The Santa Barbara Questionnaire

As head of the film festival for the past decade, Roger Durling encounters many of Santa Barbara's familiar faces every day. In this series of short, insightful interviews, which will run on every Monday morning, he introduces us to some of the more interesting people who live and/or work in our fair town, showing off the personal side of newsmakers, politicians, artists, and many other proud Santa Barbarians.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Rori Trovato

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Jennifer Zacharias

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: James Siao

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Victoria Juarez

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Sara Caputo

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Amy DiGregorio

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Barbara Hirsch

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Laurence Hauben

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Lorraine Rowden Neenan

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Steve Ortiz

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ken Saxon

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Paul Wellman

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

Monday, January 2, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Lisa Amador

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

Monday, December 26, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Raissa Smorol

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

Monday, December 19, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Hugh Margerum

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

Monday, December 12, 2016
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