Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast is aimed at the aspiring leaders of Tri-Cities Washington. Our mission is two-fold:
1. To inspire breakthrough leadership in listeners and their sphere of influence in the Tri-Cities.
2. To showcase leaders who are right now making a difference in their organizations and beyond.
Please join us as we explore what makes the Tri-Cities great, and the people that make it that way.
Tri-Cities Influencer: Cynthia MacFarlan
Cynthia MacFarlan, a Chicago area native, moved to the Tri-Cities in 2000. As a Speech/Language
pathologist for more than forty years, Mrs. MacFarlan has worked with people of all ages, in multiple settings and across all levels of care to help them with communication disorders.
Mrs. MacFarlan’s love of animals and therapeutic skills led her to form Therapeutic Riding of Tri-Cities (TROT), the first nonprofit therapeutic riding facility in SE Washington State. With the help of her benefactor Dr. Lawrence Dubose and the support of her husband and daughter, Mrs. MacFarlan launched TROT, in 2014. Since then, hundreds of people have donated resources, talents and time to make TROT a reality. Mrs. MacFarlan’s biggest reward has been watching her dream unfold and grow into something that is helping to change lives and bring joy to those involved in the organization.
Mrs. MacFarlan holds Level 1 certifications with both Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA). She is also a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). In 2021 and 2022, TROT hosted IRD Certifications. Achieving high standards to foster excellence in the instruction for the Adaptive Riding Program is important and furthers the mission of serving God and our community for our families.
In her free time, Mrs. MacFarlan enjoys making memories with family, hiking, walking on the beach, and spending time with her therapy horses, Cocoa and Cowboy.
Tri-Cities Influencer: Torey Azure
Torey founded BrandCraft in 2012. An artist at heart with an entrepreneurial spirit. Torey’s background winds through Science & Engineering (a registered Civil Engineer) until he decided to chase his true passion – marketing. After short stints away, the Tri-Cities area lured him back to plant roots and put up shop. Free time consists of golf, coaching, beer tasting (12oz tasters), and photography.
Tri Cities Influencer: Elizabeth Burtner
Tri Cities Influencer: John Inman
Tri Cities Influencer: Lori Powell
Tri Cities Influencer: Salem Thompson
I enjoy this podcast. If you live in Tri-Cities it’s a great way to get to know who and what is happening. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons....1. Sound quality. Some episodes are a waste because you can’t hear what the guest is saying. It’s unfortunate. 2. The pace can be slow. Some episodes are really dynamic and interesting while others feel long and drag on.