Creating Community
with Dorian & Jake

Creating Community
with Dorian and Jake

What is Creating Community with Dorian and Jake?

Creating Community with Dorian & Jake is a podcast about our local community in northern Brazoria County. Dorian Strickland and Jake Starkey interview local business leaders, politicians and members of the community about their life, their work, and how they create community.

Our Guests

Ed Thompson, State Representative (D-29)

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.

Mike Watts, CEO of Love Handle

On this episode Dorian & Jake sat down with Mike Watts, the owner of LoveHandle Phone Grips. Mike talks about what it takes to survive in the world of entrepreneurship.

Melissa Washington, Texas General Land Office

Melissa Washington joined Dorian and Jake to discuss her work, self care, and the importance of being able to relate to people from all walks of life.

Cary Perrin, President of the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce

On this episode Dorian & Jake sat down with Cary Perrin, President/CEO of the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce. Cary to hear about 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.

Jim Bennett, Transglobalist

In this episode Dorian and Jake were 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.

What our listeners are saying

Great podcast & great guys

Dorian and Jake are truly community focused guys who care about their community. Their podcast is informative and fun to listen to.

Entertaining, fun and a way to support local!!!

Love these guys. They are an excellent listen to learn more about the wonderful people that make up your unique community. Solid interviews, engaging guests, every episode is a treat.

Entertaining while enlightening!

A couple great guys with some fantastic interviewees sharing tremendous insights, all centered around a community of collaborative servant leaders!

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