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EP 20: Fox & Goose
One of the staples in the Sacramento community for over 40 years, Fox & Goose continues to be a favorite for many people. As the new owners since 2015, Peter Monson and Jessa Berkey share how they each got their starts at Fox & Goose (1:00), taking over as owners (7:30), maintaining relevancy (14:20), their most famous customers (23:30), favorite items on the menu (34:00), their "keys to success" (35:45), and plans for the future (42:40).
EP 28: Chris Saizan
Chris Saizan knows real estate. However, as the son of a prominent real estate agent, it wasn’t always something he wanted to do for a career. It wasn’t until his early 20s working at Jack’s Urban Eats and Paesanos that he struck up a conversation and befriended a couple customers in suits who worked in the industry. The rest is history. Today, “West Sac Chris” manages a tight-knit team at Keller Williams Realty. In addition to their work in real estate, you can often see the team together participating in athletic challenges, yoga, and philanthropic causes. 
EP 25: Freddie Silveria
Freddie Silveria is everywhere these days. If he’s not speaking to and inspiring youth, he’s raising money through his auctioneering company, Freddie Silveria Auctions. Freddie shares his Inspiration for Auctioneering (1:20), Proper Auction etiquette (9:45), Working for Pepsi (12:00), Breaking down the walls program (13:30), the tragedy that changed his life (15:00), Being homeless (18:00), and his Secret to success (27:30). 
Tyler Andrade
Tyler Andrade is the man behind the award winning 2018 & 2019 Best Gym in Roseville, Absolute Flex Appeal. The gym is a functional training facility that helps athletes and business professionals reach their health and fitness goals. It hasn't always been sunshine and roses though. Tyler's road to success began with a rough childhood that featured gangs and drugs (3:00), becoming a teen dad, and ultimately being homeless and attempting suicide (8:00). It was at that moment Tyler decided to take on personal training. From there, the rest is history. 
EP 29: Dominic and Donte Morris
Dominic and Donte Morris are twin brothers and co-founders of the popular mobile app "Hoopmaps." Born out of Oakland, California, the brothers attended Sac State, and the experiences there shaped the rest of the career (1:00). Find out how starting a softball league with flyers turned into Hoopmaps (8:45), how they built the app (10:30), when the found out they were on Sportscenter (13:30), going on Shark Tank (19:00), why Sacramento is a great city for business (28:30) and more in this episode. 
EP 22: Gary Gelfand Part 2
In the second part of our interview, Gary Gelfand dishes on his experience working on American Ninja Warrior (1:30), his acting career (4:45), an upcoming role on Notorious Nick (5:45), favorite live shots at Fox40 (8:05), Studio40 Live (16:30), and what's next (27:00). Gary Gelfand IMDBSix Flags "The Joker"Gary Gelfand Instagram
EP 14: Mike Madrid
As the midterm General Election approaches, I thought it would be worth sitting down with local experts and run down their thoughts on the ballot. In part two of this series, I am joined by Republican Mike Madrid, Principal at Grassroots Lab. Mike shared his thoughts on being a Republican today (1:00), and his perspective on the various propositions, measures, and races for office. Props 1-4 (5:25)Prop 5 (6:30)Prop 6 (7:47)Prop 7 (9:00)Prop 8 (10:13)Prop 10 (12:35)Prop 11 (14:55)Prop 12 (17:00)Measure U (18:15)Senate (22:00)Governor (24:00)
EP 7: Front Street Animal Shelter
The Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento was a failing city organization. However, under the watch of manager Gina Knepp, it has been transformed into one of the most successful animal shelters in the country. From the viral moments, to being awarded $350,000 for innovative ideas, the people behind the scenes at the Front Street Animal Shelter have made adopting pets cool. Hear some of the many stories that changed lives on both sides of the leash.
EP 1: Patrick Harbison
Capital Success is a podcast that highlights the lives of the best, brightest and most successful people in California’s capital city, Sacramento. In the first episode of the podcast’s existence, Lawrence Faulkner interviews Patrick Harbison on a wide range of topics including: the future of Sacramento, PHPR, Patrick’s upbringing, coming out in the 90’s, the GOAT, the Bank, and Wide Open Walls. The Bank Sacramento Wide Open Walls 2018 PHPR
Ginger Elizabeth Hahn
For over a decade, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates has been the go-to spot for all chocolate inspired foods and French faire. Founder Ginger Elizabeth Hahn joined the podcast and shared how she got her start (2:00), how it can sometimes take over 20 revisions of a product until it is perfected (8:00), opening the original L Street location in midtown Sacramento (17:00), expanding to a San Francisco location (22:00), her most popular items (24:00), favorite memories (27:00), and whether she plans to expand her business even further (43:00).
Aaron Marchand
Maybe outside of the Gold Rush, there hasn't been a better time to be a Sacramentan than now. Right in the middle of it all is Aaron Marchand of Turton Commercial Real Estate. We discuss the making of the Ice Blocks Project (5:00), the Instagramification of new developments (8:00), How Turton Commercial Real Estate began (11:00), Aaron's vision for the capital city (19:00), and how he connects with influential people in our region (27:00). 
Tyler Wichmann
What started as a T-shirt stand at events, has become a brand around Sacramento culture eight years later. Tyler Wichmann, founder of Timeless Thrills joins the podcast to talk about the company's start (1:00), mistakes made along the way (4:00), branding culture (17:00), his J street location (20:00), and Off the Clock IPA (28:00). 
Kenny Burkey
Kenny Burkey, one of the 4 best friends behind one of the hottest clothing brands Sacramento Gear, stopped by to share the inspiration behind the brand (1:00), taking it from a concept to a business (4:20), marketing strategy (10:30), capitalizing on the resurgence of pride in Sacramento (12:00), running a business with your best friends (23:00), and the possibility of a brick and mortar location in 2020 (24:00)
Joe Khalil
For four years, you have seen and heard Joe Khalil on the FOX40 airways. Soon, you will continue to watch Joe on FOX40 as he reports from Washington D.C. for all of the California Nexstar stations. In a lengthy conversation, we touch on a multitude of topics such as his new job (1:30), why journalism matters (17:00) and we revisit some of his best stories he had the opportunity to cover while working at FOX40: deported veterans (18:00), The Oroville Dam failed Emergency Spillway saga (27:00), the Las Vegas mass shooting massacre (37:00), Stephon Clark protests (45:00) and the Camp Fire (53:00). 
Pedro Rivera
Pedro Rivera is an anchor on FOX40 News in the morning. We talk about his career, how he got his start in front of the camera (4:00), deciding on coming to Sacramento (12:30), what motivates him to covering news (22:30), his bromance with weatherman Adam Epstein (24:30), going viral (31:00), fake news (35:00), and how Sacramento stacks up with other cities in America. 
Kimberly Prince
Kimberly Prince is the owner of the Nekter Juice Bar in midtown and the first in Sacramento. In this episode we discuss: discovering Nekter while living in Orange County (4:00), moving back to a different Sacramento than she remembers (6:30), receiving the email of a lifetime from Nekter about opening a location in Sacramento (8:45), how Nekter has opened doors for Kimberly in midtown (14:00), and the 1st DOCO Open Mini Golf (24:00). 
Eric Rebelo
If you haven't heard of Eric Rebelo, you will soon. Eric is a digital marketing specialist and runs his own company with the mission to grow other businesses online. In this episode we discuss how Eric aka "The Consultant CMO" got his nickname (1:00), the art of disrupting the marketplace (5:00), content and organic growth vs paid advertisements on social media (10:00), the cons of an e-mail newsletter (30:00), his secret to success (33:00) and more. Some content we also discussed is linked below: Eric's YouTube ChannelThe Ultimate Paid Traffic + Organic Distribution Strategy Social Media Marketing Agency Tips & Simplifying the Process4 Gems Personality Test
Jason Woods
Growing up in the Napa area, Jason Woods always had a knack for putting things together and taking them apart. For his senior project in high school Jason successfully entered and competed in the original "BattleBots" on Comedy Central where contestants needed to engineer and build robots from scratch. He later invented the Kymera Body Board where he his the CEO today. In this episode we discuss his experience participating in BattleBots (4:00), why he decided to skip college (7:00), the first Kymera prototype (18:00), Kymera Body Board being voted invention of the year in Popular Science Magazine (19:30), his first "failed" appearance on Shark Tank (21:00), succeeding on Shark Tank the second time around (36:00), and the challenges with a seasonal product (41:30). 
Previewing Sac Pride
Sacramento Pride is a less than a week away and for the first time ever the event is expanding to two days (June 8th and 9th). Tyler Bertao and Patrick Harbison of the Sacramento LGBT Center fill us in on all that is happening pride weekend, including why the event is expanding to two days (1:00) and my upcoming lip sync performance with Adam Epstein and Pedro Rivera (7:30). We also discussed the importance of gender pronouns (13:00), the center's latest efforts with transitional housing (19:45), and how you can volunteer for pride (22:00). 
Scott Ostrander
Scott Ostrander, owner of Origami Asian Grill has seen it all in the Sacramento restaurant scene. Starting at Cafe Bernardo, Scott turned what was a way to supplement income from being in a band to his passion for cooking. Since he has helped open 5 restaurants in the area. In this episode Scott shares the story behind naming the restaurant Origami Asian Grill (3:00), How he got his start in the food industry (5:00), the challenges with combatting Yelp (14:00), and his kitchen philosophy (23:30).
Traci Rockefeller Cusack
One of the most influential PR people in Sacramento, Traci Rockefeller Cusack, otherwise known as T-Rock represents the Midtown Association, Old Sacramento, DOCO, and more. In this episode Traci dishes on the start of her career at News10, coordinating Oprah's visit to Sacramento (2:30), how PR has changed since she first began her career (10:00), the potential of Old Sacramento and DOCO (15:00), and why Sacramento needs to capitalize on the rooftop scene (17:00). 
EP 31: Rachel Menaugh
Rachel Menaugh is the definition of success. What started as a career in accounting at a CPA firm has later translated to owning a stake (pun intended) in the Flame & Fire Brazilian Steakhouse in Roseville (2:45), and the co-founder of Stencil & Co (9:00).
EP 18: Paul Clemons
Paul Clemons has seen every side of the cannabis industry. After a brutal car accident at age 13, Paul turned to cannabis as a pain relieving source once he realized he was allergic to traditional pain killers. Now he's been working in the cannabis field for 10 years. Paul explains how cannabis has changed from a business and consumer perspective, how difficult it is to start a cannabis business in California, and why the Baby Boomer generation is the leading customer. 
EP 30: Lonnie Morelock
Lonnie Morelock comes from a long line of construction workers in his family, with some even a part of the original construction of the Oroville Dam. In this episode Lonnie shares the story of his first job in construction (1:30), how the industry has changed over the past 40 years (11:00), becoming a supervisor and motivational speaker at Kiewit, starting his own motivational speaking company (14:50), the wave of passion (26:00), and the importance of positivity (28:00).  
EP 13: Dan Weitzman
As the midterm General Election approaches, I thought it would be worth sitting down with local experts and run down their thoughts on the ballot. In part 1 of a 2 part series, Dan Weitzman, Controller for the California Democratic Party and host on "The Sactown 5", gives his thoughts on the California propositions, local Sacramento measures, the California Senate race, and why he has zero doubt Gavin Newsom will be the next Governor of the Golden State. Props 1-4 (4:00)Prop 5 (5:00)Prop 10 (6:45)Prop 6 (10:50)Prop 7 (13:00)Prop 8 (14:00)Prop 11 (16:00)Prop 12 (18:50)Measure U (19:15)Measure K (24:00)California Senate Race (24:15)California Governor Race (26:30)
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Aug 7th, 2018
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Jan 12th, 2020
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