Dr. George Ayoub is an author, scientist, and educator, experienced in medical research and higher education. He has taught over 10,000 students at colleges and universities and is appreciated for his ability to make things clear for all audiences.
Alex Cicconi-Kasper, Founder, +Charge
Alex Cicconi-Kasper, CEO of +Charge, is the winner of the recent Startup Weekend, held in February, at UCSB. He’s a second-year College of Creative Studies student and Physicist. He and his team have developed a single-use cell phone charger.
Jen Berger – The Flip Side of Real Estate
Jen Berger is a native Southern Californian and a third generation Realtor. Following the footsteps of her Grandfather, and Mother, Jen began real estate in 1998 while attending UC Santa Barbara. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and soon after attained her Real Estate License.
Emily Barany – Strangers helping strangers – ThomasFireHelp.org
Emily Barany has a great story to tell about how ThomasFireHelp.org began. It was the day after the Thomas Fire burned to the outskirts of downtown Ventura.
Seth Streeter – Founder, Sustainable Future, Impact Forever Today
Seth Streeter is a community organizer and CEO of Mission Wealth. Over the past two years, he has led the creation of a significant new effort in Santa Barbara called Sustainable Future. His Advisory Council of 24 civic leaders reads like a local Who’s Who.
Creating Creative Communities – Robin Elander, Summer Solstice Celebration
Robin Elander is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. Recently she sat down with Mark and Patrick to talk about the upcoming 3-day festival and the workshop that runs for two months leading up to the big weekend. This year’s celebration is June 22-24 in downtown Santa Barbara, ending up at Alameda Park for a well-attended parade after-party. We talked with Robin about the challenges of running such a creative endeavor and what it was like behind the scenes.
Sabith Khan Ph.D. Habits of the Heart
Sabith Khan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Management at California Lutheran University. He’s passionately interested in what drives us to give our hard-earned money to good causes and how this affects civil society, religion, and politics.
Narelle Wickham, Mental Health and our Youth
Narelle Wickham is a forensic mental health clinician, here visiting Santa Barbara for the summer from Canberra, Australia. This conversation opened up a window into why mental illness is such a driving factor in school violence and how educators can be taught to recognize early warning signs.