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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 19 April 2021

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Guest Occupation: Singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and producer
Guest Biography:


Ollie Gabriel is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and producer who was born in Southwest Louisiana. He first gained recognition with his hit single “Running Man,” which climbed the charts in Europe, reaching the top 10 in countries like Switzerland and Austria.

Gabriel has a soulful voice and a unique style that blends elements of pop, rock, and R&B, and his catchy, upbeat songs have made him a fan favorite around the world. In 2019, Gabriel was featured on the television show Songland, where he premiered his song “Something New,” which became his first US Billboard hit.

In addition to “Running Man” and “Something New,” Gabriel has released a number of other successful singles and has toured internationally to promote his music. He is known for his energetic live performances and his ability to connect with his audience. In addition to his successful music career, Gabriel is also growing his philanthropic efforts and commitment to using his platform to make a positive impact on the world.

He is partnering with Hope 2 Walk charity to raise money for amputees with an upcoming book set to release in April. In 2023 he is releasing a book for charity, his first independent film and a musical web series that he produced, wrote and starred in, showing the world that Ollie Gabriel is a creative force that will impact the entertainment industry and beyond.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: CEO of Image Factory Productions, performer, video IMAG expert, music photographer, media content creator, & video & production manager
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Chris Kissinger is CEO of Image Factory Productions (Los Angeles, CA), A longtime music industry veteran and himself a former performer (80’s rockstar), he has had the pleasure of working with most of the biggest music stars of the past 40 plus years and he is often the top directorial choice of performing artists such as The Steve Miller Band, Jack Johnson, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Jackson Browne. Since 2001, Kissinger has been a video IMAG expert, music photographer, media content creator, and video & production manager for popular music and entertainment venues across the country.

He created, designed, and implemented the video IMAG systems for 7 national venues including the Greek Theater LA, Hollywood Bowl, and Shrine auditorium. He has directed and shot national entertainment promos such as the GLEE 3D movie commercial, David Crosby Live From The Troubadour in Concert DVD, Musicians United, The Fab Four Symphony, and He has been published in Rolling Stones for his 5 years of dedicated visual work with Kristen Stiles for the Autism speaks Light up the Blues concert Benefit series hosted by Jack Black, and video production of plays with academy award winner Tim Robbins.

Working in robotics brought him to a last minute creation with Sweedish House mafia and The Weeknd in 2002 for Coachella ..and is currently working with Alanis Moresette ( world tour) and Barry Manilow ( US).multi screen visuals.

Chris has been called “the entertainment master” because he is known for his gift to not just provide exceptional service, but a vivid visual experience, and emotional impact through sound, lighting, and image for both his clients and the audience.

His cutting edge & innovative approach to event & video production transforms any venue, event, or product into an electrifying & attention-grabbing experience through his unique creativity & team of dynamic dream makers, that cuts through the red tape to move his clients from an idea, to vision, to reality, and finalizing senses seducing results!

Guest Category: Beauty, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Business, Entertainment, Philosophy, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Singer and songwriter
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At just 25-years-old, singer and songwriter Maryon King is emerging as one of pop’s most exciting new talents. Born in Calarasi, Moldova, raised in Padova, Italy and London, and now based in Los Angeles, Maryon’s musical journey has been anything but linear. Her story is one of grit, determination and compelling natural talent.

She first fell in love with music at the age of eleven when she saw Madonna performing “Hung Up” on MTV. Her parents encouraged her to follow a more traditional, less-risky path, but Maryon was undeterred. She spent her teen years sneaking out to singing lessons, without the knowledge of her parents, and learning to play guitar. At the age of 18, Maryon acquiesced with her parents’ wishes and headed to university in London to study languages but secretly switched her degree to music within a few months.

Buoyed by steadfast determination and undeniable talent, Maryon immersed herself in the London music scene. Over the last 5 years, she’s written in London, Los Angeles and Paris, working with The Stereotypes, Pam Sheyne, Aaron Forbes, Martin Luke Brow, Adj Buffon and Gez O’Connell to find and perfect her left-of-center pop sound. With a knack for heartfelt lyricism, irresistible melodies and a soulful voice that belies her youth, Maryon has quickly revealed herself as a promising new act to watch.

Last year, she released her debut single, “Hustler,” and followed it up with two more songs, “Flatline” — which has already amassed over 500K streams — and “New Life.” And Boys Will Be Boys which is at almost 1 M streams.

Now settled in LA, she has shared her debut single, ‘Back to Strangers,’ from her EP a collection of songs that see Maryon rising from the ashes of heartbreak, stronger and more confident than ever before. “I want to make the listener feel less alone in a world that’s so chaotic and uncertain,” she says. “Music saved me and I hope my songs can be a relief in someone else’s life.”

In addition to her own music, Maryon has also co-written and vocaled songs for Afrojack, Martin Jensen and Tiesto, performed on Sigala’s sold out tours in the UK and Ireland, and opened for BEKA on her sold out UK tour.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Personal growth strategist, author, philanthropist, and businesswoman
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Florence Ann Romano is a personal growth strategist, author, philanthropist, and businesswoman with a sparkling personality. With an eye for marketing, Romano flourishes as both an advisor for and the vice president of business strategy for Yakkety Yak. Florence is a proud member of the board of directors at the Children’s Research Fund as well as Female Strong. She is also a founding member of Sesame Street’s Leadership Council. After spending more than fifteen years as a childcare provider, during which she was known as the Windy City Nanny, Romano is the authority on childcare and family support in this new millennium and has more than five hundred media appearances discussing these topics. Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Romano wants to show people that not only is the saying “It takes a village” true, but also how important the need for community is.

She is the author of Build Your Village: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of Life (Beyond Words, February 2023).

Short Book Synopsis

Build Your Village by Florence Ann Romano Everyone has heard the phrase, “It takes a village,” but how exactly do we find our village? Who is in it and what does it look like? Rethinking the relationships in your life, you may realize that even if you have a calendar filled with social plans, you still might not have your “village.” In Build Your Village, philanthropist and businesswoman Florence Ann Romano answers these questions and more, helping you to build lasting relationships with those in your life, dispel isolation, and improve your overall happiness and health. Each chapter helps you to foster the villager qualities within yourself and to find others who display these qualities. From identifying the six types of villagers needed to complete a fully functional village to what to do when you’ve lost your community, this book serves as a step-by step guide complete with quizzes, gutcheck questions, and action steps as you learn the importance of support systems as well as how to nurture them and find meaningful connections. Your village is waiting. Now it’s time to go and find it.   Available on Amazon

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Guest Category: Business, Careers, Love & Relationships, Philosophy, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Global artist, a multi instrumentalist guitar and piano based singer songwriter and instrumental new age pianis
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Seyje is a global artist, a multi instrumentalist guitar and piano based singer songwriter and instrumental new age pianist. From an early age he grew up listening to Indian popular music, including the melodic and classically minded music of Bollywood. Coupled with growing up in the US Midwest, and being an avid fan of rock music, his musical output reflects the strong influences of these two cultures.

Through his project, The Quiet Space, he composes improvisational piano which is inspirational and draws from life’s emotions and passions.  His music is heart filled and reflects the hopes and aspirations for achieving life’s affections.  His work is inspired by nature, and it takes the listener through an improvisation based sound experience, through elevated moods and emotions, helping to realize greater states and freedom and peace.  Career highlights include the 2020 release of The Quiet Space debut album “In Love”.  The debut single, which is the title track of the same name, highlights the poignancy, lightness, and intensity of his work.

He has recently returned to Los Angeles after living in Tulum Mexico  much of the past year, where he was performing instrumental piano concerts.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Biography:

Dr. Virgie Ellington is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert who helps patients learn how to advocate for themselves and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills, and today she’s sharing three steps to take to ensure you never overpay on a medical bill again!

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: International Best-Selling author, Transformational Leader & Personal Development Coach
Guest Biography:

Maria Mantoudakis is a best-selling author of the book, Tsunami to Greatness, award winning inspirational speaker, and a personal development trainer of more than twenty years. Maria previously spent fifteen years as a certified instructor of the Dale Carnegie course, and is now a Certified Trainer of the Jack Canfield Success Principles ProgramMaria is currently a Client Lead at British Telecom, while writing, speaking, and teaching her course Life Transformation Mastery.  Her company, ReCreate Success Now, offers training, speaking engagements, and personal life coaching to empower her participants to experience life transformation and the life they dream of.   

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Motivational Speaker, Author
Guest Biography:

Ashleigh Patrice Brenton is a Motivational Speaker and Author who helps others take responsibility for their thoughts and emotional well-being. She believes imagination, meditation, mantras, music, and a nurturing environment promote resilience and joy. Ashleigh inspires individuals who are desiring to cultivate more joy and happiness in life, regardless of health challenges, traumas, self-esteem issues, and who may wish to create a meaningful and prosperous life.

She’s written, “Finding Your Safe Place: How to Heal from Childhood Abuse and Domestic Violence” and is a contributing author in Betsy Chasse’s recent publication of, ” Stories of Becoming Myself.” Ashleigh is a graduate of Portland State University with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Social Science, and a Mental Health Advocate.

Guest Category: Literature, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Sex
Guest Occupation: Amirah is a spiritual guide, psychic medium, medical intuitive, speaker, and near-death experiencer.
Guest Biography:

My guest Reverend Amirah Hall is a Manifestation Mentor, NDE, Author, Speaker Psychic Medium, Medical Intuitive, Healer. She’s a multifaceted individual who has overcome adversity to become a spiritual guide, psychic medium, medical intuitive, speaker, and near-death experiencer. Her expertise in metaphysics, combined with her unique combination of talents and experiences, make her a valuable resource for those seeking spiritual guidance. She is also an accomplished author of 5 books, including "LOVE UP Your Life" and "Manifesting Miracles 101", offering practical advice and guidance on how to live a more fulfilling life. With her dedication and commitment, Amirah Hall is a true inspiration to those seeking to build resilience, self-discovery, and growth. 

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Montana State Representative, the state's first transgender lawmaker
Guest Biography:

Montana State Representative Zooey Zephyr, the state's first transgender lawmaker, was barred by the Republican-controlled House from participating on the House floor for the remainder of the 2023 session. Zephyr called the decision "a disturbing affront to democracy" and vowed to stay committed to serving her community.

Zephyr has spent much of her adult life working as a community advocate. She has worked to help integrate diversity, equity and inclusion. She has worked with the city of Missoula to draft human rights legislation tailored towards making justice more accessible to people who have experienced discrimination.

Zooey is fighting for human rights — from voting rights to trans rights to working towards dismantling the cruelties of the prison-industrial complex. She is also working to address climate change, health care, housing inequality and infrastructure.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Variety
Guest Occupation: CEO and Cofounder, 911 Training Institute
Guest Biography:

Jim Marshall, MA, is a licensed mental health professional. His 911 Training Institute specializes in development and delivery of innovative science-driven training, tools and resources fostering optimal wellbeing of 9-1-1 Professionals and their confident mastery of calls involving mental crises and suicide. Jim is co-editor of The Resilient 9-1-1 Professional: A Comprehensive Guide to Surviving & Thriving Together in the 9-1-1 Center. He was a recipient of the Presidential Award from the National Emergency Number Association in 2020 and holds a masters degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational
Guest Occupation: producer, writer, director, stuntman
Guest Biography:

Douglas Vermeeren has been cast in the role of Piers Rothschild in the horror feature film Big Cats set to start shooting in London, England this Spring 

Actor Douglas Vermeeren has a busy year ahead with leading roles in feature films shooting in England, the USA, Canada, and the Philippines. Douglas is one of the most determined talents in the entertainment business as a producer, writer, director, and stuntman.  On his premiere cover, Hollywood Weekly calls him “Cinemas New Bad Boy” It is hard to keep up with all the acting roles that Vermeeren has lined up for 2023.

First up, Douglas has booked the leading role as Piers Rothschild in the feature film Big Cats with producer Chris Sanders set to shoot in London, England this spring. Big Cats lead character Ichabod Price played by John-Paul Gates (The Howling, Haunted), a respected cryptozoologist, decides to shoot a documentary about alleged panther sightings in the English countryside, he soon discovers more than just big cats lurking in the woods. Other cast members include William Marshall and Amanda Himsworth.

Also filming in London over this summer Douglas takes on the role of one of the leads as an Eagle Squadron pilot Donald “Donny” for Royal Flush Productions in the feature film Paradox directed by Richard Colton in the feature film Paradox.  This sci-fi thriller is about a 1940 covert military operation ready to stop a secret Nazis weapon. The inexplicable happens when they find themselves arriving in a Nazi-occupied future in London. How will they survive this future and return to the past to set the events of history right?


Douglas also plays Samuel Finch, the Hitman in the feature film How to Be a Hitman 101 for Coin Laundry Films set to have a 2023 release worldwide.


As a producer and director, Douglas Vermeeren is behind five of the top personal development documentaries and several mainstream action, horror, and thriller films. He is considered one of the more diverse producers today.


As a stuntman Douglas has performed some of the most remarkable stunts including hanging out of helicopters, jumping from high-speed motorcycles, falling and jumping from high buildings and bridges, running through the midst of fire and explosions, and incredible gunplay.

Douglas is a unique celebrity among the actors of today. He started as an actor at a young age appearing for the first time in a children’s show at the age of 5. this first TV appearance was his first introduction to media. “From the beginning,” Vermeeren shares, “I was always attracted to film and television. I knew that I would have a career in this industry.”


One could certainly say the same thing about the roles that Douglas Vermeeren has chosen to portray over the years. He has played a variety of genres and equally as diverse a number of roles. He has truly demonstrated his range as an actor portraying deeply emotional and profound characters to action heroes.


Most recently Douglas is the lead in an experimental film entitled Recreating 1912. The goal of this film was to recreate the look and feel of a vintage silent film from the early days of movies. “In those early days they had to be highly innovative and imaginative,” Douglas states, “They were very much inventing the film industry. Even still photography was new – motion picture was cutting edge.” One of the most intriguing elements to Douglas was the recreation of some of the stunt sequences in this project. “I have always been a fan of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. They did some incredible things without the safety equipment we have today. We had to be very clever in how we recreated some of these daring moments.”


Keep your eyes out for this rising star, Douglas is destined to become a celebrity to remember for this generation


Doug Vermeeren is available for interviews and photos upon request.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Kids & Family, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Motivational speaker for “Proactive Coaching“
Guest Biography:

Rob is a motivational speaker for “Proactive Coaching“. Along with Bruce Brown, Rob uses his speaking skills and “coaching” knowledge to promote the “Proactive Coaching” mission of helping coaches positively impact their athlete’s lives. His experience gives him an amazing view at the status of modern day coaching and parenting.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Sports Orthopedic Surgeon, Best Selling Author
Guest Biography:

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He is in private practice in Havertown, PA with Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. DiNubile has been chosen, for over 3 decades in “Best Doctors in America” as well as Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” He is also featured in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.” He has advised 2 U.S. Presidents on matters of health & wellness. He is also a Chief Medical Advisor- American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Vice President, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

He is the author of the bestselling book, FrameWork- Your 7 Step Program for Healthy Muscles, Bones & Joints and is Executive Producer & host of the award winning national PBS television special, Your Body’s FrameWork.


Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Shaundra Hyre is of Cherokee Indian Heritage, a medicine woman, quantum energy healer, sound therapist, and conscious entrepreneur. She is a somatic trauma integration practitioner, ascension guide, and mentor.
Guest Biography:

I’m speaking with Shaundra Hyre who is of Cherokee Indian Heritage, a medicine woman, quantum energy healer, sound therapist, and conscious entrepreneur. She is a somatic trauma integration practitioner, ascension guide, and mentor. Shaundra is the founder and creator of Tribu Spirit and Auraura Quartz Grails. She has been working in service with sacred plants since 2010, is based in Miami, and travels the world serving in ceremonies under her established Plant Medicine Church: TRIBU. Shaundra has knowledge and experience in many different fields of healing and Shamanic Arts. She owns and runs Tribu Spirit, an online Shamanic Shop, as well as Auraura Quartz which provides high frequency crystalline sound bowls and grails encoded with special codes of light. Shaundra is an Auraura Emissary of Light, a group of Galactic beings here to assist in the Planetary Ascension. Learn more: IG:@tribu_spirit 

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure
Guest Occupation: President Westchester Putnam Peer Support Team and President, CISM Network of New York State
Guest Biography:

Paul V Jockimo is a veteran of over 35 years in the fire service. Formerly with the New York City Fire Department, he currently serves with the Westchester County (NY) Department of Emergency Services. In addition, he is the Coordinator of the Westchester-Putnam Peer Support Team and served as the Chief of the Somers (NY) Fire District. With 28 years of CISM, Peer Support and Line of Duty Death experience, he has had the honor of working with scores of agencies throughout North America. The subject of Bernard Wolf’s ground breaking 1974 book “Don’t Feel Sorry for Paul”, he brings his unique life experience and humor to all he does. He has been profiled in the books “American Firefighter” by Paul Mobley (2017) and “Duty, Honor, . . . Hope: Strategies for Understanding and Unpacking First Responder Grief” by Beth Hewett (2023). 

Guest Category: Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational
Guest Occupation: Multidimensional Energy Practitioner, Light Language Channel, Artist, Transformational Coach
Guest Biography:

Sherri Bausch is a Multidimensional Energy Practitioner, Light Language Channel, Artist and Transformational Coach, who works deeply in the Quantum Field. 

She intuitively helps people connect the dots of their energy to bring forth rapid, positive shifts for living in their true alignment and wellness. 

Her passion is supporting the release of trauma, negative blocks, mindsets and beliefs, so individuals can accelerate into deeper creativity and embodiment. 

Her clients include Starseeds, Creatives, Empaths, Awakening Souls, and Professional women struggling with Autoimmune disorders, such as Relapse Remitting MS. 

Sherri also channels the Galactic realms for Starseeds through art, bringing through pen and ink 'star maps' with information about their mission here on Earth.  


YouTube: Sherri -  @sherribausch – at: 

Guest Category: Business, Energy Healing, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Access Consciousness
Guest Occupation: cartoonist, storyteller, songwriter, composer, producer
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Monte Schulz

The late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, son Monte pens his new novel, which he filled with robust characters, an unraveling mystery, mayhem, innocence and moral disintegration, Metropolis (Fantagraphics, August 23,2022) by Monte Schulz is a coming-of-age novel with a moral puzzle at its core. This dystopian tome is narrated by college senior Julian Brehm, who lives in a war-ravaged world perverted by eugenics where those who were deemed mentally, morally, or physically unfit were banished to desolate Provinces far from where he lives his uneventful life. Thrust into facing a broader reality by the woman he falls in love with, a bohemian revolutionary, Julian, and ultimately Monte, pushes readers to question ideals while giving them the hope of love.


Monte, who is the eldest son of the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang and the owner of and teacher at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference,

Monte Schulz received his M.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990 and spent the next twelve years writing a novel about the Jazz Age. Monte is also a composer, songwriter, and producer whose most recent album is titled “Seraphonium.” In 2010. Monte, is the eldest son of the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the rest of the “Peanuts” gang and the owner of and teacher at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference,

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Comedy, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Ophthalmology specialist
Guest Biography:

Dr. Thandi Myeni, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Elkton, MD and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA in 2006.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Owner of BRD Sport, a company dedicated to health, fitness and lifestyle.
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Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety