Episode 55 – Tom Atencio

  Tom Atencio is a legend in the mixed martial arts community. Although commonly known as the “t-shirt guy”, he’s much more than just that. He’s been around since the beginning and is the man behind many successful companies and brands that have influenced the clothing world for years. Tom sits down with Jake from Southern California where they discuss the history of mixed martial arts, the clothing scene back in the day and his time spent as the Vice-President of Affliction. Tom also talks about his newest venture “Lambs to Lions” and how he’s since returned to his roots. An amazing episode with a true legend of the game! Lambs to Lions Brand This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Contruction. Support us by supporting them! Support our show by donating here.     http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_55_-_Tom_Atencio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 54 – Barbara Spain (Cleaver Restaurant)

Barbara Spain is all about taking chances. If moving from Ireland isn’t one in itself, how about opening a brand new restaurant in Calgary’s most trendiest locations right on 17th Avenue? Barbara joins Jake for a sit down inside her newest restaurant “Cleaver” where she talks all about her journey and how she ended up with one of Calgary’s hottest new spots to eat. From traditional Irish fare to European and Asian influences, Cleaver is quickly gaining a reputation for the place to be if you want exceptional food and creative cocktails.  From apprenticing in Ireland to working 18 hour days to get her new restaurant off the ground, we cover it all! Come check out this amazing episode with one of my favorite guests. And be sure to mention my name when you go visit Barbara and the amazing Alex Rivera at Cleaver! Cleaver Cleaver on Facebook This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! Become a PATRON of the show by visiting here.   http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_54_-_Barbara_Spain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 53 – Richard Bartrem

  WestJet is Canada’s “go to” airline when it comes to good deals and amazing service. They’re also very savvy when it comes to marketing and getting behind some great causes in the community. But what is it about this place that gives employees a reason to smile so much? I sit down with Richard Bartrem, Vice-President of Communications and Community Relations at WestJet to find out a little bit more about just one of the talented people that work behind the scenes. Richard talks growing up a Montreal kid and how he found his way west to come work for one of the world’s biggest players in the airline industry. We talk the WestJet culture, viral videos, how important community engagement is and just what team Richard is secretly cheering for during the NHL playoffs. An amazing interview with an incredible guest, tune in! Richard Bartrem on Twitter WestJet  This episode is sponsored by THD Construction and patrons of the show like you! Support us by supporting our sponsors. You can become a Patron of the show here. http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_53_-_Richard_Bartrem.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 52 – Marie Mouté

Marie Mouté is an actress and one of the stars of the Dominique-Strauss-Kahn inspired film, “Welcome to New York” and has graced both television and film with memorable performances. Marie sits down with Jake from Los Angeles where they discuss growing up in Europe, the road to becoming an actress and her passion for film and exploring new roles. Marie talks about what it was like working with legendary Director, Abel Ferrara and the incredible cast (Gerard Depardieu & Jacqueline Bisset) in her latest movie role. An amazing interview with a talented actress you won’t want to miss.   Marie Mouté on IMDB This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! You can become a PATRON of the Patreon fund here. http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_52_-_Marie_Moute.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 51 – Ricky Whittle

  Ricky Whittle is more than just a pretty face. He’s an accomplished actor and star of the hit show, “The 100”. Jake sits down with Ricky from Los Angeles where he’s getting ready for Season 3 of the show and they talk all about life growing up a military kid, getting bullied growing up and how he got into acting. Ricky drops some amazing insight into some life lessons and how people watching makes Los Angeles so much more enjoyable. This is one episode you don’t want to miss! Ricky Whittle on Twitter Ricky on Instagram The 100 This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. It’s also made possible by listeners like you! You can join our PATREON fund here. http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_51_-_Ricky_Whittle.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Episode 50 – Aaron Berg

I first heard of Aaron Berg when Canada’s “King of Comedy” Mark Breslin was on my show doing an interview. Since then, I have become a huge fan. His comedy is honest, raw and hilarious. Aaron joins Jake from New York where he makes his home now and talks about growing up in Canada in a Jewish household where career expectations were well known. Aaron discusses how his career path changed over the years, why he made the move to New York and what it’s like making it in one of the world’s toughest markets for truly gifted comedians. Aaron’s new book: “The Essential Guide To Being A Gentleman” Aaron Berg on Twitter Aaron’s Website This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography & THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! You can become a PATRON of the show by visiting here. http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_50_-_Aaron_Berg.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...