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Ep. 060 – Kailee Powers, Kailee Elizabeth Photography

Ep. 060 – Kailee Powers, Kailee Elizabeth Photography

This week’s guest is Kailee Powers, owner of Kailee Elizabeth Photography in the Seattle and Eastside area. Kailee has been running her photography business for a number of years. She started her business at the age of 15 when she was in high school. She had been taking pictures for awhile on the side and eventually was approached to do work for someone for money. The focus of Kailee’s business is excellent customer service and making it an experience rather…

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Ep 059 – Kristine Atri, Owner of The Escape Artist

Ep 059 – Kristine Atri, Owner of The Escape Artist

This week’s guest is Kristine Atri, owner of the Escape Artist in West Seattle. The Escape Artist is in the heart of West Seattle in the Alaska Junction and is West Seattle’s first and only escape room. An escape room is an interactive puzzle business where you solve puzzles, search for clues and escape and it’s super immersive. The Escape Artist is America’s first full motion escape room. At the Escape Artist you get 60 minutes to try to escape….

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Ep. 058 – Marty Hartman, Executive Director of Mary’s Place

Ep. 058 – Marty Hartman, Executive Director of Mary’s Place

This week’s guest is Marty Hartman, the Executive Director of Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place fills the gap for people between the time they lose their home to when they find a new permanent residence. They provide ‘homes for now’ while offering families housing, safety and resources. Mary’s Place has always been about removing barriers so people can find a place to stay as soon as possible. They take in single moms with kids, dads with kids, families with pets, multigenerational…

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Ep. 057 – Christian Harris, Founder of Sea-Town Real Estate

Ep. 057 – Christian Harris, Founder of Sea-Town Real Estate

This week Christian Harris is stepping into the hot seat and was interviewed by Laura Swift. He is the normal host of this podcast, as well as the founder and owner of Sea-Town Real Estate, which he started in January of 2017. He calls West Seattle home, has been married for 12 years and has a seven-year-old son.  Priory to getting into the real estate business, he was a finish carpenter & high-end remodeler for 15 years. Now Christian is…

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Ep. 056 – Lora Swift, ED of West Seattle Junction Association

Ep. 056 – Lora Swift, ED of West Seattle Junction Association

This week’s guest is Lora Swift, executive director of the West Seattle Junction Association. Lora is also the 2018 winner of the Westsider of The Year Award for her outstanding contribution to the West Seattle community. In 2002, Lora started Hotwire Coffee in the West Seattle Junction, firmly establishing herself as a valuable member and collaborator in the community. After running the business for many years, she made the bitter sweet decision to sell Hotwire Coffee and continued to follow…

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Ep 055 – Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks

Ep 055 – Linnea Westerlind, author of Discovering Seattle Parks

This week’s guest is Linnea Westerlind, author of “Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local’s Guide”. Linnea graduated from college with a degree in journalism and mass communications and public relations with a passion for the nonprofit sector. Today, Linnea is a mom of three who lives in West Seattle. After having her first kid in 2009, she came up with the goal of visiting every park in Seattle in a year, as a way to get out of the house. As…

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Ep. 054 – Paula Boggs – Former Top Starbucks Lawyer, Airborne Army Officer & Front-Woman of the Paula Boggs Band

Ep. 054 – Paula Boggs – Former Top Starbucks Lawyer, Airborne Army Officer & Front-Woman of the Paula Boggs Band

This week’s guest is Paula Boggs, founder of Boggs Media, LLCand the Paula Boggs Band. Paulais a philanthropist, fundraiser, public speaker, and musician. She is also a Board Member of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations. Paula spent her first 10 years of her career in public service, first as an army officer and then as a federal prosecutor. She then took a position with Dell where she worked for five years in Austin, Texas before transitioning to Starbucks in Seattle,…

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