Season Two

Creating Community

with Dorian & Jake

A podcast designed to bring area leaders, business owners and others together to better our community.

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Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E33
Chamber Update with Cary Perrin

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Cary Perrin, President/CEO of the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce. Cary shares lessons learned from our recent participation in the Pearland Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, upcoming events with the Chamber and how businesses can get the best bang out of their Chamber membership.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor 1820 Coffee House.

Thank you to the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode in the boardroom.

If you’d like to contact the Chamber, you can do so using the links below.

Website: AlvinManvelChamber.org
Facebook: @AlvinManvelChamber
Email: Chamber@AMACC.org

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E32
Christian Bionat, Greater Houston Partnership

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Christian Bionat with Greater Houston Partnership. Christian talks about his career in politics and his current role at Greater Houston Partnership.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor ZOMADD Boutique.

Thank you to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit PearlandChamber.org.

If you’d like to contact Christian Bionat, you can do so using the links below.

Personal Facebook: @Christian.Bionat
LinkedIn: @Christian-Bionat
Greater Houston Partnership: Houston.org

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E31
Chris Gonzales, Restauranteur & Entrepreneur

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Restauranteur and Entrepreneur, Chris Gonzales. Chris discusses his discission to close his restaurant, Nachos Nachos and how he deals with life’s changes.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor ZOMADD Boutique.

Thank you to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit PearlandChamber.org.

If you’d like to contact Chris Gonzales, you can do so using the links below.

Personal Facebook: @Gonzigity620
Nacho Nachos on Facebook: @NachoNachosHTX

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E30
Jim Johnson, President CEO

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with President CEO of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce where we discuss why the local Chamber of Commerce is important, how he got into the non-profit world, and why he enjoys what he does so much.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor ZOMADD Boutique.

Thank you to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit PearlandChamber.org.

If you’d like to contact Jim or the Pearland Chamber of Commeerce, you can do so using the links below.

Facebook: @PearlandChamber
Instagram: @pearland_chamber
Website: PearlandChamber.org
Phone: 281.485.3634

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E29
Scott Salter, Alvin Skate N Party / Volunteer Firefighter

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Scott Salter of Alvin Skate N Party and Volunteer Firefighter. We talk to Scott about his involvement with the Entertainment Center industry and the local Alvin community.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

Thank you to the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit alvinmanvelchamber.org.

If you’d like to contact Scott or the Alvin Skate Party, you can do so using the links below.

Facebook: @alvinskate
Instagram: @alvinskateparty
TikTok: @alvinskateparty
Phone: 281.756.0507

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E28
Brittney Hill & Jayne Vincent, 1820 Coffee House

This this episode we switched things up. Many of our listeners visit us at 1820 Coffee House right here in Alvin. This week we talk to our 1820 Coffee House Management team of Brittney Hill and Jayne Vincent.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Emergence Functional Nutrition and 1820 Coffee House.

Thank you to the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit alvinmanvelchamber.org.

If you’d like to follow or contact Brittney or Jayne, you can do so using the following links:

Instagram
Brittney: @BrittneyHill__
Jayne: @Jayne.Vincent

TikTok
Brittney: @brittknee
Jayne: @JayneClaire

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E27
Lindsey Vaughn, Team Vaughn / Re/Max American Dream

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Broker/Owner, Lindsey Vaugh with Team Vaughn of Re/Max American Dream. We talk to Lindsey about starting Team Vaughn and what it is that drives her to build and run a top U.S. 10% of Re/Max Brokerage.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Texas Sno Fruit.

Thank you to the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit alvinmanvelchamber.org.

If you’d like to contact Team Vaughn you can find them on their website at ListWithVaughn.com.
Email: Lindsey@ListWithVaughn.com
Facebook: @REMAXTeamVaughn
Instagram: @lindsey_vaughnremax
Phone: 281.610.8353

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E26
Don Williams, Don’s Pottery

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Don Williams the owner of Don’s Pottery Shop located in Rosharon Texas. We talked to Don about his time being a firefighter and how that turned into making pottery. 

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Texas Sno Fruit

Thank you to the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit alvinmanvelchamber.org.

If you’d like to contact Don you can find them on Website
Email: dwilliams@DonsPotteryShop.com
Facebook: @DonsPotteryShop

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E25
Dr. Lesley “Tugg” Kargbo, REPS

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with the owner of Research Enhanced Performance Services (REPS), Dr. Lesley “Tugg” Kargbo. Tugg discusses physical therapy and sports performance.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

Recorded at the Siena Branch of the Fort Bend Library System.

If you’d like to contact Dr. Kargbo at REPS you can find them on Facebook and Instagram. You can also email him at Info@repspt.com.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E24
Mike Watts, LoveHandle/Entrepreneur

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with the owner of LoveHandle Phone Grips, Mike Watts. Mike talks about what it takes to survive in the world of entrepreneurship.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition. A special thank you to Mike for allowing us to record at the LoveHandle studio room facility.

If you’d like to contact Mike Watts or LoveHandle you can find them on Facebook.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E23
Alvin City Councilman, Joel Castro

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with the youngest Alvin City Councilman ever. Joel shares why he entered the political ring and discusses what’s next for the young City Councilman.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank our sponsors of the show, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition. A special thank you to Height Baptist Church for allowing us to record at their facility.

You can contact Councilman Castro directly from his website at VoteJoelCastro.com or you can find him on Facebook at Facebook.com/JoelCastroTX.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E22
Winter Update with the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce

Cary Perrin of the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce sits down with Dorian and Jake to look at the next couple of months in the chamber world.

From the annual banquet to how the chamber helps local business grow and thrive, this is a fun conversation you won’t want to miss.

Learn more about the Chamber at alvinmanvelchamber.org.

Also learn more about our sponsor, Emergence Functional Nutrition at efn.fit.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E21
State Representative, Ed Thompson

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Texas State Representative, Ed Thompson, who share the his journey from local insurance broker to District 29 State Representative during the historic 2021 sessions in Austin.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

You can contact Representative Ed Thompson directly via email at district29.thompson@house.texas.gov, or via phone at (281) 734-9856.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 –Merry Christmas from 1820 Marketing
Creating Community Season 2
S02 – Best of Joe Perez

In this Best of episode, we discuss with Joe Perez, of Texas Chronicles about his love of giving and why he blesses other businesses with his work. You can learn more about him online at one of the following:

Texas Chronicles on Facebook
Texas Chronicles on Instagram
Texas Chronicles on Twitter
Texas Chronicles Website
Texas Chronicles on TikTok

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – Best of Monica Flores

In this episode of the podcast we go into the archives for one of our favorite episodes.

On this episode of Creating Community with Dorian and Jake Dorian and Jake interview Monica Flores, of Money Management by Monica and she discusses her focus on the “Sandwich Generation” and her life and financial coaching for multigenerational families.

Find learn more about Monica:
Facebook – monica.flores.12576
Money Management Facebook – mmbymonica
Money Management Website – MoneyManagementByMonica.com

Thank you to the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to record this episode from your offices. To learn more about the Chamber visit alvinmanvelchamber.org.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – Best of Ryan Knape

In this “Best of…” episode of Creating Community with Dorian and Jake, we look back at our conversation with Ryan Knape. Ryan Knape is the co-owner of Knape Beef along with his wife and his parents. He sits down to talk with Dorian and Jake about growing up in Alvin and getting into the family business of ranching by way of of working at a bank.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E16
Junior Gordon – Songwriter/Musician

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with local celebrity songwriter, musician, and lead singer of The Junior Gordon Band. Join us as he share his journey of faith and becoming a musician.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E15
Glenn Starkey – Author/Councilman/Veteran

This week Dorian & Jake sit down with Author, Councilman, Veteran of the Marine Corp, and Jake’s father, Glenn Starkey, who shares with us his journey through life and how he became an award-winning author.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

Creating Community Season 2
S02 – E14
David Barber – Retired Police Chief/Professor

This week Dorian & Jake have a discussion with retired Houston Police Department Captain and current Adjunct Professor at Sam Houston State University, Dave Barber. You’re sure to enjoy his stories.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsor Emergence Functional Nutrition.

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S02 – E13
Zoe & Samantha – ZOMADD Boutique

Zoe Urlickson and Samantha Maddox of ZOMADD Boutique sit down with Dorian & Jake and discuss how they got met, became friends and ultimately started a business together. You’re going to love their passion, especially when it comes to their meeting of Taylor Swift.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E12
AMACC 4th Quarter Update – Cary Perrin

In this episode Dorian & Jake sit down with Cary Perrin, President and CEO of the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and get an update with all that is happening with the Chamber in this the final quarter of 2021.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E11
Greg & Camielle Hernandez (Local Law Enforcement)

Greg & Camielle Hernandez sit down with Dorian & Jake and discuss why they entered law enforcement and how they handle the day-to-day struggles with life as married law enforcement officers.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E10
Nick Droege, Co-Owner of Texas Tail Distillery

Nick Droege, co-owner of Texas Tail Distillery, joins us on the podcast to discuss launching a distillery, working through a pandemic, and difficult decisions while trying to succeed.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and hosted by Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey.

Web: texastaildistillery.com
Facebook: fb.com/texastaildistillery
Instagram: instagram.com/texastaildistillery
Twitter: twitter.com/txtaildistill

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E09
Marina Soliz, RINAS

Marina Soliz joins Dorian and Jake on the podcast to discuss guerilla marketing, songwriting, and performing her new EP at an album release party.

Follow and learn more about her on Facebook and Instagram.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Once again, we’d like to thank the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E08
Officer Sam Davis, Alvin ISD

Alvin ISD Officer Sam Davis joins Dorian and Jake to discuss his path from England to Bermuda to NASA to Alvin. His path was never boring and made for a great conversation.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E07
Koby Rowton, Musician

Koby Rowton joins us on this episode, he was a week away from performing at the Alvin Music Festival and he discusses songwriting, his start, and recording his new album.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E06
Jim Bennett, Transglobalist

In this episode Dorian and Jake are joined by Jim Bennett.

Since October of 2012 Jim’s been a full-time adventure traveler. That’s when he abandoned the drab, cubicle-based life of corporate America, relocated to Nepal, and began a process of direct, personal engagement with the world which he hopes will last the rest of his life.

It was a great conversation and we enjoyed getting to sit down with him before his next adventure.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing and sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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S02 – E05
Melissa Washington, General Land Office

In this episode Dorian and Jake sit down and talk with Melissa Washington, with the General Land Office.

This episode is sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing.

For more information on marketing your business visit 1820Marketing.com

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S02 – E04
Jenna Alesna, United Way

In this episode Dorian and Jake sit down and talk with Jenna Haviland Alesna, the Executive Director of the United Way, and discusses the United Way and it’s many resources and how you can help.

This episode is sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing.

For more information on marketing your business visit 1820Marketing.com

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S02 – E03
Ben Homan, RN

Ben Homan, an RN at Shriners Hospital, sits down with Dorian and Jake to discuss his path to becoming a Registered Nurse, his time in the military, and how he relaxes by studying for his Masters Degree.

This episode is sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is produced by 1820 Marketing.

For more information on marketing your business visit 1820marketing.com.

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S02 – E02
VJ Nandlal, Grace Pizza & Shakes

VJ Nandlal, of Grace Pizza and Shakes, joins Dorian and Jake on this episode to talk about opening a restaurant, an accident that changed his life, and more.

Creating Community with Dorian and Jake is sponsored by the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and Texas Sno Fruit. This episode is produced by 1820 Marketing.

For more information on marketing your business visit 1820marketing.com.

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S02 – E01
Season 2 Kick off with Dorian, Jake, Jamie & Cary

We’re excited to kick off Season 2 of Creating Community with Dorian and Jake – in this episode the tables have turned though.

Dorian and Jake are joined by Jamie Scaffidi and Cary Perrin of the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and answer questions about how they started, the importance of marketing, creating a culture that sticks and more.

This episode is sponsored by Texas Sno Fruit and the Alvin Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and produced by 1820 Marketing. Learn more at 1820Marketing.com/podcast.

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