Episodes

November 16, 2021

Ep. 19 Fighting for Every Child’s Tomorrow with Beth & Brad Thorp

Leading the charge in supporting families who have children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, diseases, and disorders.

November 09, 2021

Ep. 18 How Murals Bring People Together: A Conversation with Bryan Snyder

Connecting the Community Through Murals.

November 02, 2021

Ep. 17 Responding to the Call with Carlsbad Police Chief Mickey Williams

Becoming Blue: Mickey Williams’ Journey to Become the Chief of Police

October 26, 2021

Ep. 16 Financial Knowledge is Power with Wells Fargo VP, Chafic Rouhana

How the bank focuses on putting its customers first.

October 19, 2021

Ep. 15 Strengthening Your Body & Life with Fortis Fitness Owner, Adam Jacobs

A gym that combines hot yoga, cycling, TRX, group exercise classes, and personal training, so everyone can strengthen their physical and mental health.

October 12, 2021

Ep. 14 Connecting Through the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce with Kathleen McNary

A relational powerhouse as she connects with people and helps businesses succeed

September 28, 2021

Ep. 12 How VANC Serves America's Heroes with Lori Boody

Lori Boody’s Heart for the Military

September 21, 2021

Ep. 11 Engaging People Through Visual Storytelling with Chris Ryan

Storytelling and Visual Branding.

September 14, 2021

Ep. 10 Writing & Publishing Stories with Teen Author, Shanti Hershenson

The Chronicles of Ziel DeLaine series.

September 07, 2021

Ep. 9 Building a Community-Centered Business with Armand & Michele Amoranto

A passion for serving the Carlsbad community. Bio-One is a specialized cleaning company that is committed to helping people in their greatest times of need.

August 31, 2021

Ep. 8 Here to Stay: A Talk with Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Manager Geoff Gray

How Geoff got into the hospitality industry, the beautiful remodel at the resort...

August 24, 2021

Ep. 7 Contagious Kindness with Kids for Peace Co-Founder, Jill McManigal

The Great Kindness Challenge: The Movement That Became a Wildfire

August 17, 2021

Ep. 6 Elevating the Human Experience Through Music with Carolyn Grant

Carolyn Grant, executive director of the Museum of Making Music, joined Bret Schanzenbach on the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast. Together, they talk about the power music has to inspire and unite communities, and how the museum is...

August 10, 2021

Ep. 5 The Business of Community: A Conversation with Mayor Matt Hall

On this episode of the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast, Bret Schanzenbach spoke with Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall about the past, present, and future of the city. They talk about how Mayor Hall became an elected official, the ways that the...

August 03, 2021

Ep. 4 Serving the Community at Tri-City Medical Center with Aaron Byzak

In this episode, Bret Schanzenbach spoke with his good friend, Aaron Byzak, the chief external affairs officer for Tri-City Medical Center. Aaron explains how his passions inform his career, how he switched from being an EMT to being involved in...

July 27, 2021

Ep. 3 America’s Heroes Live Here: An Interview with Amy Forsythe

On this episode of the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast, Bret Schanzenbach spoke with Amy Forsythe, former Marine and the current U.S. Navy Public Affairs Officer. They talk about her service as a Combat Correspondent where she had the opportunity to report from combat zones, Camp Pendleton’s new 9/11 memorial, how she is using her gifts as a storyteller to memorialize those who have laid down their lives for this nation, and why so many military members love to live in North County.

July 22, 2021

Ep. 2 The Show Must Go On: An Interview with New Village Arts’ Director, Alex Goodman

Alex Goodman, the managing director of New Village Arts, joined Bret Schanzenbach on the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast to discuss the exciting things happening at the theater. They talk about Alex’s journey from the Midwest to California, the innovative ways New Village Arts is connecting with the community, and the upcoming original musicals that you will definitely want to see during their 20th anniversary season.

July 13, 2021

Ep. 1 The Power of Experiences in LEGOLAND California with Kurt Stocks

In this conversation with LEGOLAND California President, Kurt Stocks, we discuss what led him from his home in Australia to Malaysia and then to California, and how an experience at LEGOLAND with his son encouraged him to leave his role as a businessman in the health and fitness industry and become a leader at one of the most popular theme parks in the world.