November 17, 2016
Listen to Podcast of the Show
Joe and guest host Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach of the Berry Good Food Foundation interviewed panelists from the fourth and final multidisciplinary panel discussion of 2016, Safe Harbor. The event was held on November 16th and sponsored by the Berry Good Food Foundation. It featured Nationally prominent chefs, fishermen, academics, and activists will address the impact our seafood choices have on the long-term vitality of harvested seafood and the well-being of the oceans.
The panelists were:
Tommy Gomes is a fishmonger at Catalina Offshore Products. He is a native San Diegan whose Portuguese family settled here in 1892. His experience working tuna fleets going in and out of San Diego has given him a deep knowledge of the industry and he’s become a leading voice in seafood education. Among his involvements, Tommy oversees COP’s nonprofit dining series, Collaboration Kitchen; participates in children’s fishing and culinary programs; and is an outspoken player in the Marine Life Protection Act initiatives. In 2011 he was on the list of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch in 2011.”
Sarah Rathbone is a co-founder of Dock to Dish LA and director of operations. She grew up on the shores of Cape Cod, where she developed her initial love of and fascination with everything marine. After working with commercial fishermen to collect data for her master’s thesis, she took to the high seas aboard a commercial lobster boat, the FV March Gale, as full-time crew. After realizing the expansive and unnecessary gap between the people who catch the fish and the people who love to eat it, she co-founded Community Seafood of Santa Barbara to bring fish directly from the fishermen to her local consumer community. This program has evolved into her current partnership with Dock to Dish, which is the first Restaurant Supported Fishery in the U.S. Through Dock to Dish, Rathbone connects top chef members in Los Angeles to their local sustainable fishermen, providing complete trace-ability and the best seafood available within 24 hours of it hitting the dock.
Corinne Bush, MS, CNS is an integrative nutritionist in practice in Bedminster, New Jersey. Her mission to transform complex, chronic disease through nutrition is realized through her work in clinical practice and as a leader in key organizations. Corinne is the Executive Vice President of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, the foremost credentialing body for advanced nutrition professionals. She serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Nutrition, a charitable organization focused on stimulating nutrition research and publication, elevating nutrition knowledge among clinicians and researchers, and providing practical guidance on clinical nutrition.
Paula Sylvia, with 16 years in managing initiatives at the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries, is the Port of San Diego’s program manager for aquaculture and blue tech. Responsible for securing funding, planning, designing, permitting and implementation of pilot and commercial scale aquaculture operations in offshore, exposed environments in California, USA and Mexico for fisheries replenishment and food production purposes. Develop, manage and coordinate opportunities related to all aspects of business planning and development for fish farming operations including but not limited to: developing markets for fingerlings, fingerling sales, coordination and troubleshooting with customers related to production at the farm level, permitting, marketing, and managing research and other contract services with industry partners.
Listen to a podcast of the show
Listen to a podcast of Tommy Gomes and Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach’s interview!
Listen to a podcast of Sarah Rathbone and Tommy Gomes’s interview!
Listen to a podcast of Corinne Bush and Sarah Rathbone’s interview!
Listen to a podcast of Paula Sylvia and Sarah Rathbone’s interview!
L to R (Bold font = radio guests)Rebecca Gardon, Tommy Gomes – Catalina Offshore Products, Joe Vecchio – Host, Tommy – the world traveled chihuahua w/ Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach – Founder, Berry Good Food Foundation, Corinne Bush – Nutritionist, Sarah Rathbone – Dock to Dish LA, Heidi Dewar – NOAA
October 2, 2012October started right with an in-depth discussion about wealth strategies with guest, Jeff Brooks. Currently, Jeff is the Director and Senior Wealth Strategist for UBS Wealth Management greater Los Angeles area office. Prior to joining the UBS team in 2010, Jeff spent over a dozen years in the private bank industry working for Merrill Lynch ... Read more
September 26, 2012Isabel Cruz discussed the benefits of eating healthy. As a self-taught chef who has opened many successful restaurants, Isabel knows that her message of eating healthy is reaching many. Her Latino heritage which combined the traditional dishes of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, and her love of Korean, Thai, and Japanese cuisine have played ... Read more
September 19, 2012Joel Grushkin discussed cost segregation. Having more than thirty years of executive experience, Joel is currently the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). Cost Segregation is the IRS approved method of re-classifying components and improvements of a commercial building resulting in a reduced income tax liability and an increased cash flow. ... Read more
September 16, 2012Alan Ball, tackled the subject of how businesses can go green. As the co-founder and partner of Sustainable Intelligence LLC, Alan, has been guiding local companies through all the aspects of this type of facilities support services. Since its establishment in 2009, Sustainable Intelligence LLC had been streamlining the processes of: Energy Audits and Retrofits Staffing ... Read more
September 12, 2012Handout of PDF that accompanies Business Succession Planning: “Can I Really Fire My Mother?” Five-minute highlight clip of Richard’s speech Contact Richard if you are interested in having him speak at your event. Read more
September 12, 2012In his his most recent talk to financial planners, Richard Muscio asserts that solid, strategic, business planning should not be founded only on the precise drafting of documents and the most efficient number-crunching techniques in relation to reducing income taxes and wealth transfer taxes. Instead, business planning succession should focus on valuation, collaboration, and governance ... Read more
September 5, 2012Local San Diego business woman, Tammy Dias talks about how she is guiding others through the dream of business ownership with franchising. She first began her journey into business ownership with a company that she organically developed from the ground up. For this experience she made the novice mistakes that cost her valuable time and ... Read more
August 29, 2012Richard and Joe interview local craft beer icon, Greg Koch. Koch co-founded Stone Brewing Co. in 1996 with his business partner Steve Wagner. Stone operates its brewery and restaurant, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, in Escondido. Greg is a graduate of USC’s Marshall School of Business and in 2011, was awarded Ernst & ... Read more
August 22, 2012Tax Attorney Rich Gaines joins the show Sunday, August 26th to discuss taxes and the family issues related to wealth. Mr. Gaines offers experiential workshops in San Diego that focus on business prosperity, mastery of self, and financial health. Mr. Gaines helps families to work on their business so that it serves the complex needs ... Read more
August 20, 2012Great news! As of today, I am now a best selling co-author of an amazing project called The Rise. It’s a story of simple re-discovery and finding answers to the hard questions sitting in the back of our minds. Please visit my page on Amazon and order a copy for yourself, your friends, and those you love ... Read more