Quintessentially Californian -- Dream Interview List

Dear Reader, 

Stag Hunt is working on a new book tentatively titled "Quintessentially Californian" with Marcus Ruiz Evans, author of California's Next Century.   Our goal with the project is to explore a simple question: "what does it mean to be Californian?"

California's famous the world over for Hollywood, the surfer culture, and Google.  Go abroad and people's eyes will light up when you say you're from here.

Yet people here don't openly identify with the place -- except perhaps viz a viz the t-shirts that swarm iconic places like Santa Monica pier.  Californian stands as a shadow identity.  We aim to bring what's Quintessentially Californian into the light.

With that dreaming spirit in mind, below is the list of interviews we've put together.  Please reach out to us at StagHuntEnterprises@gmail.com if you can help make any of these dreams a reality. 

Cheers, 

Patrick

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

   --Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist

FAMOUS CALIFORNIANS

·         Arnold Schwarzenegger – Former Governor

·         Jackie Speier – Congressional Representative, former State Senator

·         Gray Davis – Former Governor

·         Pete Wilson – Former Governor

·          Willie Brown  – Former Speaker of the California State Assembly

·         Maxine Waters – Congressional Representative

·         Kathleen Lynn Brown – Former California State  Treasurer

·         Ron Unz – former Gubernatorial Candidate

·         Dolores Huerta – Civil Rights  Leader

·         Mark Zuckerberg – Created Facebook

·         Larry Page –  Created Google

·         Sergei Brin – Created Google

·         Jerry Yang – Created Yahoo

·         Roger W. Heyns – Created Public Policy Institute of California

·         Arjay Miller – Created Public Policy Institute of California

·         Crystal Lee – Miss California 2013

·         Arianna Afsar – Ms. California 2010

·         Kristy Cavinder – Ms. California 2009

·         Jackie Geist – Ms. California 2008

·         Melissa Chaty – Ms. California 2007

·         Jacquelynne Fontaine – Ms. California 2006

·         Dustin-Leigh Konzelma – Ms. California 2005

·         Veena Goel – Ms. California 2004

·         Nicole Lamarche – Ms. California 2003

·         Jennifer Glover – Ms. California 2002

·         Stephanie Baldwin – Ms. California 2001

·         Rita Ng – Miss California 2000

·         Jeremy Lin – First Asian American to play in NBA

·         Van Jones  - Former Presidential Special Advisor for Green Jobs

·         Steve Wozniak – Co-Founder Apple with Steve Jobs

CALIFORNIA KNOWN THINKERS:

·         Pete Shrag – Columnist “California Progress Report”

·         Joe Mathews – Author “California Crackup”

·         Dan Walters – Author “The New California: Facing the 21st Century”

·         Kevin Starr – Author of Multi-Volume series on California, called “Americans and the California Dream.”

·         Mark Baldassare – CEO of Public Policy Institute of California

·         Jon Christensen – Editor of “BOOM: A Journal of California”

·         Curt Gentry – Author “The Last Days of the Late Great State of California”

·         Kim Stanley Robinson – Author  “Three Californias’ Trilogy”

·         Frank Russo – Created California progress report

·         Mark Lorier – Created Californiality blog

·         Robert K. Ross - President and CEO California endowment

·         R. William "Bill" Hauck - Former President of the California Business Roundtable

·         Jerry Roberts - Founded CalBuzz

·         Phil Trounstine – Founded CalBuzz

·         James P. Mayer - President & CEO of California Forward

·         Bob White – Founder California Strategies 

·         Mike McCoy - Executive Director California Strategic Growth Council

·         Ken Alex - Council Member California Strategic Growth Council

·         John Laird - Council Member California Strategic Growth Council

·         Bob Fisher - Council Member California Strategic Growth Council

·         Diana Dooley - Council Member California Strategic Growth Council

·         Brian P Kelly - Council Member California Strategic Growth Council

·         Matt Rodriquez - Council Member California Strategic Growth Council

·         Ellen Hanak  - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Elisa Barbour - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Jonathan Cohen - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Shelley De Alth - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Hans P Johnson - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Paul G. Lewis - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         David Neumark - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Manuel Pastor Jr. - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Deborah Reed - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

·         Kim Rueben - Co-Author on: “ California 2025: Taking on the Future” PPIC

RELATED TO SOMEONE FAMOUS, COULD GET PERSPECTIVE, AND LIVE IN CA:

·         Sascha Rice —  Granddaughter of California's former Governor Pat Brown,

·         Hilary Armstrong — Executive Producer of Pat Brown Documentary

·         Mona Simpson – Relative of Steve Jobs

·         Lisa Brennan-Jobs – Relative of Steve Jobs

·         Chrisann Brennan – Relative of Steve jobs

·         Laurene Powell – Relative of Steve Jobs

·         Tom Stanford – Relative of Leland Stanford

·         Wilson Carey McWilliams – Relative of Carey McWilliams

·         Jerry McWilliams – Relative of Carey McWilliams

·         Susan McWilliams Barndt – Relative of Carey McWilliams

·         Helen McWilliams – Relative of Carey McWilliams

·         Rich Tilman – Pat Tilmans’ brother

·         Afeni Shakur Davis – Tupac Shakur’s mother

PLACES THAT ARE VERY CALI:

·         Googleplex,

·         JPL, Tesla,

·         Space-X,

·         Farms

·         Apple computers

·         Disneyland

·         Hewlitt Packard

·         Venice Beach

·         Sacramento capital

·         Berkeley University

DOING SOMETHING VERY CALI:

·         Roy Choi – Created Koji Tacos fusion cuisine

·         John Mekpongsatorn – Founder Noodle World,

·         Alice Waters – Created California cuisine

·         Tyler Thompson - African America Chinese Opera Singer

·         Wolfgang Puck – Created Fusion Cuisine