In Episode 114 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the super fit and beautiful Inna Shabalina.
Originally from Russia, (which you wouldn’t know with her northern UK accent) Inna arrived in Phuket 2 years ago. From competing internationally in fin swimming, don’t worry we hadn’t heard of it either, time share in Bali, and traveling in a camper van in the UK, Inna’s journey to Phuket and teaching Stick mobility is super interesting. Funny, super fit and beautiful this was a really
In Episode 113 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to beautiful and super fit Marina Lyuten. Originally from Russia Marina came to Phuket 8 years ago for a month-long holiday and decided that it was a perfect place to stay. From dancing in Siberia, opening a raw vegan café, Marina talks about her journey to setting up Lyuten Fitness Squad at Boat Avenue. Marina is smart, super hard working, and super fit, and I mean super fit. We like Marina, she’s awesome. Instagram: www.instagram.
In Episode 112 Jay Leshark and NOT Russell talk to the super smart and super beautiful, and super busy Masha. Phuket Native Masha talks about growing up in Phuket, studying in Switzerland, how to do a 9-month baking course over 12 years, and talks about pole dancing and what it was like to enter her first pole dancing competition as a semi-pro. Masha is super awesome, balancing working as a manager in a boutique hotel, baking, and Pole Dancing, oh did I mention she is beautif
In Episode 111 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the super awesome and super beautiful Olga Gromova. Originally from Kazakhstan, Olga arrived in Phuket three years ago and started working in the real estate industry. Olga talks about her dreams growing up to be a dancer and choreographer and after spending time dancing in China, and a short trip to Phuket made her then want to get a “proper job”. She can now help you get a Caribbean or Caribbean (said sexier) passpo
In Episode 110 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome Chef Adam Goodman from Kids Meals Phuket. Originally from Canada, Adam arrived in Phuket in 2014 and his journey here has taken him from Vancouver and Beijing China. Adam talks about his path into becoming a chef, catering at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, and how becoming a dad was the catalyst to set up Kids Meals Phuket with his wife. Adam is super cool, an awesome chef and as he is from Canada is just plain nice.
In Episode 109 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to top chef and all round top geezer Tony Wrigley, executive chef from Sala Phuket. English Tony came to live in Phuket 4 years ago. His journey to Phuket took him from a council estate in Manchester, Marbella, Bangkok and finally arriving in Phuket to run Sala Phuket. Tony is a really top bloke, a great guy, a great chef and now a great dad. We like Tony. He’s a proper geezza. Sala Phuket Website: www.salaphuket.com/
In Episode 108 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the super, super, awesome Chantal Fernandes. UK/Goeses or Indian, I have no idea, came to Phuket 25 years ago. Chantal talks about her amazing journey to Phuket, which took her around the world diving, and tells us how the terrible day in 2004 become the moment that has guided her to becoming one of the most amazing charity workers in Phuket. She is nonstop helping people, and I mean nonstop. She is truly a superwoman who helps e
In Episode 107 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the beautiful and super talented Matcha. Half Thai half Swiss Matcha is what we might call a superstar, having already been a model, actor in a Thai Soap opera, fashion designer with two fashion brands, and singer. Matcha has now reached the summit of her career by being on the Jayleshark and Friends and Russell Podcast. Matcha tells us about her journey to becoming a superstar and what the plans are for her future music career.
In Episode 106 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome Carolyn McKee. Originally from the good old US of A Carolyn has only been in Phuket for a few months. Her journey to Phuket took her from Outwood bound teaching in the states, to teaching in Doha before taking her cold tea to North Thailand. Carolyn is a super cool lady and also knows lots of non sweary swear words, and she gave us jelly sweets. Recorded at BAKE: www.facebook.com/bakephuketofficial Produced by: www.sh
In Episode 105 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome Nathan Hague from Kombuchwow. Half English, half Australian Nathan, only settled in Phuket in January last year. His Journey to Phuket has taken him from IT systems and marketing consultancy, to now making fermented water. He is also making vegan chocolate. Nathan is super cool, and doing his bit to help us all have a more plant-based diet. We like Nathan he’s WOW. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Episode 104 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the amazing Mary owner of M2 Plus. Thai national Mary first came to Phuket to study in 1994, before heading on a journey to Bangkok and Singapore and then finally coming back to Phuket to set up M2 Plus. Mary talks interior design, and about her passion for golf. Mary is a super amazing lady and an in-demand interior designer. Website: www.m2.plus
In Episode 103 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the legend and the awesome David Martin one of the founders of Oceans for All Foundation, oh and the Phuket tennis league. Originally from France, David arrived in Phuket 21 years ago. David had traveled the world diving and writing dive shark guide books before he ended up here in Phuket. He tells us all about sharks, explains what is coral and tell us that 99% of people in the world need to know more about the ocean to help sav
In Episode 102 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to one of our favorite people in Phuket (even if Jay can’t say his name) Siaji Otieno. Originally from Kenya, Siaji arrived in Thailand 12 years ago. From growing up in Kenya, winning national French poetry awards, choosing between journalism or teaching, and what it was like teaching at his first school in Bangkok, Siaji has had an amazing journey to Phuket. His thoughts about how to teach to kids and his positive attitude to life
In Episode 101 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the super talented Vicki Kiely from VK performers studio. Irish Vicki arrived in Phuket 7 years ago and her journey here has taken her from Canada, Saudi, convent school in Ireland, and Hong Kong. From Punk rock bands to Bugsy Malone, Vicki is amazing and a true-born performer. Smart, talented and beautiful, that’s Vicki, not Jay or Russell, Vicki is awesome and this was a super fun chat. Website: vkperformersstudio.com/
In Episode 99 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to Cam McLean from Phuket Nature Elephant Reserve. New Zealand Cam arrived in Phuket 5 years ago with plans to set up a team building business and of course opened an elephant nature reserve instead. From car accidents in Japan to mountain biking in Taiwan, Cam’s journey to Phuket is awesome, and the Phuket Nature Elephant Reserve was a truly amazing place to record a podcast. Website: www.phuketnatureelephantreserve.com
In Episode 98 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the very cool Alex Longman. Essex boy Alex (nice one brother) arrived in Phuket permanently two years ago after living in Asia for the past 20 plus years. Alex talks about starting out on the trading floors of London, to now how he can not only save your wine but also how you can get out on the water to enjoy it. Alex is a top geezer, one of the boys. He a diamond mate, proper diamond, and if you’re a bit mustard about saving your
In Episode 97 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the absolutely stunning Jennifer Fredin. Half Thai, half Swedish Jennifer was born in BKK and moved to Phuket when she was 6 years old. Jennifer tells us about her journey from a tomboy at school, to her first modeling shoot, and how an email out of the blue has started her on a new incredible journey to Supermodel stardom. Jennifer will be appearing in Supermodel me Revolution airing on AXN starting the 11th of October. Jennifer
In Episode 96 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the truly awesome Shaun Stenning from 5 Star Marine. Australian Shaun arrived in Phuket 14 years ago for a holiday, and after a few years of enjoying Phuket, Shaun decided to set up 5 Star Marine. The journey from 1 boat to now 11 boats is awesome, his model for running boat tours is awesome and we have not even mentioned the work he and his amazing Thai team do in feeding Phuket, which is also awesome. Shaun is a wonderful father
In Episode 95 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the wonderful Michaela from Project Artisan. Originally from Slovakia, Michaela arrived in Phuket 16 years ago. Her journey to Phuket started back when she first met her husband (we all love a purple turtle neck don’t we ladies) and then took her around to the world before she finally made her home here in Phuket and created the awesome Project Artisan. Michaela is a beautiful person, inside and out, and it was a pleasure to pod w
In Episode 94 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome Bill Johnson. American Bill arrived in Phuket three years ago after a hugely successful career in LA. After a motorbike crash an idea came to Bill and that started him on the road to set up Demarest Clinic, which provides a comprehensive set of treatments toward rejuvenation and well-being. We talk stem cells, placenta and a host of other well-being treatments. This is a super interesting podcast, Bill is one of the co