March 28, 2023

Ep. 76 New Haven Youth & Family Services Believes in New Beginnings

New Haven Youth & Family Services CEO Doreen Quinn shares the challenges and triumphs of helping young adolescent boys restore their dignity and self-worth.

March 21, 2023

Ep. 75 Meet the Chief “Joy Activator” at Chuao Chocolatier

Michael Antonorsi, Chuao Chocolatier shares joy with the world through delicious and engaging chocolate experiences.

March 14, 2023

Ep. 74 The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, Benefitting Carlsbad Now & Forever

They are the charity that funds other charities. Get to know The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, and hear how they do it all with Chair Justin Peek.

March 07, 2023

Ep. 73 Brighter Windows, Brighter Future - The Freedom Window Cleaning Story

Freedom Window Cleaning enjoys a spotless reputation, and with good reason. Lupe and Kolan Hairston’s team clean with pride and add new life to your windows.

February 28, 2023

Ep. 72 Did You Know The San Diego Food Bank Feeds 400,000 Families a Month?

Get to know CBAD’s Non-Profit of the Year, 2022 - The San Diego Food Bank. Join CEO Casey Castillo to learn about all the good they do for our families in need. We all experience storms in life, and The San Diego Food Bank is there to help and...

February 21, 2023

Ep. 71 CBAD High School Teacher of the Year 2022 Shares Some Classroom Wisdom

For Kim Wakefield, teaching Spanish has always been much more than simply teaching a language. It’s teaching another culture in a very open and passionate way.

February 14, 2023

Ep. 70 The “War Against Litter” Takes Education, Engagement and Outreach

I Love a Clean San Diego leads and inspires our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment through example, outreach and local involvement. Learn the fascinating history behind I Love a Clean San Diego.

February 07, 2023

Ep. 69 Photos That Teach High School Seniors They Are Worthy and Beautiful

Photography by Melanie Robertson with hair and makeup by Rosanna Nykanen together capture the essence of their HS Senior subjects in breathtaking ways.

January 31, 2023

Ep. 68 Inspiring the Young Men of Army & Navy Academy to Succeed

Hear the inspirational story of Rory Graham, his life, legacy, and the Foundation founded by his mother, helping to inspire the young men of Army & Navy Academy Good role models are hard to come by. For the young men of the Army & Navy...

January 24, 2023

Ep. 67 The Coast News: A Commitment to Cover the News That Matters to You

Associate Publisher Chris Kydd gives the inside scoop on The Coast News, from its colorful history and commitment to our community, to its brave new future.

January 17, 2023

Ep. 66 After 225 Years, Learn Why Mission San Luis Rey is King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey will be celebrating its 225th anniversary this year. Gwyn Grimes shares the Mission’s best stories - from its history to the gift shop!   Join us for an in-depth conversation about Mission San Luis Rey, the largest of...

January 10, 2023

Ep. 65 There’s a Lot More to Math Than Middle School – An Interview with Calavera Hills Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, Edric Uy

Meet Carlsbad’s Middle School Teacher of the Year 2022 Winner, Edric Uy, who makes math engaging, energetic and relatable to the real world for his students.

January 03, 2023

Ep. 64 Helping Humans & Nature Prosper Together: An Interview with Anne Middleton of ECOLIFE Conservation

ECOLIFE Conservation’s mission is to take a humanitarian approach to conservation, so environments, ecosystems and civilization can coexist and thrive together.

December 13, 2022

Ep. 63 Taking Action Kills Hesitancy Every Single Time - A Preview of “The Y Method” with Wade Blair

The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome Wade Blair as the guest presenter at the very first First Friday Breakfast of the New Year! Why do people set goals and never take the next steps to properly see them through? Wade Blair introduces “The Y Method” in this informative interview.

December 06, 2022

Ep. 62 Barrio Glassworks: Authentic European Glassblowing Right Here in Carlsbad

The Murano glass masters of Venice, Italy have been creating art in glass for generations.  Now, that one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted artisan glass can be found right here in Carlsbad, CA at Barrio Glassworks.

November 29, 2022

Ep. 61 Applying “Business Intelligence” to The School of Business Administration at Cal State San Marcos - an Interview with the Dean, Ronald Ramirez

Meet Ronald Ramirez, the new Dean of The Business School at Cal State San Marcos. His mission: to help students prepare to be outstanding future professionals. Stepping into a new position is always challenging, and Ronald Ramirez meets it head-on.

November 15, 2022

Ep. 60 The Lightning Rise of Thunder Rugby - A Conversation with Founder and President Josh Williams

Humility, respect, camaraderie, and excellence: how the core values of Thunder Rugby translate to life on the field and off - an interview with Josh Williams. For most of us, rugby is a bit of a mystery. Is it more like soccer or football?

November 07, 2022

Ep. 59 Preventing Homelessness Takes a Rapid Response - a Conversation with Lela Panagides

Helping people through the greatest crisis in their lives, getting them housed and back on their feet – that’s the mission of Rapid Response Housing Solutions.

November 01, 2022

Ep. 58 The Sage Leader of Sage Creek High School - A Conversation with Jesse Schuveiller

When teachers and staff genuinely care about their well-being and success, students thrive - that's the principle ambition of Sage Creek HS’s beloved principal. Amazing things are going on at Sage Creek HS – find out what it takes to serve the...

October 25, 2022

Ep. 57 The Bright Idea Behind The Bright App with Nerissa Zhang

In the world of personal fitness training, the excuses for not following through are many - until now. Hear how The Bright App, the world’s leading platform for live, one-on-one personal fitness training over Zoom, solves all the problems.

October 18, 2022

Ep. 56 The Sweet Taste of Success with Anita Bennett and the Sunset Bay Candy Company

Anita Bennett revives the tradition of business gift-giving, one piece of home-style candy at a time - with hand-made delights at the Sunset Bay Candy Company.

October 11, 2022

Ep. 55 Coaching, Consulting and Cracking the Code - Go from Functional to Optimal in Your Business

Sometimes running a business is different than doing what you’re good at. Robyn Koenig has cracked the code to help business owners figure out how to do both.

October 04, 2022

Ep. 54 The Senior Experience Program - Providing Clarity of Mission, Purpose, and Direction for Students and Businesses in North County

Miguel de Jesus’ mission is to help companies achieve their breakthrough goals, dreams, and aspirations. Learn how he does it in this riveting interview.

September 27, 2022

Ep. 53 Daylight, Innovation, and Inspiration - the Solatube Story

Solatube is the world’s leader in natural lighting systems. Get the inside story of how they push the envelope of innovation and creative inspiration every day, from their VP, Neall Digert.