Stuart Meyer (CEO) and Mark Lambert (President, Sweet Swine O’Mine) - NBBQA @nbbqa
This podcast was recorded during the 2018 NBBQA National Conference & Academy."BBQ doesn't have to be "trial & error". Our individual BBQ journeys are often solitary pursuits and quite often we encounter questions and challenges for which there isn't an immediate answer. At the conference, you are surrounded by your peers on similar journeys who know what you're going through because they've been...
Scott Minto - Director of the San Diego State University Sports MBA Program, Fowler College of Business - San Dieg0, CA - @sdsusportsmba
Scott Minto, former graduate, is now the Director of the SDSU Sports MBA program. The SDSU Sports MBA program is ranked#4 in the world.
Scott strives to create a quality program for his students at San Diego State University. The cutthroat sports industry has set very high standards for his program, yielding quality graduates.
The SDSU Sports...
Ed LaVelle - Director of the San Diego Police Museum / Bill's Blue Line BBQ Team - San Diego, CA- @AMFinestBBQ
The America’s Finest BBQ State Competition will debut its first year this September 15th at the Bay fair in San Diego! The driving force behind this competition is Ed LaVelle who caught the BBQ bug while working for the San Diego Police Department.
Ed shares his event experience and the ups and downs of planning events in San Diego
BBQ competitions are about bringing...
Kyle Whissel and Bryan Koci - Host and Producer of East County Eats, Owner and Photographer/Videographer of Whissel Realty - San Diego, Ca - @eastcountyeats
Kyle and Bryan use East County Eats as a helpful extension to their real estate business at Whissel Realty.
Kyle has been in the real estate industry for 20 years.
Kyle Whissel is the host of East County Eats and Bryan Koci is the producer.
Whissel Realty is a Mom and Pop real estate business owned by Kyle Whissel in East...
Brad Bohensky - Senior Community Director of Yelp San Diego - San Diego, Ca - @yelpsandiego
Brad Bohensky has worked for Yelp San Diego for six years as their Senior Community and Marketing Director. He shares Yelp’s vision of connecting people and bringing community together.
Brad helps restaurants host events that gives Elite Yelpers an opportunity to review their food and beverages. Brad talks about how businesses can embrace and get involved with Yelp.
Links Mentioned in...
James Floros - CEO/President of The San Diego Food Bank - San Diego, Ca - @sdfoodbank
James Floros is the C.E.O. of the San Diego Food Bank and has worked for non-profit organizations for 34 years! He has helped to feed millions of people in their most dire time of need.
James and the San Diego Food Bank are working towards societal change to break the cycle of poverty.
Of San Diego County’s 3.3 million residents, 494,439 people face food insecurity every day.* Of this number,...
Jennifer Reynolds- Owner of The Sauce Goddess- San Diego, Ca- @thesaucegoddess
Jennifer Reynolds shares her story of how she started her own business, The Sauce Goddess.
Finding inspiration from her father’s cooking and applying her knowledge from her graphics degree, Jennifer has grown her business and has won over 20 awards for her products!
Jennifer has been able to distribute her Specialty BBQ Sauces, Spices, and Rubs in Over 500 Retail Locations
Jennifer attends events...
Josh Gross - Vice President of Business Operations - San Diego Seals - Valley View Casino Center, San Diego- @sandiegolax @sandiegoNLL @NLL
Lacrosse is coming to San Diego! Josh Gross, Vice President of Business Operations of the San Diego Seals, shares how the sport of lacrosse plans to take San Diego by storm!
Josh tells us about 'Tix for Sticks' community involvement initiative by the San Diego Seals. For every season ticket membership bought, the Seals will donate a free...
Rick Daniels and Brigette O’Donovan- Chef/Marketing- Iron Pig Alehouse in Pacific Beach, San Diego - @ironpigalehouse
Iron Pig Alehouse brings BBQ to the beach!
Rick Daniels turned his passion for soul food into a scratch kitchen serving some of the best BBQ to San Diego.
Iron Pig Alehouse understands what it takes to run a successful business in Pacific Beach. From their 36 beers on tap, to their picnic communal tables, they are bringing the community together, one brisket at a...
Jack Harris- Owner of Blue Lagoon Coffee- La Mesa, San Diego- @bluelagooncoffee @blc_coffee
Starting a career as a real estate broker, Jack Harris dreaded the corporate life.
As many of our other podcast guests have shared, Jack yearned for a career that fed his interests. When jack lost his mentor in 2010, it was a wake-up call & turning point in his life, and he was inspired to pursue something different.
After experimenting and making his own cheese, beer, and wine, Jack found his...
Jayrell Ringpis - Owner of Snoice - Paradise Hills, San Diego - @SnoiceSD
Jayrell Ringpis grew up in Paradise Hills San Diego working for his families event company where he began learning about business. After graduating from Cal State San Marcos, Jayrell and his wife moved to New York where he worked for a non-profit start up company learning even more about the business world.
Jayrell and his wife moved back to San Diego and opened Snoice, their very own dessert shop in his families...
Grayson Lafrenz - CEO of Power Digital Marketing / Flip The Switch Podcast - San Diego @power_digital @flipswitchcast @GraysonMLafrenz
CEO of Power Digital Marketing and Flip The Switch Podcast, Grayson Lafrenz talks about how digital marketing is a key component to a successful business today. He shares his journey from sales to CEO.
Grayson explains the importance of transparency and how using social media can allow your consumers to connect and invest in your business.
Bruce Howard & Howard Silver - GM & VP of Food & Beverage - Valley View Casino & Hotel - Valley Center @vvcasinohotel
Bruce Howard, lets us in on his journey through the hospitality industry. Starting as a fry cook, to the now General Manager of Valley View Casino, he has hospitality in his blood. He leads by example and teaches how to be successful in the hospitality industry.
Howard Silver, the Vice President of Food and Beverage at Valley View Casino shares his story and insight on...
James Holtslag - The Heart and Trotter Butchery - North Park, San Diego @heartandtrotter
James Holtslag grew up in the Virginia countryside, hunting and fishing learning how to prepare meats from a young age. After graduating college he worked in the corporate world longing for something more. He decided to gather family and friends and pursue his passion by opening his own butcher shop here in San Diego.
The Heart and Trotter is owned and operated by James Holtslag and Trey Nichols....
Yardpirates BBQ - Competition BBQ Team - San Diego @Yardpiratesbbq
Jeremy, Garrett, and Andy started their BBQ journey with friends - grilling and experimenting with different meats on a homemade grill. They found inspiration from the T.V. show 'Pitmasters' and they hosted their own backyard BBQ competition with close friends. The Yardpirates BBQ team was born. Their love for BBQ sparked their desire to get involved in competition BBQ.
The Yardpirates BBQ brand became a lifestyle for the...
Sam The Cooking Guy - Cook, TV/Online Personality, Author - San Diego @thecookingguy
Sam The Cooking Guy started working with family and real estate before realizing that he was unhappy, he decided to pursue a cooking show that showcased his authenticity.
Sam started with short segments on a local news station and moved to a spot on a county television channel leaving a dishonest boss behind.
Sam wrote his own cookbooks, filmed cooking shows from his own kitchen, and hosted cooking...
Andres Hinojosa - Head Chef/Owner - Dinner With A Chef, San Diego @dinnerwithachef
BBQ Slang 101: https://firstwefeast.com/eat/2015/07/bbq-slang-101
Chef vs Cook:...
Jim Trotter - NFL reporter for ESPN, Howard Alum, PFWA president, NFL Hall of Fame voter, ESPN
Junior Seau - Life and Death Book: https://www.amazon.com/Junior-Seau-Life-Death-Football/dp/0544236173
NFL Insiders: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Insiders
Leaving Sports Illustrated: http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/sports-illustrated-parts-ways-with-jim-trotter.html
Jim Trotter Joining ESPN:...
Scott Heath - President & General Manager of FOX 5 San Diego, San Diego, CA - FOX 5 San Diego News
Shally Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shallyfox5/
Raoul Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raoulfox5/
Heather Lake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherlaketv/
FOX 5 Team: http://fox5sandiego.com/people/
Shally Zomorodi: http://fox5sandiego.com/author/shally-zomorodi/
Corbin O'Reilly - Corbin's Q , San Diego, CA - Santa Maria Style Barbecue
The Knot: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/corbins-q-san-diego-ca-892622
Tap Trucks: https://taptrucksd.com/