Episode 218 – Transforming lives with Art with Shari Brownfield

By Michael Moeri | 12/01/2022 |

Shari Brownfield is a fine art advisor, appraiser, and owner of Shari Brownfield Fine Art. Shari was born in Montreal and grew up there and in Israel. She went on to study fine art at Concordia University and double majored in art history and studio art. Shari has worked her way through every level of the art world and now has her own project space and office inside the famed “Wort Cabin” just off the town sq in Jackson.

In this episode, Shari shares her family’s fascinating history and why she left life in the city to move out to Jackson over 20 years ago. Shari and Stephan also discuss changing career paths, the fine art industry, why people buy and collect art, what gives Art value, and the importance of maintaining a good reputation.

Episode 217 – Finding Your Creativity with Leigh Reagan Smith

By Michael Moeri | 11/23/2022 |

Leigh Reagan Smith is a documentary filmmaker, mom, teacher, writer, entrepreneur, podcaster, and artist.  Leigh is the founder of Soul Creative, a multimedia company focused on bringing creativity, inspiration, and joy into people’s lives. 

In this episode, Leigh shares how a serene moment in the city inspired her to seek out snow and nature. Leigh and Stephan then discuss art, creativity, podcasting, and the importance of finding a way to express yourself. 

Episode 213 – Training Inside to Conquer the Outside with Julie Guttormson

By Michael Moeri | 10/26/2022 |

Julie Guttormson is a trainer, community leader, baton twirler, entrepreneur, stroke survivor, former news anchor, the founder of VIM, and the new non-profit Rock on Society. VIM is a fitness and training studio that specializes in group classes. The Rock on Society is a dynamic experience and fundraising non-profit that provides aid for stroke and cardiac patients.

In this episode, Julie shares why her life was flipped upside down at the age of 31 and how it led her to start the VIM. Stephan and Julie also chat about recovery, authentic fitness, following your passions, re-branding, the power of positivity, and supporting your community.

Episode 211 – Making a Pitch for Naughty Fruit with Juan Morales

By Michael Moeri | 10/13/2022 |

Juan Morales is the creator and CEO of Naughty Fruit and Rosa’s Tamales. Naughty Fruit combines dehydrated fruit and a blend of unique spices, such as dried chili and lemon. Both of Juan’s companies put family in the forefront and are inspired by his Mexican family heritage.

In this episode, Stephan and Juan chat about the importance of family, hard work, eating local, doing what you love, and drawing inspiration from your community.

Juan and Naughty Fruit are participating in Silicon Couloir’s 10th Annual Pitch Day. The event takes place at The Center for the Arts on October 19th at 5 pm.

Episode 207 – Helping People Build a Better Future with Dr. Diane Hudson

By Michael Moeri | 09/15/2022 |

Dr. Diane Hudson is the founder of Advanced Behavior Change. Advanced Behavior Change’s mission is to use the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to give children, teens, and caregivers the tools to change their environments and behaviors and to meet and exceed their goals.

Episode 206 – Reach Your Peak Health with Georgie McNiff

By Michael Moeri | 09/07/2022 |

Georgie McNiff, RN is the founder of Nurse Georgie Health which offers in-office, concierge and telehealth services that are science backed and researched based.

In this episode, Georgie shared why she picked up during the pandemic and moved out to Jackson from New York. She talks about what went into starting up her practice and how it has grown over the past couple of years. Stephan and Georgie discuss the health of our community and some of the unique services that Nurse Georgie offers, including vitamin IV therapy, functional nutrition and testing.

Episode 205 – Life At The Center with Willi Brooks

By Michael Moeri | 09/01/2022 |

Willi Brooks is the Event Operations Director for The Center for The Arts. Willi is one of the lucky ones who was born and raised right here in the Valley. On top of working full-time at The Center, Willi is also one of the owners of Roots Cannery and is an active member of the Travel and Tourism Board.

In this episode, Willi shares what it was like to grow up in Jackson. He goes into how a part-time job at The Center has turned into a full-time career as the Event Operations Director. Willi talks about the impact The Center has on the area and how appreciative they are to be a part of such a supportive community. Stephan and Willi also chat about the Scouts, the Jackson Hole Food Cupboard, Roots Cannery, the farmers market, and the importance of volunteering.

Episode 202 – Making an Impact On and Off the Slopes with Lynsey Dyer

By Michael Moeri | 08/11/2022 |

Lynsey Dyer is a freestyle skier, artist, filmmaker, entrepreneur, activist, podcaster, and a new mom. Lynsey is the founder of the movie production and apparel company Unicorn Picnic and co-founder of SheJumps.org.

In this episode, Lynsey shares how her cousin (A.J. Cargill) was a big influence in helping her make the move to Jackson from Sun Valley, ID. She talks about her early days of living in the Hole, working at D.O.G., and getting her start with Teton Gravity Research. Stephan and Lynsey chat about some of the impactful organizations she has helped create and her latest project that involves local wildlife. They then discuss sponsorships, parenthood, the changing pro athlete industry, and what is in store next for Lynsey.

Episode 200 – Saving Homes with Esther Judge-Lennox of Shacks on Racks

By Michael Moeri | 07/28/2022 |

On our 200th episode, Stephan chats with Esther Judge-Lennox. Esther is the Founder of Shacks on Racks. Shacks on Racks helps connect homeowners thinking about removing a home or structure from their land with people who could make use of a relocated home or outbuilding on their own property.

In this episode, Esther shares what it was like to move to Moran, WY while in High School. She goes into her inspiration for starting Shacks on Racks and the process she goes through to find new homes. Stephan then shares his family’s story of how Shacks on Racks helped move their home to help out another community member. Esther and Stephan then talk about some of the other homes Shacks have helped relocate and some of the unexpected hurdles they have faced.

Episode 197 – Living a Happy Life in Jackson Hole with Hal Johnson

By Michael Moeri | 07/07/2022 |

Hal Johnson is a father, long-time local, entrepreneur, horseshoer, ranch hand, and one of the first tram operators. Hal has called this valley his home for over 65 years. Born in Firth, ID, and raised in the Blackfoot area, he made his way to Wyoming as a teenager and landed in Jackson back in 1957.

In this episode, Hal shares with Stephan many stories of what it was like to live in work in Jackson over the years. He talks about owning a feedlot that was run out of business by Purina. Hal goes into detail about all the longtime locals he has worked for, how he became a part-owner of the rodeo and why he left Jackson for a brief period of time. He also talks about being a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and what they do for the community. Stephan and Hal then discuss the importance of finding your happiness and surrounding yourself with people who also share a passion for life.