Taking the Lead: Giovanna Rossi, Founder of Family Friendly New Mexico

December 9, 2019By Peri

‘Tis the season…of badass women stealing the show in the House impeachment hearings. ūüėČ In this episode, I invite leadership coach, founder of Family Friendly New Mexico, and Producer/Host of The Well Woman Show Giovanna Rossi to talk about how women in leadership can maximize their effectiveness while staying physically and mentally well. With the … Read More

Unepisode: Peri & Ruth’s Unconference Recap

November 1, 2019By Peri

The Unconference of educational and networking events serving Albuquerque’s creative workers is growing into a powerful model for how to engage, serve and support a robust creative community.

Community Fabric: Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi of Kei & Molly Textiles

October 9, 2019By Peri

Around ten years ago, Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi wanted to create a social enterprise that would enable them to create quality jobs for refugees and immigrants. Today, Kei & Molly Textiles has made good on that mission, and has grown into a vibrant artisan manufacturing business that employs about eight full-time workers, and sells … Read More

Fair & Biased: John Fugelsang

October 3, 2019By Peri

I chatted with John about how he evolved into a funny-yet-incisive political commentator after a childhood suffused with religion and liberal thought.

The Business of You: Danielle Vincent, Author of You-Nicorn

March 14, 2018By Peri

Outlaw Soaps co-founder Danielle Vincent has just written a new book, “You-Nicorn: 30 Days to Find Your Inner Unicorn and Live the Life You Love.” Peri talks with Danielle about forging her own path and her passion for targeted, data-driven marketing.¬†

Biz, Branding, Beards: Big Wood Beard Combs Founder Kyle Malone

March 7, 2018By Peri

It’s a hairy world out there, and Kyle Malone has a comb for it. Kyle had been running his branding firm¬†Kinfolk Branding¬†when he had the idea for an heirloom-quality beard comb, and he ran with the idea.¬†Peri¬†and¬†Eph Sharpe¬†talk with Kyle about launching¬†Big Wood Beard Co, learning about his audience, and where the beard trend is going.

The Art of Building: Sanitary Tortilla Factory Founder Sheri Crider

February 28, 2018By Peri

Building a business takes resourcefulness, resilience and often a lucky accident or two. No one knows this more than Sheri Crider, who has built a life as an artist and founder of visual art centers (currently, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory in downtown ABQ), despite challenges of addiction and incarceration in her early life.¬†Peri and¬†Eph Sharpe¬†chat with Sheri about the intersection of “businessperson” and “artist” and how she built upon skills in drawing and construction to create a rewarding, creative self-employed life.¬†