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Host Julie Machakos

Hi friends, I am Julie and I have been a part of the St. Vincent de Paul team for over two years. I have passions for faith, family, and fitness.

As an Idaho transplant from Alaska, my hubby and I raised our two sons into strapping young men, in the wilds of the great north. We have a love for the outdoors and Idaho’s climate and culture are a great fit for us.

I couldn’t be more thrilled to follow my passion for faith and people by creating content centered around the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. I have experienced so many special connections face-to-face in our stores. It made sense to create a podcast and platform to spread awareness of our efforts to make a local impact on our community by helping our neighbors in need. 

I am grateful to partner with Kacy on this project. She is an amazing human, and super fun to be around. Her creativity is an endless well, and so is her kind heart. And she shares her dark chocolate with me. 

P.S. In case you wanted to know, I really like dark chocolate (maybe too much). And I can do a handstand, so there’s that.

Co-Host Kacy Elguezabal

Hey guys, thanks for checking out our podcast and taking a deeper dive with us into the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho. 

I am so thankful to be helping prevent homelessness in Idaho! I am a solution-slinging Social Media Guru, mother of two, bonus mom of two more, and pet mom to a very old lab named Dan!  

As the Marketing Manager for St. Vincent de Paul, I find so much fulfillment in being able to help the community I grew up in. I feel privileged to work with such an incredible, passionate, and devoted team of people determined to help our neighbors in need. Not to mention I have been thrifting our stores since I could walk. 

You may not see me in every episode but I will be there from time to time to interview clients and program members alongside Julie. Good thing I get to work with someone who loves chocolate so much because we NEVER go without snacks!

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