Meet our members

Bee Bloeser has lived and worked in Africa, the Middle East and Native American nations with her husband’s global public health work and her career in speech pathology. She is the author of Vaccines & Bayonets: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War, a memoir.

Bee Bloeser

Sally Raymond, a longtime Marriage & Family Therapist & Toastmaster (DTM), just authored a unique suicide prevention book. It it, the stories that took her 23yo son to suicide help teach others to thrive and avoid what he didn’t. Sally shows you how to laugh, cry, learn and heal.

Sally Raymond

Randy Rightmire has been a member of Presentation Pros Toastmasters since 2015. Among his many passions and pursuits, he is a teacher, a dad, and the editor of the short western novel Roadside Tables and the blog

Randy and his daughters

Ron Guilbault is a sales and marketing consultant based in Santa Barbara. Avid cyclist and DIY home renovator. Joined Toastmasters in 1996 to gain public speaking confidence. Has served as an Area and Division Toastmaster Director.
Ron with the Pups

Melissa Moriarty is a graduate of UCSB, who works in manufacturing planning. She joined Toastmasters in 2012, and has since served in multiple club leadership roles, including area director. She’s pursuing the ‘Engaging Humor’ Path in the Pathways program, and currently serves as VP Membership for Presentation Pros, and President for Noventa.

Melissa Moriarty

Grace Rachow is a longtime Toastmaster. She works as a book editor and is the Director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Her loves are dogs (and other critters), gardening, and art. She grew up in rural Nebraska and is grateful to be in Santa Barbara among the “family” of Toastmasters.

Grace Rachow

Anna Romero is President of Presentation Pros. She joined Toastmasters in 2011 to get over public speaking anxiety. She’s been a database administrator for deep space missions, a life coach and massage therapist. She’s currently looking for her next adventure, and you can usually find her running the Santa Barbara trails.

Anna Romero

Marie Azzaria, DTM, is a biochemist-turned-business manager. A French-Canadian expat who enjoys long walks on the beach and loves the challenge of learning a new skill, Marie joined Toastmasters in 2010 and was Area Governor (E4) from 2016 to 2017. You can usually find Marie speaking German, gardening, or running.

Marie Azzaria

Patricia Diorio

Patricia Diorio, M.S. is a Spiritual Mentor, Sacred StoryTeller and Professional Intuitive.She is committed to helping clients deepen their spiritual awareness and understanding of our spiritual nature as energy beings in physical form. Her most recent offering is a one-to-one mentoring program called Align With The Divine.