Roger Brubaker

Roger Brubaker

Roger Brubaker is a Senior Community Health Analyst Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Promotion Coordinator for Lane County.

In this episode Roger and JoJo talk about the toll that the pandemic is taking on EVERYONE’S mental health. From staggering statistics and some concrete ideas on how to deal with the never ending stress.

They take a deep dive into discovering and understanding the origin of our personal emotional response and share how we can equip ourselves with the tools to make good choices.

Roger wants all of us to know that we are not alone.

If you are interested in having Roger come and speak to your organization or business reach out to him at or visit

These are challenging times. Reach out if you need help or support. You are not alone.

Lane County Public Health
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Alcoholics Anonymous
National Alliance on Mental Illness

About EugCast:
EugCast is a volunteer-powered, cooperative chit-chat where we talk with people who may or may not live in the Eugene, Oregon area. We think they have some really cool stories to share, but we’ll leave that up to you, the listener, to decide!

EugCast is recorded at Trifoia in Eugene Oregon!

Ayisha Elliott

Ayisha Elliot

Ayisha Elliott hosts the podcast Black Girl From Eugene, and runs Black Gold Culture Camp, a camping experience for BIPOC kids which emphasizes the positive attributes and contributions of Africian American/Black People to American society.

She is also the founder of Race Equity Matters, where she leads conversations and trainings on deconstructing white supremacy, and how to be Anti-racist.

And in her spare time (HA! She has no spare time!) Ayisha is writing a book.

In this episode, Ayisha shares her own experience with police abuse, and her pursuit of racial equity and inclusion. This poignant conversation is definitely one worth listening to.

Find out more about Ayisha, and contact her at BlackGirlFromEugene

You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube

Athena Delene

Athena Delene

In this episode, Adam interviews Springfield resident Athena Delene. She is a professional photographer who started and stayed local. You will often find her at local gatherings capturing those enduring moments with her uncanny ability of becoming a fly on the wall.

As a self proclaimed people person she uses photography to capture the underlying essence of a person’s personality. She relates this to why she loves to live in the Eugene/Springfield Area and her love of learning the craft.

To view Athena’s work and contact her: