When Your Spouse Is Your Coworker: Russell Marbut and Carrie Rollwagen on Remote Work and Professional Partnerships

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Carrie’s guest this week is Russell Marbut, who is both Carrie’s coworker and her husband. Carrie and Russell already work together, and are also working together remotely during quarantine. Russell and Carrie start off with a typical WFH day, and discuss the differences between working together before quarantine and during quarantine. They then move on to the challenges of communication while working remotely, the emotional roller coaster some of us might be on, and how exercise is a big part of maintaining some semblance of normalcy. Carrie tells us how she sets boundaries to differentiate work days from weekend days, and how supporting local businesses can make that a little easier! Carrie and Russell then go into a lightning round of questions about what work is like when they’re not working remotely, and share how they manage being a couple in a professional setting. Carrie and Russell wrap up with their approaches to side gigs and hobbies, and how they recognize and appreciate the sacrifices each of them makes. 

Mentioned in this episode: 


Making Sense podcast – Sam Harris and Matt Mullenweg

Over Easy

Trattoria Zaza 


Russell 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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