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Just a Good Conversation

Just a Good Conversation

By Matt Brown

Who doesn't love to sit down and have a good conversation with someone. Just a Good Conversation host Matt Brown plans on doing just that as he sits down and talks to creatives, coaches, business owners and more. All with the intention of giving you a little inset into their world and learn a little. Nothing is really off limit as long as it's a good conversation.
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Just a Good Conversation: Chad Cordero
Just a Good Conversation: Chad Cordero
Chad Cordero is one of the greatest baseball players to ever wear a Cal State Fullerton uniform. For three years (01-03) he was unstoppable on the mound. He was drafted by the Expos in the 1st round (20th overall). Cordero's best season was in 2005, when he was an All-Star and won the Rolaids Relief Man Award. During the period of 2005–2007, he recorded 113 saves. He completed the 2005 season with 47 saves, leading the major leagues, and was selected to the National League pitching staff for the 2005 MLB All-Star game. Cordero (at age 25 years and 86 days) became the second youngest player in baseball history to reach 100 saves in a career. (Francisco Rodríguez is the youngest at 24 years and 246 days old. Cordero missed almost all of the 2008 season after undergoing surgery to repair a labrum tear, an injury he suffered in April.[2] On October 30, 2008 the Nationals sent him outright to AAA Syracuse, and he rejected the assignment, becoming a free agent. Among other reasons for Cordero's rejection was that he was displeased with how he found out that he would be "non-tendered" by the Nationals at the end of the season—via an impromptu comment made by Nationals' GM Jim Bowden on a radio show in July. Chad has two children: Riley and Tehya. Tehya died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2010. He was named head coach of the Iolani softball team in Hawaii.
01:54:39
November 11, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Lester
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Lester
Paul Lester has been covering golf for over 50 years. He's see some of the greatest golf to ever played the game. We talk about getting into the business, he's fames father Buddy Lester, the Rat pack and jack hammers. He's book Beyond the Fairway, Timeless Images From the Lens of Golf Legendary Photographer Paul Lester, is a celebration of Pauls's gifted ability and fifty years in the industry. Catching just the right picture at the right moment in time. Foreword by Jim Nantz and Introduction by Barbara Nicklaus. Fifteen memorable themed chapters and pictures. He has captured priceless photography images of the golf greats, and celebrity figures that graced and made golf what it is today. You can find his book on Amazon and his website https://beyondthefairway.square.site
01:43:08
October 28, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee
Mike Greenlee and I sit down talk about MLB baseball playoffs.  We are both Dodgers fans and we discuss their game against San Diego as well as the Yankees, Albert Pujols, Angels and more. Mike is in the Cal State Fullerton Hall of Fame as he was a pitcher with a devastating slider. I've shot over 1000 MLB games and spent 4 years as the Angels team photographer. We both worked together at CSF covering college baseball and doing a documentary on Rosenblatt Stadium in 2010.
01:34:49
October 21, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Jason Halley
Just a Good Conversation: Jason Halley
Jason is a CSU, Chico alumnus in communication design and former photo editor for The Orion. He also has an MFA in photography from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Previously, he worked as a staff photographer for the Chico Enterprise-Record, where he won two first-place awards for his photos from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Among his duties are taking photos for Chico State publications and web pages, covering campus events, and managing a database of university images. We talk about finding his love of photography, his newspaper career and finding home at Chino State.
01:57:18
October 14, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Cristina Salvador Klenz
Just a Good Conversation: Cristina Salvador Klenz
Cristina Salvador Klenz, a photojournalist, freelance photographer, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism degree majoring in Photojournalism (1986). Cristina's documentary photography work on the Roma culture has been published worldwide in Aperture, Geo France, Interfacemagazine in Paris, and the textbook Photojournalism the Professional's Approach. She also received a National Endowment for the Arts/WESTAF grant for her work on the Roma culture. She was a grant finalist for the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Nikon Documentary Grant. Her Roma images are in the collection of The Romani Archives & Documentation Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Cristina's interest in psychology inspired her to purse an additional Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Cal State University Long Beach (2005) and a Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction/Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State Univeristy (2015). In 2020 she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She currently works as a behavior intervention assistant for Long Beach (CA) Unified School District.
02:13:02
October 07, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Kyle Zedaker
Just a Good Conversation: Kyle Zedaker
Kyle Zedaker is in his fourth year as the Team Photographer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After graduating from LSU in 2016, Kyle landed an internship with the Minnesota Vikings for a season. College came calling in May of 2017 and Kyle found himself at the University of Tennessee. After wearing orange for 15 months he moved up sunshine state to work for the Bucs. We talk about find photography, pushing he's limits in his art and dealing with athletes.
02:19:17
September 30, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Christopher Bates
Just a Good Conversation: Christopher Bates
Christopher Bates is a proud family man and has passionately worked in sports medicine and human performance for over a decade. He is both a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), as well as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC). Bates' experiences and paradigms for excellence have led to the creation and establishment of several holistic sports medicine and athletic-performance skill development programs across all levels of athletics including Olympic, University, High School and youth. We talk about finding a college, picking a career and making his Industry better. Chris a wonderful podcast The ATLast Podcast.
02:18:30
September 23, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Dominic DiSaia
Just a Good Conversation: Dominic DiSaia
Dominic DiSaia is a native of Los Angeles. He once co-piloted an Italian Fighter Jet. He shares a birthdate with Albert Einstein. He drank beer from the Stanley Cup. And he was ejected from a basketball game after an altercation with Steve Urkel. Dominic loves the creative process and collaboration. He thrives on challenges. He has photographed the largest personalities in the sports world and has the ability to draw the best out of his subjects. We talked about spending the day with Vin Scully, getting autographs and opening on a photo studio. Check him out on instagram www.instagram.com/dominicdisaia and his website www.dominicdisaia.com. HIs new photo studio Fourteen Studio. www.fourteenstudios.com
02:05:23
September 16, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Hailey Pohevitz
Just a Good Conversation: Hailey Pohevitz
Being recruited as a college athlete is no easy matter, the choices you make will effect your life for ever, Hailey Pohevitz was the first in her family to go through this process. The battle scars of that experience and playing college soccer changed her forever, it turned out it made her stronger than ever. Hailey was recruited to Cal State Fullerton, for three years she was lost on the teams depth chart, a suspension on a team trip and then an injury was the final straw. She left CSUF and moves east to Southern Mississippi to finish out her playing career and start her career path in law enforcement. 
02:38:28
September 09, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Chris Brown
Just a Good Conversation: Chris Brown
I seat down with my mom Chris Brown and we talk about how she handled when my father Tom Brown passed away in 2001 unexpectedly. A couple years later she wrote a book about the experience and for years talked to groups about what to expect when it happens to you. 
01:00:54
September 02, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Olden
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Olden
Paul Olden is the current public address announcer for the New York Yankees at Yankees Stadium. He has been the announcer since the Yankees moved to their new ballpark in 2009. Born in Chicago, Olden moved with his family to Los Angeles  as a child. He attended Dorsey High school and Los Angeles City College. Olden was formerly a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Yankees,  Tamps Bay Devil Rays, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Eagles,  UCLA Bruins, Los Angels Rams, New York Jets, New York Nets and ESPN. Olden was the target of Los Angels Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda's infamous and profanity laden "Dave Kingman tirade" in 1978, in which Lasorda ranted at Olden (who worked at Los Angels radio station KLAC at the time) when he asked him about Kingman having hit three home runs against the Dodgers that day. He was also the PA announcer for 13 consecutive Super Bowls from 1993 to 2005.Olden replaced Jim Hill, the successor to Bob Sheppard, who had been the Yankees announcer since 1951.
01:39:15
August 12, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Jaime Maggio
Just a Good Conversation: Jaime Maggio
With two Emmy's under her belt Jaime Maggio has made a name for herself in the world of TV sports. Born in Long Island, New York, where she grew up to be an enthusiastic Mets and Giants fan with the help of her grandparents. When she was in 9th grade, she moved to California were find public speaking with the help of two insightful teachers who saw something in the young girl. She studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she graduated with a degree in communications. Maggio got her big break in 2011, her first year covering the NCAA tournament. Her next job was at Fox Sports Net where she worked as Operations Assistant/Regional Feed Cordinator (2001 – 2004), as a Talents Relations Cordinator from 2004 to 2006 and as a Production Manager from 2006 to 2008. Subsequently, she would go on to work for companies like GoTV Network, and Comcast Sportsnet as host of weekly show “Sixers Season Pass.” While at Comcast she won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for her sideline reporting on the Philadelphia 76ers. Since then, her career has been on a high. For three years, between December 2006 and September 2010, she worked as an On-Air Correspondent at Fox Interactive Media. She joined Turner Sports in 2011 and became notable for her coverage of the NBA playoffs, the MLB playoffs, and the NCAA tournament. She shares her working time with other juggernaut networks including the NFL where she appears on NFL Network Now and NFL Fantasy Live and on Spectrums Sports Net. She worked as the LA Angels reporter for two years before moving to the LA Lakers reporter.  You can see her on CBS 2 and KCAL 9 reporting on sports and the finding wonderful stories. Jaime loves long walks on the beach, reading great novels and spending time with dog Yogi, named after the great Yankees catcher Yogi Berra.
02:03:43
August 05, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Craig Bisacre
Just a Good Conversation: Craig Bisacre
Craig Bisacre is the Director of Photography for Texas A&M University Athletics, where he has been capturing the Aggies 18 Division-1 teams, focusing his lens on the impressive talents of their student-athletes, since 2019. Proud "Army Brat" developed his resiliency with 11 different military moves, including living abroad in South Korea. Bisacre graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and earned his Bachelor in Arts in Integrative Studies – Photojournalism. Before moving to College Station, Texas, he was the Head Photographer at Indiana University Athletics from 2017 to 2019 and the Assistant Photographer for the University of Tennessee Athletics from 2015 to 2017. His passion for photography is ever-changing. He loves the challenge of being able to visually tell the story of a split-second moment, without any words. He constantly strives to produce unique and engaging images that incorporate the true beauty of sports that are encapsulated way beyond just the game. When not taking photos, he enjoys life with his Golden Retriever, Oakley, fly fishing with his Dad and exploring the mighty outdoors with his Fiancé, Hayley.
01:55:58
July 29, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Kevin Reece
Just a Good Conversation: Kevin Reece
Kevin Reece is a New Yorker who found his way to LA in in 1986 and has never look back. Kevin has cover Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals and his favorite sport college football. For almost 40 years Kevin has travel the country covering sports, the early morning flights, games with pouring rain and long drives. We talk about growing up in New York in the 60's and 70's. Sneaking on to the floor to shoot basketball at Madison Square Garden, being a only children and motel pools in the south. 
02:47:33
July 23, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Nathaniel S. Butler
Just a Good Conversation: Nathaniel S. Butler
Nathaniel S. Butler have photographed more than 35 NBA Finals as the senior official NBA photographers. Based in the New York area, Butler has been covering the New York Knicks and New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets for the NBA since 1984. Butler went to St. John’s University and began photographing basketball games at Madison Square Garden, where the team played their larger games. At MSG, he met photographers from Sports Illustrated who were also there to cover the game. “I started working as an assistant which was basically an apprenticeship. It was the greatest experience ever,” Butler said. “At that time, Sports Illustrated was what we all aspired to do…it was the greatest learning experience I’ve ever had.” From that experience, Butler learned how to light indoor arenas and the importance of timing using the strobe system that restricts shooting to one photo every four seconds. He continued to shoot games at MSG and worked as an intern in the NBA PR Department in 1984, the same year David Stern was promoted to Commissioner. “There was no photography department back then,” Butler said. “David had just started NBA Entertainment, he wanted to archive the NBA history and document history.” At that time, the NBA did not send photographers to every game and the NBA Photo Department was nonexistent. Butler explained that the international market sparked a demand for NBA photos and, in 1985, the NBA Photos Department was created. “It started with me covering press conferences and talking my way into a Knicks game,” Butler said of his NBA photography career. Bernstein and Butler reminisce about the early days of covering NBA games, from dragging two miles of zip cords through arenas and stadiums to dealing with spontaneous strobe failures and being limited to a finite number of photos per roll of film. “What some of the younger people may not realize was that we were shooting with film…editing and processing the film was a labor-intensive process,” Butler said. Butler shares the memories behind some of his most iconic photos including the time when someone stole Michael Jordan’s jersey from the locker room and MJ had to wear a generic no. 12 jersey during the game on February 14, 1990. Other images include the iconic shot of Bill Russell and Michael Jordan with the MVP award which was taken in just a few frames. “These guys have 17 rings between them…This is what I talk about being fortunate enough to document things,” Butler said. Butler shares a documentary project he’s working on to sort the fact from fiction when it comes to NBA championship rings. “After you get one ring, you don’t get another ring…Bill Russell won 11 championships in 13 years. There’s a lot of urban myths about what you get instead of a ring,” Butler said.”Everyone talks about rings and championships…but Bill Russell may have gotten a tea set for winning an NBA Championship.”
02:17:54
July 15, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Everard Williams Jr.
Just a Good Conversation: Everard Williams Jr.
Everard Williams Jr. is has the look of a TV doctor and the voice for radio. He has a business degree and went to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California because he taught the bug. The photo bug. A working photographer for over 30 years Everard still has the drive and passion for his craft. Deeply curious and welling to push bounds in photography has pushed him into becoming an educator at the school he once attended. For over 20 years Everard has been help shape the next great photographers coming out of Art Center. After meeting him for 45 minutes I knew I had to have him on the podcast. We sit down and talk living in a house with a darkroom, discovering the magic in that room as well as the high and lows in a ones career. Talk a listen to us solve the worlds problems through photography. Check out his instagram https://www.instagram.com/everard_williams/?hl=en
02:22:46
July 08, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Luis Sinco
Just a Good Conversation: Luis Sinco
Luis Sinco is a photojournalist with more than 40 years of experience. His career started with small, ethnic community newspapers in Seattle and Los Angeles. In 1987, he got a job as a reporter-photographer with Copley Los Angeles Newspapers. He was a freelance photographer for four years before joining the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1997. Sinco was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for the Times—for coverage of the Northridge Earthquake and for the 2004 California wildfires. In 2003 and 2004, the Times assigned him to cover the war in Iraq. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his photographic coverage of the battle of Fallouja. Born Sept. 11, 1959, Sinco migrated from the Philippines to the United States as a child. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from the University of Washington. He has lived in Long Beach, California, since 1984
02:15:49
July 01, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Joe Johnston
Just a Good Conversation: Joe Johnston
Joe Johnston’s approach to photography is grounded in an earnest desire to serve his community through the lens of his camera. His most cherished assignments have given him the opportunity to document the events that shape the human experience. In particular, he is drawn to the beauty and destructive power of nature and humankind’s relationship with the environment. Joe has received awards from the Associated Press, the National Press Photographer's Association, The Society for News Design, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and others. His images have been published in newspapers around the country and the world, as well as in several magazines including National Geographic Explorer, The Surfer’s Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, and People. Joe is now works full time at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California as the University Photographer.
01:46:33
June 24, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Ben Orloff
Just a Good Conversation: Ben Orloff
Ben Orloff finished his fifth year atop the Anteater baseball program as head coach and 10th season with the program for the 2022-23 school year. Orloffassumed the reins of UC Irvine Baseball in July of 2018 as the ninth head coach in program history. Orloff initially joined the coaching staff in 2014 as an assistant rising to associate head coach in the five years since. In his first year in 2019, he took the team to a second-place finish in the Big West going 37-17 overall with 21 home wins. The Anteaters returned to the postseason stage in 2021 reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his coaching career, ninth time in Division I, and 14th time in program history. The team was crowned Big West champions winning an all-time conference record 32 games. UCI finished with an overall record of 43-18 reaching the Stanford Regional taking the hosts to the Regional Final. His efforts scored his first Big West Coach of the Year accolade, the fourth for the program and third since joining the Big West. Coach Orloff and the Anteaters had their season shortened like every collegiate program in 2020. After just 15 games, the 'Eaters were 8-7. Spearheading the Anteater recruiting efforts, Orloff played at UCI from 2006-09 and became the program’s first Big West Player of the Year. An accomplished shortstop, Orloff won the 2009 Brooks Wallace Award and was also the first Anteater player to win an American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove award. A three-time All-American, Orloff also was named to two NCAA Tournament teams and helped UCI to four post-season berths. Recognized for his defensive talents, Orloff also evolved into a potent offensive threat, ending his collegiate career with a lifetime .320 batting average. Orloff is UCI’s all-time hit leader with 281 and owns the top mark in runs scored with 178. He leads all players with 241 games played and 877 at-bats. With 62 stolen bases, he is second in the UCI career annals and also dots the single-season records in multiple categories. Orloff led the nation two consecutive years in sacrifice hits and holds the NCAA single-season mark of 34 set in 2007 and in a career with 86. Orloff was drafted in the ninth round by the Houston Astros. He climbed to Double-A Corpus Christi, hitting .298 this season with 11 RBI on 39 hits with 20 runs scored before finishing out his professional career playing 355 games over five seasons. Orloff was also a participant in the World Baseball Classic in 2012 as a member of Team Israel. Israel was eliminated in the qualifying round with Orloff starting one of the three games
02:19:53
June 17, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Erik Helmstetter
Just a Good Conversation: Erik Helmstetter
Erik Helmstetter is a partner with Oder Investment Management, LLC. Erik’s responsibilities include portfolio management, investment plan construction and new client generation. He has been in the industry over 20 years and has previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. His experience is enhanced by his professional designations as a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. We talk about saving for the future at all ages, what to ask and what to know. Erik attended the University of California at Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Business Specialization.  While at UCLA he also played on the golf team.
48:45
June 10, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Scott Wilson
Just a Good Conversation: Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson is a Master Gardener in Colorado. As the Master Gardener at the Galileo Garden Project he managed and coordinated the garden activities for a school garden with 105 raised beds, a 42' dome greenhouse, and over 20,000 sq ft of growing space. This program educates students in gardening activities and produces thousands of pounds of healthy produce to the school district's lunch program.   He's in a new house, with a new garden, and building it from scratch. Every step is documented on his Gardener Scott YouTube channel. With almost 300,000 subscribers and 23 million views on gardening Scott Willson is the guy to turn too. Check out his channel www.youtube.com/c/GardenerScott/featured   Gardening in Colorado, and many other areas, can be quite challenging. We can all learn a more about gardening and he's here to help.   Join him on the journey through gardens past, present, and future. Through his gardens, your gardens, and the gardens of strangers. We're all on the journey together.
01:05:49
June 03, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Wyman Meinzer
Just a Good Conversation: Wyman Meinzer
Wyman Meinzer is the only official State Photographer of Texas, named so in 1997 by the Texas State Legislature and then Gov. George W. Bush, an honor he still holds today. He was raised on the League Ranch, a 27,000-acre ranch in the rolling plains of Texas. Since then, he has traveled to every corner of this great state and all points in between in search of the first and last rays of sunlight in its magnificent sweep across the Texas landscape. Meinzer graduated from Texas Tech in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management and was voted Outstanding Alumnus in 1987 by the department of Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University. He also received the Distinguished Alumnus award in 1995 from the School of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. In august of 1999, Meinzer was honored to give the graduation commencement address at his alma matter Texas Tech University.  During his 12 years as adjunct instructor in communications at Texas Tech University, Wyman was selected as Agriculture Communications Teacher of the Year in 2005. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Alumnus award from Texas Tech University in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedicated service. Post graduation Wyman spent five years as a professional predator hunter on the big ranches of the rolling plains. During this period he worked to perfect his photographic skills and now, after 33 years as a professional photographer, Wyman has photographed and /or written 24 large format books, and his images have appeared on more than 250 magazine covers throughout America. His images have appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic Books, Natural History, Ebony, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Audubon, Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Outdoor life, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Highways, Korea GEO, German GEO, Das Tier, Airone, Horzu, BBC Wildlife, and a host others. Honors include: Official State Photographer of Texas by the 75th Texas State Legislature, the John Ben Sheppard Jr. Award from the Texas State Historical Foundation for contributing to the preservation of Texas History through writing and photography, 1997 National Literary Award for the book, “Texas Lost: Vanishing Heritage” (with author Andrew Sansom), the San Antonio Conservation Award for the natural history book, “Roadrunner”, the 2003“Star of Texas Award”, from the Gillespie County Historical Society with author John Graves for their collaborative work, “Texas Hill Country”, and in 2011 the dual awards of “Texas Heroes Hall of Honor”, from the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas, and The A.C. Green Literary Award, presented to a distinguished Texas author for lifetime achievement. Meinzer is a self-taught historian who lives in Benjamin with his wife, Sylinda.  Along with his photography, Meinzer loves hunting with rifles, pistols and bow, flying and wood work.  David Baxter, former editor of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, described Meinzer best when he called him “a man with the eye of a nineteenth-century impressionist painter and the soul of a buffalo hunter”.
01:30:50
May 27, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: James Quantz
Just a Good Conversation: James Quantz
James Quantz is a commercial, advertising photographer. Things have been rolling along quite nicely for James, managing to work with some amazing clients over the past twenty years. James started a YouTube channel during Covid to fill his time. He shows some great behind the scenes stuff as well how and the why he made his images. www.youtube.com/c/QuantzPhoto/featured He has a great instagram page www.instagram.com/quantzphoto/ James also starting making a really cool photo product Pro Light Mods. Checkout his work and product.
01:45:16
May 20, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: John Biever
Just a Good Conversation: John Biever
John Biever was born in 1951 in Port Washington, Wi. He started photography working with his father, Vernon, who was the long time Green Bay Packer sideline photographer. John started shooting football in 1965 with him and recalls being at the NFL Championship game in Green Bay that year; Cleveland Browns, NFL legend Jim Brown’s last game. He vividly remembers shooting the 1967 NFL Championship game in Green Bay, the infamous ‘Ice Bowl’, played in -15 degree temperatures. A picture he took at that game, of Packer QB Bart Starr scoring the winning touchdown with less than 30 seconds to play, has been called one of the iconic photographs of NFL history. He was 16 at the time. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1973, he worked 13 years at the Milwaukee Journal & Sentinel, before leaving to freelance in 1986. He became a Sports Illustrated contract photographer in 1988, and a staff photographer in 1998. During his time at SI, he has been privileged to cover major sporting events, such as the 23 Masters Golf Tournaments, and 10 Olympics, including this year’s Games in London. He has been credited with 129 SI Covers, which ranks in the top five all time number.  He is one only photographer to have photographed all 56 Super Bowl games. He is a 2-time winner of the NFL Photographer of the Year’ plaque, awarded by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
02:16:12
May 13, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Lynn Rogers
Just a Good Conversation: Lynn Rogers
Lynn Rogers came to Cal State Fullerton as a student with aspirations of playing baseball. He picked up gymnastics in a classroom and the rest is history. The 1972 CSF graduate began coaching gymnastics at the Anaheim YMCA and with the Long Beach KIPS Club. Soon he launched the Titans’ program and ran it with his heart and soul for its first 24 years (1976 thru 1999), compiling an overall record of 246-115 (.681). He won the 1979 national championship (AIAW) and had three second-place (2 AIAW, 1 NCAA) and five third-place (3 AIAW, 2 NCAA) finishes. His Titans won 10 conference championships and nine regional championships and were regional runnersup four times. He was the national coach of the year in 1979 and a three-time Big West Conference coach of the year. As co-coach for the inaugural 1976 season with Charlotte Wolfe, he earned a salary of $500 with a budget of $500 more. He proceeded to win his first 71 matches spanning from 1976 to 1980 and he didn’t lose a home meet until the 1983 season.  Lynn and Bonnie Rogers invented Coach’s Oats in their home kitchen in 1992. That winter, they decided to make a special holiday breakfast for their friends. Coach and Bonnie loved steel cut oatmeal, but it took too long to cook, and rolled oats turned mushy and pasty. So they did what Coach always taught his athletes to do: They went back to basics. Coach and Bonnie experimented by grinding, sifting and cooking whole oats called groats. After a lot of hard work, they tried something new. They put the oats into the oven before grinding them and … magic! The oatmeal was textured, nutty and flavorful. It didn’t become soggy or pasty, and it took only a few minutes to cook. The Rogers’ family and friends loved the oatmeal, which quickly earned the nickname Coach’s Oats, and before long, Coach and Bonnie were grinding oats all weekend just to fill their friends’ orders. One admiring friend introduced the oats to a representative from Roman Meal Milling Company, and in 1996 Coach patented their oatmeal and Roman Meal began milling Coach’s Oats. Since those unassuming beginnings, Coach’s Oats has gained many fans throughout the United States and select international locations. Thanks to those fans, what started in the kitchen is now a healthy family owned business dedicated to making the best oatmeal ever. In other words, the story of Coach’s Oats is simple: Oatmeal has been reinvented.
01:26:20
May 06, 2022
Just a Good Conversation: Chet White
Just a Good Conversation: Chet White
Chet White completed his 12th season as the director of photography for University of Kentucky athletics department.  White is responsible for leading Kentucky’s award-winning photography department. In addition to serving as the primary photographer for the department, White oversees UK’s growing photography staff. Under White’s direction, the staff has expanded to cover all home events for UK’s 22 sports. White oversees the scheduling of all photoshoots and serves as the primary photographer for the men’s basketball team, including traveling to all away games and postseason events. He contributes heavily to Kentucky’s massive social media presence. An award-wining photographer, White was named the Kentucky Sports Photographer of the Year by the Kentucky News Photographer Association in March 2020. He also won first and third place in the sports action category at the 2018 KNPA photo contest. White also took home first place and third place at the 2017 KNPA contest in the sports feature category. He's earned honorable mention in the portrait category in multiple years. White previously worked as a staff photographer at the News and Advance in Lynchburg, Virginia. He began his career at the Morning News in Florence, South Carolina.
01:36:37
April 29, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Christina Burkenroad
Just a Good Conversation Christina Burkenroad
Christina Burkenroad is an American soccer player who plays as a forward for Liga MX Femenil club CF Monterrey. Born in San Diego, CA, she was only four years old when her mother past away. Her father suffered from depression and she became homeless for a time as well as a self described junkie. Christina hired a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton and played under Demian Brown. She signed with the Orlando Pride out of college, later finding here way to Norway to play for IK Grand Bodø. In July of 2020 Christina signed with Liga MX Femeni in Mexico. She has written a book about soccer and her journey. We talk about that and more on the podcast.
02:15:14
April 22, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Jordan Larson
Just a Good Conversation Jordan Larson
Jordan Larson is a three time (2012, 2016, 2021) USA Olympic Women's Volleyball player. Her 2021 Olympics win allowed her to complete the trifecta of winning an Olympic bronze, silver, and gold medal. Not bad for a kid from Hooper Nebraska. Jordan started her college volleyball career at the University of Nebraska. In 2006, she led the Huskers to the NCAA title and was named to the AVCA All-America First Team. In 2008, as a senior, she was named to the AVCA All-America First Team. She was also chosen as the Big 12 Player of the Year and the league's defensive player of the year; it was the first time that a player achieved both in the same year. Over her four-year college career, Larson had a total of 1,600 kills and 1,410 digs. Larson graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2008 with a degree in communications studies. On June 7, 2021, US National Team head coach Karch Kiraly announced Larson would be part of the 12-player Olympic roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, her third straight Olympic Games. She has discussed how this would be her last Olympics, and she became the fifth oldest volleyball player in USA history to be named to an Olympic roster. We talk about how it all started, growing up a small mid west town of 800 people, leadership, marriage and coaching. In January 2022, Larson was named as an assistant coach for the University of Texas women's volleyball team, her first collegiate coaching role.
01:10:14
April 15, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Marcus Vadas
Just a Good Conversation Marcus Vadas
Art director, producer, stand-up comedian, TV show host. If those job descriptions don’t conform to your image of a successful production executive, maybe that’s because you’ve never met one quite like Marcus Vadas. He has 15 years of experience creating and producing award-winning commercials, videos and documentaries. Just over 6 years ago Marcus co-founded Campsite Media House. We talk about his career path and what it took to get to where he is today. He understood very early on that staying in on e spot for to long is not a good with without growth. 
01:41:45
April 08, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Maxx Wolfson
Just a Good Conversation Maxx Wolfson
Maxx Wolfson has been working at Getty Images since 2003. He is the current Director of Photography for the Americas. At Getty Images, Maxx started working directly with the NBA working on images from photographers all over the league. He quickly transitioned to a field editor working in sports, news and entertainment. Maxx would be in charge of editing events ranging from the Super Bowl to the Academy Awards. In his time at Getty Images, it has taken him to major events all over the world. Through his work with many sports leagues, Maxx possesses a deep institutional knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in journalism. We talk about his time at UA and covering the great wildcat basketball teams. His 19 years at Getty and what he has learned along the way.
01:31:39
April 01, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Jay Seidel
Just a Good Conversation Jay Seidel
Drone talk with Jay Seidel; we talk about what's new, what's coming and all the new rules are happening to the drone world. Jay is professor and director of the Fullerton Drone Lab at Fullerton College. He has always had a passion for aviation as he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol as a teenager, where he flew gliders and immersed himself in all things aviation. This, coupled with his other passion of visual storytelling is what lead him to drones and to create the Fullerton Drone Lab at Fullerton College. He is a Part 107 certified UAS Pilot and has been flying drones since 2016. He is an AUVSI TOP (Level 3) UAV Instructor and is a member of the FAA’s Safety Team where he is a Drone Pro for Orange and Los Angeles counties. He regularly speaks across Southern California communities about drone safety and drone education. He wrote the textbook Drones: Training and Applications to Digital Imaging and has been a guest speaker and trainer at a variety of industry workshops and conferences. He is the president of the AUVSI Lindbergh Chapter, which include members from all areas of autonomous systems from all of Southern California. He served 12 years in the U.S. Army and California Army National Guard where he worked as an engineer and photojournalist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism of Cal State Long Beach and his master’s degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton. He is helping to build the drone journalism course and program at CSULB, San Diego State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. In addition to teaching drone tech courses, he also teaches a variety of courses in multimedia and visual journalism and trains students on everything from writing and photography to audio and video (including drones and 360 video). He has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years. He is also the festival director and founder of the Southern California Drone Film Festival, which showcases the creative work or aerial visual storytellers. The Orange County native enjoys spending time with his family, sports, traveling, photography, flying drones, 360 video/VR, and all things tech.
53:22
March 25, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Ethan Gallogly
Just a Good Conversation Ethan Gallogly
Ethan Gallogly is a professor of Chemistry, life long hiker and now an author of the new book The Trail. His boots have covered countless miles, including the John Muir Trail, the High Sierra Trail, the Oregon Section of the PCT, the Tahoe–Yosemite Trail, and the Theodore Solomons Trail. He was a reviewer for the Wilderness Press guides: Sierra North, Sierra South, and Yosemite National Park and has read nearly every book on the history of the Sierra Nevada.He has also hiked and explored mainland China, is fluent in Mandarin, and enjoys reading ancient Chinese poetry and philosophy. We talk about his love for Hiking, Do's and Don't on the hiking Trail and of course his new book The Trail. www.ethangallogly.com/books
01:26:53
March 10, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Jim Colton
Just a Good Conversation Jim Colton
Jim Colton is currently Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. He began his career in 1972 as a color picture editor for the Associated Press. Five years later, he joined Newsweek as Senior Photo Editor for International News. In 1988, he became Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Sipa Press in New York, before returning to Newsweek in 1992 as the Director of Photography. for 15 years Jim was the Photography Editor at Sports Illustrated. Colton was on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop and is a mentor for J Camp, a national program that recruits talented high school students, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association. He was presented with the “Golden Career Award” at FOTOfusion 2004 by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo. He's website is jimcolton.com and forget to check out the pottery.
01:56:21
March 04, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Dr. Laura Zettel-Watson
Just a Good Conversation Dr. Laura Zettel-Watson
Dr. Laura Zettel-Watson is an Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Psychology and a Coordinator, Aging Studies Program at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on close relationships in later life. She is especially interested in how social support and social participation impact physical and psychological well-being for at-risk populations. She currently is involved in studies investigating caregiver health and well-being, social support resources available to those aging without a spouse and/or adult children, and the impact of psychosocial factors on persons with fibromyalgia. We talked about how to age better and understand the process. 
01:29:53
February 26, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Ricky Romero
Just a Good Conversation Ricky Romero
Ricky Romero was born and raised in East Los Angeles. He attended Cal State Fullerton from 2001 to 2005. The lefty starter helped the Titans capture the 2004 College World Series. Romero was drafted by the Blue Jays as the sixth overall pick (and first pitcher selected) in the 2005 MLB draft. On April 9, 2009 Romero made his Major League debut against Detroit Tigers. Ricky earned the win while surrendering two runs on seven hits over six innings in the Blue Jays' 6–2 victory. Injuries shorten his baseball career. On December 31, 2018, Romero officially announced on Instagram that he would be retiring from professional baseball. He is married to retired Canadian soccer player Kara Lang and they have 2 sons and a daughter.
02:03:12
February 18, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Candice Ward
Just a Good Conversation Candice Ward
Candice Ward has a massive drive to make an impact in photo community by creating beautiful visuals and she’s done just that with frozen lake hockey series of images. We talked about growing up in Canada as indigenous woman, finding a camera and her great hair.
02:42:12
February 12, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Katie Meyers
Just a Good Conversation Katie Meyers
Katie Meyers is the Director of Content at Tulane University. We talked about growing up in a house full of creatives, becoming a Bruin and then working at the school. We talk about going to her first Catholic mass, understanding what winter is like outside of California and learning at Youtube University. She still drives her Mazada 3 she got in high school and lives to make great work. 
01:19:49
February 04, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Denise Curry
Just a Good Conversation Denise Curry
Denise Curry led UCLA to AIAW National Championship in 1978, has been named All-America three times (1979, 1980, 1981), set fourteen school records and was all-time leading scorer (3,198 points) and rebounder (1,310). She scored in double figures in every one of the 130 games she played for UCLA. She averaged 24.6 points per game. She won gold medals in the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, Pan American Games in 1983, World Championships in 1979,[5] and silver medals at World Championships in 1983,[6] World University Games in 1981 and Pan American Games in 1979. Her professional team, Stade Francais, she won French National championships in 1986 and 1987. We talk about growing up in a basketball family, her basketball career, being a Hall of Famer and coaching challenges.
02:11:44
January 28, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Matt Dirksen
Just a Good Conversation Matt Dirksen
After 6 years as the Colorado Rockies team photographer, Matt Dirksen said it was time to move on. As an award winning photographer with a strong passion for stories Matt is driving into the freelance world of photography. We talk about finding photography, 135mm and running around Africa and making beautiful photos for clients. Check out his website www.dirksenphoto.com and follow him on Instagram @ dirksenphoto to see some of the wonderful work Matt is making.
02:08:10
January 21, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Drake Harris
Just a Good Conversation Drake Harris
18 years old and ready to take the world by storm, that's Drake Harris. The owner of Aggravated Culture a clothing line for young kids. Drake has his mind set on the bigger things. We talk about how an idea become a business, shipping problems, ideas that work great and those that fell flat and what it takes to make it to the next level. Check out his website AggravatedCulture.com and follow him on Instagram www.instagram.com/drizzy_drake1230/
01:30:44
January 14, 2022
Just a Good Conversation Peter Read Miller
Just a Good Conversation Peter Read Miller
Peter Read Miller has been photographer for more than 40 years. He worked as a staff and contract photographer for Sports Illustrated for more than 35 years, with his images appearing on over 100 Sports Illustrated covers. In addition to covering 9 Olympic Games and 41 Super Bowls, Peter has shot 14 NBA Finals. He has covered the Stanley Cup Finals, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, the NCAA Basketball Final Four, and the Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer Finals. Peter has published a book on Sports Photography as well as staring a workshop 15 years ago to help the photo community. 
02:29:43
January 07, 2022
Just a Good Conversation James Gomez
Just a Good Conversation James Gomez
I’m strong believer of being involved in local government. Sure State and National government get all the heads lines but only local with a few people can make changes that effect your life immediately. My guest is a La Habra city councilman James Gomez, with over 20 years of local government under his belt I knew he would be a Fantastic resource…The power of local government.
01:21:36
December 31, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Rodriguez Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Rodriguez Part 1
Paul Rodriguez spent 33 years making Orange County his visual playground. He’s was never one to back down from pushing the envelope to when it came to making a power image. We talk about his journey to the OC Register, keeping letters and his love of all things USC. You can see his work at www.paulrodriguez.biz
01:27:52
December 30, 2021
Just a Good Conversation Carlos Delgado Part 2
Just a Good Conversation Carlos Delgado Part 2
In part 2 we take a deep dive into how a kid from Southern California became a farmer in Washington. Carlos Delgado was raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2007 with a emphasis in photojournalism. A professional photographer with a client list that includes The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The Orange County Register, Molina Healthcare, Alorica Inc., and many more. Two years ago Carlos and his wife packed up the kids and moved up north to Washougal, WA. Carlos now finds himself a farmer living on a 3 acre small farm raising food and animals. The family goal is to be 100% self sufficient on the farm. 
01:51:57
December 24, 2021
Just a Good Conversation Carlos Delgado Part 1
Just a Good Conversation Carlos Delgado Part 1
Carlos Delgado was raised in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2007 with a emphasis in photojournalism. A professional photographer with a client list that includes The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The Orange County Register, Molina Healthcare, Alorica Inc., and many more. Two years ago Carlos and his wife packed up the kids and moved up north to Washougal, WA. Carlos now finds himself a farmer living on a 3 acre small farm raising food and animals. The family goal is to be 100% self sufficient on the farm. In part 1 we  discuss the move and the reasons behind it and all the details in beginning a farm.
01:42:00
December 17, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Garrett Ellwood
Just a Good Conversation: Garrett Ellwood
A Denver based photographer, Garrett Ellwood originally started in Los Angeles as an assistant to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Clippers in the 90's. In 1998, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and became the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers team photographer. In 2002, he had the opportunity to return home and assume the team photographer position for the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Rapids. Since 1995 Garrett has photographed 22 NBA Finals, 23 NBA All-Star Weekends, 3 Super Bowls, 5 Olympic games as well as numerous other major sporting events. We about how his career started and what he's doing to making great images today. Follow Garrett on instagram at instagram.com/gwephoto and check out his website gwephoto.com
01:10:41
December 10, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: The Hajjar's
Just a Good Conversation: The Hajjar's
Why More Couples Are Divorcing at Older Ages (and After More Years of Marriage) Than Before — and What You Can Do to Avoid It. Dennis and Claudia Hajjar celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, so who better to talk to and get some advice from. Past research published in The Journals of Gerontology found that more than 1 in 4 people getting divorced in the United States are over age 50, and over half of those divorces happen after 20 years of marriage. Pew Research data from 2017 found that the rate of divorce after age 50 nearly doubled from 1990 to 2015. 
01:18:40
December 03, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jeff Cohen
Just a Good Conversation: Jeff Cohen
Los Angeles based photographer Jeff Cohen was brought up going to track meets. Internationally recognized for his unique view, he continues to travel the world capturing the essence of the sport. His interest has taken him to Olympic Games and World Championship meets for athletics since 1983. Checkout Jeff's work at jeffcohenphoto.com and on Instagram at jeffcohenphoto
01:30:59
November 26, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Sarah Lepe
Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Sarah Lepe
Education is a hot topic, so I bring Dr. Sarah Lepe back to talk about it. With over a decade of educational leadership experience being a classroom teacher and a school site administrator, she helped build strong school culture and community at her school sites. From unions, students and teachers are all on the table.
01:44:07
November 19, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jason Flowers
Just a Good Conversation: Jason Flowers
Jason Flowers played basketball at both UCI and UCLA. Started his coaching career at Santa Ana Valley high school before diving into college. Stints at Long Beach State and UC Riverside as an assistants before getting his first heading coach job at Cal State Northridge. Winning 150 games over ten year picking up two Big West Conference Coach of the Year as well as winning three Big West Conference tournament titles. We talk about finding basketball, learning leadership and having a wife thats an Olympic gold medal winner.
02:28:36
November 12, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Kennedy
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Kennedy
Paul Kennedy started his photography career as a stringer for the Associated Press. In the early '80's Paul become a was a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated. In 1984 I worked as an official photographer for the 1984 Olympics games. For the last 25 years Paul has shot corporate annual reports and done a considerable amount of work for colleges and universities.
02:45:42
November 05, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Goulding
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Goulding
Mike Goulding is an award-winning photojournalist with over four decades under his belt. He covered the World Series, NBA Finals, three Olympic Games, Super Bowls, Academy Awards ceremonies and other major events. We talk about finding the camera, his path through college and the many photo jobs that shaped his career. Mike is teaching photo journalism at Long Beach State to help guide the next generation of creatives. 
02:40:08
October 29, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Der
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Der
Michael Der is a full-time photographer with nearly 10 years of experience in the freelancing world, we sit down talk marketing, business, and the lessons we learned in their careers with the hope of helping younger creatives. Michael has a podcast, ARTrepreneurs a weekly podcast that can be heard every Friday.
01:46:30
October 22, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Joshua Lavallee
Just a Good Conversation: Joshua Lavallee
Joshua Lavallee is the Pittsburgh Pirates Manager of Photography. Not bad for a young man at the ripe old age of 31. From D1 soccer player to shooting weddings Josh has made his way to one of the oldest teams in baseball. We talk about learning a camera, saying no to Hollywood and moving across the country to be a pirate.
01:21:28
October 15, 2021
Just a Good Conversation Brace Hemmelgarn
Just a Good Conversation Brace Hemmelgarn
Brace Hemmelgarn is currently the Coordinator, Publications and Photography for the Minnesota Twins. Hemmelgarn is responsible for photography needs throughout the organization as well as overseeing the content produced in the club’s yearbook and magazine. After graduating from St. Cloud Cathedral High School, Hemmelgarn attended Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he played baseball and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Communication.
01:05:21
October 08, 2021
Just a Good Conversation Kelly Gavin
Just a Good Conversation Kelly Gavin
Kelly Gavin has been making photos for 16 years, 9 of those with the Texas Rangers. Kelly has shot Super Bowls, a Pro Bowl, MLB Postseasons, an All Star Game, no hitters, the NBA Finals, and some incredible events and concerts along the way.  Recently, She achieved a lifetime goal having her photo grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. We talk about finding photography, her love of baseball and climbing to the top of the Rangers new stadium.
01:09:11
September 30, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Mark Langill
Just a Good Conversation: Mark Langill
Mark Langill is the Team Historian at LA Dodgers. It doesn't get any better then that! He fell in love with the team the moment he walked into the stadium as a young boy and for over 25 years he's been working for the team he loves. We talk about he's love for baseball and all things Dodgers.
02:51:43
September 16, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Lachman
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Lachman
Robert Lachman has been around photography since his childhood. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he earned a bachelor's degree of fine arts in photography. Robert started at the LA Times as a intern in 1974 and had been a staff photographer and photo editor for 42 years. He covered the Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, Stanley Cup presidential elections and other major events in Southern California.
01:17:56
September 10, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Austin Perryman
Just a Good Conversation: Austin Perryman
Austin Perryman is a staff photographer at Mississippi State Athletics. He oversees and maintains Mississippi State's photography systems while covering MSU's events for all 14 intercollegiate teams. We talked about covering the 2021 College World Series during covid as well as working through a very difficult personal moment while covering the final game.
01:34:22
August 20, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Rodney Allen Rippy
Just a Good Conversation: Rodney Allen Rippy
Rodney Allen Rippy is a former American child actor, television personality, marketing director, producer, and politician. He appeared in TV commercials for the fast-food chain Jack in the Box in the early 1970s, as well as in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Caron, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man and Blazing Saddles. Rodney was also a candidate for Mayor of Compton in 2013. We talk about that and more on the podcast.
02:02:08
August 13, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Franze
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Franze
Mike Franze is the owner of the Fullerton and Buena Park bicycle shops as well as the Fullerton electric bikes. We talk about his love for BMX, September 11th and buying a small business. www.fullertonbicycle.com www.facebook.com/FullertonBicycleCo/ www.instagram.com/fbbicycles/ www.youtube.com/channel/UCIrs_VDHzLRFNiymL7bdIeg/featured
02:20:03
August 06, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Ron Henry
Just a Good Conversation: Ron Henry
Ron Henry is huge lawn care geek and uses his youtube channel to share what he's learned along the way with the world. He documents all the steps over several seasons. www.youtube.com/c/RonHenry/videos
47:02
July 16, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Mora Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Mora Part 2
Robert's work then earned him a position as Staff Photographer at Getty Images where he photographed high profile events in the news and entertainment industry. His success enabled him to open his own business in 2003 where he has since served clients such as MGM Resorts, Golden Nugget, Adidas, and The Honda Center.  Robert Chief Team Photographer for the LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer's most successful club.
01:23:59
July 09, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Mora Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Mora Part 1
Robert Mora began his photography career in high school at the age of fifteen. After attending Art Center College of Design, he became an assistant photographer at Bernstein & Associates in Los Angeles. His experience grew immensely at the age of twenty one while being one of the team photographers for the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings.
01:35:37
July 02, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jon Wilhite
Just a Good Conversation: Jon Wilhite
Jon Wilhite is the sole survivor in the fatal drunk driving crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart Henry Pearson and Courtney Stewart in April of 2009. Suffering an internal decapitation might have been the easy part to what happened to Jon and dealing with the aftermath has become his real challenge.
01:37:24
June 25, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Sarah Lepe
Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Sarah Lepe
Rebranded Athlete was founded by Dr. Sarah Lepe who is a former Division I Cal State University, Fullerton Volleyball Alumni. Athletics played a tremendous role throughout Sarah’s life and especially in pursuing her career goals. After the final whistle of her last game, little did she know what a challenge it would be to transition out of athletics and pursue her career.
02:45:36
June 11, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jenny Topping
Just a Good Conversation: Jenny Topping
Jenny Topping is one of the best softball players period! Pac 10 newcomer of the year, 3 time Big West player of the year. Gold medalist at Pan American Games 2003, Gold medalist at the Athens Olympics 2004, International Sports Invitational Champion 2005, Softball world Champion 2006 and 2012 Olympic Hall of Fame as well as Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015. She started a softball training center goldmedaltraining31.com to help young girls better understand the softball. We talk about that and more on the podcast.
02:07:09
June 04, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Todd Bigelow Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Todd Bigelow Part 2
Todd Bigelow is an adjunct professor of photography & photojournalism, founder of The Business of Photography Workshop, and author of "The Freelance Photographer's Guide To Success: Business Essentials. You can find Todd on Youtube as well talking about business practices for a freelancers. We talk about this and more on the podcast. We talk about what makes a good contract and a bad one. The power of the internet and how it changed the way photography was seen and more.
02:01:59
May 28, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Todd Bigelow Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Todd Bigelow Part 1
Todd Bigelow is an adjunct professor of photography & photojournalism, founder of The Business of Photography Workshop, and author of "The Freelance Photographer's Guide To Success: Business Essentials. You can find Todd on Youtube as well talking about business practices for a freelancers. We talk about this and more on the podcast.
01:55:14
May 21, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Huskey
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Huskey
The lost art of building and maintaining work relationships is the topic Robert Huskey and I discus. From mentoring, working together to now a working partnership. Take a listen to how he did it and the pay off in the end. Check out his work at huskeyweddings.com or roberthuskey.com
01:00:58
May 14, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Rodriguez Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Rodriguez Part 2
For over 35 years Southern California was lucky to have my guest Paul Rodriguez making images in local newspapers. We discus his time at the OC Register, cover major events and getting better light You can see his work at www.paulrodriguez.biz
01:28:47
May 07, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Isaac Salazar
Just a Good Conversation: Isaac Salazar
Isaac Salazar is the director of strength and conditioning at Cal State Fullerton. Isaac earned his bachelors degree in exercise and sports science at Vanguard University and his masters degree in kinesiology (performance enhancement emphasis) at Cal State Fullerton. We talk about getting into weights at all ages, what to eat and not eat make when lifting and more. 
01:38:31
April 23, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Gaby Mullinax
Just a Good Conversation: Gaby Mullinax
Not too many people can say they have changed an industry for the better,  my guest Gaby Mullinax changed the photo lab industry and more. She bought Fullerton Photographics in 1999, within two years she and her team tossed the photo lab industry upside down. We talked about buying a small business, the challenges of covid as a business owner and the future of Fullerton Fast Signs.
01:51:12
April 16, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jim McCormack
Just a Good Conversation: Jim McCormack
You can’t say Long Beach Press Telegram with saying Jim McCormack. For more than 40 years that newspaper was his life. He worked as a beat writer covering Long Beach State athletics, copy editor, Sports Editor, he did lay out, was a Religion Editor and even got his hands on a camera from time to time get a photos in the paper. We talk about his career and the newspapers future.
02:35:25
April 09, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Coronado
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Coronado
Michael Coronado is an old soul, a true newspaper man. He’s covered the news for small local papers and traveled half way around the world to cover the war in the middle east. Now a professor at Cypress College he’s teaching the next generation of journalist on how to cover the next big story and the smallest ones as well. Michael and I talk about journalism, mustaches and Land Rovers.
02:49:46
April 02, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Peter Proemba
Just a Good Conversation: Peter Proemba
Peter Proemba worked at Dynalite Lighting for over 40 years, 28 as the CEO. One of the best strobe company in the photo business for many of those years. In January of 2020 the New Jersey-based company founded in 1970 filed for Chapter 7. Peter and I sit down and talk about finding the business, it's growth and the end.
02:06:33
March 26, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Bill Alkofer Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Bill Alkofer Part 2
Bill Alkofer hails from the hinterlands of North Dakota. He received a degree in journalism in 1985 and has been shooting pictures professionally for over 42 years, including stints at the Orange County Register, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Daily News. Bill was shooting a football game in late to 2018 when he started having trouble lifting his arms. Weeks later Bill was diagnosed with ALS. 
01:31:22
March 19, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Bill Alkofer Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Bill Alkofer Part 1
Bill Alkofer has been shooting pictures professionally for 42 years, including stints at the Orange County Register, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Daily News. In spite of a dearth of opportunities in Southern California, Bill is a prolific curler, having won the 1979 Walsh County, North Dakota Curling Championship. He drew up in Minnesota, lives in Long Beach—but is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He’s also an expert in United States presidential history; in his view, the best presidents were James Buchanon, Andrew Johnson and Warren G. Harding.
01:30:54
March 12, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Ben Liebenberg
Just a Good Conversation: Ben Liebenberg
Ben Liebenberg is a 4-time Emmy award winning, Los Angeles based photographer. His passion and drive has allowed Ben to travel the world. For the last 14 years, Ben has worked for the National Football League as the Director of Photography and Lead Photographer. He has covered and managed the imaging of hundreds of games and professional media events, including many Super Bowls. 
02:23:18
March 05, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Coach Ted
Just a Good Conversation: Coach Ted
Coach Ted Jablowski lives his life motivating others. He wants you to be the BEST at the one thing you desire to dominate. Ted Jablowski is a passionate man who has coached many sports including Live-Action Chess, Interpretive Dance Battles, Aqua Badminton, Kick-Ball, Greco-Roman Mud Wrestling, and Frisbee Golf. He was cast as “Lil’ Lightning In A Bottle” on the television show American Gladiators in the early 90’s. He never made it to episode one due to a tennis ball to the growing accident during rehearsal. A man with positive goals for others, Coach Ted Jablowski is a genius who can coach every sport that nobody wants to coach… even your life. www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kfBlFRfbIHxZw8fGeKxqg
41:37
February 26, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Marcus Yam Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Marcus Yam Part 2
Part 2: Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he left a career in aerospace engineering to become a photographer. In 2019, Yam was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for his unflinching body of work documenting the everyday plight of Gazans during deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip. He was also part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news teams that covered the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks in 2015 for the Los Angeles Times and the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash. in 2014, for the Seattle Times. His previous work has also earned an Emmy Award for News and Documentary, World Press Photo Award, DART Award for Trauma Coverage, Scripps Howard Visual Journalism Award, Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award, Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award, National Headliner Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
01:31:24
February 19, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Marcus Yam Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Marcus Yam Part 1
Part 1: Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he left a career in aerospace engineering to become a photographer. In 2019, Yam was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for his unflinching body of work documenting the everyday plight of Gazans during deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip. He was also part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news teams that covered the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks in 2015 for the Los Angeles Times and the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash. in 2014, for the Seattle Times. His previous work has also earned an Emmy Award for News and Documentary, World Press Photo Award, DART Award for Trauma Coverage, Scripps Howard Visual Journalism Award, Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award, Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award, National Headliner Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
02:03:04
February 12, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Stephanie Sampson
Just a Good Conversation: Stephanie Sampson
Stephanie Sampson was an athlete at Long Beach State were she was on the track team. We talk about working in sports at UCLA and Long Beach State and dealing with the craziness that comes with the jobs. She has been working at LAX for 6 years now, the last two as the Director of Communications at airport. We dive into all that and more.
01:56:40
February 05, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Malcolm and Willem Brown
Just a Good Conversation: Malcolm and Willem Brown
It's been a year and I thought I'd have a conversation with my two youngest son Malcolm and Willem Brown about Covid and how it's been for them. When the pandemic start Willem was in 8th grade enjoying time with buddies and getting ready for high school. Malcolm was a sophomore at Servite high school where he was doing great and loving to learn how to pole vault. A year and I wanted to see what they thought of the whole experience. 
46:45
January 29, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Ric Tapia
Just a Good Conversation: Ric Tapia
Ric is commercial photographer with an emphasis in creating sports imagery. He has been recognized three times by the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio for Action Photography. Ric’s work has been viewed by millions of people across all platforms including: Los Angeles Rams billboard, Sports Illustrated covers, ESPN poster, Skechers in-store displays, Kia television commercial, and all over the internet for the NFL. We talk about finding photography and building clients as well as managing his business.
02:20:23
January 22, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Demian Brown
Just a Good Conversation: Demian Brown
Demian Brown graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1997 with a degree in communications, Brown was a four-year letter winner for former Head Coach Al Mistri as a defender for the Titans from 1992-94 and 1996, helping Fullerton to the semifinals of the 1993 College Cup. Over the last 16 years as both an assistant coach and head coach, Brown has helped the Titans to seven Big West regular season titles (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019), eight conference tournament crowns (2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019) and eight appearances in the NCAA Tournament - including a trip to the “Sweet 16” in 2005 a second round berth in 2006 and first round trips in 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019.  We talk about falling in love with soccer, finding your ACL and learning how to communicate with women. 
02:45:20
January 15, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: John Benton Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: John Benton Part 2
John Benton: switching loyalties from GM car culture to the aircooled Porsche world at 23, John Benton has never looked back. His 912, which he still drives today, is a rolling manifestation of all his dreams over the years. That love has translated into the brick and mortar establishment we know today as Benton Performance. A chat with him usually reveals two things; his deep knowledge of all that is aircooled and his genuine interest in helping those who need it.
02:28:43
January 08, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: John Benton Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: John Benton Part 1
John Benton: switching loyalties from GM car culture to the aircooled Porsche world at 23, John Benton has never looked back. His 912, which he still drives today, is a rolling manifestation of all his dreams over the years. That love has translated into the brick and mortar establishment we know today as Benton Performance. A chat with him usually reveals two things; his deep knowledge of all that is aircooled and his genuine interest in helping those who need it.
01:53:31
January 08, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jennifer Bauer
Just a Good Conversation: Jennifer Bauer
I sit down with Jennifer Bauer to discuss marketing at Intel and the LA Angels to finding her new career in Life Coaching. We dive deep into her 20 Year journey after her mom’s suicide and dealing with covid-19 now and in the future. Jenn has a hiding passion....It's photography! She has traveled to many beautiful places in the world and put together a book "Nature Guides" full of wonderful photos and more. You can find more information about Jenn and life coaching as well as the book at www.jennbauerhealing.com
01:46:43
December 18, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Nick Carver
Just a Good Conversation: Nick Carver
Nick Carver photo career started off in 2006 and in 2008 he began teaching private photography lessons in Orange County, CA. His success as a one-on-one instructor eventually grew to include popular group classes, field workshops, and online courses. Although Nick still offers private lessons, the bulk of his efforts now are spent on commercial architectural photography work, online photography courses, and content creation for his own YouTube channel. Check out his website NickCarverPhotography.com and look him up on YouTube.
02:36:48
December 11, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Eric Sorenson
Just a Good Conversation: Eric Sorenson
Eric Sorenson is one hell of a good writer for D1 Baseball and Athlon Sports. You've seen him on ESPN and College Baseball Today. There aren't a lot of guys who dedicate to covering a college baseball nationally, Eric is one of them. We sit down and talk about growing up in the midwest, finding writing and his love of college baseball. If you enjoy a good read and a better laugh check him out on twitter @ Stitch_Head. 
02:38:20
December 04, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mel Franks
Just a Good Conversation: Mel Franks
Mel Franks was a sports reporter for the Daily News Tribune and a  public relations representative the California Angels before coming to Cal State Fullerton were he spent the next 32 years the Sports Information Director. Mel was inducted into the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. Mel Franks was one of the best to ever do it. When it came to relating with the media and keeping track of Cal State Fullerton's athletic achievements throughout the years, no one did it better.
02:38:22
November 27, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Joseph Mahon
Just a Good Conversation: Joseph Mahon
Joseph Mahon has been involved in the restaurant industry since he was 16 years old. Joseph quickly moved through the ranks in the local restaurant scene and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Joseph's drive and passion landed him working weekends for free in New York City's 3 and 4 star kitchens. Eventually, he earned an intern position at Cafe Boulud with Andrew Carmellini. Upon graduating from school, Joseph was picked from his class to go work in the south of France. Returning to the United States, his passion for food led him back to Cafe Boulud in NYC. Feeling secure in his cooking foundation from Daniel Boulud and Andrew Carmellini; Joseph went on to take positions at Danube and Bouley under David Bouley where he was Chef de Partie. Joseph moved back to California to become Sous Chef of Sona with David Myers in Los Angeles. He was recruited for opening Chef de Cuisine position of the Fairmont Newport Beach and Executive Chef of 208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills. Joseph went on to become Executive Chef of the now 'infamous' Bastide in West Hollywood. Critics noted his ability to do the simple things very well, maximizing flavors of his ingredients, innovative technique and overall balance on all of his plates. During his tenure, Bastide was awarded Top Food in Zagat with 27 for food. 4.5 Stars for opentable.com, 2.5 stars from the LA Times and Best Restaurant by LA FEAST with a score of 93. He went on open 'Burger Mondays' at Bastide which turned out to be a huge hit. Joseph was surprised and inspired at the reactions of such a simple dish. Joseph notes, “Every Monday there was at least 2-3 people saying it was the best burger they ever had. At that moment, I knew what I was going to do next”. Three months later 'The Burger Parlor' was born.
02:39:31
November 20, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Don Bartletti
Just a Good Conversation: Don Bartletti
Don Bartletti is Southern California based photojournalist. His 32-year career at the Los Angeles Times and 10 years prior with other San Diego County newspapers took him throughout the United States and around the world for news. Don is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist dedicated to creating photo essays, videos, exhibits, lectures and guest teaching to promote a greater understanding of causes and consequences of illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico and Central America.
02:42:21
November 13, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Eric Vallely
Just a Good Conversation: Eric Vallely
Eric Vallely is a 4th generation Newport Beach resident and he has a huge passion for the ocean. He began surfing at the age of 5 at Blackies, which is located next to Newport Pier. He bought a camera and was determined to figure it out. It took a few years to really begin capturing images the way he wanted and imagined them. He spends time making beautiful images of his hometown of Newport Beach.
01:27:07
November 06, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Dave Martinez
Just a Good Conversation: Dave Martinez
Dave Martinez, the founder of the La Habra boxing club, a former amateur boxer in the U.S. Army, a well-respected professional cut man and a lifelong La Habra resident who grew up in the camps. David was award the Silver Star Medal as an Army medic during the Vietnam War. He sits down and talks about his humble and beautiful life.
02:27:12
October 30, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Andy Gutierrez
Just a Good Conversation: Andy Gutierrez
My guest is Cal State Fullerton mens soccer goalkeeper coach Andy Gutierrez. He dodged gangs and murder while growing up in South Central LA. He fell in love with soccer has a teenage. We talk about growing up in a life of gangs and missing a chance to play D1 basketball basketball and what he likes in a goalkeeper. 
02:14:04
October 23, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Maggie Weston
Just a Good Conversation: Maggie Weston
Maggie Weston has been a real estate agent for over 30 years. She is the host of The Face of Fullerton Youtube channel that is posted weekly were they share short videos about the city of Fullerton, Ca. and its surrounding cities. From where to eat, to where to play, to its rich history. Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and again 2014. We talked about those challenges and more.
01:38:05
October 16, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Dedrique Taylor Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Dedrique Taylor Part 2
Cal State Fullerton head men's basketball coach and long-time college assistant Dedrique Taylor talks about his 20 year career in NCAA basketball. Entering his eighth season at Cal State Fullerton we examined providing leadership to young men, the unseen pressures of coaching, basketball recruiting and dealing with covid today and moving forward. We discus the life altering surgery that Coach Taylor under went after the basketball season.
01:54:16
October 09, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Dedrique Taylor Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Dedrique Taylor Part 1
Cal State Fullerton head men's basketball coach and long-time college assistant Dedrique Taylor talks about his 20 year career in NCAA basketball. Entering his eighth season at Cal State Fullerton we examined providing leadership to young men, the unseen pressures of coaching, basketball recruiting and dealing with covid today and moving forward. We discus the life altering surgery that Coach Taylor under went after the basketball season.
01:51:46
October 09, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Kitada
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Kitada
Michael Kitada earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication with an emphasis in photojournalism from California State University, Fullerton. After graduation, he was employed as a staff photographer at the Orange County Register where he was able to travel and document top events of the time over the last 25 years. For the last 10 years, he managed his own photography business and taught photojournalism as an adjunct at UCLA, California Baptist University and Biola University.
01:51:39
October 02, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Michelle Gromacki
Just a Good Conversation: Michelle Gromacki
Former Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Michelle Gromacki coached the Titans' softball program for 12 years and has made Fullerton one of the most prestigious programs in the nation. A head injury during the 2007 season changed her life forever.  Gromacki has devoted the past 17 seasons to the Titans' program after spending five years as an assistant. Regarded as one of the best catchers in the nation, Gromacki helped lead the Titans to a combined 170-19-1 overall record and a 65-10-1 mark in the Big West as a player from 1985-87 while helping Fullerton claim the 1986 NCAA National Championship. Gromacki was also inducted as part of the inaugural class of the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame in her hometown of Antioch, Calif. The first female athlete chosen for induction, Gromacki was a three-time Most Valuable Player at Antioch HS and her jersey was officially retired at AHS in April, 2007.
02:52:16
September 25, 2020
Just a good Conversation: Ryan Ermeling
Just a good Conversation: Ryan Ermeling
Ryan Ermeling graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 1997 with a B.A. in Communication. After graduation, Ryan moved into collegiate athletic media relations, eventually serving as the primary media contact for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, which captured the College World Series championship in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he left to pursue his fledgling business, Stretch Internet. During his 15 years as President and CEO, he grew Stretch into the largest streaming video provider in the collegiate athletics space, with a client base of nearly 600 colleges and universities (more than 40 percent of the market). In 2017, Stretch was placed on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the country. The company was acquired in May, 2018, by Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm.
02:37:38
September 18, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Bahare Mehrinfar
Just a Good Conversation: Bahare Mehrinfar
My guest is the Director of Human Resources at Incipio Group Bahare Mehrinfar. With so many people looking for work for the first time in a long time I thought hearing from a person in HR would be very helpful. The do's and don't of resumes and interviews as well as other tips to getting a job. 
44:47
September 08, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Scott Himelstein
Just a Good Conversation: Scott Himelstein
If you are looking buying or selling your home realtor Scott Himelstein gives us an inside look at what to expect. Every year, Scott is consistently one of the top producers in the San Fernando Valley. Previously before moving to Park Regency Realty, Scott was the Number #1 agent at his Keller Williams Market Center averaging more than 20 million in production. Prior to his career in real estate, Scott broadcast Long Beach State & Cal State Northridge basketball games on the radio. Scott also worked several years for all of the major networks as an associate director, stage manager, & statistician covering the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and PGA. Scott had the opportunity to cover such events as the NBA Finals, the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals and the British Open.
01:13:23
July 25, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Richard Mackson
Just a Good Conversation: Richard Mackson
Former Vice President at Kodak and Sports Illustrated photographer Richard Mackson talks about 40 years in the photo industry.  Richard has photographed World Cup Soccer, America’s Cup Yachting, fourteen Olympic Games, Rose Bowls, the Oscars, Kentucky Derbies, NCAA Final Fours, BCS/CFP Championships, NBA Finals, over thirty Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, World Championship Boxing, and countless other national and international sporting events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Arts Education from California State University, Long Beach, and is also a frequent and enthusiastic speaker and lecturer on photography, technology and business strategy topics.  Today Richard resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife Joy and their daughter Lauren.
02:22:29
July 25, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Travon Free
Just a Good Conversation: Travon Free
Travon free is a comedian, actor and writer. He formerly wrote for The Daily Show and now writes for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Travon has won Emmys on both shows for writing. A former Division I college basketball player at Long Beach State, after he injured his knee during his second year he took a comedy writing class. We chat about his early life growing up in the Compton, Gang life, playing basketball, coming out as bisexual and falling for comedy.
01:19:36
July 25, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mark Rightmire
Just a Good Conversation: Mark Rightmire
35 years as a photographer is long, Mark Rightmire has spent that just at the OC Register as a staff photographer.  Everything from Oscars, Stanley Cups, Major Fires and the Winter Olympics this Ohio university grad is still making beautiful photos every day. His love nature and the ocean shows up in his work as well as the ability to tell a story in a single photo. We said down and talked about learning photography in the 70's and starting to working the 80's. There has been a lot of changes during that time and we disgust those challenges. 
01:49:40
July 22, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee Part 1
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee Part 1
Mike Greenlee current works as the design coordinator for Associated Students Inc., at Cal State Fullerton, after nearly 20 years of part- and full-time service in the University's Athletics Department. He graduated with his bachelor of fine arts degree from Fullerton in 1998, after having competed as a member of the Titans baseball team from 1995-97. Mike was inducted into the CSF Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2013, with his 1995 NCAA College World Series Champion teammates.
01:54:19
July 13, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee Part 2
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee Part 2
Mike Greenlee current works as the design coordinator for Associated Students Inc., at Cal State Fullerton, after nearly 20 years of part- and full-time service in the University's Athletics Department. He graduated with his bachelor of fine arts degree from Fullerton in 1998, after having competed as a member of the Titans baseball team from 1995-97. Mike was inducted into the CSF Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2013, with his 1995 NCAA College World Series Champion teammates.
01:44:10
July 13, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Jay Seidel
Just a Good Conversation: Jay Seidel
I had a wonderful conversation with Jay Seidel. Jay is a professor and head of the drone technology and journalism programs at Fullerton College. He is a certificated drone pilot and has written a book on drone piloting. He was the editor and publisher of the La Habra Journal, a community newspaper in Orange County. Prior to becoming a college instructor in 2005, he worked for 12 years as a writer and editor for various publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Popular Hot Rodding. He served 11 years in the U.S. Army and California Army National Guard where he worked as a combat engineer and photojournalist.
02:43:30
July 10, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Phil Thurman
Just a Good Conversation: Phil Thurman
Phil was born and raised in Orange County, California. After graduating film school at Chapman University, he created his own production company Odessa Films, USA where he produced and directed two feature films (Degenerate and Guy In Row Five). He has also produced and directed various commercials, documentaries, sports promos, and web content. Phil Thurman enters his 15th year as Fullerton College's Sports Information Director. He oversees media relations and publication production for all of the FC athletic department's sports programs.
02:36:08
July 10, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Welcome and Introduction
Just a Good Conversation: Welcome and Introduction
Just a Good Conversation host Matt Brown talks about why he restarted his podcast and what he hopes you get out of it. I've been making visual images for over 30 years. During that time I've always loved a good conversation with people inside and outside the photo business. So I thought I'd seat them down and talk to them with a microphone this time and let you enjoy the good conversation.
06:47
July 08, 2020