Headlined Guests

Tony Walk
Guest Occupation: Singing Artist
Guest Biography:

TONY WALK

A multifaceted artist is an artist that has many aspects and abilities by definition. Tony Walk is not only multifaceted, but a well rounded artist in the truest sense. 

Born Anthony Walker, Tony Walk has been singing since the age of five years old and his love for music was evident in his ability to approach any genre of music vocally and master it in a signature style showcasing his smooth and fluid tenor voice.

He is an experienced performance professional who always leaves his audience entertained and wanting more. A gifted singer, songwriter and producer, Tony Walk has worked with music industry greats including Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, Cher, Celine Dion, Little Richard, Andrae Crouch, Etta James, Miki Howard, and Vesta Williams.

His newest project  is highly anticipated in the music community by fans and friends, and is slated for release. A collection of classic material, this CD crosses international boundaries and showcases Tony’s masterful approach vocally to Pop, Rock, R&B, Gospel and Soul influences, all wrapped in a project that appeals to any music lover, while staying true to his message of love, social consciousness, spiritual awareness, and equality.  

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Phill Fest
Guest Occupation: Performing Artist, guitarist, vocalist
Guest Biography:

PHILL FEST

Phill Fest is a natural born talent, making his performances a fun and exciting experience. With 35 years of professional stage experience, being onstage is like being at home. Phill Fest is one of Florida’s (including Tampa Bay & South Florida) most in-demand guitarist/vocalists.

Whether performing as a solo, duo, trio or full ensemble, the audience is always captivated and left wanting more. Often asked to emcee an event, in English and Portuguese, speaking to a crowd/audience always flows with comfort and ease.

Phill Fest’s background and training give his musicality a unique twist uncommon for his generation.Phill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Brazilian parents, and currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. Phill grew up in a musical family. His father was a recording artist and his mother a composer and music instructor. Phill was exposed to Brazilian and American Jazz right from the start. “I remember hangin’ with Sergio Mendes backstage many times as a kid.” His father, Manfredo Fest, was the Keyboardist and Music Director for Bossa Rio, the opening act for Brasil ’66 for three years.

Phill started guitar at age 16. Having already studied clarinet and violin, the ‘six string’ came easy. Phill studied at Music Tech of Minneapolis in ’89. “My training is a combination of school and self-taught techniques.”Phill performed for five years with Deeforce, an all original eclectic rock-n-roll band that won best original band of Florida ’93-’94 at the Florida Jammy Awards. During this period, the band also moonlighted as The Starliters as in ‘Joey Dee and The Starliters’, known for the hit singles Peppermint Twist and Shout. “I’ve played with the who’s-who of oldies; Bo Didley, Spencer Davis, Coasters, Drifters, to name a few.

“Phill recorded four compact discs with his father Manfredo Fest for Concord Jazz. Each of these recordings feature a composition by Phill.2009 saw the release of his CD “Smooth Edges” which garnished critical acclaim. Returning to his Brazilian Jazz roots, 2013 saw the release of “Projeto B.F.C.”, which reached 18 on the Jazz Charts,Followed by 2015’s “That’s What She Says” reaching 23

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Robert C Jacobson
Guest Occupation: Entrepreneur and accomplished space industry enabler, advocate, and investor
Guest Biography:

ROBERT C. JACOBSON

Robert C. Jacobson is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and accomplished space industry enabler, advocate, and investor. Jacobson is the founder of Space Advisors, a strategic and financial consulting firm for space startups.

His decade-plus of professional experience in NewSpace includes roles at Arch Mission Foundation, where he notably worked to initiate the first Solar Library (the payload famously launched in Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2018), and Space Angels (formerly Space Angels Network), the world’s first space-focused angel investment group. Jacobson is a graduate of University of Southern California and California Institute of the Arts. 

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Investing and Finance, Earth & Space, Politics & Government, Science, Society and Culture, Technology
Clete Keith
Guest Occupation: Entertainer, actor, writer
Guest Biography:

CLETE KEITH

Clete Keith began his entertainment career at age 17 acting in Repertory Theater.  While in the theatre, Clete sharpened his skills not only as an actor, but also began writing and directing. His career continued with numerous television roles.

Clete’s first film, which he wrote, starred in and co-directed, was DEAD SILENCE, a.k.a. STARDUMB which was a finalist in the 1990 Santa Barbara Film Festival. 

In 1999, Clete wrote and starred in THE FOOL. This 35mm film was a finalist at both the Palm Springs Short Film Festival and the Hollywood Film Festival. Later that year, THE FOOL was rated one of the top 5 most watched short films on the Sci-Fi channel. 

In 2003, Clete wrote, starred in and directed the film INSTANT TRAUMA. That year, TRAUMA won “Best Mockumentary” at the New York International Film and Video Festival and was highlighted at the Nashville Film Festival with a panel discussion about the film.

INSTANT TRAUMA also landed Clete a seat on the writers’ panel at the 2003 Sedona Film Festival which included Ron Bass, Bo Goldman, and writer/director, Daniel Petrie Jr. In addition, INSTANT TRAUMA was the highlighted film of this sold out symposium.

In 2008, Clete wrote and directed the feature 3 DAYS BLIND which won the 2009 Best Comedy Feature in the Toronto World of Comedy International Film Festival.

In late 2010, Clete finished the screenplay GINORMOUS, a script about two characters who are completely different in height, background and age but have a common bond in their hearts.

In 2011, Clete completed THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HUGH, a play that centers around a painter who must face the question of choosing between his love for a woman or his love for art.

In 2014, THE DIFFERENT SHADES OF HUGH was mounted at The Road Theater in North Hollywood, California and had a successful 9 week run. Clete then wrote his latest screenplay ROYAL, and in 2017, he set his sights on writing a book about he paranormal activity at Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills, California. A total of 3 years in the making, Clete compiled 237 dramatic eyewitness accounts from 86 interviewees detailing supernatural activity associated with this extraordinary location.

Ghosts of Greystone – Beverly Hills is Clete’s first non-fiction book. With 22 years of research, this collection of 237 stories from 86 people is a landmark exposé. These eyewitness accounts detail supernatural activities and historical narratives connected to the Doheny Estate. Or, what most people like to call, “Greystone Mansion.”

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Carey Powell
Guest Occupation: Director of Tennis - Cress Creek Country Club
Guest Biography:

Carey is from Springfield, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology at Missouri State University where he played the number one position on the varsity tennis team.

Carey has over 25 years experience in the tennis industry. He is currently the Adult Director of Tennis at MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB / WESTON. He was selected as the 2006 Missouri Valley USPTA Pro of the Year and 2005 Missouri Pro of the year. He received the 2003 USTA Missouri Valley Outstanding Contributor USA Team Tennis, 2002 USPTA Missouri Valley Division Community Service, the Gerald Perry Lifetime Achievement Award and numerous awards for his dedication to the game of tennis. As a player he has competed on the USTA Futures Circuit as will as professional tournaments in Sweden and Germany. As Tennis Director at Sandpiper Bay Resort and Palm Beach Polo in Florida he received Tennis Magazine’s Top 50 Tennis Resorts in America award for 18 consecutive years.

Carey has worked with novice to nationally ranked players as well as having had the privilege of coaching professional players on the WTA circuit. He wrote and produced the video, Instant Tennis, a simplified teaching system to make learning tennis easy and fun. He directed the Carey Powell Junior Tournament Camp and was the Tournament Director for the USTA National 35’s Clay Court Championship.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Denise Mund
Guest Occupation: Jefferson County Republicans
Guest Biography:

Jefferson County Republicans seek to inspire, educate, activate, and recruit citizens of Jefferson County to elect Republican candidates that support our core values.

Denise Mund worked for the Colorado Department of Education for almost 13 years. During that time the charter school unit grew to become the Schools of Choice Unit and the number of charter schools grew from less than 50 to more than 170. Denise served as the Director of the Schools of Choice Unit and as Interim Director of Online Learning. In that capacity, Denise managed the federal Charter School Program startup and implementation grant; facilitated meetings for charter school authorizers, provided extensive training for charter school leaders and served as the primary contact for the State Board of Education on charter school issues. Denise has attended more than 85 charter school appeal hearings and brought in more than 112 million dollars in charter school grants.

Denise is a co-founder of the three Jefferson Academy Charter Schools and Lincoln Academy Charter School. She served as the governing board president at Jefferson Academy for seven years and has also served on the boards at Colorado Virtual Academy and Woodrow Wilson Academy.

While working for the state department, Denise helped write several state level resources, including the Standard Application, Checklist for Completeness and Review Rubric, the sample Contract Language and the accompanying narrative document, the Governing Board Handbook, and many of the technical assistance resources on the CDE website.

Denise also served on the House Bill 10-1412 committee which was established by statute to recommend charter school and charter school authorizer standards for State Board of Education rule and was a primary contributor to the committee’s final report.

Guest Category: Business, History, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Joy Elaine
Guest Occupation: author, speaker, expert on Ashtar Command, energy worker, Akashic reader, Shaman, Angelic Healer
Guest Biography:

Joy Elaine is an author, speaker and one of the foremost experts in the world on the Ashtar Command, as well as “mythical” creatures that are real. 

Joy has her fingers on the pulse of the evolving Earth and has a profound understanding of the nature of the 47 universes, and many of the races that inhabit them.  

Joy’s three decades of study in different forms of energy work—past life regression, Akashic record reading, shamanism, angelic healing and SVH (Serenity Vibration Healing)—have given her the background as well as the tools and techniques to be able to bring forth the information in The Joy Chronicles.

You can find out more about her books and services, at https://joyelaine.com/.

And go to https://joyelaine.com/commander-ashtar-on-coronavirus/ for a recent channeling from Captain Ashtar!

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Energy Healing, Paranormal, UFOs, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Akashic Records, Angel Communication, Shamanism
Og2 entertainment artist Dee & Trauma interview with Letterz from the pen
Guest Occupation: Hip Hop artist
Guest Biography:

Dee is an American hip hop artist  who hails from los Angeles California. She started her career as the 3rd member of an rnb/pop/hiphop group. Dee started her solo career in the late 2000's and is working on a new album set to be released in 2021.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Comedy, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Steve Wasik
Guest Occupation: CEO @ VKTRY Performance Carbon Insoles
Guest Biography:

Steve Wasik, CEO @ VKTRY Performance Carbon Insoles got his BS in marketing at the University of Connecticut and his MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.  He says VKTRY is looking into marketing other types of athletic equipment in the future and plans to introduce a "Silver Series" version of VKs that will be less expensive that the original "Gold Series".

Backed by 10 years of research, VKTRY is the world's first high performance insole, scientifically proven to help athletes run faster, jump higher and train smarter. The unique, patented design is made from aerospace-grade carbon fiber and was originally developed for the USA Olympic Bobsled team to help with explosive starts. Now, the product is being used across virtually all sports and by all levels of athletes ... from Olympic gold medalists to weekend warriors.

 

Guest Category: Games & Hobbies, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: Multi-instrumentalist with Dokken/Dio and currently with Classic Rock Legends Foreigner
Guest Biography:

J E F F    P I L S O N 

 BASS PLAYER FOR

CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS

FOREIGNER

The band is raising money for the crew and their families by selling some cool limited-edition vintage and current Foreigner merchandise items, along with various items donated by some of the band’s sponsors and vendors, via the Foreigner website. 

JEFF ALSO HAS A NEW ALBUM

with FORMER DOKKEN BANDMATE GEORGE LYNCH

ENTITLED 'HEAVY HITTERS'

 

Jeff Pilson is currently the bassist for Foreigner. He joined the band in 2004. He produced Foreigner’s 2005 CD, “Live in ’05,” as well as tracks off of their “No End in Sight” CD in 2008.

Pilson was a member of heavy metal bands Dokken, Dio and MSG. He also formed his own progressive metal group called War and Peace in 1989, releasing three albums: 1993’s “Time Capsule,” 2000’s “Light at the End of the Tunnel” and 2004’s “The Walls Have Eyes.” He also worked with his ex-Dokken band mate, guitarist George Lynch in a two-member group called Lynch/Pilson, which in 2003 released the critically acclaimed “Wicked Underground” in 2003 where Pilson also handled lead vocal duties.

Although he is known primarily for his work as a bass guitarist, Pilson also plays guitar and keyboards.

Jeff Pilson is also an actor, having appeared in the movie Rock Star, 2001. Pilson played bassist Jorgen, of the fictional band Steel Dragon. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jason Bonham, Myles Kennedy, Brian Vander Ark, Blas Elias and Nick Catanese. He also played in the film’s soundtrack and served as Musical Director for the film.

Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with former Dokken bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems! The two have previously made metal magic together as a duo on the 2003 album Wicked Underground, which was recently reissued on vinyl, as well as with other projects such as T&N and The End Machine. But this new batch of recordings, entitled appropriately enough Heavy Hitters, stands apart not only for its outstanding roster of players and vocalists including head Bulletboy Marq Torien, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, Kansas native Wil Martin (Earshot) and drummer Brian Tichy (Whitesnake/Ozzy) but for the jaw-dropping song selection. If you’ve ever wondered what an amped-up, full-throttle version of Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move” or Prince’s “Kiss” or Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” or Madonna’s “Music,” then this is the album for you!

As a special treat, the band has released the first single from the album – a powerful rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” – featuring Martin on vocals, offering just a small taste of what’s in store.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/george_lynch_jeff_pilson_ordinary_world

HEAVY HITTERS will be available on both CD in a deluxe digipak and on limited edition colored vinyl starting December 18, courtesy of Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc.!

Order the album: https://orcd.co/george_lynch_jeff_pilson_heavy_hitters

The band Foreigner is raising money for the crew and their families by selling some cool limited-edition vintage and current Foreigner merchandise items, along with various items donated by some of the band’s sponsors and vendors, via the Foreigner website.  They are also accepting donations on the site.

You can use the link below to the band’s site to find out more about the fundraiser in addition to being able to access Foreigner audio and visual materials including approved hi res photos, bio, video, logos and Foreigner live tracks.

http://www.foreigneronline.com

Official site of Foreigner

For more information about

JEFF PILSON

Visit

https://jeffpilson.wordpress.com/

Official Jeff Pilson Blog

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeffPilson

Facebook

https://georgelynch.com/

George Lynch Official website

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, News, TV & Film
Chris Holmes
Guest Occupation: Heavy Metal Guitarist/Songwriter/Founder and lead Guitarist of W.A.S.P.
Guest Biography:

Cleopatra Entertainment Secures North American and UK Distribution Rights 

for

Chris Holmes Documentary Film

MEAN MAN:

The Story of Legendary Heavy Metal Guitarist

Chris Holmes

 

Chris Holmes is an American heavy metal guitarist and songwriter. Holmes started his musical career in the Pasadena, California area in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He is best known as the lead guitarist of heavy metal band W.A.S.P. Together with Blackie Lawless and Randy Piper he was one of the founding members of the band. Holmes was a member of W.A.S.P. first from 1983 to 1990, and again from 1996 to 2001.

Written and Directed by French filmmakers Antoine de Montremy and Laurent Hart …MEAN MAN: The Story of Chris Holmes was a project that was born in 2014 after they had an opportunity to meet and direct Holmes in a music video for the Holmes-penned song “Let It Roar” in Cannes, France. At that time, the former W.A.S.P. guitarist had more or less disappeared from the music scene, leaving his home in the U.S. to seek a new beginning with his wife Sarah in France. Not content with merely directing a music video for the re-born Holmes, de Montremy pursued his bigger dream of writing and directing a documentary film about this iconic metal guitar legend and for the next several years shadowed him throughout Europe while filming everything from band rehearsals, to recording sessions to live performances.

By creatively combining archival footage, interviews with past and present band members and musical peers, family members and childhood friends – interspersed with beautifully filmed concert performances of Holmes’ current solo band – Director de Montremy skillfully portrays the story of an iconic guitar player who has lived a life of extreme highs and lows. After losing the publishing rights of his own songs and combatting dangerous addictions, the legendary W.A.S.P. guitarist is shown starting over from scratch while living at his mother-in-law’s in Cannes, France as he puts together with his wife a brand new band and a brand new musical role as not only the main guitarist, but now as the actual lead singer of this newly-born musical project aptly named MEAN MAN.  

Cleopatra Entertainment’s plans for release include a stand-alone DVD Home Entertainment version and a Blu Ray version chock full of bonus goodies not available on the Digital VOD version which will follow the DVD and Blu Ray Release this November, just in time for the Holidays. A U.S. west coast Theatrical premier is being discussed as well, pending the revision and/or relaxation of the current local State Government’s restrictions on movie theaters operating during the Covid pandemic. 

 

For more information

 about

C H R I S

H O L M E S

visit

Website

https://chrisholmes1.bandcamp.com

Website

https://www.facebook.com/ChrisHolmesOfficial

Facebook

Watch the Mean Man trailer: https://youtu.be/4uYbqCtLZok

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, News, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Legendary Producer/Composer/Performer/Recently Produced Jon Anderson's '1000 Hands Chapter One'
Guest Biography:

Producer

Michael Franklin

Shares New Tribute To John Lennon

A Few Words About “John Lennon: A Day In His Life”

by Gregory Paul Martin

- Son of The Beatles Producer Sir George Martin

Exclusive Interview

People from all walks of life have been affected by the music of The Beatles. They gave the world inspiration and happiness in almost everything they did. On October 9, the 80th anniversary of his birth, a new music video will be released honoring John Lennon – “John Lennon: A Day In His Life”, Grammy- nominated American producer, Michael Franklin, and Beatles animator, Alvaro Ortega teaming up to create it.

The spark of Lennon’s tribute began when Franklin awoke from a dream in which he dreamt of the Lennon song, “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” while hearing John’s voice singing “A Day In The Life”. Amazed by the similarity between the two songs’ chord sequences and lyrics, Franklin hurriedly put this combination to the piano, the next night, another similar dream awakening him again – this time the baroque piano solo bridge sped up to sound like a harpsichord dashed off by my father, Sir George Martin, for John’s song, “In My Life” from Rubber Soul while The Beatles were on a lunch break.

“John Lennon: A Day In His Life” is Franklin’s montage of some of the most memorable moments we love from The Beatles songs, John’s vocals superimposed over a cleverly stitched together visual collage, the tribute based on an original score from the “Sergeant Pepper” album.

Franklin said, “I realized the same chord progressions are in ‘Eleanor Rigby’, as well as other Beatles songs. It was quite a surprise, and I couldn’t stop thinking about what The Beatles did. I dove right in, exploring other Beatles song bites. The music production took about three weeks to research, edit, and arrange.”

After completion of the tribute track, it was time to synchronize the video. Franklin had been aware of Ortega’s unique animations of The Beatles for several years, skillfully editing on his laptop previous bit and pieces of Ortega’s work, demonstrating to him what could be done, reaching out to Ortega in Spain, Ortega happily agreeing, the rest now history.

A tribute to John Lennon. A new music video. “A Day In His Life”. This unique musical and visual tribute has been created with deep, heartfelt loving care for one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Gregory Paul Martin - 10/06/2020

Michael Franklin, a Grammy Nominated musician and producer has worked performing producing for myriad of legendary musicians. As a musician with Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Bruce Hornsby, Members of The Rolling Stones, Yes, Toto, The Moody Blues and many others. As a music director for television, Hard Rock Live, Wolfman Jack TV Show, NBC, CBS Comcast and concert specials. As a record producer Reggae Tribute, Larry Coryell, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Pat Travers, Blues Image, Patrick Moraz and many others.   

His most recent production, the highly acclaimed album with Jon Anderson of Yes, “1000 Hands Chapter One”, released worldwide, on Blue Elan Records,(https://www.blueelan.com/artists/jon-anderson/

He is currently in production on a new album for Robby Steinhardt, the original vocalist, and violinist for the band Kansas.

Alvaro Ortega, recognized worldwide for his popular BEATOONS, an animated series, has parodied the Fab Four in cartoons have been enjoyed my millions for many years in video and in print worldwide.

 

For more information about

Michael Franklin

Visit

www.conventionmusic.com

www.michaelfranklin.com

Alvaro Ortega

https://alvarortega.com/

https://mubi.com/films/the-beatoons-the-studio-gags-cowbell

Purchase Yes Legend Jon Anderson’s release

‘1000 Hands’

chapter one

produced

by

Michael Franklin

at amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film, Variety
Kathleen Gage
Guest Occupation: Online Marketing Strategist, Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker
Guest Biography:

Kathleen Gage is the "no-nonsense, common sense" online marketing strategist, speaker, author and owner of Power Up for Profits. Kathleen's clients are driven by making a difference through their own unique voice.

As an early adopter of online marketing, Kathleen is known for cutting through the fluff and helping people leave their sob stories behind so they can stop focusing on the past and start looking towards the future. She speaks and teaches about what she believes are the core elements of a successful life: accountability, integrity, honesty, and living with passion and hope.

Although Kathleen is recognized as a top leader in her field, this wasn't always the case. Kathleen made choices in her teens and early twenties that took her from a comfortable middle-class upbringing to a life of homelessness and being unemployable.
 
Kathleen Gage rose above seemingly insurmountable odds to become an award winning business owner, bestselling author, Internet sales and marketing trainer, and award winning keynote speaker.
With more than thirty years of experience in sales, marketing, management, public relations, and promotions, Kathleen has consulted with and trained organizations such as the U.S. Marine Corps, Novus Corporation, and AT&T. She has acted in leadership and advisory capacities for many organizations, including being past president of the National Speakers Association Utah Chapter, past vice-chair and marketing chair for the Central Region Council for the Department of Workforce Services of Utah, and a member of the legislative council for the American Cancer Society of Utah.

Kathleen has written dozens of information products and books, has hundreds of interviews to her credit, and is a highly skilled, inspirational keynote speaker. Her mission is to help people understand that their business is merely a means to get their message out to the world. She teaches that it's not just about what you do, but the reasons behind why you do it.

One of her most profound life changes was when, at the age of 64, Kathleen became a 100% plant based/vegan lifestylist, realizing that what she consumed directly impacted her ability to live the healthiest life possible. Since then, Kathleen received her certificate of completion in Plant Based Nutrition from eCornell University.

Kathleen believes in shattering stereotypes and refuses to settle for the status quo. She participated in her first full marathon at the age of 61, her first sprint triathlon at 64 and is now an avid runner who participates in races of varying distances. Kathleen will be the first to say, "I'm not a fast runner, just a stubborn and passionate ole' lady who refuses to act my age."

She is on a mission to raise awareness about how a whole food, plant-based lifestyle is not only a very healthy way to eat, it is also compassionate to animals and the environment. Kathleen loves working with those who are open to the possibility of what plant-based eating can do for them and their bottom-line (both the one they sit on and the one that reflects their revenues).

http://www.powerupforprofits.com
http://www.plantbasedeatingforhealth.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/kathleengage
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleengage/
http://www.plantbasedeatingforhealth.com/podcast
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PowerUpForProfits

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Science, Self Help
Eloise Charet - Bear Clan
Guest Occupation: Council member of wise council of Elders
Guest Biography:

Eloise Charet - Bear Clan

Eloise Charet-Calles, Bear Clan of Turtle-Island, was born May 20, 1951, in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec and grew up primarily in Montreal and on the family farm in Montebello, Quebec, the third eldest of ten children.

Eloise's up-bringing led her to seek a life of humanitarian service working in Mexico with local street children and in Morocco teaching the children of nomadic shepherds.

In 1974, Eloise and her sister Anna opened and directed "Canada House"- an orphanage in war torn Phnom-Penh, Cambodia. Their work succeeded in enabling the successful airlift and placement of 80 Cambodian and Vietnamese. children to waiting families in Canada and the U.S. “We refused to leave without our babies and drew world attention to our cause. We stood by our motherly instincts and survived incredible tragedies to save the seed of a generation that was wiped out in Cambodia.”

From 1976-78, Eloise continued her work as a volunteer with several orphanages in Dacca, Bangladesh eventually returning to British Columbia, Canada.“I had a gardening/landscaping business in Vancouver, B.C. until my marriage broke up; then I had a huge garage sale and departed for Kathmandu.”

In 1986 Eloise and her children left Canada for Nepal, where she helped coordinate the production of the book Erosion and Sedimentation in the Nepal Himalaya, for which Dr. Galay won the "Canadian Engineer of the Year" award in 1988. During her time in Nepal, Eloise established a local restaurant, organized a soup kitchen and undertook home care for several handicapped orphans from Mother Theresa's Sister of Charity Foundation.

Returning to Canada in 1988, she lived at the family farm in Quebec and continued her interest in herbal medicine, health, nutrition and the raising of her five children. In 1990, she moved her family back to British Columbia and finally settled in the Kootenays.

Eloise helped to organize a cooperative store for cedar basket weavers in the small village of New Denver, located on Slocan Lake in the West Kootenays. On July 22, 1997 she hung up her apron and stood on the Old Sandon Road in New Denver, where she was arrested and chose to spend the next 55 days fasting in the maximum security Detention Centre for Women in Burnaby, B.C. rather than sign the undertaking assuring her compliance. “I was presented with a petition signed by every woman in jail in support of their sister Eloise and her cause for water. It was one of the most touching moments of my life. Throughout the court process I realized that corporations had more rights to water than the people.”

Eloise began the Cross-Canada WaterWalk on May 8, 1998 at Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway in Victoria, British Columbia. In early June 1998, she took a break from walking to receive the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition medal, presented by the Governor General of British Columbia and walked into Ottawa with her fellow waterwalkers on October 2nd, 1998.

“I discovered how tainted our water was and witnessed the suffering of many communities. In Winnipeg, the heart of Turtle-Island, I crossed paths with Bear Grandfather, who was sent by the Bear Grandmothers from the East to walk from Montreal to Vancouver for water. We both followed the red road, the path of legends. We both were cleansed in many sweats across the nation, and the water blessing ceremonies became more intense. Two Bear Grandmothers stood at the entrance to Ottawa with big braids of sweet grass to honour the WaterWalk pilgrimage. She is Bear Clan and as mothers, grandmothers they are very protective of the next generation and all generations to come.

Beginning in November 1999, Eloise stood outside for three cold months in front of the Nelson court house with her trans-Canada water samples, attempting to draw attention to our Canadian water crisis during the federal election campaign which was then taking place. She assisted with the creation of many local markets enabling small businesses to sell their products.

In 2003, she was arrested at the Smallwood Creek blockade in Winlaw. She made an appeal from her Bear Clan status to preserve our watersheds and pressed for community eco-logging, part of her evidence being her water samples.

From the year 2000 on, Eloise has taught cedar and other fibre collecting and weaving, claiming that we can get as much money in baskets from a tree as can be gotten in boards. She has worked alongside loggers throughout the Kootenays when gathering cedar bark, in the hopes of encouraging cable logging and more trans-formative industry in our area. She also travels to schools, first nations meetings and conferences to speak for water, demonstrating her water samples and talking about her experiences. Along with a small group of people, she stopped the herbicide spraying in our clearcuts, prevented a power project from destroying three drainage up the Duncan, stood with the Sinixte people on Perry Ridge. She was also candidate for Mayor in Victoria.

In the fall of 2005, Eloise held a roadblock in the Incomapleux with Henry Hutter for two weeks until the police arrived for arrest. Both Eloise and Henry stepped aside and let workers through, but maintained their position as an information camp. The very next day, a rock cliff slid onto a bridge and blocked the road, forcing all loggers to evacuate the valley. The Incomapleux was preserved another year. Pope and Talbot, the company involved, is suing Eloise and Henry.

In 2012, Eloise wrote a book on Cambodia called ‘Never without our children’ which has been translated into French and she was flown to Cambodia to be in a documentary aired on television.

In the following years, she has been teaching aboriginal studies in many schools, from basket weaving to food and medicine as well as trying to save the toads at Summit Lake. She has volunteered for many community events and remains as always devoted to small local business and caring for the environment.

“It’s hard to imagine that in these modern civilized times, we, the little people, are being branded as criminals and almost terrorist by the State. Good governance is equal to the quality of water given to all our children and that means pure, natural, clean water, not tainted and bleached as we are witnessing today. To pervert water and convince everybody that it is healthy is morally wrong. To legally permit any industry to destroy watersheds and to allow corporations to pollute the environment is a sin. Profit and business must never rule over life. Managing nature is the arrogance of all time. Our indigenous roots teach us that we are a small piece of this immense web of life and we must learn to respect all life as we should respect one another and Leave a Living Legacy for future generations.”

Guest Category: Entertainment, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Shamanism
Dr. Robert Weiss
Guest Occupation: Sports Podiatrist, Author, Orthotics creator- marathoner- “The Running Doctor”
Guest Biography:

Dr. Robert Weiss is a foot and ankle surgeon who is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, and residency trained at The James C. Giuffre Medical Center (formerly St. Luke's & Children's medical center) in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Weiss is a known columnist and has written hundreds of articles on sports medicine related injuries, for The Norwalk Hour, The Hersam Acorn Press, The Westport News, and the Darien News Review.  He is a veteran of 35 marathons and is know to many as "The Running Doctor." 

Dr. Weiss is an inventor who holds 2 U.S. patents for a foot support system/orthotics which stabilizes the foot and ankle and helps as it relates to knee, hip, and lower back symptoms.  He is past chief of foot and ankle surgery at the former St. Joseph's Hospital in Stamford and on the staff at Stamford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital.

Dr. Robert F. Weiss suffered as a young man from serious foot and knee problems. He has made it his life's work to use the opportunity to engage in a healthy range of activities.
He has spent over 25 years in research development and clinical testing of a patented, high-tech, biomechanical orthotic for aiding with walking, and general foot comfort.  With the help of the patented product he went on to complete 35 marathons.

His orthotic treatment is directed to correct structural deficiency and muscular imbalance.  A prescribed orthotic device serves to control motion and position of the leg during locomotion.

 
 
 
Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Janis Meredith
Guest Occupation: Parenting Specialist & Coach in & out of sports & contributor to #HeySportsParents
Guest Biography:

Janis B. Meredith, sports mom and coach's wife.

I was brought up in a family who loved sports, married a man who has coached for 29 years (football and softball) and have had three kids play youth sports from age 4 to college.

I see youth sports a bit differently, with a view from both sides of the bench. I believe in character building for kids in sports.

As a communications specialist and freelance writer, my kids are now 30, 27, and 24 and all three played sports in college. I am also a certified parent life coach.

I've seen just about everything in youth sports-good and bad. And I feel strongly about helping parents and young athletes build character through the athletic experience.

Playing sports brings excitement and recognition. It may even help pay for college and open doors for the future. But nothing will ever be more important than the type of person your son or daughter becomes in the process.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
You are more powerful than you know
Guest Occupation: Sam uniquely utilizes ancient wisdom with a modern perspective to empower people around the world so they can get past whatever challenges they're facing to live, feel and be better without a guru or expert telling them that they need to be fixed!
Guest Biography:

The Conscious Consultant is here to talk about how you are more powerful than you know. My guest is Sam Liebowitz, who is a mentor, coach, speaker, healer, serial entrepreneur and author of the #1 best-selling book, Everyday Awakening at www.EverydayAwakeningBook.com. Since 1993 Sam has owned several successful businesses. His current ventures include Talking Alternative Broadcasting, and Double Diamond Wellness in Manhattan. Sam has lectured in New York City, and was a featured speaker at TEDxUpperWestSide. 

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Leighton Morrison
Guest Occupation: Soil Biologist and CEO/Founder of Kingdom Aquaponics™
Guest Biography:

Kingdom Aquaponics™ founder and Principal Leighton Morrison has a unique and diverse background. As a child Leighton gravitated to alternative energy, natural systems and sustainability after experiencing the 1973 oil crisis. He designed a passive solar house with indoor gardens for food production in mechanical drawing class in 7th grade. In his teenage years he began to breed fish for sale and incorporate them into a living garden system.

In the eighties he became obsessed with the project Bio Sphere 2 and the science behind it. In 1983, he started a construction company with a sustainability emphasis, and attended Boston Architectural Center. Leighton then started a marble and granite company in 1993 and worked for clients looking for an artistic flare and an alternative to man made solid surfaces. This reflected applied knowledge to another of his passions: geology. In 1996, he constructed a zero impact home on the coast of Maine and eliminated all nitrogen and phosphate discharge into the ocean from the waterfront property while fabricating exotic stone for discerning clients. 

In 2008, Leighton went back to his roots/passions and began the structural work for an aquaponic future. Through a process of discovery, beginning with a comprehensive plan for a stand-alone aquaponics facility in Vermont, he recognized a significant business opportunity. Instead of just focusing on the local “farm to table movement”, truly organic food production and food security, he investigated repurposing the waste streams of aquaponics and aquaculture.
 

Research and Development:

In 2012, Leighton set up a small scale aquaculture system with 100 tilapia at Rodale Institute. He worked with Dr. Elaine Ingham a world renowned soil biologist, blending his by-products with traditional compost and worm castings to prove the value of aquatic ecosystems by-products and how they can reduce the need for synthetics on the environment. For eighteen months, Leighton studied the art of composting, compost tea brewing, extract making and vermaculture to complete the proof of concept work necessary. By combining these products/ techniques and applying them to his knowledge of machines and forces, he was able to develop processing equipment to produce the end products that Kingdom Aquaponics™ is now offering.

Leighton then joined forces with James Sottilo of Ecological Landscape Management, a nationally recognized pioneer in organic land and tree care. Together they vetted the product while continuing to improve it with the tried and tested methods that James has implemented in his work. Leighton has successfully scaled up production three times over without compromising quality. The 4th generation processing equipment has already been designed and is awaiting demand so it may be purchased, installed and put into operation.

"The goal has always been to slow the environmental impact of humanity, and I’m honored to be on the forefront of bringing safe natural land care products to the masses ” - Leighton Morrison

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Science, Self Help, Variety
Create beyond the mechanics of third-dimensional law and reality.
Guest Occupation: Author, Teacher, Channel
Guest Biography:

Want to learn how spontaneous action is the doorway to more? My guest is Rebecca Dawson who has been a channel for information about the Earth, the human race and other planetary systems for over 20 years. Her identity and view of the world changed dramatically when she was 18 years old, after she spontaneously became a channel which wasn’t part of her plan for life, as she was enthusiastically studying to become an architect at the time. Now for over 20 years, after thousands of hours expressing the wisdom of aspects like St. Germain, Kuthumi, and Serapis Bey, Rebecca offers the latest channeled information on the current state of humanity and the planet, the mechanics of dimensional reality, and the nature of Consciousness. Rebecca is the author of three books and lives in Perth, Australia.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Self Help, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
Melinda Vail
Guest Occupation: intuitive therapist, medium, author, lecturer, certified hypnotherapist
Guest Biography:

As an intuitive therapist, medium, author, lecturer and certified hypnotherapist, Melinda has a very successful practice in Tempe. Countless people have benefited from Melinda Vail’s counseling and intuitive work. She has appeared on both local and national television and radio shows. Melinda is also an accomplished speaker at the national level and gives workshops across the country to promote spiritual growth. Her work with police agencies helping to solve cold cases and donating her time to provide grief counseling (like her suicide survivor workshops) has garnered her the nickname “The Medium Who Makes a Difference.”

As a medium, Melinda demonstrates with evidence and fact her connection to those who have died. Her methodology employed is what is known as “cold readings”. This is a technique in which the client and Melinda have no past relationship and Melinda is able to give very specific information, details and messages that fully support that she is indeed in the energy field of her client as well as communicating with the spirit of the deceased.

Melinda’s stage presentation skills are a delightful mix between Dr. Joyce Brothers and Joan Rivers.

As a teacher and author, Melinda demonstrates how energy works on this planet and inspires you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful existence. Melinda’s message is to teach individuals how to tap into their spiritual essence by providing the necessary tools to understand the energetic patterns created in childhood, which may prohibit balance in adulthood.

Melinda has spoken nationally at such events as "Celebrate Your Life" along with Sylvia Browne, Wayne Dyer, and James Redfield, author of the Celestine Prophecy; "Celebrating Body, Mind & Spirit" in Spokane, Washington along with John Holland and Wyatt Webb and "The Life After Life Conference ".

Her weekly Facebook show Wednesday Connections with Melinda allows viewers to call or email in their spiritual questions and have them answered live. Her YouTube Channel contains a library with hundreds of videos of Melinda’s body of work. Most recently, Melinda was interviewed as one of the most inspiring women in the world in an international publication yet to be published, as well as having been voted Phoenix Natural Choice Magazine Best Intuitive Award Winner three years in a row.

Melinda makes her home in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, Bill. Together, they have five children, eight grandchildren, and four dogs. Hobbies include hiking, dinner parties, travel, and comfortable home time.

Guest Category: Literature, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Emotional Health and Freedom, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling, Psychic & Intuitive

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