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Welcome to Remote Work Radio, where we chronicle the stories of people who live where they want and make their living by working remotely as employees, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. This podcast aims to empower you to make your work situation remote-friendly so you can improve your quality of life. Remote Work Radio is an original production of Utah State University Extension's Rural Online Initiative.

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Interview with Malcom Nash

Interview with Malcom Nash

On this episode of Remote Work Radio, Malcolm Nash sits down with our host Marta Nielson to discuss workforce development and business recruitment in rural counties. Malcolm is the Economic Development Director for Sevier County and shares how the Rural O...

Interview with Laura Holmgren

Interview with Laura Holmgren

In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Laura Holmgren, a mother, web developer and social media marketing professional, and the wife of a farmer. Laura recently completed the Master Remote Work Professional certificate cour...

Interview with Utah's ROI Program Coordinators

Interview with Utah's ROI Program Coordinators

On this special episode our host Marta Nielson interviews each of USU Extension's program coordinators for the Rural Online Initiative: Russell Goodrich, Jordan Leonard, Mike Sarles, and Trenton Willson. They share how the ROI program has spread throughou...

Interview with Jen Grayson

Interview with Jen Grayson

Our host Marta Nielson interviews Jen Grayson, an experienced remote worker and founder of CoCo...the AirBnB of for office space. She shares how her company is helping remote workers find professional and local places to work and the overall benefits of r...

Interview with Darin Bushman

Interview with Darin Bushman

On this episode, our host Marta Nielson interviews Darin Bushman, the Commissioner of Piute County. They discuss how Commissioner Bushman came up with the idea for Utah's Rural Online Initiative and how it became a reality with investment from the Utah Le...

Interview with Jerry Taylor

Interview with Jerry Taylor

On this episode, our host Marta Nielson interviews Jerry Taylor, the Commissioner of Garfield County. They discuss how the Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course fits within the county's economic development strategy....

Interview with Kelly Stowell

Interview with Kelly Stowell

Our host Marta Nielson interviews Kelly Stowell, the economic development director in Kane County. He shares how his community is embracing remote work as an economic development strategy by attracting the "creative class" and encouraging people from Kana...

Interview with Dr. Roberto Gallardo

Interview with Dr. Roberto Gallardo

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, Paul Hill interviews Dr. Roberto Gallardo, Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist. They discussed digital parity and the role ...

Remote Work Panel Discussion at the Utah Rural Summit

Remote Work Panel Discussion at the Utah Rural Summit

On September 3, 2019 our executive producer Paul Hill was asked to moderate a panel discussion at the Utah Rural Summit in Cedar City. The panel was titled, “Remote Work and the Future of Jobs in Rural Utah.” The panelists he interviewed were: David Liso...

Interview with Jeff Roth

Interview with Jeff Roth

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Jeff Roth, co-founder of Creative Pro, a creative agency of freelance workers, who recently relocated to Kanab, Utah. Jeff shares what he loves about living in his rural community and...

Interview with Brooke Jones

Interview with Brooke Jones

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Brooke Jones from her ranch in Sevier County, Utah where she has raised 7 children with her husband who she met on a blind date. She has an Associates degree from Western governor’s U...

Interview with Dr. Amanda Ali

Interview with Dr. Amanda Ali

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our executive producer Paul Hill interviews Dr. Amanda Ali, the program evaluator for Utah’s Rural Online Initiative (ROI) at Utah State University Extension. Dr. Ali shares recent findings from a preliminary study by...

Interview with Abe Hunt

Interview with Abe Hunt

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Abe Hunt, a software engineer from Iron County who has been a remote worker for most of his career. Abe recently completed the Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professiona...

Interview with Jesse Harris

Interview with Jesse Harris

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Jesse Harris from Iron County who has been a remote worker for some time. Jesse recently completed the Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course and...

Interview with Krista Payne

Interview with Krista Payne

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Krista Payne from Washington County who recently completed the Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course. Learn how Krista used the skills she learn...

Welcome to Remote Work Radio

Welcome to Remote Work Radio

In this episode our executive producer, Paul Hill, kicks off our new show and introduces you to Utah's Rural Online Initiative.