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Finding Sacramento Podcast

A podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.
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May 1, 2017

Nathan sits down with Gabriel Aiello of Burly Beverages for the 29th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why if you do not know what to with your life you should figure out how to turn your interests into a business, what needs to change in the adult disabilities industry to encourage people to pursue a career helping people, why local businesses like Sun and Soil Juice Company, Splash Hound USA, and Preservation & Co. was so instrumental in the startup process of Burly Beverages, why the history of soda making industry was intriguing enough for Gabe to fall in love with making craft soda, why despite difficult regulations there are quite a few craft food businesses in Sacramento, why you don’t have to grow your business as large and as quickly as possible, and what the future of Burly Beverages will look like.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Apr 24, 2017

Nathan sits down with Emilio Richardson of The Mils Edition for the 28th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why a not so great childhood inspired Emilio as an adult to seek the thrill in everything he does, how the Air Force was a ticket out of small town Oklahoma, why the friendliness of Sacramento persuaded him to stay in Sacramento full time, why selling is all about planting seeds, why “that’s the way we have always done it” doesn’t cut it anymore in the world of social media, why the standards of what farm to fork is are not stringent enough, the birth and rise of The Mils Edition, why you can hold your customer’s hand with social media, and why Sacramento needs a program that caters to local people versus tourists and why its probably your responsibility to create such a program.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Apr 17, 2017

Nathan sits down with Bobby Mull and Zac Nelson of Zeal Kombucha for the 27th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how success and failure lessons in the music industry can transfer to running a business, why starting a business may be the new path for artists versus waiting tables and making art and hoping to make it, why packaging matters just as much, if not more than the taste of your product, what lead to Zeal Kombucha’s rather instant success, why corporations getting into your sector of business isn’t always a bad thing, the process of making vanilla pine kombucha Zeal’s kombucha made from pine needles, and why you should just focus on making the things you want to make and make it really great.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Apr 10, 2017

Nathan sits down with Ryan Douglas Hammonds of R Douglas Custom Clothier for the 26th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about the origin story of R Douglas, how you can channel your competitive side to overcome risk and the doubters in the beginning of your business, what Ryan learned from losing everything in the real estate market, how Ryan’s business grew from cold calling potential clients from his sister’s house to having showrooms in Downtown Sacramento and Fresno, CA, what is unique about the R Douglas tailor process, why despite massive growth R Douglas is still focused on providing high quality affordable suits to its clients, why R. Douglas recently expanded to Fresno, and where you might see a R. Douglas store next.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Apr 3, 2017

Nathan sits down with Paolo Angelo San Luis and Walter White of Vampire Penguin Shaved Snow & Desserts for the 25th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about the backstory of Vampire Penguin, why going into business is like swimming in shark-infested waters, what the difference is between licensing a business and franchising a business, how you learn to let go, how you teach customer service, why starting small with your business is important, the difference between marketing your business in Sacramento versus Elk Grove, and where Sacramento is headed in the next 20 years.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Mar 27, 2017

Nathan sits down with Joseph Simpson and Nathan Langley of Gatekeeper Innovation Inc. for the 24th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about the backstory of how Gatekeeper Innovation and Safer Lock came into being, how you persist through being told no, why its easier to get through doors if your selling purpose versus product, what other government solutions exist to tackle the opioid epidemic outside of Safer Lock, what the world of angel investing looks like and how Gatekeeper secured investments, why its important to talk about your experience with opioid addiction whether it be personal or being close to someone who does, and what the future of entrepreneurship looks like in Sacramento.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Mar 20, 2017

Nathan sits down with Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang of Solh Resolutions International for the 23rd episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about what it was like to grow up in a war zone, why despite living in a conflict torn country she chose to pursue a career in conflict mediation and facilitation, why doing inner work is key to managing conflict successfully, why you should not think about your life’s purpose, but instead your life’s service, her experience working towards environmental justice in South Sacramento, why marketing comes down to relationship building, and why gentrification is not inevitable in Sacramento and how you might be able to stand up to economic inequity.

Rangineh will be offering conflict coaching over the summer and will run the Conflict Consciousness Workshop in Fall 2017The workshop will explores how our early stories shape our beliefs and influence the ways in which we show up in conflict. It will also help participants:

  • Reach a new sense of self-awareness of how they view conflict through discovering their conflict story;
  • Explore their core beliefs about conflict in order to deepen their understanding of how they show up in conflict; and
  • Learn how to re-examine previous patterns toward conflict as well as identify and practice new, more flexible approaches.

If you would like to find out more about the workshop or coaching feel free to contact Rangineh here.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Mar 13, 2017

Nathan sits down with Johnny Flores of Serious Talk. Seriously. and the Graphic Novel Explorers Club podcast for the 22nd episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why life often works in a circle, why a custom furniture business may be in Johnny's future, what will happen if Sacramento becomes the next Portland, what the Sacramento art scene looked like in the early 2000’s, what lead to the Serious Talk Seriously podcast, why creative should create because they love what they create not because their audience loves it, what the future of podcasting looks like in Sacramento, and why Sacramento should still be an agriculture town of 20 years.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Mar 6, 2017

Nathan sits down with Tre Borden of Tre Borden and Company for the 21st episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why growing up in Sacrament Tre never thought he would stay in Sacramento, why that has changed, why Sacramento is a community prime for entrepreneurs, why Sacramento will be cool when it finally knows itself and is ok with being Sacramento, why Sacramento needs to give up its scarcity mindset, why the answer to gentrification is to allow neighborhoods to solve their own problems versus trying to solve it for them, and what Sacramento 3.0 hopefully looks like.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Tre Borden is an independent producer and creative consultant and the principal of Tre Borden and Co. His team produces events, public art projects, community-based programming and space activations. You will most often find him working with artists, developers, government agencies and community stakeholders to create unique and dynamic opportunities for engagement with the public. Tre holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies (China) from Yale University and an M.B.A. from UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Tre’s more notable projects include curating the Warehouse Artists Lofts, installing the pop up gallery Exhibit S, the public space activation PORTAL, implementing the Caltrans pilot program Bright Underbelly, programming for the young professional summit EMERGE, and producing the young professional podcast Comstock's Action Items. He recently began a citizen engagement project with the Mack Road Partnership called ReIMAGINE Mack Road helping to increase connectedness, visibility and economic opportunity for the neighborhood.

Tre was selected as the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Young Professional of the Year for 2016 and was named one of the Sacramento Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in October 2016. Tre is also currently a Changemaker Fellow with TEDx Sacramento and a 2016 Next City Vanguard Fellow. He also serves on the board of the Sacramento LGBT Center and is a recipient of the Buck Foundation Scholarship.

Tre Borden is driven by the momentum of the Sacramento region and the many opportunities to experiment and collaborate with brilliant changemakers. His efforts have not gone unnoticed as he has been receiving both local and national recognition for his projects. He is looking forward to continuing his work as a bridge between communities, creatives and civic life.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Feb 27, 2017

Nathan sits down with Katherine Bardis and Rachel Bardis of Bardis Homes for the 20th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how you break into a business market with longstanding players, how you plan a business around the cyclical nature of the market, why the current housing market is an opportunity for home builders to innovate, what risk you take getting into the real estate business, the state of the Sacramento housing market, why the affordable housing problem in Sacramento is a tough equation to solve, and what the future may hold for Sacramento.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Feb 20, 2017

Nathan sits down with Melissa Camilleri of Compliment for the 19th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why high school instruction should include curriculum around figuring out who you are and what you are ultimately good at, how Melissa almost ended up in New York as a magazine writer, why she ultimately left the teaching profession, why personal family stories of immigration can be inspiration for risk taking many generations later, how Compliment was ultimately founded and what lead to the company’s success, what teaching can teach you about business, and how positive people can survive the competition mentality of capitalism.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Feb 13, 2017

Nathan sits down with Gregory Berger of Pomegranate Design for the 18th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how an Ohioan wound up in Sacramento, Why Greg likes to do graphic design work for nonprofits, How a stint as a graphic designer for an agency that designed cookbooks peaked Greg’s interest in the cooking world, why he has tried to combine his graphic design career with his ambition of pursuing a career in the kitchen, how he has learned cooking lessons from some of Sacramento’s top chefs under the guise of artistic inspiration, why he started baking sourdough bread, where the city of Sacramento is headed, and why Greg may be opening a bakery in the next five years.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Feb 6, 2017

Nathan sits down with Andy Paul of Andy's Candy Apothecary for the 17th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how a kid that starred in a Willy Wonka production wound up growing up to own his own candy shop, Andy’s time as a theatre instructor and his work with nonprofits, why programs that are not intentionally designed to help children develop in public schools often fail, why you can’t run nonprofits like businesses, why the Calling All Dreamers contest turned a pipe dream of a candy cart into a full blown candy shop, how much design & branding matter in retail, how he keeps track of the 400 plus candy products he carries at Andy’s Candy Apothecary, and how you teach yourself to dream big.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Jan 30, 2017

Nathan sits down with Marcos "Yemaso” Torregrossa of Yemaso BJJ for the 16th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why humans crave organization, how you teach leadership and life lessons through community building, why learning is not about how many times you do something but how well you do it, why Sacramento could be considered one of the fight capitals of the world, and why 90% of your business will come through searches in 2017 and not walk ins.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Jan 23, 2017

Nathan sits down with Andy & Edie Baker of Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters for the 15th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why they made the move from New Zealand to Sacramento, why coffee culture in New Zealand matured more quickly compared to the US, why Sacramento is one of the top coffee cities on the West Coast, why independent Sacramento coffee shops work together, why local restaurants benefit from working with local coffee roasters, how you train people to taste, how climate change impacts what winds up in your coffee cup, and what role the Chamber of Commerce plays in the business community in Sacramento.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Jan 16, 2017

Nathan sits down with Jonathan & Matthew Burgess of Burgess Brothers BBQ for the 14th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about the ins and outs of the Shark Tank process, how you move consumers from their traditional purchases to your new product, how to get your product into grocery stores, what lead to the popularity of Burgess Brothers BBQ, why their business is important to the recruitment of Sacramento’s future firefighters and law enforcement officers, why they are ultimately ok with only sleeping 3 hours a night as entrepreneurs, and why having their name on the BBQ sauce bottles is so important.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Jan 9, 2017

Nathan sits down with Julie Havelock of Purely Hot Yoga for the 13th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how Purely Hot Yoga stands out in Northern California where there is more yoga studios per captia than anywhere else in the country, why practicing yoga in heat should not be intimidating, how to view the role of the provider at the same time fulfilling your own happiness, the difference between doing versus teaching, how to take a calculated risk, and why now is a pretty exciting time to be an entrepreneur in Sacramento.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Jan 2, 2017

Nathan sits down with Tatiana Kaiser and Molly Brown of Sun & Soil Juice Company for the 12th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why experiencing failure and understanding what the worst case scenario might be can actually help your business, why changing your diet is a lot like the steps of the grieving process, how you learn persistence, why Sun & Soil is the only certified organic juice shop in town, why juice can taste different depending on what time of year you order one, why Sun & Soil is a community driven business versus a profit driven business, and why entrepreneurship may be the new path for artists.

Finding  Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Dec 26, 2016

Nathan sits down with Mark Helms of Juno's Kitchen for the 11th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why the learning process for making bread is a never ending process, why Mark's entire career has been based around buying the oven he ultimately wants, what he learned from Sacramento’s top angry French chefs of the 80s, why focus is the most important step in the kitchen, why a chef becomes efficient not only in the kitchen, but in every aspect of their life, and why now 30 years in, he is cooking what he just wants to cook.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Dec 19, 2016

Nathan sits down with Jason Poole of Preservation and co. for the 10th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how a coin flip landed Jason in Sacramento, why Sacramento needs a small business ambassador, why going into business is like going into battle every day, why the people of Sacramento are incredibly supportive of small businesses, why spending money on brand awareness is important, how to set yourself apart at a tastemaker fair, and why Sacramento labeling itself the Farm to Fork Capital gives Sacramento an opportunity to fix the food industry.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Dec 12, 2016

Nathan sits down with Chris & Sarah Ferren-Cirino of Sac Brew Bike for the 9th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how an open apartment window in Portland, Oregon inspired a business, how Sac Brew Bike was almost a Thai Ice Tea business, why the first step in a successful small business is believing in the future of your community, why Sac Brew Bike’s success is reliant on good ole fashion networking and word of mouth, why Sacramento takes care of its own, and why keeping focused on the present is the ultimate key to small business success.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Dec 5, 2016

Nathan sits down with N'Gina & Ian Kavookjian of South for the 8th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why South will make a New Orleans native feel like they're home, why South’s food doesn’t taste like your grandma’s but it definitely tastes like N’Gina’s grandma’s food, why eating clean good food costs money, how a home made soup and a couple of sniffles lead to a loving marriage and a dynamic Sacramento restaurant, why they get a rush from the ups and downs of the restaurant industry, why longevity in the restaurant business is linked to authenticity, why a previous restaurant failing lead to South’s success, and why the customer isn’t necessarily always right.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Nov 28, 2016

Nathan sits down with Eric Miller of V. Miller Meats for the 7th episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why you will often find highly coveted chefs in the drive-thru lane after their shift, why Eric finds the tribe of whole animal butchery a little bit more fulfilling than the rush of a ski bum life, why a dinner with his wife’s parents started his journey into the culinary world, why the old school culinary management technique of just yelling at employees doesn’t work anymore, why sometimes in life you just have to say that’s good enough, what the Nirvana method is, and why you really should visit your local butcher shop over your grocery store meat counter.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Nov 21, 2016

Nathan sits down with Kyrun Silva and Ricky Eaddy of Big Tree Comics for the sixth episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why Ricky’s comic career has been a reinterpretation of his ultimate dream of being a kindergarten teacher, why an artist, who is ultimately fearful of showing his or her work in public, ultimately just has to get over it because most people will be supportive, why being able to look at something you have physically created out of thin air is the best feeling in the world, how Kyrun found himself pursuing a career in professional wrestling and whether he ultimately won the title match he participated in, why the day to day of a call center beat them down enough that it gave them the confidence to pursue what they love full time, why if you love something enough you will find time in your day to pursue it, how they take an idea and develop it until a full length comic, and why when you first start selling your creative work its more about your personality versus the actual product.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

Nov 14, 2016

Nathan sits down with Angela Pratt of The Plant Foundry Nursery & Store for the fifth episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about how she taught herself to run a business, why Plant Foundry is more than just a nursery, why age can impact your ability to manage risk, why as a business owner you need time to just focus on the start up process, why you need to hire good people and get out of their way, why you can find a unique array of plants and particularly edible plants at Plant Foundry, why Oak Park is such tight knit community, and why a visit from Martha Stewart would make her day.

Finding Sacramento is a podcast about Sacramento entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, and chefs and how they found their ‘roots’ in the City of Trees.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes of the show each week!

Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Sacramento Facebook Page here or follow the show on Instagram here or Twitter here.

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