Mario Schulzke – Digital nomad with a house

Mario Schulzke – Digital nomad with a house

We’ve been trying to pin down Mario Schulzke for some time. Since leaving his role as UM’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mario has become a self-described “digital nomad with a house.” He’s working remotely as CMO for the Seattle-based start up, GeniusLink, and enjoying a wide variety of adventures. Mario remains bullish on UM and lays out the reasons why in this wide-ranging conversation.

FairEnds’ Ben Ferencz says it’s not about the hat

FairEnds’ Ben Ferencz says it’s not about the hat

Ben Ferencz is the co-founder of FairEnds. Though this Missoula -Manhattan collaboration between two friends is primarily known for its distinctive hats, Ben tells us the hat doesn’t really matter. It’s an entry point for an important conversation. Tune in and learn all about that conversation and the non-linear path Ben has taken to build a life of design, creation, family, and balance – all with a deep commitment to making it happen in Montana.

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MoFi’s Dave Glaser on Making People “Bankable”

MoFi is a non-profit organization with a mission to “provide financing and consulting services that transform the lives of individuals and strengthen communities.” Dave Glaser is president of this important organization and chats with us about the critical catalytic roll MoFi (formerly known as Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation)plays in the economic develop of five Northern Rockies states.

For more information on MoFi and to learn how the organization could help you, visit:

Black Coffee’s Matt McQuilkin on Coffee, Community & Creativity

Matt McQuilkin and Jim Chapman launched Black Coffee Roasting Company in 2010 and it quickly became a fixture of the Missoula scene. In this conversation, Matt and I discuss the series of experiences that uniquely prepared him for success as a coffee entrepreneur and how he has turned that success into deep support for the Missoula community.

To learn more about his great product, shop, and staff, visit:

Or stop by the shop at 525 E Spruce St in Missoula.

Pictionary Creator Rob Angel on Trusting the Process

Rob Angel invented the legendary game Pictionary in 1985. I got the chance to speak with this charismatic, inspired and dynamic creator during a quick visit with his children, both Missoula residents. Rob shares the Pictionary origin story, brings us up to date on his current endeavors, and outlines his philanthropic efforts…all subject to the entertaining commentary of his daughter Sam (UM 2017) and his son Ben (MT Code School 2018).