Headlined Guests

Lucinda Monroe King
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, shamanic practitioner, healer and facilitator of Earth Healing techniques
Guest Biography:

LUCINDA MONROE KING

Singer Songwriter at Universal Music Publishing, Lucinda Monroe is a shamanic practitioner, healer and facilitator of Earth Healing techniques. Using a variety of healing instruments: Shamanic Sami drum, Ancient Egyptian Harp, vocal toning & 7 Crystal Tones Alchemy singing bowls she uses to blend together to create a unique healing sound journey that is as magical as it is healing.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Sound Healing, Kids & Family, Self Help, Spiritual, Shamanism
Jeffrey C. Hall, National Employment Director for DAV
Guest Occupation: National Employment Director for Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Guest Biography:

Jeffrey C. Hall, a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War, was appointed National Employment Director for the more than 1 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on March 31, 2014. From the DAV National Headquarters located in Cold Spring, Kentucky, Hall oversees special employment initiatives and works with private and public sector entities to develop and build partnerships to address joblessness and underemployment as well as facilitate job fairs and lead efforts to connect veterans and employers.

A native of Goodland, Indiana, Hall earned an associate’s degree in fine arts from Vincennes University, Indiana in 1986. He also earned certification in the lawyer’s assistant program from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois in 1994. He graduated from the management and leadership training program at Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland in 1996.

Hall enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988 and served as a member of B Company, 3rd Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Tiger Brigade, 2nd Armored Division. On March 11, 1991, while serving in the Persian Gulf War, he was wounded when his vehicle struck an Iraqi anti-tank mine, resulting in concussion blast injuries to his lower and upper extremities. Following medical treatment and intensive physical therapy, Hall returned to duty and was honorably discharged in 1992.

Hall joined DAV’s professional staff as a national service officer in 1993 at the Chicago, Illinois, DAV National Service Office. In 1996, he was assigned to the position of National Appeals Officer at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals office in Washington, D.C., and was appointed Assistant Supervisor in Louisville, Kentucky in 1997. In 1999, he was appointed supervisor of the Chicago, Illinois, DAV National Service Office. In 2004, he was simultaneously promoted to Supervisor of the New York, New York, National Service Office and National Area Supervisor of Area 10. He was appointed Assistant National Legislative Director in 2010 and served in that capacity until his current appointment. He is also a member and former President of the National Guild of Attorneys in Fact, Inc.

Hall is a life member of DAV Chapter 19 in Cold Spring, Kentucky. He lives in Union, Kentucky, with his wife, LeeAnne, and their three children.

 

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, History, Military, News, Self Help
Matthew Landis
Guest Occupation: Air Force veteran
Guest Biography:

Matthew Landis

Born July 22, 1969 in Ramapo, New York, just north of NYC. 

Played college basketball for Springfield College, MA. 

Served in the USAF during the Gulf War period in the early 1990s.

Have 3 beautiful daughters and 3 grandchildren. 

Had a great sales career but was suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety and ADHD. 

Got involved with some bad decisions and needed help. 

Became homeless in 2014 in Georgia.

Lost everything and then the VA in Wyoming picked up a really broken man, and offered help. I went through the treatment program here twice, and on my 3rd attempt, I decided to do something different. I needed a  change...I wasn’t sure what that meant but I met a counselor that had hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and a month later I was in Washington, about to hike 2,653 miles south to Mexico. Along the journey...the course of my life began to change. I met other veterans on trail who were also not well, and are now life-long friends. After the 2018 hike, I decided to hike it again. Another 2,653 miles...but by then, I knew I needed to help other veterans experience what I just did. So in 2019 I hiked the PCT again. And that's when the calling for suicide prevention became what I'm doing now.

 

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Military, News, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Sports & Recreation
Guest Occupation: Legendary Drummer w/Black Sabbath/DIO/Heaven and Hell
Guest Biography:

V I N N Y

A P P I C E

AND

BROTHER CARMINE APPICE

PAY TRIBUTE TO

RONNIE JAMES DIO

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH VINNY APPICE

 

A special Ronnie James Dio tribute video By Carmine & Vinny Appice will be releasing soon. This Dio video celebration will commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the passing of the late, great singer, who died on May 16, 2010 from cancer. The video will be released on Sunday, May 16, 2020 on YouTube and on the Internet in general.

Besides being a close friend, Vinny Appice was also a longtime musical sidekick of Dio’s, performing with him in Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell.  Vinny also performed with Rick Derringer and, as a sixteen-year old in 1974, met John Lennon at the Record Plant Studios in New York during the recording of Lennon’s classic Walls and Bridges album, adding background hand claps to the hit single Whatever Gets You Through the Night.  And he and his original bandmates from the first Dio lineup reformed in 2012 as Last in Line to record and perform live. A consummate performer and drummer, Vinny also is a brilliant clinician, performing clinics and master classes all across the globe as well as making appearances in films and television.
 He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over 2 decades resulted in selling millions of records!
Vinny's drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Wayne's World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book "Rock Steady" and DVD "Hard Rock Drumming Techniques" has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe also. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioning Vinny's unique powerful drumming style!
Some of the boys that got Vinnie’s drumming blood flowing......John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham and Mitch Mitchell.

For more information about Vinny Appice

Carmine Appice

And Ronnie James Dio

visit … 

Vinny Appice website - https://www.vinnyappice.com 

Carmine Appice website - https://www.carmineappice.net

Ronnie James Dio website - https://www.ronniejamesdio.com

 

Discography

with

John Lennon...Rick Derringer...

Black Sabbath and DIO

John Lennon

Walls and Bridges (hand claps on "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"; uncredited) (1974)

Rick Derringer

Derringer (1976)

Sweet Evil (1977)

Derringer Live (1977)

Black Sabbath

Mob Rules (1981)

Live Evil (1982)

Dehumanizer (1992)

Black Sabbath: The Dio Years (2007)

Live at Hammersmith Odeon (2007)

Dio

Holy Diver (1983)

The Last in Line (1984)

Sacred Heart (1985)

Intermission (1986)

Dream Evil (1987)

Strange Highways (1993)

Angry Machines (1996)

Inferno - Last in Live (1998)

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, News, TV & Film
Masood Ali Khan
Guest Occupation: Certified Teacher for the Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method®
Guest Biography:

Masood Ali Khan Bio

Masood Ali Khan has a unique musical performance and voice that inspires a meditative experience with his mesmerizing combination of the ‘Hang’ (drum), hand pans and sacred mantras. Masood’s soul spirit songs are infused with the power of the heart and mind to help humanity.

Masood was born in London into Indian/Muslim heritage and is a musician of eclectic qualities. He has been practicing yoga for over 25 years, and embodies an innate spiritual desire to continue his soul mission to help humanity with every talent possible.

Masood studied and practiced Acupuncture and homeopathy and received his PhD at the Open International University of Complementary Medicine in Colombo, Sri Lanka where he was also was head of the faculty for Universal Energy from his Universal Energy teacher ‘Master Luong Minh Dang.

Masood is a Foundation Training Student Instructor trained by Dr Eric Goodman. “Through a series of postures, poses, and movements, Foundation Training activates your posterior muscle chain, anchors the hips, decompresses the spine, and teaches you to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs: in your muscles.” Dr Eric Goodman

Masood also is a Certified Teacher for the Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method® Incorporating vocal exercises and postures to strength to the sounding vessel ( the whole body) . Great for beginners to overcome their fear of singing and their first steps to singing.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Edoardo Costa
Guest Occupation: Italian actor, entrepreneur and former model
Guest Biography:

EDOARDO COSTA

Italian actor, entrepreneur and former model. His career began in the fashion industry as a model in the early 1990s for the modeling agency Why Not. Desiring something more, he began studying acting in Paris and Milan as well as in Los Angeles at The Actors Studio. He soon made television appearances on various American television series including Baywatch, Arliss, The Bold and the Beautiful.

Costa also made a variety of independent American films leading to his debut in a first major feature as the terrorist Emerson, in the final installment of the Die Hard series, Live Free or Die Hard, with Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Long, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. His first major role in an American film was in the soon to be released drama Kiddie Ride, directed by Harold Guskin and starring James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen.

Costa continues to work in both the United States and Italy. He has made forays into theater in the plays, Bread Love Fantasy and Very Old Man, alongside Italian acting legend Marcello Mastroianni (Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita) and worked on numerous Italian soap operas, television series, films and reality shows.

Costa was born in Varese, northern Italy, the son of a Rosangela, who worked at the local electric company and Pietro Cicorini, a transport business owner. Costa is the eldest of two children, he and his sister Monica. Costa attended Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore where he studied philosophy. He served his military service as a Carabinieri in the mid 1980s. It was during this that he was discovered in a local Milanese restaurant bar by a modeling scout.

Costa’s modeling has seen him work in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles and Tokyo. He has appeared in print and television commercials for brands including Giorgio Armani, Laura Biagiotti, Versace, Tissot, Cerutti, Diet Coke and Toyota. In 1999, he began his acting career with a part in a popular Italian television series, going on to appear in further television programs and several Italian films.

In 2007 Costa took control of Beatrice International Models, an agency with forty years experience in the fashion industry on a par with Ford Models, Elite and Next. Former models include Iman and Stephanie Seymour. The venture catapulted Costa into the international spotlight. The modeling agency also recently began a formal dialogue with The National Eating Disorders Association and its CEO, Dr. Lynne Grefe. Beatrice International Models will be the first international modeling agency that will work together with the association to spread awareness and positive prevention about the diseases that have plagued the industry for decades.

In 2007, Costa also opened The Actor’s Academy Milano. Inspired by his experience at The Actor’s Studio, Costa began one of the first schools in Europe to exclusively recruit Lifetime Members of the Actor’s Studio as well as teachers from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, all of whom specialized in method acting using the system created by Constatin Stanislavski. The Actor’s Academy Milano hosted acclaimed actors such as Academy Award winner Martin Landau and Oscar nominated actor Mickey Rourke. The Actor’s Academy Milano has asked Gary Swanson to play a pivotal role in its development. Swanson was one of the first teachers to start “Inside the Actor’s Studio” hosted by James Lipton. Swanson was among the few personally chosen by the executive committee that includes the late Paul Newman, Ellen Burstyn, and Arthur Penn.

Costa began charitable work in the mid 1990s while still a model. Through a friendship with Quincy Jones, Costa has used his celebrity to support projects in Afghanistan, Brazil and Africa. Costa states that it was Nelson Mandela who encouraged him to become more actively involved in philanthropic work.

Guest Category: Beauty, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Philosophy, TV & Film
Lauren Lugo
Guest Occupation: Opera singer
Guest Biography:

LAUREN LUGO

An Opera singer that hails from Orange County, California. Back in 2017, Lauren solo traveled to Rome Italy where she was inspired by the pace of lifestyle and opportunity that the Eternal City offered. It was then, that the singer vowed to return a year later. She became an American expat and student in the Summer of 2018, in the pursuit to continue studying, performing Music and complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism in Broadcast Media and Television.  

In March of 2020, Lauren was encouraged to evacuate and return to the States due to COVID 19’s impact on Italy.  On the eve of her departure to return to California, a heartfelt home video of Lauren singing an Italian aria on her balcony was viewed by millions that day.  Perhaps, it was the intention of her paying homage to a city that has gifted her with many blessings of life and lessons these past two years.

Today, Lauren hopes to continue her love of music, philanthropy and writing.  For she truly feels the purpose of her voice is to spread awareness through the therapy of music and hopes others can feel inspired. The philosophy of Lauren is that through hardship, music can truly be transformative and it is the greatest gift that keeps on giving to one another.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
LIFE CHANGES and VORTEX IMMERSION
Guest Occupation: Life Changes Show broadcasters at the Vortex immersion Dome
Guest Biography:

LIFE CHANGES and VORTEX IMMERSION

Durning the Coronavirus times, there have been more positives than one can count, and each has been special and important to one person, to many, to millions. Though arguably, positive things are happening all the time, all over the world, being that the recent focus has been on so many of the obvious and maybe not so obvious negatives, a spotlight on some of the highlights that have come to our attention at LIFE CHANGES and have been brought forward by the Vortex Immersion Team, is our show tonight.

It is our trust that they will inspire, and support our faith in individuals and humanity not only in this crisis, but potentially from here on forward. May we never forget the kindness of others we are experiencing at this time and always, and pass it on, and share it in our stories for generations to come.

LIFE CHANGES

When it comes to changes, LIFE CHANGES is setting new trends and ushering in a new paradigm, featuring conversations with experts who have either changed their lives, changed the lives of others, or are changing the world in their own little or big way.  From activist celebrities to people who have achieved extraordinary things; from spiritual leaders, futurists,  to book smart, degreed and/or doctored scientists, physicians, and scholars, hear what they have to say and be part of a conversation that matters on ways to become the new “cool,” be in the know, in the now, and flow with life’s changes.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, Technology, Variety
Vin Adinolfi
Guest Occupation: Record Producer and Executive
Guest Biography:

VIN ADINOLFI, a.k.a. VIN A

Vin Adinolfi, a.k.a. Vin A, was born in NYC in 1988.  His father, Vin Adinolfi Jr., was a record executive/producer for Lifesong Records for 30+ years and produced many notable artists such as Jim Croce, The Partridge Family and Dion, to name a few.  The label’s bosses came in one day and said they had been bought out by Sony, so his father was out of work and had nowhere to turn. Why does Vin A’s story start here you ask?  Since the age of 7, Vin had been learning to play piano and guitar by ear.  When his father lost his job, Vin was 14 years old and was asked by him to start a band with his younger brother, Nick (who started playing drums at age 6).  The band would be a retrospective of his father’s career and they would perform songs his dad had either produced, sung back up on, or worked with over the years.   The band they formed would forever be known as  “The Bronx Wanderers.”

The Bronx Wanderers started touring all over the NY tri-state area playing small clubs and catering halls.  After two years of performing and amassing a small, loyal following, the band started playing 200-255 shows a year across the country.  First, they were getting asked to open oldies shows for renowned artists such as Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Tony Orlando, The Turtles, The Drifters, The Shirelles, Gary Puckett, and more.  After a few years of hard work and honing their craft, they were headlining those same oldies shows along with major festivals, casinos and PACs across the country. 

At this same time, Vin was studying to get a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management at Stockton University in New Jersey.  Vin had to tour on the weekends to help support his family and career and attend college during the week for 4 years.  He graduated with honors in 2010.  In his senior year, he and his brother had won a battle of the bands contest and got the opportunity to open for “Brand New” at his college in front of 5,000 screaming peers and fans.  It was only his second solo gig, the first being the contest.  By the age of 27, Vin had produced 5 full-length studio albums (Bronx Wanderers and Vin A albums) under his then newly-created record label, Whichway Records.  He plays 6+ instruments including guitar, piano, drums, bass, banjo, violin, and even the 3 and 4 string cigar box slide guitar (all taught by ear).

Vin A currently lives in Las Vegas and The Bronx Wanderers have secured a residency with Caesar’s Entertainment since 2016.  They’ve been performing at Bally’s 7 nights a week in the Windows Showroom (which they share with Wayne Newton), they’ve won 4 Best Of Las Vegas awards, a 5-Star Yelp award, a Top Ten Trip Advisor award (#8 out of 184 shows in Las Vegas), and still manage to have time to perform for charitable organizations such as Win Win Charity, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Neurofibrosis, and multiple veteran’s associations. 

With Bronx Wanderers raging on 7 nights/week, how Vin still finds time to pursue a solo career is baffling, but he does.  In 2018, Vin won another contest by submitting his original material to 96.3 KKLZ and got voted to open for Bon Jovi at T-Mobile Arena to perform his originals in front of 18,000+ people.  He also headlined the Motley Brews Downtown Brewfest performing for 3,000 people in October.  He’s a regular performer at the prominent “Composer’s Showcase” which features original artists once a month at the Smith Center (Las Vegas’ version of Lincoln Center.)  

Between The Bronx Wanderers and his solo accomplishments, Vin has sung the national anthem at Madison Square Garden for the NY Rangers along with the NBA summer league in Las Vegas at Thomas and Mack Center, has filled in for Frankie Valli in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, has sold over 50,000 records, and continues to make hundreds of thousands of people smile each year with his family act and personal music.  Vin A is a performer for the ages for ALL ages and his talent is only overshadowed by his humble nature.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Jessica Baum LMHC
Guest Occupation: Certified addiction specialist and certified Imago Therapist
Guest Biography:

JESSICA BAUM, LMHC

Jessica Baum, LMHC is the founder of Relationship Institute of Palm Beach and creator of the Self-Full® method — a therapeutic path to personal wellness and freedom from codependence. Jessica holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from South University.

As a certified addiction specialist, her focuses are chemical abuse, codependency, and anxiety. She is also a certified Imago Therapist, bringing her compassionate and effective relationship counseling experience to families, couples, and family programs within addiction treatment centers. Jessica has extensive training in psychodrama and experiential therapy, and is additionally skilled in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy. Her training also includes EMDR and Post Induction Therapy, and she has a wealth of experience supporting trauma patients.

Jessica’s own personal core belief is centered around the importance of connection, both to oneself and the outside world. She believes the crux of most personal struggles can be attributed to a lack of true understanding and personal connection, and that it is this sense of disconnection that ultimately leads to pain. Jessica founded the Relationship Institute of Palm Beach to help heal, foster happine

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help
DPAK aka THE OTHER DEEPAK, from “ROBOT NATURE”
Guest Occupation: Lead Singer, Violinist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, Writer for Pop Rock
Guest Biography:

DPAK aka THE OTHER DEEPAK, from “ROBOT NATURE”

Lead Singer, Violinist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer/Writer for Pop/Rock – Eclectic Synthesis of Modern Pop and Synth Rock band: Robot Nature

Burning Man. Black Rock Desert…

Four humanoids dressed in all-silver appeared in the Nevada Desert and introduced the Robot Nature sound to over 12,000 hyperactive burners, becoming one of the most talked-about acts of the week.

What happened next was insane…

Bookings started flying in and venues started selling out in Los Angeles and beyond, as well as the group picking up numerous awards like “Band of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year”.

The Robots have brought their hyper-catchy sound to a party so big it almost got shut down at SXSW, festival dates in Europe, and are now ready to go coast-to-coast to become America’s next big electronic live act.

Although they have been described as the new Muse, Maroon 5, or Imagine Dragons… their extraterrestrial electronic sounds, catchy pop melodies, woven with lead Robot DPAK’s tenor vocals, electrified violin and acoustic guitar give Robot Nature its own futuristic sound.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Dr Anita Sanchez
Guest Occupation: Transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author
Guest Biography:

DR. ANITA SANCHEZ

Anita Sanchez, Ph.D., Aztec and Mexican-American, is a transformational leadership consultant, speaker, coach and author of the international bestselling book, “The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times,” available in paperback, hardcover, e-book, and audiobook from Simon & Schuster.

She bridges indigenous teachings with the latest science to inspire and equip women and men to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers. With four decades of experience coaching and training executives and their teams in dozens of Fortune 500 companies, governmental groups and non-governmental agencies, Anita is an established leader in global organizational change initiatives.

She is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council with luminaries such as Jack Canfield, Marianne Williamson and John Gray, as well as the Association of Transformational Leaders, the Evolutionary Business Council, and serves on the Boards of the Bioneers organization and the Pachamama Alliance. Anita holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from the University of Colorado, Denver. She resides in the mountains outside of Boulder, CO with her husband and youngest son.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Careers, Management, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture
Alex Nester
Guest Occupation: Music Artist
Guest Biography:

Whether you’re drawn to her soulful, powerhouse vocals, raw, heartfelt lyrics, or infectious grooves, one thing is for sure—Alex Nester is an artist you will remember. You can’t help but be drawn to her when she sings from such a deep and genuine place. Her music doesn’t just reach your ears, it reaches your heart. Channeling the retro artists of the 60’s and 70’s, Alex blends soul, funk, and r&b and delivers her songs with honesty and meaning.

Alex believes in the great power and beauty of music, and she felt it firsthand through her battle with cancer at 16 years-old. Along with excellent treatment, the love of family and friends, and the grace of God, Alex credits music with helping save her life.

With a grateful heart she went on to release two critically acclaimed solo albums, and opened as a solo artist for such acts as Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Rachel Platten, Evelyn “Champagne” King, and Dave Mason. Through the years she has also worked with Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Fifth Dimension, Tito Jackson (of Jackson 5 fame), and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, most recently touring as a guest artist with Carlos Santana.

Alex has made a promise to her listeners that her music will always be sincere and real. She believes that music-making is an art, and will always give her songs the time, attention, and love they need to be something special.

Alex’s third full-length solo album, “Someone Better,” will be released Spring 2020.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Debbie Love
Guest Occupation: Karate instructor and speaker
Guest Biography:

DEBBIE LOVE

Debbie Love did not set out to become a Karate instructor or a martial artist out of sheer interest, it was out of necessity; she was compelled to learn everything she could about the subject because of a personal family tragedy that had a profound effect and would eventually change the course of her life.  

Her close cousin Julie Love, near identical in size, was the victim of a violent crime in Atlanta in the summer of 1988 which was the subject of headline news. It took over a year for Julie’s remains to be found after her disappearance. Once the facts came out of what happened to Julie, it was clear she lost her life because of a simple mistake, she ran out of gas. And, even though it happened in Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhood, it was a fatal mistake.  

Debbie knew if it could happen to Julie, it could happen to her.  So she began a quest to learn self-defense but nothing seemed to work.  Knowing there had to be a better way, she enrolled in martial arts to learn from the ground up. That was almost 20 years ago.  

After earning her first Black Belt, Debbie began sharing basic self-defense and escape techniques to family and friends, and quite frankly, to anyone who would listen. As her experience and skills increased so did her audience. In 2009, while working in downtown San Diego, Debbie convinced management to put on a series of six 1-one hour lunch and learn classes for the female employees working in the building.  It was a success and a huge confidence boost for those women who commute to and from work everyday.

In December 2015, Debbie returned to Atlanta where her cousin was murdered to teach a special class for family and friends.

Since then, Debbie left her 40 year career as a paralegal to devote herself full time to educating women about their safety and continues to find innovative ways to provide valuable self-defense information and instruction to women of all ages, from young girls to seniors citizens, high school and college bound girls and women who work outside the home. Each class and workshop is distinctively tailored to the audience. 

Today, after almost 20 years of training, Debbie is a 4th Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor in Karate and an advocate for women’s safety.  At under 5’ and barely 100 pounds, don’t let her small size fool you; she can stop a larger opponent with relative ease. 

As a frequent speaker and self-defense instructor, Debbie wants women to know that  self-defense is much more than simply learning techniques. Self-defense is not about being strong, it’s about being smart!

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Fitness & Exercise, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation
Ami Dolenz
Guest Occupation: Actress
Guest Biography:

Ami was born January 8, 1969 at 7:05 am, in Burbank California. Her parents brought her home the next day. Micky's mother, Janelle Scott, was there to help the new parents.

When Ami was five months old, Samantha took her to England. Samantha was still a British subject - but Ami was an American citizen, so she had her own passport. Samantha and Ami stayed in England for nearly a month, then returned to California. Ami's grandparents, Lesley and Phyllis Slater, returned with them.

Ami was an active baby. She crawled at seven months, and was running by ten months. Samantha had to put bells on her shoes, so she could find her!

Ami's grandparents adored her, and were a great help to her parents. Lesley and Micky were always building something. Phyllis help Samantha with her shop "One of a Kind." They had planned to buy a house, but Micky insisted they stay with them.

Ami lived with her parents and grandparents in their converted mountain lodge home in Laurel Canyon until 1975. Ami's parents separated at that time, and Ami moved to a large town house with her mother and grandparents. They lived there for a year, then moved to Acapulco, Mexico, where they lived for four years. Ami's grandfather passed away while they were living in Mexico. She was 12 at the time. Micky was visiting them when it happened, so he was able to comfort his daughter during this sad time.

In 1980, Ami, her mother and grandmother moved back to their townhouse. Ami attended a private school nearby, and made lots of friends, many of them remain her friends today.

Ami visited her dad each summer in England, where he was living with his second wife and their babies. ( Ami has three younger sisters: Charlotte, Emily, and Georgia). Ami usually brought a friend with her. Micky arranged his work schedule around Ami's visits, so they could spend as much time together as possible.

When Ami was 15, she told her parents she needed to have a lunch date - all three of them together - because she had something very important to discuss with them. They didn't know what to expect!

During lunch, Ami announced that she had decided to become an actress. Her parents were not thrilled. It can be a very hard life, with lots of rejection. Micky told Ami that she would have to do it on her own. Her parents agreed that if she could get an agent, she could give it a try.

Her parents arranged for Ami to talk about acting with a friend of theirs, who was in the business. The friend spent two hours with Ami, talking to her about how difficult it is to get an agent, how hard it is just to get an appointment, and how many she would have to see, with no guarantee she would be signed-up by anyone. Ami left with a list of agents to contact.

She prepared her monologue, She had been working on this in her acting classes at school. She called the first agent on the list, and was granted an interview.

Samantha took Ami to the appointment, thinking this would probably be the end of it. Ami went in to meet the agent, and preformed her monologue. She came out five minutes later, saying, "He needs to talk to you, Mom. He wants me!". From that moment on, Ami's life would never be the same.

Ami's agent taped her performing her monologue, and submitted it to "Junior Star Search." There were over 1,000 tapes submitted, and Ami's was one of the very few accepted for the competition. Ami won the competition, and went on to win in the junior actress division for the year. This helped launch her career.

Ami's early acting days were spent as a guest star on many sitcoms, such as: Growing pains, saved by the bell, and Murder She Wrote. She had a feature role on General Hospital when she was only 17. At that time she made a decision she now regrets - she dropped out of high school. She wanted to focus on her career, and there are many pages of dialog to memorize for a soap character. (She is now working with a tutor to complete her high school education. She recommends staying in school rather than finishing up later, it is much easier to do it while you are there!). It was like she was on General Hospital that she landed her first major role - "She's Out of Control."

She was also a co-star in many other films, including: "Can't buy me love", "Faith", Rescue Me", and several horror films, such as: "Children of the night", Ticks", Witchboard II", and Pumpkinhead II". On the lighter side, is "Stepmonster", a very cute movie about a kid that is sure his stepmother is a monster.

"Miracle Beach" is the movie most often mentioned by her fans as their favorite. She still has the genie costume from the movie.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, TV & Film
Alex Shumaker
Guest Occupation: Drummer
Guest Biography:

Alex Shumaker was born May 16, 2006, he resides in Punxsutawney, PA.

Alex was interested in Classic Rock bands such as Journey, Foreigner, Reo Speed Wagon and Styx since age 4.

While most 5 years were headed to the Toy section at Walmart Alex would ask to go to “look” at the CD’s. On February 10, 2012 while browsing the CD’s Alex found a DVD of the band Journey with their new lead singer Arnel. Alex became fixated on drummer Deen Castronovo, he went and got an exercise ball and put it in front of the TV and grabbed some kitchen utensils for his make shift drum set. He watched the video over and over again and broke every kitchen utensil his parents had so when his dad came home from work he cut a pair of plastic coat hangers for him to use.

That evening Alex’s mom posted a picture of his drum “kit” on Facebook with the heading “you gotta do what you gotta do when your parents won’t buy you a drum set!” The phone soon rang and it was Alex’s Nana wanting to speak with him. His parents weren’t all that thrilled when he started screaming “Nana and Papa are buying me a real drum set on Saturday”. Alex received that little drum kit and played it for hours on end, at least 3-4 hours a day watching the Journey DVD over and over trying copy Deen’s every move.

Every time Alex went to Walmart he got a CD. One day another DVD appeared, this time it was the band Foreigner with then drummer Brian Tichy. Alex became obsessed with Tichy’s theatrics of stick throwing/bouncing.

After a few months of playing Alex’s parents enrolled him in drum lessons once a week with teacher Brian Rowan with whom he is still under the instruction of.

To date along with Castronovo and Tichy the most influential drummers for Alex have been: Todd Sucherman of Styx, Brian Hitt of Reo Speedwagon, Chris Fraizer of Foreigner, Peter Criss of Kiss, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Neil Peart of Rush, Sean Fuller of Florida Georgia Line and Rich Redmond of Jason Aldean, Lucky Lerner of the Circle Jerks, Glen Sobel of Alice Cooper, and Troy Luccketta of Tesla to mention a few.

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Jovy Wan
Guest Occupation: Certified Isis Lotus Healing Practitioner, Angel Miracles & Isis Oracle Psychic, Crystal Therapy Practitioner
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Jovy is a certified Isis Lotus Healing Practitioner, Angel Miracles & Isis Oracle Psychic and Crystal Therapy Practitioner. Having studied intensively with Elisabeth Jensen of Isis Mystery School both in Asia and Egypt, she is also trained in Tarot Reading, Reiki and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Jovy holds a SSc in Economics and an MBA.

Trained personally by Dolores Cannon, Jovy is a Certified Level 3 practitioner, an energy healer and a Tarot card reader. Previously a senior executive of multi-national financial institutions, Jovy holds a bachelor degree in Economics and an MBA in Marketing. She is fluent in Cantonese and English, and offers sessions in both languages.

Jovy's clients find her a powerful, knowledgeable yet loving, patient and compassionate healer/teacher with a good sense of humour. They find her very relatable and her sessions are always calming, relaxing and inspirational.

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Kelly Fedorowich
Guest Occupation: Race Car Driver and Marketing Maven
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Kelly Fedorowich is the matriarch of Dark Side Racing. Dark Side Racing is Calgary based, community focused, and family owned and operated by David, Kelly and son Nikolas Fedorowich. They are a team of motorsports marketing professionals who specialize in heart pounding, Nitro-fueled corporate experiences.

She is also on a mission to become the Fastest Woman in Canada and is going to achieve it by strapping into the cockpit of one of the fastest accelerating vehicles on the planet – their 10,000 horse power nitromethane-burning Top Fuel dragster. She is  proud to be the only Canadian woman to ever pilot a Top Fuel Dragster.

She was first introduced to the adrenaline-filled world of drag racing 1986 and as the song goes “two worlds collided and they could never tear us apart”. Kelly met her husband David on her 20th birthday. He was 31 years old and a well-known competitor in Western Canada’s drag racing scene. They travelled throughout the US (and Japan) and home was a customized drone box on the back of our Freightliner semi-trailer. We were living the dream.

In the spring of 2012 they debuted the Dark Side Racing Top Fuel Dragster – Western Canada’s only Top Fuel racing team. Their dream was alive!

"It’s been our honour to utilize our high-profile racing operation to promote and share a prostate cancer awareness message with the people we meet and the communities we visit. My quest to become the fastest woman in Canada is a throwing down of the gauntlet – a challenge aimed at attracting more girls and women to this wonderful, exciting motorsport. Professional drag racing needs more female mentors, and I’m ready to step up to the plate." shares Kelly.

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Matt Dahl
Guest Occupation: Creator of the innovative Sanddune Stepper
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California native and owner of Sanddune Stepper, Matt Dahl, currently resides off the beautiful Colorado River in Parker, Az. For the last 53 years, Matt has dedicated himself to training (training for what?). Everyday Matt proves wrong the myth old men can’t reclaim their movement and MANHOOD. Today at 67, Matt still throws on the skates, hops on the Harley or jet ski and rides. 

The Sanddune Stepper is a great prehab or rehab and performance tool for ANYBODY from pee wees to professionals to the elderly. What once started out as a tool for... Matt saw the need for entering Neurological and Rehabilitation genres that led to athletes and coaches using the Sanddune Stepper now at the highest level of performance training.
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Dr. Paul Nathanson
Guest Occupation: Toxic Masculinity Speaker, Men's Rights Activist, Researcher at McGill University in Montreal, inter-sexual dialogue academic
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Dr. Paul Nathanson is a gender relations academic professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec who has defined the field of misandry in our culture. He is a co-author of Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture, Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination against Men, Replacing Misandry: A Revolutionary History of Men and Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man.

Book: The Spreading of Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture

GENDER RELATIONS ANALYST: Dr. Paul Nathanson is a gender, history, and religious studies professor, who has defined the field of misandry in our culture.  He is author of (1) Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture (2) Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination against Men (3) Replacing Misandry: A Revolutionary History of Men (4) Sanctifying Misandry: Goddess Ideology and the Fall of Man.​

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