“I found the audio interview with the Winthrop Harbormaster on your website extremely informative. There is nothing out there that provides anything like this. I liked how I could listen to what was happening with the town pier while working at my desk.
I would recommend the site for anyone who is interested in gaining a better insight on waterfront issues affecting the town. Often there is a lot of misinformation floating around, and this helps to get news straight from the source.
I hope to see more of this type of content on the website in the future!”
Eric Gaynor, Executive Director, Winthrop Chamber of Commerce
I was always an inquisitive person, but it was during one of my projects that included visits to the local marinas in Winthrop where I learned of a new marina being built. The townspeople were struggling with this idea and many questions were being asked – all with unsatisfactory answers.
Soon I built a rapport with the harbormaster and interviewed him then put the recording on my website – it was also linked to the Town’s website. A lot of questions got answered; fewer people tried stopping the project. It was this interview and my professionalism that landed me a weekly column called “Mariner News” in the local paper.
It was during this project (I interviewed over 300 marinas between Rhode Island and New Brunswick Canada) that I realized I was good at interviewing and could get down to the nitty gritty, as they say. Years later when I run into various marina managers that I’ve interviewed they still remember me.
Since then I have interviewed many Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in both the US and abroad. These interviews included SMEs in the following industries: maritime and software technologies.
WELL DONE…I LOVE IT!
“What a fascinating life journey Mr. Kaiser has had and is having at a young 87. From the Depression, through WW II to the current. He is so modest about his artistic skills and you really captured his charm in this interview. I will go see his model at the Constitution Museum. Your photos are great and makes me yearn to own one.
Thank you for sharing this, it made my day.”
Note: Mr. Kaiser passed away on February 16, 2015 at 92. To hear this interview click here.