Dave and Mandy learned early how to articulate their passions and then create a life plan that will honor them. Listen to how they have been able to coordinate goals into the ownership of numerous businesses. At a relatively young age they are making a living, honoring each other, and following their interests both personal and financial. This is Part One. Part Two will follow next month
Matt Kettlewell has spent time doing a lot of different things in his young life. And one thing he has learned is to focus on what you love and understand that you can learn to embrace something you at first didn't recognize as within your comfort zone, let alone a passion. Risk taking in a career choice can be just that.
Sally Henry, a woman I've known for years, made the decision (after, of course, full disclosure and consultation to and with her encouraging family) to pick up her life, and modify that of many people around her, and move half way across the Country to attend Seminary for three years. Hear her fascinating stories as to the whys of the decision and the wonderful, mostly, aftermath.
Jerry Tufly, Fruita native, world traveler, owner of Suds Brothers Brewery, father and husband, shares his experiences and life lessons. Jerry is a good man from anyone's perspective. I'm proud to know him and call him Friend
Brita is a classically trained pianist who discovered the beauty and joy of composing her own, mostly non classical, music and of improvising at the keyboard rather than relying on the written score. She gave up a promising career as a concert pianist to follow her true passions. One result of that was the creation of Sera Schools.
Tedi Gillespie is the executive director of KAFM radio in Grand Junction, Colorado. Her life stories, some told here, reveal who she is, what her passions in life are and exactly why she has chosen to do what she does. My liking Tedi and my respect for her have always been there, but are now enhanced greatly. We hope you enjoy this delightful experience as Tedi tells you her stories.
Ken Dravis, creative and innovative. One of the most creative people I've run into in a while. You'll love his stories about how he built Aspen Leaf Studios and why. You'll also want to visit his beautiful website. There's lots of wonderful video and audio on that site. http://www.aspenleafrecording.com/Home.html
JAMIE HAMILTON who you've heard before on this site, talks to us about his early life, his introduction to baseball, his mentors and coaches, and, most of all, the history of baseball in our little out-of-the-way place. How is it that we have the JUCO World Series every year? How is it we now have a professional baseball team here? Where in the world did that fabulous new stadium come from? Take a listen. You'll love this one.
Mary Davenport, a nurse by occupation, has lived in our Valley for a long time. She and Jim have a wonderfully peaceful place up on Glade Park. Mary's life stories are unique and you'll hear how she has learned to deal with life's issues, whether they may be positive or not so much positive issues. The stories of all of us are unique--we just need to take the time to listen to them.
Jeff is a local entrepreneur, not only in the Grand Valley, but throughout the entire Western Slope of Colorado. He is and has been the owner of multiple successful business entities and points to how he relates with people, customers, employees, bankers, as how he measures his success. His ventures usually make money, but you'll hear him say that is not the most important facet. The mark he leaves, the personal footprint, is the real measure.
Carol Zadrozny, master teacher, now retired, takes a look at her life as the owner of Zs Orchards. She and her husband, Richard, began this peach orchard business before her retirement and have gradually built it into one of the Valley's finest. They are now expanding it into a sort of coffee shop/restaurant experience. They invite children to visit, learn and actually get their hands in the dirt. Those of you who know Carol know how much fun she can be and will thoroughly enjoy her life stories.
These two men are master educators. We heard Part I last month. Here's the rest of their stories about the current state of the never-ending pendulum in elementary education. They simply know what's best for kids and that there are certain ways of being, ways of educating that are timeless regardless of the location of the pendulum and whether driven by budget or other considerations.
These two men are master educators. They focused their careers on special education and elementary education on the Western Slope of Colorado. They've been retired just long enough to have perceptions on the current state of elementary education in our Country that are not colored by local or national politics. They simply know what's best for kids and that there are certain ways of being, ways of educating that are timeless regardless of budget or other considerations.
This is Part I of a 2-parter. You will want to listen in and then tune in to the radio Show for Part II (scheduled for April 10, 2012 at noon) --which will also be posted shortly after the broadcast.
It's a refreshing and very meaningful perspective.
SETH ANDERSON - A young man, skilled in outdoor life beyond most of our imaginations, one who has conquered nearly all of the highest peaks in the world, finds himself buried in an avalanche right up on our own Grand Mesa. Where are my skis? Where are my legs? No! This can't be my legs! The founder of LOKI Outerwear tells a hair raising story of his encounter. It very nearly took his life. Will it stall him? Not for long.
Scott Hogue, Christian pastor and Hospice chaplain, describes what it really means to him to say that his life is his Walk with God. Today we open a new chapter called Conversations For Keeps. This Conversation with Scott epitomizes what we mean by that...a CONVERSATION FOR KEEPS.
The Tables are turned! After broadcasting a few years worth of my interviewing people from the Grand Valley, I became the "interviewee" with a focus on why and how I began using story telling in my estate and business planning practice. What a pleasant surprise finding myself on the other end of the microphone. Incidentally, our show, beginning in January, will under go a name change. We've called it "Priceless Conversations in the Grand Valley" ever since the beginning. Now, it will be known as "Conversations for Keeps." Enjoy and I look forward to this new year of bringing you the life stories and the valuable insight of people you know or ought to meet.
Mary Gonzales had a dream. It came to her on an airplane ride and the result is the Riverside Educational Center here in the Grand Valley. Mary, like many whose stories are found here, is an extraordinary person. She might have been a competitive, perhaps even professional, athlete, but that wasn't what her story was to be. The interruption led to, well...listen in
Oct 19th, 2011 by j111s22g3333
Here's Herb Bacon. He's been everywhere in the world, I think, and has enough slides to populate a medium sized storage unit. When Herb gives a public presentation, the room is always full. But it isn't just the photos; it's Herb's stories. He's an accomplished storyteller. Traveling is only his second passion; giving back to his community through his own volunteer work and his Foundation may be his first. He also tells us how his Dad was able to keep his own, then brand new, bank afloat during the Great Depression and how those life lessons helped Herb make the hard, important business decisions with compassion and caring during his own business career. If you're local, you know Herb. Take a listen!
Krystyn Hartman. What a delightful conversation. K was the editor and publisher of GV Magazine. She still is, but it's now online. She's also an editor and publisher of your books, should you choose to write some. She's one of those rare people who have a lot of exciting things going on in their life at all times. But most of all, she is just a wonderfully energetic, wise and experienced person to listen to and to share with.