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Guest Occupation: Senior editor at Slate, where she has written her “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999
Guest Biography:
Dahlia Lithwick is a senior editor at Slate, where she has written her “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns since 1999. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New Republic and Commentary. She is host of “Amicus,” Slate’s award-winning biweekly podcast about the law and the Supreme Court. [Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law]

J.D., Stanford Law School 1995, B.A., Yale University, 1990
Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: AltNewsMedia ContributorGuest Category: News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Exercise Physiologist and National Fire Academy Instructor
Guest Biography:

Sara Beckert offers Exercise Therapy for special populations, developing work hardening programs for fire departments, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, and post rehab patients. Sara works with several fire departments in Connecticut.

She also works with athletes post injury, developing programs to get them back to original physical levels. Sara has masters degrees in Human Performance, and Applied Physiology and she is a National Fire Academy Instructor.

 

Guest Category: Fitness & Exercise
Guest Occupation: Former Pro Golfer, Master NLP trainer, TEDx Speaker, TV producer & anti-fear specialist.
Guest Biography:

Motivational speaker, Building Your Best master trainer, best selling author and award winning producer, Kalliope Barlis helps real people transform their lives by empowering them to overcome their fears and bad memories to live life with purpose. She uses the same skills that motivated her to become a pro golfer in just two years.

When Kalliope realized playing professional golf wasn't her calling, she began training others in the tools that propelled her into becoming a pro golfer in just two years. Since then, her TEDx Talk has over 1.9 million views. As a Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, she loves giving people the tools to overcome their fears and bad memories. Kalliope's heartfelt passion to give hope to people who live in fear, inspired her to produce a television reality show Kalliope's From Fear to Freedom, soon to be streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Above all, Kalliope is dedicated to creating a more fearless world in order for people to avoid being distracted from living their purpose, from fear to freedom!

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Audio Alchemist
Guest Biography:

ROBERT ALEXANDER

Robert Alexander is an Audio Alchemist located in Southern CA. With this LifeRhythms business, he offers healing work via private sessions and designs unique personalized pieces of music to help his clients find healing away from the work that they do with him.

Alongside his LifeRhythms business, Robert has a label signed music project called Evlov. His music can be found on various platforms online. Robert also was the creator and host of LifeRhythms Radio, an online Radio show made to help you find relatable content that can help you create more of what you desire in your life!

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Business, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Singer
Guest Biography:

VEE NELSON

In 2013, fourteen year old  Southern California native Vee Nelson burst into the music scene with her debut pop single and subsequent video, “Swing of Love.” 

Refusing to be pigeonholed into the oversaturated young pop star market, Vee set herself apart following the catchy “Swing of Love” by infusing soul, rock, and pop to create a surprisingly sophisticated sound. She then boldly paired this sound with lyrical content that is relatable for all ages, and a voice (both literally and figuratively) that is reminiscent of Billi Holiday and Patsy Cline with the gusto of Celine Dion. 

Her debut EP appropriately titled “Kaleidoscope” showcases the artist’s versatility as a triple threat (singer, songwriter, AND musician). From the soul searching ballad, “Surrender” to the anti-bullying anthem “Stronger Now,” Vee takes her listeners on the universal journey of despair and hope through the eyes of someone who is coming of age, while simultaneously reflecting on her youth. 

The much-anticipated follow up to the Kaleidoscope EP is excepted to be released soon and is already getting huge buzz based on the nostalgic summer feeling single “Crash,” and the titillating single “Dangerous” that is featured on E! Network’s hit reality show Total Bellas. Vee’s trendy and wearable merchandise line is also fueling the hype surrounding her sophomore album and fans everywhere can’t wait to see what’s next! 

You do not want to miss what’s coming up for this rising artist! 

Vee has performed numerous times at the House of Blues in both San Diego and Anaheim as well as the infamous Chain Reaction of Anaheim and The Legacy Room. 

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Former federal judge and shamanic spiritual practitioner of healing
Guest Biography:

KAREN V. JOHNSON, JD

Karen Johnson’s 27 year-old son Ben died due to a drug overdose. One night he was at a party with his friends, they got drunk and decided to try heroin for the first time. While all of his friends tried the same drug, Ben was the only one to overdose.  Instead of calling 911 and give Ben the lifesaving help he needed, the dealer spent his time disposing of the drugs and cleaning his place of evidence, all while Ben lay there dying. 

Karen’s fast-paced life and 30-year career as a federal judge came to an abrupt halt as she was enveloped in unrelenting grief for the loss of her son. It was immediately after his death that Ben’s spirit began to communicate with her, and while this level of connection was foreign to Karen, she followed Ben’s nudges and her world has never been the same.  

Having an unsupportive work, that initially allowed Karen only 2-hours off to attend her son’s funeral, she became unable to reconcile her working life with her communications with the spirit world. So Karen did the unexpected, she quit her job, sold her house with all her belongings, and went on a 2½ year journey that took her all over the world.

Led by her son in spirit, Karen’s path took her to a shamanic spiritual practice of healing. 

Karen V. Johnson, JD, is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (J.D.), a former Fulbright Scholar in Afghanistan, and holds Masters Degrees in Public Health and Public and International Affairs (MPH, MPIA). Karen is a retired federal administrative law judge who practiced criminal and energy law for more than 30 years. She also is a former U.S. Army officer, Major, USAR (inactive). Karen was personally trained by Alberto Villoldo, and is faculty at the Four Winds Society and a Master Practitioner of Energy Medicine.

 

“Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss” (Hay House, July 7, 2021), is her first book.

“In this time of what feels like fast-food spirituality, it’s refreshing to hear from a shamanic kindred sister who has undergone such a powerful journey so fully and has reemerged to reclaim her new life while sharing her wisdom and journey with the world.”

– Linda Star Wolf, Ph

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Shamanism
Guest Occupation: Vocalist, spiritual counselor and sound healer
Guest Biography:

DEJAH GOMEZ

Dejah is an inimitable talent, accomplished and seasoned vocalist with a powerful history of achievement in music and entertainment. An elegant and soulful vocalist who once graced TV, Broadway stages, toured supporting national and international legends, Dejah has spent her life following the call of spirit on the passionate path of creativity and service. Her ability to exemplify poise and grace in an ever-changing music business inspired her to coalesce her passions of psychology, music, and spiritual healing.

Dejah holds a safe, nourishing, and nurturing spaces for those seeking spiritual, mental, and emotional support. She is committed to listening deeply to those who hear the call to work with her, guiding them into heightened states of awareness and purpose, and sharing her gifts through spiritual counseling, sound healing, vocal activation, breathwork, yoga, and more.

Through her customized services, Dejah inspires confidence and nurtures the seeds of creativity, expression, joy, abundance, and wellbeing within those she works with. Her offerings are customized to cultivate health, harmony, balance, and freedom for her fellow human beings.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Sound Healing, Music
Guest Occupation: humanitarian and Spiritual Warrior, Blogger, Book Publisher, Consultant and Datasets Connector
Guest Biography:

MYRNA JAMES

Myrna is a humanitarian and Spiritual Warrior who finds herself at the nexus of science and spirituality. After working for national magazines in Chicago for a decade, she did her first “life course-correction” – traveling the world solo for 18 months, blogging before it was a word. This was when she realized she is a seeker of truth and beauty.

Course-correction number two was starting her own media company 20 years ago, publishing 9 books and 80+ issues of Apogeo Spatial magazine (www.ApogeoSpatial.com), which is about data from space to study the earth. This experience has given her a broad view of how data is used, allowing her to see hidden connections. As geodata became immersed into most datasets, and is being used to program algorithms for ML (Machine Learning) and AI (Artificial Intelligence), the need for ethics in AI became evident. She now consults with companies to create those boundaries so that humanity remains in the center of the process, rather than robotics or transhumanism (www.aiethics.world).

Similar to how her role as publisher allowed for a broad view of geodata, seeing the earth from space expands perspective to wholeness, to Oneness (called “The Overview Effect”). This view shows the exquisite beauty of the planet without the visible separation of national boundaries. We can see that we are all here together – we are One. Images show truth, and the earth from space is pure beauty. This expanded worldview from viewing the earth from space or from traveling the world increases our consciousness.

She hosts a live show for Her Many Voices (www.HerManyVoices.org), and serves on the Global Advisory Board at Geoversity (www.Geoversity.org). She just wrapped a tv show about space interviewing astronauts and entrepreneurs, which will air on PBS later this summer (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqtLkBfZP9IQ_SOUfIdWCHYeo8DRWTACq).

Myrna’s third course-correction was getting divorced. The pain of divorce set her on the path of deep reflection, and personal and spiritual growth. She recently wrote about the power of intuition and empathy in the international best-selling book, “U Empath You,” sharing her personal story of healing and transformation.

The thread that runs through her life is the importance of health for humanity (physical, mental and spiritual), and how it is tied to the health of the planet. All of life resonates at certain frequencies according to quantum physics, and we can control our energy by consciously connecting our hearts with our minds, creating a healthy energetic coherence. As sovereign beings, we have agency and can create Oneness and unity. This is the nexus of science and spirituality.

Myrna lives with her awesome adopted autistic teenage son in Denver near a creek where she walks every day when she’s not traveling.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: Creator of arctic beatbox and founder of OLOX records and Kut-Sür
Guest Biography:

SNOW RAVEN (SUOR)

Snow Raven (SUOR) was born in one of the most remote and cold inhabited places in the world – the Republic of Sakha – Yakutia (arctic Siberia). She was three years old when she started to learn the language of birds and animals. Her voice takes its breath from traditional Sakha culture and is truly an instrument. She is the creator of “arctic beatbox” – the reindeer breath and “Neoshamanic Healing” ceremonies, founder of OLOX records, and Kut-Sür: Temple of Shamanism and Science. 

OLOX records artist, Snow Raven headlined Lightning in The Bottle, Lucidity Festival, RelaxPansion, OmRising, Beloved and played multiple shows at Burning Man, SXSW. In 2019, Snow Raven became a participant of America’s Got Talent. Snow Raven also took part in the international forum Arctic Circle-2015 in Iceland and in the French-American Arctic expedition Pax Arctica (DeLong Islands) sponsored by the Prince Monaco Foundation. 

Guest Category: Beauty, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Award-winning filmmaker and the visionary author of best-selling books on Consciousness Science and Energy Medicine
Guest Biography:

CAROLINE CORY

Caroline Cory is an award-winning filmmaker and the visionary author of best-selling books on Consciousness Science and Energy Medicine. As a child and throughout her life, Cory has had numerous UFO encounters as well as  E.S.P (extra-sensory) and per-cognition experiences, which led her to become deeply connected to existential topics, the study of Consciousness and the mechanics of the universe.

After teaching Energy Medicine and consciousness work for over a decade, Cory founded Omnium Media, an entertainment and media platform that tackles various thought-provoking topics on the human condition and the nature of reality.  In addition to writing and producing, Cory appears regularly as a guest expert on supernatural phenomena and the science of consciousness at major conferences and television shows including The UnXplained with William Shatner and History Channel’s popular series Ancient Aliens.

 

Among several recent accomplishments, her latest films AMONG US and SUPERHUMAN: THE INVISIBLE MADE VISIBLE have won 9 film awards and 2 nominations at various festivals around the globe.

About “A Tear in the Sky”

Award-winning documentary A TEAR IN THE SKY takes you on an unprecedented journey into the UFO / UAP phenomenon. A team of military personnel, scientists and special guest William Shatner will attempt to re-capture, in real time, the US Navy “TicTac” UFOs and other space anomalies, using state-of-the-art, military-grade equipment and technology.

What they find instead are thought-provoking clues into the true nature of the UFO phenomenon and the very fabric of our spacetime reality.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Paranormal, UFOs, Science, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Music and Dance performer
Guest Biography:

MIKAYLA TAYLOR

Mikayla Taylor is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the City of Angels. She loves a variety of music and dance styles from around the world. She danced some as a child, and as a teenager studied hip hop…then found belly dance and fell in love with it. Mikayla has continued to develop her passion and skills in that art form ever since. 

She loves a full spectrum of creative expression, and enjoys trying new things just for the experience of it. Mikayla currently is writing songs for the first time. She is on a journey of artistic discovery and is looking forward to seeing how her musical abilities unfold. She believes in becoming and expressing the most authentic version of ourselves in this human form.

Mikayla is on a mission to express her full creative potential, as well as inspire others to do the same. 

Guest Category: Beauty, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Global political activist and businessman, author, founder of ISPO
Guest Biography:

JOHN M. BUNZL

John Bunzl is a global political activist and businessman with a new and compelling vision for citizen-driven global cooperation.

In 1998 the idea for Simultaneous Policy occurred to him as a potential means for removing the barriers which prevent many of today’s global problems from being solved. In 2000 he founded the International Simultaneous Policy Organization (ISPO) and launched the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign. In 2001, he set out the campaign in his first book of the same name. The Simpol campaign has since steadily been gathering increasing attention, recognition and support amongst citizens, activists, non-governmental organizations, politicians, business people and many others.

In 2003 he co-authored his second book, Monetary Reform – Making it Happen!, written with the prominent monetary reformer, James Robertson. In 2009 he authored a third book, People-centred Global Governance – Making it Happen!  In 2017, John co-authored The Simpol Solution – Solving global problems could be easier than we think, together with Nick Duffell. A number of John’s articles on global governance have been published by the Journal of Integral Theory & Practice, including Solving Climate Change – Achieving a Noospheric Agreement (2009), Discovering an Integral Civic Consciousness in a Global Age (2012), and Transcending First-tier Values in Achieving Binding Global Governance (2012).

He has lectured widely, including to The Schumacher Society, The World Trade Organization, The Lucis Trust and at various universities around the world.

John is a company director living in London. He has three children.

Guest Category: Business, Management, Philosophy, Politics & Government, Personal Development, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: ET-Channeling, guided meditations, epic journeys and self-reflective exercises; Wieteke inspires people to (re)connect with their own multi-dimensionality.
Guest Biography:

Today we are being gifted with a channeling session through Wieteke Koolhof with Arjun of the Yahyel.  My guest is Wieteke Koolhof. When Wieteke was just 3 years old, she started having multidimensional contact with different types of Extra Terrestrials. Her amazing life journey brought her into direct contact with a personal guide from a group of beings called The Yahyel. The Yahyel interact directly with other beings from the Pleiades, who reside in the 5th and 6th dimensions. Wieteke is an artist/life-coach and energy worker from the Netherlands, who is here with Arjun of the Yahyel who will channel through Wieteke, about our current state of affairs. The relationship between Wieteke and Yahyel serve as a gateway to bring forth information from the greater universe, parallel realities, as well as messages from clients' higher selves. 

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, News, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Self Help, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Poet, Speaker, Godmother of Canadian Slam,
Guest Biography:

Poet Oni Joseph - the Haitian Sensation:

Oni the Haitian Sensation is a brilliant Internationally recognized Canadian Poet born in Montreal, Canada. She is styled as The Godmother of Canadian Slam, and has performed her works globally, such as at the Austin International Poetry Festival, which is the largest poetry festival in the world. She created the first
Wax and Stylus for the Library of Parliament of Canada, where she was recruited by a Commonwealth literary scout who recommended her to the Queensland
Poetry Festival in Australia in 2005.

She predicted and then met World Icon, Nelson Mandela. Her family hails from Jeremie, Haiti, the City of Poets in the Cacique of Xaragua, birthplace of
Haiti's fierce poetic Queen, Anacaona. Jeremie is the birthplace of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.(Dumas was the General-in-Chief of the French Army of the Alps.
Dumas's strategic victory in opening the high Alps passes enabled the French to initiate their Second Italian Campaign against the Austrian Empire.)

Oni was the first Canadian female slam poet to tour Europe,
and directed Canada's first Slam Poetry Festival, the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics.

Her ground-breaking HIV-AIDS slam poetry workshops were featured in Macleans Magazine. Her book Ghettostocracy was a book of the year in the Globe and Mail. It is used as curriculum to teach the Master's and PHD English and African Canadian Studies in Canada.

Poet Oni was the first Slam poet to curate Slam poetry at The Ottawa International Writers Festival, became Canada's first Slam Poetry Academic via the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Education and from the Stratford Theatre Festival, at York University in 2006 she was part of the first Etats Generaux du Slam in France.

Today, Poet Oni fosters Diversity, Equity and Inclusion conversations with Leaders and organizations ready to focus on employee engagement, fair human rights practices and create culturally inclusive work cultures. Reach out to Poet Oni for a refreshing way to bring impact with fun and poetry in your workplace:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/oni-joseph-94856a244/

Follow her on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/OniJoseph/status/26959483102

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Guest Category: Arts, Education, Entertainment, History, Psychology, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Intuitive musical composer, hands-on healer and guide
Guest Biography:

ANDRÉ RIPA

Originally from France, André expressed an interest in music at a young age, working as a sound man for theaters in Paris. Over the past decades he has emerged as an accomplished hands-on healer and guide for the terminally ill, incorporating dolphin-assisted therapy, music and imagery into his practice.

Since 2002, André’s immersive studies with indigenous elders in Peru, Brazil, Hawaii and New Zealand have inspired his abilities as an intuitive musical composer, healer, and guide.

André’s vision for the future is to merge modern technology such as Virtual Reality with music and imagery for therapeutic use.

Creation, A Symphonic Journey

Creation celebrates a journey from the creation of the universe to the creation of new life, and the vibrant voyage in between. Creation was André’s first orchestral composition in 2012, and inspired him to compose more music in this style. Nearly a decade later, Chiara Mon Ange, a song evoked by the birth of his daughter in 2021, led to the album’s completion. Its musical progression invites the listener to plunge from the creation of the universe into the depths of the ocean, where dolphins guide them into mysteries of Egypt and the manifestation of The Great Pyramid. Rise Up, a song of rebirth, propels the listener toward a reunion of eternal souls and a celebration of discovering purpose and authenticity in one’s life, which ultimately and inevitably ends victoriously.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Earth & Space, Entertainment, Energy Healing, Sound Healing, Music, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Using Psychic Mediumship, Reiki, and Lemurian Light Energy to co-create a deeper connection to the Soul.
Guest Biography:

Today we are working together in universal sync of exploration of your inner-space.  My guest is Hillis Pugh who is an author, teacher, speaker, and holistic practitioner. Hillis is 1 of 15 Certified Lemurian Light Workers on the Planet.  He offers this work to guide others on their path to let them know they are not alone. Hillis Pugh has taught his Gratitude and Law of Attraction Seminars, at the Edgar Cayce Center NYC, Well Set, Kensho Health, Maha Rose, Lightning Society, Breakin' Boundaries, and other locations in the New York area. He has spoken at the Holistic Chamber of Commerce NY, New Life Expo, Gratitude Migration, and other events and virtual platforms, and has partnered with WeWork, NY for in-person Psychic events. Hillis mentors each soul on their path to lift them up so they can see what he sees, beyond the physical realm. He is an energy facilitator working with modalities such as Psychic Mediumship, Reiki, and Lemurian Light Energy to co-create a deeper connection to the Soul. The power to nurture and transform people's lives is what motivates him to fulfill his purpose. 

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: aAttorney, security consultant and retired special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Guest Biography:

Katherine Schweit frequently provides interviews and analysis for on air, radio, and print media on issues related to mass shootings, active shooters, threat assessments, school and business security, law enforcement matters, critical incidents, crisis communications, and other security-related matters.

She is an author, attorney, former Chicago prosecutor, and career Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent who authored Stop the Killing: How to End the Mass Shooting Crisis (Aug. 2021; Rowman and Littlefield).  The guidebook is a revealing look into how she counsel’s clients in her current security consulting business, Schweit Consulting LLC.

After the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, Schweit was promoted to the FBI executive ranks and joined a violence prevention team as part of a White House National Security Council effort within then-Vice President Joe Biden’s office. There, she worked with leaders from other federal agencies gathering best practices from federal and private industry experts, nationally and internationally. She was part of the crisis team responding to incidents, including the shootings at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pentagon, and the Navy Yard in the Washington D.C. area.

She wrote the FBI’s seminal research, A Study of 160 Active Shooter Incident in the United States, 2000 – 2013. This benchmark study is the only research ever done relying on law enforcement reports. Her access to survivors and first responders prompted her role as executive producer of the award-winning dramatic film and documentary, The Coming Storm; a depiction of how to prepare for what happens after a shooting. At its premier at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police convention, then-FBI Director James B. Comey called the film “the most important training available to law enforcement today.” The film is widely used in security and law enforcement training in the United States and relied on by the Department of State worldwide. 

She is the former director for security training for a Fortune 300 company, and a member of DePaul University College of Law’s adjunct faculty, teaching courses in the culture of the Second Amendment and the rules of evidence. At Webster University, Ms. Schweit teaches courses in business and cyber law and policy. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. As a member of the federally funded National Center for School Safety, her expertise in school safety supports the University of Michigan-led effort to provide extensive, free resources to school administrators, teachers, parents, and school resource officers.

A native of Detroit, Ms. Schweit earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and wrote for daily newspapers in Michigan and Chicago. She earned a law degree at DePaul University and joined the Cook County prosecutor’s office as an assistant state’s attorney. As a journalist she earned state and national writing recognition, including a Peter Lisagor Award for her 1990 analysis of discipline meted to judges and attorneys by the Illinois Supreme Court after one of the largest FBI public corruption investigations ever conducted. Today, she lives in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington D.C.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Retired Police Sgt and Author and Speaker
Guest Biography:

Michael Sugrue began his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Officer in 1998. As a Security Forces Officer, Michael specialized in Law Enforcement, Global Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Nuclear Security, Foreign Air Field Assessments and Air Base Ground Defense.  

Michael served in a variety of assignments including: Flight Leader, Flight Commander, Senior Watch Officer, Chief of Command Post and Chief of Security Forces.

Michael served all over the United States, Europe, the Middle East and South America. He was also a Security Forces Phoenix Raven with the unique identifier of #1173. Michael honorably separated from the Air Force as a Captain in 2004.

Immediately after the Air Force, Michael was hired by the Walnut Creek Police Department where he served in a variety of assignments including: Patrol Officer, Driver Training Instructor (EVOC) Field Training Officer (FTO), SIU Detective, Undercover CA DOJ Narcotic Task Force Agent (Contra Costa County), Public Information Officer (PIO) and Patrol Sergeant.  

Michael was awarded the Walnut Creek PD Distinguished Service Medal in 2014 for his heroic and life saving actions during a Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in 2012.  

Michael ultimately medically retired in 2018. He is now a Peer Volunteer at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat (WCPR) and an Ambassador for Save A Warrior (SAW).  

Michael is a dedicated advocate for awareness, prevention, education, training on Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) and First Responder Suicide Prevention. Michael continues to speak at law enforcement agencies all over the United States.

In his book, RELENTLESS COURAGE: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma, along with Dr. Shauna Springer, PhD, they tackle the complexity of trauma within the law enforcement community, uncovering the unspoken barriers, and outline a path to healing. RELENTLESS COURAGE releases in Spring 2022 and has been described by Lt. Col. David Grossman, best-selling author of On Killing and On Combat as “one of the most important books of our time” and “the natural successor to On Combat.”

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder & VP at Stronghold Fitness, creator of innovative balance & stability Strongboard Balance Board
Guest Biography:

As the co-founder and Vice President of Stronghold Fitness, LLC, I am also a public relations and marketing professional with over 15 years experience I oversee StrongHold Fitness’ sales and marketing departments. We concentrate on making top-quality fitness products that allow every body; young and old, gym rat and nine-to-fiver achieve any goal they desire. Whether you are in peak physical condition or recovering from injury, StrongHold Fitness will help you reach your goals.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety