It's no secret that Seattle loves dogs. With more dogs than children and fourteen off-leash dog parks, being a canine in the Emerald City is a pretty good gig. But while off-leash dog parks are a great service, not all dogs are friendly. Poor dog park experiences have caused some in-city pet owners to steer clear of the off-leash park options. Sniffspot hopes to be the answer to this problem while also giving dog-loving property owners a way to make passive income.
In 1995, after a disheartening Pee Wee football experience, undersized fifth-grader Ben Malcolmson solemnly vowed never to step onto a football field again. And no one was more shocked than Ben, 11 years later, to find his name on a list of football players added to the #1 ranked USC Trojan football team after their spring walk-on tryouts.
In 2010, Malcolmson was asked to move to Seattle with Head Coach, Pete Carroll, to be his Special Assistant. Ben has been with the Hawks ever since.
Tim Goggin is a leading authority on digital transformation and advancing technology change in today’s established companies. He is the CEO of Sappington and founder of the Pacific Northwest Digital Business Hub. Goggin has spent decades advising major brands and mid-market companies here in Seattle and Silicon Valley.
This week, we sit down with Monica Guzman, the founder and director of the Evergrey. A leading digital news publication that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. On this episode you’ll hear how Guzman started the Evergrey and what she hopes it accomplishes for residents of Seattle. We also discuss her thoughts on Seattle’s current affordability issues, and her views on the idea of “good” journalism in today’s political climate.
This week we hear how Kevin Sur and his company, Artist Home, started the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival and what attendees can expect from the weekend’s festivities. We also learn Sur’s advice for music lovers who want to support local artists and his fear for the music scene in Seattle amidst the city’s recent boom and the nation’s economic hardships.
While we tend to think of Seattle as an inclusive and diverse city, the data shows that we still have a lot of work to do. With the growing gap of affordability, progressive Seattle workplaces are partnering with companies like Diverse City LLC to ensure they continue to pull the best talent from all demographics. Join us for an inspiring and challenging conversation with Cheryl Ingram, PhD and CEO of Diverse City, LLC.
This week we sit down with Roger Valdez, the Director of Seattle for Growth, a partnership advocating for creating more housing of all types, in all neighborhoods, for all levels of income. He is a self-proclaimed lobbyist for developers and evangelist for growth and free-market economics. In this episode we discuss Valdez's “slice the pie thinner” vs. “bake more pies” analogy and how Seattle’s citizens must learn how to balance their morals with their own self-interests.
On this episode, Tyler and Phil sit down with Seattle resident and Exstreamist.com founder Rob Toledo to discuss how streaming is changing the landscape of entertainment for cable companies, content providers, and customers. We also chat Toledo's favorite watering holes in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood and how he managed to turn binge-watching Netflix into a career.
On this episode of the Rise Seattle podcast, Tyler and Phil sit down with Brennon Staley, who is the strategic advisor on urban planning and policy for Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development. Staley shares how he first came to Seattle and what his job as a strategic advisor entails. He also answers some of the locals’ most burning questions, including what systems are in place to address the growing need for parking and housing affordability in the city
On this episode, Tyler and Phil sit down with Fred Moody a retired journalist, author, and part-time bartender at the local North Star Diner & Shanghai Room (featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show, Part’s Unknown). Moody has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has authored four books. You can read his book, Seattle and the Demons of Ambition, a dramatic, entertaining, and insightful portrait of the city that defined economic and technological change in the America of the 1990s.
On this episode, we turn the mic around and Tyler interviews Phil and Emily McFarlane about their collaborative effort to create the Seattle School Guide. McFarlane shares tips for parents when it comes to communicating to school staff and her hopes and concerns for Seattle going forward. We also discuss her thoughts and feelings on living in Seattle and Shoreline, especially when it comes to having a large family with multiple kids.
On this episode of the Rise Seattle podcast, Tyler and Phil sit down with Gabriel Scheer, the director of strategic development for LimeBike, to discuss the recent influx of bike-share systems in Seattle and what that means for the future of the city. Scheer shares his knowledge of the origin of the bike-share trend, including where other companies have failed and how LimeBike changes the game. He also discusses the push-back LimeBike has received from the locals, the positive effects he has seen and hopes to see in the future, and how the introduction of LimeBike and other bike-share systems has opened the door to a much-needed discussion about transportation and the eventual need for shifting expectations and paradigms in Seattle.
On this episode of the Rise Seattle podcast, Tyler and Phil sit down with former long-snapper for the Seattle Seahawks, Clint Gresham, to discuss his time in the NFL and what it has taught him about life. He shares his experience as a player in the Super Bowl and breaks down a very common, yet dangerous mentality that the NFL spreads to its employees. Gresham also discusses how the tutelage of his former coach, Pete Carroll, has influenced his personal philosophy, changed his views of God, and led to the creation of his book, Becoming: Loving the Process to Wholeness.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what not to do while traveling, Geraldine DeRuiter is your top resource. On this episode of the Rise Seattle podcast, Tyler and Phil sit down with DeRuiter to discuss the creation of her award-winning travel blog, the Everywhereist, as well as her process in transitioning from blog writing to book writing. DeRuiter also shares a glimpse of her oddball sense of humor as she relays her experience with being diagnosed with a brain tumor back in 2012 and declares her stance on the political issues that are occurring in our country today.
Dunlop to discuss her journey from working at a NYC publishing firm to becoming professional author here in Seattle. Dunlop shares her insights in the areas of marketing and self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. We also discuss her writing process and routine, as well as what makes Seattle’s writing scene different from other major cities.
In this episode Tyler and Phil sit down with musician and podcaster Matt Carter to discuss the “Bad Christian” podcast and his opinions on Seattle’s Christian scene following the infamous Mars Hill movement. We also hit on his now decade long career as the lead guitarist in the band, Emery. And we wrap up on how Carter handles being self-employed in the fastest growing city in the US.