In this episode, we talk with Dan Hamilton, Associate Professor in the School of Management at California Lutheran University, where he is the Director of Economics for the CLU Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) and the Director of CLU’s Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE). In partnership with CERF Director Matthew Fienup (previously on the podcast), he …
This conversation with storyteller, award-winning journalist, author, professor Starshine Roshell takes us into the world of writing, storytelling and interviewing, and as Starshine is usually the one doing the interviewing, the show has a certain meta quality to it.
In this episode, we meet two amazing women, Nirasha Rodriguez, and Zdena Jiroutova, both winners in their respective categories of the 2018 Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards. We’ve been partners with SOE for some time now, and love having these conversations. Both women are remarkably accomplished as you will learn in this spirited episode. Nirasha, the winner in the Hospitality and …
Jan Campbell is the Executive Director of Santa Barbara-based non-profit, Domestic Violence Solutions. Jan gave us a quick update on DVS’s history, having been founded with their first shelter in 1977. She also introduced us to a new term: Intimate Partner Violence.
Diana Pereira is committed to her clients in a way that’s inspiring. She’s one of the Founders of the Impact Hub in Santa Barbara, and the Founder of Balance Financial Management, located in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara.
We recently had the opportunity to talk with Stephanie Caldwell, a seasoned Chamber executive about the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and her vision for Main Street. Stephanie understands the small town nature of Ventura and the high percentage of mom and pop businesses. She’s also got a lot to say about Growth vs. No Growth conversations and how they affect …
This conversation with Dr. Roger Dunham, who lives here in Santa Barbara, focused on a life well led. He’s had three interesting careers; doctor, author, and crewmember aboard a Navy submarine.
Ashley is an avid sports enthusiast and is an athlete for life. It’s no surprise she has remained in the sports industry for over 17 years. Her experience has ranged from Collegiate Volleyball Coach and Youth Development and Program Director to most recently General Manager and her current role as Director of Corporate Development at Sports Academy in Ventura County.
In this candid interview with Dina Landi, the managing partner of Riskin Partners, we learn about the complicated local real estate market and how our coastal lifestyle is a key reason people flock to our area.You’ll learn what’s it’s like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. You’ll learn what’s it’s like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. She gives tips for meeting new people and how to get beyond just thinking about square footage when selling or buying a home. My biggest surprise was when we talked about real estate technology and how realtors tend to be early adopters, and she said, “Yes, we have our own drone.” Of course, she does. You’ll learn what’s it’s like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. She gives tips for meeting new people and how to get beyond just thinking about square footage when selling or buying a home.
Miguel DeCoste, CPP, has worked in the field of security for over 25 years. His background includes domestic and international Executive Protection, Security Consulting, and Event Security assignments. In addition to his 15 years of Public Events Management for the University of California, he is also the host of The Tao of the Velvet Rope, a podcast examining the myths, truths, and guiding principles of Nightclub Security.