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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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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.

Nov 3, 2016

Nathan sits down with Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab for the fourth episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat chat about growing up in Sacramento, how a constant need to rearrange her room growing up lead to a career in interior designer, how her experience working with Ralph Lauren shows up in designs she creates today, why she has built her company by finding the right people versus trying to hire for a particular position, why she has never bought an ad for her business and how she markets herself and her business by giving away free interior design advice, and why design is finally about authenticity.

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.

Oct 31, 2016

Nathan sits down with Chef Rick Mahan of The Waterboy and One Speed Pizza for the third episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about why Rick is still fighting to remain relative despite 20 years in the Sacramento restaurant scene, why Sacramento’s food scene is finally getting national recognition, why he decided to pursue a career in food at the age of 16 after taking a dishwasher job, how The Waterboy persisted despite three years of slow sales after opening, how One Speed Pizza came to fruition, and why finally letting go of his ego has been Rick's strongest asset in business.

The Finding Sacramento podcast is 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.

Oct 24, 2016

Nathan sits down with Shannon McCabe of Shannon McCabe Productions and creator of the Vampire Ball for the second episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about what it was like running night clubs in San Francisco, why she pursued a career in paranormal investigation and why she currently doesn’t believe in ghosts anymore, how one searches for the ghost of Michael Jackson, what to look for in a DJ before hiring one for your event, how the Vampire Ball was created and a little discussion about a vampire that lived right here in Sacramento.

 

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

 

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.

Oct 23, 2016

Nathan sits down with Chef Billy Zoellin of Bacon & Butter for the first episode of the Finding Sacramento podcast. They chat about working as a chef for a racecar team, cooking for Diners Drive Ins and Dives, why Sacramento has embraced the farm to fork philosophy, how to manage employees for business and personal success, what it was like trying to run a kitchen attached to a nightclub, and why we should Keep Sacramento just a little Janky.

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

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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