Well, that was fun. Angie Schwab, founding director of Humboldt Made, has left us. The woman who had the notion to round up this town’s finest artisinal crafts, foods and beverages under the Humboldt Made umbrella for broad marketing and distinctive branding nationwide, is about as far from us as she can get, having moved with her family to the East coast after her husband received an irresistible career opportunity there.
Before her egress, the high priestess of community organization and economic development stopped by the KHSU studios to look back at her time in Humboldt and with Humboldt Made. She is looking forward to her new chapter in North Carolina, and Humboldt Made’s new chapter without her. Listen, she even addresses whether HM will ever include *that* local product in their roster of local delicacies for which this area is famous.
Schwab is candid about the emotional and logistical challenges endemic to relocating her family thousands of miles, and she makes it clear that Humboldt County will be missed. Fortunately, her work here assures that she will have a much easier time finding some of her favorite Humboldt creature comforts in her new hometown.
To listen to and/or download Emma’s conversation with Angie Schwab click the following link: 7-28-2014 Emma Angie Schwab