Show 128: President of Summit Natural Gas of Maine Mike Tanchuk

Mike Tanchuk hasn’t always been in the natural gas business. In fact, for most of his career he has focused on the operations and engineering side of another commodity: aluminum. When Tanchuk realized the opportunity to step in and help Summit Natural Gas get back on track, he took it. Now, his goal is to expand services throughout southern Maine and to get people excited about natural gas. Continue reading

Show 127: ESPN NASCAR Analyst Ricky Craven & “Best Of” Bill Nemitz

Although he’s been a Charlotte, NC resident for 25 years, Former NASCAR Driver and current ESPN NASCAR Analyst Ricky Craven is a Mainer through and through. Craven was born and raised in Newburgh, ME where he fell in love with the smell, sound and action of motorsports. Continue reading

Show 126: General Manager of the Portland Sea Dogs Geoff Iacuessa

Geoff Iacuessa has been a baseball fan his whole life. When he realized in high school that he wasn’t going to make it to the “big leagues”, Iacuessa decided to study Sport Management at UMass Amherst. After earning an internship with the Portland Sea Dogs, he was offered a full time position with the team and has been working his way up the ranks since. Iacuessa is now the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Portland Sea Dogs. Continue reading

Show 125: Whales and Nails Creator Dan DenDanto

Dan DenDanto grew up in a landlocked town in New York state, but discovered a passion for conservation at a young age. He decided on the College of the Atlantic for his undergrad where he studied Human Ecology (the school’s only degree program) with a focus on whale research. Since then, DenDanto’s life has been focused on large whales in many different facets. Continue reading

Show 124: Current Survivor Contestant Dan Foley

Although this is his first appearance on CBS’s “Survivor”, Dan Foley has been actively part of the process for about 15 years. After seeing the first season of the show in 2000, Foley was hooked. He started applying and auditioning and didn’t stop until he was casted. After 100+ applications, 15 casting calls, and thousands of miles traveled, Dan Foley is now a cast member of “Survivor: Worlds Apart.” Continue reading

Show 123: Founder of Aqua Farms, LLC Tollef Olson

Born and raised in the Lewiston/Auburn area, Tollef Olson says he “has salt water in his blood.” His extensive knowledge of the ocean comes from zero formal training and 100% experience in and on the water. He is the founder of Aqua Farms, LLC and Ocean Approved and is dedicated to kelp farming. Continue reading

Show 123: Publisher for the Portland Phoenix Mark Guerringue

Portland Phoenix Publisher Mark Guerringue is a Berlin, NH native with a passion for local, free papers. He has extensive experience in the newspaper industry beginning as a teenager working at a paper mill. Continue reading

Show 122: Economist for the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) Joel Johnson

Economist for the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) Joel Johnson came to the TideSmart Talk with Stevoe studio to discuss Maine’s business climate, as well as Governor LePage’s recent biennial budget proposal. Stevoe pitched his economic theory for Maine to Johnson, as well as talked about how education, healthcare and physical infrastructure is critical for Maine’s future. Continue reading

Show 122: President & CEO of The Aroostook Medical Center Sylvia Getman

President and CEO Sylvia Getman stopped by the TideSmart Talk with Stevoe studio to talk with host Steve Woods about preventative healthcare in rural Maine. The two also discussed the intersects of public policy and healthcare, as well as The Affordable Care Act. Getman also told Stevoe how TAMC is focused on providing total-life healthcare, meaning to help people have a good life and a good death. Continue reading

Show 121: Internationally best-selling author of “Rizzoli & Isles” Tess Gerritsen

TideSmart Talk with Stevoe host Steve Woods was joined in the studio by internationally best-selling author of “Rizzoli & Isles” Tess Gerritsen. Stevoe and Gerritsen discussed how as a child she always had a passion for writing, but her family encouraged her to pursue a career in medicine. The two also talked about her writing process, as well as that Maine has more writers per capita than any other state. Continue reading