Remote Work Radio

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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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
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

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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 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...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Becky Newman from Washington County. Becky is a graduate from the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course and became a remote worker soon after. She utilized her skills in
Interview with Becky Newman

Interview with Becky Newman

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Becky Newman from Washington County. Becky is a graduate from the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course and became a remote worker soon after. She utilized her skills in

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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 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...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Callie Ward, the USU Extension Assistant Professor in Garfield County who recently completed the Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course. Callie p
Interview with Callie Ward

Interview with Callie Ward

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Callie Ward, the USU Extension Assistant Professor in Garfield County who recently completed the Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course. Callie p...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Chelsea Guymon from Emery County. Chelsea was an early graduate of the USU Extension Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course and became a remote w
Interview with Chelsea Guymon

Interview with Chelsea Guymon

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Chelsea Guymon from Emery County. Chelsea was an early graduate of the USU Extension Rural Online Initiative's Master Remote Work Professional certificate course and became a remote w...

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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 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...

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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 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...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Dr. Lendel Narine, the statewide evaluation specialist who developed the evaluation plan for the Rural Online Initiative. He explains how the ROI program is directly aligned to the st
Interview with Dr. Lendel Narine

Interview with Dr. Lendel Narine

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Dr. Lendel Narine, the statewide evaluation specialist who developed the evaluation plan for the Rural Online Initiative. He explains how the ROI program is directly aligned to the st...

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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
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

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Emily Laws from San Juan County. Emily was a graduate from the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course back in February of 2019 and became a remote worker soon after. She le
Interview with Emily Laws

Interview with Emily Laws

In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Emily Laws from San Juan County. Emily was a graduate from the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course back in February of 2019 and became a remote worker soon after. She le...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Greyson Fox, a business value consultant who works remotely from rural Utah. Greyson is a fan of the USU Extension's Rural Online Initiative program as well as an advocate for remote
Interview with Graysen Fox

Interview with Graysen Fox

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Greyson Fox, a business value consultant who works remotely from rural Utah. Greyson is a fan of the USU Extension's Rural Online Initiative program as well as an advocate for remote

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Jeff Mottishaw with the Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Jeff is leading the new Utah Works statewide telework program that is tasked with the rollout of converting 2,5
Interview with Jeff Mottishaw

Interview with Jeff Mottishaw

In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Jeff Mottishaw with the Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget. Jeff is leading the new Utah Works statewide telework program that is tasked with the rollout of converting 2,5...

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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 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...

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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 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...

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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 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....

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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 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...

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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 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...

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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
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...

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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 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...

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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 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...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews a recently certified Master Remote Work Professional , Orin Hutchings. Orin is from Hurricane, Utah and is currently a full-time student at Southern Utah University. Orin was hired as
Interview with Orin Hutchings

Interview with Orin Hutchings

In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews a recently certified Master Remote Work Professional , Orin Hutchings. Orin is from Hurricane, Utah and is currently a full-time student at Southern Utah University. Orin was hired as

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Pyper Lambson from Sanpete County. Pyper is a financial manager for a company in Bluffdale, Utah who opened the door to remote work within her organization. She recently completed the
Interview with Pyper Lambson

Interview with Pyper Lambson

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Pyper Lambson from Sanpete County. Pyper is a financial manager for a company in Bluffdale, Utah who opened the door to remote work within her organization. She recently completed the...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Simone Kuzma who recently moved to Escalante in Garfield County from Kentucky. Simone is a remote worker in the tourism industry for a company based in Germany. She recently completed
Interview with Simone Kuzma

Interview with Simone Kuzma

In this episode of Remote Work Radio, our host Marta Nielson interviews Simone Kuzma who recently moved to Escalante in Garfield County from Kentucky. Simone is a remote worker in the tourism industry for a company based in Germany. She recently completed...

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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 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...

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In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Linda Gillmor the former director of the Office of Rural Development within the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. Linda completed the Master Remote Work Professional cert
Interview with the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Interview with the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

In this episode of Remote Work Radio our host Marta Nielson interviews Linda Gillmor the former director of the Office of Rural Development within the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development. Linda completed the Master Remote Work Professional cert...

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