Crested Butte is Home

Explore the fascinating, eclectic, and entertaining people and organizations of Crested Butte, CO- and the entire Gunnison Valley through the Crested Butte Is Home podcast. I’ve been honored to sit down with so many amazing people and had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the things they do. One of the questions that I always ask is why my guests still choose to make Crested Butte their home. Commonly, the answer is that Crested Butte is a community that they can’t find anywhere else- indeed, no where else feels like “home”. If you love Crested Butte and the mountain lifestyle, this is the podcast for you.

Better yet- here is just one of the many 5 star reviews from Apple Podcasts:

02/18/2019
Great conversations about the community!
Thank you Frank for this great podcast! It feels like I am listening in on a great conversation over a beer/coffee!

My wife and I are currently one year out from our move to CB! This podcast has helped us get to know about the many amazing aspects of this valley! I love that most of your guests said the reason they call CB home is the “community”. It has made us feel more comfortable with our move and very excited to officially call CB home in the (not near enough) future!


Crested Butte is Home Podcast Episodes

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July 30, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Another Midwesterner now calling Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley home, Cooper Ott has been dominating the professional Enduro mountain bike racing circuit for the past couple of years.  Enduro racing requires the stamina to make it up to the top of the trails, but the timing doesn’t really start until the downhill- so in […]

July 13, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Hailing from Pennsylvania, Tara Tafi moved west to study at Colorado State University, and later, Montana State University, eventually putting down roots in Crested Butte.  Today, she works for the state of Colorado, travelling to mines across the western half of the state, developing plans for their reclamation. Colorado is a state born from mining, […]

June 28, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Chances are, you’ve run into Mary Boddington somewhere in Crested Butte.  Perhaps you’ve seen her snowboarding down Crested Butte Mountain Resort, or maybe she’s poured you a drink at her bar, the Talk of The Town. In episode 11, Mary and I talk about her childhood in Colorado Springs, riding horses, skateboarding, and learning how […]

June 25, 2018 by Frank Konsella
What could be better than an episode about beer!  Dave Nornes has been brewing for over twenty years, and his talents have taken him to Crested Butte’s Irwin Brewing company, which opened in early 2017.  We talk about Dave’s start as a brewmaster in Colorado Springs, a brewing hiatus in Rossland, British Columbia, and his […]

June 15, 2018 by Frank Konsella
J.C. Leacock is one of the most well-known landscape photographers in Crested Butte.  With a career that began in 1988, J.C. built a business and a following by capturing some of the most well-known scenes from the Crested Butte area. Learn more about how JC got his start as a professional photographer and the niche […]

June 10, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Steve Banks is an IFMGA mountain guide based right here in Crested Butte, CO.  Steve’s IFMGA certification means he can (and does!) guide across the globe, and he guides all the different disciplines including ski mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche education, and more.  Learn more about Steve’s childhood growing up in an active outdoors […]

June 4, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Pat Rauch grew up at the Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery, between Crested Butte and Gunnison.  We discuss what it was like growing up there, and how things have changed over his lifetime.  Pat’s passion is shed hunting, which is searching for deer and elk antlers for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term.  […]

May 30, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Bart Laemmel has a lifetime of experience in the science of building homes and businesses.  Years of seeing buildings fail took him to where he is now- a “forensic carpenter” hired to fix buildings that have moisture, energy, and other problems.  Bart works with builders throughout the Crested Butte and Gunnison area, consulting them on […]

May 24, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Danielle Riesz Gutter leads a sweet life- literally. As the owner and head pastry chef at Wildflour Sweets, her days are spent making the most delicious treats you’ll ever experience. And her wedding cakes- they are as beautiful as they are delectable. In this podcast episode, Danielle describes her lifelong career as a pastry chef, […]

May 21, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Ben Furimsky lives and breathes fly fishing.  From his home in Crested Butte, he organizes several fly fishing conventions from coast to coast.  He’s traveled the world, casting his flies for exotic fish on almost every continent, but he still comes home to his local streams and rivers in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area.  […]

May 16, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Dave Ochs is the executive director of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA), the “oldest mountain bike club on the planet”.  His infectious energy and passion for all things mountain biking are a tremendous asset for our community.  We talk about CBMBA’s plans for this summer, but more importantly their long term goals and […]

May 14, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Mike Arbaney is a Crested Butte fixture. Chances are, you’ve seen him out on the slopes, or out on the trails. At the very least, you’ve probably been in a home or a hotel that he had a hand in engineering. When he isn’t busy at work as a structural engineer, he’s probably taking apart […]

May 10, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Neil Beltchenko started mountain biking and quickly realized he had both an aptitude and a passion for bikepacking. For those of you who don’t know, bikepacking is more or less backpacking, but with all your camping gear strapped on your mountain bike so you can ride your bike instead of hiking. Neil has competed in, […]

May 9, 2018 by Frank Konsella
Welcome to Crested Butte is Home. This episode is a brief intro to the podcast, introducing the host, Frank Konsella, who I’m looking forward to interviewing, and why I’m so excited to be starting the Crested Butte is Home podcast. Stay tuned for more episodes exploring the mountain lifestyle and amazing community of Crested Butte, […]