Unexpected Experts

Jameson DeBruyn

In this podcast, we sit down with people from all walks of life with the stories of how they became experts in their field, how they have grown in their expertise, and how their experiences shape the way they see the world. Everyone is an expert at something. What are you an expert at?Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.

Unexpected Experts: Episode 0
Trailer 4 min 57 sec

All Episodes

Brandon is a BC boy who moved to Calgary to study music and is currently a co-owner of a thriving local coffee shop in the city. This conversation is all about life experiences through building a business, developing international relationships, having an impact on your local community, and how all of it can make us more aware of each other to create a better world. Music used by The Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Dec 4

1 hr 31 min

Mattew is a teacher, who is passionate about the kids he has the privilege of working to instruct, a musician, who is inspired by all styles and influences, and a wise and loving husband and father to his family. This wide-ranging conversation covers, teaching, music, faith, and the lessons that can be taught to those who teach. Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Nov 13

1 hr 31 min

Desiree is a proud Canadian, Calgarian, musician, and self-proclaimed "Boss Babe". This conversation covers her experiences in professional environments, traveling the world, and her current role as Executive Director of the New West Music Academy. She shares how being a musician, professional, black woman, and lover of people gives her a wide-ranging perspective on people and the world.Music by The Classic Crime. Used with Permission. patreon.com/unexpectedexpertsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Oct 23

1 hr 25 min

Armand Antoni and Nicole McCafferty decided during the lockdown of Covid to make music together and formed the group Broadtree. We had a wonderful conversation about making music in quarantine, the importance of being vocal advocates for marginalized people and the role that music can play in bringing about personal healing and growth.Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.https://www.patreon.com/unexpectedexpertsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Oct 2

1 hr 25 min

Keddy is a yoga practitioner and certified instructor and we discuss his journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth as he discovered his passion for meditation and yoga, both in practice and instruction, and how it has shaped his life inside of quarantine and his own mental health. Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.https://www.patreon.com/unexpectedexpertsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Sep 11

1 hr 26 min

In this 10th episode, I sit down with Andrea Ellis, one of the people who has helped a lot with the production of this show. She is a teacher, mom, singer and has worked in a whole host of jobs and we talk about how all of it has shaped her view of people, how qualification vs experience determine what it means to be an expert, as well as some other fun topics.Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Aug 21

1 hr 33 min

Amanda is a local award-winning newborn and family photographer, entrepreneur, wife, and mother to three wonderful and spunky girls. We talk about the challenges she faced starting out, how she has grown her business, and how being a mom to her kids informs the way she interacts with clients and their families.Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Jul 31

1 hr 13 min

Sara is a Clagary-born Saskatchewan-raised and Calgary-settled teacher, musicain, creator and we had the most fun time talking about all of it. This converation is all about the challenges of being a teacher during the length of the pandemic, the ways that creativity has informed the way she views the world and how creativity has been a safe haven from mental health struggles through art and music.Her new album, "Letters to Ben" is out and available to listen to wherever you listen to your music!Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Jul 10

1 hr 27 min

Josh is a Canadian-born, American-raised, and Calgarian-by-choice who has turned a love of video games into a career. We talk all about what his favorite games were growing up, what the transition from part-time worker to part-owner at a game development company looked like, the ways that gamification is changing our world and, the benefits we can all experience from playing and experiencing games in many facets. Music by the Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Jun 19

1 hr 28 min

Gabriel is a born and raised Calgary boy, a big brother to two wonderful sisters, and a music producer that goes by the name GEESTiLLOGabe and I talk all about his upbringing in the Northeast part of town, the importance of family, the stigmas and issues that have been part of his journey, music influence and production, and how his role as an addictions counselor was shaped by growing up in a rough part of the city.Music by GEESTiLLO. Used with permission.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

May 29

47 min 26 sec

Jeremy is the Lead Pastor at Commons Church in Calgary, and father to two wonderful adopted kids with his wife, Rachel. We had a great conversation about the journey and formation of his family, some of the ways that Commons has addressed and included the LGBTQ community and some of the situations that have been unearthed in organizations surrounding the church as well. Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

May 8

59 min 18 sec

This episode is all about the lives of Mitch and Laura Jay. They are both from small towns, they met in college, got hitched and are the parents of two wonderful, spunky boys. We talk about what being from smaller towns has meant for them, what parenting has looked like in this pandemic, their unique living situation and house known as The Compound and how having a son with a heart defect has affected their lives as well. Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Apr 17

1 hr 10 min

Rosey is an Alberta girl who grew up on her parent's farm, came to Calgary, met her husband Jim, and is the proud mother of 3 awesome boys. We had a great conversation about being a mom to her kids, the beautiful house that she and Jim created, and what lies ahead for them as a family.Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Mar 27

1 hr 3 min

Mitch Osmond is a worship pastor, musician, husband, music lover, and entrepreneur. He is a good friend and we had a great conversation about the struggles of being in ministry, his own journey of personal growth and development, and how it all informs the way he sees the world and other people. Music by the Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Mar 6

1 hr 6 min

Kelly Kreiger is a teacher, a mom to two wonderful kids, and a lover of music and agreed to talk about it all. We talked about what it's like being a single parent to her kids, how having a son on the autism spectrum has shaped the way she sees the world and how teaching has changed for her in a pandemic. Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Feb 13

55 min 49 sec

Welcome to Unexpected Experts! This Episode 0 is a sneak peek of what to expect from future episodes. This show will be released every few weeks and will feature interviews with people from all walks of life. Each episode will be about an hour long and will discuss the ways that each guest sees the world through the lens of their experiences.Music by The Classic Crime. Used with permission.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/unexpected-experts/donations

Jan 20

4 min 57 sec