LLL024 Steve Trombulak: Hug the Earth Hard Enough

Steve lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Steve lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Steve and Lanna have a lively discussion about his work as a conservation biologist, Tolkein, and kids these days. Ever wondered what a landscape biologist does? Find out what makes the drums speak as Steve spins a story of ecology and explains how his students show engagement in the natural world through storytelling. And he answers 10 questions.

I speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. Steve Trombulak

Steve Trombulak

Steve Trombulak holds the Professorship of Environmental and Biosphere Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont, where he has been on the faculty since 1985. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of natural history and conservation biology, particularly in the Northern Appalachian Mountains. He is the author or editor of several articles and books, including The Story of Vermont: a natural and cultural history and, most recently, Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. He is a founding member on the board of the Natural History Network and is the editor of the Journal of Natural History Education and Experience. He’s also a founding director of the Ghana Antelope Project and is on the staff of SpiritFire Festival.

The 411: Steve Trombulak

LLL023 Alexandra Munier: Rolls Royce of Blenders @Broke207

Alexandra Munier

Alexandra MunierJoin Alexandra and Lanna as they discuss pasties, dog people and being thrifty. They dish about the IKEA Bus (“It’s the Six Flags of Shopping!”) and using Local Muscle. Allie explains her recent conversion from vegetarianism to veganism. And she answers 10 questions.

… finding candy without any animals in it is one of my hobbies.
                                                                                Alexandra Munier

Alexandra Munier

Alexandra Munier is kind of all over the place. She is a marketing operations coordinator by day, and spends her evenings dancing burlesque (as Candy Sprinkles) and writing for her sorta popular blog Broke207 (or it would be if she would ever update it). Sometimes she reads stories at local bars or hosts city wide clothing swaps, and one time she convinced some folks that she was a social media expert. Oh, and there was that other time she took a bunch of people to IKEA on a charter bus for funzos.

She also writes about being thrifty for Goodwill of Northern New England and whatever other blog or publication is willing to retain her services by asking nicely.

The 411: Alexandra Munier

LLL022 @TheRichBrooks Agent of Change: No Capes!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

This episode has caché! Join Rich and LannaLee as they get down to business in a lively discussion of life in Maine, entrepreneurship, and zombies. Rich explains how he balances his work and home life – or not. Rich tells us all the dirt about his upcoming conference, Agents of Change. And he answers 10 questions.

Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media (http://www.flyte.biz), a web design and marketing firm in Portland, Maine. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, Internet marketing and social media.

He presents and blogs (http://www.flyteblog.com) on web marketing topics such as social media, search engine optimization, email marketing, blogs and building websites that sell.

He is currently an Expert Blogger at FastCompany.com and a regular contributor at SocialMediaExaminer.com.

He is a founder of The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference (http://www.agentsofchangecon.com/), an annual conference on search, social & mobile marketing.

He is the “tech guru” on WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show, 207, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education.

The 411: The Rich Brooks

LLL021 Jim Lauletta Loads His Wit Laser

Jim Lauletta

Jim LaulettaJim and Lanna talk about comedy, fans, fame and the gift of being a grown up. Jim dishes on cruise ship comedy, recovery and how he really feels about JarJar Binks. And he answers 10 questions.

Jim Lauletta

Jim Lauletta of Boston’s favorite headlining acts as seen on Comedy Central, Comcast and HBO.

Recorded at the Portland Maine Comedy Connection.

The 411: Jim Lauletta

LLL020 Rob Gould: Change Like You Mean It @bobbbyg

Rob Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Rob Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Rob Lounged with LannaLee and got a couch!

Join Rob and Lanna in the House of Urban Angst for an intimate discussion of life change, high-quality friendships, and the importance of names. Rob talks about his writing and his love of art. And he answers 10 questions.

I don’t need to think so much about myself, it’s none of my business. – Rob Gould

Rob Gould

Rob works as a consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He’s also open to full- or part-time opportunities and the possibility of relocation. He has over 20 years of marketing experience. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency. In 2011, VIA was named Advertising Age’s Small Agency of the Year. Rob played an integral role in VIA’s efforts to earn this distinction. He also did other things. He can discuss most of them without using profanity. Rob loves VIA. A lot. Prior to VIA, Rob worked with agencies in London & Boston including Munro & Forster, Cone, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, and Lehman Millet. He began his career in the office of communications at Deaconess Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Rob’s client experience includes Samsung, Dunkin’ Donuts, Welch’s, Lands’ End, Hugo Boss, Swiss Army Brands, HP Hood, North American Breweries, Tiffany & Co., Barbor, Discover Card, Lojack, IBM, Warner Lambert UK (Listerine, Benedryl, Sudafed & Calpol), Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Amgen, Silverstein Properties, and The New York Academy of Sciences. Pro bono experience includes TedxDirigo (Director of PR/Communications), The Steppingstone Foundation, The Salvation Army (campaign), and the Portland Museum of Art. Rob is a Boston native and a graduate of the University of Vermont. His real-life interests include art, travel, books & movies (because “literature & film” sounds pretentious), medical anthropology (because that doesn’t sound pretentious at all), the beach, and various form of exercise, albeit grudgingly at times.

The 411: Rob Gould