Headlined Guests

Michael Boyle
Guest Occupation: Educator in Performance & Personal Training
Guest Biography:

Michael Boyle is one of the worlds’ foremost educators in the areas of performance training, personal training and athletic rehabilitation. His company Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, founded in 1997, was one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning facilities in the world. In 2009 and 2010 Men’s Health named Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning one of the top ten workout facilities in the United States.

During his career Boyle has been involved in training and rehabilitation with a wide range of athletes, including stars in every major professional sport. In addition, Mike has served as a consultant to some of the top teams in the NFL, NHL, as well as numerous division one athletic programs. Boyle has been involved in Olympic Gold Medal efforts in women’s soccer, women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and judo.

In 2012 and 2013 Boyle served as a strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Red Sox, winners of the World Series in 2013.

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than Wishbone Ash
Guest Occupation: Guitarist-Singer-Songwriter-Author
Guest Biography:

GUITAR LEGEND

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'CELEBRATING 50 YEARS'

UK classic rock legends Wishbone Ash US Tour begins 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

In the ramp-up to Wishbone Ash’s 50th anniversary, the band is celebrating its 49th year in characteristic fashion: with an extended tour. Dubbed XLIX (49 in Roman numerals), the tour began in October 2018 in the UK, followed by early-2019 dates in Europe and Japan. This spring, XLIX arrives on these shores.

Longtime fans and new converts alike will revel in the group’s signature twin-guitar mastery and powerhouse rhythm section as they present classics spanning their career.

The US leg of the XLIX Tour will revisit some of the band’s favorite venues as well as new ones from the Eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains.

“We always look forward to meeting old friends and fans alike on our annual Midwest and East Coast tours,” says founding member Andy Powell. “American audiences are so supportive and enthusiastic!”

Formed in 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash is one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. True road warriors, each year they log around 30,000 miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the earth.

Mark Abrahams, the group’s newest member, has been trading licks with Powell for two years. Right out of the gate, Abrahams earned rave reviews from critics and fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Longtime rhythm section Bob Skeat on bass and Joe Crabtree on drums continue to provide the solid groove that is their hallmark.

By 1969, The Beatles, the blues boom and psychedelia had made their impact on classic rock, and the creative possibilities were infinite. Pioneering the use of twin lead guitars, Wishbone Ash jumped on board the burgeoning progressive rock scene. Taking full advantage of the fertile musical environment, they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock.

Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group played to public and critical acclaim. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.

Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s signature is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.

The quintessential road band, Wishbone Ash has gained worldwide recognition based firmly on a regime of relentless touring.

“The band basically lives together year-round on the road, so we have a very strong level of communication that translates in our performances and recordings,” says Powell. “We’ve come to an era where the industry has to pigeonhole a band as Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Heritage Rock and so on. The truth is that we have always kept our options open and always relied on the musicianship of the players to lead the way. It’s fun to be stylistically diverse and this has, in its way, contributed to our longevity.”

Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 11 live albums and five live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). Released April 2018, “The Vintage Years” 30-disc box set, three-and-a-half years in the making, is a special collection dedicated to the band’s output from 1970 to 1991, including all 16 studio albums, three live albums, eight previously unreleased live shows from 1973 to 1980, a 156-page coffee-table hardcover book and an assortment of memorabilia.

Also available is the fifth Roadworks CD, “Live in Sacramento,” recorded on the 2018 North American tour; and the first official re-releases in decades of “Twin Barrels Burning” from 1982 and “Raw to the Bone” from 1985. In addition, some older recordings are emerging from the vaults, including Snapper Records’ most recent release, “Live in Glasgow” from 1977. The legendary and eagerly awaited “Live from Rockpalast” TV show recording from 1970s Germany will also soon be available on the label Made in Germany Music.

In 2015, Powell released his musical memoir, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior,” co-written with renowned Irish music journalist Colin Harper and available in Kindle and Apple iBook formats.

“It’s quite an undertaking to put 46 years of being a touring musician in this one band into book form,” he says. “I’ve seen a lot of changes in the music business and the world in general, as you can imagine.”

There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than Wishbone Ash. Be sure to catch them on the XLIX US Tour in April-May 2019, and stay tuned for the 50th anniversary tour in 2020!

For more information about

Andy Powell and Wishbone Ash

visit

www.wishboneash.com

Facebook: @wishbone.ash.official

Twitter: @wishboneash_com

Purchase Andy’s book … Eyes Wide Open: True Tales Of A Wishbone Ash Warrior by Andy Powell, Ian Rankin, et al. | Nov 9, 2015

at amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Russell Bizzett Toured with Jose Feliciano and performed with the legends
Guest Occupation: Drummer and Teacher
Guest Biography:

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CELEBRATED JAZZ DRUMMER WHO PERFORMED WITH THE LEGENDS

FROM 1982 THRU 1990 TOURED WITH JOSE FELICIANO

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

 

Born in Sioux City Iowa, Russell grew up in a family of musicians and started playing drums on his father's knee at age 5. Both grandfathers were professional musicians. His mother's father was a "boogie-woogie" piano player and his father's father was a jazz trumpet player and big band orchestra leader. His father was a jazz drummer who played with the "Ink Spots". His two brothers were a trumpet player and a sax player, and both played drums as well. His love for drums drove him to pursue this calling. At 12 he started playing gigs at his grandfather's nightclub and by the time he was 19 he played with Chick Berry. The following year he played with Muddy Waters. He moved to New York City and studied with Roy Haynes as well as attended jazz workshops in Harlem. From 1974 to 1976 he toured and recorded with rock legend, Tommy Bolin. In 1977 he studied East Indian rhythms with Colin Walcott at Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado. From 1979-1981 he played with jazz legend, Freddy Hubbard and in 1981 played with Bo Diddly. 1982-1990 he toured with Jose Feliciano. He recorded for the Laverne & Shirley Show, under Bennett Salvey, the Merv Griffin Show under Mort Lindsey, musical director between 1983 and 1985 during down time from touring. Later he also recorded for the Northern Exposure TV series. The Independent film, "Stanley's Gig" also featured his talents on the sound track. He played with French pop icon, Michel Jonasz from 1997 to 1998. Studied with International jazz drummer, Billy Higgins in 1998. Between tours he spent his time recording and performing in the LA area.

He has worked and recorded with a large variety of artists including Jimmy Smith, Billy Preston, Robben Ford, Tommy Bolin, Jeff Berlin, and many-many more. Has 3 solo albums to his credit: Tommy Bolin Tribute, Dream Street, and Fortaleza.

 

For more information about Russell Bizzett

visit

http://www.russellbizzett.com

https://myspace.com/russellebizzett

https://www.reverbnation.com/russellbizzett

https://www.cdbaby.com/russellbizzett

Guest Category: Arts, Education, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film
Kathy Forti
Guest Occupation: author, inventor, film maker, entrepreneur, speaker
Guest Biography:

Dr. Forti is a film producer, inventor, entrepreneur, and
the Indiana Jones of women archeologists.

For those who know Dr. Forti from
her book, ‘FRACTALS OF GOD
(audio book HERE),
or from her brilliant 2 hour video on
Ancient/Modern Quantum Healing,
this interview may well interest you.

INTRODUCING
Ascension 11

As inventor of the quantum Trinfinity8 healing modality,
Dr. Forti is now providing the advanced Ascension 11.
This new technique for recalibrating wholEness is like
‘knocking on heaven’s door and asking to enter’
an upward spiral - conscientious evolutionary ascent;
integrating fractal mathematics and sacred geometry
 with coherent sound frequencies for upgrade of DNA.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Religion, Spiritual
Jackson Tisdell
Guest Occupation: Australian Performance Podiatrist & Coach for Academy of Sport Speed Australia
Guest Biography:

Jackson Tisdell (B. Pod, M. APodA, SMA, ASCA)

Jackson graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry in 2017 and has been exclusively in the field of musculoskeletal and sports podiatry at Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry ever since. As a junior athlete he succumbed to numerous lower limb injuries, and uses his personal experiences to fuel his passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Jackson has extensive experience working with junior and senior athletes at all stages of the injury process- from acute on field management, treatment in the clinic, and further into rehabilitation and improving sports performance.

Jackson is an advocate for a pro-active approach to injury, and aims to bridge the gap between the clinical setting and the return to sport/exercise. He believes that a thorough biomechanical assessment and individually tailored rehab program is the key to achieving the best results.

He is also passionate about raising awareness and the standard of podiatrists as the lower limb specialists, regularly taking on podiatry students and presenting at events/seminars, as well as being active on various social media platforms.

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Ann Marchetti
Guest Occupation: Owner of Ann Marchetti Consulting & Consulting Director of Forward Dupage
Guest Biography:

For the past twenty-six years, Ann Marchetti has held leadership roles in several successful nonprofit agencies towards a singular goal-- to improve the health and well being of children, youth and families. Drawing upon her unique combination of public policy, business and creative skills, Ann has assisted these nonprofits in optimizing their business models while building organizational capacity and developing sustainable programs.  In 2008, Ann was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth by the National Child Labor Committee.  This body remarked, “Ann has been at the forefront of action and has been the voice to improve the health, education, well-being and futures of millions of children.”

Ann founded AW Marchetti Consulting in 2008.  Her firm is dedicated to empowering a new generation of leaders to develop effective systems for capacity development and program delivery.  Ann believes that collaborative solutions enhance sustainability and build shared and lasting solutions for a brighter and healthier nation and world. As such, Ann serves as the Consulting Director of FORWARD DuPage. For ten years she has been responsible for providing leadership in building the organization’s marketing, finance, human resources and board governance capacity while expanding solutions to address the complex issue of obesity prevention.

Obesity remains a severe public health crisis.  For the past ten years, FORWARD DuPage has ensured that healthy lifestyles and obesity prevention remain a top priority in DuPage County. Through its leadership and partnerships, FORWARD DuPage has leveraged expertise with state and national obesity prevention experts and initiatives.  We convene, educate, connect and share best practices in nutrition, physical activity and built environment across a range of leaders and stakeholders. They in turn start new initiatives and programs, adopt practices, and change policies that improve the health of the citizens of the county. Between now and 2021, FORWARD DuPage will build on its history by targeting its resources to an area of urgent need - DuPage County children aged 0-11 years.  Currently DuPage County children aged 2-4 years show obesity rates higher than the national average.  Establishing a healthy lifestyle foundation when children are young, help ensure healthy habits for a lifetime.  Together we can make a difference!

Ann earned her MS degree from Radford University.

Ann not only brings infectious energy and determination to her work by developing creative and sustainable solutions for today’s complex social and business issues, but she is dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable world by example. She regularly volunteers on local and national Boards and at community events, established a Farmers Market and bee apiary in her local community, and she serves as a Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for several foster children.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
​Heather Christie
Guest Occupation: California-based singer/songwriter and music artist
Guest Biography:

HEATHER CHRISTIE

‘A vocal tour de force’. 

​Heather Christie is a California-based singer/songwriter and music artist.

​She began singing at age 5 when she was taken to her first Broadway musical. Immediately beginning her training in private vocal lessons and ballet, Heather stuck with her singing, dance, and acting training until age 18 when she moved to Seattle, WA for college. There, she discovered the therapeutic side of the performing arts, and became enamored with modern dance (e.g. Martha Graham technique) and surrealist art philosophies. She gained her yoga teacher certification in Costa Rica, and when she traveled to India at age 21, she decided to live a life of freedom from material excess, and has been focusing on her songwriting ever since.

​Heather has released 4 records with three different projects in the last 3 years. One of her songs, ‘Tincture’, gained worldwide traction by placing at the top of the ‘Spotify Discover Weekly’ Playlist and reaching over a million listeners. 

​In 2016, Heather was invited to be part of the finale season of American Idol, and made it to the top 200 contestants in Hollywood Week. There, she met Rick Barker (former manager of Taylor Swift), and has been working with him in his online programs for music business, as well as receiving mentorship from Cari Cole, NYC-based music business mentor.  

​Now, Heather runs her own booking company for her and her partner’s wide spread of bands and music projects. She works from her home studio in Los Angeles, CA, and regularly collaborates with various producers and musicians.

Heather is currently working on 2 new albums, and a music video for her soon-to-be-released single ‘People’. Her new music is due to come out in early 2018, so keep your eyes and ears peeled!

​Heather was born and raised in Santa Cruz, CA. Her parents took her to many music festivals in her youth, during which she absorbed the sounds of The Grateful Dead, and was early-inspired by singer/rocker Grace Potter. Heather received her first guitar at age 13, and wrote her first song. She self-taught the piano at age 22, and mainly writes on that as her instrument of choice. Heather also works with Ableton Live, a DAW for music production.  Fans call her music feminine empowerment music, and remark on the vulnerable yet strong presence that she carries on both recording and onstage.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Ena Love
Guest Occupation: Writer, poet, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and founder of the Something About Love Foundation
Guest Biography:

ENA LOVE

Glinis “Ena” Love formerly known as Glinis Ena Mays is a native of Texas and a mother of three. Love is a writer, poet, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and founder of the Something About Love Foundation. In 2010, Ena moved to Los Angeles, California and founded All That Is Entertainment (a record label and music recording studio). Several artists were signed to the record label while Ena worked on her first book. 

Something About Love (a book of poetry) was officially released on Valentine’s Day, 2019. The poetry is a spiritually rooted and infused with pearls of inspiration and motivation. Ena is publishing her personal collection of poetry with the intention to heal others. Ena writes poetry about love, peace, positivity, being your best self, and life experiences that everyone can relate to.

The author has also established the Something About Love Foundation. Through the Foundation, proceeds of book sales will be used to gift the book to the homeless, people in group homes and shelters, rehabilitation centers, those who are incarcerated, and wounded military veterans. Love states “the purpose of life is love”. The path to love is through understanding and when we understand life we heal and ultimately find peace”.

Love is on a mission of love to heal the world!  In 2015, she journeyed around the world in 40 days to bring the energy of the world into the book. Photographs from the trip will be used to illustrate the book. Love calls herself a student of life in service to humanity. She works to assist others in finding inner peace, self-love, and the joy of life.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture
Deb Morrison and Morrison and Co
Guest Biography:

MORRISON AND COMPANY

As enamored as Buck Owens was with his native Bakersfield, Morrison & Company bring to bear all the unique flavors of their lost-in-time equestrian hometown of Altadena. 

Their West Coast Americana signature sound is reminiscent of the iconic 1970s Laurel Canyon scene melded together with the sultry feel of the high desert. Heavy with weepy pedal steel and Bigsby drenched guitar riffs, they make no bones about jamming it out old school when they strike a rich vein, but always come back to their ear-worm choruses that folks can’t seem shake. 

Morrison & Company were conceived in a dilapidated old manor house on the outskirts of Los Angeles during the now infamous house party jams called “The Living Room Sessions.”

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Jimmy Dean Freeman
Guest Occupation: Marathon Runner and founder of Coyote Running
Guest Biography:

JIMMY DEAN FREEMAN

Head Coach & Founder of Coyote Running
Distance Focus: 50 Miles, 100k, 100 Miles & Beyond
Specialization: Trails, Endurance, Mental Game

Jimmy is known for getting inside his athletes’ heads and his emphasis on training the mind like a muscle. Since 2002, he has coached more than a two-thousand adults (and young people) to run further and run more efficiently by creating an uplifting environment to propel people to break through self-imposed glass ceilings. Jimmy has been running competitively for 30 years (200+ races, including the Angeles Crest 100, the Western States 100 and Badwater 135) and has over 14 years of coaching experience tackling ultra endurance over the last decade. He has helped many runners & athletes to complete their first ultra races and 100 milers, and has personally completed 28+ races of 50 miles (or further) while failing to finish 5 races over that stretch. Personal bests include a 1:18 Half Marathon, 2:56 Marathon, 3:56 50k, 7:07 50 miler & 17:34 100 miler. Jimmy is also the father of two kids who can out-endurance him any day.

Half Marathons to Ultra Marathons

Coyote Running offers running coaching and training programs on both road and trail for every distance from the half marathon to ultras. Based in West Los Angeles, we aim to offer runners something a little more off the beaten path.  Often, quite literally. We specialize in training runners in a non-traditional format for marathons, 50ks, and 50 milers, but we’ll gladly help you prepare for a race of any distance, be it a shorter XTERRA trail race to a 100 miler (or worse).

The only thing you have to lose is that old tired routine of running the same exact long run every single week on that same exact course at that same exact pace. If you are ready for something different, something new, then you are ready to rock it out with Coyote Running to your best race yet.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Outdoor
Survivor Legendary Frontman Dave Bickler on Interviewing the Legends with Ray Shasho
Guest Occupation: Singer-Songwriter-Musician
Guest Biography:

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LEGENDARY FRONTMAN FOR

'S U R V I V O R'

THE VOICE OF ROCKY III SONG "EYE OF THE TIGER" 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

The voice on one of the most instantly recognizable and celebrated rock anthems of all-time is back with his first-ever solo album - with the arrival of former Survivor singer Dave Bickler’s ‘Darklight.’ 
Released on March 15, 2019 via Deko Music, the ten-track album recalls the singer’s classic rock roots with a modern sound - and features contributions by the likes of Ryan Hoyle (Collective Soul) on drums, Brad Smith (Blind Melon) on bass, Grammy nominated producer Steve DeAcutis (Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Vinnie Moore, Overkill, etc.), and Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Mastodon, Monster Magnet, etc.).
The album’s lead-off single is the track “Hope,” which was released digitally on March 8th

Starting his musical career as lead singer of the 1970s rock group Jamestown Massacre (best known for the Billboard Top 100 Song, “Summer Sun”) and doing commercial jingle work in Chicago, Dave was the lead singer of Survivor from 1978-1984 and 1993-1999, and co-lead singer 2013-2014. 
And his crowning career achievement was singing on the track “Eye of the Tiger” - the theme song for the hit film ‘Rocky III,’ which topped the Billboard charts for six weeks and won a Grammy Award for 'Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.' From 1999-2009, Dave served as the singing voice behind the most award-winning radio campaign in advertising history ('Real Men of Genius'), for Bud Light beer.
‘Darklight’ is issued on both CD and vinyl, with the vinyl version being available in both standard (black) and limited (gray swirl) editions. Dave will be launching a European solo tour in March, with further Euro/US dates and festival shows throughout the year. 

For more information about Dave Bickler

and www.facebook.com/dave.bickler.9

Purchase the latest release by Dave Bickler entitled ‘DARKLIGHT’ at amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Music, TV & Film
Linda Lowebeck CE5 Copenhagen
Guest Occupation: Founder CE5 Copenhagen and Psychic Medium
Guest Biography:

Linda Lowebeck was born in Copenhagen, Denmark with her psychic abilities awakened. As a child she loved astronomy and dinosaurs and at the age of 6 she saw her first Star Being.  Around that same time she began having  telepathic communication with her Guides who presented themselves to her in human form.

As she became aware that she needed assistance and tools to best utilize her innate psychic abilities she enrolled in a 3 year psychic medium training program in Copenhagen.  She also underwent extensive healing to clear her own energy and old emotional patterns in order to be a clearer channel.

In navigating 3D Linda received a bachelor's degree in nutrition and a master's degree in IT & Organization yet follows her passion on a daily basis as the Founder and Owner of her own psychic consultation named Wonders of Clairvoyance. 

She is a professional psychic medium including clairvoyance (past-presence-future), contacting the deceased, and regression (past lives healing). She also does energy healing and Shaktipat (kundalini transmission) both face-to-face and long distance via Skype or Email.

In 2013 the guides that presented themselves to Linda in human form slowly got replaced with Star Being Guides.  In 2015 Linda saw her first physical UFO in the sky and this led to exploration that resulted in her founding CE5 Copenhagen in 2018.  CE5 Copenhagen is a UFO contact organization, based on the works on Steven Greer, his Sirius Disclosure Project, and the ET/UFO contact protocol which he developed.

As the Founder of CE5 Copenhagen Linda and the group meet once a month around the New Moon, do the contact protocol and have a beautiful out-of-this-world evening.

Linda’s passion revolves around the consciousness raising aspect of contact with our Star Brothers and Sisters.  You can read more about Linda’s work at www.wondersofclairvoyance.dk  or her facebook-page (use translation button) and www.ce5cph.dk (available in English)

Guest Category: Energy Healing, Nutrition, Paranormal, UFOs, Physics & Metaphysics, Medium & Channeling, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Gabriel Acevero
Guest Occupation: General Assembly of Maryland's Delgate
Guest Biography:
Gabriel Acevero is a community organizer and activist with a passion for people and public service. A resident of Montgomery Village, Gabriel is a proud public school graduate who went on to earn his Associate’s Degree in International Relations from Montgomery College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Coming from a low-income background, Gabriel pursued higher education with the hopes of giving back and serving his community one day. His family immigrated to the United States from Trinidad in search of opportunity. Gabriel’s upbringing, struggles and achievements has shaped the way he fights for social and economic justice issues and advocates for his community. Gabriel has been on the frontlines of progressive fights such as criminal and juvenile justice reform, marriage equality, the Dream Act, automatic voter registration and environmental conservation. In addition to his advocacy, Gabriel is committed to building a strong Democratic Party in Montgomery County. He’s currently the President of the Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County and serves as a District 39 precinct official. In 2016, he became a fellow with New Leaders Council Maryland and currently serves on its Advisory Board. He’s an active member of Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity Inc., a social service organization, where he serves as its Director of Social Action and mentors young men through its youth auxiliary group, the Sigma Beta Club.
 
Community Leader and Legislative Advocate
A citizen activist, Gabriel has been a fixture at County Council hearings and Committee meetings in Rockville and Annapolis advocating for new resources to help close the opportunity gap within Montgomery County Public Schools, raising the minimum wage to a livable one, investing in a renewable energy future, reproductive rights and criminal justice reform. In 2012, in support of House Bill 438 and Senate Bill 241 Gabriel worked with Marylanders for Marriage Equality, a coalition of individuals and statewide community organizations to get Marriage Equality passed. That same year, he served as a Lead Organizer, bringing together members of the faith and nonprofit community to support referendum Questions 4 and 6 (the Dream Act and Marriage Equality).
 
For his work on criminal and juvenile justice reform in Maryland, Gabriel was recognized by The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) in 2015, naming him as one of “100 Emerging Leaders to Watch.” During the 2016 legislative session, Gabriel partnered with State Senator Roger Manno (District 19) to introduce SB350 (Universal Voter Registration) that would’ve automatically registered every eligible Marylander of voting age through a cost-effective statewide system. Later that year, Gabriel actively worked with the coalition of activists and stakeholders, led by Renter’s Alliance, that successfully lobbied for and passed Montgomery County’s first Renter Protection legislation. Gabriel is committed to fighting for the hardworking families like his own whose issues aren’t always represented. For his tireless advocacy, Gabriel was the recipient of the Dorothy Davidson Award in recognition of his tireless work on issues of justice and equity.
 
Professional Life
Gabriel is a Union Representative and Organizer with the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization (MCGEO). In this role he represents working men and women on labor related and workplace safety issues and lobbies for the right of workers to collectively bargain throughout Montgomery County.
 
Previously, Gabriel worked as a Legislative Analyst in Federal and State Government Relations. As the Business Development Manager for a Baltimore based commercial real estate firm for over two years, Gabriel helped build a minority owned and operated business from its early startup stage to a thriving small business that now employs a staff of fifteen. He created the firm’s social responsibility program that partners with nonprofits in Baltimore City to offer free workspace to budding entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits.
 
Why I’m Running….

I’m running because I love my community;  I’ve spent many years working on legislation and advocating for issues important to working families; working families just like the one that raised me. As your representative in Annapolis, I’ll always listen to the voices in our community and work tirelessly for you, increasing the quality of life many of us share while making sure to include the experiences that aren’t always represented at the policymaking table. I’m running because regardless of who you are, where you’re from or who you love, everyone should have the same opportunities at pursuing success while also positively contributing to the social fabric that is America. District 39 deserves legislators that work for everyone in the community in ways that promote sustainable growth, safe streets, great schools, attracts desired investment and jobs that pay living wages, protects our environment, and a transportation system that is efficient.  These are realistic, attainable, goals that we can achieve. I’d be honored to earn your vote!

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Mitch Ehren Owens
Guest Occupation: Metaphysical Warrior and Walk In
Guest Biography:

Mitch Ehren Owens has walked many miles in this current incarnation.  He spent 17 years in the US Military including Special Ops and during his service he was exposed to Agent Orange, Car Bombs, Lead Poisoning and More.  After his military service ended he continued his 3D Warrior journey as part of Blackwater.  

His entire life changed on December 18, 2015 at 3:15pm  when a literal Lightning Bolt from Source struck his physical body while he standing in his driveway talking to his then wife.  At that moment, Jeshua appeared to him and asked him if he was done with this incarnation.  Knowing his work as a 1st Wave Volunteer was complete and wanting to leave Earth he said YES.  At that moment, his current soul left this incarnation and was replaced by the Walk-In now known as EHREN. 

What transpired is an epic story that is still unfolding.  EHREN is a higher dimensional aspect of Mitch and also a Sacred Divine Twin of the woman Mitch would later meet in October 2018. This Walk-In is also a Warrior from the Angelic Realm carrying the frequencies of ArchAngel Raphael and ArchAngel Michael. 

His integration of EHREN into this physical body led to miraculous healings (which he has medical proof of), a shedding of 60 pounds without effort and an embodying of many spiritual gifts including Lemurian Crystal healing, Chakra/Tuning Fork Healing, Orb communication, Star Grid and Earth Grid Activation and much, much more.

Mitch Ehren is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the power of self-healing as well as his understanding of the truth of the Awakening process.  

You can connect with Mitch Ehren via his facebook page Meta-Physical Mitch

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Sound Healing, Paranormal, Near Death Experiences, Inspirational, Angel Communication, Medium & Channeling, Mystic & Seer
Rev Michael J Carter
Guest Occupation: Inter-faith Minister, UFO Researcher, Author, Public Speaker
Guest Biography:

Rev. Michael J. Carter presently serves as minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in North Carolina.  A long-time UFO experiencer, he lectures on religion and UFOs and has appeared on the  Sci-Fi Channel's Abduction Diaries produced by Steven Spielberg.  He has written numerous articles on religion and UFOs, and appears around the country at MUFON and UFO conferences.  He has also been interviewed by Academy Award winning actress Shirley McLaine, George Noory's Coast to Coast AM, and Beyond Belief on Gaia TV.  He has written four books:  Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible, A New World if You Can Take It: God, Extraterrestrials and the Evolution of Human Consciousness, God Consciousness:  A 30 Day Meditation Manual to God Centered Thinking, and his recently published book - The Metaphysics of Spiritual Healing and The Power of Affirmative Prayer.   Books are available on Amazon.com, and you can discover more on his website at www.michaeljscarter.com.

Guest Category: Literature, UFOs, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Christianity, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Meditation, Psychic & Intuitive
Gordon MacLelland
Guest Occupation: CEO of 'Working with Parents in Sport'
Guest Biography:

Gordon MacLelland is the CEO of ‘Working with Parents in Sport'.  A coach of 20 years, with experience at all age levels from Under 7 to adults.  He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand. Gordon set up ‘Working with Parents in Sport’ after 20 years as a teacher and as a coach to all age levels from 7 year olds to Adults. He has a BA/Hons degree in Sports Science from University College Chester and a PGCE from Lancaster University. He is a qualified teacher and has been Director of Sport at an independent prep school in the UK for the last 10 years. He has worked in schools in both the UK and New Zealand for the last 16 years.

He is the author of two books, ‘Great Sports Parenting’ – A pocket guide for parents of children in sport and ‘Engage’ – A coaches guide to building positive relationships with parents. In recent times he has become a parent to two children and the early sporting experiences of his own children prompted him to set up the company as well as write the two books above.

As a speaker he brings a wealth of experience to working with organizations, coaches and parents gathered through 20 years as a teacher and coach as well as a parent currently involved in children’s sport.

‘Working with Parents in Sport’ supports parents and coaches in working together to provide children with the best possible sporting experiences. We are a UK based company that works with sporting organizations globally, providing unbiased information that understands the difficulties that parents and coaches face in today’s world. Our partners currently include amongst others, England Rugby, UK Coaching, Cricket Scotland, Northern Ireland FA, Sport Northern Ireland and the Little Athletics franchise in Australia.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Brian Damhoff
Guest Occupation: Founder and Clinical Director of Elite Performance Institute
Guest Biography:

Dr. Brian Damhoff, founder and clinical director of Elite Performance Institute, is a chiropractic physician and a full body certified provider of Active Release Techniques (ART) since 2007. Dr. Damhoff attended Lewis University where he competed collegiately in track and field as a long jumper. He then went on to Logan College of Chiropractic where he completed his doctorate of chiropractic and a masters in sports rehabilitation. In his free time, Dr. Damhoff is the jumps coach and assistant cross country coach at Plainfield North High School. Dr. Damhoff enjoys training for track and field and continues to actively compete in meets. He is an active volunteer at Loaves and Fishes and regularly volunteers throughout the community. He is also a member of the Fox River Trail Runners and loves running with the group! Dr. Damhoff is also the community coordinator of the Naperville Healthy Kids Running Series which promotes kids being active in a healthy and positive manner.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Detroit Motown Legend Dennis Coffey Special Guest on Interviewing the Legends
Guest Occupation: Guitarist- Songwriter-Producer
Guest Biography:

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LEGENDARY M O T O W N  STUDIO MUSICIAN

With THE FUNK BROTHERS

COMPOSER OF "SCORPIO" NUMBER 6 HIT

ON BILLBOARD'S HOT 100  

 

Dennis Coffey is an American original. Only in America (and specifically, only in Detroit) could one man play guitar with a group of legends as diverse as Del Shannon, The Temptations, and George Clinton and Funkadelic. However, the list of iconic artists, producers and writers Dennis has worked with the world over only scratches the surface of what the man has done and the contributions he’s made to the canon of popular music.

Dennis Coffey first began to make his mark as a member of The Royaltones, a group which had hits in the late 50’s and early 60’s and who performed sessions with other artists, including Del Shannon. From there, Dennis moved on to a distinguished run as a session guitarist for various labels operating at the peak of Detroit’s influence as a hub of musical innovation and commercial success. He’s perhaps best known for his work as a member of the legendary Funk Brothers, backing a veritable trunk load of hits for Motown, specifically The Temptations’ classics “Cloud Nine,” “Ball Of Confusion,” and “Just My Imagination.” It is in those works that his introduction of the wah-wah guitar sound to Motown (and soul / R&B in general) first reared its head, and the resulting influence on all kinds of popular music continues to reverberate to this day. His work with The Temptations is just the tip of the iceberg, though… he’s on stuff like “War” by Edwin Starr… “Band Of Gold” by Freda Payne…on and on the list goes.

In the early 70’s, Dennis struck out on his own as an artist, film scorer and producer. He scored the cult classic film Black Belt Jones. He recorded “Scorpio” in 1971 as part of his second solo record and first for Sussex (“Evolution”). “Scorpio” was a million selling single and was a key foundational track in the history and development of hip-hop, totally apart from its status as a funk classic. Dennis has recorded several other solo records, and he has co-produced a million seller in Gallery’s Nice To Be With You as well as cult record Cold Fact by Rodriguez, a release that has gained increasing notoriety over the decades since it initially appeared, and which is now regarded as a rediscovered gem. He also continued session guitar work through the 1970’s, appearing on such disco classics as “Boogie Fever” by the Sylvers.

Dennis is also featured in the 2002 film Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, further cementing his legacy as a key contributor to the development of some of the most cherished and important popular music of the 20th Century.

So, yeah… the man’s important. This isn’t just a history lesson, though. Dennis has continued to write and perform music. He’s a lifer. Now, it’s time for a new chapter. An opportunity to both remind music fans of what he’s done and show them what’s to come.

Dennis is a cast member in the Sony film Searching for Sugarman. He is also co-producer and co-arranger along with Mike Theodore for some of the songs on the soundtrack. He also plays guitar and bass in some of those songs.

 

For more information about Dennis Coffey visit … https://denniscoffeysite.com

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Guest Occupation: Congresswoman for the District of Columbia
Guest Biography:

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, now in her fifteenth term as the Congresswoman for the District of Columbia, is the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She serves on two committees: the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Before her congressional service, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to serve as the first woman to chair the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She came to Congress as a national figure who had been a civil rights and feminist leader, tenured professor of law, and board member at three Fortune 500 companies. Congresswoman Norton has been named one of the 100 most important American women in one survey and one of the most powerful women in Washington in another. The Congresswoman's work for full congressional voting representation and for full democracy for the people of the District of Columbia continues her lifelong struggle for universal human and civil rights.

Congresswoman Norton's accomplishments in breaking barriers for her disempowered district are matched by her success in bringing home unique economic benefits to her constituents. Among them are senatorial courtesy to recommend federal judges, the U.S. Attorney, and other significant federal law enforcement positions for the District; up to $10,000 per year for all D.C. high school graduates to attend any public U.S. college or university and up to $2,500 per year to many private colleges and universities; a unique $5,000 D.C. homebuyer tax credit, which has sharply increased home ownership in the District and was a major factor in stabilizing the city's population; and D.C. business tax incentives, including a significant wage credit for employing D.C. residents, which has maintained businesses and residents in the District.

Congresswoman Norton also has brought significant economic development to the District of Columbia throughout her service in Congress, creating and preserving jobs in D.C. The most significant are her work in bringing to D.C. the U.S. Department of Homeland Security headquarters compound, now under construction, and is the largest federal construction project in the country; her bill that is developing the 55 acre-Southeast Federal Center, the first private development on federal land; her work that resulted in the relocation of 6,000 jobs to the Washington Navy Yard; and her successful efforts to bring to the District the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, along with an additional Metro station at New York Avenue, which has resulted in the development of the NOMA neighborhood.

Congresswoman Norton helped end the city's most serious financial crisis in a century, in the 1990's,by achieving a historic package that for the first time restructured the financial relationship between Congress and the District, by transferring $5 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and billions more in state costs to the federal government.

The Congresswoman, who taught law full time before being elected, is a tenured professor of law at Georgetown University, teaching an upper-class seminar there every year. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Antioch College in Ohio, she simultaneously earned her law degree and a master's degree in American Studies from Yale University. Yale Law School has awarded her the Citation of Merit for outstanding alumni, and Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has awarded her the Wilbur Cross Medal for outstanding alumni, the highest awards conferred by each on alumni. She is the recipient of more than 50 honorary degrees.

Congresswoman Norton with Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, News, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Speaker, Author, Life skills Coach
Guest Biography:

Born a Metis’ child, and taken away at the age of three, she found herself in the foster care of a very religious cult, The Holdeman Mennonites from Roblin, Manitoba. At a young age she discovered something wasn’t right, and her questioning and honesty were not welcome.

After struggling for many years, then forced into an arranged, loveless marriage, and immediate motherhood, Shirleylee found her inner courage to leave. For several years she fought for her freedom and the custody of her four young children, removed from her by the Holdeman, Mennonite people.

She is the first woman in Canada and United States to have taken this huge religious society to court. In 1997, in Alberta: a victory: she won sole custody of her children, and then later her divorce.

With a unique voice of a woman who was given isolated schooling to Grade 8, she wrote her passionate autobiography, ‘A World Within A World’, and now speaks on the power of her journey to Self discovery, freedom and forgiveness. No longer the child she was, Shirleylee is a woman who has become the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves, the ones who live in fear and guilt; who know they must move on but have no idea how. She states her purpose is to help people recognize that they alone have the power to change their world, their lifestyle, and their beliefs and come out the other side feeling whole. Being a part of The Metis’ 60 Scoop also, Shirleylee speaks on The Loss of Identity and finding that Sense of Belonging.

Following this life’s purpose, shirleylee is a Life Skills Coach, working with ages 13 and up. She teaches them tools to find their Self Worth, Gratitude, and Communication and to bring joy into their lives. Recently she followed her own joy and married the man of her dreams, her life partner.

To hear Shirleylee speak is literally to see a glimpse through a window into a world that most of us never imagine. To watch audiences, focus on her every word, seeing recognition in their eyes about situations in their own life, then sparking hope that maybe they can change too, is inspiring.

To book Shirleylee for speaking engagements, please reach her through her email or private message on Facebook or Instagram.

Guest Category: Education, History, Psychology, Society and Culture

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