Headlined Guests

Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio

Steve Thurston
Guest Occupation: Program Manager of Edwards-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Center
Guest Biography:

Steve Thurston is the Program Manager at Edward-Elmhurst Health and Fitness.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Variety
James Babiuk
Guest Occupation: Board Certified Oral Surgeon
Guest Biography:

Dr. James Babiuk is a board certified oral surgeon in Joliet. Dr. Babiuk regularly holds educational lectures regarding the latest techniques in oral and maxillofacial surgery. From biopsies to maxillary anesthesia, Dr. Babiuk teaches the most advanced methods. His lectures award continuing education credits to fellow oral care practitioners.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Variety
Walter Smith
Guest Occupation: Executive Director of DC Appleseed
Guest Biography:

Walter has been the executive director of DC Appleseed since 2001. Previously, he served as the Special Deputy Corporation Counsel at the D.C. Office of the Corporation Counsel, now the Office of the Attorney General, where he focused on addressing the many receiverships in the District, supervising litigation affecting the school system, setting up pro bono assistance for the District from private law firms, and bringing a suit before a three-judge federal court seeking voting representation for the District in Congress.  

Walter practiced for 16 years at the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where he specialized in appellate litigation. For several years, he served as a partner and full-time director of the firm’s pro bono practice. He also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. Walter has argued numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals. Walter has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Charles Clark on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  In 2011, Walter received the President’s Award from the Washington Council of Lawyers. 

In 2007, the Legal Times named him one of the “90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the last 30 years.” In addition to his many accomplishments, Walter reigned as the Hula Hoop Champion of Oklahoma in junior high.

wsmith@dcappleseed.org

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Native American
Guest Biography:

Gordon "Two Bears Stands" was born in Northern New York in 1950. He is the son of Arlene "Seven Feathers", the Clan mother of the Skinner Creek Metis' Family Clan. He is of mixed French-Canadian/ Native blood.

Having served in the US Army, he retired after 20 years of active service and is a
combat veteran of Vietnam. He is Chief of the Skinner Creek Metis' Clan, Clan Pipe
carrier and Clan ceremonialist. He is an ordained non-denominational minister of the Universal Life Church, a Reiki Master/Teacher, Energy Medicine therapist and a Certified Relaxation Therapist. He teaches energy medicine, conducts energy medicine treatments and performs ceremonies when called upon to do them.

Gordon has a You Tube channel called "Pappy 2 Bears" and may be viewed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEDaxGsL6qcN4dBdVIa9sg/videos

 

Guest Category: History, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: qualified transformational Lifecoach and NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) who is trained in Holistic behaviour and success change
Guest Biography:

I am a London based qualified transformational Lifecoach and NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) who is trained in Holistic behaviour and success change.

I am also certified in mindfulness, existential, group & facilitation, positive psychology, relationship and couples coaching.

I have a natural ability to connect with people and alongside the training I have acquired skills, techniques and tools believing that everyone can empower themselves to achieve anything they set their mind to.

I assist all kinds of people to use their own potential, achieve and change to gain outcomes and I aim to help others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals – including, excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in life, exploring the self and the world, and achieving ambitions.

For companies, I help businesses with their challenges to develop staff establish the right behaviours and mind frame to achieve success and maintain consistent peak performance.

By harnessing specialist techniques based on core psychological principals and natural intuition, I provide my clients with the tools and strategies to confidently face difficult situations, push past emotional barriers and eventually view life with fresh, positive, and enlightened eyes.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Mental Health, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational, Meditation
Suzy Hansen
Guest Occupation: Communicator, Author, Educator, Lifelong Abductee
Guest Biography:

At age twenty, Suzy Hansen’s life changed.  On a lonely country road in broad daylight, her car was engulfed by a massive ball of white light, resulting in ninety minutes of missing time and the unfathomable experience of “waking” after dark.  The experience resulted in her discovery of an alternative reality – time spent with extraterrestrials onboard their craft since childhood, and in fact, since her inception as a soul.

The Dual Soul Connection uniquely combines absorbing details of the life-long alien encounters of UFO researcher and experiencer Suzy Hansen (NZ), with scientific examination by Dr. Rudy Schild, Emeritus Astrophysicist, Harvard/Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics (USA).

The Dual Soul Connection highlights our interconnectedness with a wider universal family, revealing a process of disclosure by the aliens themselves – a journey of unfolding contact the whole of mankind is undertaking together.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Cosmology, Alternative Health, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Inspirational, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive, Technology
Bob Estey
Guest Occupation: Pharmaceutical/CBD Expert, Serial entrepreneur & CEO of Per Os Biosciences
Guest Biography:

Robert Estey, Chief Executive Officer

The founder of Per Os Bio, Mr. Estey has led companies through successful turnaround and start-up situations. In these situations, Mr. Estey had financial and operational responsibilities at several pharmaceutical and consumer products companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Estey held a variety of increasingly responsible financial and operational positions in life science and consumer products companies that includes Pfizer, Praxis Biologics, Lever Bros. and Pennwalt.

Mr. Estey holds a BA degree in Economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Operations Research from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
 

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Candia L. Sanders
Guest Occupation: international medical intuitive, high-frequency energy healer, motivator, speaker, the ultimate optimist and outdoor enthusiast
Guest Biography:

Candia Sanders is an international medical intuitive, high-frequency energy healer, motivator, speaker, the ultimate optimist and outdoor enthusiast. She has helped thousands of people ease their medical issues, navigate important relationships and find their soul’s purpose and life direction. She also works with lost and sick animals around the world. Candia is the author of the transcendent book, “Soul Rays: Discover the Vibratory Frequency of Your Soul,” which explores the choices we make before entry into the physical world and how they guide our lifetime paths.

She has written a lively magical and spiritual children’s adventure called “The Adventures of Jack Starr, In Hawaii.” “When Eagles Soar: From Diagnosis to Death to Open Dialogue” is her uplifting story through cancer and beyond with her husband who died in 2016. The book’s goal is to offer up suggestions, tips and tools to cultivate inner strength, emotional stamina and resolve for turning high stress and crisis into self empowerment. Psychic since early childhood, her greatest passion is the awakening of global consciousness.

Personal successes and failures:
As a healer who’s been validated thousands of times by the medical establishment as well as enabling others to really find their path to wellness whether they be people or animals,  it was difficult to embrace and finally commit to allowing my husband to take his own healing journey that eventually ended with his death. When I realized it wasn’t my story or my job to take on his healing or to combat his desire to expedite his demise, when I literally let go and allowed the process to unfold the way he wanted it to be, it freed me to be in the moment and discover the beauty in the process, the gold in the dust. Not an easy lesson.

Websites:
https://m.facebook.com/candiasanders
https://about.me/candiasanders
https://www.linkedin.com/in/candia-sanders-b1725611
https://www.youtube.com/user/candiasanders
https://twitter.com/candiasanders
https://www.instagram.com/candiasanders/

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Physics & Metaphysics, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational, Spiritual, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Adam Weil
Guest Occupation: CEO of Global Schoolwear
Guest Biography:

Adam Weil, CEO of Global Schoolwear, was a former senior director in charge of the school uniforms unit at Lands’ End. “The interesting thing about this business model is that if there are 100 kids in a school, and we go 99 out of 100 in outfitting them, we still don’t win if just one kid is out of uniform. That’s one of our biggest challenges—to have enough of the right inventory available in real time for customers to order.”

But it’s a challenge that Global Schoolwear has learned to control with a customized digital commerce platform, Weil and Kohls say. Earlier this year, they put together a new technology framework designed to match thousands of buyers from hundreds of schools with the just the right mix of Tommy Hilfiger garments according to the style, color and school logos each educational institution requires its students to wear.

Global Schoolwear, which has an exclusive license from designer apparel brand Tommy Hilfiger to produce and sell school uniforms, has contracts with more than 450 schools to provide uniforms according to the specifications set by Tommy Hilfiger and by each school. Global Schoolwear takes Tommy Hilfiger’s garment specifications, then works with textile mills to produce the right garment materials in cotton and other fabrics, and works with apparel manufacturers to produce the garments.

It stocks enough goods in its warehouse-fulfillment center—about 1 million pieces at any one time during peak periods, with about 9,000 SKUs—to meet the expected overall back-to-school demand. As customers place orders on each school’s customized electronic product catalog that runs on Global Schoolwear’s ecommerce platform, each order is coded to indicate the garment type, style and color, plus the logo specifications.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Don Felder
Guest Occupation: guitarist-singer-songwriter-author
Guest Biography:

D    O    N

F    E    L    D    E    R

EAGLES "HOTEL CALIFORNIA" MUSIC LEGEND

CHATS ABOUT HIS LATEST RELEASE 

'AMERICAN ROCK 'N' ROLL' 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

No matter how you look at it, 2019 is shaping up to be the Year of the Fingers — Don “Fingers” Felder, that is. Felder, a true American rock and roll guitar hero, is very much looking forward to building upon his rich legacy as one of the most innovative riff-generating songwriters of the modern rock era while continuing his growth as a featured touring and recording solo artist.

To that end, Felder finds himself most decidedly back in the driver’s seat with the April 2019 release of his first solo album in seven years, American Rock ’N’ Roll (BMG). American Rock ’N’ Roll covers the gamut of the man’s artistic talents, consisting of 11 high-energy rockers mixed with touching, thoughtful ballads. From the state of the guitar-rock union salute to “American Rock N Roll” to the funky crunch of “Hearts on Fire” to the fierce, unrelenting declaration of “Rock You” to the mutual heartfelt honesty of “Falling in Love” and “You’re My World,” Don Felder has once again tapped into the current music zeitgeist to emerge with an album that represents the peak of his creative prowess.

It’s easy to see why Felder garners such a level of respect. Not only is he a proud, longstanding member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been inducted with the Eagles back in 1998, he was also inaugurated into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2016 and the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2017. Fact is, Felder spent 27 years with the Eagles, who have sold over 150 million albums worldwide to date and own the fine distinction of recording the top-selling album of all time — Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), which has sold over 38 million copies (and counting). “I’m honored and blessed enough to have contributed to and been a part of a very talented mixture of voices, writing, guitar parts, and production,” he says of the group. “It was a magical, unique combination that happened in a certain place and time. I’m very proud of that. Every time I hear the work we did on the radio, I go, ‘Oh! You were really good!’”

Don’s discerning musical taste ultimately bore much great fruit in iconic, prime rock-era Eagles songs. Bear witness to how his matchless lead-guitar tone added extra fuel to “Already Gone,” “One of These Nights,” “Take It to the Limit,” and “New Kid in Town,” in addition to his co-writing “Victim of Love,” “Those Shoes,” and his most popular co-creation, “Hotel California,” which he recast in an entirely new way for the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over in 1994.

“Hotel California” has served Felder quite well over the years — as well it should. “People love the music, the guitar solos, and the overall vibe that song has,” admits Don. “When I got up and played ‘Hotel California’ at the United Nations a few years back, everybody in the room knew the song and was singing along with it — even those heads of state and presidents who didn’t speak English! I got an enormous standing ovation for it. At that point, it dawned on me what a global impact that one song had. And now, by the time ‘Hotel’ appears at the end of the night in my live set, everybody is standing on their feet, ready to go and ready to receive that powerful electric energy.”

 

 

Purchase the latest album by Don Felder entitled

American Rock ‘n’ Roll at amazon.com

 

Also purchase Don Felder’s autobiography entitled

Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974–2001) 

also available at amazon.com

 

For more information about Don Felder and concert dates

 visit …

https://www.donfelder.com/

Upcoming Tour Dates

Thu, DEC 5 Dosey Doe Big Barn Spring, TX

Fri, DEC 6 Dosey Doe Big Barn Spring, TX

Feb 6, 2020 Maryland Hall For the Creative Arts Annapolis, MD

Feb 7, 2020 Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA

Feb 8, 2020 Beacon Theatre Hopewell, VA

Feb 10, 2020 Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC

Feb 12, 2020 Parker Playhouse Fort Lauderdale, FL

Feb 14, 2020 Newberry Opera House Newberry, SC

Feb 15, 2020 '70s Rock & Romance Cruise Miami, FL

Feb 16, 2020 Capitol Theatre Clearwater, FL

Mar 21, 2020 Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern Luzern, Switzerland

 

"American Rock N Roll" alone contains dueling drums from Mick Fleetwood and Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, not to mention some guitar from Slash, and that's just the start of the cameos. Sammy HagarBob WeirJoe SatrianiSteve PorcaroPeter Frampton, and Alex Lifeson all make an appearance.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film, Variety
Audrye S. Arbe
Guest Occupation: Mystic Clairvoyant Intuitive, an Award-Winning Author, Artist, TV Producer-Host, keynote Speaker
Guest Biography:

Audrye S. Arbe is a Mystic Clairvoyant Intuitive, an Award-Winning Author, Artist, TV Producer-Host, and keynote Speaker.  She utilizes her clairvoyant skilsl to help you bridge the gap to the higher version of yourself.  She leads seminars, with incredible online classes, and is also a, Reiki Master and Ro-Hun Therapist.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Philosophy, Personal Development, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Clairvoyant & Telepathic
Are you looking for your authentic destiny? Meet Cynthia Clark, Hand Analyst Expert and Life Consultant.
Guest Occupation: Certified Palm Reading Consultant & Founder of Palmistry World
Guest Biography:

What is a Palm Reading Consultant & Heart Harmonizer? Maybe it’s all in your hands?  My guest is Cynthia Clark who is a palm reading consultant and compatibility expert. Author of Stories in Your Hands, Cynthia has worked with over 7,000 people in the last 10 years to unlock the truth of their highest potential and joy. She runs a worldwide dating platform that uses palmistry to help people identify and find their soulmate match.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Games & Hobbies, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Rex Pickett
Guest Occupation: screenwriter, novelist, playwright and film producer
Guest Biography:

R   E   X

P   I   C   K   E   T   T

screenwriter, novelist, playwright and film producer 

Author of SIDEWAYS TRILOGY

NEW NOVEL

'THE ARCHIVEST' 

available soon!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

REX PICKETT is the author of the novel Sideways, the multiple award-winning Alexander Payne film of the same title.  Sideways captured over 350 critics and awards organization plaudits, including 2 Golden Globes, an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the prestigious Writers Guild Award, 6 Indie Spirit Awards … and the list goes on.

Rex has written and directed two independent feature films, California Without End and From Hollywood to Deadwood (Island Pictures).  He wrote the 2000 Academy Award-winning Best Live Action Short My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York.  His Sideways sequel Vertical won the Gold Medal for Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in 2012.  His Sideways 3 Chile forms the final leg of the trilogy.

In 2012, Rex adapted his novel into Sideways: the Play.  He staged four record-breaking runs, first at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica where it ran for 6 months, then the La Jolla Playhouse, where it broke all attendance records for a non-musical in their 35-year history, with 3-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff directing. 

In 2017, in collaboration with composer Anthony Adams, Rex turned his attention to the musical version of Sideways.  Two years later the Book for the musical is finished, half the songs are composed and recorded, and a 3-time Tony Award-winning musical theater director (to be announced soon) has come on board.  There is every likelihood that the “workshop” (or premiere) production will happen in the latter part of 2020.

Rex grew up in southern California, matriculated from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).  He was a Special Projects major, specializing in literary and film criticism, and creative writing.  A member of the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild, and now ASCAP, Rex has enjoyed success in long-form fiction, screenwriting, independent film, and now stage. 

The Rex Pickett Papers are now enshrined at his alma mater UCSD in Geisel Library’s Special Collections & Archives. 

Rex’s new novel The Archivist will be published in Dec. of 2019 by Blackstone Publishing.

For more information about Rex Pickett

visit …

http://rexpickett.com/

Follow Miles and Jack beyond the first novel into the Sideways trilogy. Through successes to hardship, the story of Miles continues…

available at amazon

Rex’s new novel The Archivist will be published in Dec. of 2019 by Blackstone Publishing.

Guest Category: Arts, Comedy, Education, Entertainment, History, TV & Film
Lisa Cherney – President, CEO & Founder Lisa is a highly sought after speaker for top events like Lisa Sasevich's Speak-to-Sell Bootcamp and Market Your Way to Wealth and she has shared the stage with experts such as Jack Canfield and John Assaraf (from The Secret).
Guest Occupation: Mentoring 6 and 7-figure entrepreneurs for over 20 years. She coaches top coaches, teaches brilliant teachers and intuitively guides the most woo woo intuitives.
Guest Biography:

Do you know how to be unapologetically you? Do you see how Being Whoever the ‘F’ You Want to Be Will Grow Your Mission-Based Business?  My guest today is Lisa Cherney who has been mentoring millionaire entrepreneurs for over 20 years.  She is the host of the ground-breaking confession-based GFR (Get F’n Real) podcast and creator of the 12 GFR Commandments.  In 2014, after 15 years in business and speaking on over 750stages, Lisa Cherney got f’n real and dismantled her successful 7-Figure business as the Juicy Marketing Expert.  Lisa learned that just because something is successful and people like it, doesn’t mean you have to keep doing it.  She always knew she had a low tolerance for not being happy (after all she left a “successful” corporate career, with companies like AT&T and Lipton at age 28), but now she knows her mission is to help soulful entrepreneurs GFR so they can get out of their own way, help more people and make more money!

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, News, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Jack Russell
Guest Occupation: Singer,songwriter,musician,producer
Guest Biography:

J   A   C   K

R   U   S   S   E   L   L 

SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN & FOUNDER

of AMERICAN ROCK GROUP

G  R  E  A  T    W  H  I  T  E

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

California native Jack Russell is a rock vocalist and songwriter, and a founding member of early-'80s hard rock radio staples Great White. Citing influences like Robert Plant and Steven Tyler, Russell spent his formative years fronting high-school bands. In 1977 he co-founded the band Danté Fox alongside guitarist Mark Kendall. In 1981 the band changed its name to Great White, and in 1984 the group issued its eponymous debut album via EMI. Great White hit it big in 1987 with their third LP, Once Bitten..., which featured the hit single "Rock Me," and again in 1989 with ...Twice Shy, which included their chart-topping cover of Ian Hunter's "Once Bitten Twice Shy." Russell left the group in 1996 to pursue a solo career, and released Shelter Me in 1999 via MVP Records. That same year saw Russell rejoin the band, but by 2001 Great White had called it quits, holding a farewell show on New Year's Eve at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California.

The following year saw Russell begin touring under the name Jack Russell's Great White. The outfit gained international attention in 2003 after a massive pyrotechnics failure at the Station nightclub in Rhode Island set fire to the venue's ceiling, resulting in the deaths of 100 concertgoers. By 2005, the stress from lawsuits, inner band turmoil, and Russell's substance abuse problems had taken its toll, and Jack Russell's Great White ceased operations. The original lineup of Great White re-formed for a tour and released their tenth studio album, Back to the Rhythm, in 2007. Another studio LP, Rising, followed in 2009, but it would be Russell's last outing with the group. In 2011, after a period of recuperation following multiple back surgeries stemming from a fall in 2009, a newly sober Russell began operating once again under the Jack Russell's Great White moniker. In 2017 the band released its debut studio album, He Saw It Comin', via Frontiers Records. 

 

Purchase the latest album by Jack Russell’s Great White entitled...

He Saw It Comin’ at amazon.com

For more information about Jack Russell and Great White

visit … http://www.jackrussellsgreatwhiteband.com/

and https://www.facebook.com/JackRussellsGreatWhite

 

JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE

TOUR DATES 2019

SAT 16 NOVEMBER

Church Street Orlando, FL, US

FRI 6 DECEMBER

Herman's Hideaway Denver, CO, US

SAT 7 DECEMBER

Sunshine Studios Live Colorado Springs, CO, US

SAT 14 DECEMBER

The Blue Note Harrison, OH, US

THU 19 DECEMBER

The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN, US

FRI 3 JANUARY

Showroom, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV, US

FRI 10 JANUARY

The Canyon Agoura Hills Agoura Hills, CA, US

SAT 11 JANUARY

The Canyon Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, CA, US

FRI 24 JANUARY

The Canyon at the Rose Pasadena, CA, US

SAT 25 JANUARY

The Canyon Montclair Montclair, CA, US

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film, Variety
Matthew J. Cary
Guest Occupation: Executive Director of Veterans and Military Families for Progress (VMFP)
Guest Biography:

Matthew Cary currently serves as senior marketing and sales advisor for IOREX/USA a water pipe protector and treatment company headquartered in Washington, DC and Seoul, South Korea. Matthew also serves as the executive director of Veterans and Military Families for Progress (VMFP) a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt national veteran and military family veteran service organization. VMFP’s mission is to endorse and elect veteran andmilitary family members for public office, advocate for legislation before Congress and state legislatures which assists veterans and their families with coming home issues and educatethe media and civilian population on these critical matters. Matt was recently elected to serve a second two-year term as VMFP Executive Director by its board of directors in December 2017. In addition, he was recently appointed to serve a four-year term on the board of directors of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroesa 501(c)(3) non-profit veteran organization whose mission is to assist Iraq and Afghanistan disabled veterans with their transition to civilianlife.Matt was appointed director of the DC Office of Veterans Affairs by Mayor Vincent C. Gray in April 2011 and was unanimously confirmed by members of the Council of the District of Columbia in June 2011. During his four years in office, he initiated several new programs for DC veterans and their families including the furniture donation program for DC homeless veterans and their families resulting in donations of furniture and household items valued at $1.5 million from several military installations which has been delivered to 500 DC homeless veterans moving into transitional or permanent housing. The new DC Veterans and Spouse License Plate program provides display tags to District veterans and their spouses who are residents of the District of Columbia through the sale of tags by its partner, the DC Department of Motor Vehicles. The program has sold more than 155 license plates and raised more than$8,000 for the DC Office of Veterans Affairs(DCOVA) Veterans Assistance Fund to assist DC needy veterans. The VALOR program is a financial literacy initiative providing debt management, credit management,financial planning, management and budgeting counseling through classroom and online training to DC veterans. The program has provided free educational training through its partners Financial Education Literacy Associates and Bank on DC to more than 200 District veterans and their families. Thefourth program is a Christmas holiday toy and clothing event for DC military and veteran families’ children ages two through 18. DCOVA and its partner AFL-CIO Helmets to Hardhats organization provided toys and clothing to 80 children in 2013 and 180 in 2014.Cary was instrumental in helping a senior staff member become accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a certified claims officer to prepare and present DC veterans disability claims to the VA.Since 2011, through Matt’s leadership,DCOVA has broken ground on four affordable transitional and permanent DC veteran housing projects with supportive services providing more housing.

From 1986 to his DC government appointment in 2011, Cary was president and chief executive officer of his own government relations and international marketing consulting firm representing the interests of public and private sector clients with the U.S. Congress, federal and state government agencies and linking U.S. companies to foreign government projects in water treatment and solid waste management.Prior to starting his own small business, Matt was director of federal programs for a consulting engineer trade association, director of the New York State Washington Office for former Governor Hugh Carey. As an employee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors,he was the Washington representative to the mayors of seven cities (Bayamon, PR; Buffalo, NY; Houston, TX;Kenner, LA;Richland, WA; Riverside, CA; and Sunnyvale, CA). He was also legislative director to a former congressman from New York.Cary holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in urban management and urban planning from American University and a BA Degree in Social Science from St. Bonaventure University. He was elected president of the National Democratic Club in Washington,DC in 2018 and previously served as first vice president, treasurer and a member of the board of directors. Matt serves on the board of directors of Veterans and Military Families for Progress,the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Sports Management Associates. He was also inducted into the Washington, DCMetroMen’s Adult and Senior Amateur Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2008.Matt has been a resident of the District of Columbia for 49  years and currently resides in Ward 3 with his wife Dana. Matt and Dana enjoy global travel and have visited Argentina, Brazil, numerous Caribbean Islands, Chile, China,Czech Republic, England,France,Greece, Iceland,India,Ireland,Italy, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay,Portugal,Scotland,Sicily, Spain,Thailand and Vietnam.He is originally from Elmira, New York.

 

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Military, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Brenda E Cortez
Guest Occupation: Living kidney donor and children’s book author
Guest Biography:

Brenda E. Cortez

Brenda is a living kidney donor and children’s book author, who has a passion for helping others. She was inspired to write her first book, My Mom is Having Surgery, after her daughter centered her college entrance essay around Brenda’s donation and the inspiration she felt from it. Brenda is now a strong advocate for living donation awareness. Because of this advocacy and her passion for helping others, Brenda came up with the slogan, HOWL: Help Others with Love. Learn more about HOWL, and Brenda’s organ donation focused children’s books below.

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Business, Education, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Inspirational, Motivational, Society and Culture
Gianna Gaudini
Guest Occupation: Global Head of Events and Author
Guest Biography:

Gianna is the Global Head of Events for the SoftBank Vision Fund where she produces elite events that support the Portfolio Company and Investor Ecosystem, brand and internal culture. She previously spend close to ten years producing Google’s largest, most high-profile events and experiences. She loves to create memorable experiences with flair and impact. She says Each day I’m so eager to attack the day, but not just as a professional event planner. I’m eager to meet my whole life with the same level of commitment and enthusiasm.

Whether it be my dedication to my job, my own self care and personal goals or the many hats I wear as a wife, mother, author - I believe we all have the ability to choose to manifest our perfect life.

Certified interior designer. Certified sommelier. Events Planner Extraordinaire. Published Author. Wife & Mother.
Gianna shares insights from her experience producing high profile, big events and juggling multiple balls in work and life

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle
Dr. Michael Warech
Guest Occupation: Founder & President - Warech Associates & YSCindex (Youth Sports Club Index)
Guest Biography:

Michael A. Warech, Ph.D. is a recognized expert in the field of youth sports, mental skills development, and performance analytics.  His research has focused on the role of sports in promoting physical, psychosocial, and achievement related development, with an emphasis on the identification and measurement of the key drivers behind meaningful, engaging athletic environments.  Dr. Warech has worked extensively with coaches and teams to enhance the quality and success of their programs.

Dr. Warech holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology.  A frequent speaker at national conventions and conferences, his research has appeared in peer review journals, newspapers, and business periodicals.  Dr. Warech was selected to serve on the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy, chaired by President Bill Clinton.  An active member of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, Michael received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Emory University.

With more than 25 years of consulting experience, Michael founded Warech Associates as a different kind of human capital consulting firm. Solidly grounded in science, Michael and his team offer straightforward, business focused talent solutions that produce results. With publications in peer review journals and books, as well as presentations at major conferences, Michael is a recognized expert and thought leader in assessment, coaching, and HR analytics. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology and completed his undergraduate studies at Emory University.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Say It Now
Guest Occupation: A writer, gift maker, and happiness coach who gets excited about helping people find creative, intentional, and impactful ways to celebrate life and to express love for family and friends.
Guest Biography:

Who or what will you celebrate today?  My guest is Sherry Richert Belul, founder of Simply Celebrate, dedicated to helping people find creative, intentional and impactful ways to celebrate life and to express love for family and friends.  Are you looking for a unique gift for a friend or family member for a milestone occasion such as a decade birthday or golden anniversary? Do you want to give a client something truly special to celebrate a success or a goal they’ve achieved? Is there someone you want to recognize with a gift that’ll make them cry? Join us in this conversation today with Sherry so we can find new and unique ways to celebrate the people we love. 

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Society and Culture, Spiritual

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