Speaker Date Topic
Joan Reynolds, Schools of Hope Mar 19, 2018
"Teaching Young Children to Read"
Melinda Barnard, Professor Mar 26, 2018
"Evolution of Our Free Press."

Professor Melinda Barnard is retired chair of the journalism department at Sonoma State University and Vice Provost. Topics will include Fake News.

Larry Heiges Apr 02, 2018
"Sonoma County Pension Problems"
Ari Rosen, Founder Apr 09, 2018
"Corazon Healdsburg"

Ari Rosen is owner of Campo Fina Restaurant and formerly Scopa, and founder of Corazon Healdsburg, He is dedicated to helping hospitality employees cope with the challenges of living here.

Paul Frechette Apr 16, 2018
"Rotary Issues Moving Forward"
Penny Cleary Apr 23, 2018
"Sutter Healthcare Cancer Program"
Donna Zapata Apr 30, 2018
"Redwood Credit Union Business Development"

Donna Zapata is Redwood Credit Union business development officer and recently received Latina Hall of Fame award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Jason Boaz, Fire Chief May 07, 2018
"Healdsburg Fire Department"

Jason Boaz is a Sonoma County native and a 20 year fire service veteran. He has lived in Healdsburg since 1989 and a graduate of the Santa Rosa Junior College Fire Academy. Chief Boaz began his career as a Reserve Firefighter with the City of Healdsburg. After spending time working for Skywalker Ranch Fire in Marin County and Boise City Fire Department in Idaho, Jason came back to Healdsburg as an Fire Engineer in 2002.  He spent 10 years as a Fire Captain, with three as the department Training Officer. Jason has served as Fire Chief for two and a half years and oversees a staff of 10 full-time personnel and 19 reserve firefighters. He also is currently the Vice President of the Sonoma County Fire Chiefs Association and a member of the REDCOM dispatch board of Directors. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethics and Public Policy from The University of California Santa Barbara and will be completing his Masters in Public Administration from Sonoma State in 2018. He lives in the Dry Creek Valley with his Wife Alison and four children.


Murphy Freelen May 14, 2018
"Corporate Intrigue"
Carla Howell, CEO, Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce May 21, 2018
"Healdsburg Business Climate"
Dark - Memorial Day Holiday May 28, 2018
Claudia Vecchio, CEO Jun 04, 2018
"Sonoma County Tourist Bureau"

Claudia Vecchio was recently appointed CEO of Sonoma County Tourist Bureau.

Brooke Tansley, Executive Producer Jun 11, 2018
"Sonoma Laughfest"

Sonoma Laughfest is a three night comedy festival in Sonoma, Santa Rosa, and Healdsburg featuring about 100 sketch, stand-up, comedy bands, and improv comedians from all over the country who have appeared on over 100 television shows, such as Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Key and Peele, Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I Met Your Mother, and Silicon Valley. Sonoma Laughfest is the only comedy festival in the North Bay offering multiple comedy forms, and is an in person binge-watch that's affordable and crafted for our local community.

For more information, check out sonomalaughfest.com.