Podcast Episodes

Ep. 046 – Imants Holmquist, Co-founder of Holmquist & Gardiner

Ep. 046 – Imants Holmquist, Co-founder of Holmquist & Gardiner

This week’s guest is Imants Holmquist, Co-founder of Holmquist & Gardiner law firm in Downtown Seattle. Imants Holmquist & Hamilton Gardiner started their own law firm in 2008, specializing in real estate transactions and business law, primarily helping clients buy, sell or lease real estate or if there is a dispute, representing them in litigation. Highlights From This Episode: Imants talks about the difference between what they do as real estate lawyers and what real estate brokers or agents do. He also…

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Ep. 045 – Angie Marshall & Amy Becker, Owners of Life Capsule Productions

Ep. 045 – Angie Marshall & Amy Becker, Owners of Life Capsule Productions

This week’s guest is Angie Marshall and Amy Becker, the owners of Life Capsule Productions, specializing in legacy films and story telling videos for businesses. Highlights From This Episode: Angie and Amy were childhood friends and always enjoyed telling stories & making videos together as kids. Angie started making video’s of older family members to help document their life, legacy and stories and that eventually lead to helping businesses tell their stories through video. Angie helps draw out the deeper story…

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Ep. 044 – Ian Weinberg, Owner of Ian Fitness

Ep. 044 – Ian Weinberg, Owner of Ian Fitness

This week’s guest is Ian Weinberg, the owner of Ian Fitness. Originally starting with 1 location on Queen Anne but now has 9 locations around Seattle. Ian’s philosophy is to get people moving in a fun, safe, non-intimidating way through group “boot camp” workouts and one-on-one training, focusing on results. Highlights From This Episode: Ian used to play professional soccer and at one point, worked in a gym part time to make a little extra money and he discovered that there…

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Ep. 043 – Matt Wendland, Owner of Burien Press & Moonshot Coffee

Ep. 043 – Matt Wendland, Owner of Burien Press & Moonshot Coffee

This week’s guest is Matt Wendland, owner of Burien Press and Moonshot Coffee in White Center. Matt had the opportunity to purchase Burien Press at the beginning of 2014 and just this year opened Moonshot Coffee in White Center. Highlights From This Episode: After years of frequenting Burien Press, Matt bought the coffee shot at the beginning of 2014. Matt’s goal is to make a positive impact in everyone’s life who comes in contact with their store or coffee – They…

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Ep. 042 – Cory Cote & Brandon Ramirez, Owners of Mystery Made

Ep. 042 – Cory Cote & Brandon Ramirez, Owners of Mystery Made

This week’s guest is Cory Cote and Brandon Ramirez, owners of Mystery Made mens apparel and action sport oriented graphic design firm in The Admiral District of West Seattle. Highlights From This Episode: After 10 years at K2 and Ride Snowboards, Brandon and shortly after, Cory decided to take the leap into self-employment to start their own design firm and then more recently, opened the front of their space into a men’s apparel shop. As artists and designers, they wanted to…

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Ep. 041 – Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Historic Society

Ep. 041 – Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Historic Society

This week’s guest is Clay Eals, up until summer of 2017, Clay was the Executive Director of the SouthWest Seattle Historical Society, headquartered out of the Log House Museum on Alki. Highlights From This Episode: Clay Eals has been involved in the Southwest Seattle Historic Society since it was created in 1984 and in 2013, became it’s first Executive Director. Up until that point, it was entirely run by unpaid volunteers. The purpose of his role as the Executive Director is…

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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. 039 – Greg Bennick, Public Speaker & Director of One Hundred For Haiti (A Seattle Non-Profit)

Ep. 039 – Greg Bennick, Public Speaker & Director of One Hundred For Haiti (A Seattle Non-Profit)

This week’s guest is Greg Bennick, a public speaker and Executive Director for the Seattle based non-profit, One Hundred for Haiti. Greg got started as an entertainer in his early teens and has been doing public speaking, communicating ideas and engaging with audiences (as a musician in touring bands & as a speaker) ever since. Highlights From This Episode: Greg started performing around 13 years old and quickly discovered that people pay far more attention to ideas when they are entertained….

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Ep. 038 – Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & GoSouthSeattle.com

Ep. 038 – Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & GoSouthSeattle.com

This week’s guest is Amber Campbell, Owner of Do Communications & creator of GoSouthSeattle.com (previously known as the Rainier Valley Post). She is a marketing consultant with 20 years of experience helping small and medium size businesses. Highlights From This Episode: Amber is a marketing consultant with 20 years of experience helping small and medium size businesses and used to run the Rainier Valley Post, working some with West Seattle Blog‘s own Patrick and Tracy. The Rainer Valley Post has now transformed into…

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