Ep. 36: Kevin Hackett

Kevin Hacket is co-founder of Síol studio and leads the multi-disciplinary firm. He’s highly creative and articulates his evaluation of the design process with ease. This taping may be the source and seed of a San Francisco architectural summit? We’ll have to wait for history to catch up to know for sure. Website

Ep. 35: Stephen Sutro

Stephen is the founder and Principal of Sutro Architects and practices residential, mixed-use, retail, and hospitality architecture. He discusses the changing San Francisco neighborhoods, his hobby of designing theatrical sets, and even flying cars. Website

Ep. 33: Dr. Mitch Kusy

Dr. Kusy is an distinguished author and professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University. He chats about his new book, “Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore,” which identifies different problems business leaders face related to workplace incivility. One listen and you’ll be on your way to restoring personal well-being and…

Ep. 32: Karen Caldwell

Karen Caldwell is a fashion designer that uses bold colors and retro-Hollywood-influenced silhouettes to make custom dresses and gowns. Karen’s energy and enthusiasm makes for some entertaining life and career stories, and of course Jeff’s favorite: a speed round of questions.

Ep. 31: Elizabeth Hausler

Elizabeth is the Founder and CEO of Build Change, a non-profit organization that aims to reduce deaths, injuries, and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to natural disasters in emerging nations. She details how the organization is training builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build these disaster-resistant buildings.

Ep. 30: Emily Wheeler

Emily Wheeler is a fine jewelry designer whose collection is made in the USA from the highest quality conflict free diamonds. She shares with Jeff how she got started in the jewelry business, the role social media plays in her work, and where she goes for inspiration when designing. Website

Ep. 28: Bowen Dwelle

Bowen Dwelle lives a life of entrepreneurship, physicality, intuitive decision making and maximizing creativity. He joins Jeff to discuss his recent travels, his new podcast series about outdoor athletes, and how he lives his life being “always ready.” Website

Ep. 27: Tim Stannard

As the founding partner of Bacchus Management Group, Tim Stannard oversees a collection of thriving Bay Area- and Southern California-based restaurants, including Michelin-starred restaurants, Spruce in San Francisco and The Village Pub in Woodside. Website

Ep. 25: Jonathan Feldman

After a career in filmmaking and carpentry, Jonathan Feldman successfully switched gears and became the founding partner and director of design for Feldman Architecture. He joins Jeff to discuss using his head vs. heart in his designs, the project that got away, and a lesson in rammed earth. Website

Ep. 24: Stanley Saitowitz

Stanley Saitowitz is a world-renowned architect and the Principal of Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects. He speaks with Jeff about the resiliency required to be an architect, the architectural direction San Francisco is heading in, and some of the challenges and opportunities his firm is taking on. Website

Sea Cliff III

We stumbled into this midcentury gem a couple of years ago and began a 7 month remodeling project. Making a few surgical modifications to floor plan and use of spaces, this home feels like it houses rock stars, but…not so much.

Ep. 23: Jo Piazza

The award-winning journalist, editor, and author discusses her incredible new book “How to be Married,” a provocative memoir of a real first year of marriage. Jo traveled to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriage means and shares some of her findings on the episode. Website