Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Linda Culbreth
Guest Occupation: anti-bullying activist
Guest Biography:

Bullying was once considered nothing more than a normal part of childhood, something that children must simply learn to tolerate. But Linda Culbreth is working to help people understand that bullying is a more serious matter than is commonly assumed, having the potential to scare people for life. And more to the point, she maintains that it does not have to happen.

She has spread this message through her book best selling book, Bullies + Teen Dating = Bullying, and by developing an anti-bullying program that involves teens, parents and educators. Linda has also spoken to thousands of people throughout the country about these matters.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help
Zach Friend
Guest Occupation: Policy, public affairs, and communications expert
Guest Biography:

Zach Friend has worked for more than one politician and in this publication' ON MESSAGE' he gives real insights into the world of communication and how anyone can use his techniques to make their businesses and personal lives more successful.

Zach Friend is a policy, public affairs and communications expert who has worked for Barack Obama and John Kerry’s presidential campaigns, the White House Council of Economic Advisers, U.S. Senate, Congressman Sam Farr and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

With Obama for America ’08, Zach was a press secretary and spokesman in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, handling planning, writing and media relations in the Greater Philadelphia market. For appearances and interviews, he staffed and briefed Barack Obama, Joe Biden and other campaign principals and surrogates. 

As Deputy National Director of Special Projects for the DNC, Zach helped lead the field staff for John Kerry’s campaign. Additionally, he designed message and campaign strategy for Native American outreach in battleground states.

Before the Kerry campaign, Zach served with Senator Daschle, Congressman Farr and the Council of Economic Advisers as a  staffer, researcher and writer. 

He has been quoted by MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, ABC, CBS, National Public Radio, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, Politico, the Huffington Post and others. 

In June of 2012, Zach was elected to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors representing the 2nd District - which includes Aptos, La Selva, Corralitos and portions of Capitola and Watsonville.
Previously, Zach was the Press Information Officer and a Crime Analyst for the Santa Cruz, California Police Department. In addition to directing communications strategy and acting as the department's spokesman, he analyzed crime statistics to help design more effective prevention and enforcement strategies. This included bringing predictive policing to the department, a complex mathematical model that helped predict when and where crime would occur.
He has been published extensively on issues related to public management, law enforcement resource allocations and health and economic policy. Zach has a Masters degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a BA with Honors in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Management, Education, Courses & Training, Politics & Government, National, Self Help, Motivational
Margaret Placentra Johnston
Guest Occupation: Optometrist
Guest Biography:

Margaret Johnston has spent decades improving people's eyesight. Now she offers clearer vision on a higher level.


After a quarter century practicing Optometry, Margaret Placentra Johnston now offers people clearer vision of a different sort - through her writing. The author of Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind, she feels the spiritual development stages have the power to bring an end to religious intolerance and should be part of the general knowledge of our culture.

Guest Category: Education, Courses & Training, History, Philosophy, Religion, Spiritual
Dana Ardi
Guest Occupation: Corporate Anthropologist
Guest Biography:

Dr. Dana Ardi is a leader in the executive coaching and recruitment field. She is Managing Director and Founder of Corporate Anthropology Advisors, wirking with human capital to advise and transform businesses. She lives in New York.

Dr. Dana Ardi is the Managing Director and Founder of Corporate Anthropology Advisors, a consulting firm that provides human capital solutions to companies building value through people. The firm’s services include:

  • Executive Search
  • Organizational Design
  • Team Building
  • Tactical Human Resources
  • Talent Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Consulting and Coaching
  • Succession Planning

An expert in the fields of talent management, organizational design, recruiting, assessment, and leadership, Dr. Ardi creates enhanced value in companies by matching the most sought after talent with the best opportunities. Ardi’s twenty-five years of experience and global network give her the ability to map the competition and talent in unexpected ways, bringing companies the most creaitvie

She also coaches senior management, boards, and investors on the art and science of building high caliber teams, providing them with the skills to attract top-level management, design ideal organizational structures, and deploy people against strategy

Dr. Ardi has served as a Partner/Managing Direcor at CCMP Capital and JPMorgan Partners, and was a Partner at Flatiron Partners. Earlier in her career, she was an operating executive at R. R. Donnelly & Sons and at McGraw-Hill. She also has a background managing and leading executive search firms.

Dr. Ardi served on the board of AMC Entertainment Inc. from 2009 until the company’s sale in 2012. She is an officer at the Creative Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, and a member of the Royal Society of the Arts. She is part of the Leadership Council of the New York Foundation of the Arts as well.

Dr. Ardi has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a masters degree and doctorate from Boston College. She is the author of THE FALL OF THE ALPHAS (St. Martin’s Press, October 2013).

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Marketing, Management, Education, Courses & Training, Politics & Government, Variety
Tess Whitehurst
Guest Occupation: Intuitive Counselor, energy Worker, Feng Shui Consultant, & Author
Guest Biography:

Author of 5 books including Magical Housekeeping and the brand-sparkly-NEW Magical Fashionista: Dress for the Life You Want.

Tess Whitehurst, author and feng shui expert, writes and teaches about the connection between form and spirit, seen and unseen, known and unknown. Her message is that we are completely empowered to heal ourselves and others, to live bravely, and to experience the life of our dreams.

In addition to authoring the mega-popular Magical Housekeeping, the IPPY award-winning Good Energy Book, the brand new Magic of Flowers, and the forthcoming Magical Fashionista, Tess has authored three other books/e-books, as well as numerous articles about living a magical, joyful, and empowered life. Her books have been translated into nine languages and her articles have appeared such places as Llewellyn’s Annuals, Law of Attraction Magazine, Whole Life Times, and Writer’s Digest. She’s also appeared on morning news shows on both Fox and NBC, as well as on the Bravo TV show Flipping Out. She’s a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui, and lives in Los Angeles.

Guest Category: Arts, Beauty, Fashion, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Divination, Psychic & Intuitive
Cherlyn Fields
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Cherilyn Bridget Avalon is happily married, Loves her four amazing children and their spouses, and seven beautiful grandchildren. She is an entrepreneur always creating and designing something. She became a graphic artist over 30 years ago and loves to write as she resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. She then started a company called Ascension Oils and a series of workshops which helps people raise their consciousness. the Divine Mind, She shares her story of children, life, love and loss and how she emerged with an ultra-expanded consciousness available to us all.

Guest Category: Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Former Olympian, WNBA player, & Army Reservist
Guest Biography:

Alice Ruth Bolton, better known as Ruthie Bolton and also by her former married name of Ruthie Bolton-Holifield, is an American former professional women's basketball player. She played at the collegiate, Olympic and professional levels of women's basketball. Bolton played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 through 2004 with the Sacramento Monarchs. She played collegiately at Auburn University, teaming with her older sister, Mae Ola Bolton. Bolton has also served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a transportation officer.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Guest Occupation: Seattle Seahawks Beat Writer for the Tacoma News Tribune
Guest Biography:

Eric Williams has covered the Seattle Seahawks Beat for the Tacoma News Tribune since 2006. 

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Art Thiel
Guest Occupation: Seattle Sports Writer/Columnist
Guest Biography:

Never having met a metaphor he could not twist beyond recognition, Art has been illuminating, agitating, amusing and annoying Puget Sound sports readers for a long time.

Along with Steve Rudman, he co-founded Sports Press Northwest because it didn’t seem right that the Google monster should aggregate daily journalism into oblivion without at least a flesh wound from somebody.

Thiel and Rudman labored under the Seattle Post-Intelligencer globe until the print edition died an undeserved death in March, 2009. Art continued on at its online successor seattlepi.com while working on SPNW’s creation. His radio commentaries can be heard Friday and Saturday mornings and Friday afternoon on KPLU-FM 88.9.

In 2003 he wrote the definitive book about the Seattle Mariners, “Out of Left Field,” which became a regional bestseller. In 2009, along with Rudman and KJR 950 afternoon host Mike Gastineau, Thiel authored “The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists,” a cross between historylink.org and Mad Magazine that has become mandatory reading for any sports fan who has an indoor bathroom.

A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University as well as two dead papers and a live one, the News Tribune of Tacoma, he has become a fan of entrepreneurial online journalism because it allows him to continue a lifelong passion to take the English language to places it rarely visits willingly, and does not involve the cleaning of kennels or stables.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Health by Design Natural Clinic
Guest Occupation: Holistic Health Practitioner, Nutritionist, Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor
Guest Biography:


Jeannie Peck has worked and studied in the natural health field for over 20 years. She studied at Clayton College of Natural Health and Pan American University’s School of Natural Medicine earning her degree as Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM).  She has attended many specialty certification courses including Functional Diagnostic Nutrition®, Mastering the Thyroid, Gluten Intolerance and Leaky Gut, Laboratory Assessments, Herbal and Mineral Medicines, and Jin Shin Jyutsu®.  She is a Sanctified Healer and vested in the sanctuary of Knighthood with the Sacred Medical Order of the Church of Hope, SMOCH, an international medical missionary organization that provides medical needs around the world.   She has committed herself to serving the needs of the community and living a life of the Beatitudes.

Jeannie teaches the clients of Health by Design Natural Clinic at two locations in Lancaster County, how to improve, maintain and prevent health conditions using nutrition and natural modalities. Her additional certifications include Jin Shin Jyutsu® Student Practitioner, often referred to as needle-less acupuncture, and Self Help Instructor. She is a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor, a certified Self Help Instructor with the Arthritis Foundation, and holds a lifetime certification through the Health Preservation Association teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Wellness programs.

Jeannie and her staff at Health by Design Natural Clinic provide functional assessments of hormone, digestion, intestinal barrier, immune, and detoxification systems.  They address the underlying cause of symptoms associated with these systems with simple healthy lifestyle changes and professional supplementation.  Their services include functional nutritional counseling for adults and children, healthy eating plans and healthy weight loss plans, non-invasive health screenings, and various fitness classes including Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and Interval Fitness.


Emily has been training and working in the natural health field for over a decade. She came to Health by Design Natural Clinic in 2010 with an extensive background as a chiropractic technician, board certified chiropractic Radiologic Technologist, and Usui Reiki Master. She earned her certification as a Dietary Supplements Counselor through the Holt Institute of Medicine in 2011. She is a Certified Jade Therapeutician, having completed extensive training with Professor Dr. Charles McWilliams, who developed Jade Therapy.

Emily is trained as a PSYCH-K® Facilitator to provide clients a simple and direct way to change self-limiting beliefs into beliefs and behaviors that support goals and aspirations, particularly in areas of health and body issues. She finds this to be a wonderful adjunct to the Healthy Weight Loss plans she offers for individuals and families.

Emily focuses on healthy weight loss, healthy eating plans, food sensitivities counseling, and heads up our children’s nutrition department offering nutritional support for children.  Helping children is an area dear to her heart, both as a mother and because of the years she spent volunteering at the S. June Smith Center, working with children with special developmental needs. She is excited to be able to share the message about good nutrition with our youngest clients and their families!

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Biology & Chemistry
S. Lochlann Jain
Guest Occupation: Associate Professor, Stanford University
Guest Biography:

Lochlann Jain is an Associate Professor in Stanford's Anthropology department, where she teaches medical and  legal anthropology.

Jain's first book, Injury (Princeton University Press, 2006), analyzed injury as a civil rights issue and product liability law as a place to better understand how Americans value physical health. The book was praised as: “a first-rate work of critique” (American Bar Foundation), “a provocative, sophisticated, and ambitious analysis” (Law & Politics Book Review), and “an impressive feat of interdisciplinary scholarship” (American Anthropologist).

Trained as an interdisciplinary scholar, Jain has used literature in oncology, law, history, and literature, as well as anthropology and memoir to analyze and explain how cancer has become definitive of life in the United States.

Jain is the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the National Center for the Humanities, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

Guest Category: Education, Education Technology, Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, History, Medicine, Self Help
Mary Rockwood Lane
Guest Occupation: Cofounder & Codirector Emeritis of Shands Arts in Medicine, University of Florida
Guest Biography:

Author and educator, Mary Rockwood Lane, along with Michael Samuels MD, has put together this wonderful pulication 'Healing with the Arts'.  Wonderful practical tips in a 12 week program that is transforming lives.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Beauty, Visual Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Music, Philosophy
Leon Cooper
Guest Occupation: Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Leon Cooper has had a varied work experience in civilian life:inventor, with patented products used throughout the world; CEO of his own computer company; CFO of two major corporations; now a writer. During WWII he was Boat Group Commander for his ship, leading Higgins Boats carrying assault troops in a number of invasions of Japanese-held islands. His experiences during WWII led to questions he had, even at the time. Were there compelling reasons for each of the major battles? Could some battles have been avoided, saving American lives, while still allowing us to gain the ultimate victory?

Guest Category: Business, Investing and Finance, Marketing, Management, Legal, Education, Courses & Training, Politics & Government
Echo Bodine
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Healer, Psychic, and Teacher
Guest Biography:

Echo Bodine first discovered she was born with psychic abilities and the gift of healing at the age of 17. Her abilities include clairvoyance (seeing), clairaudience (hearing), clairsentience (sensing), and clairgustance (smell). She took psychic classes for two years and practiced on friends and family for twelve years before beginning her full time practice as a psychic, healer and ghostbuster in 1979.

In 1981, Echo began teaching classes on psychic development and spiritual healing. She has appeared on numerous national television shows including Sally Jesse Raphael, Sightings, Beyond with James Van Praagh, NBC's The Other Side, Un-explained Mysteries, NBC's Today Show, A&E, and Encounters. Paranormal Borderline did a feature story on her family, calling them the "world's most psychic family".

Echo hosted her own cable TV show called New Age Perspectives for two years, and co-hosted the The Edge TV. She also had her own radio show on FM107 in Minneapolis for 3 years called Intuitive Living, and Paramount Pictures solicited her services for the promotion of the movie Ghost.

From 2003 to the present Echo has been the director of The Center for Spiritual Development where she teaches numerous classes on spiritual development, living by intuition, ghost busting, psychic development and laying on hands healing classes. In 2010 she began doing on-line psychic development classes with instructor Leigh Hopkins of the Viva Institute in Brazil.

Echo has written several books, produced numerous meditation CD's and instructional DVD's. Check out her store for details.

Echo's Books

Hands that Heal (1983 and second edition 2004)
Echoes of the Soul (1998)
Relax, It's Only a Ghost (1999)
A Still Small Voice (2000)
Dear Echo (2002)
The Gift (2003)
The Key (2006)
Look for the Good and You'll Find God (2008)
My Big Book of Healing (2009)
The Little Book of True Ghost Stories (August, 2011)
What Happens When We Die (October, 2013)

Guest Category: Medicine, Paranormal, Near Death Experiences, Philosophy, Psychology, Psychic & Intuitive
Leo Pearlstein
Guest Occupation: Gourmet chef, food and public relations
Guest Biography:

Leo Pearlstein has been featured on my show for 12 years now.  We chat about the holidays, food preparation and more.  It is a delightful way to get ready, set, and go....towards the holiday season with lots of suggestions for a successful and less stressful season.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Scott Driscoll
Guest Occupation: University instructor, award-winning author, journalist
Guest Biography:

Scott Driscoll is an instructor at the University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education programs where he has taught writing for 20 years. He has also won numberous awards for his writing skills.

Guest Category: Genealogy, History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Psychology, Variety
Joe Tafoya
Guest Occupation: CEO at Jump It Media
Guest Biography:

Joseph Tafoya is a former American football player in the NFL. He played seven seasons as a defensive end/linebacker before injuring his foot in training camp of 2008, upon which he retired. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2001 NFL Draft by Tony Dungy and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Injured in the first pre-season game of his professional career with an ankle fracture, he was released on injury waivers and picked up by the Chicago Bears. He spent three seasons with the Chicago Bears and appeared in the 2001 NFC Divisional playoffs game against the Philadelphia Eagles where he recorded three tackles.

Tafoya was picked up as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks. He appeared in the 2005 Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was then picked up as a free agent by the Arizona Cardinals in 2007 and released after he suffered a career-ending injury during the 2008 training camp.

Joe is the CEO at Jump It Media.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, College
Danny O'Neil
Guest Occupation: Sports Talk Host
Guest Biography:

Danny O'Neil, the new co-host of "Brock and Danny", is the son of a logger, a graduate of the University of Washington and has been a working journalist in Seattle since 1999, first at newspapers and since 2012 at 710 ESPN Seattle. He is married to Sharon Pian Chan, associate opinions editor at The Seattle Times. They live on Capitol Hill with their wrinkled, smelly dog.

Guest Category: Professional, High School, College
Timothy Doyle
Guest Occupation: Practitioner
Guest Biography:

Tim Doyle, is an Ordained Metaphysical Minister, a Reiki Master, a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor, works with the Great White Brotherhood and  The Golden Ones, has facilitated meditation classes for over 25 years, experience an out-of-body,  also astral traveled and many entities from other dimensions have visited him during his meditations  or dream state. 

Guest Category: Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Cathi Hunt
Guest Occupation: Wiccan Tarot Reader
Guest Biography:

Cathi Hunt is a devout Wiccan who educates others in its teachings, dispelling the myths and stigma that often follows it. A long-time reader of the tarot, Cathi also offers readings privately and for groups in the south central PA area. She also offers tarot workshops for beginners.

Guest Category: Divination, Tarot & Other Cards, Ghosts