David Schaeman and Jacob Greenspan

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David Schaeman, Singer /Songwriter /Musician, is a 15 year old Freshman at Santa Barbara High School who lives and breathes music. Writing songs since the age of 11, David has had the opportunity to work with Kenny Loggins and David Foster. David studies Opera at the Music Academy of the West, and hones his songwriting skills with famed Singer/Songwriter JR …

Speaker J.R Richards

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J. R. Richards is the lead singer/songwriter for alternative rock band Dishwalla. He has appeared in the films Almost Anything, 2:13 and Morning (which he also scored) and he guest starred on Charmed as himself. Richards also sang the title role in a concert production of Jesus Christ Superstar with the Golden State Pops Orchestra. Dishwalla had a #1 hit …

Speaker Diane Gromala

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As a designer at Apple in the 1980s, Gromala’s job was to imagine how people would use paradigm-shifting technologies. Drawing on a lifetime love of photographing roadkill and things that provoke gut responses, she was consumed by wondering how multimedia affected our many senses, including our inner, usually quiescent senses. Gromala doggedly pursued this at Yale University, earning an MFA. …

Speaker Dr. Keith Witt

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Dr. Keith Witt is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author who has lived and worked in Santa Barbara, CA. for over thirty-eight years. He received his BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling Psychology from UCSB, and his PH.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute. He was licensed as an MFT in 1975 and as Clinical Psychologist in 1988. Dr. …

Speakers Karen and Colin Archipley

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KAREN ARCHIPLEY Co-owner, Archi’s Acres Co-owner, Veterans Sustainability Agriculture Training (VSAT) program Karen Archipley, once an international hat designer and manufacturer, brings her business and marketing expertise to Archi’s Acres and the VSAT program. Karen heads up the recruiting of students and identifies employment opportunities and entrepreneurship assistance for VSAT graduates as well as marketing and Sales of Archi’s Acres …

Speaker Joseph Hei

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Joseph Hei is the President and co-founder of Orbit Baby. Orbit Baby applies advanced engineering, innovative design and high-tech materials to create strollers and car seats that are elegantly simple, intuitive to use and unsurpassed in real-world safety. Orbit Baby and its products have been featured in Wired, Business 2.0, and Fast Company, and is the leading choice for discerning …

Speaker John Seigel Boettner

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CARPE DIEM reads the big yellow road sign above John Seigel Boettner’s classroom door. Son, husband, and dad . . . teacher, student, and friend, John is a humble and wand-waving member of the good fairies, those charged with keeping alive the sparkle of wonder in children young and old . . . of noticing the extraordinary in the everyday …

Speaker Tom Snow

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Tom Snow is one of the most respected and recorded songwriters of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. His work can be found in virtually every genre. Artists as diverse as Barbra Streisand, Little Feat, Selena and Ray Charles have performed his songs. Tom was born in 1947, in Princeton, NJ. In 1965 he entered the Berklee College of Music in …

Speaker Barry Berkus

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Barry A. Berkus, A.I.A., UCSB and USC alumnus, is the founder and President of B3 Architects and Berkus Design Studio. He has remained on the forefront of design in the US and abroad for over forty-five years. His offices have spanned across the globe, in locations such as Malaysia, Japan and Australia, and have received more than 450 design and …

Speaker Dr. Eric Goodman

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Dr. Eric Goodman is the Founder and creator of Foundation Training, a body weight based exercise system that is changing what was believed to be proper human movement. Eric has a Bachelors in Physiology and Nutrition, as well as a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Eric teaches people, often with severe chronic pain, how to develop powerful movement patterns which eliminate pain …