Homeless to Best of WNC, Photographer Micah Mackenzie on the one year anniversary of Finding Asheville
Sep08

Homeless to Best of WNC, Photographer Micah Mackenzie on the one year anniversary of Finding Asheville

Photo by Ruslan Tumash    Homeless to Best of WNC?   Nathan sits down with Micah Mackenzie owner of Micah Mackenzie Photography for the one year anniversary episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Sumter, SC, why he believes in the potential of Asheville, why losing all the photographs of a wedding he was hired for was a turning point in his career, and how he made his way from living in a halfway house in Atlanta to being voted the best photographer in Western North Carolina four years in a row.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Don’t melt under others’ expectations with Steven Paulson of Melt Your Heart on Finding Asheville
Sep01

Don’t melt under others’ expectations with Steven Paulson of Melt Your Heart on Finding Asheville

Refusing to melt under others’ expectations…   Nathan sits down with Steven Paulson co-owner of Melt Your Heart food truck for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in Milwaukee, how his time in Portland inspired him to open a food truck, why he decided to vagabond and see the United States straight out of high school, what is attractive about working in a kitchen, why a grilled cheese food truck was the idea that the Paulsons went with, and why some food trucks in Asheville fail.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville
Aug25

Crafting a story for success with Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani on Finding Asheville

Learning to craft a story for business success…   Nathan sits down with Chef Meherwan Irani co-owner of Chai Pani Asheville, MG Road Lounge, Chai Pani Decatur, and yet to be opened Buxton Hall Barbecue for the 50th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in India, why he decided to transition from a lucrative real estate sales career to opening Chai Pani, how to develop a chef’s palate, why intention and follow through is all you need in life to succeed, why being in the moment is Meherwan’s solution to balancing the work between three locations and family, and why being a good story teller is the key to Irani’s success.   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Embracing vulnerability with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Coffee on Finding Asheville
Aug18

Embracing vulnerability with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Coffee on Finding Asheville

Embracing vulnerability as a business strategy?   Nathan sits down with Jared Rutledge co-owner of Waking Life Hand-brewed Coffee and Espresso for the 49th episode of Finding Asheville. They chat about growing up in West Asheville, what sparked the neighborhood’s growth, why there seems to be a lack of educatin when it comes to coffee with consumers, why being vulnerable can set you up for not only business success, but also personal success, and why the new trend of putting butter in your coffee may not have the scientific backing that you think that it does (here is the link to the article Jared was referring to in response to bulletproof coffee).   Listen to the full episode below or here: This episode was recorded at Mojo Coworking at 60 North Market Street in Downtown Asheville.   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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1 day until Laugh Your Asheville Off 2014, Comedian spotlight Rob Christensen
Aug12

1 day until Laugh Your Asheville Off 2014, Comedian spotlight Rob Christensen

1 day left until the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival held August 13th-16th.   Today’s comedian spotlight is on LA comedian Rob Christensen. Rob will be performing at the Altamont Theatre showcase Thursday evening with 9 fellow comedians. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and you can get tickets here!   Here is a clip of Rob performing:   More about Rob: Rob Christensen is a comedian, writer, and actor who has most recently appeared on ADAM DEVINES HOUSE PARTY for COMEDY CENTRAL, LAST COMIC STANDING for NBC, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE for AXS TV, and QUICKLAFFS for HULU. He has a sharp, smart, and urban sense of humor developed through his experiences growing up in Brooklyn as a skateboarder, rapper, graffiti artist, and eventually an Air Force Sergeant.   Rob is the 2013 WINNER of the WESTSIDE STANDUP SHOWDOWN in Los Angeles, CA and a regular at the ICE HOUSE and the HOLLYWOOD IMPROV. In 2012 he wrote and starred in a TV pilot titled LOW LIFES. Rob is a festival favorite as hes appeared in the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, IO WEST SCRIPTED COMEDY FESTIVAL, AMFM FEST, WESTSIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL, BOSTON COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL, COMEDY CENTRALS UP NEXT TOUR, SF SKETCHFEST, DALLAS COMEDY FESTIVAL, LAUGHING SKULL FESTIVAL, THE COMEDY EXPOSITION, MILWAUKEE COMEDY FESTIVAL, OUT OF BOUNDS FEST and the ASHEVILLE COMEDY FESTIVAL.   Rob lives in Los Angeles and loves Wu-tang, pugs, and bagels. Follow him @RobLovesBagels on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine or get more info at...

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