First Job

First Job: Gerald Rivers

Gerald Rivers is a professional football player (formerly of the NFL, currently of the XFL), and serves in business development for Bulow Jewelers. We talk jewelry, football, career transitions, and a ton more on his full episode that drops on Wednesday, December 4. But first, Gerald shares with me his first job digging fence post…

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Ep. 235: The First Jobs of Denver Film Festival 42

Happy Thanksgiving week! In honor of most people having a few days off (save for the poor retail people who get to see certain subsets of humanity at their absolute worst), let’s spend some time talking about First Jobs. While covering Denver Film Festival 2019 (#DFF42), I actually remembered to ask each guest about their…

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First Job: Sydney Kjerstad

Sydney Kjerstad is the creator of Smart Game Piano, an online education platform that helps you learn your favorite video game songs on the piano in minutes. Her full episode drops on Wednesday, October 9. But first, she shares with me her first job at the age of 15 teaching younger kids how to play…

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First Job: Risa Scott

Risa Scott is an entrepreneur traveling the country in her custom built RV, and is currently focused on her photography business. She’s had a fascinating journey and we touch on everything from climbing gyms to her time on American Ninja Warrior to living that van life and much more. Her full episode drops Wednesday, October…

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First Job: Kevin Batstone

Kevin Batstone (pictured left), is one of the creators of the Discussion Combustion Podcast, a new-ish podcast on the Denver scene. I sit down with them and talk all things podcasting this Wednesday, September 25. But first, I ask Kevin about his first job and he tells me about his first gig bagging groceries, how…

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First Job – Dustin Wendling

Dustin Wendling is an old friend of mine doing a complex and important job as an ex-pat living in Mexico City. Honestly, though, we don’t spend that much time talking about it on this week’s show airing Wednesday, August 28. We end up talking about big ideas because he’s one of the most fascinating people…

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First Job: Noah Mittman

Noah Mittman is the head honcho at Snowman Films, an award-winning video production company, and content marketing subscription service based in Golden, Colorado.  His full episode, in which he appears with his cohorts Evan Fries and Taylor Oxley, debuts Wednesday, August 21. But first, Evan tells me about his first job screwing off at a…

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First Job: Adam Johnston

Adam Johnston (second from left) is the CEO of Last Call Trivia, providing entertaining nights out for thousands of people all across the country. He’s the guest on Ep. 220 of the podcast debuting this Wednesday, July 24. (I say July 27 in my intro and outro here, but I’m clearly an idiot) But first,…

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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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