Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Carey Gillam
Guest Occupation: Veteran Journalist, Researcher and Writer
Guest Biography:

Carey Gillam is a Kansas girl, of the heart and home. But her research has taken her throughout rural America. She has spent time with row crop farmers, ranchers, vegetable growers and orchard operators from the Dakotas to Texas, and from California to the Southeast. She has been welcomed inside the high-tech laboratories, greenhouses and corporate offices of some of the largest U.S. agribusinesses. And she has spent countless hours interviewing key U.S. regulators, lawmakers, and scientists. With years of this behind-the-scenes reporting, Gillam has developed deep insight into the risks and rewards of the modern-day food system, and hopes to share that knowledge with others who care about the food they eat and feed to their families.

"I've always known I wanted to be a journalist, to build a career on the simple pursuit of truth. My work is based on the belief that by sharing information and ideas, airing debates, and unveiling actions and events critical to public policy, we help advance and strengthen our community -- our humanity."

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Pets and Animals, Self Help, Variety
Doug Kleber
Guest Occupation: Former All American & Cleveland Browns football player, Sports Kinesiotherapist/Founder of Personal Performance
Guest Biography:

Doug Kleber received his B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois. He is a Registered Kinesiotherapist and Certified Massage Therapist. Doug is a former All-American football player, collegiate baseball player and Pro NFL player. His focus in working with athletes is on more than building strength; his treatments and training plans ensure that injured players are not only ready to get back into the game, but that they do so with sufficient strength and recovery to prevent future injury.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, Sports & Recreation, Variety
James Roberts
Guest Occupation: British Paralympic multi-sport Athlete, Training & Nutrition Coach
Guest Biography:

Having a disability myself I completely understand the challenges a disabled person faces on a day to day basis, but that doesn't mean that I only train people with disabilities, far from it, James Roberts Fitness is a fitness solution for EVERYBODY. I was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia and a floating hip of the left leg as well as scoliosis of the spine. I grew on a NATO base in S.H.A.P.E (Casteau), Belgium but now reside back in Prestatyn, North Wales. I'm an online training and nutrition coach by trade, but I was an elite Paralympic athlete for just over a decade. I've been lucky enough over those years to have represented Great Britain at countless World Championships and 2 Paralympics Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) to just name a few.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Denise Alexander Pyle
Guest Occupation: Author Attorney
Guest Biography:
If you haven't committed adultery recently or you've not "kept the Sabbath Holy," then you might not be thinking that the Ten Commandments are uppermost in your mind.
 
But when you read Denise Alexander-Pyle's The Power of 1(0): A Guide to Living the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule in Modern Times you'll discover that "keeping the Sabbath Holy," is really about providing mercy in the world -- and the decree against adultery is actually about keeping your commitments to yourself and others in all things.
 
This unique reinterpretation of the 10 Commandments and the
1 Golden Rule (hence the power of 1(0) ), is designed to make these precepts urgent and relevant to today's world - especially where truth seems fluid and morality a matter of perception.
 
Blending the Old Testament tabernacle with the Kabalistic Tree of Life, Pyle has expanded the meaning of each of the 10 Commandments--so that everyone from Gen Z to the Millennials to the Baby Boomers can find the relevance to their lives.
 
Pyle's relooks at the first commandment - "I am the Lord Your God" - in light of the growth of the "oneness" belief, that we are all part of the whole. "Have No Other Gods Before Me" is refashioned as a cautionary tale against worshiping celebrities, YouTube personalities and billionaires as our new icons. She marries the third commandment, "Do Not Misuse the Name of God," with the Kabbalah's concept of "understanding," instructing us to use our personal and technological power for peace instead of war. "Come together right now!," Pyle implores, "We can do so if we stop focusing on our differences and combine our forces for good."  
 
And when was the last time you saw the concept of The Big Ten (as she calls them) in the same sentence as the Hundredth Monkey Syndrome, the relatively recent scientific phenomenon that has demonstrated that there is a tipping point when a culture's newly-acquired habits can become universal throughout a society--even when not passed from creature to creature!
 
Pyle is passionate about the fact that the 10 Commandments are needed today more than ever. And she has a unique style in stating her sense of urgency. She says, "The Ten Commandments are comprised of ten powerful rules for our survival, governed by the underlying principle of unbridled love of God, ourselves, and each other. 
 
"We must abide by our covenant with our creator now, or else the gift we have been given individually and collectively over millions of lifetimes will be lost to us and those who are to follow. The stakes are not merely high--they are infinite and absolute."
 
If you would like to interview Denise Alexander Pyle on The Power of 1(0): A Guide to Living the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule in Modern Times, please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, a proposed date and time, and the calling details.
 
Jackie Lapin
(818) 707 1473
Guest Category: Business, Legal, Self Help, Inspirational
Guest Occupation: Noah St. John is bestselling author and keynote speaker who's famous for inventing Afformations.
Guest Biography:

NOAH ST. JOHN is known as “The Power Habits Mentor” and is famous for helping entrepreneurs get rid of their head trash and make more money. Noah is the ONLY author in history to have works published by Hay House, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Mindvalley, Nightingale-Conant, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher. He also appears frequently in the news worldwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Parade Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and The Huffington Post. Noah's latest book is Get Rid of Your Head Trash About Money.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Technology
Revernend Graylan Scott Hagler
Guest Occupation: Reverend, Social Justice Advocate
Guest Biography:

Reverend Graylan Scott Hagler is a Senior Pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, DC and Director, Faith Strategies. Rev. Graylan Hagler is an African-American pastor and activist born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Hagler received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Oberlin College, Ohio, in 1976. Rev. Hagler is the Past National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice. He is also a long-time social justice advocate throughout the District of Columbia and beyond. He most recently testified before the DC Council against the repeal of Initiative 77, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2017.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Ilana Marks filmmaker,director,producer,writer chats about her upcoming new film 'Mind The Gap'
Guest Occupation: Filmmaker,director,producer,writer,author,talk show host
Guest Biography:

What happens when you mix psychology, quantum physics, and spirituality with fun entertainment, intrigue, and a meaningful story? 

A: You get Mind The Gap - the film.

A CHAT WITH FILMMAKER

ILANA MARKS

llana Marks is a writer, international lecturer, and TV / radio host, working in Boston and Sarasota for over twenty years. She trained as a stage actress in London and acted professionally in addition to writing, producing, and directing theatrical productions. 

Ilana wrote The G-String Theory, a book about her hilarious trip through the paradoxical sensuality of India, and she recently wrote Mind The Gap, a story and concept which first came to her in a dream.  

Mind The Gap is a psychological comedic film which explores the nature of reality & perception. A spiritually profound independent film.  

What happens when you mix psychology, quantum physics, and spirituality with fun entertainment, intrigue, and a meaningful story?

A:  You get Mind The Gap - the film.

The synopsis of the film goes like this …

Adi, a 38-year-old off-Broadway actress, is on the verge of success when her playboy husband walks out on her. As a single mother with little income or support, her relationship with her young daughter becomes strained & her life begins to unravel.

While working in London, Adi has mind-bending experiences which spark off her journey into the gap. She begins to peel away the façade of personal dramas, finding answers & reclaiming her life. As she moves into a new reality, the audience follows her deeper down the rabbit hole, encountering hilarious twists & turns along the way.

Mind the Gap

Directed by Thomas Jackson & Ilana Marks

Written by Ilana Marks

Screenplay by Ilana Marks

Produced by The Umbrella Project & 
Valencia Motion Pictures                               

On TV and radio, Ilana Marks has interviewed hundreds of authors, musicians, celebrities, politicians, and has moderated debates at a state and national level. 

Ilana founded The Umbrella Project LLC which is producing:  

 ~ Mind The Gap, a feature film

 ~ In The Gap, a documentary film explaining the science and philosophy behind MTG with some of the top thinkers in the field of physics and metaphysics

 ~ Yogini, Ilana's animated children’s books and digital games 

The Umbrella Project in association with Valencia Motion Pictures

Ilana speaks four languages and from living, working, and traveling in five continents, she brings an authenticity to her work drawing on her many wonderful and mystical adventures all around the world.

Ilana Marks is a director and producer, known for Tarzan (1999), Mind the Gap (2018) and Space Station 76 (2014). The film's soundtrack includes numerous 1960s and 1970s songs, including four by Todd Rundgren, stepfather of Liv Tyler: "International Feel", "I Saw The Light", "Hello It's Me", and "Utopia Theme". The film starred Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler.

Here are what the industry experts are saying about

Ilana Marks new film …

MIND THE GAP

“The world is readying itself more and more for your kind of consciousness. Your film should be trending well. You’re an inspiration.” 

-Senior VP, Universal Studios International

“There is a great movie in this. I like the reveal, and the specifics of the characters will be key when the ‘twist’ is revealed. This is exciting!

-Warner Brothers Executive

“Ilana Marks is a vibrant and thought-provoking woman who brings valuable and penetrating Insights.

-The Dailey Telegraph, London UK.

“I love it. It’s so grounded, emotional and real. Very beautiful and meaningful. Such lovely writing and real living characters. I am very excited about your movie.”

-Editor, “Parenthood” & “Manhattan”

“This is a beautiful film, you’re truly inspiring.”  -Emmy Award Winning Editor”

For more information about Ilana Marks and her new film Mind The Gap visit www.mindthegapfilm.com or www.facebook.com/Mind-The-Gap-The-Film-1552641244951852/

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Physics & Metaphysics, TV & Film, Variety
Steven A. Hudgeons Jr.
Guest Occupation: International Director of Investigations, Professional Standards Administrator, Functional Board Member, Senior Staff Member of the Mutual UFO Network
Guest Biography:

My name is Steve Hudgeons, Jr.

I was born, six weeks premature, on January 21, 1950, in Fort Worth, Texas.  I am the oldest of five siblings and completed High School in 1968.  I joined the United States Navy in the summer of 1969.  During my six years of Honorable service, I had the privilege of visiting many Countries in Europe, Northern Europe, Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and most points in between.  I was an E5 Gunners Mate on the Destroyer USS NEW DD818.  I married in 1975 to my wife Linda (Hernandez) Hudgeons.  We have two children and five Grand Children and have been married for over 42 years. 

My trade is Construction and I am the owner of Infinity Industries.  It is a company that does many things.  Cad Drawings, Job Safety Assessments, OSHA Outreach Safety classes for OSHA 10 and 30-hour training, and I am the Safety Director for several multi-million-dollar construction companies.

I am an Ordained Minister with a Doctor of Divinity.  I have more than 30 years of community service within many volunteer organizations such as Little League Baseball, Neighborhood Advisory Council, Community Policing with the Fort Worth Police Department, Citizens on Patrol Search Team, and Citizens on Patrol Base Radio Operator.

I joined MUFON in 1991 and became a Certified Field Investigator in 1995.   I have conducted independent investigations on UFOs for the past 27 years.  During this time, I have investigated over 200 cases with MUFON.  In 1995 I was appointed as Texas Senior Field Investigator.  In 2008 I lead a group of Field Investigators to Stephenville / Dublin, Texas to investigate what is now known as “The Stephenville Lights.”

I have had numerous TV and radio interviews such as The Today Show, Fox News, Tex Files, Texas Monthly, Popular Science, The UFO Hunters and the list goes on.  I am part of the original Star Team.

In 2009, I was appointed as Assistant State Director.  I then devised a plan in Texas by dividing the State into Sections with Field Investigators located in strategic areas for rapid deployment of the Star Team.

In 2010 I became the State Director of Texas with 40 Certified Mufon Field Investigators. 

In 2012 I was appointed as the Director of Investigations for MUFON.

I was the Host of the Texas UFO Radio Show for a total of six years with The Inception Radio Network and later the Host of the MUFON Radio Show with KGRA.

However, I have had several paranormal events. 

I am currently the International Director of Investigations, Professional Standards Administrator, Functional Board Member, and a Senior Staff Member of the Mutual UFO Network.

https://www.facebook.com/public/Steve-Hudgeons

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Religion, Spiritual
Curved Air's enchanting songstress Sonja Kristina special guest on Interviewing the Legends
Guest Occupation: Singer-Songwriter-Musician-Actress
Guest Biography:

S   O   N   J   A

K   R   I   S   T   I   N   A

LEGENDARY SONGSTRESS

WITH

PROGRESSIVE ROCK'S

CURVED AIR

At 15 Sonja was studying drama whilst sharing billing with such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Al Stewart and Buffy Saint Marie.

Sonja, a barefoot hippie wild-child whose friends in the late ‘60s were radical revolutionaries, Hells Angels, writers and poets, and celebrated musicians, played Chrissie in the Original London Cast of Hair in 1968. In 1970 Sonja Kristina became the voice of Curved Air.

Curved Air soon became renowned for their virtuosity and thrilling shows. Their albums were top 20 best sellers, as was the hit single Back Street Luv. The influential original members were electric violinist Darryl Way, electronica pioneer and guitarist/ keyboard player, Francis Monkman and drummer Florian Pilkington- Miksa. From 1970 to the present-day Sonja Kristina has been the one constant member of Curved Air.

In 1973, 17-year-old Eddie Jobson (Roxy Music / UK/ Frank Zappa) replaced both Monkman and Way during the ‘Air Cut’ era. In 1974 -76 Stewart Copeland came straight from college to critical acclaim as Curved Air’s drummer. At the end of ’76 Curved Air broke up and Sonja had a ringside seat at the birth of Punk and the astronomic rise of Stewart’s band ‘The Police’, during Sonja and Stewart’s 16-year relationship.

By1989 Sonja Kristina re-invented folk rock with a fiery brand of music she dubbed Acid Folk. Curved Air’s violinist Paul Sax and Keyboard player Robert Norton toured with Sonja Kristina’s Acid Folk Band until 1996, playing Glastonbury and other festivals year after year.

Since 2000 Sonja has been working with Composer/Producer/ Cellist/Violinist Marvin Ayres, known for his unique manipulation of sound textures and audio-visual installations. They have two releases as MASK. “Heavy Petal, the Tenebrous Odyssey of Jack and Virginia’ and ‘Technopia’.

Marvin Ayres produced the 2012 Curved Air ‘Live Atmosphere’ CD.

The constant flame leading Curved Air through the decades, Sonja Kristina's hypnotic attraction endures today, "vibrant and edgy as ever, Sonja, the original prog diva gives a charismatic and highly visual performance. Looking like a glamorous gipsy queen with her flowing red hair and dressed in sparkly black, that signature voice is still smoky and seductive as she spins around the stage around the excellent musicians who are Curved Air". (Music Street Journal)

Curved Air is: Vocalist Sonja Kristina, Drummer Florian Pilkington Miksa, Guitarist Kirby Gregory, Violinist Paul Sax, Bass Chris Harris and Keyboard Player Robert Norton. 

For more information about Curved Air visit www.curvedair.com or

www.facebook.com/CurvedAir  or visit www.sonjakristina.com

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Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film
Dan Cirino
Guest Occupation: RN, Owner of Pure Force Fitness Sports Training
Guest Biography:

Dan Cirino is a Registered Nurse, Owner of Pure Force Fitness featuring the innovative Rock Steady Boxing program for Parkinson’s, Coach, Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach and CPR/AED Certified.  He founded Force Sports Training in 2007 to help youth athletes learn proper weightlifting, nutrition, agility, and stretching methods. Pure Force Fitness was added in May of 2016 to serve the members of the community who were interested in a deeper level of fitness training. He also provided fitness training and testing for unit personnel as a member of the US Army 12th Special Forces Group Airborne.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Tracy Schy
Guest Occupation: Founder/CEO of JAL Fitness Consulting
Guest Biography:

Tracy Schy is a boutique fitness studio owner and consultant of JAL Fitness Consulting , whose main focus is on assisting fitness business owners in the building, growth and maturity of their new or existing studio. Not only does Tracy have 10 + years knowledge and experience in the fitness world. She also has built and owned her own successful studio, and is a former master instructor for Flywheel Sports Chicago. Well versed in designing unique fitness programs, recruiting and training new talent, social media marketing and sales, studio floor operations and helping to build a brands community. She is skilled in the ability to be proactive and solution focused, and has outstanding customer service.

JAL Fitness Consulting offers support in the areas of: brand identification, class formatting, instructor training, niche marketing and sales approach. With over 10+ years experience in the fitness industry, including building her own successful boutique fitness studio. Tracy have the knowledge and expertise to help make any fitness business a success. https://jalfitnessconsulting.com/

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Safety Is Dangerous Business. Are you working with the right team? Imagine if your safety department worked on your side. It all begins with Safety Cultures.
Guest Occupation: Spike Edwards - ️Profitability & Safety Consultant
Guest Biography:

Spike Edwards is a Best-Selling Author, TEDx Speaker, and host of “Spike's Bulletproof Your Business” podcast.  Internationally acclaimed Safety Culture Expert and Business Maverick, Spike Edwards, shows businesses how to regularly create profits, increase productivity and save lives. After serving in the military Spike Edwards spent 21 years to focus on one challenge: Cracking the Safety Code. The turning point for Spike Edwards was working with a large American company where he was brought in to a scene from the movie Deep Water Horizon, to head the project, design and roll out a safety campaign and 18 months later it was a hugely successful campaign. Today, Spike helps to grow leaders in businesses around the globe. https://spikeedwards.com

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, News, Psychology, Self Help, Technology
Dr Brian Wilson discusses Spirituality/Science Connection.
Guest Occupation: Professor of American Comparative Religion
Guest Biography:

Brian C. Wilson, Ph.D

Brian C. Wilson, author of the new book, John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age, is a professor of American religious history in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University (WMU). He holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

After writing an award-winning book on cereal inventor and the leading Seventh-day Adventist of his time, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the Fetzer Institute invited Wilson to write a full-length spiritual biography of its founder, John E. Fetzer. The Kalamazoo-based Fetzer was a radio pioneer, media mogul, and long-time owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. But what most people didn’t know was that John E. Fetzer was quietly behind-the-scenes a significant figure in the consciousness movement and a spiritual seeker of the first order. For more than 60 years, he sought ways to open the doors of higher consciousness, spiritual empowerment, paranormal insights and energy medicine to humanity through spiritual study, science and the influence of the wealth at his disposal.

In John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age, Wilson not only explores the evolution of Fetzer’s beliefs, but how he put them into action by permanently endowing three funds that will foster research into the scientific/spiritual interface for years to come, and help cultivate a more peaceful, loving and inclusive world founded on the principle that we are all connected through one infinite force.

Book

  • John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age by Brian C. Wilson, Ph.D.
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John Fetzer and His Legacy

Website:

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Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Spiritual
Joseph Tajalle
Guest Occupation: Quantum Shamanic Healer, Matrix Energetics, Owner URTHealer
Guest Biography:

Joseph Tajalle is affectionately known as Chief Joseph.  His journey in this incarnation brought him from his birthplace of Okinawa, Japan - where he interacted with small galactic beings he called "the brownies" - to living in the United States.  Born of an Okinawan mother and a Cherokee father, it wasn't until Joseph was 17 years old that he found out the father he knew as his Dad - who was Guamanian - wasn't his biological father. His initiation journey at finding his biological father (who his mother told him was dead) is a story of Divine Synchronicity.

Joseph's passion for natural health started when, overcome with psoriasis and eczema on 98% of his body, he gave up on the pharmaceutically driven US medical system and their toxic chemicals and started researching the root cause of his ailment.  The long and winding road of Chiron, the wounded healer, brought him to an understanding that it was toxins in his body that was causing his immune system to be on overdrive - not his immune system attacking his body.  And with that knowledge he cleared himself of the psoriasis and eczema that was so bad at times he'd have to wrap his cracked and bloodied hands and feet in bandages.  His investigative journey also introduced him to an Arapaho-Iriquois Medicine Man who was also an Ortho-Molecular Biologist.  

From that introduction Joseph developed his proprietary chelation product called SuperShotz* and the topical StopItch* under his business URTHealer - for YOU are the Healer.  For people called to heal their body naturally, this chelation process (which includes the product, cleanses and awareness of the toxins in your life) provides a pathway out of many conditions if one is willing to do the work. 

In addition to Joseph's passion for natural health, he is also an experiencer, Sun Dancer, energetic healer and avid student of the downfall of the Archon Network.

His new website theskingod.com is under construction but provides introductory information. You can also reach him on Facebook.

*Anecdotal evidence only:  StopItch/SuperShotz are natural supplements which are required to carry the following labeling:  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your Health Care Practitioner before starting this or any other program.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Nutrition, Medicine, UFOs, Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Shamanism, Theory & Conspiracy
Sharon Carne
Guest Occupation: Author Speaker Certified Sound Healer
Guest Biography:
"I find it endlessly fascinating how what we perceive as a failure turns out to have a purpose beyond our imagination. My journey with music started innocently enough with receiving a guitar under the Christmas tree when I was 16. Fortunately there was a teacher close by who taught guitar who sparked an interest in classical guitar within my heart. My guitar was put on the back burner as I left home for university and teaching public school in a tiny town in Northern Ontario. That's when the challenge started..."
 
Sharon Carne has felt the love of music for most of her life. After falling in love with the Classical guitar in her teens and having earned her Bachelor of Music, and Master of Fine Arts degrees, Sharon joined the faculty of the Conservatory at Mount Royal University in 1988.
 
Sharon is the author of “Listen From the Inside Out”, has produced 8 CDs including “Transmutation, Shed the Negative”, “Woodland Song”, and “Blissful Chimes”, and a series of DVDs.
 
Sharon is regularly invited to speak for corporate and private events – many of them based within the medical community. Such as the Integrative Health Institute at Mount Royal University, Canadian Blood Services, Canadian Mental Health Commission, the Alberta Health Region conference on Chronic Disease Management, the Manitoba Health Region, the National Health Work and Wellness conference in Quebec, numerous staff and teacher conferences, countless radio shows, and many corporate and private events.
Guest Category: Arts, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help, Spiritual
Eric Garcia
Guest Occupation: Guitarist
Guest Biography:

ERIC GARCIA

“My mom had a profound effect on me, teaching me about art, introducing me to many artists, taking me to galleries and analyzing paintings. When she developed dementia, she reached a point where we couldn’t talk anymore, so I would go and play guitar for her and kiss her forehead. She liked that—still does. She played these songs for me when I was young, and now I do it for her.”
—Eric Garcia

Eric started his engineering life as a programmer for the Record Business helping artists sing in tune and play in time. Twenty years ago he gravitated to post production first as an Avid editor and then back into audio as a mixer, sound designer and composer. Eric opened 48 Windows in the early 90’s as a single room facility in Hollywood. Starting in the analog world, he saw the future of digital recording when it first began, and plunged in headfirst and has never looked back. In addition to his sound design, producing and mix talents, Eric is an accomplished guitar player (with jazz and blues tendencies) who’s begun to explore the world of bluegrass and spends most of his spare time leading club jams.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Barbara Savage
Guest Occupation: Volunteer working with Indigenous People, and Founder of the Tribal Trust Foundation
Guest Biography:

BARBARA SAVAGE

Barbara Savage’s career now capitalizes on the relationships, experience, and compassion for humanity that has colored her 20 years of volunteer work among indigenous people.

On a visit to Chitwan, Nepal, she was outraged to see how indigenous people were displaced and disenfranchised.  This experience fueled her desire to make a difference in the lives of these vulnerable populations.  Since then she has witnessed the struggle for survival of indigenous people throughout the world.

In 1996 she founded the Tribal Trust Foundation (TTF) with the mission of sharing indigenous wisdom and culture in support of Mother Earth and global healing. As President and CEO, she has dedicated her time, energy, expertise, and resources to further this mission. In spite of being threatened many times and putting her life on the line, her passion for the cause is still as strong as ever.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, News, Philosophy, Psychology, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux
Guest Occupation: Artists and Musicians
Guest Biography:

DOUG FUNKHOUSER and LISA SALLOUX

Lisa Salloux was born into an entire family who plays music. She was brought up on classical, blues and bluegrass while playing piano, mandolin, guitar and bass. She’s been writing and performing original tunes since she was a teenager and currently is engaged in a couple of projects in Los Angeles, an all female string band called Sugar In The Gourd, and Killing Cassanova, a ‘swampytonk’ band that Doug is also a member. “Playing bluegrass music is absolutely re-juvenating and re-kindles a spirit that loves to dance on the land.”

Doug Funkhouser is a singer song writer and has played bluegrass banjo and guitar for over forty years. He is currently a member of The Henry Ridge Ramblers and Killing Cassanova. He has developed his own style of progressive and three finger banjo playing based on the work of Earl Scruggs. “You can’t help responding to the honesty of bluegrass, it’s a music that finds its way deep into your soul.”

Doug Funkhouser and Lisa Salloux as Heads of Industry in Textiles

Douglas Funkhouser

CEO, Founder, Artist
He comes to the printed fabric world naturally. From the scenic arts to the decorative arts, his disciplines have informed him to create this fine handcrafted line. The evolution of the line is a reflection of the master finishes and custom murals that grace his portfolio.

Douglas has since developed le gracieux, his own line of hand-crafted hemp textiles. He borrowed the term from an essay by French author Montesquieu, in which he discusses the many degrees of pleasure contained within the arts. le gracieux (the gracious) was listed among them, meaning “that which is refined and beautiful.” Douglas says, “It’s important for my textiles to possess an ageless sense of beauty and a hand softened by time.”

Lisa Salloux

CFO, Director Marketing and Design
With a background in architectural design, Lisa comes to le gracieux to facilitate the exposure of Doug’s artistic intention behind the line. Formally educated at Laguna Beach School of Arts, her extensive travel pursuits and appreciation of invention make for a finely tuned partnership with le gracieux.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Music
Evan Rumble
Guest Occupation: Wellness Travel Teacher and Guide
Guest Biography:

EVAN RUMBLE

Evan grew up as the quintessential California kid, living in Valley Center and traveling to the beach at any opportunity he was able, in order to surf and immerse himself in the ocean.  Throughout his childhood, he developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and thrived in all aspects of outdoor life. At a very young age, his family discovered that he possessed a highly developed artistic aptitude for creativity. He began expressing it through various forms of media. Painting with vibrant color combinations became his primary vehicle of creative expression. He was encouraged to pursue this talent by attending various schools of art throughout his early education.

As Evan grew, he found himself continually inspired by beauty, creativity, nature, humanity, all of which intrigued his gypsy-like soul. In his 20s, his wanderlust lured him on many journeys and adventures which shaped the man he is today.  While on the road, he developed a new passion as a culinary luminary, which would define his next evolution. Evan discovered that creating food was very similar to creating art, and began to use cuisine as his artistic palette. He honed his skills by studying with, and observing master chefs in action. Evan soon learned how to create unique delectable, healthful, and beautifully intricate dishes, influenced by global cuisine. But one of the most important culinary techniques he developed is something he labels as “epigenetic fusion.” Very similar to Dr. Masura Emoto’s studies of changing the structure of water molecules by nurturing them with positive speech, Evan infuses his culinary creations with his love and positive energy, which in turn is consumed by his guests, ultimately changing their personal inner energetic vibrations. Not only did Evan work as a chef in traditional kitchens, but he also organized underground supper clubs, such as Black Label Table. This format gave him more freedom to create unique dining endeavors, venturing outside the box of the traditional restaurant experience.

Eventually, his travels brought him full circle, back to his roots in Valley Center, where he easily settled into his new role as Executive Chef and Creative Director of Keys Creek Lavender Farm. Not only did he take on the responsibility of nourishing the guests with his excellent cuisine, but he was also in charge of designing and constructing the magical environment experienced by the guests on the Farm. Keys Creek is a rural destination for retreat events, such as yoga and spiritual journeys, so the energy of the space is a very important aspect of the venue. Similar to his cuisine, Evan was able to utilize his artistic creativity and construction skills to infuse the entire space with magic and positive vibes, from the meditative Crystal Labyrinth to the blissful lighting and whimsical chandeliers in the trees. Every guest comes away from the Lavender Farm with a deep sense of well-being and inspiration.

The newest portion of Evan’s evolvement began with a cup of tea, and an inspirational quote advising him to “be the light and spread the light.”  This encounter planted the seed for the concept of “lighthouse.” Through a series of serendipitous connections with like-minded individuals and collaboration with inspirational groups, such as Evo Room, the ideology of “lighthouse” began to materialize. Lighthouse organizes wellness retreat experiences at amazing unique venues that offer not only relaxation, nutrition, and self-care, but the opportunity for deep inner work, participation in playful and inspiring team building activities to connect like-minded individuals and build stronger communication skills. The ultimate culmination of these experiences is to offer inspiration and opportunities to activate the “flow state” and take these lessons from the retreat experience and into the homes and communities of the guests, making an impactful difference in the world. The next step of this journey is to continue to develop and manifest the inspiration of this project and share the light of creativity and intentional living on a global scale.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure
Mark Mezadourian
Guest Occupation: Intuitive
Guest Biography:

MARK MEZADOURIAN

I’m Mark Mezadourian, an intuitive specializing in connecting with the angels and guides. My work encompasses the core of all spiritual traditions – peace and love – and helps people realize their dreams and live a fulfilling life. The goal of the work is to access spirituality from a heart-centered yet practical perspective, and put it into action. Sessions and workshops focus on allowing our connection with angels and guides to be fluid and familiar through technique. Through this, we can create the conditions to live as our authentic and unique selves while we grow, excel and share our gifts with the world.

My work with guides and angels began slowly. At first, I would receive guidance mainly through numbers. That evolved into trusting what I received through claircognizance (knowing) and clairsentience (feeling). I attended workshops, read many books, talked with folks on the spiritual path and gradually began listening to the guidance I was receiving. In October, 2003, I attended Doreen Virtue’s Angel Therapy Practitioner ®  Course and have been giving readings to others ever since.

I was born in Pomona, California on November 30, 1967 and grew up mostly in Palo Alto. Professionally, I have spent my life in the theatre, acting, directing and most recently playwrighting. In January, 1998, my spiritual life began in earnest. Multiple events (my beloved Grandmother’s death, the end of a relationship and my home being violated) piled up, leading to an anxiety attack. That event made it very clear to me that how I lived my life was no longer serving me. My sister, Rachel, introduced me to Doreen Virtue’s work. My family has always been, consciously or not, intuitive and tuned into each other.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual, Psychic & Intuitive

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