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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 19 April 2021

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Guest Occupation: Senator, Activist,
Guest Biography:

Sworn into the State Senate in June 2022, he is a small business owner in Highlands Ranch and a longtime advocate for free markets and the principles of liberty. Kevin was named the Senate’s 2023 Most Conservative member by the Liberty Scorecard. 
In the State Senate, Kevin works to help our state government work for you, not over you.  He stays true to his values and is working to get Colorado back on track.

Kevin has earned “A” ratings from Principles of Liberty Colorado and the National Rifle Association during his short time at the capitol. He was also recognized by several publications, such as the Denver Post and Colorado Peak Politics, as an “extremely effective legislator” who “holds firm to conservative values.”
Kevin has deep roots in the community. It is often said that he grew up along with the area he currently represents and is truly proud to have started both his family and business in Douglas County.

In his free time, Kevin is a proud member of a local Ice Hockey team and gets outside as often as possible to enjoy Colorado’s many hiking trails and campgrounds. He and his wife, Kelly, are founding members of Crosspoint Community Church in nearby Centennial, Colorado, and proud parents.

Before his service as State Senator, Kevin served for 8 years as State Representative of HD-43. For two of those years he served as the Assistant Minority Leader. He was also a Ranking Member of the House Finance Committee and a member of the House Business Affairs & Labor Committee. Additionally, he sat on the esteemed Legislative Board of Ethics, was President of the Colorado Channel, and was a member of the Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension Reform Commission.

Guest Category: Education, News, Local News, Politics & Government, Local, National, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Aspiring Animator/Artist
Guest Biography:

Jaimee is a talented 12 year old aspiring animator/artist, based in Santa Cruz CA. Versed in both physical and digital art mediums, Jaimee is skilled in Procreate digitally and in watercolor and acrylic when painting. She has had a passion for the visual arts since she was very young. She finds it to be the chief way in which she expresses herself and wants to help other kids find their joy and self-expression through art as well. She will be your hostess with the mostest, interviewing amazing artists through this journey.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Education, Games & Hobbies, Hobbies, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Award-Winning Screenwriter, and Founder of Coherence Education,
Guest Biography:

We don’t always meet people with impressive backgrounds, but when we do, we prefer to talk to Andrew Freeman. With a Master’s degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a tech background, he’s the man who dreams of transforming education for young minds.

During his technology career, Andrew had a knack for simplifying complex technologies and subjects for non-technical audiences. His passion for teaching even led him to head-up training at one of Hewlett-Packard’s manufacturing divisions.

But that’s not all – Andrew is a Resonance Science Delegate and an Award-Winning Screenwriter. And if you thought that was impressive, let us tell you that he once won a karaoke competition on a Carnival Cruise.

He’s not just a tech genius and a karaoke champion, though. Andrew is currently co-writing a children’s book with his daughter Jaimee titled “Checkers the World’s Greatest Cat Detective.” If you’re ever in need of some inspiration, Andrew Freeman is the man to talk to.

Guest Category: Arts, Education, Courses & Training, Education Technology, Games & Hobbies, Hobbies, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Professor Emerita of Art, author,
Guest Biography:

Judith Peck, Ed.D. is Professor Emerita of Art, Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is author of several fiction and non-fiction works and a sculptor with work in eighty collections, including the Yale Gallery of Art, the Ghetto Fighters Museum in Israel, libraries, universities, and cultural and religious institutions here and abroad. Dr. Peck holds a doctoral degree from New York University and two master's degrees from Columbia University. She is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has completed the first draft of a 4th novel about an art therapist who helps solve a school shooting. Judith grew up in Baltimore Maryland. She has four grown children and twelve grandchildren and resides in Mahwah, New Jersey. Images and videos of her sculpture can be viewed at  Descriptions of her books can be seen at

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
Guest Biography:

Lindsey Appiah has been appointed as the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice. In 2012, Deputy Mayor Appiah began her career in District government at the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services and served in several leadership roles including Assistant General Counsel, General Counsel and Interim Director. Deputy Mayor Appiah joined the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice as Chief of Staff in 2021.

Deputy Mayor Appiah began her career in public service as an Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Children’s Services and the Department of Labor in the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General where she managed a team of attorneys that represented the departments in various matters, including state tort actions and federal civil rights action.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: SPEAKER COACH
Guest Biography:


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Julia helps speakers and coaches overcome nervousness and fear, to give Confident Commanding Keynotes so they get the big paydays they deserve, land top-tier clients and be recognized worldwide for their expertise. With over 15 years as a feature

SPEAKER COACH Julia Langley has toured with Cirque De Soleil in 20 different countries and the entire USA, appeared on CBS, ABC and Fox affiliates. Building on this, she now has 10+ years of defining speakers' strengths and building personalized stage presence, is a best-selling author in the field of public speaking, has written and directed 14 original stage plays and trained Olympic athletes. 

30 minute Complimentary Call: Your Personalized Speaking Roadmap ($197 value)

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Occupation: Author,
Guest Biography:

Dr. Connie McReynolds provides help to those struggling with ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and more.
As a licensed Psychologist, Dr. Connie's approach is to identify and utilize the strengths that you possess in resolving life challenges, including enhancing psychological awareness to promote permanent change. She believes finding resolution to one’s challenges begins with an investment in yourself with the goal of identifying barriers to living one’s best life.

These barriers often come about due to our belief structures and long-held patterns that can be identified and re-written to accomplish your goals. Dr. Connie's approach includes an eclectic blend of strategies tailored to your specific needs as she specializes in working with individuals ages 15 and up who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, anger management, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral difficulties, and stress (chronic and short-term). Dr. Connie takes a holistic approach to health and well-being.

Dr. McReynolds is a licensed psychologist and certified rehabilitation counselor with more than 30 years of experience in the field.

She has a proven track record of more than 14 years of successful outcomes using neurofeedback with children and adults ages 5-90. Dr. Connie has published and presented internationally on her successful outcomes in treating ADHD in children and adults.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: International Fashion Icon, Voiceover Actor, and Professional Boxing Promoter
Guest Biography:
James Lamont Dunn is the CEO of Dunn Right Promotions, he is dedicated to promoting talent and providing opportunities for aspiring individuals. Looking ahead, James is excited to venture into the world of professional boxing promotion. With his upcoming role as an executive in this field, he aims to bring thrilling matches and unforgettable experiences to fans worldwide. 
James is a multi-award-winning individual hailing from Roanoke, Virginia, USA. With an impressive list of accolades, he has established himself as a prominent figure in various industries. As a Heart of Hollywood Brand Ambassador, James represents the entertainment industry with unwavering passion and dedication. His voice has been featured in numerous international animated projects, solidifying his reputation as a sought-after voiceover actor.

James's talents extend beyond the realm of entertainment. He has made a name for himself as an international fashion runway model, gracing prestigious catwalks around the world. His exceptional skills and charisma earned him the title of Classic Mr. WOW 2021 in the Netherlands and Mr. Global America Nation 2024. Additionally, he holds the esteemed title of Mr. Fashion King GCE 2023-2024, further cementing his status as a fashion icon. Recognized for his leadership abilities, James is the recipient of the prestigious LMA Leadership Award. He is regarded as a global leader and ambassador, using his platform to promote unity and inspire others. James's work has been internationally published, and his image can be seen on billboards across the globe. 

  James Lamont Dunn is a remarkable individual with a diverse range of accomplishments and aspirations. From his success in the entertainment and fashion industries to his leadership roles and upcoming ventures, he is committed to leaving a lasting impact on the world.
Guest Category: Beauty, Fashion, World News, Professional, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Multidimensional Coaching, CE-5 Facilitation, Training in Metaphysical Science, Regenerative Detoxification
Guest Biography:

My guest Jerome Martin assists awakening star seeds who wish to establish open communication with their galactic families. Jerome facilitates direct contact experiences with ETs of the Light, who assist you in remembering your purpose in this lifetime and accelerate the development of psychic abilities to equip you to serve at your highest potential. Jerome works closely with the Arcticians who have awakened his dormant ability to operate interdimensional lightship technology and charged him with facilitating CE-5 experiences to usher in a new era of spiritual development. Jerome Instructs others on how to access and operate this technology, working in unison with higher dimensional beings to create life changing shifts in yourself and the world around you.  

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: Deputy Assistant Chief FDNY | Author | Speaker
Guest Biography:

Frank Leeb is a Deputy Assistant Chief in the Fire Department of New York.  During his more than 30-year career he has held several senior staff positions including the Chief of the Fire Academy, Chief of Training, and the Chief of Safety.  Frank has also been a member of the East Farmingdale Fire Department since 1983 (Long Island NY).  

Frank Leeb's career has been defined by his unwavering commitment to fostering growth through training and development, a central tenet of his leadership philosophy. He has lectured nationally and internationally on motivation, preparedness, leadership, and strategy and tactics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fire service administration from SUNY Empire State and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). He has served as an advisory panel member for UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Study of Coordinated Attack in Acquired Structures” and is the chair for the First Responder Center for Excellence cancer advisory committee. Frank is also a principal on the NFPA Technical Committees 420, 1585, and 1710. He was also the keynote speaker for Firehouse Expo in 2022 and was a presenter at the 2022 and 2023 U.S. Fire Administrator Summit on Fire Prevention and Control.  He is also the author of the best-selling book “Cornerstones of Leadership - On And Off The Fireground”. 

Guest Category: Military, News, Psychology, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational
Guest Occupation: member of the DC Veterans and Military Family Caucus and public member of the Mayor's Veterans Advisory Board.
Guest Biography:

James J. Sydnor is a native Washingtonian and a product of the DC public school system, graduating from Calvin
Coolidge High School in 1980. Sydnor then achieved a Master’s in Homeland Security degree from the University
of the District of Columbia in 2018.

Serving his community, James was a prior Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing
Single Member District 4B04 and the Ward 4 Committeeman as a member of the District of
Columbia Democratic State Committee. He is now serving as At-Large Committeeman.
Sydnor’s service to the community extends to veterans and military families. James is the
former Chair of the Veterans and Military Families Caucus on the DC Democratic State
Committee; current Chief of Staff of the Brigadier General Charles E. McGee Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 341; member of Kenneth Nash American Legion Post 8; and a public member of the
Mayor’s Advisory Board on DC Veterans Affairs.

Lance Corporal Sydnor began his career in the United States Marine Corps as a mortarman with
the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines – 1st Marine Division.

Corporal Sydnor became one of the last active Cadre Instructors on Submarine Base Kitsap.
There, he and a team of Marines maintained the base’s Auxiliary Security Force, instructing
sailors on base defense tactics and deployment of tactical weapons.

Sergeant Sydnor transitioned from active duty to the reserves as a Landing Support Specialist
where Staff Sergeant Sydnor deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II as an Embarkation

Continuing his career, Gunnery Sergeant Sydnor became an Individual Marine Augmentee in
support of exercise Key Resolve held by U.S. Forces Korea with the Republic of Korea Armed

Having obtained the rank of 1st Sergeant, James retired after 22 years of military service.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Variety
Guest Occupation: Wealth Planner at Clarity Wealth Management LLC
Guest Biography:

Guest Category: Business, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: filmmaker
Guest Biography:
Marlin Darrah is probably the world's most traveled filmmaker. Darrah's 's 44 years of award-winning production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 100 documentary, travel-adventure programs and dramatic movies to date.
In 2023, Darrah completed his third feature film "An Egypt Affair," an award-winning suspense-thriller that was entirely filmed in Egypt, along the Nile River between Luxor and Aswan. One of his more recent feature films is "Amazon Queen" - an 85-minute adventure-thriller shot entirely in the Brazilian Amazon. The film was completed in September 2021 and is presently being distributed throughout N.America and worldwide, by Vision Films of LA. "Amazon Queen" has enjoyed millions of views on streaming platforms worldwide. That film won awards and nominations at more than 100 international film festivals. Marlin also wrote, directed and produced the acclaimed 90-minute dramatic feature film, "Monsoon Wife," in Cambodia - the first American movie shot entirely in that SE Asian country since "Lord Jim." Universal Studios acquired Darrah's movie and television rights were sold to more than a dozen countries.
In September 2014, Darrah was honored with a Knighthood in the Royal House of Portugal, presented by His Royal Highness Dom Pio. This was in recognition of Darrah's extensive worldwide educational and charitable film productions
Darrah's international shots have been aired on programs appearing on all the major television networks, including PBS, History Channel and Discovery Channel. His twenty 90-minute geo-travel lectures and features have been presented to audiences in more than 100 theaters and auditoriums across America, including venues such as the Harvard Club and the Philadelphia Geographical Society.
Recently, a two-hour documentary Darrah shot and directed in Egypt was screened at the Cairo Opera House to an audience of 3000 guests. National Geographic represents and markets thousands of Darrah's best worldwide shots.
Darrah's productions have screened and won top awards at more than 120 national and international film festivals from Rome to New York and Los Angeles. As presented by his fellow travel producers and peers, he recently received the Travel Adventure Cinema Magazine's "Bertrand Holmes Award" for best travel film showcase.
When not on an out-of-country production, Marlin can be found in Los Angeles, or sometimes in Portland, Oregon (where his daughter Maya lives). Marlin often works with producer-writer Lin Zuo (born in Beijing).
A producer at National Geographic recently said this about Marlin. "If I could trade eye-balls with anyone in the world, it would be Marlin. He has seen more of our world than anyone I have ever met, and that includes hard-core travelers at National Geographic, who are a dime a dozen. He lives the life I can only dream of."

From 2011-2022, Marlin produced and shot more than more than about twenty 90- minute travel-adventure documentaries:

- CUBA: A Road Journey from Havana to Trinidad, Santiago and beyond

- THE SILK ROAD: China to Turkey - In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

- NORTHERN EUROPE: St.Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, Copenhagen, London and Paris

- SOUTHERN EUROPE: Paris, Cannes, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Istanbul

- PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN: On the border and on the Edge (also known as "In The Shadow of bin Laden")

- CITIES OF ITALY: Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast

- SECRETS OF ANCIENT EGYPT: The Greatest Story Never Told

- MADAGASCAR: A Land Out of Time – Return to Treasure Island

- The AMAZON: A Discovery Voyahge down the Great River Sea

- PEARLS OF THE CARIBBEAN: A Voyage from Cuba to Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St.Maarten, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia and Barbados

- CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama Canal,Colombia, The Galapagos, Easter Island, Peru & Brazil

- A WEEK IN PARIS: What to see and do in The City of Light. Also Versailles, Loire Valley

- MEDITERRANEAN DREAM: A Voyage from Alexandria to Greece, Italy & Gibraltar.

- HAWAII & THE SOUTH PACIFIC: The Big Island, Oahu, Kauai, Galapagos, Easter Island, the Marquesas, Rangiroa, Moorea and Tahiti

- JEWELS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA: Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia & Thailand

- LOST TRIBES OF NEW GUINEA: A visit to the Dani, Asmat & Korowai tribes

- TREASURES OF TURKEY: Exploring Anatolia’s Cultural and Historical Marvels

- WONDERS OF THE WORLD: Exploring 30 Great Archeological and Nature sites

- TROPICAL ASIA:  A Journey through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, History, Kids & Family, Science, Technology, Travel & Leisure, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Musician
Guest Biography:

Introducing Ryoji Inatsugi, a passionate solo musician hailing from Japan, currently residing in the vibrant city of Inglewood. Ryoji’s musical journey began at the tender age of 5, and since then, he has brought the joy of music to the young ones, performing for children aged 0-3 at various beautiful locations, including parks in Venice, Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, and the waterfront restaurant in Venice. His weekends are filled with the laughter of birthday parties for toddlers aged 2-4 all around town.

Ryoji’s versatile talents shine as he plays the acoustic guitar, harmonica, cajon drum, and serenades with nursery rhymes, world music, and rock tunes. His experience is not limited to solo performances; he’s been a part of various bands, exploring traditional music from Japan, Okinawa, and Africa. In 2023, Ryoji made his mark on Spotify with a diverse range of songs, from the rock anthem “Construction Song” to the lively ska track “Garbage Truck,” designed to delight children. His upcoming release, “Cry Like a Baby,” combines Japanese and English lyrics to create dance music suitable for all ages.

Ryoji’s dedication to music extends to his professional life as well, working as a drum tech at the esteemed African drum store, “Motheland Music,” in Inglewood since 2005.

In his ongoing journey, Ryoji is forming a performance band called “Ryoji and Friends,” dedicated to creating memorable experiences for families and children through the power of music. His music is a vibrant celebration of diverse influences and a testament to the universal language that connects us all.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Music, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder, Activist
Guest Biography:

Hi, I’m Chloe Berkowitz! I’m 17 and I’m a junior at Geffen Academy at UCLA. I became inspired to co-found our organization, “Teens at the Door,” when I was watching the news on the Taliban in Afghanistan forcing people out of their homes and country. When refugees began to travel to America, I thought about all of the teenagers just like me, who would have to suddenly adjust to such a different environment.

I’m excited to study environmental science next year in college, and to contribute to the solutions to Climate Change. Currently, I am the captain of my varsity volleyball team and I’m leading us to the semi-finals of the Regional Championship, and then to States! In my free time, I love to draw and paint.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Pets and Animals, Philosophy, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Activist, Co-Founder,
Guest Biography:

Hi, I’m Hugo Chiasson! I’m 17 and a senior at Geffen Academy at UCLA. In August 2021, I watched as the planes took off from the Kabul airport and could not help but feel like I had to do something to help all those people forced to leave their homeland, most especially the teenagers like me who would be uniquely impacted by their displacement.

I love politics, film, and learning about people and the systems around me. I am also passionate about Constitutional Law. My favorite activities are reading, working on campaigns, writing, and watching movies. Recently, I served as a Delegate to California Boys and Girls State 2023, where I was selected as one of two students to represent California as a Senator at Boys Nation this past July. While there, I presented my resolution on refugees. You can read more about it here. I’m also a member of the Olivia E. Mitchell LA City Youth Council, where I am advocating for policy on behalf of youth in Los Angeles, including refugee youth. Most of all, I hope that in the future I can help to make the systems which protect refugees function better than they do today.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Pets and Animals, Philosophy, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Author, Survivor
Guest Biography:

Linda is responsible for directing all financial and administration functions for XFI. She brings over 25 years of experience as a business strategist and financial executive primarily for emerging technology companies.

As a financial executive, Linda is experienced in building the infrastructure platform and obtaining the capital required to support high growth technology firms. She has a proven record of maximizing efficiencies and increasing productivity while operating with limited resources.

Linda has extensive experience with both public and emerging technology companies. Prior to joining XFI, Linda had been CFO of three high growth technology firms and two public firms. In obtaining the financing for these companies, she developed her expertise in public and private capital markets.

Linda has a BA from Swarthmore College and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Guest Category: Education, History, Kids & Family, Genealogy, Religion, Judaism, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Podcast Host | Former Paramedic
Guest Biography:

MaKenzie, the host of Raw Thoughts Podcast, possesses a remarkable ability to delve into sensitive topics by engaging with individuals who have firsthand experiences in various challenging areas. Her podcast specializes in offering a platform to first responders facing frontline struggles, women dealing with postpartum depression, individuals living with Bipolar disorder, Veterans who have survived suicide attempts, and others who have navigated life through daunting challenges.

With an exceptional level of compassion, MaKenzie creates a safe and nurturing space for each guest to openly share their life experiences. She encourages vulnerability, allowing these individuals to share their stories with the world, fostering a sense of commonality among all listeners. Throughout these heartfelt discussions, she skillfully intertwines her own life experiences, forging genuine connections with her guests.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, News, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational
Guest Occupation: 6th generation shaman, and author.
Guest Biography:

My guest Shaman Durek is a 6th generation shaman, author of best seller "Spirit Hacking: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World," and a visionary for the Now Age. His online Shaman School and Healing Temple are instrumental in helping people tap into their personal power and unblocking negative patterns that have prevented them from reaching optimal human performance. Durek’s teachings have impacted thousands of people from diverse public figures like Nina Dobrev and Gwyneth Paltrow to Bio Hacking giants like Dave Asprey. In his recurring role on the show, 'The Doctors' he aided guests in overcoming challenges between their emotional/physical well-being. Profiled in People Magazine, Durek’s work has been recognized globally by major mainstream publications like Elle, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, You Magazine, The Times and featured on Netflix's Bling Empire

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: CEO of Culkin Global Enterprises & Author
Guest Biography:

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