Testimonials

What our participants are saying…..

“I think the book is beautifully executed–photography; overall quality; and the inspiring descriptions of people, businesses, organizations, and institutions committed to building community! I am so happy that AUSB (Antioch University Santa Barbara) was able to be involved; it is a wonderful portrayal of our campus and vision for the future.” –  Dr. Nancy Leffert, president of Antioch University Santa Barbara

“We are grateful to be included in the first edition of SB Community Builders and very pleased with the article and final result of our chapter. Looking forward to seeing this new publication grow in future years.” – Rick Boller, executive director of the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

“We were so excited when we read our profile! It was professionally written, the photos were great, and the good PR certainly doesn’t hurt. Congratulations to Jeff Boehm and team. Both the process and the publication were superb.”  – Kerry McCoy, president and co-founder of HRxpress

“We are so grateful to have been selected and featured in Santa Barbara Community Builders. Building community is essential and it was a joy to work with passionate, talented journalists and benefit from expert photography. First Class work from start to finish – thank you again to Jeff Boehm and the team.” – Nathalie Gensac, founder of Youth Interactive

“I’m really impressed with the quality of the photography and the selection of organizations included. It’s amazing! Far beyond my expectations to be honest.” – Sister Judith Schomisch, D.C., archivist at St. Vincent’s

“I’ve really enjoyed friends and clients randomly calling and sharing their thoughts on our chapter. Couldn’t be more pleased with the publication. Thanks Jeff.” – Tom Rizk, owner of Coastal Copy

“My first impression of the book is that it is beautiful, very well done.” – Ariana Arcenas-Utley, corporate responsibility & sustainability for Deckers Outdoor Corporation

“The publication turned out beautifully and we were delighted to be included. Thanks to SB Community Builders’ efforts we have increased visibility in the community.” –  Ginny Brush, executive director at the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

“This is an immensely enjoyable book. I’ve loved Santa Barbara all my life and I thought I knew this community, but this book shares inside stories that even I didn’t know. If you love this community like I do, you have to read this book!” – Larry Crandell, “Mr. Santa Barbara”

Other BoehmGroup Testimonials

Past Santa Barbara City College president, Dr. Andreea Serban, shares her experiences in working with BoehmGroup on SBCC’s centennial book project. Full of stunning photographs from one of the nation’s most coveted campuses, the centennial book serves not only as a reminder of the impact City College has made on a town that never seems to stop learning, but how a small, seventy-four-acre campus fully illustrates the idea of quality over quantity.


Marian’s son Miles talks about the significance of an Ethical Portrait. The purpose of this service is to capture the values and beliefs of loved ones. Find out what really matters to your grandparents, mom, dad, children, or even your spouse.

Called “a haunting re-creation of the way of life and the kind of people who formed America’s vision of the West” by the late Author and SBCC Instructor Anne Lowenkopf, Sivers’ Memories of a Sometime Cowgirl recounts her childhood growing up on a Wyoming Ranch. “My father’s ethic was one of intense reverence for all the beauty the land contained,” writes Sivers. “This principle was so much a part of him that it influenced not only his own life but mine as well. It is about this Western ethic, and its impression upon me, that I write in these pages.”

Maria Segal was a child when she survived in the Warsaw Ghetto. She was born in Okuniew, Poland, a small town near Warsaw. Maria has three children, six grandchildren, and now lives in Santa Barbara, CA. She volunteers at the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation as a docent for the Portraits of Survival Exhibit and is one of the thirty-seven profiles of Santa Barbara Holocaust survivors in the permanent exhibit. She speaks about her experiences during and after the Holocaust to groups and adults and children, ranging from high school students to law enforcement agencies.

Jane Honikman describes what it was like working with Boehm Biography Group. Together Jane and BoehmGroup converted two 1991 audio recordings of her mother into a 45-minute video piece full of rich images and meaningful family stories.

Together, Sig Wathne and best-selling author Byron Laursen co-wrote SIG, highlighting a few of Sig’s fascinating stories. Sig shares what it was like working with BoehmGroup, the writer, and the process itself.