The Good Life Central Oregon Podcast interviews Central Oregonians with a particularly interesting story in the fields of music, art, food & beer, the outdoors, business, sports, etc. We dig deep and then ask them why they live in Central Oregon and their advice on living the Good Life.
GLCO 29 ~ Musings on music, the four hour work week, world travel and rocking to very small fans with Victor Johnson
In 2003 Victor started focusing on kids music that didn’t drive parents crazy. He soon became a leading kids artist in the U.S. with a growing international reputation for making great kids music.
His music has appeared on national television, NPR, Nick Jr and Parenting magazines as well as commercials in the U.S. and Europe. He’s received several awards including 3 Parents’ Choice Silver Awards. Victor appears on several music compilations including 4 Putumayo Kids’ releases alongside artists Leon Redbone, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Bibb, Seamus Eagan, Keola Beamer, Riders in the Sky and Jake Shimabukuro.
Victor was featured as an example of "lifestyle design" in the WSJ best-selling book The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris and a proofreader for Derek Sivers bestselling business book Anything You Want. Victor enjoys helping people plot a course to being able to live more freely, creatively and authentically.
GLCO 28 ~ The World On The Water with Kiley & Lynette from WOW Boards
Kiley worked construction heading into the recession of 2008. Naturally work didn't last long. Lynette created a property management company and luckily was good at it. She asked her husband if he could do anything, what would he do. He replied, 'Shape boards'.
So they started World On Water boards that builds custom surf and SUP boards where art and style are as much a part of their soul as the experience of the ride.
In this podcast we talk about business, relationships, R & D, a twist on continuing education, man caves and of course, living the Good Life in Central Oregon.
GLCO 27 ~ From doodling in the margins of a small community to growing up and going big with artist Adam Haynes
For me his art conjures up images of MC Escher, Japanese Block Art, Go Pro, and a quirky, yet fun sense of humor like Where’s Waldo. It also gives a sense of serious whimsy due to its sophisticated delivery of boyhood dreams.
Adam Haynes is an artist raised in the quiet community of Camp Sherman. He has gone on to do work for Nike, Adidas, Patagonia, ESPN, Specialized, Deschutes Brewery, and many more. Between the diapers, paint and snowboarding, he has learned a thing or two about living the Good Life.
GLCO 26 ~ Finding balance through family, racing and spinal adjustments with Doctor of PT, Greg Zadow
In this episode we talk to Doctor of Physical Therapy, Greg Zadow, who is a native Australian, former Cat 2 cyclist, outdoorsman, and family man. He shares his insights on finding the Good Life through movement, competition, and finding balance both in physical fitness, but also in life.
And rumor has it, he got his start by wrestling crocs with his bare hands… in a purple speedo. But, it’s just a rumor!
GLCO 25 ~ From Wildlife Biologist To One Mother Of A Brewer With Veronica Vega (From Deschutes Brewery)
GLCO 24 ~ How a world-class paddler started making guitars for world-class musicians with Jayson Bowerman
Jayson is a world-class paddler with first descents in Oregon, California and Colorado and has represented the US at World Championship competitions in Freestyle Kayaking, Open Canoe, and Surf Kayak. He also became a Luthier with Breedlove guitars and now owns Bowerman Guitars, a company of one where he builds guitars, mandolins and lap steels for some of the worlds most notable musicians. He also gives his time and talents helping teach guitar building to the Americana Project in Sisters High School as well as being a Board member of the Bend Paddle Trail Alliance.