Behind the Scenes at the Localist: Meet the Team

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This week, we’re taking you behind the scenes and introducing our team members! Alana, outreach manager, is the newest addition with a passion for plants and a history in retail. Brad, sound engineer from the beginning, is a musician and general local music culture enthusiast. Michelle, show runner from the start, is a book lover and stickler for finding links. And Beka, production assistant, is another incredibly helpful newer addition with a tech background. They all share their favorite episodes and local shops, and why shopping local is important to them. Full show notes at 

Mentioned in this episode:

@AlanaHarmond on Instagram 

Morgan Johnson’s first episode on the Localist Podcast
Morgan Johnston’s second episode on the Localist Podcast

Club Duquette 


Caitlin Hastings of Botanica on the Localist Podcast 

Brad Davis on Instagram


Seasick Records 


Burrito Punx on the Localist Podcast 

Wess Gregg from Sanctum Comics & Tattoos on the Localist Podcast

Michelle Phillips on Instagram

Michelle’s first episode on the Localist Podcast
Michelle’s second episode on the Localist Podcast 

Michelle’s third episode on the Localist Podcast 

O’Henry’s Coffee 

Greenhouse Bham 

Church Street Coffee and Books 

Little Professor 

The Localist’s Christmas Episode 1

The Localist’s Christmas Episode 2

The Localist’s Christmas Episode 3

The Localist’s Christmas Episode 4 

Curtis Bridges on the Localist Podcast

Working with Family Members: When It Works, Why It’s Tricky, and How to Protect Your Business and Your Relationship (Featuring Susan Rollwagen of Pepperbox Solutions)

Come Back Strong: How to Rejoin the Work Force with a Solid Resume after Maternity, Sabbatical, Extended Leave or Side Hustles with Susan Rollwagen

How to Lead a Team During Quarantine: Susan Rollwagen on Managing Remotely in a Time of Uncertainty and Stress

Care for Your Staff (and They’ll Help You Profit) with Susan Rollwagen

Diversity at Work: What Can a Small Business Do? with Susan Rollwagen 

Mary Claire of Greenhouse on the Localist Podcast 

Michael Kierspe on the Localist Podcast 

Beka Harmon on Instagram

Thirsty Monk Brewery 

French Broad Chocolate Lounge 

@ThinkLocalist on Instagram 

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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