David Gaines

David Gaines

Co-Host and Co-Founder


Third Place Podcasting

David Gaines Bio

David has a grounding energy that is driven by the golden rule in every aspect of his life.

Throughout his many entrepreneurial endeavors, David has always put serving others as the highest purpose. From customers to team members, the local community and even competition, he continues to wrestle with the questions of how to empower the collective. Even when choices are hard and the right thing to do is the difficult, less traveled path, David never strays from his values and has seen his businesses prosper as a result.

David leads by example. He has become a mentor and coach to many. He has a unique ability to inspire vision to those around him while also remaining balanced as a steadfast and consistent leader. His servant leadership approach has afforded him many opportunities to guide individuals and teams alike to achieve their greatest potential.

David currently is Chief Visionary and CEO for La Terza Coffee, Chairperson of the Board for Social Enterprise Alliance, Cohost of The Third Place Podcast, and the Cofounder of Podcast Publishing House. He is admittedly an idealist that dreams of a world where all businesses are social enterprises and where people are equally valued, served, and empowered.

David is a loving husband and father, enjoys the solitude and beauty of nature, and is energized meeting new people and old friends over a crafted beverage.


Third Place Podcasting

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Mary Allard and David Gaines started Third Place Podcast to provide a place for the grey conversations of life. As a collective society, we haven't exactly been doing a good job of having hard conversations lately. When it comes to things like politics and religion, each one of us can likely think of a strained relationship with a friend or family member... maybe even several. But now more than ever, we need to come together. We have to figure out how to talk openly and honestly about things like racial tensions, about the gender pay gap, about death, grief, and basic human needs. So, the question we are continually trying to answer through the Third Place Podcast is: how do we bring awkward topics into a comfortable space? If the topic makes us cringe, that's when we know we should lean in. That's great, but what does that have to do with audio quality and the Podcast Publishing House? In fact, audio quality is essential to creating safe and welcoming digital spaces. If the audio is hard to listen to–whether because of poor connections, different volumes, or lots of background noise–then we've created a barrier for our listener. Chances are, terrible audio will prevent them from returning to our comfortable corner of the internet. High-quality audio is the foundation to capturing new listeners, hosting a great listening experience, cultivating a dedicated community, and making a bigger impact with your platform.