Headlined Guests

Tina Panariello
Guest Occupation: Nail Artist and Educator, Actor, Author, Business Woman
Guest Biography:

Tina Panariello, “She’s Nailed It” Owner of Nail Artistry by Tina for 32 years /Nail Technician/World Class Hand-Painted Nail Art Educator/Artist/Actor/Published Author/2015 Top Women in Business, and an accomplished miniature nail artist. She is a first and second place World and International Nail Art Champion adding many other nail art awards. Tina was recruited, at a nail art competition (taking first place), by a Vice President and Manager of OPI to become OPI’s Nail Art Educator. She judged nail art competitions, show hostess, coordinator, MC, demonstrator at several beauty shows, and has taught at several shows and private schools. Articles have appeared in several Nail Industry Magazines, Craine’s New York, Home Reporter and Spectator, US News and World Report, The World of Nails and The New York Daily News said “Life She’s Nailed It”, Tina says “I Just Did It” Just to name a few. She taught a week’s seminar in Puerto Rico.

Tina has an Associate’s Degree from the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a graduate of The Workshop in Business Opportunities. She formed the Carousel Players, a children's theater group.

After the release of her inspirational autobiography “Polished: filing away at life's truths” Tina was a guest speaker at St. Francis College, St. Joseph's College, and numerous high schools. She has been written up in The New York Daily News, US News and World Report, The Home Reporter, The World of Nails and other newspapers.  Tina was interviewed on “SCRA2CH TV” Session with Tina Panariello, “The Coaching Game” with Laurie Lawson, “Fairy Tale Access” with Denise Marie and “HANGIN’ OUT WITH DEE” with Dee Harris all on You Tube.  “Entrepreneur Life” airing on cable television and on You Tube. Member of The Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Professional Women.

Email: fancynail44@gmail.com Cell: (917-582-7602

To Purchase her book, Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC, 1,888.361.9473.

Tatepublishing.com, Amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Beauty, Fashion, Literature, Courses & Training, TV & Film
Guest Biography:

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Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Yvonne DiVita
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder & Content Manager, Blog Paws
Guest Biography:

I write. I tell stories. I share pictures and videos. I live to serve. My desire has always been to work with women in business or women who want to be in business, as entrepreneurs. I have been doing this for over 10 years. Women, and the men who love them, are the voice of today, tomorrow and forever. I am also a Co-Founder of BlogPaws, the social media educational conference and community for pet bloggers and pet brands. “We write the blogs that make the whole world read,” as my PR Manager said the other day. In our day to day support of pets and their people, we facilitate good conversation, support brand messaging, and help shelters and rescues the world over. BlogPaws also hosts a yearly conference for the over 5000 online community of like-minded pet parents and any blogger or microblogger interested in learning better social media skills - to help pets the world over. Specialties: My deep, deep connection to the women's market -- REAL women, not just numbers in a report or the outline of a demographic -- makes us the go-to company for anyone hoping to reach women. My commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling will be a life-long focus, no matter what else I do. With a strong, expert team of professionals in the web world, and the social media world, we can take you over the hurdles of how to grow and manage your social channels (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc) . Get results in weeks, not months. Call me or write to me with your questions.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Lorien Clemens
Guest Occupation: Director, Municipal & Shelter Programs, Pet Hub
Guest Biography:

I live and breathe the brand I work for...PetHub. I would call myself “driven and creative,” but that is ridiculously over-used, so I like to say that “I make stuff look pretty with the stuff I find at the bottom of my purse.” Essentially, I make incredible things happen on very little time, money and resource: I thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment, and I look fabulous wearing many different hats. I've cultivated my ability to seek out relationships with like-minded individuals and brands to build a kick-ass network of “co-opetition” that drives PetHub’s mission forward...to get lost pets home FAST.

Specialties: Social Media Community Management, Media Relations, Content Creation, Branding, Research, Press Materials, Sales and Outreach Development.

2014 Pet Industry's Woman of the Year 2016 Pet Age Woman of Influence Award

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Rev Dr Linda Martin and Dr Nick Martin
Guest Occupation: Psychologist and Healer
Guest Biography:

Rev. Dr. Linda is a metaphysician, certified Reiki master teacher, spiritual healer, color/sound practitioner and spiritual medium. She is the founder of Dove of Light Healing Ministry and offers workshops, as well as individual healing and counseling sessions.

Dr. Nickolas is a licensed psychologist, social worker & certified school psychologist who has worked in clinical, university, public school and private practice settings as a therapist, diagnostician, educator and consultant for 30 years.

Websites & contact info: www.lindammartin.net

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Sound Healing, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Mental Health, Spiritual, Medium & Channeling
Veera Mahajan, the author, publisher, mediator, arbitrator and  peacemaker
Guest Occupation: Mediator, Bestselling Author, Speaker, Expert on Domestic Abuse
Guest Biography:

Veera Mahajan has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. She was married to her husband (similar background) for 23 years.  She owned and managed software businesses in Michigan for most of the married life. She was the President of the company till she broke the cycle of domestic abuse at home, divorced and moved to Malibu, CA to start over and live her happy chapter.

Veera has learned a lot about Domestic abuse in all phases of her life, as a child, a daughter, a wife and a mother.  Now that she is out and is living a wonderful empowered life away from all that, she wants to make use of her boot-camp training and put it to good work. She has authored UNREPORTED, a book sharing her experiences along with the lessons learned and stories from a lot of people she interviewed, people who had lived with abuse and have come out strong and free. Through her book she wants to encourage anyone who is living in abuse to know that they are not alone and help is available. She wants people to believe that with a little courage, they can live the lives they deserve.

Veera is a publisher of a multi-media magazine called Malibu Chronicle, All Good News. Please visit http://malibuchronicle.com/. She is a Pepperdine Law School graduate with Master’s in Dispute Resolution. She is a Mediator/Arbitrator and a peacemaker.

Veera has finally learned to listen to her own heart and feelings. If it does not feel good, you know it is not good for you. She has learned to not ignore the Red Flags, that is how you get into trouble.   If you are in a bad situation, try to fix is soon.  If you can’t fix it, please get out of it.  You deserve better. You deserve to be loved All the time, not once in a while. Stop living for the crumbs of love and life.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Eugene Braxton
Guest Occupation: Mystic, researcher, writer
Guest Biography:

Eugene Braxton, American mystic, researcher/writer, lives in Philadelphia.  Throughout his entire life time he has had certain advanced esoteric experiences that have given him knowledge and abilities, that would otherwise take many lifetimes to attain.

Albert Einstein said that all knowledge comes from experience, and he was right. Without learning from experiences, scientists can’t gather the data they need.

When it comes to near-death experiences, however, we’re often left without the necessary information. Those who remember anything usually just recall a flash of light or a faint sound or voice.

But Eugene Braxton could remember almost everything after he nearly drowned in a lake at age fifteen, which followed years of lucid dreams, visions, and other strange encounters.

He’s been honing his skills as a mystic ever since, and he explores amazing experiences that he and others have had – everything from UFO sightings, probable abductions, different levels of consciousness, and more.

Discover insights on the length of time between death and re-consciousness, what happens at the moment of death, why levitation is normal in the afterlife, and the changes your mind and spirit will undergo as you approach and pass through death.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Spiritual
Claire Stringer
Guest Occupation: Clairvoyant and medium energy worker
Guest Biography:

Claire Stringer is a clairvoyant and medium energy worker. She uses her natural abilities along with the tools of Access Consciousness and other modalities to facilitate greater consciousness and rapid, lasting change for clients. Claire is certified in Reiki, Access Consciousness Bars, BodyTalk Access, and Access Energetic Facelift, and specializes in communication with the spirit world and entity clearings for people, places and everything in between. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Spiritual, Clairvoyant & Telepathic
Susan Gash
Guest Occupation: Healer, Dowser, Shamanic Spirit Medicine and future healing technologies
Guest Biography:

As a healer, Susan is the "real deal". Her Spirit Medicine is authentic, pure, and energetically crystal clean.  During healing sessions, she invokes the Spirit Doctor Team, a rare entourage of over 40 beings who apply not only traditional healing methods, but stellar, futuristic healing technologies. Session participants are able to make personal healing requests, receive guidance from the Spirit Doctors, and awaken to their own innate gifts and cosmic heritage.  As a dowser, Susan blends her highly developed intuitive base with precise technical skills to assist people with removing obstacles, raising energy levels, and reclaiming lost aspects of their soul's essence. 

She is a former dancer, Certified Movement Analyst, and founder of an all-women's dance theater that received international acclaim. She lives on a spectacular, mountain-top farm high in the Andes of Ecuador.  From this location of pristine nature and spirit, she offers private sessions with the Spirit Doctor Team and with Dowsing working both in-person and online

Guest Category: Access Consciousness, Animal & Plant Communications, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Shamanism, Psychic & Intuitive
David Merrick
Guest Occupation: President/Co-Founder
Guest Biography:

Neutricks is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel supplements to provide support during age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s first product, Neutricks brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks is backed by research that shows it helps support brain cell health. Just like people, animals can experience mild memory problems associated with aging. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be a candidate. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. have canine mild memory issues. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with mild memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Jennifer DiGrazia
Guest Occupation: CEO, PawFlex
Guest Biography:

Jennifer DiGrazia is a life long lover of animals. She has 10 dogs that she adores. Inventor, story teller and entrepreneur, always striving for the best quality in all her actions.

PawFlex™ bandages are a disposable, non adhesive, breathable, soft, super stretch bandage with a wound pad already attached. It is the first “all in one” “ready to go” bandage for dogs. It’s Easy On Easy Off feature makes PawFlex™ the easiest bandage to use. PawFlex™ bandages double catch fastener offers maximum adjustability and security.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Guest Occupation: Mother, wife, community connector, inspirational guide, and interdisciplinary healer
Guest Biography:

Michelle Anderson’s heartfelt mission in life is to JOYfully empower all to connect with Source and embrace our highest expression of ourselves. She naturally sees the God Seed in all beings, and courageously chooses to love “Radiantly”. She is a prominent figure in the southern California spiritual and Interfaith community, with a passion to make everyone feel special and bring people together in a Spirit of Oneness. Loving is her gift, which she shares in the role of mother, wife, community connector, inspirational guide, and interdisciplinary healer. As an avid supporter of Indigenous communities, Michelle facilitates group journeys to sacred spaces that lead people back to nature and peace with each other and Mother Earth. She is the founder of “A Circle of Radiant Love.” For more information on her Holistic SOULutions for Personal Growth and Radiant Love Soul Growth Sessions.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Plant & Animals, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Motivational, Spiritual
Lana Marconi
Guest Occupation: Canadian Independent Documentary Filmmaker
Guest Biography:

Lana Marconi, is a Canadian Independent Documentary Filmmaker. Her 3 feature films are called: THE WELLNESS STORY, THE RESONANCE, and NEW HUMAN, NEW EARTH, NEW HUMANITY. Lana has written, produced and hosted over 50 healthy living television shows on Rogers TV Canada as well as independent interviews. She has authored several books on healthy living that have been featured in bookstores such as Chapters and Indigo. She has been a published writer in Canada’s Vitality Magazine and Energy Works Magazine. One of her inspiring stories was published in the “Wake Up And Live The Life You Love” book series that included authors such as Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer and became a Barnes and Noble Bestseller. Lana graduated from York University with an Honours B.A. in Psychology as well as a

Certificate in Rehabilitation from Seneca College. Her doctoral work is in Energy Medicine and

Spiritual Psychology from Dr. Norm Shealy’s Holos University where she earned a Ph.D. and

Th.D. Lana is a Certified Life Coach from the Ontario Coaches Federation. She is also a graduate of Acupuncture from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Given her years of

academic accomplishments and clinical experience she is an authority figure when it comes to

Alternative Medicine integrating the body, mind and spirit.

Lana’s Upcoming Film Release: “New Human, New Earth, New Humanity,” featuring 14

experts such as Michelle Anderson also on this interview call. Lana Marconi, is a Canadian Independent Documentary Filmmaker. Her 3 feature films are called: THE WELLNESS STORY, THE RESONANCE, and NEW HUMAN, NEW EARTH, NEW HUMANITY.

Lana has written, produced and hosted over 50 healthy living television shows on Rogers TV

Canada as well as independent interviews. She has authored several books on healthy living that have been featured in bookstores such as Chapters and Indigo. She has been a published writer in Canada’s Vitality Magazine and Energy Works Magazine. One of her inspiring stories was published in the “Wake Up And Live The Life You Love” book series that included authors such as Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer and became a Barnes and Noble Bestseller.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Philosophy, Personal Development, Society and Culture, Access Consciousness, TV & Film
David Clarke
Guest Occupation: Author, retired social worker
Guest Biography:

Author and Different Strokes for Different Folks radio show host David Clarke is a retired social worker, a recovered alcoholic, and recovered sex addict. He has poured his years of intense experiences  into Ockham's Razor Revisited. He has also done so with his first novel, Shades of Gay.


David has found spirituality as a way to help fill the needs that could not be satisfied through his seeming addictions. He is committed to spreading a message of hope and faith to others which is what his radio show and books are all about. He is socially-minded and he wrote his books as a way to share the pain of addiction and hope and belief for recovery.


His blog: blogtalkradio.com/authordavidclarke

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Inspirational
Mary Schaefer
Guest Biography:

No one wants to feel dispensable or replaceable at work. Sometimes it feels like you are treated as an interchangeable part versus a human being. What would it be like to work in an organization that remembers you are human and in fact supports it? A number of organizations have created cultures that serve both the needs of human beings who happen to be employees and serve the bottom line. And there is a correlation between the two. How do we make this happen? This is something Mary Schaefer has dreamed of and worked for her entire career, and we'll talk about it today. Mary has a Master's degree in Human Resources and is certified as a human resources professional. She lives and teaches empowerment and how to have productive manager/ employee interactions. As a speaker, coach and trainer, she focuses on making the most of what people at work can contribute to an organization through their energy and creativity, while at the same time meeting their own specific needs for meaningful work. Mary calls herself a "Chief Encouragement Officer." In our discussion today we’ll talk about what it takes to revolutionize your workplace to be “pro-human.”

Guest Category: Business, Management, Philosophy
1980's Hit Makers The Romantics Tour The US In Support of Forthcoming Album!
Guest Occupation: Singer,Guitarist,Songwriter
Guest Biography:

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW WELCOMES LEAD VOCALIST, GUITARIST AND SONGWRITER

FOR THE LEGENDARY 'ROMANTICS' 

WALLY PALMAR  

1980's Hit Makers The Romantics Tour The US In Support of Forthcoming Album!

“That's What I Like About You”!!!

Detroit - 1980's music legends The Romantics, Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Rich Cole and Brad Elvis, best known for their mega hit single “What I Like About You,” are touring the US in support of their forthcoming album to be released on K-Tel Records titled “Up From The Rubble”! 

The Romantics tour dates:

July 02 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavillion for the Performing Arts (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

July 03 - Elgin, IL - Grand Victoria Casino (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)

July 04 - Kansas City, MO - Jackson County's Fourth of July

July 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)

July 09 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino (w/Rick Springfield)

July 12 - Saratoga, CA - Montalvo Arts Center (w/Rick Springfield)

July 15 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Resort Casino (w/Rick Springfield, 38 Special)

July 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)

July 17 - Harrah's Resort SoCal - Valley Center, CA - The Events (w/Rick Springfield, Loverboy)

July 22 - Handen, CT - Town Center Park (w/The Smithereens) – free concert

July 29 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest Cafe 

July 30 - Solomons, MD - Calvert Marine Museum (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 11 - Detroit, MI - Freedom Hill (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 12 – Molin,IL - IWireless Center (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)

Aug 13 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's Casino Stir Cove (w/Rick Springfield, The Fixx)

Aug 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Coney Island Amphitheater (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 20 - Gruitroderkiezel, Belgium - Vostertfeesten Festival

Aug 23 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 25 - Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheatre (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 26 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger)

Aug 27 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Myrtle Beach Speedway (w/Rick Springfield, Night Ranger) Tickets Free With Admission to Speedway

Aug 28 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater

Oct 07 - Petsokey, MI - Odawa Casino Resort 

Nov 05 - Coachella, CA - Spotlight 29 Casino (w/ The Motels, The Smithereens)

2017

Feb 14-18 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The 80's Cruise - Celebrity Summit ( www.the80scruise)

*more dates TBA

The Romantics:

While it's true that the Romantics took much of their simple thunder from the British Invasion, their primary influence was the Frenzied excitement of the late 60's Detroit rock scene. They cut their teeth on that High Energy sound characterized by the MC5, the Psychedelic Stooges, Bob Seger and the Last Heard, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Scott Morgan's Rationals, SRC, and Garage icons the Underdogs, infusing it with sincerity, irony, spontaneity, and of course, Volume. The Romantics took the essence of this scene and translated it to suit their own modern experience. They favored short brash songs, “punk short” hair and popularized red leather suits.

After releasing their own independent single in 1977, consisting of the first two songs they had written - “Little White Lies” and “I Can't Tell You Anything” - The Romantics traveled east to establish an audience. Soon after Bomp Records' Greg Shaw sees them in Toronto and funds a single, which included “Tell It To Carrie,” “First In Line,” something of a stylistic matrix for The Romantics' music to come. The Romantics considered themselves well removed from the Sex Pistols' negativity. They didn't want Rock & Roll to go away rather they want, as Skill tells a reporter in 1979: “to still have fun with three chords.” The late 70's U.K. punk movement was then diluted and still misunderstood in America.

Through constant touring over three years and meetings with CBS Brass, Natt Weiss, & Nemperor A&R reps, they signed with Nemperor Records in 1979.  

The 80's:

The original Romantics, Palmar, Skill, Cole and Marinos released their debut LP. Anchored by “What I Like About You,” “When I Look In Your Eyes” and a cover of The Kinks, Ray Davies' “She's Got Everything.” The album is an exemplary pop-rock period piece. The Romantics evoke a youthful portrait, haunting in its innocence, a direct contrast to the tough world they know in Detroit. Now nearly 30 plus years later they are still known for having created some of the most influential and beloved rock and roll of all time.

The 2nd record, “National Breakout” in late 1980, featuring standouts “Night Like This” and “Forever Yours” produced tours of Europe and Australia. The 3rd record “Strictly Personal” was released in1981. In 1983-84 they raised the bar with “In Heat” the platinum album bearing 2 top 10 singles, “Talking In Your Sleep” and “One In A Million” followed with a tour of Japan.

In late 1990, the Romantics added current Blondie drummer Clem Burke to the lineup, and in 1994 they released a 5 song EP titled “Made In Detroit” for Westbound Records, containing fellow Detroiter George Clintons' Funkadelic songs, “You & Your Folks.” And “I Wanna Know,” along with three originals. Later that year, The Romantics received an award for Outstanding Pop/Rock Recording Artists from the Motor City Music Awards in 1992.  

1995 saw The Romantics settle their 7 year old lawsuit against their former management. The Romantics were presented with the Distinguished Achievement Award at the Detroit Music Awards in 1999. “61/49” was released in the fall of 2003 and named for the storied crossroads near Clarksdale, Mississippi where bluesman Robert Johnson made his pact with the devil. “61/49” is intended as a tip of the hat to the roots of rock 'n' roll and forms the nucleus of The Romantics' fervent pop.

21st Century Romantics:

Due to touring commitments with Blondie, Clem Burke recommended the addition of Brad Elvis. Regaled by both critics and fellow drummers for his precision beat-keeping and showmanship, Elvis is best known as a member of the Elvis Brothers, Screams and The Handcuffs. In addition to being a staple on classic and contemporary rock radio, television commercials and movies; Sirius/XM Satellite radio has also embraced The Romantics. Their songs can be heard on a number of stations including Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

2011 brought the re-emergence of original bass player, vocalist, Rich Cole and Mike Skill back on guitar. The band is now able to expand their set list and include more songs from their first two albums, and include new and unreleased material. This now allows them to focus on more harmonies and get back to their original rock sound that established The Romantics from the very beginning.

Once again much to the excitement of their fans worldwide, The Romantics Palmar, Skill, Elvis, and Cole are touring the US and Europe in support of their recently released singles from their highly anticipated new album release “Up From The Rubble” for summer 2016!

Also the New Rock Band 4 has announced 3 new songs one of them “What I Like About You”:

http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/dlc-week-of-425-lamb-of-god-the-romantics-and-weezer/

Lastly, the new CocaCola Summer campaign is using “What I Like About You” title on the cans/bottles and song advertising their products...on TV and stores:

https://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/share-a-coke-and-a-song-summer-campaign-to-feature-music-lyrics-on-packaging

For more information: 

The Romantics Official Website:

http://www.romanticsdetroit.com/

The Romantics Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/romanticsdetroit

Twitter: The Romantics

https://twitter.com/romanticsrock

Reverbnation: The Romantics:  https://www.reverbnation.com/theromanticswhatilikeaboutyou

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Guest Category: Arts, Music
CHARGE WHAT YOU ARE WORTH AND GET IT
Guest Occupation: Author, business strategist and productivity expert for entrepreneurs.
Guest Biography:

CARRIE GREENE is a business strategist and productivity expert for entrepreneurs. Carrie spent fifteen years on Wall Street in marketing and product development for major brokerage firms and The New York Stock Exchange.  She left after 9/11 to take charge of her life and start her own profitable business. Carrie helps business owners get clear on what they want and create simple and straight-forward plans so they are both profitable and happy. Carrie is a frequent speaker on industry panels and is the author of two books. "Because You're Worth It: How to Make More Money by Charging More Money" and "Chaos to Cash.”

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Variety
Judy Helm Wright
Guest Occupation: Pet Grief Coach
Guest Biography:

DeathofmyPet.com and the EBook, I Lost My Best Friend Today, were written by Judy H. Wright.

Judy is a life educator, family coach, and keynote speaker. She has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family, parenting and relationship issues, including communication, encouragement, and end of life. She also focuses on personal issues like anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem and works with many small and large organizations–from Head Start to child care resource centers.

Lately, Judy has been interested in research and observation on the use of pets in building resiliency and overcoming trauma. She is a registered Pet Bereavement Coach and offers one-on-one mentoring to help those who have lost a best friend and beloved pet.

The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed, which can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure–the heart.

The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, as a young military mother, moved her family into military housing in California to find a surprising collection of artichokes planted in their yard. Knowing it takes two years for the vegetable to grow, Judy realized the original gardener never saw the fruits of their labor, but planted the artichokes anyway. Judy was reminded by this experience that many times in life our actions toward others are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway.

You will enjoy Judy’s approachable manner, wonderful storytelling and common-sense solutions gleaned from working with hundreds of families and organizations just like yours. Your encounter with Judy will leave you feeling inspired, entertained, and especially motivated.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals, Spiritual
Roger Morgan
Guest Occupation: Founder/CEO
Guest Biography:

Street Smarts

Roger served as President and CEO of The Retail Products Group (RPG) manufacturing and selling pet products to retailers from 2005 to 2012.

Before joining RPG, Roger gained business strategy experience with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his tenure at BCG, he optimized growth strategies for multinational consumer goods and retail organizations, including two years working abroad in Paris, France.

His prior work experience also includes positions at Walt Disney Imagineering in business strategy and KPMG LLP where he obtained his CPA.

He served as the Chairman of the American Pet Products Association (APPA) from 2011 to 2013 and is currently on the board of APPA. He has formerly served on the boards of directors of PetSmart Charities and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC).

Book Smarts

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in accounting and a Minor in music from Brigham Young University, graduating summa cum laude.

Passion

His wife and three daughters; playing the drums; songwriting; public speaking to youth groups; and playing with Bella!

Love

People. All people.

Motto

Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're right!

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Bernard Lima-Chavez
Guest Occupation: Blogger
Guest Biography:

I am a deaf dog pet parent, blogger and writer, trainer and advocate and my mission is deaf dogs. I write and work for them, to raise awareness about their existence and their needs and capabilities. I focus especially on deaf dog advocacy, training, safety and other ways to help deaf dog pet parents and their dogs live rich, full, happy lives. I am also a veterinary technician who worked for many years in animal welfare. During my years working for an animal shelter, I held several roles: volunteer and then, upon completion of my veterinary technician education, I assumed the role of Shelter Veterinary Technician, followed by Lead Shelter Veterinary Technician, Foster Care and Enrichment Programs Coordinator and, lastly, Animal Care and Program Development Manager. I have participated in several large-scale emergency sheltering cases for the ASPCA, including the second largest, multi-state dog fighting bust in U.S. history. I continue to work with private clients and local shelters helping them train deaf dogs. In addition to this blog, my writing has appeared in many publications and websites, including The Huffington Post, Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com, Nashville Paw Magazine and Deaf Dogs Rock among others. I share my life with two deaf dogs, two hearing dogs, several cats and my husband, Omar, who is definitely the better half of their two dads.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals

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