Santa Barbara Talks is my creative endeavor. I have spent countless hours interviewing sources and sharing their perspectives with Santa Barbara readers throughout my 20-year career in journalism. Their published quotes represented a mere fraction of our interaction. This podcast is my effort to bring complete conversations with key local figures to life in a format that allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard on the important issues that matter to all of us.
My full-time job is a reporter at Noozhawk.com, and I also teach journalism part-time at Santa Barbara City College. I have won several journalism awards on elder abuse, public transit and breaking news. I worked for two years as the City Hall reporter in San Jose, the 10th biggest city in the nation.