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When Leo Pearlstein founded Lee & Associates back in 1950, he had no idea he would one day be referred to as a “Legend of Food PR,” as part of a feature in the "Public Relations News" publication, or be named a “PR Superstar” in the "Public Relations Quarterly" magazine. "TV Guide" has even featured Leo and cited his ability and professionalism in getting his clients’ products placed on television shows and in movies.
Over the years, Leo, who personally supervised all phases of the agency’s operations and members of his highly respected firm, have won numerous awards for outstanding accomplishments in the public relations, marketing and merchandising fields from many organizations. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, food conglomerates and major corporations have called on Leo’s expertise in corporate communications. He pioneered in California agricultural commodity and generic promotions and has created and supervised successful programs for over 40 different food advisory boards, trade associations and co-ops, as well as state and federally-funded marketing groups. This includes industries such as almonds, apples, artichokes, asparagus, boysenberries, chives, corn, eggs, figs, grapefruit, papayas, peaches, pineapples, plums, prunes, seafood, tomatoes and turkeys. Some of the commodity groups he has handled range from the Danish Dairy Board and the English Cheese Association to the Mexican shrimp industry. Major beverage clients he has worked with range from Pepsico and the milk industry to Suntory International (a billion-dollar conglomerate which produces over a hundred whiskey, wine and soft drink products).
Because of his great knowledge of food, Leo was invited to participate in the first President’s Council on Nutrition at the White House. Leo, 95-years-old at the writing of this book, is still consulting and guest lecturing to marketing and public relations students at Universities and colleges.
Publicity Pioneer, Leo Pearlstein, shares his favorite "Adventures in PR," in his fourth book with a rare collection of many classic celebrity photos. The reader will find it easy and entertaining reading for just the story telling alone, pointing out the excitement of these PR campaigns, describing the successes and mishaps that Leo and his agency encountered. The reader will also learn from these adventures that they, too, can apply these experiences to almost any of their own business activities. Included are some stories of mishaps that interfered with various public relations projects that were turned into successes. Leo also shares over 50 classic celebrity photos that were part of his many PR adventures, working with celebrities to promote their stories and his clients' food products. The reader will enjoy Leo's creative approach to gain positive publicity for his clients, some humorous, some overcoming challenges, some shocking, but all successful!
For the past six decades, publicity pioneer, Leo Pearlstein, has found a way to publicize every type of food imaginable with the help of a movie, TV, music, sports or political celebrity. How he ingeniously concocted his campaigns is revealed in his recently released book, titled "Adventures In PR," published by Create Space. This entertaining and educational
Pearlstein's candid tell-all of his adventures offers tips, tales and insight gained from publicizing a large variety of clients. From eggs and prunes, to turkeys, potatoes, chives, chickens and chips, the 95-year-old PR guru recalls the many trials and tribulations of getting hard-to-obtain media attention for his clients' products. Pearlstein's publicity campaigns not only helped sell food, but also the TV and movie projects of the celebrities with whom he worked. This book includes over 50 nostalgic and rare photos of many of Hollywood's top stars, as well as famous politicians and sports figures.
The book not only describes many successful PR campaigns, but also how Pearlstein and his staff were able to turn some crazy mishaps into successes. Readers can apply these valuable lessons to their own personal and business activities.
Pearlstein always came up with creative ways to reach the media: whether he was frying 1,000 eggs in a 10-foot frying pan with Abbott & Costello; photographing sexy movie star, Jayne Mansfield, barbequing a turkey; having JFK pose with a live turkey prior to Thanksgiving; having Snoopy run for President to promote bread or working some food products into the "Rocky" movie.
Peter M. Antevy, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician who has dedicated his career to providing exceptional in-hospital emergency care at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, a leading level I trauma and tertiary care center in South Florida. He is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, as well as EMS, a field he’s made a significant impact in over the past 13 years. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Antevy serves as the Medical Director for various agencies in South Florida, and recently took on the role of Chief Medical Officer for Brevard County Fire Rescue. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of clinical care, he is a valuable asset to the EMS profession and continues to work on the front lines.
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Tanya Linette Smith is a Los Angeles based actress and writer. She is known for her role as Dr. Safran in the horror/thriller The Recurring. While acting in various films and television shows over the past 24 years, her main focus is coaching the professional actor. She teaches acting at her private studio in Hollywood, California.
From Website - https://tanyalinettesmith.com/
Tanya has been working in Film, Television, and on stage for the past 24 years. She has appeared on such shows as Party of Five, Grey’s Anatomy, The Thundermans, Beverly Hills 90210, City of Angels, and Four Corners just to name a few. Her film credits include A Hole In The Paper Sky, Girl Crazy, Danika and The Recurring. In 2014 she began to coach actors privately and on set. In 2017 she decided to teach small intimate classes with the belief that actors truly flourish when observing and working alongside one another. Although coaching full time, Tanya continues to study and take various classes herself, as she believes one must never stop learning.
Emma has been in broadcasting for over 30 years. She is an award-winning TV Producer and Radio Talk Show host and has interviewed everyone from Hollywood California Movie Critic David Sheehan to local celebrities bands Straight Davis, to The Hammer and The Hatchet, a local bluegrass group, along with doctors, lawyers, authors and more!
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For 39 years, William P. Lightfoot has served as a lead attorney litigating multi-million dollar cases in the courts of the Metropolitan Washington Area. He negotiates settlement agreements, represents clients in arbitrations, mediations, and at trial, as well as manages cases from initial client intake through final disposition. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
He represents people with serious injuries, such as death, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. Mr. Lightfoot has extensive experience representing clients with physical injuries. His law practice is a combination of medicine and law.
Washingtonian Magazine wrote the following about his legal skills, “…few personal injury lawyers are more effective at winning big judgments for their clients.”
Cases he has litigated have changed dangerous practices of plumbers, manufacturers and health practitioners. Safe Kids, a child safety advocacy organization, recognized him for litigation that improved child safety related to burns from hot water. Appellate cases he has litigated have changed the law in the areas of closing arguments and statute of limitations.
The D.C. Trial Lawyers named him Trial Lawyer of the Year. Martindale Hubbell, Super-lawyers, Best-Lawyers, and AVVO have recognized his outstanding legal accomplishments. The American Association for Justice has awarded him its highest award for legal education. Each year he teaches law to lawyers from around the nation.
He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Association of Justice, American Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, American Law Institute, Leadership Washington, and Sigma Pi Phi Epsilon Boule.
He served two terms as a District of Columbia Councilmember At-Large, and he remains active in politics, having chaired four Mayoral campaigns. He continues to serve on the D.C. Judicial Tenure and Disabilities Commission that reappoints and disciplines judges.
He is an avid golfer, often enjoying comradery with members of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Pro-Duffers.
Mr. Lightfoot is a graduate of Howard University and Washington University School of Law.
You may read about some of his current cases in the news section of our website. Mr. Lightfoot believes he is most effective when working with a skilled team of lawyers and legal assistants. As such, he serves as the senior trial attorney for the firm.
Clarity and Courage during Ascension. Join me and my brilliant guest on the Dare to Dream with Debbi Dachinger podcast! My guest Jamye Price is the author of Opening to Light Language and the Cosmic Consciousness Ascension Deck. Jamye is an energy healer, channel, and teacher, who has been teaching the path of empowerment for over a decade. She developed a profound healing modality, Crystalline Soul Healing, with her Lyran Guides. It is a powerful alchemical template of Soul Progression that heals and empowers, bridging the inherent wisdom of the human and higher self. In addition, Jamye channels healing energies in the form of Light Language, which are transformational Creation Codes that further align you with your soul. She teaches both of these modalities worldwide. Jamye offers unique and transformative classes for personal healing, Light Language downloads, and a healing Light Language deck and book.
Jennifer Ruth Russell
Jennifer is a Speaker, award-winning singer, author, Spiritual Teacher, and podcaster.
Jennifer writes with Mother Mary and works with the assistance of the Angelic Realm.
An uplifting and sought-after speaker who delivers fresh ideas, Jennifer inspires Lightworkers who are stuck in fear to take back their power, especially around money and their visibility.
Jennifer has been a Spiritual Mentor for more than 17 years. She trained at Agape International Spiritual Center, in Culver City, California, under Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.
She has mentored thousands of clients and students who were in the depths of financial lack and heartache, helping them to heal their hearts and lives by connecting to the Light of their own Divinity.
Jennifer is the founder and director of Angels of Abundance Ascension Academy, guiding her students to dive deep into the Mysteries of the Higher Realms to empower them to become the oracles and healers they came here to be.
Jennifer is also an award-winning songwriter. She’s written and recorded 11 CDs, including her award-winning “Virtues Songs A-Z” for children, re-released as “Angel Songs for the Little Ones.”
She also offers the Morning Light Meditations podcast, offering soft music, soothing meditation, and light songs.
As an author, her books, 21 Days to Abundance through the Immaculate Heart of Mother Mary and How to Create with Mother Mary and Friends are tender connection with the Queen of Angels, and instruction manuals on a new way of creating, through the Divine Feminine.
Her latest book is now available on Amazon: Opulence Infusion: A New Faith Currency.
“A moment with Jennifer is like immersing yourself in the inspiration of the best music and the love of a most powerful prayer.”
- Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith
Ashbell the Entrepreneur
FOUR STAR CHEF, RESTAURANTEUR, INTERNATIONAL MEDIA PERSONALITY & LIFESTYLE GURU
Ashbell’s story is pure Americana: from humble beginnings as the great grandson of a sharecropper in rural South Carolina, he discovered his gift of spinning down home food and flavors into heavenly ambrosia from his trio of family ‘cooking saints’: Mother Retha Ludd, Great Aunt Laura and Papa Ashbell.
Educated at the Sorbonne, he travelled the world soaking up the ethnic tapestry of culture, tradition and cuisine that binds us all. Returning to the US, he successfully branded and nationally distributed his own food products, while doing stints as executive chef for high profile restaurants and private corporate dining rooms. His talents soon caught the attention of the likes of Robert De Niro, President Bill Clinton, Patti La Belle and other celebrities, who engaged his services. Soon NBC television took notice and Chef Ashbell became on-camera presenter for the WNBC Weekend Today Show. There he cooked with Donald Trump, Matt Lauer, Al Roker and a host of other celebrities, raising ratings and wowing New York’s ethnically diverse community with his larger-than-life personality and impressive knowledge of everything from potato latkes to Cuban pernil.
In 2001, Ashbell took his talents ‘across the pond’ to London, helming Harlem@Saint, a supper club in busy Covent Garden. Ashbell was invited to join the BBC television show Good Food Live as a result of Harlem@Saint.
Also 2002, Ashbell received a commission from the Royal Parks to run an exclusive café for the famed Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion designed by architect Toyo Ito.
In 2003 Ashbell opened his eponymous restaurant in trendy Notting Hill, dazzling AA Gill, the acknowledged ‘toughest restaurant critic in the world’ who bestowed a 4-star rating on Ashbells.
Chef Ashbell is a regular on BBC Cable Food TV’s most popular show, Good Food Live, and appears on BBC Broadcast TV across the UK on Good Food Bites. He is currently launching a new line of handcrafted limited-edition specialty foods, ‘Bespoke Cuisine’, a new beverage product, and is in pre-production for the filming of his show on US Public Television, Chef Ashbell’s Food in America.
I’m speaking with Alexander Quinn. Alexander awoke in a Nashville Hospital after a serious accident in 2011, which triggered a vast spiritual awakening. Post recovery Alex was led to a series of ET experiences, and a significant spiritual odyssey began, evolving his psychic abilities, and understanding what his Earth incarnation signifies at this time of the Great Planetary Shift. Alexander also discovered he had emotional connections beyond the physical nature of his Earth family and began to explore and nurture these Galactic connections. As a result of these unique points of connection, he now specializes in the Starseed Ascension Phenomenon, and published his book with Ozark Publishing in late 2022.
My guest is Tarek Bibi who is a rising star with a massive following who has already changed the lives of over one million people worldwide. He has been labeled an empath, indigo, starseed, earth angel, and lightworker. Tarek works with businesswomen and men on the spiritual path to help them “Thrive Doing What They Love!” Through his revolutionary Infinity Healing modality, he is able to help his clients achieve and manifest their hearts' desires with infinite ease and grace even if they have struggled to achieve results before. Tarek is a facilitator of inner transformation, helping people to transcend their emotional and psychological blocks at the core level. In an instant, Tarek is able to help people release years of pain and problems to Live Life Miraculously! A popular speaker on telesummits, in the media, and festivals, Tarek's warm, sincere, and heart-centered presence helps and heals all who are inspired by his own journey from abuse to living an inspired life.
Barbara B. Lang embraces organizational change. In fact, she not only embraces it, but like the true leader and innovator that she is, she utilizes it to develop, expand and sustain businesses. Barbara manages the overall brand of Lang Strategies, LLC and oversees each of its practice areas: Crisis Management, Business Development, Political Strategy Management, Executive Leadership and Business Tactical Planning, Assessment and Problem Solving.
Expertise Most recently, Barbara has served as president and CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce for 12 years. In this role, she was responsible for the operations and overall strategic direction of the organization and advancing the Chamber’s interests through advocacy, education, information and business development. In her time at the Chamber, Barbara transformed the organization into the most powerful and respected business group in the region through her aggressive leadership on key public policy business issues. She also worked diligently on education (Pre-K-12) and workforce development issues and projects, as well as small business/entrepreneurial development initiatives.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Barbara was the Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer for Fannie Mae, a publicly-traded corporation that provides financial products for low-, moderate-, and middle income Americans. In this position she managed all the company’s procurement, real estate and facility operations supporting 5,000 employees in 60 locations in the U.S. with a staff of 300 and a budget of $300M. She also had a long career with IBM where she served in several management positions in finance, administration and product forecasting.
Barbara has received countless awards and accolades throughout her career, including:
- One of Washingtonian Magazine’s 150 Most Powerful People in the Washington region…twice
- Business Leader of the Year (DC Building Industry Association)
- Phenomenal Woman by the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage
- Legacy in Business Award by the University of the District of Columbia
- Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Cardinal Bank
- Lifetime Achievement Award from Greater Leadership Washington
- Lifetime Legacy Award from Washington Business Journal
Even more importantly, she developed several initiatives that put the DC Chamber of Commerce on the leading edge of non-traditional programming and non-dues revenue generation. She also increased membership from 1,400 to more than 2,000 businesses in 2003, accomplishing a goal she set for her team and promoted in the media. Under Barbara’s leadership, the Chamber became the leading business organization in the area, and has truly distinguished itself as the “Voice of Business” in DC.
Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla; has done graduate studies at Harvard; is a 1999 graduate of Fannie Mae’s Executive Development Program; and is a graduate of Leadership Washington, Class of 2001. She received a Doctor of Laws degree from Trinity University in May, 2007 and in 2013 was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of the District of Columbia.
Barbara was appointed to the board of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) beginning in 2015, and served on the board of Cardinal Financial Corporation until its sale to United Bancshares in 2017. In addition, she serves on the board of the Sibley Hospital Foundation and on the FONZ (Friends of the Zoo). Barbara is the former chair of the Workforce Investment Council and the former co-chair of the DC Business Coalition. In 2012, she was appointed by DC Mayor Vincent Gray to the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and recently completed her six-year term.
Barbara and her late husband, Gerald B. Lang have one adult daughter, and have a 5 ½ year old granddaughter. She resides in Washington, DC.
My passion for fashion and love of acting started at a young age. I would have my father alter my clothes the way I wanted them to be, and my cousin and I would play dress up and perform for our families. After college, corporate work and raising two incredibly gifted children, I finally took a leap into the entertainment world. With the help of fellow acting and modeling professionals, my career launched and included, print, commercial, film, tv, billboards and QVC live. A breast cancer diagnosis in September 2019 put my career on hold. After many surgeries, chemo and physical therapy, I reentered the newly defined Covid entertainment world. With persistence, I set up a home studio and learned to self-tape auditions. I also set up a home recording booth, learned to edit with audacity and added Voiceover Actor to my resume. I am back in full swing with agents in multiple states and audition on a daily basis. Please visit my professional website www.lisaminakowski.com and reach out with comments or suggestions. With a second chance at life, I am a true advocate for learning, improving myself and sharing with others.
Chalane Miller is a professional wellness advocate, writer and researcher who has spent the past decade using her knowledge and expertise to design, develop and implement ways to improve methods training and protocols of youth sport curriculums. She has given countless presentations on her findings in health related topics, spoken to hundreds of kids parents and young adults on setting and achieving goals through a total body approach focusing on the mind body and spirit through nutrition fitness programming emotion and most of all… passion. She believes everyone has the ability to succeed, find their grit and surprise themselves with the capabilities beyond what they never thought was possible.
Jackie Lapin, Founder for Speakertunity and female serial entrepreneur, is on an important mission to raise visibility for influencers. Her organization helps leaders, authors, coaches, speakers and entrepreneurs GET BOOKED on more stages, faster and easier so you can grow your business and gain more revenue.
Her company is SpeakerTunity® offers subscription services, along with regional and niche specialty directories that get changemakers booked for speaking engagements, radio shows, podcasts, virtual summits, TEDx events and virtual networking across North America.
When her father recovered from colon cancer when she was six her family moved to a part of the state that was entirely unwelcoming to outsiders. Jackie spent her childhood absolutely alone and it shaped everything in her future. She has a passion to become a sportswriter and to excel in areas that she was inspired and called to -- without being interested in society approval. Later she went on to have one of the largest sports PR agencies in America, then to create Conscious Media Relations and finally building SpeakerTunity.
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Dan Henderson is a retired US Army Special Forces soldier (Green Beret) with over 20 years on active duty and numerous combat deployments to Iraq including the initial push in 2003, Afghanistan, and operations in multiple locations throughout Asia. Throughout his career he attended multiple military schools to include Ranger School, Sniper School, Military Free-Fall school and numerous others.
Dan attended the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC) in Key West and was assigned a Combat Dive Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA). While assigned to the ODA he dove in every environment possible throughout Asia and the US. During his last assignment in the Army, Dan became a Scuba Instructor with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and began teaching recreational diving in his down time.
In March of 2022 he attended his first mission with Force Blue, participating as an Instructor for Ocean Conservation School (OCS) teaching Gold Star children about the impact of marine conservation and open water scuba diving. Since then, he has deployed numerous times with Force Blue and participate in coral restoration, sea turtle rescue, and evasive species removal.
Dan retired from the Army in August of 2022, he is now a NAUI Course Director, the Lead Scuba Instructor at the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle Washington where he instructs future commercial divers, and the Veteran Affairs Manager for Force Blue.
Dan has been married to his wife Sarah since 2003, they coach CrossFit together in their downtime. They have one child, Daniel who is an Advanced Open Water diver.
Ted Winslow - Sound Healing Researcher, Award Winning Producer, Audio Engineer, Multi- instrumentalist, Musicologist, Songwriter…
Ted is also involved in extensive sound healing research through Bio-photonic Imaging Testing, where he works with the effects of sound on the Human Energy Field; which has scientifically validated his trademarked sound healing technology—SOUNDSYNCTECHTM
Ted’s music features SOUNDSYNCTECHTM a customized brainwave technology he has developed through binaural beats, compositions, tunings, state-of-the-art recording technologies, frequencies, and multidimensional music to create a theta/alpha harmonically balanced state to the body, mind and spirit.
Ted Winslow Bio
Ted Winslow is an award-winning producer and best-selling recording artist with over 25 years experience in the music business. Ted holds a BS in Music & Audio engineering from the University of Colorado and currently owns a state of the art commercial recording studio. Ted is also involved in extensive sound healing research through Biophotonic Imaging Testing, where he works with the affects of sound on the Human Energy Field, which has validated his trademarked sound healing technology – SOUNDSYNCTECHTM. Ted has created specialized Brainwave frequency music to facilitate a more powerful and effective hypnosis session developed exclusively for Wellpoint Hypnosis MethodTM through SOUNDSYNCTECHTM.
Sound Sync TechnologiesTM is a Scientifically proven sound healing technology developed by Ted Winslow. Ted invented this specialized sound healing music after 25 years of research and development of healing Solfeggio Frequencies, Binaural Beats, Theta Brainwave Technology, and spherical sound waves, which are composed and mastered in a unique way which have a positive affect on the human energy field. Through his unique style he has developed a form of sound healing that layers his composition to maximize the healing affect that replicates the brain’s natural process while simultaneously providing a more powerful self-healing response.
Wellpoint Hypnosis MethodTM has been in research and development for the past six years; it is an amalgamation of over 50 years of combined work in the energy medicine, meditation, past-life regression, subconscious mind reprogramming, brainwave entrainment and sound frequency fields.
Wellpoint Hypnosis MethodTM is not traditional hypnotherapy, it is a spiritual hypnosis technique utilizing customized SOUNDSYNCTECHTM sound frequencies to access the quantum field within using alpha, theta & delta brainwave states. Through these customized sound frequencies utilized during the hypnosis sessions, the brain’s natural process is replicated while simultaneously providing an atmosphere in the body to promote a more powerful self-healing response.
Ted has over 20 albums on the international market and is streaming on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Pandora and many other streaming platforms
Jules is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter born in Atlanta, Georgia. When Jules was 3, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona whilst discovering her love for all-things music, dancing and creativity.
Growing up, her parents always played music by Train, John Mayer, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and countless other big-name artists, allowing Jules to become exposed to a variety of genres and voices at a young age. Those same legendary artists slowly became Jules’ musical influences, especially when she began playing guitar at the age of 8 and writing her own songs at the age of 10.
In March of 2018, a 14 year old Jules released her 6-song debut EP, Marvelous Misconceptions. After working on the short album for a year, she started to develop her own writing style and soon began recording new music. This new material turned into her second release, which was an ambient guitar-stricken pop single by the name of Something’s Different, in the fall of that same year.
While still attending school, Jules took time in 2019 to get as much performing and writing experience as possible. In early 2020, Jules made her worldwide appearance auditioning for season 18 of NBC’s The Voice, making it into the second round of the show at 15 years old. Now 18, Jules continues to get back into the booth, laying down hits waiting to be heard in the big leagues. Follow Jules as she takes the music world by storm, one song at a time.
TIFFANY LEE GASTON
Tiffany Lee Gaston is an author, mental health and domestic violence survivor advocate and a highly published fitness personality with recurring appearances on local television networks, podcast platforms and contributions to health and fitness publications worldwide. She promotes her own unique brand of fitness, with an emphasis on the discovery of our own best-self and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Her passion for health and wellness began nearly 30 years ago when she discovered fitness to be her greatest outlet and truly believes it saved her life. Her memoir, From Broken to Badass, shares the story of the many unhealthy hurdles she faced in earlier years and her ultimate desire to rise above.
Having competed as a high-ranking national level figure athlete, she has additionally been featured multiples of magazine covers along with countless features in the likes of Oxygen, STRONG, Inside Fitness, Health & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and many more! She has discovered her greatest strength and passion lie in motivating others to seek their own inner badass.
While working as a gas controller in corporate America for TransCanada in Houston he discovered that corporate America wasn’t sustainable for him long term and he wanted to start his own business. Seeing the inner workings of a large corporation gave him the impetus to start his own e-commerce focused business.
Along with two partners they narrowed down their product list and settled on kettlebells. At the time it wasn’t a known space but was a growing market. He desired to build kettlebells as the centerpiece of a health and wellness community. Then started the first BIPOC owned Kettlebell company, “Kettlebell Kings” which is like the ESPN of the kettlebell world. A place to foster a community of people using kettlebells as the centerpiece of fitness. Take everyone’s content alongside their uniquely created content and display it in a way that’s easy for people to consume and feel part of a community.
In business he can be as competitive as he wants and not worry like he did on the sports field, when he was in Rice University.
After ten years, Chad’s first venture Kettlebell Kings was acquired by Razor Group for millions of dollars.
Then went on to create and start “Life Grows Green” is a side project that he started as a result of negative images and culture around hemp plants. Being a big believer in natural and green products which is naturally encompassed in Hemp he tried to make products just from nature; natural based products. Products that include: CBD related capsules, oils, tinctures, salves, peanut butter, honey, melatonin and protein powder and made them available direct to the online consumer.
Chad continues his commitment to fitness, health and wellness and makes sure to travel extensively and spend time with his family.
Chloe Wedge is an American Pop Singer & Songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona (USA). Perfecting her craft for over a decade, Chloe is looking forward to the release of her original music for the first time in 2023. These highly anticipated releases include: “Throw Away the Key” , “Falling” and “Unlovable”HOW IT STARTED: Chloe’s aptitude for singing and performance appeared itself at age 7 as she persuaded her way onto a stage to perform at a farmers market.
Her belting voice would draw attention and started getting invitations to sing The Star Spangled Banner at local youth football games throughout the Phoenix area. Recognizing the talent and passion Chloe had, her father Scott Wedge, started traveling with Chloe to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to advance her music career. At age 10, Chloe would draw crowds performing on The Las Vegas Strip. Chloe & Scott would sleep in the car as they pursued stardom early in her career. These travels gained her experience, opportunities and relationships. She trained with seasoned music professionals and was coached by acclaimed mentors.
PERFORMANCES & AWARDS:
Acclaimed for her big sound, the soulful signature in Chloe’s voice has always given her a mature edge in her performances. She has participated in events including: Weekend Teen Experience Bash, Arizona State Fair, Idaho State Fair and Party Bash for Kids. A unique underlying rasp to her melodic sound has garnished her multiple awards including: Raise Your Voice for Peace, Hollywood Launch, and Taste of Soul in Los Angeles and Talent Slam in Arizona.
Besides music, Chloe loves fashion & beauty. She is currently a senior in high school and studies Cosmetology at the American Leadership Academy Applied Technologies. Chloe comes from a family of 9 siblings. Her oldest sibling has a rare genetic disorder called Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Chloe supports the Coffin-Siris Syndrome foundation which helps families who have children with Coffin-Siris Syndrome. Chloe also supports the Hope Kids foundation, which gives service to children and their families with cancer and life-threatening illnesses. Each of these foundations have had a positive effect on Chloe and her family’s lives.
Chloe hopes to make the world a better place by being open in her lyrics and sharing her personal struggles through her music.