When Tyler Wilson and his cousin Joseph Pitruzzelli started Wurstkuche, they didn’t know anything about sausages. They also didn’t know anything about starting a restaurant, but they committed to the idea that they were going to do sausages better than anyone in the business.
In a sedentary world where people are stuck sitting at their desks, Joel Heath is out there trying to set the world in motion. Founder and CEO of FluidStance, Joel is an entrepreneur who never stops moving. He is the type of guy who would jump off a cliff and figure out how to build wings on his way down. He has the mentality to figure out how to make something happen no matter what obstacles arise.
After 25 years in development, Santa Barbara now has an ingenious place where its community can learn, play, and grow together. The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, or MOXI, is changing the way we look at learning institutions. It is a 21st century museum that teaches the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity through experiences with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. MOXI is a flagship for what museums could be like, and Dr. Robin Gose is the new captain. Her goal with MOXI is to steer the Santa Barbara community to have a greater appreciation for science and technology, encourage more question askers and create more well-rounded citizens. But most importantly, Robin’s goal is to show people how to have fun with learning. As her own kids would say, “it’s time to play science.”