Meet Our Board of Directors

LisaAngle2014President: Lisa Angle started in communications by creating computerized tutorials in 1990, moved on to writing, laying out and editing newsletters, then web design, and now is active in filmmaking and social media. As owner of Ninety Degrees Media her mission is to expand knowledge through creativity and technology. She has written articles for Montecito Journal, The Independent, and, has produced videos for the Santa Barbara chapter of NAWBO, the SB Zoo, the SB Writers Conference, and AWC-SB, and designed and edited the SB Film Weekly e-newsletter for the SB County Film Commission for several years. She co-produces an online television show called Literary Gumbo.

Past President: Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker who's passion is connection. Through her work as a trainer, coach, writer and speaker, she has educated thousands of people - helping MinetteRiordanthem to improve communication skills, relationship skills and build confidence in their creative abilities. Minette’s passion for connection is deeply rooted in her belief that it is our connections to Spirit, self and others that are the foundation of true happiness. You can find her blogging at and Locally, she runs a Meetup for Women who love art and journaling and need more creative space in their lives. She also offers art and journaling workshops through the new Art Innovators Studio in Goleta. When she isn't working, you will often find her about town enjoying a glass of red wine or walking at Haskell's beach. She can be contacted at

President-Elect:  Carolyn Jabs has written about families, ethics, environmental issues and the Internet for almost four decades. In 1984 she published The Heirloom Gardener (Sierra Club Books), a book “often cited as a turning point in the pro-heirloom movement.” Hundreds of her articles have been published in magazines ranging from Readers Digest and Redbook to Self and Working Mother. Her opinion essays have appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times. Carolyn moved to Santa Barbara in 2013. She was an active AWC member when she lived in Toledo, Ohio, and won several Crystal Awards in their annual competition. Contact:

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JenniferBlaiseKramer-smlMembership Chair: Jennifer Blaise Kramer studied creative writing at the University of Arizona and received a masters degree in journalism at Boston University. She’s written about lifestyle, design, travel, family and food for publications including the Boston Globe, C Magazine, Coastal Living, Edible, Houzz, People, and Sky magazine. After living in New England and the Midwest—where she worked as a senior editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and editor-in-chief of Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design—she’s returned to her home state of California, where she is now senior editor at Santa Barbara Magazine. Contact:

emilyPrograms: Emily Solomon is a content writer, digital marketing strategist and founder of Go-Content. She graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor's degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing and a minor in Print Journalism. Emily started Go-Content back in 2014, to assist small businesses with their digital presence after serving in multiple roles within small business atmospheres for 10 years. She acts as the octopus of the company, spreading her tentacles to ensure every company receives a digital presence that consistently pushes their company message and purpose. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, walking on the beach, an expensive glass of wine or whiskey and wonderful people. Contact:

rachel-headshotSocial Media and Internship Coordinator: Rachel Cansler is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, health educator, and behavioral specialist. She works as the founder of Wholesome Advocates, a wellness coaching and events practice, and is the Director of Marketing and Events for Imagine X Functional Neurology. Rachel graduated from the UCSB with Bachelors degrees in Communication and Psychology as well as a minor in Education & Applied Psychology. Rachel’s true passions include spreading healthy ideas and creating health-conscious events and programs for her community. Rachel also has over six years of experience as a clinician and behavioral specialist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Contact:

Director at Large: Lisa Osborn is a longtime radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. Currently she serves as the news and public affairs director at KCSB 91.9 FM, the radio station at UCSB. Her business produces on-hold messages and narration services. Lisa is also the host of a weekly health/wellness and personal growth podcast called Lisa.FM Thrive!. Plus she does a weekday (recorded) music show in Southern New England. Contact:

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