Headlined Guests

Deshauna Barber, Chief Executive Officer of Service Women’s Action Network and Miss USA 2016
Guest Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Service Women’s Action Network
Guest Biography:

Army Captain Deshauna Barber, the current Chief Executive Officer of Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), is Miss USA 2016, an award-winning international speaker, coach, and entrepreneur. Deshauna uses her experience as an Army officer, former Miss USA, and STEM graduate to impact the lives of people all over the world. Deshauna is a top-rated speaker who is widely requested as a speaker at Fortune 500 companies. She was born in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of two soldiers. Serving in the military is a family tradition. In 2016, Deshauna was crowned the first soldier to the win the prestigious title of Miss USA. She spent her year-long reign as Miss USA advocating for men and women in uniform and continues her work advocating for service members suffering from post-traumatic stress. She is dedicated to ensuring that service members and veterans receive the support and assistance that they need. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Virginia State University, a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Services from University of Maryland and she is currently pursuing a Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion Certification at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Website:  https://www.servicewomen.org/


Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Military, News, Self Help, Society and Culture
Dr Sean McMillan
Guest Occupation: Sports Medicine Specialist & Chief of Orthopedics, Virtua Willingboro Medical Center
Guest Biography:

Dr. Sean McMillan is an orthopedic sport medicine specialist, and one of the nation's few doctors performing reverse total shoulder replacement surgery.  He is Fellowship-trained in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip, and knee.


Dr. Sean McMillan is the Chief of Orthopedics and Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.  Additionally, he is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Rowan University- School of Osteopathic Medicine (RU-SOM).  He lectures throughout the country, teaching arthroscopic and orthopedic procedures to his peers.


Previously Dr. McMillan worked as a team physician within the Boston Red Sox organization, focusing on the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox.  He has covered professional, collegiate, and high school sports.


Dr. McMillan’s endless dedication to the field orthopedic medicine has earned him recognition as a published author.  He has been published in book and online articles alike pertaining to:

-Hip Arthroscopy

-Muscle Injuries and Avulsions

-Arthritis of the Hip

-Hip & Thigh Muscle Strains and Contusions

-Lateral Hip/Snapping Hip

-Reverse Shoulder Replacement

-Meniscal Repair


Awards & Honors

Dr. McMillan has been honored to receive recognition from the communities he's served as well as his peers.  Some of his recent awards include:

-Selected 2013 TOP DOC for KIDS: SJ Magazine

-Leading Physicians of the World: Class of 2012

-(NYOORF) Outstanding Orthopedic Resident Scholarship



The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

B.A., Psychology Major, Chemistry Minor 1996-2000


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

DO 2001-2005


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey: Kennedy Health Systems, Stratford, NJ



Peninsula Hospital Consortium- North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems, Long Island, NY Orthopedic Surgery 2006-2010


University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Arthroscopic Sports Medicine: Shoulders, Hips, Knees and Elbows 2010-2011

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Alexandra Eisner
Guest Occupation: Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline Supervisor and Founder of LiveLong Movement
Guest Biography:


Alexandra Eisner is a Supervisor on the Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, and is also the Founder and Creator of a Suicide Prevention Company called LiveLong Movement. 

Alexandra’s connection with suicide started at age 17 when she first had a thought to kill herself. For nine years she battled and toyed with the thoughts, until ultimately she came to planning and attempting her death by overdosing at a music festival at age 26. The death ended up in an awakening so powerful she promised the Universe she’d dedicate her life to learning about exactly what it is she had just experienced. 

She has since turned to meditation and energy healing to continue the new journey. A year after the attempt she felt strong enough to support others heal from their suicide ideations. In June 2018 Alex started volunteering on the Suicide Prevention Hotline, while working as the Global Security Senior Coordinator for Sony Pictures Entertainment; where she had worked for over 7 years. Shortly later in January 2019, Alex was offered a position as the Security and Secrecy Assessor for Apple TV+. Alex made the move and traveled 50% of the time within the next year around the world managing Apples Studio Productions making sure nothing was pirated or leaked. 

As amazing as the opportunity was at Apple, Alex was once again not feeling strong enough to be on the Hotline and often was having to miss volunteer shifts. Something was out of alignment and she had to make a decision.

Alex has since quite Apple TV+ and became a Supervisor on the Suicide Prevention Hotline in February 2020. 

Every Monday through Friday on the graveyard shift Alex answers emergency calls on the Hotline, which include crisis’s related to mainly suicide and homicide. These calls can range from informational calls to tragic deaths. Alex has answered the phone nearly 500 times and in March, while still as a Supervisor in Training, she managed the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Teen Line, and the Disaster Distress Hotline on her own because nearly 40 counselors were quarantined due to a positive COVID testing in an employee. 

On her own time, Alex has also been hand-making bracelets and giving them to people for free as part of the LiveLong Movement since November 2018. Over 700 bracelets have been sent around the world to people who’ve reached out to her directly in need of support. The bracelets are red to help alleviate self-mutaliation desires and have the words “Live Long” hand-stamped to represent the motivation to ‘live longer’.

From ages 17- 23, Alex struggled with anxiety attacks and used self-mutiliation as a coping skill. During a panic attack while driving one day at 23, Alex drove to a tattoo shop and got the worlds “Live Long” tattooed on her wrist next to her scars as a reminder to live long and not kill herself. She hopes these bracelets have helped others in ways like the tattoo does for her. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Acoustic Duo, singers and songwriters
Guest Biography:


Where love and music collide, you will find The Waters. An acoustic duo whose core consists of singer/songwriter Krystal Baker and guitarist Sturgis Waters based out of Phoenix AZ, they bring a minimalist approach to progressive folk-rock music.

Her haunting vocals combined with his colorful guitar melodies blend to create a fabric of intimate conversation. The modest and dynamic aspects of the duo create an authentic experience. Once compared to a more multidimensional yet similar vocal sound to that of Natalie Merchant, coupled by his guitar stylings reminiscent of Tim Reynolds, you will find a great combination of distinctive yet familiar sounds.

Playing both their original songs as well as unique arrangements of other artists, their love of music is something we can all connect with

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Steve Taylor
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist
Guest Biography:


With a sound steeped in the sunlit tones of Laurel Canyon, the mid 60’s pop and R&B of the Brill Building, and the lo-fi synths of early prog rock, Los Angeles resident Steve Taylor makes cinematic, impressionistic psych-folk that pushes the envelope of the singer/songwriter genre. A multi-instrumentalist with a remarkably diverse background, he’s been tapped to play with everyone from LA electro soul group Rhye to bass prodigy Tal Wilkenfeld. He’s steadily recorded his new opus, “The Land of Milk and Honey”, in between international tours and recording gigs. A sparse, moody, and soulful record, it is full of ruminations on the search for an idyllic paradise amidst the chaos and loneliness of modern day life. Sonically, you will find layers of vintage organs, pianos, analog synthesizers, and dead drums, creating a sound that’s both modern and thoroughly informed by 70’s AM rock.

​Influenced by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Nick Drake, and Joni Mitchell, his last album “Has the Size of the Road Got the Better of You?” was recorded at home and at the venerable Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco. The record showed the expanded influence of gospel music, something he explored while he was a guitarist and organist at a number of prominent African American congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

​Performing solo and with his band, Steve has played hundreds of shows, including headlining slots at The Independent and The Chapel in San Francisco, The Echo and The Hotel Café in LA, and The Hope & Anchor in London. An avid busker, he has made many fans the old fashioned way, through singing his heart out and pounding out his songs on his portable Helpinstill piano, an electrified acoustic remnant from the 70’s.

​In addition to being an active solo artist, Steve has played as a singer, keyboardist and guitarist with an incredibly diverse range of collaborators, including Rhye, Skylar Grey, Lauren Ruth Ward, Duane Betts, Rogue Wave, Nicki Bluhm, and members of the Grateful Dead, CAN, Guns n Roses, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Deathcab for Cutie, and The Dirty Projectors. 

“Steve Taylor’s dreamy, folky, solo songs recall a long lost time… resonate with sun-flared AM radio gold of the early 1970s as vintage tones warble from an old Wurlitzer while acoustic six-strings intertwine with the watery notes of a lazy electric slide guitar under Taylor crooning like a young Graham Nash.” – iTunes

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Stephane and Shalee Schafeitel
Guest Occupation: Coaching and Consulting, Mental Toughness Trainers
Guest Biography:

Stephane and Shalee Schafeitel

Early in 2010, Stéphane & Shalee Schafeitel co-founded Success Training Co., a high-performance coaching and consulting company. Stéphane left his highly decorated career in Corporate America and Shalee moved on from her own successful marketing & branding business to begin the company. They made this transition because they were (and are!) extremely motivated to make a positive impact on the lives of others and help them be the best version of themselves. 

They went on to do just that. Success Training Co. is the market leader in Mindpower Coaching™ and Mental Toughness Training™. They help executives and entrepreneurs resolve mental and emotional barriers through a series of impactful coaching sessions that will maximize your clarity, mental toughness, and success. They believe the individuals who have clarity and mental toughness are the most successful people in the world.

With over a decade of experience and thousands of clients, Success Training Co. is committed to helping individuals and businesses thrive through whatever circumstances life may bring. By empowering you with the ultimate success tool—mental toughness—they are here to guide you to your inner resilience to make it through anything.

Guest Category: Business, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help
Charles Bolden
Guest Occupation: Former Astronaut and Head of NASA
Guest Biography:

Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., (USMC-Ret.) was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He began his duties as head of the agency on July 17, 2009. As Administrator, Bolden leads a nationwide NASA team to advance the missions and goals of the U.S. space program.

At NASA, Bolden has overseen the safe transition from 30 years of space shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on full utilization of the International Space Station and space and aeronautics technology development. He has led the agency in developing a Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft that will carry astronauts to deep space destinations, such as an asteroid and Mars. He also established a new Space Technology Mission Directorate to develop cutting-edge technologies for the missions of tomorrow. During Bolden's tenure, the agency's support of commercial space transportation systems for reaching low-Earth orbit have enabled successful commercial cargo resupply of the space station and significant progress toward returning the capability for American companies to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017. Bolden has also supported NASA's contributions toward development of developing cleaner, faster, and quieter airplanes. The agency's dynamic science activities under Bolden include an unprecedented landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover, launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter, enhancing the nation's fleet of Earth-observing satellites, and continued progress toward the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Bolden's 34-year career with the Marine Corps also included 14 years as a member of NASA's Astronaut Office. After joining the office in 1980, he traveled to orbit four times aboard the space shuttle between 1986 and 1994, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew.

Prior to his nomination as NASA administrator, Bolden was Chief Executive Officer of JACKandPANTHER LLC, a small business enterprise providing leadership, military, and aerospace consulting, as well as motivational speaking.

Born Aug. 19, 1946, in Columbia, S.C., Bolden graduated from C. A. Johnson High School in 1964 and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical science in 1968 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. After completing flight training in 1970, he became a Naval Aviator. Bolden flew more than 100 combat missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, while stationed in Namphong, Thailand between 1972 - 1973.

Bolden earned a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California in 1977. In 1978, he was assigned to the Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Md., and completed his training in 1979. While working at the Naval Air Test Center's Systems Engineering and Strike Aircraft Test Directorates, he tested a variety of ground attack aircraft until his selection as an astronaut candidate in 1980.

Bolden's NASA astronaut career included technical assignments as the Astronaut Office Safety Officer; Technical Assistant to the Director of Flight Crew Operations; Special Assistant to the Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston; Chief of the Safety Division at Johnson (where he oversaw efforts to return the shuttle to flight safely after the 1986 Challenger accident); lead astronaut for vehicle test and checkout at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; and Assistant Deputy Administrator at NASA Headquarters. After his final shuttle flight in 1994, he left NASA and returned to active duty with Marine Corps operating forces as the Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.

In 1997, Bolden was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the Pacific. During the first half of 1998, he served as Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Forward in support of Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait. He was promoted to his final rank of major general in July 1998 and named Deputy Commander of U.S. forces in Japan. He later served as the Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., from 2000 - 2002. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2003. Bolden's many military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May 2006.

Bolden is married to the former Alexis (Jackie) Walker of Columbia, S.C. The couple has two children -- Anthony Chè, a colonel in the Marine Corps, who is married to the former Penelope McDougal of Sydney, Australia, and Kelly Michelle, a plastic surgeon at the Howard University Hospital in Washington.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, History, Kids & Family, News, Variety
Leslie Mandoki
Guest Occupation: Drummer-Composer-Singer-Band Leader for Mandoki Soulmates
Guest Biography:

L  E  S  L  I  E

M  A  N  D  O  K  I 


in collaboration with

IAN ANDERSON of Jethro Tull

Penn a powerful new song entitled


In appreciation for the heroes who have emerged

in this global crisis

In 1991, Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, and Al Di Meola became founding members of Leslie Mandoki’s band project ManDoki Soulmates, and for almost three decades, Leslie Mandoki has continued to unite a “who is who” of the icons of Anglo-American and European rock and jazzrock in the Mandoki Soulmates band.
The remarkable lineups in the band’s recordings and performances over the years has included singers and players including Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce, David Clayton-Thomas, Chaka Khan, Chris Thompson, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, Eric Burdon, Greg Lake, Al di Meola, Randy and Michael Brecker, Peter Frampton, and Jon Lord.
The Soulmates concerts are marked by the musical synergy of all these musical icons united in one supergroup of Grammy award winning legends, where everyone’s egos come second. Original Soulmates compositions and collective improvisations on highest levels are just as much part of the concerts as world-renowned hits of the individual Soulmates members. “One stage – one band!”
With his Soulmates Leslie Mandoki raises Jazz-Rock back to socio-political relevance, to quote him in his own words: “Even in times of Twitter, social media and short news on the smartphone, when mental laziness often blocks the perception, music for us is still like a love letter to our audience – handwritten with ink on paper.”
This band is pure sophisticated JazzRock, or as Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) put it: “One of the best bands you will ever hear!”

 As the world continues to be consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson sings and plays flute with Mandoki Soulmates mastermind and leader Leslie Mandoki.  Mandoki has found inspiration and a new spark of hope amidst the chaos. He has penned a powerful new song in appreciation for the heroes who have emerged in this global crisis, the nurses, doctors, and other health care providers as well as the grocery store clerks and food delivery personnel who have stepped up to serve their communities. The new song, entitled simply “#WeSayThankYou,” expresses so clearly the feelings of gratitude many of us have felt in these troubled times.

The duet is available through the Purple Pyramid imprint of indie giant Cleopatra Records, Inc. and is Mandoki Soulmate’s first release in the recently inked partnership with the L.A.-based label. Additional Mandoki releases are set to follow later this year.

Leslie will be donating the royalties from the sales, syncs, and airplay of “#WeSayThankYou“ to a To-Be-Announced Charity. 

“#WeSayThankYou” was written in the context of Leslie’s own isolation in Germany, where his doctor wife, Eva, is a first contact physician. 

Ian and Leslie have worked together for over 20 years on various collaborations with his jazz-rock band Soulmates featuring the good and great of classic rock and jazz. Mandoki’s Soulmates toured North America in 2018.


Purchase the new double album

 by Mandoki Soulmates

Living In The Gap + Hungarian Pictures

at iTunes Store, Apple Music and Amazon Music


For more information about Leslie Mandoki

and Soulmates






Mandoki Soulmates with Ian Anderson


Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull website


Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Julie Saillant
Guest Occupation: Equine Communicator, Certified Life Optimization Coach, Intuitive Empath, Mind-Body-Soul Alignment Specialist
Guest Biography:

Are animals more telepathic than humans? Julie Saillant is an Equine Communicator, Certified Life Optimization Coach, Intuitive Empath and Mind-Body-Soul Alignment Specialist. She is a motivational Speaker, Writer and Communicator who helps people move into alignment to be the absolute best they can be. She has created a 3-step system from the sacred wisdom of horses combined with spiritual laws that allow you to live life 100% authentically on your terms, with absolutely no limits.

Guest Category: Plant & Animals, Entertainment, Energy Healing, Pets and Animals, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Animal & Plant Communications, Shamanism, Psychic & Intuitive
Jonathan Jones
Guest Occupation: Senior NFL Writer for CBS Sports, former writer covering Carolina Panthers, Sports Ilustrated & proud TarHeel
Guest Biography:

Jonathan Jones is writing and talking about the NFL for CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports HQ and CBS Sports Network. He joined CBS Sports in November 2019 as a senior NFL reporter and insider. A proud University of North Carolina graduate, he previously covered the Carolina Panthers for the Charlotte Observer before becoming a national NFL writer at Sports Illustrated.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Alethia Tucker
Guest Occupation: HR Consultant Coach
Guest Biography:

Alethia Tucker is a Human Resources consultant, coach, author and speaker. As a Human Resources expert, she focuses on identifying areas in need of improvement with the vision to develop and implement successful action plans. She has a successful background of being both a strategic HR planner, and a highly capable daily hands-on HR professional.  She is currently the Director of Human Resources for a woman-owned small business.

Alethia is the visionary behind Jolease Enterprises, an organization designed to equip and empower individuals to reach their full potential in the areas of personal and career development and physical, spiritual and mental awareness aimed to foster self-esteem and enhance creativity while teaching various life skills that will improve the quality of life. 

Alethia is the author of 50 Things I’ve Learned on My Way to 50. The book provides a glimpse into Alethia’s life, sharing valuable lessons she learned as she approached middle age.  She manages to find revelation in life’s experiences and shares the knowledge she has acquired through story and scripture. Her stories will cause you to reflect, make you laugh, and help you to see the value and the joy in life’s journey no matter the age.  She holds Journey Shares to encourage women to gather, share their stories and provide the valuable insight that’s unearthed when women share lessons from their journeys.

I will generally be speaking about my story with Passion Maps, how I came to find Passion Maps, how I got involved, and how my current program is guiding me in terms of my personal and professional life.

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Business, Management, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Variety
Deanna Burgart
Guest Occupation: Indigenous Engineer - Speaker and Innovator
Guest Biography:

Deanna Burgart is an experienced speaker, trainer, engineer and mentor that has a talent for identifying gaps and providing solutions to systemic, organizational and transformational change. Her firm, Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc, is committed to innovation and transformation with industries and Indigenous communities through industry and inclusion training and engineering consulting. Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc. is built on a strong foundation of mentoring and sustainability.

Deanna brings over 20 years of experience and education in oil, gas, renewables and pipelines and is passionate about global energy transitions and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People. She helps STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused organizations move forward in operationalizing Indigenous inclusion and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. She has recently worked on an initiative as an instructor and subject matter expert to Indigenize curriculum through a pilot project with SAIT and Innotech Alberta, training 60 Indigenous students in Pipeline Monitoring. She has also worked with the National Energy Board assisting with their Indigenous Advisory Monitoring Committees.  

Her lived experience as a child expatriate in Singapore, First Nations adoptee and Indigenous youth mentor has developed her love for finding cross-cultural collaboration opportunities between youth, government, Indigenous communities and industries. She believes that cross mentoring and the fact that everyone we meet has something to teach and something to learn from us will create innovative opportunities for all to grow.

She is now the co-founder of IndigeSTEAM where she connects Indigenous STEM professionals with students and youth for co-mentoring and community. In 2008, she had her first opportunity to reach out to Indigenous youth. She was applying for a scholarship with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation, an engineering scholarship for Aboriginal Women. A requirement of this scholarship was that she present to Indigenous high school youth on the theme of “An Engineers Duty to Society”. Her first presentation, Engineering our Water, was when she first coined the term “Indigeneer” in 2008. She spoke of the water crises in First Nations, and invited the youth to consider that by pursuing a career in engineering, they could be part of the solution. 

She was so inspired by that experience, she continued to speak to youth – and still does today. She was a mentor with the Association of Professional Engineering and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Aboriginal mentoring program, a mentor with Indspire, Rivers to Success, a mentor with Power to Choose, a Aboriginal science camp.

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Politics & Government, Science, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: David Adelson's products and programs have helped countless individuals on 4 continents and are used in homes, businesses, and soccer stadiums.
Guest Biography:

Question: Want to fix or change something in your life... be it health, wealth, harmony, peace of mind, relationships, your profession, the government, or sports, and more?

After spending 40 years exploring and studying consciousness and how it emerges into matter, my guest David Adelson, Founder of Peace and Harmony Co, invented a process to create from within the quantum unified field levels and it has been a game changer. 700 programs later, David has shown how effortlessly even global change can be. He and his company have already developed simple, easy-to-use programs to do just what you're looking for. Change can be hard, or it can be easy. His programs make change effortless.

Guest Category: Arts, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Technology
Lora Thomas
Guest Occupation: Douglas County Commissioner, Colorado
Guest Biography:

Commissioner Lora L. Thomas, District III - Douglas County

Complete Bio can be found here: http://www.lorathomas.org/about-main

Lora Thomas is a third-generation Colorado native who grew up in Denver. Her life story is about overcoming personal challenges as a single mother, and extraordinary career achievements serving in the Colorado State Patrol and as Douglas County Coroner before her election as County Commissioner. Lora does not just talk the talk, but walks the walk when it comes to limiting government spending and keeping government lean and efficient. As Douglas County Commissioner, she has brought dynamic, effective leadership to Douglas County, and residents know her door is always open to listen and learn from all of Douglas County residents.  Lora knows that leaders do not solve problems by dictating, but by listening!


Guest Category: News, Politics & Government
Robert McCartney
Guest Occupation: Senior regional correspondent covering government and politics for The Washington Post
Guest Biography:

Robert McCartney is The Washington Post’s senior regional correspondent, covering government and politics in Greater Washington. McCartney does a Friday morning radio analysis on local issues on WAMU (88.5 FM). He has also appeared as a guest commentator on MSNBC and Fox News, and local outlets Fox 5 TV, WRC TV, and WTOP and WMAL radio. 

McCartney wrote a twice-weekly Metro column from 2009 to February 2015, and he was the Post’s top Metro editor from 2005 to 2009. In the latter job, he supervised coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, for which the staff received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting. Since joining the Post in 1982, McCartney has held a wide variety of jobs – including foreign editor, national security editor, foreign correspondent in Mexico and Germany and managing editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. 

As a reporter, McCartney covered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the mid-1980s. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and they have a grown son. 

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
John D. O'Connor
Guest Biography:

John O'Connor has tried over 70 cases in federal and state venues throughout the country, with highly enviable success in complex, contentious disputes. Retained by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company as trial counsel in key cases, he achieved a pretrial dismissal in each concluded action. A former Federal Prosecutor, Mr. O'Connor was appointed lead outside counsel in certain S&L crisis litigation, defended a California Attorney General in campaign-related litigation, and successfully represented Golden State Warriors basketball Coach Don Nelson in significant contract claims. His greatest successes have been in the satisfactory resolution of closely-held business disputes.

Mr. O'Connor has held the highest Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating for over 25 years, and has consistently been named a "SuperLawyer" by his Northern California peers. He has tried cases at the highest levels of practice since 1972.

Mr. O'Connor currently serves on the Board of Directors of Graduate Theological Union, The Lincoln Club of Northern California, and Alliance for Smiles, Inc.


LEGAL ANALYST/AUTHOR: John O'ConnorPostgate: How the Washington Post Betrayed Deep Throat, Covered Up Watergate, and Began Today's Partisan Advocacy Journalism He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California from 1974-1979, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases.

A recent headline in The New York Times — a paper of record for the anti-Trump Resistance — was adamant:
Barr Dismisses Trump’s Claim That Russia Inquiry Was an Obama Plot.”
Only one problem with the headline: Barr didn’t dismiss it. Barr did not say there was no plot.
The Russia collusion investigation tore the country apart. It cost some $40 million and lasted almost three years, leading to partisan impeachment proceedings against Trump, which failed to result in a conviction. Run by special counsel Robert Mueller, it found no credible evidence to accuse any American with colluding with Russia in the 2016 election.
But the hysterical media and partisan finger pointing that came with it did accomplish something of value.
It allowed Obama and establishment Democratic Party bosses to escape blame for backing Hillary Clinton and losing the White House to Trump. If they could blame Russia for Trump, they could herd anti-establishment Democrats like the Bernie Bros into a safe space and keep control of their party. And so, it was done.- Chicago Tribune


Deep Throat’s lawyer discovers the Washington Post betrayed his client—while covering up the real truth about the Watergate scandal.  

The conventional wisdom of Watergate is turned on its head by Postgate, revealing that the Post did not uncover Watergate as much as it covered it up. The Nixon Administration, itself involved in a coverup, was the victim of a journalistic smoke-screen that prevented mitigation of its criminal guilt. As a result of the paper’s successful misdirection, today’s strikingly deceptive partisan journalism can be laid at the doorstep of the Washington Post.

After Deep Throat’s lawyer, author John O’Connor, discovered that the Post had betrayed his client while covering up the truth about Watergate, his indefatigable research resulted in Postgate, a profoundly shocking tale of journalistic deceit.

In an era when numerous modern media outlets rail about the guilt of their political enemies for speaking untruths, Postgate proves that the media can often credibly be viewed as the party actually guilty of deception. Americans today mistrust the major media more than ever. Postgate will prove that this distrust is richly deserved

BIO: John O’Connor is an experienced trial lawyer, practicing law in San Francisco since 1972.  He has tried cases in state and federal court throughout the country. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California from 1974-1979, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases. Among his interesting assignments have been representation of the government during the OPEC oil embargo of the 1970s; writing Fifth Amendment and “state of mind” briefs for the prosecution in United States v. Patricia Hearst; representing the FDIC, FSLC and RTC during the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s; representing California Attorney General Dan Lungren in campaign-related litigation; defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in significant smoking and health litigation; representing Coach Don Nelson in litigation with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban; and representing W. Mark Felt regarding the revelation of his identity as Deep Throat.

Guest Category: Business, Legal, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Kate Davis
Guest Occupation: Owner of RDKate, Sports Dietitian, Nutritionist, Athletes Food Coach & contributor to #HeySportsParents
Guest Biography:

Kate Davis MS, RDN, CSSD, LDNis a registered dietitian nutritionist who is board-certified as a specialist in sports nutrition (CSSD). She is the owner of RDKate Sports Nutrition, where she works with athletes and athletic teams both in-person and via video chat across the United States. Kate has previously consulted with middle school, high school, NCAA Division I, II & III, Olympic, Paralympic, NFL and NBA athletes. Previous and current clients include Grand Valley State University,the NBA G-League,USA Womens Hockey, USA Paralympics and several individual competitive athletes of all ages. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ online Sports Nutrition Care Manual and sits on the CSSD Exam Review Board. She has been quoted in media outlets such as Chicago Athlete, Competitive Runner and Runner’s World magazines, was an expert reviewer for the 6th edition of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Sports Nutrition Practice Manual (released 2017) and was an expert contributor to the book #HeySportsParents! (released 2018). Kate received her bachelors degree in dietetics and her masters degree in human nutrition with an emphasis in exercise physiology from Michigan State University.

In her spare time, Kate enjoys competing in running and triathlon and playing soccer, volleyball and snowboarding. She also loves gardening, cooking and “working” her most important job: raising her 3 beautiful children with her husband, Ron.

Visit her website at www.RDKate.com, where you can learn more about her services, navigate to her blog and connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Rpbyn Sutter
Guest Occupation: Gym owner
Guest Biography:

Robyn Sutter was born in Sydney and moved many times including to Bathurst, Canberra, Dubbo, and 9 months in Kent, UK when she was 12-13. Robyn has now lived in Sydney, Australia for 40 years. 

Robyn became a Primary teacher working in  Trangie, Narromine and Parkes, as well as western Sydney areas of Canley Heights, Plumpton, Granville and the Inner West areas of Haberfield, Leichhardt. 

Robyn has a passion for free expression, so went on to do Grad Dip in Ed Studies ( Expressive Arts in the Primary school) and specialised in dance. She choreographed hundreds of performances and developed Whole Language teaching methodology using The Arts as the creative method of immersing children passionately into all subject areas of learning. I also developed a passionate philosophical/educational approach in my teaching which focused on individualised learning.  
Growing up interests - running, tennis, soccer, athletics, hurdles, piano 

Young adult interests - piano, disco dancing, amateur theatre

Late 40s - took up running again. Began sprinting as a hobby

50-60 - trained and competed in sprints and hurdles in Masters Athletics events in Australia and overseas, began writing a book about my passion to run.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Self Help, Society and Culture
Hilary Loftus
Guest Occupation: Healthcare Education Director of “Help our Wounded Foundation”, (HOW), & their Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Concussions
Guest Biography:

HILARY LOFTUS - Healthcare Education Director of “Help our Wounded Foundation”, (HOW), & their Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy & Concussions.

Daughter of the first cardiovascular surgeon in Stamford, CT, Hilary grew up in a medical family. Before moving to south Florida, Hilary worked for a physical therapy service in Connecticut, coordinating their Parkinson’s Dance and Fall Prevention programs. Every day, she is excited about the opportunity to spread the word about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how it helps people with neurological issues.

I am also a "Sports Mom" as my son played baseball and soccer throughout middle school and high school and I love both sports and dance, have a minor in Dance from State University of New York.  I also have raced sailboats competitively since age 12 and am currently learning to play golf and loving it!

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: Singer-Multi-Instrumentalist-Producer for Prog Rock Group 'Fish on Friday'
Guest Biography:

F R A N K  V A N  B O G A E R T




F I S H   O N   F R I D A Y


'B L A C K   R A I N'


Born 1962, Frank Van Bogaert started his music career at the age of 18 with the founding of Belgian New Wave band 1000 Ohm.  In 1981 1000 Ohm scored a big international hit “A.G.N.E.S.”, today still a much-aired New Wave evergreen. By the end of the 80’s and the beginning of the 90’s Frank had also become a much in demand composer of radio commercial tunes and TV series music. This is also the time when he bought Antwerp based ACE Studio.

His management and producer skills quickly catapulted the ACE Studio from a moderate studio to one of the most reputed and busiest studios in the country.  Even today, in these troubled economic times, ACE still stands strong as one of the few top of the range studio’s the country still has left. From mid-90’s on, Frank also began to release Electronic/Cinematic music under his own name. The last decade Frank has been specializing in producing rock music with a preference to Progressive rock, a music style he grew up with and has great affection for.

For those with nostalgic feelings about that warm 1000 Ohm vocal sound, it’s back, just listen to Fish on Friday’s albums.

Black Rain is Fish on Friday’s fifth and arguably strongest album up to date. As usual the production is flawless, and the songs and arrangements are well thought-out. The band, featuring Nick Beggs, Frank Van Bogaert, Marty Townsend and Marcus Weymaere, sounds tighter and punchier than ever before.
As a response to the positive reactions to Lula Beggs' vocal contributions to Fish on Friday’s previous album "Quiet Life", Lula was given a bigger guest role, now appearing on four of the eleven tracks on the album.
Black Rain, comes close (it isn't entirely) to being a concept album about the fast changing, (for some way too fast), world we live in...Our changing environment, refugees fleeing from war and global political madness. Although the album certainly has its dark sides, there is also room for sun and happiness.
As always with Fish on Friday’s artwork, the album is packaged in a beautiful 6-panel digipack with a 16 page booklet designed by Michal Karcz, which truly compliments the music to make every aspect of Black Rain a true work of art and an album for our times.


Buy the latest release by



'B L A C K   R A I N'

At amazon.com

For more information about

Frank Van Bogaert


Fish on Friday



…Frank Van Bogaert website


…official website for Fish on Friday


... Fish on Friday Facebook

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film