Jo joins Tony and Sam for episode 20 of Shiftfaced. Jo is a broadcaster, a comedian, and a fellow local podcaster who Tony and Sam reached out to on social media to be a guest on the show. She hosts the podcast Story Story Lie which is a live gameshow wherein local performers tell interesting and often hilarious personal stories. One storyteller, however, is a liar (!) and it is up to the audience to decide who that person is. Live shows are held bimonthly in and around Vancouver, BC. Jo is originally from Victoria but now lives in the bustling and diverse Commercial Drive neighbourhood (known as “The Drive”) with her roommate and 14-year-old son. Her most recent and upcoming project is called Families Across Canada – an audio project which will eventually be turned into a book based on her roadtrip across Canada this summer 2017 with her son. This lady is very talented and very busy! Check out Story Story Lie on your favourite podcast platform, follow @storystorylie on Instagram for live show info, and follow @familiesacrosscanada to watch this exciting project unfold! Very grateful to have had the chance to chat with Jo!
James joins Tony and Sam for the 16th episode of Shiftfaced. James and Tony worked at a brewery in Vancouver together for the better part of 2016 and have remained good friends. Sam, Tony, and James have had their share of adventures together – most of which occurring on Vancouver’s stunning beaches. James is from Southern Ontario but has loved living in beautiful BC since he moved here in 2015. He has worked in the service industry for a long time and loves the social aspect of his job. James’ main interests include the outdoors, hiking, running, food (and food challenges), his motorcycle, and spending time with his family and friends. Always enjoy having this guy around!
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Andrew joins Tony and Sam for the 14th and 15th epsiodes (a two-parter!) of Shiftfaced. Andrew, Sam, and Tony all met each other at a restaurant in Ottawa they worked as servers at (for admittedly too long) and have been good friends ever since. Andrew is newly married to his beautiful partner Chela and has a 9-year-old stepson, Phoenix. He has worked in the service industry for many years as server, a cook, and a general manager. He definitely knows what it is like to do restaurant shift work! These days Andrew works as Director of Technology and Community Relations at Integral Coaching Canada. In this role he is able to work remotely and regulate his own schedule, which he very much enjoys. Andrew loves his family and friends deeply, and is always a guy you can count on! Great conversations are always had with this lovely fella!
Shervin joins Sam and Tony for the 6th episode of Shiftfaced. Shervin is a long-time friend of Tony’s and has become a good friend of Sam’s as well. He spent his youth living in many different places – Iran, Abu Dhabi, Nebraska – but has called Vancouver home since 2002. Shervin studied engineering at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC and earned his degree in 2011. He currently works as a systems engineer in downtown Vancouver – a job which he doesn’t necessarily love, but pays the bills. Shervin has never worked in the service industry and has a hard time fully accepting the tipping system. (Something Tony and Sam argue with him about on a regular basis). He loves photography, soccer, travelling, beer, and living near English Bay in the summer. Good times are always had with this guy! Follow him on instagram! @shervincouver
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André joins Sam and Tony for the 3rd episode of Shiftfaced. He is a good friend of Tony and Sam and a tremendously talented chef. He began working in the kitchen at popular Vancouver-based chain Earl’s where he ran the grill, and at present works as the Head Chef at a bustling brewery taproom. André is also currently in the process of opening a new modern Italian style restaurant in which he will be co-heading the kitchen. This guy works hard to continually pursue his culinary passion! Aside from his love of food, André’s interests also include soccer, running, travelling, UFC, and of course spending time with his many friends. It’s always a pleasure to chat with this gentleman!
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