#beyondFLG

Beyond the Pines with Cody Bayles & Dan Phillips

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. read less
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Episodios

Episode 019: Adrian Herder (Tó Nizhóní Ání)
29-11-2022
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 Rezduro: https://rezduro.com Trails Before Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWEzoFy8cDQ&t=138s
Episode 018: Dawn Kish (Photographer & Filmmaker)
06-07-2022
Episode 018: Dawn Kish (Photographer & Filmmaker)
Join Harry Potter and Ron Weasley as they go #beyondFLG with Dawn Kish, photographer, conservationist, and documentary filmmaker. The subject of Dawn's work includes documenting stories of indigenous folks in the Southwest, hanging off walls in Yosemite, and other various adventure activities. Some of her clients include Arizona Highways, Grand Canyon Trust, National Geographic, Patagonia, and Sports Illustrated. She also worked as a river guide for the USGS and describes the “river as being a part of her, it is in her heart and soul.” As a film director, Dawn directed the short film, “Can’t Beat This Place for Fun” which was shown at the Mountain Film Fest in 2021. This film was an ode to a local boat shop that keeps the tradition of wooden boat building alive while honoring the story of Martin Litton’s Grand Canyon Dory. Currently, Dawn is in the process of shooting a new film titled, “Tad’s Emerging World.” A super compelling idea in which Dawn is documenting the epic landscape of Glen Canyon using an old Crown Graphic 4x5 camera, which was used by Tad Nichols to document Glen Canyon in his book, “Glen Canyon: Images of Lost World.” In this episode, Dawn discusses the Tad project including its origins and what its been like creating thus far, what got her into photography, and her connection to Flagstaff. Thanks for joining us as we go #beyondFLG with Dawn Kish and don't forget to check out the links below. https://dawnkish.com https://www.gofundme.com/f/Tads-Emerging-World https://www.mountainfilm.org/festival/personalities/dawn-kish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGo_ETxD2HI
Episode 016: Rand Jenkins (Mountain Mojo Group)
05-04-2022
Episode 016: Rand Jenkins (Mountain Mojo Group)
For this episode, Itchy and Scratchy (aka Cody and Dan) are going #beyondFLG with Rand Jenkins, Partner, CEO, Visionary, and Director of Strategy at Mountain Mojo Group, a digital marketing group located in Flagstaff. Prior to digital marketing, Rand worked in the service industry and moved to the world of production in 2003 working as a production assistant on the MTV Video & Music Awards shows. Since then, he has managed and produced over 1400 concerts, festivals, fundraisers, galas and special events. He co-founded, owned and operated Flagstaff’s Green Room, a music venue and bar in Flagstaff, AZ for 7 years and acted as GM of The Pepsi Amphitheater in Flagstaff for another 3 years. He also founded and produced 3 community/music festivals in Flagstaff including The Flagstaff Hullabaloo, Flagstaff Cornucopia and Kaleidoscope Kamp Out. In late 2015, he started Mountain Mojo Group, a marketing firm with partner Austin Leggett. In his spare time he has sat on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, The Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, The Flagstaff Music Festival/Firefly Gatherings, mentored for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and participates in volunteer opportunities city wide. All of this is secondary of course to traveling and reconnecting with his Friends and Family. You won't want to miss Rand discussing his experience in the service industry, including stories of Les Claypool, Insane Clown Posse, and REO Speedwagon, and a lot of sage guru business advice. In the word of Jason Costello, “I find Rand to be a bit of an empath with a lot of guru management vibe. 1-Part Mr. Rogers, 1-Part Yoda.”
Episode 014: Jason Costello (Canyon Coolers)
08-02-2022
Episode 014: Jason Costello (Canyon Coolers)
Join Pete Twinkle and Greg Stink (aka Cody and Dan) as they go #beyondFLG with Jason Costello, the founder and CEO of Canyon Coolers (@canyoncoolers). Jason, like many other well-intentioned folks, found himself in Flagstaff, AZ in the early 1990’s when starting college at the Harvard of the West (NAU). Following his degree, he worked in a variety of settings and somehow, someway, found himself in the domain of slinging coolers. In 2010, he founded Canyon Coolers and a few years later, he went all in with the business. Since then, Canyon Coolers has won a variety of awards and remains as one of the top products when compared to its competitors for ice retention. Canyon Coolers offers a lifetime, hassle-free warranty and identify their value of relationships as the reason for this warranty. Stay tuned to learn whether it is or is not also a conflict avoidance strategy. Lastly, Jason shares a deep connection to the community of Flagstaff as his company has partnered with local artists Ashley Matelski (@ashleymatelskiart) and Duane Koyawena (@dwayne_koyawena_arts). Canyon anticipates partnering with Arizona Game & Fish and seeks to continue building relationships with the FLG and surrounding communities. Jason also describes a history of varied FLG community partners or relationships including the Flagstaff Snow Park (@flagsnowpark), Artisan Metal Works (@artisan_metal_works), The Flagstaff Hullabaloo (@flagstaff_hullabaloo), and MotherRoad Brewing Company (@motherroadbeer). It is evident that Canyon is a piece of the fabric of FLG and Jason's approach to life has contributed to its role in the area. Stay tuned to learn the details about how Jason founded Canyon Coolers, the company’s evolution over time, and various stories showing ways that all good things start with a bad idea.
Episode 013: Gretta & Kyle Miller (Tow'rs)
07-12-2021
Episode 013: Gretta & Kyle Miller (Tow'rs)
What an episode we have for you all in this one. Join Marv and Harry (aka the wet bandits, aka the sticky bandits, aka Cody Nice Nice and Dan) go #BeyondFLG with Gretta and Kyle Miller, the extremely talented married duo that founded the band, Tow’rs. Gretta, a transplant from Las Vegas, NV, met Kyle, a Flagstaffian/flagpolian/flagstafferino, at the place where knowledge and romance are not found by accident - the Northern Arizona University of the Southwest. NAU. #GoLumberJays. While dating, Gretta and Kyle began playing music together. This eventually led to creating music and forming the band, Tow’rs. (Which, we do not cover in this interview why they spell it the way they do. I believe we were operating under a strict threat to not ask that question. Plus, that information can be found in a host of other interviews they’ve obliged to in the past). Tow’rs initially consisted of Gretta & Kyle, Emma Crislip, Kyle Keller, and Kory Miller. Their first album, which was self-titled dropped in 2014. Since that time, the band has released four other full-titled albums and various singles including “Love Who You Love” which was featured on an album titled,” Serenade” which came out earlier in 2021 and was put together by various artists to celebrate and empower LGBTQ people of faith. In this interview, Gretta and Kyle play live versions of Swaying Evergreens and Curious Woman, two of their songs from the album “The Holly and the Ivy,” which they won a Viola award for in 2021. Speaking of Viola Awards, Tow’rs have won like, a million of thems. Tow’rs have toured with a variety of bands including most recently, The Lone Bellow and have a tour slated for early 2022 where they will open for Joshua Radin (Ray-den). In the interview, they cover When not writing, recording, or performing for Tow’rs, Gretta can be found at the Commons Church in Flagstaff, where she was recently announced as a Co-Pastor. Kyle can also be found leading the music and directoring them techs at the same spot. Collectively, they can be found raising their two children, touring the nation in an RV sometimes, or simply enjoying the simple things in life….like dishes… at least Kyle is enjoying them dishes. Thanks for tuning-in as we go #beyondFLG with Gretta and Kyle Miller and check out their website with a discography and tour dates. Lastly, don't sleep on the holiday album they played tracks from in this episode, The Holly and The Ivy, it definitely enhances the holiday vibes. https://www.towrsmusic.com
Episode 012: Emma Wharton, MSW (Grand Canyon Youth)
23-11-2021
Episode 012: Emma Wharton, MSW (Grand Canyon Youth)
Have you ever been curious about what it would be like to take a job in a town you've never lived in to guide trips on a river you've never floated while completing a Master's degree and stepping up to a position as the director of a burgeoning organization? Today, we’re going #BeyondFLG with Emma Wharton, the Executive Director for Grand Canyon Youth (GCY), and she knows exactly what that is like. GCY is a non-profit organization that offers educational outdoor expeditions that connect young people to the transformative power of the rivers and canyons of the southwest. Emma, found herself in Flagpole after earning a Master’s Degree from the University of Washington (#GoHuskies) in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Development. Emma also earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, where she studied negotiation service-learning and environmental education. Emma became the Executive Director of Grand Canyon Youth in 2003 and has played a pivotal role in the development of the non-profit in terms of its value-based growth. She contributed to the organization’s success in working through the effects of the CVD 19 pandemic's effects on the very type of service they engage with. Three words she would use to describe GCY are community, place, and discovery. If Emma could offer any advice to youth, she would say, “Remember to connect with the natural world, your community, and yourself as often as you can.” Emma says her favorite river to float is the one that she is on and this could not be a better representation for how she lives her life generally #comewhatmay. Join Han Solo and Chewie (aka Cody B Nice and Dunny B Mean) as they go #beyondFLG with Emma Wharton. Also check out the links below. Grand Canyon Youth: https://gcyouth.org Emma’s Blog Post: https://gcyouth.org/2021/01/14/down-the-great-unknown/ Healing Lands: https://healinglandsproject.com Annette McGivney & Pure Land: https://www.annettemcgivney.com
Episode 011: Shannon Thompson, MS (Hypo2 Mental Performance Coach)
26-10-2021
Episode 011: Shannon Thompson, MS (Hypo2 Mental Performance Coach)
Have you seen the world class athletes hanging around Flagstaff and wondered who helps them to be dialed psychologically? Join Kid N' Play (aka Cody and Dan) as they go #beyondFLG with Shannon Thompson, MAPP, NCCP. Shannon is a sport psychology and mental performance consultant with Hypo2 which is a sport management organization centered around a world-renowned altitude training in Flagstaff, AZ. Shannon, a Canadien transplant, had a career in three-day eventing, which is an equestrian sport that involves dressage, cross country, and show jumping. Following her athletic career in three day eventing, Shannon earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Thompson Rivers University located in Kamloops BC, Canadia. #GoWolfPack. She then found herself taking a great interest in positive psychology and ended up at UPenn. #GoQuakers. While at UPenn, she studied under Angela Duckworth, the famous author of Grit and earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, which is the science of human flourishing and high achievement. Thankfully, Shannon chose to bring her talents to FLG where she trains elite athletes in mental performance. In addition to her consulting work, she conducts psychological research on the critical challenge and teaches university classes at NAU on sport science and emotional wellness. Thank you for joining us as we go #beyondFLG with Shannon Thompson. Resources: How Emotions are Made: https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/how-emotions-are-made/ Flow: https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_flow_the_secret_to_happiness Flourish: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Flourish/Martin-E-P-Seligman/9781439190760 Grit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8 https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-book/
Episode 010: Brian Petersen, Ph.D.
21-09-2021
Episode 010: Brian Petersen, Ph.D.
Are solar panels and electric cars the way out of the current climate crisis? Is there any correlation between increasing rates of mental disorder, including anxiety and depression, and our perpetual pursuit of growth defined by increasing the GDP? Join Al Capone and Eliot Ness (aka Cody and Dan) as they go #beyondFLG with Brian Petersen to learn the answers to these questions. Brian Petersen is an Associate Professor in Geography, Planning, and Recreation in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at NAU (Harvard of the West). Brian earned his BS In Environmental Science from the University of Idaho, followed by Masters Degrees in Forest Resources and Public Administration from the University of Washington. He ultimately earned his PhD in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs)! Brian's research focuses broadly on the social dimensions of climate change. He recently co-authored a book with Diana Stuart and Ryan Gunderson called "Climate Change Solutions: Overcoming the Capital-Climate Contradiction." His work also focuses on wilderness, public lands, biodiversity conservation, sustainability, and city planning. Brian has produced dozens of journal publications related to these topics. He recently served as the Chair of the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Commission for three years and speaks to his experience on this episode. Tune in to learn more about the alternative climate solutions that Brian addresses.
Episode 009: Neil Weintraub
24-08-2021
Episode 009: Neil Weintraub
For this episode, Led Tasso and Coach Beard (aka Cody and Dan) go #beyondFLG with a Flagstaff legend, Neil Weintraub. Neil landed in Flagstaff in the mid 80’s after attending college in Iowa. He worked at the Museum of Northern Arizona prior to landing a job with the national forest, where he worked and recently retired from after a 30-year career. Much of his work was dedicated to preserving indigenous sites and restoring land sites in Northern Arizona. Beyond his work as an archaeologist, Neil is a founder of Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association, often referred to as NATRA. As such, he organizes weekly group runs on Saturday mornings. He also acts as a race director for various trail races that bring together hundreds of runners for not only a great time on the trails, or partying afterwards, but also to raise funds for Flagstaff Big Brothers Big Sisters. In this episode we learn more about Neil's aptitude with organizing runs (hint: it has something to do with partying and connecting), about his experience in restoring and bringing awareness to important indigenous and environmental sites in Northern Arizona, and we scratch the surface of the dark history of Shaky Drakes and Flagstaff in the mid 80's. Neil is truly one of a kind in his outgoing nature and willingness to give and contribute to something he views as greater than his own self. This is evident in being awarded the 2016 Arizona Daily Sun’s Citizen of the year and simply his work. We hope you enjoy this interview as we go #beyondFLG with Neil Weintraub
Episode 008: Colleen Cooley, MA
27-07-2021
Episode 008: Colleen Cooley, MA
For this episode, Mos Def and Talib Kweli (aka Cody and Dan) are going #beyondFLG with Colleen Cooley (@ccoolio2). Typically our introductions have included statements about the current working roles and responsibilities of the individual with a focus on achievement. However, Colleen demonstrated a different model of introductions that we’d like to honor. Pay close attention to how she introduces herself with a focus on her personal history and heritage. For now, let us say that Colleen grew up splitting time between Shonto, Blue Gap, and Flagstaff, AZ. She grew a meaningful connection with the lands, plants, animals, and water around her that led to becoming a river guide and consulting activist. Currently, Colleen maintains her connection to the environment around her by advocating for the rights of the people and the natural world in this area. She has a powerful and important voice. Be sure to catch the “Beyond the Pandemic” series orchestrated by Colleen in which the topic of incorporating indigenous voices into decisions about the land, including the Grand Canyon, are addressed. Two episodes in those series have been released with two more on the way. Check out links to that series and other links to Colleen’s work below and follow Colleen Cooley on the IG, @ccoolio2. With that said, let’s go #beyondFLG with Colleen Cooley. Water Flows Together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrIa7y1P_f4 Inhabitants https://www.inhabitantsfilm.com/ Beyond the Pandemic: Indigenous Sovereignty https://youtu.be/RonA0k6aZh8 Beyond the Pandemic: Diversity in the Outdoors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npLT0Gr4GUI&feature=youtu.be KNAU: Not Your Playground https://www.knau.org/post/not-your-playground-indigenous-voices-grand-canyon-s-centennial TED: Our Relationship with Water https://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/899822853/our-relationship-with-water