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Peak City Podcast is your resource for everything Apex. Building bridges in the community to support a strong, vibrant and engaged community!

meet the team

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Shane Reese

Founder & Contributor

Shane launched the Peak City Podcast in 2016 from his office above North Salem Street in Historic Downtown Apex. He designed the podcast to be a free, community-service broadcast that helps fill in the local news gap for longtime residents, while offering a snapshot into the town for newcomers and visitors. 


Shane has a background in corporate radio broadcasting and, after talking himself out of this project multiple times, he decided to put his old broadcasting equipment to work, sharing stories and news about the town he cares so much about.

Shane graduated from Apex High School in the late 90s before graduating from N.C. State University in the early 2000s. He lives about a mile south of the historic downtown district with his amazing wife Savannah and their three incredible kids.

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Leif & Alexis Jenssen

Contributors

Leif & Alexis Jenssen joined the Podcast in 2018 after moving to Apex from Portland, Oregon in 2017. They are the owners of the Bowerbird Agency, a family-owned full-service digital creative agency located in historic downtown Apex. 

They have a passion for food and small businesses and together have 

years of owning and operating award-winning retail and service-based businesses and holding high-level Executive positions in the corporate industry as well as the nonprofit sector.

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Amber Keister

Contributor

Amber Keister, Cary Magazine senior editor, moved to the Triangle in 2000 and has spent most of that time getting to know the people and places in Western Wake County. After more than a decade at The Cary News, she joined Cary Magazine in 2013 and has edited the magazine for six years. As a contributor to the Peak City Podcast, she gets to share her interviews with some of the many fascinating Apex residents she meets. ​

 

A native of St. Louis, Amber has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and has worked at the (Raleigh) News & Observer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and several other newspapers. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, two college-age daughters, and a very spoiled dog.

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Heather Taylor Petrovich

Contributor

Heather Taylor Petrovich is a local Realtor known as the "Raleigh Realty Mom". She is the mother of twin teenage girls (YIKES!) and she hosted her own parenting podcast, Naptime Radio for 9 years. Heather has lived in Apex since 2012.

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Nick Bryant

Contributor

Nick Bryant owns and operates The Apex Gallery and Custom Framing with his wife Bethany. Both Nick and Bethany are active in the community, serving on several Town of Apex committees and love supporting Downtown Apex.  

Nick grew up in North Carolina and has lived in the Triangle since 1985. After owning a local construction business, he came to the framing industry when they purchased The Apex Gallery in 2014. They moved to Apex from Morrisville in 2018 and love raising their children, ages 11 and 7, here in Apex. 

When not working Nick likes spending time with friends and family, camping, and the outdoors.

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