Flagstaff is a remarkable place full or remarkable people. Some may even say that Flagstaff is the best place on Earth and some may say that such a statement is hyperbolic. Either way, there is no other place exactly like it, and that includes the people that contribute to it. Flagstaff is full of people with diverse backgrounds that possess a wide range of interests, skills, and stories. This variety of interests, skills, and stories contributes to the textured and unique feel of the area.
#BeyondFLG is a podcast aimed at highlighting the natural beauty of this region and the peoples that contribute to it. Some may describe this podcast as award winning based on the badges given to it through the podcast platform while others may say that the show is underproduced and overstated. #beyondFLG is hosted by two local psychologists and founders of Beyond the Pines, A Flagstaff Wellness Collective; Cody Bayles and Dan Phillips. Their values lie in promoting connection to self, others, and the natural world and their efforts occasionally hit somewhere near that mark, let’s say adjacent to it. Join them as they go #beyondFLG with members of the Flagstaff community and explore the overall connection to the area, their craft, and others.
Episode 023: Jesse Coddington (New Roots Fitness Co) and Tim Sena (Avail Tattoo Co)
Join Lilo and Stitch (aka Dan and Cody) as they go #beyondFLG with the dynamic duo, Jesse Coddington of NRFC and Tim Sena of Avail Tattoo. Jesse and Tim grew up in the small town of Fort Sumner, NM, a “village” with roughly 1000 residents. Jesse and Tim share the story of what brought them together, growing close friendships through similar interests, what it was like growing up in rural New Mexico and how they’ve maintained their friendship throughout the course of life. They discuss how their upbringing also informs the way they approach and run their businesses.
Jesse is the owner/operator of a local powerlifting gym called New Roots Fitness Co. He was selected as the back to back 2022 and 2023 Best Personal Trainer through the Best of FLG competition. The gym has hosted several powerlifting meets to raise funds for local non-profits. Currently, NRFC is raising money to eliminate financial barriers for veterans to have 24/7 access to the NewRoots gym.
Tim is the owner/operator of Avail Tattoo Co. which has won best tattoo shop in FLG every year since 2016. In addition to keeping Avail between the rails, Tim’s shop has created a culture of connection to the city of FLG through hosting art shows that showcase local artists while also raising funds for local non-profits.
Thanks for joining us as we go #beyondFLG with Jesse Coddington and Tim Sena.
Episode 22: Morgan Sjogren (Author)
Join Ken and Alan (aka Cody Bayles and Dan Phillips) as they go #beyondFLG with Morgan Sjogren. Morgan is a free-range writer, explorer, and defender of wild places. She is the author of Path of Light: A Walk Through Colliding Legacies of Glen Canyon, Outlandish, The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes, and The Best Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Hikes. Her writing has appeared in Arizona Highways, Archaeology Southwest, bioGraphic, and Sierra Magazine. She is the recipient of the 2022 Water Desk Grant for reporting on the Colorado River. A nomad by nature, Morgan lives on the Colorado Plateau and feels most at home in the wild.
You can find some of Morgan's works here:Path of Light: A Walk Through Colliding Legacies at Glen Canyon https://www.torreyhouse.org/path-of-lightVarious Stories: https://morgansjogren.com/stories/Other Books: https://morgansjogren.com/books/
Episode 21: Jack Stauss (Glen Canyon Institute)
Join Keeley Jones and Barbara (aka Cody Bayles and Dan Phillips) as they go #beyondFLG with Jack Stauss, Outreach Director for the Glen Canyon Institute. Jack's passion for the red rock and Glen Canyon comes from years of higher education and experiential learning. Recently, he finished his graduate work at the University of Utah in Environmental Humanities where he focused on public lands and environmental communication. Jack has previously interned with Save Our Canyons and the Salzburg Global Seminar. He has worked for GCI since 2016.
In this episode, Jack shares the history of Glen Canyon, how he became connected with the Institute, what recommendations the institute has for the current situation, and a variety of experiences he’s had while exploring and developing a relationship with the canyon.
Thanks for joining us as we go #beyondFLG with Jack Stauss
Episode 20: Hank Hassell (NAU Cline Library)
LFG as Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer with the 95 Windows launch moves (https://www.instagram.com/p/Cmc7ht6tV4b/) sit with the legendary Hank Hassell of Cline Library lore. Hank is a librarian and curator for Harvard of the West's Cline Library where he is charged with cataloguing special collections as they become available to the library. In this, he holds a deep love and fondness for the history of the region - particularly Glen Canyon. He curated a special exhibit titled, "Images of a Lost World: Glen Canyon on the Colorado." The exhibit itself features 56 photographs of Glen Canyon and its tributaries before the magnificent canyon complex was flooded by the waters impounded by Glen Canyon Dam. The exhibit will be available to tour through July 2023.
In this episode, alongside sharing about the exhibit, Hank discusses some important life experiences, how he found himself in Flagstaff, what led to taking a deep interest in the history of Glen Canyon, and his book, "Rainbow Bridge: An Illustrated History." As always, thanks for tuning-in, we're bigly grateful. And, as always for real... Lovies.
Check out this episode as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia (aka Cody Bayles and Dan Phillips) introduce the concept of a "hang-a-rang." Stay tuned to also learn about the plans for 2023 as the show gets a face lift, introduces seasons (super great time), and, most importantly, introduces that the three shows are now separate and distinct entities. Make sure to search for #beyondFLG, Quick N' Nerdy, and Crossing the Chasm as individual shows or go to the Beyond the Pines channel to get new episodes of all three.
Episode 019: Adrian Herder (Tó Nizhóní Ání)
Join Jake Peralta and Charles Boyle as they go #beyondFLG with Adrian Herder, who is the marketing and media manager for the non-profit organization Tó Nizhóní Ání which is the Navajo language for Sacred Water Speaks. Adrian is from the Black Mesa region of the Navajo Nation and currently resides in Flagstaff, AZ. He served as a volunteer with TNA for seven years before officially joining the team in 2020. Adrian has a background as an accomplished potter and artist, showing his work in several notable shows and art markets. In addition, he has designed many flyers, posters, and logos for businesses and organizations. Outside of TNA, Adrian has enjoyed running, taking photos of Diné life, and he admits to a consideration of mountain biking.
In this interview, we cover Adrian’s work with TNA and the important work that TNA is doing through education while simultaneously holding Peabody Coal accountable for the harm they’ve caused to Navajo land and people. We also discuss his connection to his home in Hardrock and Flagstaff and get into the topic of how he fell into the position of race director for the event Rezduro which was featured in the film “The Trails Before Us” and premiered at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival this past Spring.
Thank you so much for joining us as we go #beyondFLG with Adrian Herder.
Tó Nizhóní Ání: https://tonizhoniani.org
Trails Before Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWEzoFy8cDQ&t=138s
Check out this podcast if you are a Flagstaff, AZ resident or if you want to know more about how these two poddy pros represent the psychology realm. You can learn so much about humanity, connection, influential peoples and the vast expanse of beautiful Lake Mary.
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