In this episode hosts Moose, Mark and McNally discuss the hum,...
What the locals know… or need to know. Current topics and classic spots – the SCD crew will break it down each episode.
Each episode the revolving group of hosts will address local topics, upcoming events, review Hickory staples, and throw some personal opinions in there as well.
We’re big fans of Hickory, NC, and think you should be too.
Andrew Moose: A transplant from Statesville, NC, and Lenoir-Rhyne graduate, Moose is the “Unofficial King of Hickory” (at least that what’s inscribed on his Olde Hickory Tap Room mug). Podcaster/producer by day, venue owner/musician by night, rabid fan of the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish, Liverpool FC, Carolina Panthers, and LRU Football. Moose is a proponent of all things Hickory and is triggered by online lists. Moose lives in the Hillcrest community of NW Hickory with his wife Ashley and their two dogs.
Michael McNally: A Raleigh native and a graduate of East Carolina University, McNally began his love affair with the City of Hickory back in 2006 when he moved here to work for the Chamber of Catawba County. He lives in Hickory with his wife Christina and their three daughters. If he isn’t busy with extracurricular activities for the kids then you can usually find him enjoying the local restaurant scene or taking in a hike with the family. Michael enjoys traveling, fishing, and rooting for teams at all levels of sport that continue to let him down.
Erica Boustead: Hickory born and raised, App State grad that moved away five times and came back six… we’d say Hickory is definitely home for her! After 15 years of corporate life in healthcare recruitment, client development, and digital advertising, she met her husband, Sean. Together, they started FOURK restaurant from scratch (literally), which opened in 2015. These days, you can find Erica working at SERVPRO in business development or helping out at FOURK. She loves people, family, sunshine, travel, food, wine, live music, sports, jogging, and taking care of (as well as talking to) their fur-kids.
Clise Plant: Clise was born in Knoxville, TN and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (but she’s a Vol fan for life) Clise met her husband, Kevin in college and moved to his hometown, Hickory. Clise and Kevin are the proud parents of three boys Mason, Sean, and Adrian as well as their fur babies, Coco Chanel and Gianni “GiGi.” Clise was featured in Our State Magazine representing all that Hickory has to offer. She currently serves on various boards including the City of Hickory Bond Commission, Hickory Museum of Art, City of Hickory’s Community Advisory Council, and a member of the Service League of Hickory. Clise describes herself as a foodie, a lover of wine, a traveler, a beachgoer, & a Netflix watcher.
Richard Dowdy: Maryland born. Carolina raised. Father of three amazing boys and husband to an awesome & beautiful wife! Hickory resident for over 10 years. Online marketing consultant, tech-enthusiast, and unashamed Cowboys fan. Son, brother, and uncle to a great family! Joining the StreetCircleDrive team and proud to call Hickory home.
Mark Seaman: A transplant from Knoxville, TN, has been in Hickory for over 14 years. Currently the Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Director for the City of Hickory and previously the GM of the Hickory Crawdads. Mark lives in NW Hickory with his wife of 20 years, Jennifer, and their four-legged kids, 130 pound Great Pyrenes, Neyland, and cat, Mr. Crack. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Go Vols! Mark & Jennifer are fans of the Washington Football Team, the Detroit Tigers, Tennessee Athletics, and their adopted hometown sports teams, LRU and CVCC. Mark loves a great quote.
City of Hickory, NC Mayor Hank Guess joins host Andrew Moose in this episode. Hank and Moose talk about Hickory’s COVID-19 response, the progress of the bond projects, and what Hank would do if he had a magic wand. All this and more on an information filled episode of StreetCircleDrive.