Get After It PDX

Get After It PDX

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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!


Lizy Gershenzon - Designer/Co-Founder of Future Fonts
Dec 13 • 61 min
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…
Jeremy Long - Founder of Daybreak Racing
Dec 10 • 60 min
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…
Len Necefer - Professor & Founder of NativesOutdoors
Oct 27 • 58 min
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…
Sam Purvis - Co-founder of Good Coffee
Oct 21 • 69 min
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…
Skylor Powell - Founder & Impact Producer at The Thread US
Oct 2 • 69 min
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…
Hanif Fazal - Founder & CEO of Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI)
Sep 16 • 84 min
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…
JT Lehman - Adventurer, Engineer & Creator of Alpenflo
Jul 30 • 59 min
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…
Emma Sharer - Campus Manager at the Redd
Jul 19 • 61 min
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…
Jen Quist - Co-Founder/Owner of Holler Hospitality
Jul 4 • 60 min
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…
Alan Aldous - Founder of Awaken Your Passion
Jun 17 • 61 min
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…
Chevonne Ball - Founder/Owner of Dirty Radish
Jun 3 • 66 min
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,…
Alexandra Lev - Freelance writer & Social media creative
May 20 • 53 min
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…
Michael Christy - Operations Manager at Modern Times Beer (Portland)
May 6 • 61 min
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…
Teresa Baker - Founder of the African American Nature & Parks Experience and Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge
Apr 23 • 53 min
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…
Sadie Lincoln - Co-founder/Owner of Barre3
Apr 8 • 60 min
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…
Ryan Carpenter - Founder/Owner of Moberi
Mar 25 • 54 min
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…
Gabriel Rucker - Chef/Owner of Le Pigeon, Little Bird, & Canard & Sober Chef/Fitness figure
Mar 11 • 63 min
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…
Faith E. Briggs - Filmmaker & Runner/Outdoor Adventurer
Feb 25 • 59 min
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…
Allison Bryan - Architect/Designer & Founder of Open Studio Collective
Feb 11 • 44 min
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…
Gregory Gourdet - Chef/Food Activist & Trail Runner
Jan 28 • 46 min
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…
Theresa Silveyra - Music Teacher & Mountaineer/Ultra Runner
Jan 14 • 34 min
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…