By Historic Downtown Snohomish Association
Snohomish StorytellersAug 18, 2023
Vol 2 Chapter 1: Growing into Economic Development
The Snohomish Storytellers celebrate their one year anniversary with the launch of Volume 2! Our very first guest of this new season is someone who has made incredible contributions throughout Snohomish County, Wendy Poischbeg. Wendy is the VP of Economic Development for the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County. Starting off in the city of Everett arts department, Wendy has served as a marketing and communications manager for the city of Snohomish where she brought innovative programs and business development strategies that we are still benefiting from today. Centering the growth mindset and a willingness to do and learn, she brings an energy to this episode that will enlighten and inspire you. Enjoy the first episode of Volume 2 and let us know what you think by sharing a comment! We would love to hear from you.
Chapter 12: Imprints Along the Way
Chapter 11: A Quiet Power
The Snohomish Storytellers interview Snohomish power couple, Greg and Alicia Erickson. Sharing their love of community and equal passion for making Snohomish the best it can be, Greg and Alicia are behind more projects in the downtown area than you may realize. From serving at the food bank to bringing high fashion to life, Greg and Alicia quietly serve Snohomish in ways that offer a big and lasting impact. What struck us most about this lovely couple was their intentions. Never do they invest with the hope of return, but blessings abundantly flow back to them through alignment with like minded community members who all want the same thing, a thriving and fruitful community. Thank you, Greg and Alicia, for all you contribute to our town!
Chapter 10: The Market Maven
The Snohomish Storytellers chat with a true Snohomish Gem, Sarah Dylan Jensen! Sarah is the manager of the Snohomish Farmers' Market, the Lake Stevens Farmers' Market, and the Stanwood Farmers' Market. She shares with us how she got into "Farmers' Marketing" through a suggestion by a local city employee and has found her calling. She is now expanding her success into a full on business model as The Market Maven where she even has her very own podcast (check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/show/0YX84R3I3teK0jdPgnL6f4?si=000d96e269f74cbe) As always, we talk about how important community integration is! Enjoy this episode and then hop on over to The Market Maven and continue the listening journey. By the way, Farmers Market Season begins next month (May 2023)! Thursdays from 3pm-7pm in downtown Snohomish
Chapter 9: Golf FORE Everyone!
FORE! The Snohomish Storytellers chat with Snohomish Golf Course manager, Ben Richards. Ben shares the history of golf in Snohomish and how the game is perfect for "Snohomies". Learn a bit about the game in general and all the offerings at SGC to acquaint yourself with the game or continue to master your skills. This episode is full of fun, laughter, and a good amount of humility on the part of Maygen and Sheila. Ben's grace proves, no matter your relationship with the game, there is something for you at SGC!
Chapter 8: Together we Thrive
Sheila hosts her very first solo interview with a very special guest, Mayor Linda Redmon. Linda shares her story of organic "snowballing" into office, her vision, what she loves about being the Mayor of Snohomish, and what she hopes to accomplish during her first term. We learn a lot about how local government works, ways to make your voice heard, what civic service really means, and how a city like Snohomish is managed. "If you're not aware of it, we're doing a good job" - listen to find out what that means ;-)
Chapter 7: "Everything you need can be found on First Street"
The Snohomish Storytellers are thrilled to welcome their first "guest from the audience", Malcolm Bates. Mac was introduced to the podcast by his wife and reached out to us to share his stories directly - we love it! A retired Snohomish School district teacher, former city councilman, mountaineer, author, and current Carnegie Foundation member, Mac shares his first hand experience of growing up in Snohomish in the 50's and 60's. Hear stories about downtown Snohomish through the eyes of an inner child; 50 cent matinees, setting pins at bowling alleys, hiking up to midtown, and why you could find everything you needed on First Street. Mac will draw you in with his fond remembrance and eloquent story telling.
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Episode 6.2 features just the reading of "The Night Before Christmas" to play on demand for a special Christmas treat. Read by Santa himself, what a fun way to share a new holiday tradition together this year. Happy Holidays from the Snohomish Storytellers! We hope you are sharing your own special stories with loved ones this season.
A Christmas Story
The Snohomish Storytellers invite you to relish in the joy of the season with Santa Claus himself. Santa shares his favorite Snohomish memories and even reads "The Night Before Christmas" to a group of kiddos who found out that Santa was at Uppercase books for the podcast recording! Enjoy this family centered episode full of whimsy and fun. Episode 6.2 features just the reading of "The Night Before Christmas" to play on demand for a special Christmas treat. Read by Santa himself, what a fun way to share a new holiday tradition together this year. Happy Holidays from the Snohomish Storytellers! We hope you are sharing your own special stories with loved ones this season.
Chapter 5: A Community Cornucopia
The Snohomish Storytellers welcome a most "radishing" guest, Elizabeth Durand, executive director of the Snohomish Community Food Bank. "Lettuce" tell you a little bit about this amazing woman! Elizabeth shares how her background prepared her for her role at the food bank and the power of community. She has so "mushroom" in her heart for Snohomish and shares just how much collaboration goes into supporting the work at the food bank. Understanding who uses their services and how we as a community can come alongside the work they do. We are also "berry" excited to reveal the results of the Zombie Walk in pounds of food donated and the amount of money raised for the food bank. Elizabeth shares so much great information with us, she has stolen a "pizza" our hearts. Bonus content: find out how to support the food bank and other local charities this holiday season in downtown Snohomish! All this and "s'more" in today's podcast.
Chapter 4: It's the Great Pumpkin Farmer, Charlie Brown!
Chapter 3: A Walk to Remember
Chapter Two: A Tale of Two Sisters
The Snohomish Storytellers are pleased to introduce you to their very first guests, the Lamb & Company twins, Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis. Known for their national TV show, "Unsellable Houses", Lyndsay and Leslie tell the tale of their journey in real estate and the innovative idea that is the premise for their HGTV show. With the attention and growth they have experienced, these sisters always come back to their roots and their beloved community of Snohomish.
Chapter 1: Welcome to our podcast!
"Welcome to our podcast!" (spoken in true sorority sister voices). The beginning of Snohomish Storytellers! Your narrators, Sheila DeVerter and Maygen Hetherington, tell you all about the inspiration for this new podcast, how they came to Snohomish, and what to expect from the podcast as the story continues. Listen for some of your favorite Snohomish spots and find out what Sheila and Maygen love most about Snohomish.