When I started the Riverside Newcomers Facebook group, it wasn't intentionally done to discover folks to feature on this podcast but I quickly realized it would help me do just that. It's been a pleasure to spread the word about new folks who are doing great things here in Riverside and today's guest is no exception.
Apryl Chapman-Konar and her family are recent arrivals here to Riverside. Apryl is the owner of Raising Blossoms Photography, where she specializes in natural, lifestyle photography.
In our conversation, we discuss how a job change brought Apryl and her family from California to Riverside, how the Riverside Area Mom's Facebook group helped her realize Riverside was the right spot for her family, and what it's like growing her business one connection at a time in a new community.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with our new neighbor Apryl Chapman-Konar.
Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW) is coming up on Saturday, May 19th & Sunday, May 20th at Guthrie Park and this year marks the 11th annual RAW.
Board member Jill Mateo was kind enough to spend some time talking with me about the history of RAW and sharing what's in store for this years event.
You can download this episode with Jill right here.
Be sure to check it out RAW this year as there is something for everyone at what serves as a great kick-off event to spring right here in Riverside.
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Many people over the years have been drawn to Riverside through their love of our pastoral setting & historical homes. My guest today first noticed Riverside's downtown on a train ride years ago and our unique architecture clearly stuck with him as his family now calls Riverside home.
David Pollard is an architect and co-founder of Liv Companies, a design & build firm that specializes in residential remodels, additions, and custom homes. You might have noticed some of his work as Liv Companies has completed a number of projects right here in Riverside.
In our conversation, we discuss how David made his way from Virginia to Chicago, how his noticing our Water Tower while on the train years ago ultimately lead to his family moving to Riverside, the unique approach Liv Companies uses to simplify the design & build process, and how David and his family appreciate how much our community has welcomed them with open arms.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with our neighbor David Pollard.