Crested Butte Is Home
By Frank Konsella
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Explore the fascinating, eclectic, and entertaining people and organizations of Crested Butte, CO- and the entire Gunnison Valley. Find out why Crested Butte Is Home for them, and how they got here. If you love Crested Butte and the mountain lifestyle, this is the podcast for you.
||CleanEp. 25 Pat O'Neill | Every Grand Traverse | Teaching in CB||Over twenty five years ago, Pat O'Neill got the call he was hoping for and began his career as a teacher in Crested Butte. Over that time, he's been able to watch the school grow from the small location where the town offices are now...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 Ben Eaton | Paragliding and Blacksmithing||Like many other Crested Buttians, Ben Eaton is an East coast transplant, originally from the small ski town of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Ben grew up ski racing before attending St. Lawrence University in upstate New York to study...||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 | Carrie Jo Chernoff | Synergy Athlete||Carrie Jo Chernoff Hicks has a great story to tell, and I'm so glad she was able to join me for this episode. Originally from Maryland, Carrie Jo grew up loving karate, but then she didn't... Instead of giving it up, she stuck with it,...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 | Krista Powers | Vermont Sticky and ICELab||Krista Powers moved from Vermont to Crested Butte in the late 90's- but that doesn't mean she forgot her Vermont roots. Those roots include maple syrup production starting back with "Grandpa Archie" back in 1959. Recently, Krista has taken...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 | Andy Eflin | Ski Area Founding Family||Andy Eflin was born in Crested Butte the same year the ski area started- 1961. His dad, Dick Eflin, started the resort, along with Fred Rice. Class sizes were just a bit smaller back then- Andy had only one other kid his age and eventually he...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 | Karen Hoskin | Montanya Rum||Karen Hoskin can be described as a serial entrepreneur, having started a number of businesses over the years. She is perhaps best known for Montanya Distillers, however, which produces craft rum right here in Crested Butte. The tasting...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 | Johnny Biggers- From Oz to CB in the 70's||Johnny Biggers moved to Gunnison to attend Western State College in 1979. (The college has since been renamed Western Colorado University) What makes his story unique is that he grew up halfway across the world in Australia, but his...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 | Ben Pritchett Avalanche Forecasting||Ben Pritchett grew up, well, everywhere. Somehow, he still developed a love of outdorr sports like mountain biking and skiing. Eventually finding himself in the Gunnison Valley, Ben attended Western State College (now known as Western...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 | Tim Poppe Mountain Town Physio||Tim Poppe originally hails from Houston Texas, as do so many of our residents and visitors. After a move to Denver further shaped his love of outdoor sports, Tim was able to relocate to Crested Butte. Tim is a physical therapist, so on the...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 Maddie Rehn | Gunnison Public Lands||Maddie Rehn is a rarity in Crested Butte- she grew up in the mountains of Colorado. Spending time in the Colorado Outdoors gave Maddie a love for our public lands, and now she works to protect our public lands. 78% of Gunnison...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 Tim Kugler | Gunnison Trails||Tim Kugler grew up in Northern Virginia and developed a love for mountains and mountainbiking in college there. After some time in California and elsewhere, a roadtrip led Tim to Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. Tim furthered...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 "Big Air Barb" Peters | Early "Extreme" Comps and the Rendezvous||Barb Peters grew up in 1980's Crested Butte- a place far different than the Crested Butte of today. And yet in some ways, it wasn't that different- the kids of those times grew up as athletes just as many do today. Because of that, Barb...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 Cooper Ott| Enduro Mountain Bike Racing||Another midwesterner now calling Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley home, Cooper Ott has been dominating the professional Enduro mountain bike racing circuit for the past couple of years. Enduro racing requires the stamina to make it up to...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 Tara Tafi | Mine Reclamation||Hailing from Pennsylvania, Tara Tafi moved west for college and eventually put down roots in Crested Butte. Today, she works for the state of Colorado, travelling to mines across the western half of the state, developing plans for their...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 Mary Boddington | Talk of the Town||Chances are, you've run into Mary Boddington somewhere in Crested Butte. Perhaps you've seen her snowboarding down Crested Butte Mountain Resort, or maybe she's poured you a drink at her bar, the Talk of The Town. In episode 11, Mary and I talk...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 Dave Nornes | Irwin Brewing||What could be better than an episode about beer! Dave Nornes has been brewing for over twenty years, and his talents have taken him to Crested Butte's Irwin Brewing company, which opened in early 2017. We talk about Dave's start as a...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 JC Leacock | Landscape Photography||J.C. Leacock is one of the most well-known landscape photographers in Crested Butte. With a career that began in 1988, J.C. built a business and a following by capturing some of the most well-known scenes from Crested Butte. In this...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8 Steve Banks | Mountain Guide||Steve Banks is an IFMGA mountain guide based right here in Crested Butte, CO. Steve's IFMGA certification means he can (and does!) guide across the globe, and he guides all the different disciplines including ski mountaineering, rock climbing,...||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 Pat Rauch | Shed Hunting and Combat Tuning||Pat Rauch grew up at the Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery, between Crested Butte and Gunnison. We discuss what it was like growing up there, and how things have changed over his lifetime. Pat's passion is shed hunting, which is searching for...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 Bart Laemmel | Forensic Carpenter||Bart Laemmel has a lifetime of experience in the science of building homes and businesses. Years of seeing buildings fail took him to where he is now- a "forensic carpenter" hired to fix buildings that have moisture, energy, and other...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 Danielle Riesz Gutter | Pastry Chef Extraordinaire||Danielle Riesz Gutter leads a sweet life- literally. As the owner and head pastry chef at Wildflour Sweets, her days are spent making the most delicious treats you'll ever experience. And her wedding cakes- they are as beautiful as they are...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 Ben Furimsky | Fly Fishing the World||Ben Furimsky lives and breathes fly fishing. From his home in Crested Butte, he organizes several fly fishing conventions from coast to coast. He's traveled the world, casting his flies for exotic fish on almost every continent, but he...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 Dave Ochs | Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association||Dave Ochs is the executive director of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA), the "oldest mountain bike club on the planet". His infectious energy and passion for all things mountain biking are a tremendous asset for our...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 Mike Arbaney | Structural Engineering and Restoring Old Cars||Mike Arbaney is a Crested Butte fixture. Chances are, you've seen him out on the slopes, or out on the trails. At the very least, you've probably been in a home or a hotel that he had a hand in engineering. When he isn't busy at work as a structural...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 Neil Beltchenko | Bikepacking and long-distance MTB racing||Neil Beltchenko started mountain biking and quickly realized he had both an aptitude and a passion for bikepacking and long distance mountain bike races, such as the Colorado trail race, the Arizona trail race, the Highland Trail 550 in Scotland, the...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0: Welcome to Crested Butte is Home with Frank Konsella||Welcome to Crested Butte is Home. This episode is a brief intro to the podcast, introducing the host, Frank Konsella, who I'm looking forward to interviewing, and why I'm so excited to be starting the Crested Butte is Home podcast. Stay...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Enjoy hearing about various people from all walks of life in the Gunnison Valley! Love living here! If you want to live here look up Frank as a real estate agent, he is great!
What makes CB special?
The mountains catch your attention when you arrive, but the people are really the secret behind the uniqueness of Crested Butte. In this podcast Frank meets up with various CB residents and lets them reveal how they got there, why they stay, and what makes it what it is.
Highly informative and enjoyable.
Crested Butte is Home
Love to hear these 'outdoors' people's passionate stories! I'm a city girl, but Crested Butte sounds awesome!