Reno Dads Podcast Episode 22: Reno 1868 FC Assistant Coach Chris Malenab

Editor’s note: This story deals with the subjects of depression and suicide. If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can contact the National Suicide Hotline by phone (1-800-273-8255) or text (send HOME to 741741). In this episode, Jake Wiskerchen and host Jonathan have a conversation with Chris Malenab, an assistant coach…

Dad Spotlight: Veteran Garrett Crosby

Crosby ensures life-long admiration of daughter by opening Reno’s first Rita’s Italian ice and frozen custard chain Garrett Crosby was waiting for his luggage to arrive at the baggage claim in Philadelphia in 2017, so to pass the time he started asking locals about their favorite food spots. As you can imagine, there were countless…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 20: Dairy Farmer Daniel Perazzo

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with dairy farmer Daniel Perazzo of the Perazzo Brothers Dairy Farm (Fallon, Nevada). We’re always looking for interesting people in our community to chat with, and the Nevada Dairymen suggested we sit down with Daniel to learn more about family farming. We talk about life on…

Camping & Outdoor Safety for Families

Emergencies Happen. Be Prepared.  About 23 years ago, long before my two boys and amazing wife were in my life, I was living it up with my friends. We spent all of our free time outdoors – snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, camping and traveling to beautiful remote surfing destinations. One day, it occurred to me that…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 18: REMSA’s Adam Heinz

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast chatted with Adam Heinz, the Director of Clinical Communications for REMSA. Adam is also the proud dad of two young children, and we were lucky to catch him in the studio on his son’s 2nd birthday! REMSA is an important part of the public health system here in…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 17: Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast welcomed Washoe County Sheriff and dad Darin Balaam. Sheriff Balaam is a dad — four kids ranging in age from 10 to 24, including teenaged twins, so he knows a thing or two about fatherhood. He’s also been in law enforcement for over 20 years, and his experience…

Dad Spotlight: Zach Conine

You may not know Zach Conine yet, but you should! After all, he was elected to be our Nevada State Treasurer this past fall. We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Zach, and we think you’re going to love him. He’s down to earth, funny, and a really engaged dad. We hope…

Dad Spotlight: Reed Tolotti

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your family? I have one son who turned 16 a few months ago. He is currently a sophomore in high school. I met my wife when my son was 6 years old and we have been married for 6 years. Are you a Reno native? Yes,…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 15: Dad and Entrepreneur Danny Cox

In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast sat down with our own Danny Cox to find out how his first year of being a dad has been going, and to find out just how much one family can take on at a time… Danny recently published an article on the joys and challenges of being…

Fatherhood Spotlight: Dylan Mooney

You may not know Dylan Mooney by name yet, but you likely know his daughter, Baylor. A video of Baylor dancing to a Beyonce song while holding a corndog has brought joy to people around the globe. While she has certainly been the one in the spotlight, we thought we’d turn it to her dad…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 11: Ken Zimmerman

Local dad talks about living through his daughter’s cancer diagnosis and treatment In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast crew sits down with Ken Zimmerman, a local dad who shares his family’s story of the journey through their daughter Emily’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. As our readers and listeners might recall, the Reno Dads are…

Reno Dads Podcast Episode 10: Mike Draper

Spotlight on a New Contributor to Reno Dads In this episode, the Reno Dads podcast introduces the newest contributor to the team: Mike Draper. Mike is a native Nevadan, born and raised here in Reno, and has graciously decided to add his voice and storytelling to the Reno Dads blog. We’re excited to have this…