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Silicon Beach Productions - Host Luke Wiatt Gilbert

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Vicariously is not just a podcast, but a lifestyle. As we travel the globe, every week we sit down with unique entrepreneurs successfully pursuing their passion. No top line questions or cookie cutter answers, Vicariously aims to deliver invaluable content to anyone looking to start a new venture or simply broaden their understanding of a multitude of industries, brands and lifestyle movements. Video of our guests sharing their stories and insights are also featured on our YouTube channel: V ...
 
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With roughly a year of interviewing skills under my belt, it felt like Master and Apprentice when I sat down with Ms. Holly Gleason to discuss being an entrepreneur, how her new book came to fruition and general life lessons. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, this icon has articles published in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Creem, L…
 
Good beer brings good people together for good times and good works. This statement might be your own personal belief that has lingered in the back of your mind since college days or your first backyard BBQ, but it genuinely is the philosophy behind Union Craft Brewing. Founded in 2011 just outside of Baltimore Maryland, Adam Benesch, Kevin Blodger…
 
Whether you're an atrocious golfer or you're competing for a spot on the PGA pro circuit, everyone can agree that lining up in front of a little white innocent golf ball and crushing it into the ocean, bay, river or pond with no regard, is a beautiful thing. This week we sit down with one of three co-founders of Biodegradaball, LLC who started a co…
 
For 30 years Stevie Bear has called Austin, TX home. She has witnessed it morph into an eclectic and trendy city mixed with a revamped skyline and bustling corporate downtown making it very diverse. She has also watched hurricanes, tornados, floods and other natural disasters rip through Texas over those years dismantling its progress. With a degre…
 
Have you ever had a career plan or lifestyle change all figured out, but then none of it happens the way you thought it would? Jason Macy-Moore was working in the hotel/restaurant/tourism field when a group of entrepreneurs sent him to Costa Rica to explore their new business opportunity. After one quick look, he knew it wasn't something he wanted …
 
Understanding that you need to pivot and change your current professional path is one thing, but to act on it is another. Both Greg Peyser and Russell Radebaugh each had their defining moments where they had enough of their mundane office jobs. Ironically they both wound up in San Diego at Suja Juice, the cold pressed organic fruit and vegetable ju…
 
Boyfriend and girlfriend of only a couple months, Jason Serres and Sandra Scheller packed up their small apartment in Philly and moved out to San Diego on a whim. As they settled into their new city, they realized it was lacking a good, local coffee shop. A little market research and some family help to develop a business plan, they were on their w…
 
Jon Carder started his first online business at the age of 19 when he was a sophomore in college. So it wasn't a huge surprise that by 27 and three businesses later, he was a retired millionaire. His company ClientShop sold for more than $10million which posted him on beaches around the world simply enjoying the surf life. Unsatisfied though, this …
 
Entrepreneurs Neftali and Tammy Lemus seem to have San Pedro, Belize tourism dialed in with their business ventures. We sit down with Tammy to hear her story of packing up her life in Colorado to move to Belize where she and her husband now own and operate several businesses. Their first venture is Island Tackle Bar & Restaurant, a well known local…
 
Whether you own a giant mansion or rent a shoebox sized apartment, the desire to hang artwork and pictures on your walls will always be there. Wyatt Harrison founded a unique printing company several years after college that focuses on printing photos on wood planks. A Marine Biology major, he had zero college courses in business, but now operates …
 
49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table everyday, which is about 1 out of every 6 people. The USDA defines this as "food insecurity" which means it is not lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty and inability to provide for ones family. Evan Lutz, CEO of Hungry Harvest, is taking a completely new approach in orde…
 
Potentially the most unique story to be on Vicariously so far, Danny Robinson was featured in the film "Blood, Sweat & Beers" where viewers followed along his journey of starting a brewery in Ocean City, Maryland, but was derailed due to a trademark lawsuit for the name "Shorebilly". Without giving away the movie's ending, Danny shares the stressfu…
 
Imagine leaving an exemplary career in the United States Marine Corps to start a gym out of your garage. Now pretend things are "going well" because you've secured 10 memberships and you're home garage/gym is officially at capacity. What happens next? Clearly the logical answer is to extend yourself with a loan exceeding $2-million dollars to build…
 
For over 40 years South Coast Surf Shops has been the neighborhood standard for all of your apparel, surf gear and anything that goes with hanging at the beach. With 5 stores and a thriving online business, South Coast is the go-to spot for each of the beach towns in Southern California, but that doesn't mean they don't still have the need to const…
 
Spend life savings of $10,000, check. Paint a catchy name on the side of a van for marketing, check. Learn how to be a small business owner and entrepreneur completely on the fly, check. Breanna Frazier shares her story of how she built a transportation and tour company to provide an alternative to the outdated world of taxi services. Two years int…
 
Not many people opt to take on City Council and ask them to break the mold in which they operate. Furthermore, it's generally not done by three grad school students with no money in their pockets asking to take over city owned property. Philip Auchettl, Jason Grauten and David Loewenstein did just that and it kickstarted their architecture design a…
 
CNBC recently featured Charlie Ferer on their show, Blue Collar Millionaires. We bypassed their cookie cutter questions and sat down with Charlie to understand the details of how he started his residential and commercial turf company, Paradise Greens. We also discussed his newest venture, Armageddon Tactical Solutions and ATACSOL Precision Rifles w…
 
What if I told you that you could start a business for $500 and your product would not only sustain over the next decade, but it would sell millions of units across the globe and target every demographic from children to grandmothers and Snoop Dogg to Natalie Portman. Well, Adam "Ace" Moyer started that simple venture, developing an affordable, cla…
 
Bobbi Brink was already a successful entrepreneur as a restaurant owner in Texas, but that wasn't her true calling. After witnessing first hand the ugly, harsh realities of the exotic animal trade, she decided to take action. Bobbi picked up and moved to Alpine, CA purchasing 93-acres of land to start an exotic animal rescue sanctuary. For fifteen …
 
What started with a naive college kid posting old surf boards for sale on eBay, has now morphed into the premier surfboard and stand up paddle board company not only in San Diego, but arguably one of the best in the entire industry. ISLE Surf and SUP Co-founder, Marc Miller, shares how the company began as a two man operation in a small garage 13 y…
 
Starting a company is not easy. Leaving a high paying job that you're doing well at to start that company is even more difficult. Mike Halow took that leap in 2009 and found himself almost 16 months into the venture without closing his first deal. Things eventually turned for Premia Capital and the one employee operation, to where they have now pur…
 
The deli sandwich game has stiff competition in most markets around the country. However, Rubicon Deli has made quite the impact in Reno, Nevada and Southern California where their four stores annually gobble up all sorts of awards and accolades for serving stellar sandwiches. The list is long on what makes them different, but free range chicken, H…
 
Taylor Simmers has worked in the education field for nearly 20 years. His idea to spearhead the development of a different kind of school finally came to fruition in 2011. With a small, likeminded crew, they launched Tahoe Expedition Academy. The Pre-K through 12th grade school is founded on engaging academics with real world adventures. Taylor exp…
 
Remote.com is the product of several companies merging this past November and relaunching with a clear objective in place. Nick Macario, Co-founder and CEO, has a mission to make work more efficient and bring career opportunities to people all over the world. The old career sites are outdated and a thing of the past. Remote.com streamlines the proc…
 
Mark and Dylan are the co-founders, designers and builders at Black Bird Tiny Homes. Based out of Calgary, Canada, they have mastered the art of building affordable, unique, customized, efficient tiny homes ranging from 240 to 480 square feet in size. The challenging environment and harsh elements they are tasked to overcome in Canada prove their h…
 
Rick Chapman is not just a highly acclaimed professional photographer, but he is the epitome of why I started the Vicariously Podcast. Rick is most commonly known for his work featured in the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution highlighting ESPN's ESPY award winners. These unique portraits include some of Americas most iconic sports …
 
Mr. Sherman Townsend has been in the same professional field for over 35 years. This is a rare feat in today's society, but being that he has worked as a financial advisor and watched first hand the rise and fall of several of the nations top institutions, is even more impressive. Tune in as Sherman shares the importance of honesty, loyalty, accoun…
 
Standing 6'6" before Alicia Jay even thinks about slipping on her heels or boots for the day, noticeable is an understatement. Alicia's beauty and elegance already attract attention, but her height has inspired her to launch the brand TallSWAG. Currently working at the Golden State Warriors, Alicia discusses her entrepreneurial venture and how she …
 
Have you seen Tom Brady and Jeff Bridges in the UGG Boots "Do Nothing" commercials? Maybe the Super Bowl ad for Outpost.com when gerbils were shot from a cannon? How about the long running Little Cesar's "Pizza Pizza"? If not, you've been living under a rock. Regardless, Roger Camp has helped produce each of those commercials along with a wide arra…
 
Jimmy Langley is the quintessential entrepreneur. Our interview starts with his first business venture, what it took, how he almost quit and exactly how he is now partner at a commercial real estate company, owner in multiple restaurants, bars, car washes, Starbucks properties and most notably, a founder at Resident Brewing, the fastest growing cra…
 
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