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Posts by Paul T. Shafer

Someday, Episode #3: Doug Patt, Architect

Welcome to Someday, our newest segment on the blog.  We’ve been having so much fun interviewing local entrepreneurs, we’re adding a whole new adventure to the mix.  We’ve recently started talking to interesting people from around the world to learn about all the different ways people make a living.  And we’re going to share these conversations right here at Shafer…Power!  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a paleontologist, the best thing about being an artist, the most challenging thing about being a fireman, and what chefs have for dinner.  Because someday, you may want to become… Read more

Austin From Scratch, Episode #17: Greg McEvilly, Founder of Kammok

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 8) and Malia (age 6) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Greg McEvilly, Founder of Kammok.  We choose Kammok after seeing all their great postings on Instagram and learning they were based right here in Austin, TX.  Check ‘em out at #theroolife.  We hope you enjoy! Read more

Someday, Episode #2: Claire Ridenour, Elementary School Teacher

Welcome to Someday, our newest segment on the blog.  We’ve been having so much fun interviewing local entrepreneurs, we’re adding a whole new adventure to the mix.  We’ve recently started talking to interesting people from around the world to learn about all the different ways people make a living and are going to share these conversations right here at Shafer…Power!  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a paleontologist, the best thing about being an artist, the most challenging thing about being a fireman, and how architects have fun.  Because someday, you may want to become… Read more

Someday, Episode #1: Dr. Carrie Contey, Human Development Specialist

Welcome to Someday, our newest segment on the blog.  We’ve been having so much fun interviewing local entrepreneurs, we’re adding a whole new adventure to the mix.  We’ve recently started talking to interesting people from around the world to learn about all the different ways people make a living and are going to share these conversations right here at Shafer…Power!  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a paleontologist, the best thing about being an artist, the most challenging thing about being a fireman, and how architects have fun.  Because someday, you may want to become… Read more

Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Brad Cason, Founder of KirkLee Bicycles

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 8) and Malia (age 6) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Brad Cason, Founder of KirkLee Bicycles.  Brad designs and builds all of his bikes from scratch at his facility in central Austin and ships them around the globe.  The kids selected KirkLee Bicycles because they love to ride their bikes, and we were very fortunate to be introduced to Brad by a good friend.  We hope you enjoy!

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