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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 Independent.com 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: Kristen Desmond

Talking food and kitties with the owner of Flagstone Pantry Read story.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Lynn Brittner

Talking Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Mead, and more with the head of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum Read story.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Amy Isabella Chalker

Talking artisan eats, zero-waste products, and authenticity with the creator of Isabella Gourmet Foods Read story.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ivy Vahanian

Talking theater, hubris, and tenacity with cofounder of The Producing Unit Read story.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: David Kim

Talking islands, real estate, and parenting with the president of SBAOR Read story.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Michele Schneider

Talking lemons, sausages, and parenthood with the business development director of the Goleta Chamber of Commerce Read story.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Mike McGee

The director of the Pacific Sound Chorus talks barbershop quartets and Disney. Read story.

Monday, September 4, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Jordan Killebrew

Combatting implicit bias with the communications officer of the Santa Barbara Foundation Read story.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ashley Tidey

Talking nurture, education, and mission with Laguna Blanca English teacher Ashley Tidey Read story.

Monday, August 21, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Forrest Leichtberg

Talking community with the founder of the Consciousness Network Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., August 14, 2017
Updated 10:56 a.m., August 16, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Stephen Goularte

Talking sailing, cuisine, and family with the captain of 'Whisper.' Read story.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Rhonda Henderson

Talking Fiesta and the zoo with La Presidente Read story.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Cecily Barrie

Talking sailing the high seas and running restaurants with the manager of Bar 29 Read story.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Amy Cooper

Talking retail integrity with the owner of Plum Goods. Read story.

Monday, July 17, 2017

SB Questionnaire: Samantha Eve

Talking cupcakes and musicals with the founder of Out of the Box Theatre Company. Read story.

Monday, July 10, 2017
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