The Makewell Podcast

The Makewell Podcast
The Makewell Podcast unveils the behind-the-scene stories of creatives, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers living a creative life.

4: Evan & Ganya Anderson
Aug 11 • 72 min
Evan and Ganya Anderson are the husband and wife duo behind Gizmonics where they help inventors bring their ideas to reality. Listen in to hear how their meeting in college lead to wild experiences in both Seattle and Denver, and how to create am original…
3: Stephanie Miller
Aug 4 • 36 min
Stephanie Miller is the executive chef of Butterhorn in downtown Bismarck. Listen in to hear how she did a total career pivot during college, and how she quickly went from student to chef in just a few years time.
2: Zach Wentz
Jul 28 • 56 min
Zach Wentz is a filmmaker at Threefold, a video production company passionately chasing the real stories, resilient people and tenacious work of the Midwest and beyond. Listen in to hear how his passion for magic lead to his film career, and how his time…
1: John Meyer
Jul 21 • 57 min
John Meyer is the CEO of Lemonly in Sioux Falls, SD where they help you tell your story with sweet visual content. Listen in to hear how every job, no matter how small, can equip you for the future, and how you can build an amazing creative team from the…
Season 1: Recap
Sep 17, 2019 • 23 min
What a season of amazing stories! It’s been an honor to hear makers from around the Midwest share their journey with us. To close the season, listen as the Makewell team recaps some of their favorite moments and key takeaways.
16: Dorothy Henke
Sep 10, 2019 • 55 min
Season one is ending with a bang! Introducing Dorothy ‘Dot’ Henke, the owner behind everyone’s favorite snack, Dot’s Pretzels. After retiring from the financial industry, Dot experimented with some snacks for her family, and stumbled behind a recipe that…
15: Joel Porter
Sep 3, 2019 • 65 min
Born into a family of musicians, its no surprise that Joel started playing violin at a very early age. Listen in as Joel Porter, ambient-folk writer and musician, was given the chance to pursue music anywhere he wanted for one month and how that lead him…
14: Erica Hager
Aug 27, 2019 • 58 min
Erica Hager’s childhood was filled with crafting with her mom and attending Steve Job’s talks with her dad so its no surprise she gravitated towards design throughout her career. Today, Erica is the founder and mastermind behind Bison Booties, and she…
13: Keenan Hauff
Aug 20, 2019 • 48 min
From his first business mowing lawns in high school, to being Vice President of his class at NDSU, to his current role as the co-founder and director of Threefold, Keenan Hauff’s story is one of entrepreneurship, hard work, and the power of building an…
12: Kodee Furst
Aug 13, 2019 • 59 min
Kodee Furst is based in Dickinson, ND as the co-founder of Annie Capital where she invests in the power of women. Listen in to hear how her combined experiences studying abroad, working at a national non-profit, and her desire for work back home merged to…
11: Chad Ziemendorf
Aug 6, 2019 • 56 min
From the rooftops of startups in San Fransisco to the wild west of Watford City, Chad’s story is one of intense passion and pursuit. Listen is as industrial advertising photographer, Chad Ziemendorf, shares why he moved to North Dakota and how his career…
10: Ben Brick
Jul 30, 2019 • 51 min
Ben Brick is an illustrator of Brick Illustration and co-owner of The Good Kids so it’s not surprising that as a kid, Ben Brick was either being a little rascal or doodling. Listen in to hear how a year at the Magical Kingdom opened the creative…
9: Greg Tehven
Jul 23, 2019 • 35 min
From his first business selling pumpkins as a kid, to starting Students Today Leaders Forever in college, to his current role leading the dynamic Emerging Prairie team, Greg Tehven’s story is one of entrepreneurship and impact that holds to the idea that…
8: Lexie Rundquist
Jul 16, 2019 • 34 min
Lexie Rundquist is a self-taught studio artist, jewelry maker, and teacher. Her jewelry pieces have also been seen on the Netflix show, Grace & Frankie. Listen in to hear how even the things you love can take an emotional toll, and how to pivot to find…
7: Jeff Knight
Jul 9, 2019 • 40 min
Jeff Knight is a graphic designer, community builder, and lover of all things cereal. Listen in as Jeff’s story reveals why his home town captured his heart after adventuring East and how his side hustles turned into his full-time gig.
6: Ashley Morken
Jul 2, 2019 • 62 min
What happens when your desire to make an impact looks completely different in practice than what you expected? Listen in as Ashley Morken of Unglued shares how her journey of becoming a nurse eventually turned into building a community of local handmade…
5: Justin Walsh
Jun 25, 2019 • 55 min
Entrepreneur at heart, Justin Walsh went from having his first business at age 13 to building the #1 fastest growing startup in ND by age 30. Listen to his story as he shares his mindset when starting a business and how parents can inspire creativity in…
4: Hugh Weber
Jun 18, 2019 • 60 min
What happens when you successfully accomplish all your wildest dreams as as twenty-something only to realize it’s hollow and unsatisfying? Hugh Weber’s story is one of connections and choosing to pivot in order to find what matters most.
3: Beth Schatz Kaylor
Jun 11, 2019 • 52 min
Beth Schatz Kaylor is a marketing strategist, Spanish speaker, and food co-op president. Listen in as Beth’s story reveals how a wide variety of passions can align into the sweetest opportunities on the path that is your career.
2: Amos Kolbo
Jun 6, 2019 • 78 min
“If you could do anything with your life, what would it be?” Amos’ dad asked him this question as a teenager on a road trip home, and it radically changed the trajectory of his life. Listen in as portrait photographer and entrepreneur, Amos Kolbo, shares…
1: Jordan Loftis
Jun 4, 2019 • 55 min
Jordan Loftis is a small business owner and content marketer who’s ghostwritten over 18+ books in the last few years. Listen in to hear the crazy challenges that came along his maker journey, and how the most painful, soul-less job may have been exactly…
Season 1: Trailer
May 24, 2019 • 5 min
Ashton, Ben, and J.Morgan take five minutes to share the ‘why’ behind the podcast. Subscribe now and get the first episode with Jordan Loftis on Tuesday, June 4th.