Episode 10: Ali Gorey and Eric Robinson – Nerd Nite Denton
Ep. 10 of Craft Conversation is live, and in it we’re getting real nerdy with Ali Gorey and Eric Robinson of Nerd Nite Denton. Have you ever considered what you can legally do in space? Curious about what democracy looks like in Africa? From binary code to geopolitics you never know what you’ll learn at Nerd Nite. Listen in as Eric and Ali share their love for all things nerdy, and their desire to broaden the intellectual horizon for all. This episode was recorded at Nerd Nite IX-MAS...
Episode 9: Amanda Dawn Service – Owner of Lucky Locks Beauty Bar
In Craft Conversation Ep. 9 we explore beauty in its many forms with Amanda Dawn Service, Owner of Lucky Locks Beauty Bar. Amanda is a mother, entrepreneur, philanthropist, musician and more! The conversation she carries is meaningful and empowering to say the least. She speaks from the heart, encouraging us all to go out there, and, “get that apple!” She’ll leave you grateful for those like her in your life, and inspire you to be just that to someone else. Resources Luck Locks Beauty Bar...
Episode 8: Taylor Higginbotham – Co-Founder of E Third – Live Music and Comedy Booking
Craft Conversation Ep. 8 is with Taylor Higginbotham. Taylor is Co-founder of E. Third - an outdoor concert venue and booking/ promotional service for live music and comedy in DFW. We talk about life, laughter and his love of both punctuated by witty jabs at myself and my home we both found the humor in. Resources E Third Facebook We'll end this episode with an "Anecdote of Artisanry" written by our creative writer, Lauren Coe. The intro/outro music is also provided by Joel Cross
Episode 7: Joel Cross – Singer/Songwriter
In Craft Conversation Ep.7 we get a little meta and talk music with soulful singer/ songwriter, Joel Cross. Joel is passionate and purposeful in each song he writes, and is experiencing incredible success as a result. Listen in as he speaks from the hip and the heart about what he’s doing, where he’s headed and his “why” for it all. Resources Joel Cross Website Joel Cross Facebook We'll end this episode with an "Anecdote of Artisanry" written by our creative writer, Lauren Coe. The...
Episode 6: Clinton Wilkinson – Leather Craftsman
In Craft Conversation Ep. 6 we have real talk with family man, business man and leather craftsman, Clinton Wilkinson of Clint Wilkinson Atelier. We chat about his family's legacy, and the one he's now creating - hear how Clint is opening new doors even as others are closing. Resources Clint Wilkinson Clint Wilkinson Atelier We'll end this episode with an "Anecdote of Artisanry" written by our creative writer, Lauren Coe. Music provided by Singer/ Songwriter, Joel Cross
Episode 5: Musician Jessie Frye
In Craft Conversation Ep. 5 I sit down for a little couch time with Pop-rock Artist, Jessie Frye. We talk about where her passion for music started, her drive to create and how it continues to shape her music career. Jessie offers valuable insight for others on a similar path, and heart-felt encouragement to pursue your dreams your way. Resources Jessie Frye Facebook We'll end this episode with an "Anecdote of Artisanry" written by our creative writer, Lauren Coe. Music provided by Singer/...
Episode 4: Matt Fisher – Owner of West Oak Coffee Bar – Denton, Texas
In Craft Conversation Ep. 4, I chat with Matt Fisher - Owner of West Oak Coffee Bar in downtown Denton, Texas. Matt’s passionate about coffee, and equally so about people. He’s working to build community, connecting people from his coffee shops all the way back to the picked coffee bean. Listen as he shares his love for his family and faith, and what they’ve both inspired. Resources West Oak Coffee Bar We'll end this episode with an "Anecdote of Artisanry" written by our creative writer,...
Episode 3: Ben Esely – Owner – The Bearded Monk – Denton, Texas
In this episode of Craft Conversation, we sit with Ben Easley, owner of The Bearded Monk in Denton,Texas. The Bearded Monk offers an incredible selection of craft beer to enjoy on site or to fill a growler to go. Ben has been an important part of Denton's craft beer culture, as well as providing space for local artists and creators of all kinds to engage with others over a pint, and show their talent. Resources The Bearded Monk As always, we'll end this episode with "Anecdotes of...
Episode 2: John Williams – Principle Owner/ Co-owner – Eastside, OSDH – Denton, Texas – Dots Hop House – Dallas, Texas
In this Craft Conversation episode we chat with John Williams, principal owner of Eastside and Oakstreet Drafthouse in Denton, Texas as well as co-owner of the soon to open Dots Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard in the booming Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. John has been instrumental in introducing the craft beer and whiskey scene to Denton as well as building real community in doing so. Resources Eastside Oakstreet Drafthouse Dots Hop House As always, we'll end this episode with...
Episode 1: Jeremy Dean – Cocktail Consultant and Director of Bar Operations – Denton, Texas
In this episode of Craft Conversation we sit with Jeremy Dean, Director of Operations for Paschalls Bar, Andy's Bar as well as the Labb in Denton, Texas. Jeremy is also a cocktail consultant, and soon, president of the (soon official) United States Bartenders Guild - Denton chapter which will provide incredible opportunities for Denton bartenders to improve their skills, network, compete and create a career around their craft. Resources Paschalls Bar Andy's Bar The Labb As always, we'll...