In Ep. 142 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome Jenna one of the owners of Hugo Hub, and owner of IRIS FLORA and Events and owner of Wabisabi Sushi Hut. Oh, and she is also one of the best MC’s on the island. Thai national Jenna arrived in Phuket 17 years ago to study and ended up staying. From MCing concerts and corporate events, part owner of Hugo Hub, starting a flower and events company, and owning a Japanese food truck, we were surprise Jenna even had time to come
In Ep. 140 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to Phuket newbie and Russell’s mate Stan. English Stan only arrived in Phuket 2 months ago but has already fallen in love with the island. (and more) Stan tells us about his journey to Phuket, after having serviced in the British Armed Forces, in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq bouncing in Bournemouth and building an airport in the North Pole. Stan is now managing the awesome Soulshack and it seems he may have convinced
In Episode 139 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to the amazing Dr. Helene Laurent-Oliver a Clinical Psychologist, and by God do we need one. Half Saint Lucian half French Helene only arrived in Phuket a year and a half ago, and Phuket is lucky to have someone like Dr. Helene. Having grown up in the UK and Belgium Helene studied Clinical Psychologist at Durham and then a masters at Oxford. Yes, that Oxford. Helene is someone that Phuket needs, helping kids and adults who have men
In Episode 137 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to one of the most awesome and beautiful people in Phuket, Rannze AKA Phil Collins. Half Thai Half British Rannze came to Phuket from Bangkok when she was young. Having enjoyed drumming she joined her first band “Legends of Siam” and then that’s when the journey really starts. From performing in a host of bands and at a variety of venues, to now teaching piano, drums and singing Rannze is truly awesome. She is honestly one of my fa
In Episode 137 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to the truly amazing Tina Hal from Phuket Has been Good To Us. British Tina arrived in Phuket 13 years ago as a tourist. Her journey here has taken her from the islands of Kidderminster, diving in Australia and backpacking in either Central or South America (She’s not sure which one). Tina is a true hero in the community helping to raise funds and host fundraisers for Phuket Has Been Good To Us. Without people like Tina many young
In Episode 135 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to the awesome Damian Barrett from Electrical Marine Phuket. British Damian arrived in Phuket 33 years ago. His journey to Phuket is possibly one of the best ever, and if you know Damian, then you, like me, will be super surprised. From stagecoach ridder in the good old US of A, lambing in New Zealand, not to mention jumping off mountains on a bike. This was a super fun chat, and Damian brought us chocolate, so that makes him the b
In Episode 135 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to the super awesome Michelle Mouille from Sustainable Mai Khao. South African Michelle arrived in Phuket 26 years ago and fell in love with the island. From growing up during apartheid, backpacking in the Middle East and Asia to finally arriving on the shores of Phuket, Michelle has had an awesome journey here. Now the passion is the planet, the environment, and educating people on the value of being sustainable. Michelle is just
In Episode 134 Jay Leshark and not Russell, talk to Johan or Bo Wallen the awesome GM of Island Escape by Burasari. Swedish Johan first came to Phuket in 2003 as a dive instructor. His journey here has taken him from being in the Swedish military, working in the good old US of A, being in Phuket during the tsunami, and then Samui before finally coming back to Phuket in 2019. Johan is a really awesome guy, with great stories and he’s a great story teller. Johan is super cool a
In Episode 133 Jay Leshark and Russell, talk to the smart, beautiful and flexible Fitri Silman owner of Fit Yoga a stylish and dynamic lifestyle brand for healthy, motivated women. Perfect for Russell and I. Indonesian Fitri arrived in Phuket only a few years ago after starting her Yoga clothing brand from scratch while living in the UK. Her journey to Phuket has taken her from city life in Jakarta, studying graphic design and interior design, becoming a Yoga teacher, before
Summer Holiday announcement. We are taking a short 3 week break to recharge our batteries and so that Jay can head off to the UK to eat cheese and pickle sandwiches with salt and vinegar hula hoops and drink orange squash. OK maybe a few pub lunches and roast dinners thrown in as well. We will be back from mid-August. .
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In Episode 132 Jay Leshark and Russell, YES he’s back, talks to the smart, and beautiful K.Pattiya founder of The Butler Group. Phuket native Pat talks about how Phuket has changed in the past 30 years and her journey to founding The Butler Group. From working in Singapore and the Middle East, opening a restaurant, free diving in the Maldives and now learning to surf Pat has a super interesting journey and we only really scratched the surface. Pat is awesome.
Oh and just to l
In Episode 131 Jay Leshark and NOT Russell talks to the awesome and super talented May. Thai national May is originally from Bangkok and arrived in Phuket only 4 years ago at the ripe old age of 18. With a dream of becoming an artist May started as a waitress to earn money while she enhanced her skills and found her artistic calling of painting murals, and not just small little murals, oh no no. how about 12-meter-high murals. May is so amazing, young and creative and very dr
In Episode 130 Jay Leshark and NOT Russell talk to the super awesome Pueng. Thai national Pueng, arrived in Phuket 1 year ago and her journey here has been super interesting. From island life in Samui, to island life in Koh Tao, to Island life in Phuket, umm think there’s a pattern here, silversmith jewelry creator Pueng is awesome, and her new co owned boutique Island Magic is having a Grand Opening on July 8th at Blue Tree. Pueng was so much fun to talk too, and is such a c
In Episode 129 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome K.Paew the General Manager of Lambert Brothers Insurance Brokers. Phuket native Paew tells us about her journey to insurance and how Phuket has changed over the years. From green roofs and tour guides to medical and house insurance Paew is awesome and super smart and if you need insurance (which I definitely do) then she is the one to ask.
Oh and just to let you know today's show is sponsored by Lambert Brothers Insur
In Episode 128 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the FABULOUS Sue Ultmann. Australian Sue arrived in Phuket over 20 years ago, initially to retire and play golf, and 20-plus years later she is still working and being awesome. From working in the media in Australia to living in Samui, Philippines, and Bangkok, Sue made Phuket her home. Sue is one of the good ones, she is beautiful on the inside and on the outside, and her journey to Phuket and her journey while in Phuket is just
In Episode 127 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the Snake Guy in Phuket Vinnie Modell.
Originally from Manchester, England Vinnie arrived in Phuket 10 years ago. From the RAF, hotel management, and door work Vinnie found a passion for diving and after training in the cold he packed his bags and headed to Phuket, and that’s when ambulance and snakes happen. AND this is one hell of a story. If you are scared of snakes or just want to learn a bit more about them, then this is a M
In Episode 126 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the awesome and beautiful Mona from Endless Summer. Originally from Chang Mai Thailand, Mona first came to Phuket to work in 2012. From Fashion boutiques in Miami, working in Australia, watching Wimbledon, and even getting tips, (I said tips), from Anna Kournikova, Mona’s journey to building her brand Endless Summer has been super interesting. Mona is now doing what she loves and helping the amazing Karon Hill Tribe. Mona is supe
In Episode 125 Jay Leshark NOT Russell (he was in Paris at some football game) talk to the beautiful, smart and talented Jane Chanthicha from The Pitch Perfect Group. Originally from Bangkok Jane’s journey to Phuket took her from BKK, to North Carolina, and a Masters in party city Newcastle in the UK before setting up The Pitch Perfect Group. A super smart business lady who also is a talented and award-winning pianist, Jane was super cool to talk to, although, we might have t
In Episode 124 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the amazing team behind the awesome Ice Arena Phuket, Phuket’s only ice rink. We talk to Alisa, Anna and Lee who tell us how two Russians and an English guy got together to build an ice rink in the tropics. We find out how the idea came about, and the trials and tribulations in building an ice rink, as well as learning that soon you will be able to get sporting visas while training in ice hockey or figure skating. Building an Ice
In Episode 123 Jay Leshark and Russell talk to the smart and beautiful Juanita. Originally from Trang, Thailand Juanita made the move to live in Phuket in 2008, after studying at PSU and traveling around Europe and Australia. At this point (2008) she meets Jay and Russell however Jay and Russell didn’t remember, even thou they all worked together. From morning radio, and wedding planning to now creating amazing wedding venues, you don’t want to miss this chat. Juanita is supe