Jeff was joined by Kati Capozzi, the President and CEO of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. They discuss her childhood as a military brat, when she came to Alaska, how she met her husband, her time living abroad with her husband, how she got into politics, her time working for AOGA, the Resource Development Council, and Stand for Alaska, and a very special group of ladies she belongs to.
Jeff was joined by Joelle Hall, the Director of Operations for the Alaska AFL-CIO. They discuss her background in Alaska, including her time in the Army, her time as a Russian linguist, how she came to Fairbanks with the Army, how she met her husband, her time working in the Legislature, how she got into campaigning and politics, her role in the AFL-CIO, labor issues, and the recent Janus decision.
Jeff was joined by Alaskan snowboarder Ryan Stassel. Stassel has competed in snowboarding events all over the world, including at the Sochi and Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. They discuss how he got into snowboarding, how he got into competing, how he got on the U.S. Olympic Team, the process the team uses to select its members, his lifestyle as a professional snowboarder, and how he manages to commercial in the middle of it all.
Jeff was joined by Mike Ferris, the owner of Alaska Enterprise Solutions. They discuss his time working for Williams in Lithuania, his time working for Xerox in Alaska, how he worked at a local IT company before Jeff did, why he started AES, his time as a commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay, and stories about commercial fishing.
Jeff was joined by Paxson Woelber and Cale Green. They have both been part of Team Landmine since it started in October 2017. They discuss how Jeff met Cale, and then Paxson, when he ran for State Senate in 2016, how it was working on the campaign, how we call became friends, how the Landmine came about, some of the stories and projects we have worked on together, other interesting topics, and the idea of bear macing Jeff.
Jeff was again joined Mike Gordon, the founder of Chilkoot Charlie's! They discuss his recent autobiography, "Learning the Ropes." In this episode they discuss his time on the Anchorage Assembly in the 1970s, how he was involved in the zoning of Anchorage, another bar he owned in Anchorage that became a gay bar, and how it got burned down, a bar he owned in Fairbanks, issues he had with Koot's during the pipeline boom, and an attempt to run away to Belize.
Jeff was joined by travel and airfare guru Scott McMurren. McMurren is an Anchorage based marketing and travel consultant. He is a longtime contributor to the Anchorage Daily News. He is probably best known for finding amazing deals on airfares. Listen for some awesome airfare deals from Alaska to the Lower 48 and beyond.
Jeff was joined by Kara Moriarty, President and CEO of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA). They discuss her history in Alaska, including moving to Alaska from South Dakota, working as a teacher on the North Slope, her time working in D.C., her time working in Fairbanks, her time working as a staffer in Juneau, how she came to work for AOGA, the mission of AOGA, the recent announcement that BP is selling its Alaska assets to Hilcorp, and other oil projects in Alaska.
Jeff was joined by former Anchorage Assemblymember Bill Evans. Evans served one term on the Anchorage Assembly from 2014-2017. They discuss his time on the Assembly, why he decided to move to Alaska, his time as a police officer in Ohio, why he decided to become a lawyer, a recent opinion piece he wrote for the Landmine, some of the issues Anchorage is currently facing, and his ideas on how to solve them.
Jeff was joined by Karina Waller, the Executive Director of the Ted Stevens Foundation. They discuss her time in D.C., including being there during 9/11, going to law school, her time working for Senator Ted Stevens, her time studying abroad in Russia, some stories about Ted Stevens, how politics has changed since Stevens was in office, and some projects the Ted Stevens Foundation is currently working on.