Meet the TYFU Team!



Bethany lives in Geneva, NY with with one husband, one teenager and two cats. In her free time she reads, takes photos, spends time with friends, and explores the Finger Lakes region. She has been self employed since 1999. She has owned and managed Stomping Grounds since 2010. Bethany prefers listening to true crime podcasts over podcasts about business, and doesn't blame anyone who agrees.  



Marilla comes to the podcast with over ten years of small business experience and zero favorite podcasts. After opening her own business in 2019 (Marilla’s Mindful Supplies) She started searching for a podcast where she could share her shopkeeper/small business stories but came up dry. After years of doing just that over cups of coffee with Beth, the idea for this podcast was born. A podcast where small business owners can commiserate and connect by sharing the experiences that make us laugh, and sometimes cry…but mostly laugh. (But maybe more crying than you think.) In addition to running her business, Marilla is a singer/songwriter, devoted wife, a croquet enthusiast, and one of those people that never folds her laundry fresh out of the dryer.



Kelly has been on the radio for nearly 40 years and started podcasting in 2005. He arrived in the Finger Lakes in 2013 and not long after started the podcast Live from Linden. Kelly is pleased Beth and Marilla have allowed him to bring his mics over to listen to them chat with each other and other small business owners who have some of the best stories. Jonathan Marks probably won’t listen to this podcast. Too bad for Kelly Walker.