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Roger Durling

Stories by Roger

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Rori Trovato

Chatting Yarn and Parenting with Santa Barbara’s Ice Cream Entrepreneur

Chatting yarn and parenting with Santa Barbara’s ice cream entrepreneur.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Jennifer Zacharias

Talking Family and France with the Public Relations Expert and Owner of JZPR

Talking family and France with the public relations expert and owner of JZPR.

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The Legend of Hank Pitcher

Into the Studio and Spirit of Santa Barbara’s Painter, Professor, Athlete, and Environmentalist

Dive into the studio and spirit of Santa Barbara’s painter, professor, athlete, and environmentalist.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: James Siao

Talking Food and Fundraising-by-Bike with the Chef of Finch & Fork in the Canary Hotel

Talking food and fundraising-by-bike with the chef of Finch & Fork in the Canary Hotel.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Victoria Juarez

Talking Mentorship and Opportunity with the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

Talking mentorship and opportunity with the executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Sara Caputo

Talking Efficiency, Implementation, and Goals with the Workflow Expert and Coach

Talking efficiency, implementation, and goals with the workflow expert and coach.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Amy DiGregorio

Talking Hard Work and Creativity with the Handbag and Jewelry Designer

Talking hard work and creativity with the handbag and jewelry designer.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Barbara Hirsch

Chatting Music and Yoga with the Multitasking Business Owner and Recording Engineer

Chatting music and yoga with the multitasking business owner and recording engineer.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Laurence Hauben

Chatting Food and Ingredients with the Chef, Writer, and Owner of Market Forays

Chatting food and ingredients with the chef, writer, and owner of Market Forays.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Lorraine Rowden Neenan

Talking Early Education with the Director of Children’s Services for the CAC

Talking early education with the director of children’s services for the Community Action Commission.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Steve Ortiz

Talking Community with the President of the United Way of Santa Barbara County

Talking community with the president of the United Way of Santa Barbara County.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Ken Saxon

Talking Nonprofit Success and Self-Care with the Creator of Leadership From Within

Talking nonprofit success and self-care with the creator of Leadership From Within.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Paul Wellman

Talking Pictures Big and Small with The Independent’s Photographer

Talking pictures big and small with The Independent’s longtime photographer.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Lisa Amador

Talking Relationships and Honesty with the Owner of Santa Barbara Matchmaking

Talking relationships and honesty with the owner of Santa Barbara Matchmaking.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Raissa Smorol

Chatting Education with the Development Director of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation

Chatting education with the development director of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Hugh Margerum

Talking Art and Time with the Renaissance Man Behind the Presidio Neighborhood

Talking art and time with the renaissance man behind the Presidio Neighborhood.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: David Fortson

Saving the World with the Founder of LoaTree and LoaCom

Saving the world with the founder of LoaTree and LoaCom

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Mimi DeGruy

Talking About Mike DeGruy with His Widow, Mimi DeGruy, Who’s Making a Film About His Love for Oceans

Talking about Mike DeGruy with his widow, Mimi DeGruy, who’s making a film about his love for oceans.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Frederick Janka

Talking Artistic Power with the Development Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art

Talking artistic power with the development director of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Deja Re

Talking Transgender Issues and More with the Entertainer and Advocate

Talking transgender issues and more with the entertainer and advocate.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Tyler Tomblin

Chatting Niceness and Apathy with Co-Owner of Stagecoach Wine Tours

Chatting niceness and apathy with the co-owner of Stagecoach Wine Tours.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Sigrid Wright

Talking Climate Change and Canning Peaches with the CEO of the Community Environmental Council

Talking climate change and canning peaches with the CEO of the CEC.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Ingrid Luna

Chatting Santa Barbara Survival and Creativity with Ensemble Theatre’s Scenic Artist

Chatting Santa Barbara survival and creativity with Ensemble Theatre’s scenic artist.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Noel Cohen

Talking Video Conferencing and Resilience with Zoom’s Senior Accounts Executive

Talking video conferencing and resilience with Zoom’s senior accounts executive.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Pamme Mickelson

Talking Hope and Honesty with the Executive Director of the Alano Club

Talking hope and honesty with the executive director of the Alano Club.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Patsy Hicks

Talking Art and Inspiration with the Museum of Art’s Director of Education

Talking art and inspiration with the Museum of Art’s director of education.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: David Starkey

Talking Writing and Publishing with Santa Barbara’s Gentle Poet and Professor

Talking writing and publishing with Santa Barbara’s gentle poet and professor.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Brannan Mason

Talking Headphones, Generosity, and Flakiness with the Co-Founder of Noble Audio

Talking headphones, generosity, and flakiness with the co-founder of Noble Audio.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Monica Orozco

Chatting History and Change with Old Mission Santa Barbara’s Executive Director

Chatting history and change with Old Mission Santa Barbara’s executive director.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Michal Wiesbrock

Talking Shopping and Barbra Streisand with the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast Director

Talking shopping and Barbra Streisand with the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast director.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Kim Davis

Talking Personal Rebirth and Child Advocacy with the Executive Director of CASA

Talking personal rebirth and child advocacy with the executive director of CASA.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Neal Graffy

Collecting Artifacts and Stories with Santa Barbara’s Esteemed Historian, Author, and Lecturer

Collecting artifacts and stories with Santa Barbara’s esteemed historian, author, and lecturer.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Steve Windhager

Talking Native Plants and Conservation with the Executive Director of the S.B. Botanic Garden

Talking native plants and conservation with the executive director of the S.B. Botanic Garden.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Sharon Byrne

Chatting with the Executive Director of the Milpas Community Association

Chatting with the executive director of the Milpas Community Association.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Robert Traner-McDermott

Getting to Know the Longtime Teacher and Lead Singer of Tequila Mockingbird

Getting to know the longtime teacher and lead singer of Tequila Mockingbird.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Dan Fontaine

Talking Nature and Froofy Beer with the Executive Director of the Wilderness Youth Project

Talking nature and froofy beer with the executive director of the Wilderness Youth Project.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Ashleigh Davis

Talking with Montecito Bank & Trust's Community Outreach Coordinator

Talking with Montecito Bank & Trust's community outreach coordinator.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: York Shingle

Chatting with the Cabinet Maker Who Doubles as Roller Derby’s Lady Faga

Chatting with the cabinet maker who doubles as roller derby’s Lady Faga.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Bob Lovejoy

Sipping Martinis with the Owner of Three Pickles Deli and the Pickle Room

Sipping martinis with the owner of the Three Pickles Deli and the Pickle Room.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Chris Casebeer

Considering Life, Death, and Work with the Legendary Athlete and Realtor

Considering life, death, and work with the legendary athlete and realtor.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Donna Barranco Fisher

Talking Kids and Overcoming Hardship with the Executive Director of Storyteller Children’s Center

Talking kids and overcoming hardship with the executive director of Storyteller Children’s Center.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Chuck Flacks

Chatting Radness and Sadness with the Head of the Central Coast Collaborative On Homeless

Chatting radness and sadness with the head of the Central Coast Collaborative On Homeless.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Jeff Olsson

Talking Dogs, Bacon, Carols, and Culpability with the Chef-Owner of Industrial Eats

Talking dogs, bacon, carols, and culpability with the chef-owner of Industrial Eats.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Jill Remy

Chatting Events, Cat Ladies, and Littles with the Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

Chatting events, cat ladies, and littles with Santa Barbara’s wedding planner extraordinaire.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Dr. John Keating

Talking Optimism and Anesthesia with the Medical Director of Sansum’s Foothill Surgery Center

Talking optimism and anesthesia with the medical director of Sansum’s Foothill Surgery Center.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Kenny Osehan

Talking Speedy Gonzales and Green Lights with the Motelier and Co-Founder of the Social Shelter Club

Talking Speedy Gonzales and green lights with the motelier and co-founder of the Shelter Social Club.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Ernesto Paredes

Talking Truth, Service, and Diphthongs with the Executive Director of Easy Lift

Talking truth, service, and diphthongs with the executive director of Easy Lift.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Jason Baker

Talking Health and Happiness with the Founder of Fitness 805

Talking health and happiness with the Founder of Fitness 805.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Karen Lytle

Talking About Singing and More with the Founder of Santa Barbara Voice Academy

Talking about singing and more with the founder of Santa Barbara Voice Academy.

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The S.B. Questionnaire: Robin Elander

Talking Surf, Sunshine, and Idealism with Summer Solstice’s New Executive Director

Talking surf, sunshine, and idealism with Summer Solstice’s new executive director.

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