VOICE Magazine / CASA Magazine is an award winning Santa Barbara publication with offices located at 924 Anacapa Street B-1F in downtown Santa Barbara, known as the Lobero Building.
Reach us at 805-965-6448.
Crisp salt air, blue skies, and mountain tops flirting in the mist are just the beginning notes in a melody celebrating life in Santa Barbara. There are also wonderful cultural institutions and a plethora of non-profits that are dedicated to upholding basic human rights, the warm care of humans, and stewardship of the earth both locally and around the world. They all make their CASAs in Santa Barbara along with thousands of creative individuals who make Santa Barbara one of the creative hotspots in on the West Coast.
VOICE Magazine / CASA Magazine celebrates them all... the romance, beauty, ambience, creativity, big heart, and cosmopolitan nature of our little city by the sea.
Publisher & Editor
A community publisher for the past 31 years and a lifelong social justice advocate, Mark is committed to the value of education and academia. He holds a B.A. in Education, MA and PhD in Mythology, and a certification in mediation. He is also a lover of music, art, and the world as family.
CINEMA VOICE: Robert writes Movie Reviews and covers Cinema Events. A Santa Barbara landscape architect, he is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre and Film, as well as Cal Poly. He has served on the film selection committees for the Aspen Film Fest and the SB International Film Festival.
Editor & Publisher
A community editor and publisher for the last 16 years, Kerry is committed to inclusivity, individual sovereignty, and diversity. She is a lifelong student and holds a BA in Philosophy/Religion, a Masters of Divinity, and a PhD in Depth Psychology. She loves the arts and creating sculpture from stone.
Jeanette Casillas received a BA in Communication Design with an option in Graphic Design from California State University – Chico.
She is Past President of Santa Barbara Beautiful and was crowned Santa Barbara's Solstice Queen in 2014!
is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with over 40 years experience in the theatre. He has spent most of his professional career as an actor.
write In the Kitchen or In the Wine Cellar with the Payatts each month. Richard and Amanda have 40 years of publishing experience between them. With decades in the food and wine industries, they focus on the people that create the food and wine we enjoy in their column.
ECONOMIC VOICE: Finance & Economy Columnist
Harlan Green has been the 11-year Editor-Publisher of PopularEconomics.com a weekly syndicated financial wire service. He writes a Popular Economics Weekly Blog. He is an economic forecaster and teacher of real estate finance with 30-years experience as a banker and mortgage broker.
POETIC VOICE: Poet & Poetry Columnist
Richard is author of Beso the Donkey (MSU Pr, 2010), & A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (Green Writers Pr, 2015) and The Beatitudes of Ekaterina. He is editor of The Tune Poems of Su Dong Po.
Freelance Photographer and Society Maven covers social, non-profit, and more events for VOICE Magazine and other publications. Her website is SantaBarbaraSeen.com and her company, Photos by Priscilla, shoots weddings, corporate parties, school portraits, non-profit galas, and even real estate.
Photo by Barron Spafford
Sigrid's volunteer activities include mentoring the ‘Breakwater Flag Project’, an array of 27 flags representing Santa Barbara’s major non-profits, a community program co-sponsored by the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the Waterfront Department. She is currently on the board of directors of the Maritime Museum and participates in Yacht Club activities. Sigrid is a long time practitioner of educational/behavior therapy and holds a Ph.D in clinical psychology. She loves all things Creative: the visual arts, drama, filmmaking, writing, and her two grown children who are both working artists. Itssigrid@gmail.com
Mixing Yesterday & Today
Beverley moved to SB in 1963 from Los Angeles. She wrote a social column for Santa Barbara News-Press from 1968-1992. She also wrote the award winning book Splendid Slippers on Chinese footbinding and five other books on China. She has a new book coming out on Dolls of Spain. Jackson is avid doll collector and collector of interesting people. She is also now seriously making and exhibiting pine needle baskets and collage.
Kate has lived and worked in Downtown Santa Barbara since opening Borders Books & Music in 1995. Originally from the landlocked state of Indiana, she’s thrilled to be near the ocean but doesn’t surf. She loves a great book, a good movie, a fine glass of wine, and her family & friends...not necessarily in that order.
Classical Music & Dance Reviewer
Daniel Kepl has been writing music, theatre, and dance reviews for Santa Barbara publications since he was a teenager. His professional expertise is as an orchestra conductor.