Many people move to the city to take from its resources. John B. Johnson moved to Seattle with the intentions to serve it. But getting to a place of altruism hasn't come without its challenges. John describes how his childhood, shaped him into the man he is today
Terry Rice is running for Seattle City Council Candidate for District 6. He is a native of the Pacific Northwest and has lived his entire adult life here in Seattle. Terry is running for office because he believes in maintaining a business climate that is hospitable to economic growth, while holding businesses accountable to the community.
Pete Rex is the founder and CEO of Trustwork, a comprehensive technology platform that gives entrepreneurs in major cities across the US the power to create and grow businesses, obtain capital and build brands. Pete was a young real estate mogul who built a billion-dollar real estate company from the ground up and is now using his capital to build an ambitious technology aiming to help the small businesses and disadvantaged working class.
Brad Holden is an author, historian, and finder of old Seattle things. His Instagram @seattle_artifacts is a treasure trove of old Seattle artifacts that he finds all over the city. Brad recently wrote a book called, Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City. On today’s episode we talk about how Seattle Prohibition consumed Seattle, igniting a war that lasted nearly twenty years and played out in the streets, waterways and even town hall.
How are Trump’s economic policies affecting our local and national economy? How is the Seattle business ecosystem and culture affected by our current policies? How can we, as a city, embrace upzoning and paving the way for our economic future? On today’s episode, Tyler sits down with Windermere Real Estate's Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner to discuss where our real estate economy is heading!
Bryan and Becca Pape are the Co-Founders of MiiR. A Seattle based product to project company that designs and creates world-class drinkware products that empower people for a better future. For every product sold they set aside a portion of revenue from the sale to give to organizations with sustainable methods of empowerment. To date they’ve given $850,000 to organizations making change in the world and impacting over 100,000+ people’s lives for the better.
Todd Bishop is the co-founder and editor of GeekWire, the nationally recognized technology news site based right here in Seattle, WA. GeekWire’s large audience consists of of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry.
Benjamin Schmitt is the Best Book Award and Pushcart nominated author of three books, most recently Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity. His poems have appeared in the Antioch Review, Hobart, Worcester Review, Columbia Review, Roanoke Review, and elsewhere. He’s the co-founder of Pacifica Writers’ Workshop, and has also written articles for The Seattle Times and At The Inkwell. Ben lives in Seattle with his wife and children.
Shane Kovalsky and Vince Coppola are the Co-founders of Mystery, a Seattle based company that sends you on your own personalized adventure to unique restaurants, bars, and experiences. For an added twist, they keep each destination a surprise until you get there. The excitement is in experiencing the thrill of not knowing what's next.
I had to take a deep breath (or hundreds) after watching KOMO’s ‘Seattle is Dying’ documentary in order to avoid Getting Mad Online (TM).
The hour-long documentary did its job, becoming the talk of the town (now over two million views) where two sides have been digging in the past several years, giving plenty of fresh ammo to both.
It’s not hard to understand why people are upset. It’s difficult to accept there is an encampment in a nearby park where your children used to play. Calling 9-1-1 after your car was broken into only to never have the police arrive is frustrating. Watching someone publicly overdose is traumatic. Litter, feces, stolen bikes, used needles, all terrible and on full display in ‘Dying.’ I get it.
After 14 years of being stay-at-home moms and recently having launched their youngest kids off to full-day school, best friends Kristi Brumbaugh and Brooke Anderson wanted something more out of life. They had worked hard to create more space in their lives to do the things they loved and wanted to help others do the same. Out this vision, Studio Life Seattle was born.
Marilyn Vancil is an author, coach and Certified Enneagram Professional. On this episode, Tyler and Marilyn dive deep into understanding the Enneagram and how this ancient practice can transform your life for the better. We also discuss how Seattle’s collective Enneagram number is pushing our city forward.
Tyler Gorsline is a long time advocate for the homeless in Seattle and the lead pastor at A Seattle Church, a church start up that’s focus is to serve the city of Seattle’s greatest needs. ASC has partnered with The Collective, a popular urban co-working space and social club on Dexter in downtown Seattle to open the doors to hundreds of Seattle homeless, fix them a meal and give them a coat. Listen in as we discuss unorthodox faith in a liberal city, and how you listener can make a tangible impact on those sleeping on our cold streets.
Ever wonder why Lake City way gets such a bad rap? From pot shops to strip clubs, Lake City has often been seen as the blemish on Seattle’s sexy tech image. But little do the haters know, Lake City is one of Seattle’s cultural and culinary treasures. On this episode, Tyler sits down with author and Lake City native, Thomas Kohnstamm. His dry and witty perspective on Seattle’s changing landscape is perfect for Rise Seattle’s first episode of 2019.
CONFESSION: The first thing I do when I get home is take off my uncomfortable dress shoes and pants and throw on my cozy sweats. Sometimes I do this before I even say hi to my family. I know it’s bad… But dress clothes are just uncomfortable! Maybe you’re like me. You want to look good in your clothing but it’s hard to find work clothes that are stylish and comfortable. Buki, a Seattle based clothing company is here to make your comfort dreams a reality.
Brian Howe has started and sold his own socially conscious law firm, founded Impact Hub - a co-working space geared towards nonprofits and B Corp companies and has recently co-founded and is the acting CEO at Format Health - a company that’s built a mobile Cardiac Arrest Guidance System that is saving lives and innovating health care data capturing at the same time.
Ever had an idea for a business but didn't know where to start to create it? Research shows that one of the key barriers to a successful and sustainable company is a lack of mentorship and camaraderie. On today's episode, Tyler talks with Aswin Pranam, Co-Director at the Founder Institute Seattle - the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator.
Each year, the Heller family picks a theme and decorates their Walligford, Seattle house with Hollywood worthy props for Halloween. From a Willy Wonka theme with an actual chocolate river to a Stranger Things theme with electrical current patterns flowing through lights, the Heller’s have found a way to bond as a family and entertain all of Seattle at the same time.