Many of us are guilty to looking at food as just a way to fill our stomachs, not as a prescription (hint Rx) for the body. Fitness experts Matt and Sharon Anderson, founders of Coeur d’Alene’s premier meal prep company sat down with Coeur d’Alene Advice Givers host Cole Turnbull to share their experiences of helping Coeur d’Alene residents become healthier by providing affordable, healthy, and nutritious meals on the go. As a busy family, they understand the struggles in life are real, and it’s difficult to find the time to make healthy meals each and every day.RX Meals is a health-conscious, family owned business with a passion to inspire others to seek and live our a healthy and empowered life.
Heather Threadgill, Owner and Founder of Coeur d’Alene’s very own Bare Culture Kombucha could be described as many things, including a Pioneer of Kombucha in Idaho. When on vacation in Hawaii many moons ago, Heather and her husband Joe had some amazing Kombucha and fell in love with it. When they returned home Heather began brewing Kombucha in the kitchen and testing different recipes on her family and friends. She enjoyed it so much they eventually began brewing commercially in 2013 and she removed herself from her day job of being a teacher to an entrepreneur. Since then the team at Bare Culture Kombucha has managed to scale distribution to many major grocery stores and restaurants all over Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana.
Heather shares her story, and much more in Episode 23 of Coeur d’Alene Advice Givers.
Scott Crawford, Owner and Founder of Castaway Cellars in Downtown Coeur d’Alene takes us on a journey of the ultimate long game when it comes to business. Wine Making. Once being hobby garage winemakers the Crawfords took their passion of wine making and have since collaborated with some of the top winemakers in the entire country to produce amazing wines. The Crawfords passion doesn’t stop at wine production, they have brought the entire experience of a tasting room to Downtown Coeur d’Alene. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a novice wine drinker Castaway Cellars in the Plaza Shops is a sure fire place to enjoy Coeur d’Alene’s very own wine.
In Episode 21 of Coeur d’Alene Advice Givers, Scott Ansel, Founder and Owner of Northwest Pet Resort takes us on a journey of how he and his company care for their clients furry friends. Scott’s knowledge of Dog behavior jumps through the speakers in this episode. Northwest Pet Resort isn’t just a run of the mill, everyday pet resort. They treat each and every dog like it’s their own. From working with the dog and determining their best social setting, to having birthday celebrations for the dogs. Scott believes “All dogs have a job”, and at The Northwest Pet Resort they uncover what your dog’s job is.
“How do you not let the death of your son define who you are? I will always be Nick’s Mom” says Theresa Hart, Gold-Star Mother of Nicholas Newby who tragically lost his life while serving for the Army in 2011.
Theresa shares her journey of sending her son off to Iraq, to ultimately lose him to a roadside IED just weeks before he was set to come home.
Undoubtedly she and her family was shaken from the loss of Nick, but she wouldn’t sit on the sidelines for long before the opportunity arose to help Nick’s Brothers and Sisters who have served our country to support our freedoms.
Her support for those who reached out to her in the wake dealing with the loss lead her to start the local non-profit, Newby-Ginnings. Today, Newby-Ginnings has helped serve thousands of Veterans in our community and will continue to do so with the support of the community.
Cole Turnbull sits down with Sandra Gunn, Owner of The Culinary Stone in Coeur d’Alene and they dive into the development of infusing olive oils at the farmers market to a full fledged brick and mortar store. This isn’t the run of the mill retail store however. Sandra and her team have incorporated in cooking classes from some of the most recognized chefs from all around the world right here in our back yard.
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Nikki Conley owner and creator of Athol Orchards hasn’t always followed her dream. After getting bounced from job to job in the corporate world she and her husband Eric decided to follow her childhood dream. This is when they started Athol Orchards. While the farm will be a constantly evolving ecosystem right in Athol, they will continue to grow, educate, and entertain residents. Whether it be bringing the family out to make your own fresh pressed cider on a crisp fall morning, or buying some amazing Apple Cider Syrup while attending one of the local farmer markets Nikki’s love for her craft blasts through the microphone in this interview!
Tom Latham, Co-Owner of Republic Kitchen and Taphouse takes us on the journey that he and his co founders have gone through to start the northwest style pub in Post Falls. With the help of his brother Mark and later teaming up with one of the best chefs around Adam Hegsted they have hit the ground running with Republic Kitchen and Taphouse. Tom shares with us how they brought their vision to life, and hacked knowledge of Adam to bring him on board to help succeed as neither Tom or Mark had experience in running a restaurant or pub.
The Greene Idaho Foundation is a proud non-profit organization who supports care givers on the front lines in our community with direct cash donations and with in-kind donations such as providing facilities for non-profits events and fundraising. As they should be proud because they have donated nearly 1 MILLION dollars to local charities and non-profits. They find a way to make a meaningful impact in our community by providing volunteers the proper tools to be able to execute. With their approach the foundation is allowed to be nimble in how the funds are directed. This allows for contributions to charities when the money is most needed, and or special situations arise. A round of applause for The Greene Idaho Foundation
Jenny Wiglesworth, of Barre U Coeur d’Alene takes us on the journey of being the pioneer of Barre in Coeur d’Alene. Her love for health and fitness jumps through the speakers in this interview. Coming to Coeur d’Alene just two years ago Jenny had the dream of bringing the gift of Barre to Coeur d’Alene and hit the ground running while creating a huge following of clients and supporters. She has truly created a community within a community. Helping countless clients along the way develop tighter bodies and more confidence. Be sure to follow BarreU on Facebook