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Headlined Guests

Guest Biography:
Derek Gray has been an archivist in The People’s Archive at the District of Columbia Public Library since 2008.  Mr. Gray has a special passion for the preservation, documentation and presentation of African American experiences in Washington, DC.
 
Previously, Derek was a Research Archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
 
His new book, “THE NAACP IN WASHINGTON, DC:  From Jim Crow To Home Rule,” (American Heritage, 2022) analyzes the role and work of the District’s NAACP branch from its founding in 1912 to the passage of Home Rule in 1973.
 
Gray has contributed several articles to Washington History – the scholarly journal of the DC History Center and is one of four co-authors of “ANGELS OF DELIVERANCE:  The Underground Railroad in Queens, Long Island, and Beyond” (Queens Historical Society, 1999).
 
A native of Uniondale, New York, he received his MA/MLS in History and Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in History from Virginia State University.
Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Variety
Guest Occupation: Professor, Consultant, Publisher, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

ALAN TRATNER

Prof. Alan Arthur Tratner, has served as the President of the Inventors Workshop International and the Entrepreneur’s Workshop, Director of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Center in California, is a SCORE (US SBA) consultant, and was publisher of the Lightbulb Journal and INVENT! magazines. He is an inventor and serial entrepreneur, with 13 inventions/patents.

He has been dubbed the “Minister of Ideas” by the media and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Week, TIME, USA Today, America Online Forum, NPR, and has appeared on OPRAH, CNN, Good Morning America, and CNBC.

Alan has mentored and assisted thousands of green technology, sustainable ecology and energy companies and inventors. He was a former Professor of Environment and Energy, participated in the First International United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, in Stockholm Sweden, was a staff member of Environmental Quality Magazine and helped establish the famous Earth Day.

He founded the Environmental Education Group Foundation in 1972 with many supporters, including Nobel prize winner Dennis Gabor. Alan traveled the USA conducting the Ultimate Crisis and Solutions for Survival seminars, led an environmental and alternative energy delegation to the former Soviet Union for the Citizen’s Ambassador Program. He was editor of Energies Journal for the Solar Energy Society of America, published the Geothermal Energy Magazine and Geothermal World Directory. In the 1990’s he became Director of the Green Business Conference of the ECO EXPO, created the Eco Inventors and Eco Entrepreneurs Workshops, and the New Environmental Technologies Exhibits.

In 2012, Alan was inducted into the International Green Industries Hall of Fame and honored with Lifetime Achievement. Alan is the Chairman for the California Space Enterprise Center, a major development for Private Space Enterprise.

More Information About Professor Alan Tratner and Green2Gold at: green2gold.org

About Earthstock Festival

Earthstock Enterprises is a C Corp focused on Preservation, Education, Innovation and Regeneration. We are an dedicated alliance of individuals, business’s, members of indigenous tribes and decision makers with a long history of implementing solutions.

Unlike many other corporations we are dedicated to building bridges between the various aspects of resilience, sustainability and holistic lifestyles.

The various departments are; Ecology, Health, Arts & Culture, Independent Media, Social Justice, Appropriate Technology and Alternative Economy. 

As a very special addition to this year’s Earth Day 2022, a limited edition G2G EARTHCOIN NFT will also be released from our partners at YoshiDrops.com, a subsidiary of The LGND Group. The EarthCoin will be released on the WAX blockchain, one of the greenest platforms available to support positive solutions and energize the global green economy. The EarthCoin will be available for purchase for $14.95 starting on April 15 exclusively at www.yoshidrops.com.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Technology
Guest Occupation: Innovative singer songwriter, producer, and conservationist
Guest Biography:

SAMUEL J

Samuel J is an innovative singer songwriter, producer, and conservationist from Cornwall, UK. His unique soul touching voice, gracious melodies, and deeply moving lyrics are captivating hearts around the world.

There is an old wisdom that runs through this music that speaks to people on a core level, reminding of us of who we truly are beyond our constricting beliefs and stories. Many people identify with Samuel’s incredible love and respect of all people and the importance of nature, a thread which shines through in his music. Samuel’s empowering songs are part of a beautiful movement happening around the world that is guiding us back to our true home…back into the light.

Samuel’s hard work with his unique music and soulful performances have led him to opportunities in Asia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, and beyond, and sharing the stage with artists including Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5, and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil.

He has performed main stage at many world renowned festival Lightning in a Bottle, Shambhala, Lollapalooza, World Surf Tour (Brazil/California), Arise, One Love, Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Big Chill, Wanderlust, Bali Spirit Festival and many more.

Some of Samuel’s career highlights include being selected to perform for his holiness the Dalai Lama (as part of the Dalai Lamas 70th birthday celebration) and performing at the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

See other sections in the About tab for Samuel’s work as a youth empowerment coach and Internationally recognized Ambassador of Ocean Conservation.

“Join the journey of this rising star, making global impact through music” – BBC
”Pure goose bumps when you hear him live.” – Scratch Radio

Press Quotes from Samuel’s latest album Into the Light:
“This album is a slice of heaven. Some of the most captivating soul nourishing music I’ve heard in my life time. It has literally taken my breath away”…

Music Radar
”Some of the most heart warming beautiful compositions I have heard from this era, and with it the birth of a much needed bright star.” – Limiha

Additional Info:
More than just a musician…

Samuel works tirelessly to support underprivileged youth where he tours. Where he often invites local children to perform and be Young Elders.

He admirably built a school from the proceeds of one of his albums he self-organized, recorded, and produced in Brazil.

His award winning Brasil Live Project album features recordings with some of Brazil’s greatest talents, with funds going toward underprivileged children across Brazil. He plans to take this creative project to Africa and India in the future.

Samuel has also been raising funds and awareness for Sea Shepherd and Ocean Care for a number of years, and works continuously at schools and through his music to amplify the positive impact of their work. Samuel has taken part in expeditions with both organizations, visiting remote regions of the world and reporting from areas most effected by exploitation.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Writer and Singer
Guest Biography:

COLIN MARTIN

Colin Martin began his musical journey as a child and has studied the craft with numerous wisdom carriers throughout his decades here on earth.  Sometimes humble to the point of reclusiveness, Colin is devoted to the maintenance of music in our human experience.  His primary philosophy around the art is that sound vibration and the infinite availability of it for creative expression, healing, and the transmission of information are as much a part of our foundation to life as water, air, earth, and energy. 

As a writer, CJM is a true smith of words, cranking out song lyrics and prose on the daily that speak to countless corners of our humanity and inspire curiosity toward our purpose in relationship to each other and the planet on which we live. Grown in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and educated at The Ohio State University School of Music, Colin currently resides in California where he collaborates on creative projects with a variety of amazing people. 

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Psychologist, entrepreneur, business executive, educator, and author
Guest Biography:

DEBORAH ROZMAN Ph.D.

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is a psychologist with 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business executive, educator, and author.

As the CEO of HeartMath Inc., Deborah is passionate about accessing the heart’s intelligence at work and in all aspects of life. She is deeply inspired by the power of the collective heart, and that together we can create an energetic lift — supporting each other to become our better self. Deborah is a behavioral psychologist and enjoys educating people on how heart intelligence can transform anxiety, stress and overwhelm, and empower us to see “the bigger picture”. Deborah has penned more than a dozen books, and co-authored with Doc Childre, the Transforming book series, published by New Harbinger.  The series includes five titles, including Transforming Stress: The HeartMath Solution for Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and Tension. 

She is also a co-author of the book, Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart and a key presenter in the widely popular online video course, The HeartMath Experience.

She speaks throughout the world about a heart awakening happening on the planet, and tools to navigate through these challenging times with more ease and flow.

Deborah is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and is on the Advisory Board of the Transformative Technology Lab. She also serves on the Institute of HeartMath’s scientific advisory board and Physics of Humanity council.

She enjoys hiking in the redwood forest where she lives, tending her rose garden of 40 vintage roses, and exploring fun new apps.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Science, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Performer, Singer, Voice Actor
Guest Biography:

STEELHEART aka MILJENKO MARIJEVIC

Who Is Miljenko Matijevic? Born Miljenko Matijevic on November 30, 1964, in Zagreb, Croatia. He moved to America, with his family, at the young age of six, and began crafting his singing voice. Miljenko knew in his early teens he wanted to be a rock star. He joined a newly formed band named “Red Alert” in the 1980’s who later changed the name to “SteelHeart”. SteelHeart became popular for the multi-octave range of Miljenko’s singing voice, well- crafted melodies, power ballads as well as heavy hitting, hard driving, edgy guitar riffs. Miljenko also was the voice of Mark Wahlberg’s character Chris “Iggy” Cole in the movie Rock Star.

Music Career: At age nine Miljenko began singing in the church choir, and playing country music such as Johnny Cash, and John Denver. However at age eleven he was introduced to Led Zeppelin; that is when his musical journey began to come alive. When Miljenko was thirteen years old he formed a band name “Teaser”, playing covers tunes as well as original music. Despite much interest by producer Morgan Walker, “Teaser” fizzled out.

Miljenko joined a band called “The Mission”, at the age of fifteen. He worked very closely with the leader of the band, Elliot Lewis, (who later became a member of “The Average White Band”). Miljenko was now equipped with studio and writing experience.

Miljenko, now sixteen years old, joined up with James Ward (Bassist), Chris Risola (Guitar), and Jack Wilkinson (Drums), “Red Alert” was formed. Jack was eventually replaced by John Fowler (Drums), Frank Di Costanzo (Rhythm) was added to form a five-piece.

Right after high school Miljenko attended college to major in mechanical engineering. During his second year of college it dawned on him… “I was meant to be a singer”, so Miljenko promptly tossed his books out the second story window and focused all his time and energy on the band.

After completing a five song demo, Miljenko, Jimmy Ward and Miljenko’s friend John Belmont travelled to Los Angeles, with one thing in mind… to get a record deal. Within a month they had secured a new manager and a record deal with MCA. Band ultimately changed name from “Red Alert” to “SteelHeart”.

Commercial Success: SteelHeart’s self titled debut album ‘SteelHeart’ was released in 1990, bringing them almost immediate commercial success, with critics comparing their forceful hard rock sound to Led Zeppelin’s. Since then, Miljenko and band-mates have showcased their broad influences and the raw strength of his vocals; their sound drawing comparisons to hard rock and pop metal greats like Ratt and Whitesnake. The original line up included Miljenko Matijevic (Vox, Guitar, Piano), Chris Risola (Guitar), Frank Di Costanzo (Guitar), James Ward (Bass), and John Fowler (Drums). The guys found themselves hitting the big time as their first album reached #40 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1990, the band’s fan-base growing swiftly around the world. “SteelHeart” sold 33,000 albums on its first day in Japan alone. Before long, the album hit platinum – and its power ballad, “She’s Gone,” hit #1 on the international charts, staying there 17 weeks. The second single, “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached #14 on the Billboard charts. Another song, “Can’t Stop Me Loving’ You” further showcased Miljenko’s vocal range, but this time, Risola’s lead guitar skills were also noticed.

 

SteelHeart’s next effort album-wise, “Tangled In Reins,” released July 10, 1992, had a more mixed eclectic song style. With heavy hitting, hard driving songs like “Loaded Mutha”, “SteelHeart”, “Electric Love Child”, and fun loving “Sticky Side Up,” to tear jerking ballads such as “Mama Don’t You Cry.” to name a few. The song, “SteelHeart” featured Miljenko hitting the highest note of his song catalogue. While the ballad “Mama Don’t You Cry” charted #1 in many East Asian Countries, including Hong Kong, prompting their live unplugged performance in Hong Kong followed by an extensive unplugged tour of Asia in September, 1992. The album did not reap the same commercial success as StealHeart’s debut album, reaching only #144 on Billboard charts, signaling the grunge-sound invasion was starting to take force in the music business.

Miljenko’s Stage Accident: Steelheart was asked by heavy metal band Slaughter to perform a show with them on Oct. 31, 1992, Halloween night. This was to be the 50th show of Steelheart’s last leg of the tour. It turned out to be momentous in a way they didn’t expect as tragedy struck. While performing “Dancing in the Fire,” from their “Tangled in Reins” album, Miljenko decided to climb a lighting truss, which was improperly secured, forever changing the lives of Steelheart and their fans. Trying to dodge the massive rig without success, the 1000 pound truss hit the back of his head – hard – driving one of the greatest vocalists of all time face first into the stage: breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw and twisting his spine.

SteelHeart Reboot:In 1996, after much physical rehabilitation, Miljenko formed a new version of SteelHeart: Kenny Kanowski (guitars), Vincent Mele (bass) and Alex Makarovich (drums) – to record and release the album “Wait.” This album was very different to the previous two. The single “Wait” went #1 in many Asian countries, & the song “We All Die Young” was later used in the 2001 Mark Wahlberg / Jennifer Aniston film, “ROCK STAR.”

In 2008, Miljenko released “Good 2B Alive,” which he wrote, produced and engineered with producer Kit Woolen. March 16, 2017 SteelHeart signed a new record deal with Italian label “Frontiers Records”. Miljenko wrote and produced SteelHeart’s latest album “Through Worlds of Stardust”, which was released by Frontiers Records on September 6, 2017.

 

Miljenko produced, directed and starred in two music videos, “Lips Of Rain” and “You Got Me Twisted” both songs are cut from the latest album “Through Worlds of Stardust”. The album and videos earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

Other Projects:• Miljenko played a huge part in the ROCK STAR (2001) movie by lending his voice to Mark Wahlberg’s character Chris Cole in a Steel Dragon cover band and later as his alter ego Chris “Iggy” Cole of Steel Dragon.• In 2010 Miljenko joined Ray Manzerak and Robby Krieger as the lead singer transcending the late Jim Morrison of “The Doors”. Two remarkable tours performing theatres and festivals throughout the US and Europe including a 52 piece orchestra in London, Dublin and Wolverhampton with “The Royal Phil Harmonic Orchestra”. Miljenko delivered a remarkable performance every night with rave reviews.• Performing on several continents such as Europe, Asia and North America. Early January 2016, Miljenko was in Korea for six months – a country where he’s a super star – performing on various TV shows, festivals including The Dream concert. Miljenko is the only foreign artist ever to perform this concert to a 60,000 audience strong and televised to many countries. Miljenko’s’ performance that night received outstanding reviews with the whole stadium singing the chorus alone. He also penned two songs, one late 2015 and another early 2016, for two of OST Korea tv’s top hit dramas, “My Love Is Gone” and “Stay.” Miljenko then took just one week off from touring/playing Korea to join three festivals in the US and perform at the Hollywood Bowl for the sold- out Los Angeles Korean Times Music Festival on May 7th 2016

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Online marketing expert
Guest Biography:

NAPOLEON GRATITUDE

Napoleon is an online marketing expert. After graduating from the George Washington School of business, Napoleon founded several successful publishing and advertising ventures including Nouveau, South Beach’s first major style magazine. 

Later on, he founded a top event promotion company, with clients that included The Ericsson Tennis Championships, The Miss Florida Pageant and The Miami Grand Prix. After moving to Los Angeles, he discovered the power of digital media to promote brand awareness, and market products online to drive revenues. He is also the founder of the Santa Monica-based GIVIT, an online philanthropic solution, which uses blockchain technology to transform the paradigm of giving. He has created marketing campaigns that have generated millions  of online engagements.

Napoleon’s previous clients include Warner Brothers, Ferrari USA, L.A. Community Colleges and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, he went through the worst moment of his life. He was on the verge of committing suicide. The financial pressures were extraordinary, and he was about to be homeless. After a moment of surrender, he discovered a gratitude process which changed his life. 

He went from being bankrupt to raising millions of dollars for his company by rewiring his brain, using the gratitude process.  The process was so powerful that many of his friends and others started using this process to transform their lives. He created a community of 18,000 people to which he sends the gratitude exercises, via text every night.  He has also  been hosting a Gratitude & Manifestation Mastermind in LA for 4 years.

 

In addition, He has also created a Facebook page which has almost 16,000 followers which receive the gratitude exercises that he created. He also wrote a children’s book entitled “Gratitude For Kids.” And finally, he is in the last stages of launching an online platform to teach kids everything that they are not taught in school, from gratitude to investing to agriculture.

Napoleon Gratitude believes that gratitude is the most powerful tool for manifestation and creation.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Marketing, Management, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Emotional Health and Freedom, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography:

GEDINA

Accomplished Singer/Songwriter Gedina is proof of all the wild magic that comes from living with utter boldness and crystal-clear intention, through courageously forging her path as not only a successful music artist, but also as an entrepreneur and CEO, a lifelong surfer and martial-arts instructor, as well as a fierce advocate for women’s advancement in industries of all kinds. Each of Gedina’s endeavors has engaged her force-of-nature energy and firecracker spirit, including her new music.

This year, Gedina has steadily been releasing new music, including her upcoming single, “Transformer,” the follow-up to her recent power anthem, “Messy,” which released in August 2020. With her magnetic brand of “mermaid-pop,” a sound shaped by her lifelong status as a salty-haired surfer girl, this new single continues in the vein of her work that empowers and elevates while leaving a life-changing impact for each and every listener. Inspired by the power of self-transformation and the opportunities to shift ourselves toward higher-reaching empowerment, “Transformer” is a feel-good track that encourages listeners to look inward and rise up to be their best selves, motivated to take on the world and bring their life to the next level. Produced by Drew Kapner (who’s engineered records for artists including Jason Derulo and Twenty One Pilots) and written by Gedina herself alongside Kapner, Alex Hitchens and James Choi, Gedina’s unique and refreshing sound carries fresh and futuristic notes of pop and dance blended with powerhouse vocals, apparent throughout the lively yet inspiring single. “Transformer” will be available to stream internationally across music DSPs on October 16, 2020 and serves as the second attraction from Gedina’s upcoming album, “Out of My Shell,” set to release later this year.

As a completely independent artist, Gedina is determined to shake up the music-industry culture and carve out a space for artists to fully express themselves. In her efforts to blaze a new trail, Gedina recently launched her own company, “4th Door Records,” which is paving the way for artists in the industry to explore career strategy in a viable way for emerging talent. 4th Door Records exists to formulate strategic support for artists through crowdfunding, publishing deals, tv/film placements, brand partnerships, touring, session work, social media marketing, grass-roots radio campaigns, single record deals, and more. As it stands, there is an untapped lane in the music industry of artists delivering a transformational message, offering the law of attraction, manifestation, responsibility and true accountability, and an ever-growing demand for young experts with the experience to serve them. Through her work at 4th Door Records, Gedina is filling this void and reaching an untapped millennial audience seeking self-actualization through creativity, technology and song. Ultimately, 4th Door Records is creating a world where the universal language, music, empowers the listener to author and own their lives through vulnerability, intimacy, accountability, connection, joy and passion.

On Gedina’s 2018 debut album, “Tell’em,” she introduced the world to the raw passion and uncompromising honesty essential to her mission as an artist: instilling women with the courage needed to rewrite their own stories, and to build a more beautiful reality for themselves. Through the lyrics of the 12-song album, Gedina strives to help and inspire women find their voice, stay in their power, and dismantle all things that no longer serve them. Following the album release, Gedina released the luminous single, “Future Soulmate,” produced by Drew Kapner, offering a rarely glimpsed look into the power of self-belief and manifestation while digging deep to find meaningful human connections.

Raised by a single father in Santa Cruz, CA, Gedina, discovered her love of singing as a little girl, thanks largely to “The Little Mermaid” soundtrack and to the golden-voiced icons she finds infinitely formative, such as Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston. After graduating from high school at age 15 while spending her early teen years busking and singing in local clubs, Gedina enrolled at UC Irvine and continue to gig in nearby blues bars. Shortly following her college graduation, Gedina made the move out to LA to navigate the music industry and soon landed a blind audition on season three of NBC’s Emmy-award winning musical competition series, “The Voice.” That same year, Gedina released her debut single “Shame,” revealing the depth of her warm authenticity and spirited songwriting. By 2015, she scored an international hit with “First Time, First Love,” a track that has now amassed over 2.2 million streams on Spotify.

When not recording new music in the studio or overseeing her company, Gedina loves to surf and enjoy California’s coastal beaches, travel the world, as well as train and teach martial arts.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Biography:

Wendy Boscia comes from a family of first responders and completed her initial 200 hour training in “Power Yoga” and has been teaching for over 15 years. Wendy has gone on to receive extensive training and certifications in several styles of Yoga and Meditation, including Vinyasa and Restorative, as well as studying the subtle energies of Yoga and the anatomy of the body.

Stephen Zagami born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. he served as a Sgt. US Marine Corps. And was a NYC Firefighter.
Graduated from Graduate Mercy College BS in Nursing, is a Graduate of Yoga College of India, a Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher, and a Certified Hot Pilates Teacher.
Steve is currently working with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and is a Yoga Instructor at Bikram Yoga Danbury and Bikram Yoga Yorktown Heights.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Yoga, Military, Mental Health, Meditation
Guest Occupation: Vice Chairman Colorado Republican Committee
Guest Biography:

Priscilla Rahn, M.A.Ed, Hon. Doctor of Humane Letters

Priscilla is the proud daughter of an Army Veteran
Priscilla's father was drafted, became a career army soldier, served our great nation for 29 years and retired as a CW4.  He is a Vietnam War veteran and had tours to Germany, Korea and Honduras. Moving every few years was the norm for Priscilla.  The family's last assignment was to Ft. Hood, TX. Priscilla is the youngest of six children. 

Priscilla grew up in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural home
Priscilla's mom remembers a unified Korea.  The start of the Korean War in 1950 left Priscilla's mom an orphan at the age of 12.  She immigrated to the US and began taking martial arts classes.  Today, she is an 8th degree Grand Master.  In 2019, Priscilla's mom was inducted into the Korean Martial Arts Master's Hall of Fame. Priscilla has lived and studied internationally in Korea, Italy, France and England.  Her love for travel and culture has taken her to many countries in almost every continent and she has lead student tours to Australia and China.

Priscilla is a career educator
Priscilla is a 28-year veteran public school Master Teacher; an elite distinction held by less than 1% of Colorado's teachers.  She was the first teacher in Colorado to become National Board Certified in Early Adolescent/Young Adult Music. Priscilla has worked in urban, suburban and rural schools in Texas, Colorado and Alaska as a public school teacher, principal, Regional Team Specialist, teacher evaluator/coach, Summer ELA Site Leader, high school tennis and volleyball coach and higher education Student Teacher Supervisor at CCU.  Priscilla volunteered her time as Secretary of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association.

Priscilla is a Douglas County Planning Commissioner
In 2021, Priscilla was appointed by the Douglas County Commissioners to serve as one of nine appointees on the Planning Commission.  Members adopt and certify the County’s Master Plan, review and make recommendations on land use applications, conduct studies on future growth and land use, and recommend zoning and subdivision regulation amendments to the Board of County Commissioners.

READ MORE at: About (priscillarahn.com)

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Life Coach & Holistic Conscious Living Master Practitioner
Guest Biography:

Growing up in an environment of mental, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of multiple family members led Carrie Sauls down a long road of treacherous health challenges, addictions and victimization. These challenges provided a resonance of living to serve and to give others what I felt the world needed most; love and healing.

This is ultimately why she chose to become a Nurse. During this time in her life that was based upon what she had endured as a child and up through adulthood, Carrie had adopted the “we live what we learn” motto. 

Her experiences as a child taught her that forgiveness was key; as she learned what was on the opposite side from her family. Darkness taught her what suffering was, but as time went on and she continued to grow and evolve as a person, she was fortunate to learn, with compassion, that her family was repeating patterns that each member was living over and over again -- a programmed abuse cycle. 

In her early 20’s she learned that three things occur from dysfunction and abuse: 1. we live as a victim, 2. we become the perpetrator (repeating what was done to us), or 3. we rise above it.  Statistics show only .3% of victims of abuse do this. But she also discovered that if she did not like something she could change it at any time, which is what she endeavored to do. She raised her daughter as a single mother the first half of her life with the intention for her to have a very different experience and that all those abuse patterns Carrie had lived as a child would end with her.

Carrie now lives her message and her mission to assist others to heal from, and to end the cycles of abuse from the inside-out. She is a holistic conscious living master practitioner,  utilizing energy solutions for health. She's a medical intuitive, empath, life coach and pranic healer.  Carrie left the nursing profession because she saw that there were potent and profound alternative healing methods yet to be adopted by the mainstream, which would further her ability to make a real difference in the lives of her clients.

Guest Occupation: RN, Marriage & Family therapist & author upcoming “Beyond Trauma Drauma”.
Guest Biography:

A current Assistant Professor of Nursing at Xavier University, Dr. Kelly Bohnhoff is being acknowledged by the American Health Council for 31 years within the healthcare industry, with 8 years in her present role. Possessing expertise in Forensic Nursing, Nursing Education, Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, Population Health, and Trauma Therapy, the AHC is appointing Dr. Bohnhoff among the numerous professionals who continue to revolutionize American healthcare.

Dr. Bohnhoff graduated with her PhD in Psychological Foundations of Education: Community Health Nursing from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque in 1997. She has spent 6 years as Adjunct Faculty at Xavier University, 2 years as an Assistant-Tenure Track and 6 years with clinical experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Nationally Certified Trauma Practitioner providing therapy through Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, where she works with severely traumatized children, adolescents, and families.

Becoming involved in her current profession due to the influence of early childhood experiences, Dr. Bohnhoff’s daily responsibilities consist of balancing her time between teaching graduate students in the MSN-Forensic Nursing, Dual Degree-MSN and Criminal Justice (MSN/MSCJ), MSN Direct Entry as a Second Degree: Midas, and Doctor of Nursing Practice in Population of Health Leadership programs.

Among her myriad of accomplishments, Dr. Bohnhoff is honored to be a co-founder of Josephine’s Clinic, a coalition of local professionals who volunteer their time and expertise in order to provide interprofessional, compassionate, holistic, trauma-informed, medical care and counseling services to victims of human trafficking and violence in the local community. She has been given the Wheeler Award from Xavier University in 2016. Dr. Bohnhoff attributes her immense success to her willingness to remain open-minded throughout her career.

Dr. Bohnhoff is professionally associated with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and the National League for Nursing (NLN). Her charitable organizations include Josephine’s Clinic, Women of Alabaster, Tamar’s Place: Franciscan Ministries, Inc., and the RIGHTS Task Force, among others.

Concerning the future, Dr. Bohnhoff’s goals within the next 5 years include becoming tenured as a professor at Xavier and leveraging her training, education, and professional experience in interprofessional collaborative practice, forensic nursing, and population health, continuing to provide for children and adults exposed to trauma and human trafficking.

In her spare time, Dr. Bohnhoff enjoys reading and watching movies.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Development of operations, finance, sales accountabilities and marketing systems for your business.
Guest Biography:

This episode is about how to Power Your Profit and scale up your business. My guest is Susie Carder who started out as a low paid hairdresser supporting her 2 little girls. Working for someone else became a challenge, so Susie decided to do whatever it took to create her own business. After much blood, sweat, and tears (mixed with cheap mascara) she went on to create, not one, but two $10 Million companies! Her core genius is the ability to simplify complicated issues by creating simple proven systems that are guaranteed to create dramatic growth for any company. She has helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs increase their revenues by more than 3000% and worked with top business moguls including John Assaraf, Lisa Nichols, Steve Harvey, Doug Carter, and Paul Mitchell. Her newest book (number 10) ‘Power Your Profits' is a bulletproof start-to-finish plan for taking your business from startup mode to the multi-million-dollar mark.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: First Responder Liaison at Aware Recovery Care and Director of Veteran and First Responder Engagement for Forge VFR
Guest Biography:

Michele Giorgianni is the First Responder Liaison at Aware Recovery Care.  She is 33 years sober, and a Former Juvenile Probation counselor. Michele has been a P/T Dispatcher at a Police Department in Fairfield County and has worked in recovery for over 25 plus years.
Website: https://www.awarerecoverycare.com

Jason Palamara is a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired New York City Police Department Cold Case Homicide Detective with twenty- years of experience in forensic and criminal investigations. Jason has served as a peer support counselor with the NYPD and is the director of Veteran & First Responder Engagement for Forge VFR.  Jason is currently writing a book on police wellness and resilience with Barbara Rubel.
Website: https://forgehealth.com/vfr/

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health
Guest Occupation: President of Haven
Guest Biography:

Jason Vanderground joined HAVEN as President in April 2021. In his role, he provides overall strategic, client and staff leadership for the firm, working alongside Bill McKendry, Founder and Chief Creative Officer.

HAVEN is the lead agency for the He Gets Us Campaign, providing overall management as well as strategic and creative direction. Jason and Bill have a professional relationship that spans nearly 25 years. Jason previously spent 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, working for Bill McKendry at Hanon McKendry, a ground-breaking firm out of Grand Rapids, which grew to be one of the largest marketing firms in Michigan. While there, Jason served as the lead consultant for the firm’s issue, cause and non-profit clients.

Following this role, Jason’s career took him to marketing leadership positions at Spectrum Health, a top healthcare system; Steelcase, the leading global furniture maker; and Irwin Seating, the leading maker of fixed seating. During that same period, he also earned an MBA from Western Michigan University. Jason brings to all his work and the He Gets Us campaign vast expertise in brand and marketing communication strategy, implementation and management for many national and global brands.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Pastor, Pastoral Counseling
Guest Biography:

Steven Grant is a pastor at Destiny Christian Center, in Greeley, Colorado. He's also an author, musician and public speaker.

https://www.facebook.com/StevenGrantsAmerica/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-grant-b2059257/

Guest Category: News, Philosophy, Politics & Government, Religion
Guest Occupation: Chronic pain educator, Patient Advocate, Author, Speaker & President of The International Pain Foundation.
Guest Biography:

Amazon Best-Selling Author, Pres iPain Foundation, Editor iPain Living #cheerleaderofhope #hopeistrue #RareDisease #ChronicPain

Featured in the media more than 1500 times with over 20 accolades to her name; Barby’s best known as being a Cheerleader of HOPE and Leader of the Hope Squad. Ken, her husband and Barby provide motivation, inspiration and energy penny saving tips for better daily living. As an Extreme Time Cheater, Barby lives life to the fullest despite living in chronic pain. Sharing her story has helped change the lives of thousands of other pain patients around the world.

Prior to an auto accident causing chronic pain and subsequent surgeries, I was a business owner, event coordinator and head coach at Washington State University for the spirit program. I have been speaking at charity events, awards ceremonies, special groups and all kinds of public venues as part of my job as a Collegiate Head Coach, beauty pageant queen, business owner since 1989.

I graduated from George Mason Univ in 1994 w a degree in Social Psychology, and began using skills from cheerleading to inspire and motivate others to be their best self. I am a patient to helps other patients to be self-advocates and offer tips and tools for patients, caretakers and healthcare professionals.

I have also served as a national speaker, author of the Cheertec Coaches'​ Handbook; six part DVD Series on cheerleading, From Wheels to Heals, RSD in Me!, ReMission Possible, The Pain Code, Real Love, & Aunt Barby's Invisible, Endless Owie & more.

More at www.barbyingle.com and www.kenandbarby.com

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Vocalist, audio engineer, and co-founder of wndypnt Record Label
Guest Biography:

DANNY FOSTER

vocalist

audio engineer

co-founder of @wndypnt Record Label, bridging the gap between every facet of art

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Carl Stillitano is a playwright, director and producer. Lenise Soren is the creator of SorenityRocksMalibu and SorenityRocksOjai
Guest Biography:

CARL STILLITANO

Carl Stillitano is a playwright, director and producer originally from Mount Vernon, NY residing in Malibu CA.

Stillitano has served as an artistic director and mentor to artists and youth, teaching self-actualization workshops for over 30 years, artistic director for Seva Productions and One Heart theater companies in NYC and currently the Theater Artistic director of MALIBUGIVES, the non profit 501c3 that Soren created in 2017 and serves as chairwoman.

Mission Statement: Supporting the expansion and development of Art, Wellness & Community in Malibu & Beyond. Stillitano will also head the Theater Artistic director of OJAIGIVES currently in the making. 

LENISE SOREN

Lenise Soren is the creator/owner of SorenityRocksMalibu & SorenityRocksOjai, Interactive Luxury Crystal Wellness retail Galleries, which support artist in residencies, working with 65 countries with life size crystals. She is an expert in her field of interactive crystal wellness and offers 50% of all crystal sales in MALIBUGIVES & OJAIGIVES locations to the non-profits while offering half tax-exempt for their donors.

Lenise teaches a mental health acting class sponsored by TransformativePlays Tuesday nights at MALIBUGIVES Crystal Sanctuary. 6-9 pm Tuesdays in Point Dume Malibu.

TransformativePlays

Comprised of 12 books, 11 socially-relevant plays and a Mental Health monologue book written by Stillitano, all serve as mental health support, delivering life lessons in easy-to-read stories. There is a story for everyone. 6 of the 11 plays are one act, one set, two characters, creating quick-paced reads for both the reader and non-reader. 

In a time when suicide, depression and anxiety is on the rise, TransformativePlays delivers, in-the-moment help, at an affordable price of $9.97 each download. 

 

Currently TransformativePlays are available in downloadable form and hard copy versions. Our next incarnation of TransformativePlays will be audible versions and translations. 

In an effort to help support good people doing good things, TransformativePlays donates 50% of every play downloaded to the non-profit, artist or entrepreneur of your choice at checkout making TransformativePlays a game changing tool for fundraising. Those interested in becoming affiliates and acquiring a custom affiliate code can apply online.“

These plays are for those needing help. These are for parents yearning to more deeply understand this new world. These are for those who want to explore and offer tools to help expand solution thinking, personal growth and literacy. These plays can save lives. We need help spreading the word and get these plays out there. We want to help kids and parents pay for college with these affiliate codes. We want to help fund purposeful projects immediately while simultaneously offering tools that can in-the-moment help people struggling and those who want to grow in their lives, in their art and in their purpose. These plays are attracting the youth. Let’s get every high-school and college an affiliate code!”- Lenise Sore

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Beauty, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Master Hypnotist, Intuitive Medium, Voice Channeler, Certified Aura Color Coach and Reiki Master
Guest Biography:

This episode features a conversation on the Secrets of Isis and Mary Magdalene. My guest is Crista Marie Miller who is a Master Hypnotist, Intuitive Medium, Voice Channeler, Certified Aura Color Coach and Reiki Master. Crista began channeling Spirit at the age of 7 who was visited by special friends that only she could see, bringing beautiful messages of love and fascinating stories of life from thousands of years in the past. Central among those friends were Mary Magdalene and Yeshua, who we know as Jesus. They told Crista Marie the true stories of their lives, shared their deep wisdom teachings, and continued with transformational guidance for all of humanity. Today Crista Marie channels Mary Magdalene, a generally misunderstood real life historical figure and brings her teachings to the modern world during this time of rapid evolution.

Guest Category: History, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Religion, Self Help, Sex, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy