WHAT TO BE
What to Be is KSQD radio show and podcast hosted by Your Future Is Our Business, a non-profit in Santa Cruz County that helps students explore careers. We interview and highlight the careers of inspirational people in Santa Cruz County and ask them to tell us what their job is really like! Our show airs every Sunday at 7pm on 90.7fm KSQD Santa Cruz. You can also go to soundcloud.com/what-to-be to find shows organized by career sector playlists, stream online at ksqd.org, or scroll down below to subscribe via podcasting platforms. New episodes are uploaded every week! Email us at [email protected] if you have questions or if you'd like to be our next guest!

Jen Karno | Designer

Episode Notes

In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from designer Jen Karno. Jen has worked an interesting and varied career from the video game industry with Sega and Electron Arts, to helping organize the bicycling race Tour of California for its Santa Cruz stops, to being a bicycling tour guide, to now teaching theatre and more at 1440 Multiversity: Immersion learning in Scotts Valley.

Elfin Saffer | O'Neill Surf Shop

Episode Notes

In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from Elfin Saffer. Elfin has worked for the legendary surf company O'Neill for 30 years and today he handles marketing, advertising and manages the downtown retail store on Pacific Avenue. Listen as Elfin shares his stoke for his job and the love for the iconic O'Neill family.

Dr. George Bunch | Pediatric Doctor

Episode Notes

In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from pediatric doctor George Bunch, who was the first graduate of the University of New Mexico Medical School. Dr. Bunch also served as President of the New Mexico board of medical examiners and was later President of the New Mexico medical society. Dr. Bunch has been a Deacon and chair of many Presbyterian Church committees, as well as an active Rotarian where he has traveled the world helping people from Uganda to El Salvador.

Rowland Rebele

Episode Notes

Tune in to this episode of the What to Be Show to hear from Rowland Rebele. Rowland is a journalist, entrepreneur and so much more. Listen as Rowland talks about his career journey in the newspaper business after graduating from Stanford University and how his family's generous contribution helped build the Rebele Family Shelter.

Jim Alberti | Microbiologist

Episode Notes

In this episode of the What to Be Show we hear from microbiologist Jim Alberti. Jim is a Rotarian who earned his MA in microbiology and he shares his interesting career journey from operating a medical laboratory specializing in veterinary medicine to teaching at Foothill and Gavilan, to now in retirement running his Alberti vineyard in the Santa Cruz mountains and much more.

Melanie Dion | Cardinal Construction

Episode Notes

Tune in to KSQD Santa Cruz, 90. 7 FM to hear this episode of the What To Be Show. This week Melanie Dion shares her great career journey from an architect student to becoming a contractor, helping to build the first 27 Apple stores, and now running her own construction company, Cardinal Construction.

Brittany Maldonado-Gosline | Deputy Director Jacob's Heart

Episode Notes

Tune in to the What to Be Show at 7pm on KSQD 90.7 FM Community Radio and streaming online at KSQD.org to hear from Brittany Maldonado-Gosline. Brittany shares her career and touching personal story working as the director at Jacob's Heart who helps to provide children's cancer support services. Also available on Spotify and SoundCloud Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services.

Francis Chau | Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology

Episode Notes

On this episode of the What To Be Show listen as Francis Chow shares his career journey. Francis earned his degree in business before changing careers and working with his wife to help open the Paul Mitchell school of cosmetology in San Jose where he is a learning leader.

Candice Elliot | Human Resources

Episode Notes

Tune in to this episode of the What To Be Show to hear from human resources strategist Candice Elliot. Listen as Candice shares her great insight and interesting career journey with us, from teaching English as a second language, to working in the middle east as an archaeological technician, to now running her own human resource company called fortress and flourish.

Dave Nelson | Surf Photographer

Episode Notes

Tune in to this episode of the What To Be Show to hear from accomplished surf photographer Dave "Nelly" Nelson. Listen to Dave share his career journey from traveling the globe from Alaska to Papua New Guinea and adapting to an evolving profession.