First Jobs

First Job: Emily Klipp

Emily Klipp is the Chief Operating Officer at McLernon & Co, a company attempting to #KeepSocialMediaSocial. What’s that mean? It means they “focus on building real, honest connections with people through innovative social media strategy.” She and Amanda McLernon are the guests on Ep. 219 of the podcast debuting on July 17, 2019. But first,…

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First Job: Gin Walker

Gin Walker is the Copy Genie, and she writes words that sell big-hearted brands at scale, allowing them to make the impact (AND MONEY) they crave. Our full conversation airs on Wednesday, July 10, and it’s damn fun. But first, Gin tells me about her first job slinging shoes at Freeman Hardy Willis in Kingston Upon Thames,…

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First Job: Nick McQuik

Nick McQuik is a comedian, podcaster, TV producer, on-air personality, former mechanic, and all-around fascinating dude. He sits down with me this Wednesday, June 26 for a full chat. But before we get there, he tells me the most harrowing story I think I’ve ever had on First Jobs. Let Nick tell you about moving…

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First Job: Kent Frazier

Kent Frazier is a seasoned and wise HR Executive, catalyst and steward of Conscious Capitalism, Ironman Finisher, musician, athlete, father, and transformational coach. You can find him at his website. He’s also the guest on Ep. 216 of the podcast, debuting June 19. But first, Kent shares his first job delivering newspapers in Quakertown, PA….

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First Job: Erin Parisi

Erin Parisi is the founder of TranSending 7, and she’s the guest on Ep. 215 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast this Wednesday, June 12. She’s got a story to tell, and you definitely don’t want to miss this one. But first, Erin shares with us the story of working at a car wash…

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First Job: Jason Bailey

Jason Bailey is the head brewer at Old 121 Brewhouse, and he, along with fellow co-founder Brett Zahrte, will be the guest on Ep. 214 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting Wednesday, June 5. It’s a great chat you won’t want to miss. But first, he shares with me his first job busing…

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First Job: Ryzin

Rob Ryzin (now just going by the name Ryzin) is an independent professional wrestler who last year earned a tryout with the WWE. He was a guest on this show four years ago, and a lot has happened since then including the aforementioned tryout, a complete reinvention of his character, and a new book! You’ll…

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First Job: Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts has been a reporter for the Westword for nearly 29 years. He’s a journalist I admire greatly, and he is the new speed record holder for responding to me. His full episode goes live Wednesday, March 27. But before we get there, I asked him about his first job and he doesn’t disappoint….

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First Job: Shalisa Pouw

Shalisa Pouw is someone I first met when I was 12, and I’m thrilled to reconnect with her now. The best place to keep up with her multitude of ventures on her Instagram account @Shalisa_P, but I’ll also call out her work with DiningOut Events and The Wedding Event. More about her multiple ventures this…

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First Job: Dan Grant

Dan Grant (right), is an author and an electrical engineer. His first novel, The Singularity Witness, is available on a variety of platforms, all of which you can find right here. He’s the guest on Ep. 208 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting this Wednesday, February 20. But first, he tells me all about his…

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