Ep. 01: "I Like Your Unicycle" with Ann Martin and Kai Martin of Rêve Events
By Josh Haroldson and Stasia Haroldson
Welcome to the very first episode of the Our First Drink Podcast! Today’s episode shares the story of Ann and Kai Martin whose nearly 10 year relationship has helped support multiple businesses, traveling around the country, and was all started with an unexpected, one-wheeled vehicle. Listen via iTunes | Stream on Stitcher | Rate us on iTunes About Ann and Kai Martin Ann and Kai are one of those couples that you watch for 5 minutes and just totally get what they’re about. They’re a super creative duo that work hard and support each other unwaveringly. They have a lot of humor in their relationship and we love how they can just laugh and be goofy together through everything. Stasia has known Ann since elementary school in Minnesota. In fact, they actually attended the same school every year, including college at Iowa State, where they both met Josh and Kai. Because of that, both Josh and Stasia had the pleasure of witnessing a lot of the start of their relationship, including some great stories. Ann Martin is an entrepreneur who runs an amazing boutique event production company called Reve in Madison, WI and she absolutely KILLS the events she plans – we’re talking everything from couture fashion shows to immaculate weddings to community bike-in movie nights. Kai Martin has had a great career that’s taken him all around the country. We consider Kai to be a true renaissance man – photographer, singer, and mountain biker. He does it all. In this episode you’ll hear about: How a unicycle played a pivotal role in their relationship. How they balance careers that kept them apart for long stretches. What a new baby means for their relationship. Why it was easy for them to both pursue their dreams at the same time. Who is the CEO and who is the COO in their relationship. OFD Couples Quiz Are you the first people to leave the party or the last person to leave? Are you introverts or extroverts? Who is the CEO and who is the COO of your relationship? If you’re on a hike do you stick to the trail or do you wander off and explore? What is your least favorite household chore? Where was their first drink? Stomping Grounds Cafe in Ames, IA Episode Notes: 00:00: Stasia cracks herself up. 00:49: Why we started Our First Drink. 01:00: We got married at an Apple Orchard. There was a massive bonfire. And a cow train. It was awesome. 03:10: Seriously, google image search kite. 04:15: Learn more about Rêve Boutique Event Production. 04:30: Kai has literally done RAGBRAI on a unicycle. 05:11: Interview Start. 26:15: The Our First Drink Couples Quiz 36:40: Interview End. Links: Reve Madison Ann Martin on Twitter, Instagram Badger Bus – Have Kai drive you around the country! Thanks for Listening! Thank you for listening to Episode 1 of the Our First Drink Podcast! If you enjoyed the episode we hope you can share it with others that might also enjoy hearing these kinds of stories using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. As we mentioned in the show, please consider leaving an honest review of the show on iTunes. Every review (good or bad) is an enormous help for us as we work to make this show better for people like you. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates when a new episode is released. Special thanks Ann and Kai Martin for being our first guests and thank you for joining us on the start of this journey! Best, Josh and Stasia p.s. If you liked the show will you help others find it by clicking on this link to give us a five star rating on iTunes?