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If you’d like to be a guest sign up: https://calendly.com/tamitran Here is good news. Here is positivity. Here is Happy Grateful Blessed With Tami Tran. We will showcase incredible people and their amazing stories; entrepreneurs making waves within their communities while still staying true to their roots; artists showing off their one of a kind talents. Meet interesting people in Kaysville and learn about their stories. You’ll also discover new shops, restaurants, and people to help you fal ...
 
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Shayne was hired as Kaysville's City Manager 6-1/2 years ago. Shayne is leaving Kaysville better than he found it. He's hired 6 of the 8 current Department Directors and created an environment that encourages personal growth and development. As the Kaysville City Manager Shayne has served under three different Mayors and 6 different councils. He's …
 
We are pleased to be joined by Tim Dickau of CityGate and The Centre for Missional Leadership. He is also the author of Forming Christian Community in a Secular Age. Tim speaks with us about his vision for how faith and church should be blessing in the world. Tim was pastor of Grandview Calvary in Vancouver for many years and has helped facilitate …
 
Roger Koyle shares his experience of hitting 'rock bottom' and the series of events that led him to start his own company, Home Source Mortgage three months later. In this episode, he shares lessons learned, his enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, and the incredible possibilities that are only a decision or phone call away. If you've been thinking abo…
 
Kaysville City is fortunate to have leaders like Sol Oberg. The Chief of Police is often an intimidating authority figure in the department and in the city. Chief Oberg is no different. He's a tough boss, who expects excellence and has earned the respect of his employees and staff. He leads with compassion and kindness and is loved and admired by t…
 
Dr. Linford is a powerful, inclusive, strategic leader. He was hired as the new Superintendent of Davis School District in 2022. Dan brings 23 years of experience in education and a unique perspective with plans to change and shift the current culture. Superintendent Linford believes the best way to create change is to recognize that problems and i…
 
How do you remember Christmas? What traditions are essential to make it really feel like Christmas? So much of how we experience Christmas is based in nostalgia, an understanding and, often, idealization of the past. The Cupboard hosts gathered to enjoy a Christmas tasting (recipe below), share memories, and discuss the of role nostalgia at Christm…
 
Principal Casey Pickett was chosen by her peers to receive the distinguished "Principal Rookie of the Year" for Davis County and was also awarded "Principal Rookie of the Year for Utah" by the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals in July 2022! This article was written about her in the Davis Journal: https://www.davisjournal.com/2022/07/…
 
Mikayla played 4 years of soccer at Davis High School, setting a Utah high school assists record twice as the school won the state championships for three years straight. Mikayla was named to the All-State First team each year from 2014 to 2016. Mikayla played club soccer for La Roca Futbol Club for 7 years and captained the Olympic Development Pro…
 
Melinda Greenwood is the Community Development Director for Kaysville City. In this episode, she de-mystifies the process of development and re-development in Kaysville. Melinda shares expertise, experience, and lessons learned. Listen in for tips and trips to a successful project approval in Utah's Hometown. She breaks down the steps and explains …
 
Story is the universal human language. We learn who we are and how to make sense of the world through story. It can also be a means through which we can engage with and encounter others. Story can communicate truth in a way that other forms of communication cannot. In this episode, we spoke with fellow podcaster, Jonathan Wright, from the podcast H…
 
A couple of months ago, Kalia Merrill emailed requesting an internship opportunity with the Mayor's office. I was so impressed with Kalia, we created an internship for her on the spot. She's dynamic and ambitious. She reached out and followed through because she's interested in local government and excited to learn how cities work. During our inter…
 
You're going to have to listen to find out who's behind the Kaysville Fire Department's famous social media account. The posts are written to capture our attention, laugh, stay safe, and wonder whose going to get called out next (it's a badge of honor to get mentioned in a Kaysville Fire post)! These posts have been highlighted by National News Sta…
 
Kate Bradshaw is a trusted source of information at Capital Hill and throughout the State of Utah. She's a frequent on-air guest for political discussions, legislation, and outdoor recreation. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Utah League of Cities and Towns, Lake View Hospital, and as Commissioner for the Utah Outdoor Advent…
 
Shandra Mutchie has accomplished more during her young life than many people aspire to accomplish in a lifetime. In this episode, she shares her journey to hell and back. She was mis-diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in her early 20's. This left her depressed, frustrated, and incorrectly medicated. Her breakthrough occurred during a hospitalization a…
 
In so many ways, we often feel ground down, in the words of this episode’s guest, “disintegrated.” Julian Davis Reid speaks to us about rest. This is more and better than simply disengagement or a break from the grind; rest is an essential part of what it means to be human, in the image of God. Julian starts from a recognition of the profound restl…
 
Doug Forsgren values relationships with parents, students, and teachers. He's the new Principal at Snow Horse Elementary in Kaysville. In this episode he shares his vision for the school and his love for the students. He sums this is up in his quote I borrowed from the school website: https://snowhorse.davis.k12.ut.us/school-information/principal-m…
 
We conclude our 3 part Calgary road trip with a visit to Jerremie Clyde from Alberta Yak Co and Little Loaves Farm (check out their Instagram page for some amazing yak photos @littleloavesfarm). Did you know that yaks purr? Or that they can survive at -64 degrees Celsius (for any American listeners that’s -83 Fahrenheit)? We certainly didn’t before…
 
Michael Haws has a story to tell! Have you ever wondered why there's a Red Barn next to I-15 in Farmington? Have you wondered why Sticky Bird Chicken seems so familiar? Please listen and Learn about the Haws Family and Michael specifically.... His story is incredible and the work he's doing is generational, inspiring, and uplifting. There are good …
 
Marla is one of those exceptional women who've mastered the art of "getting out of your own way" as she teaches women how to connect with what they truly want. Several years ago, Marla combined her love of fabric and planning and created a complete organizing system called Hunkeedori travelers notebooks that are sold on Etsy. As Marla interacted wi…
 
Kaysville Gives was created by Mindi Edstrom under the direction of Kaysville Parks and Rec. Director, Cole Stephens. It started 6 years ago as a fundraising event to provide Christmas gifts for 10 Kaysville Families. Over the years the program has grown with the help of outstanding community volunteers and the financial support of Kaysville reside…
 
Mitch Wilkes is a Loan Officer for Summit Home Loans in Kaysville, Utah. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his clients because he's grown up in the industry. Mitch has flipped homes as a developer, purchased homes as an investor, and specializes in mortgage loans and financing options for his clients. He understands the market and o…
 
Ernie Harker is the man behind the $3 Billion dollar Maverik's Adventure Stores. As a professional branding 'therapist' Ernie understands what it takes to create a successful brand. It's a lot more complicated and scientific than it sounds. He's also a talented professional illustrator, the alter ego behind "Sketch-E" and a successful author and pr…
 
Zach Bloxham served as the Davis County Nominating Convention Election Official on April 23, 2022. As a County Delegate, I had the opportunity to participate in the Ballot Counting Process. It was a fascinating and educational experience and I encourage everyone listening to this episode to volunteer to be part of the process. https://zachbloxham.c…
 
We continue our 3 part series of Rector’s Cupboard on the Road. In July several of us from Rector’s Cupboard headed to Alberta for a few days to speak with some farmers. On this episode we spoke with Rod Olson. Rod works with several local organizations. He is a certified nutrition farmer with the organization Leaf and Lyre, planting and overseeing…
 
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Mindi Edstrom is a Breast Cancer Survivor who Thrives and Lives to inspire others to live a full, grateful life. In this episode, she shares her story, recovery, and the life lessons she now cherishes as she educates and encourages others to get mamograms and prioritize their health and wellness. Mindi works for …
 
Meet Clint Morris. He's more than the SVP of Marketing for Lifetime Products. He's more than a Council Member for Layton City, He's an engaged, supportive, enthusiastic public servant for all the right reasons. Clint was one of the first people to reach out to me as a new Mayor with friendship and support. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as w…
 
Curtis Koch began working for Davis County more than 20 years ago. He is currently serving as Clerk/Auditor. Brian McKenzie is currently serving as Chief Deputy Clerk for Davis County a position he has held for the past 18 years. In this episode, they explain their current roles and the recent changes made to the offices by the Davis County Commiss…
 
Darin Brush leads a talented staff of more than 450 FT/PT employees at Davis Technical College located in Kaysville Utah. Davis Tech offers a wide variety of Programs in Business & Technology, Construction, Health Professions, Manufacturing, Services, Transportation, and Skills Upgrades. In this interview, Darin shares personal experiences that hav…
 
Rector’s Cupboard, on the road! We travelled to Calgary this summer and met some amazing farmers. In this episode we talk to Marcus and Sarah Reidner from Happiness By the Acre, a regenerative farm in Didsbury, Alberta. Marcus and Sarah have cows, chicken, pigs, and ducks but they say what they really grow is grass, because that’s what the land wan…
 
Cyndi Taranto and Janell Reichenbach are the owners of Barre Forte Kaysville, Davis County's first boutique barre studio. Barre is a fitness experience unlike any other that combines the very best of pilates, yoga, and ballet technique. High intensity but low impact, this workout is for everyone and will build strength, improve posture, and increas…
 
Kaysville is home to incredible people who love our community and share their talents and time making it a better place to live for everyone. Tammy Wursten began her racket career as a tennis player. After playing her first game of pickleball she quickly fell in love with the sport. She reached out to the Parks Department and asked about court spac…
 
Mayor Dawn Ramsey of South Jordan won her second Mayoral term last November by receiving an overwhelming 91.64% of the votes. She's loved by her city, highly respected by her peers and a friend to everyone. Dawn's passion for service began at a very young age. She's a natural-born leader and skilled public speaker. Her official biography (below) is…
 
"Cameron Diehl became the Executive Director on October 16, 2017. Cameron studied political science at the University of Utah, was the Editor of the Hinckley Institute Journal of Politics, and later graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law. He started his career at ULCT as a legislative intern and returned to ULCT in 2010. During his…
 
Who are the people in your neighbourhood? For some this might be geographical, your literal neighbours, for others it might include the more expansive community in which you find care and support, or perhaps an online neighbourhood where you connect with others. As we begin season 4, we take some time to consider those in our neighbourhood. For Rec…
 
In 2019, Rachel was one of my first podcast guests. She bravely shared a glimpse into daily life with her son, Carson who has a rare disease called "Congenital Muscular Dsytrophy also known as "Muscle - Eye - Brain Disease." Muscle - Eye -Brain disease impairs the frontal lobe, which for Carson means he's visually impaired, unable to speak, walk or…
 
Troy Wood firmly believes "culture eats strategy for breakfast" his leadership style is to provide an environment for success that creates high-energy leaders. He's famous for his commitment to the "The Chart of Supported Relationships" which replaces the traditional hierarchical organizational structure. By creating a safe place for employees, pat…
 
Tyson J. Smith is actively involved in the Kaysville, Davis County business community. His company provides learning programs to organizations across the nation. The impact he has through his business is multi generational and Tyson is committed to each and every individual. He's a firm believer in supporting small businesses far and wide and belie…
 
Commissioner Elliott is currently serving his second term as a Davis County Commissioner. In this episode, Randy explains the many organizations within the county that are divided between the three Commissioners as well as their roles and responsibilities. He's an involved husband, and father and talks about balancing his family with his more than …
 
For the first episode of season 4, the Cupboard is pleased to welcome Nelson Boschman to speak with us about his book, The Growing Season, and to lead us in an informative wine tasting. A pastor, teacher, and musician, Nelson considers himself a wine enthusiast rather than an expert. He sees in the vineyard and wine-making the stuff of life and spi…
 
Brandon Howard is now the Chief Operating Officer for MotosAmerica Motos America where he combines his love for motorcycles and people. Brandon serves with me on the Board of Trustees for Davis Technical College, Kaysville, Utah. Brandon Howard Joins Motos America as Chief Operating Officer – Motos America Brandon Howard Graduated with honors from …
 
Marci Buttars and Maegan McFarlane are sisters who love great food. They decided to combine their talents to create the end-all solution for families on the go...Introducing their company: InstaFreeze Meals! To quote their website: We decided it was time to really get serious about food prep and freezer meal cooking in an attempt to lighten our mea…
 
Representative Karen Peterson is currently serving in the State Legislature representing House District 13 which includes: Clearfield, Clinton, Sunset, and West Point. She served 8 years on the Clinton City Council. She currently works as the Community Development Manager for Sunrise Engineering. During her lifetime, Karen has encouraged many peopl…
 
Tim Roper is the Director of Member Development at the Davis County Chamber of Commerce and is a seasoned member of the Clearfield City Council. The Davis Chamber offices are located on the campus of the Davis Tech College in Kaysville, Utah. Tim's superpower is his ability to connect people. He understands the magic of relationship building. Throu…
 
Stoneybrook Hollow is an Early Learning Studio. The founding principles of Stoneybrook Hollow are inspired by the Reggio Emilia and Montessori philosophies. Stoneybrook Hollow is located in Kaysville and offers a unique approach to learning by cultivating: Curiosity, Motivation, and Child-Led Learning. Anna has a love for children and a passion as …
 
Wendy Haslam and her husband Marty love a challenge. With the desire to teach their two daughters and twin sons the value of work, they decided to open Old Grist Mill in Kaysville. Like many local businesses, Old Grist Mill managed to survive and even thrive due to efficient management and safety precautions taken by the Haslams. During the pandemi…
 
Ben has served as County Mayor, State Senate Representative, and U.S. Congressman. As a city Mayor, I was pleased to learn that Ben's passion is for local public service. Advocating for his neighbors, and friends within his community is where he finds the most satisfaction and joy. In this episode, one of the things we discuss is the SL County Mayo…
 
In this episode, Tom discusses his career, local politics, and the proper role of journalism. He's covered all things Davis County while managing editor of the Davis County Clipper and now Editor for The Davis Journal. Tom began his journalism career working with Senator Orrin Hatch. Of his experiences he wrote: "I met Orrin Hatch in 1976, when I w…
 
Dale began his entrepreneurship as a young child selling stuff in front of his home. He caught the bug early and his passion for paving his own path continues with his newest company, Dump It Pro: https://www.dumpitpro.com/. Their Motto is “We Deliver, You junk It, We Dump It.” Their website provides all the information you’ll need to schedule your…
 
Mayor Brett Anderson began his term in January 2022. His main goal as Mayor is the hope that "people will feel heard and core issues will be addressed without raising taxes and sacrificing any key services" Brett was first elected to the city council in 2011 and decided to run for Mayor with the encouragement of the outgoing Mayor. He's an attorney…
 
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