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Matt Kettmann

Paul Wellman

Matt Kettmann


Matt Kettmann


DINO-MIGHT! From deep-sea dive suits at SBCC to AK-74 machine guns in Nagorno-Karabakh, Senior Editor Matt Kettmann has handled a lot of gear in his nearly 14 years of working at The Santa Barbara Independent, but his meeting with the Chiodo Bros — who make the S.B. Zoo’s dinosaur puppets — was the first time he ever put on a dino skeleton. “The beast was surprisingly easy and intuitive to use,” said Kettmann, who said his 3-year-old son, Mason, is a big fan of Duncan the dinosaur and thinks his 9-month-old daughter, Madeline, will enjoy the new baby triceratops, too. Read his story, which kicks off the annual Summer Camp Guide.



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