Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member Tammy Theriot is a realtor with Red Door Realty, located in Houston, Texas. Ms. Theriot is an accredited buyer representative, a new home sales specialist, a relocation specialist and a notary public.
Ms. Theriot has just released her December newsletter entitled Between Friends. The newsletter contains information about the real estate industry, including New Year’s resolutions for home buyers and the advantages of a home protection plan. In particular, Ms. Theriot references an article from The Illinois Association of REALTORS, which states that home buyers should try to save at least 20% for a down payment in order to keep interest rates down and reduce their debt to 36% or less of their income.
The newsletter also features a health and safety section to assist readers in selecting safe toys during the holidays. Ms. Theriot warns her readers to pay attention to how a toy is constructed, its appropriateness for the child in question, choking hazards and toxic chemicals used to manufacture the toy.
The household tips section outlines the financial and environmental benefits of choosing reusable bags over paper or plastic. According to Ms. Theriot, using reusable bags is a great way to become a more “eco-friendly shopper” and help the environment by saving trees, oil and the Earth.
At the close of the newsletter, Ms. Theriot lists six things that can drain your money such as eating out and drinking bottled water and shares her recipe for an easy-to-make breakfast casserole.
To view the newsletter in its entirety, click here: December 2008 Newsletter. For more information about Ms. Theriot and her services, visit http://www.tammytheriot.com/.
December 22, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member Tammy Theriot is a realtor with Red Door Realty, located in Houston, Texas. Ms. Theriot is an accredited buyer representative, a new home sales specialist, a relocation specialist and a notary public.
December 21, 2008
Accompanied by her puppet storybook characters Eli Elephant, Ellie Elephant and Splunkunio Splunkey, Dr. Ashley will be presenting literacy programs based on the first book in her mystery and adventure series entitled Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet. Splunkey provides a multi-disciplinary approach to educating students about coping with life issues and nurturing strong, self-assured and creative individuals who openly communicate their thoughts and feelings. The book is available in both English and Spanish. Senior editor of Spanish-teaching textbooks at Riverside Publishing, Miriam Alvarez, says that Dr. Ashley’s book is captivating in both English and Spanish, making it a great book to introduce a child to a foreign language. Due in 2009 is the second book in Splunkey’s Mystery Adventure Series, Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler.
Through Great Imaginings and Dream Image Press, Dr. Ashley creates programs based on the books she has written and other original works, including readings, dramatic recitations, puppetry, song, poetry and role-playing. Providing educational and entertaining programming for students, educators and families, Dr. Ashley has presented programs on child abuse and substance abuse prevention, conflict management, self-esteem, character education and storytelling. She earned both her master’s degree and doctorate from New York University.
To find out more about Dr. Ashley and her new book, please visit http://www.dreamimagepress.com/ or http://www.splunkey.org/. You can also view her Cambridge Who’s Who profile by following this link: Dr. Elana Ashley.
December 4, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who honors member Sergeant Israel Garcia, 24, of Long Beach, California, who gave his life for this country while fighting during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Garcia was born on January 19, 1984 in Nayarit, Mexico and moved to Long Beach, CA with his parents when he was two years old. He attended Lafayette Elementary and Jackie Robinson Academy and graduated from Long Beach Poly High School before joining the United States Army in October of 2002.
In 2003, Garcia participated in Airborne Wing Training at Fort Benning, GA. He continued his training at Fort Bragg, NC from 2003 to 2006 where he took part in 1st Battalion Parachute Training, 504th Parachute. On March 11, 2006, Garcia married his high school sweetheart, Lesly. They lived in Vicenza, Italy, where Garcia was stationed in the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Chosen Company.
On July 13, 2008, Garcia died when enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan attacked Observation Post Topside with small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades. Following a failed first rush, Garcia and three other soldiers headed to the observation post under fire to provide reinforcement and first aid to their injured comrades. At the end of the battle, nine soldiers had died, including Garcia, and 27 were wounded.
“Sergeant Israel Garcia was a true patriot who sacrificed his life to protect the values and ideals that are held dear in this country. He fought with pride and courage and Californians and will never forget his service,” said California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Family members reminisce about Garcia’s desire to be remembered as a hero, his love for soccer and his enjoyment of horseback riding.
Garcia is survived by his wife Lesly Garcia, parents Victor and Mari Cruz Garcia and brother Ramsses. His funeral mass was held on July 25, 2008 at Holy Family Church, Wilmington, CA and burial at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, CA. Garcia was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart for his bravery, dedication and service. He was inducted into the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry in September 2008. For more information about Sergeant Israel Garcia please visit http://www.sgtisraelgarcia.com/.
In addition to Garcia, Cambridge Who’s Who would also like to remember the eight other soldiers who were killed in the Battle of Wanat, Afghanistan.
1st Lieutenant Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, HI
Specialist Jonathan R. Ayers, 24, Snellville, GA
Specialist Jason M. Bogar, 25, Seattle, WA
Specialist Jason D. Hovater, 24, Clinton, TN
Specialist Matthew B. Phillips, 27, Jasper, GA
Specialist Pruitt A. Rainey, 22, Haw River, NC
Specialist Gunnar W. Zwilling, 20, Florissant, MO
Specialist Sergio S. Abad, 21, Morganfield, KY
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October 27, 2008
Cambridge Who's Who member Andrea Ryder, travel specialist with Ryder Travel, has been certified as a SpaFinder Virtuoso spa specialist. Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network, comprised of more than 6,000 travel advisors across 22 countries within North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Those who have qualified as a Virtuoso travel advisor specialize in helping traveler’s plan the world’s best vacations. SpaFinder has operated its spa travel educational program since 2006 as part of a strategic alliance with Virtuoso.
As a spa specialist, Ms. Ryder joins an elite group of Virtuoso travel advisors who have successfully completed the training course and testing developed by SpaFinder to meet the surging demand for travel with a spa component. She will be showcased in the Global SpaFinder worldwide directory, SpaFinder’s authoritative global spa guide, so that readers can contact her directly for spa travel booking.
Ms. Ryder has been in the travel and meeting industry since 1984. Her knowledge and expertise has grown through her many years of travel planning and visits to Bali, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Tahiti, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and many popular North American ski destinations.
Ms. Ryder returned to the United States in April 2008 after living abroad in London, during which time she visited various destinations throughout Europe including Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Munich, Frankfurt, Dubai, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence and Milan. She received her bachelor of science in business and communications from North Carolina State University in 1982.
To learn more about Ms. Ryder or to book a vacation, visit http://www.travel-xperts.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cambridge Who's Who lifetime member Tisha DeShields is the founder of Original Belly Works (OBW), a company that sells casting kits for expecting mothers to mold their pregnant shape. Casts can be decorated and customized with an array of enhancements including paint, fabric and flowers to create a one-of-a-kind, whimsical piece of art that is an expressive symbol of love. They make great baby shower gifts and are lovely keepsakes for both the mother and baby. Preformed figures are also available for adoptive, surrogate, foster and guardian mothers, mothers who have already given birth and grandmothers. OBW offers a fiberglass finish, made from the original torso cast. The fiberglass finish was chosen because it is a weather-resistant material that can withstand mold, chipping, breaking and cracking, making it a treasured piece that will last for years to come.
Original Belly Works has recently made its national television debut. Ms. DeShields appeared on CNN along with Grace Kisa, an artist working with Original Belly Works (OBW), to promote their ideas and the products and services offered by the company. To watch the interview, click here. OBW has also been featured on various websites and in Pregnancy Magazine, and has celebrity clients such as actresses Brook Shields, Angela Bassett and Mariska Hargitay, boxer Laila Ali and many more.
OBW provides its clients with “customized commissioned designs” – the designer helps to dream up a design or interpret ideas to create a customized belly cast design. Basic designs are air-brushed onto the belly cast; premium designs use acrylic paints and materials such as fabric, feathers, denim and photos; and elite designs are adorned with Swarvoski crystals, metals, gems, tile, glass and other unique embellishments. Click here to view the OBW gallery.
Awestruck by the beauty of a pregnant woman's form, Ms. DeShields conceived the idea for Original Belly Works while pregnant with her fourth child. She realized that she wanted to immortalize her pregnancy and began to research the possibility of producing a copy of her pregnant form. In doing so, the notion to offer this unique creation to all mothers was born. To learn more or to purchase a casting kit, please visit http://www.originalbellyworks.com/.
October 24, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who member Jarvee Hutcherson is president of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA), a non-profit organization comprised of individuals in the United States and international film communities. Its members share a common interest in recognizing the achievements of individuals in the media and entertainment industry who represent a variety of backgrounds. They are committed to celebrating diversity through ideas, stories, leadership and talent.
The MMPA is hosting the 16th Annual Diversity Awards on November 23, 2008 at the Universal Studios Globe Theater in Hollywood, California. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Diversity – American Spirit and Global Talent – Making it Happen.”
The Diversity Awards has long been considered as one of Hollywood’s most anticipated annual awards events, known for its spontaneity and embrace of the international creative community. Awards are presented for the various accomplishments and contributions that actors have made and projects that have shown diverse perspectives through leadership, fostering unity and action in the international arena. Recipients in past years include highly acclaimed actors and actresses Will Smith, Chris Rock, Dakota Fanning, Salma Hayek and Jackie Chan and the television shows Grey’s Anatomy, Bones and Heroes.
Funds raised will benefit the Multicultural Motion Picture Association’s Educational and Development Scholarship Fund. For ticket information, contact Mr. Hutcherson by calling (310) 358-8300 or visit http://www.thediversityawards.org/.
October 15, 2008
Reprinted from Auburnpub.com
By Jason Gabak/Special to The Citizen
Sunday, October 12, 2008 9:51 PM EDT
Growing up in Venice Center, Mary Beth Riley Moran had the good fortune to know with absolute certainty what she wanted to do with her life from a relatively early age.
Photo by Jill Connor / The Citizen
From a career in the Air Force, Mary Beth Riley Moran now works for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aviation safety inspector working in Rochester. She was recently chosen for the Cambridge Who's Who List, a professional resource used for networking and mentoring purposes that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals that have made a distinct place for themselves in their careers. A drive and determination has earned Moran a distinct honor.
Moran was recently chosen for the Cambridge Who's Who List, a professional resource used for networking and mentoring purposes that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals that have made a distinct place for themselves in their careers.
For Moran, this career path has taken her from a farm in Venice Center, literally, to all over the world.
It was through her older brother, Mike, that Moran said she found her inspiration.
“This is no lie,” Moran said. “When I was 12, I knew what I wanted to be. I wanted to be a Marine, and I still have a deep respect for the marines. My brother had joined, and when he came back from basic training, I saw how it had matured him; it had taken a teenager and turned him into a man. I knew at an early age that was what I wanted to do.”
Read the full article at Auburnpub.com.
Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member Catherine Cardinal has published a self-help book entitled A Cure for the Common Life and released a CD called Passion of One. Known as “The Self-Esteem Doctor,” her professional trademark is an integrated approach to psychology, which yields positive results in a short period of time.
A Cure for the Common Life: The Cardinal Rules of Self-Esteem is a powerful book that pinpoints 10 specific ways to recognize the root cause of common emotional problems and, at the same time, determine a realistic course for improvement. The “Cardinal Rules” are designed to strengthen your sense of self and fortify your value and self-respect. According to Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, “Dr. Catherine Cardinal distills over 20 years of wisdom gained from counseling real people into a delightful easy-to-read book that prepares the reader to move surely and confidently to joy and success.”
Passion of One features singers Dr. Cardinal and Brandon Jarrett and was composed by Gene and Toni Bua. The CD includes 12 tracks from some of the most inspiring and diverse artists in the industry and reflects an array of genres, including rock, pop, reggae, jazz and ballads. It is based on the work that Dr. Cardinal has done for the past 20 years to help people believe in themselves, change, grow and unite with their purpose in life. “May it inspire you to sing, to dance, to feel and to relentlessly pursue an uncommon, remarkable life!” writes Dr. Cardinal. An mp3 sample of the first song entitled, “Passion of One,” is available on her website.
Dr. Cardinal has been in practice for over 22 years, working to help clients overcome childhood traumas and achieve success and happiness in their relationships. She is a Certified Anderson Stress and Anger Management Facilitator and practices individual as and couples counseling. Being a published author and having appeared in several best-selling magazines, such as Cosmopolitan and Redbook, and on major radio and television programs, including “The O’Reilly Factor,” allows her to reach and help a vast number of people in a variety of ways. “Dr. Catherine Cardinal gives her readers the ability to change their lives by accessing t heir own wisdom. It is a rare gift!” says John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.
For more information, visit http://www.catherinecardinal.com/. To purchase A Cure for the Common Life or Passion of One, go to www.catherinecardinal.com/store.
October 8, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member, Joseph Siofele, has written a new book entitled AMATAGA that explores the origins of planet Earth, Polynesia and Malaysia. Released on August 20, 2008, the e-book contains his view of the Genesis Creation story, confronts the theory of evolution and even suggests a cure for cancer.
The findings that Siofele expresses in AMATAGA are a result of more than 20 years of research on the origin of Polynesia. In chapter one, Siofele explores the book of Genesis from the Bible and draws parallels between the Creation story and the Samoan legends of PAPALAGI and SAMOANA as well as the Atlantis myth. Chapter two explains Siofele’s view on the theory of evolution and DNA. He also states that he is filing a lawsuit in federal court to “declare evolution as flawed and dangerous for education.” Siofele does not believe that public education should teach the theory of evolution without due notice.
Chapter three reveals the origin of Polynesia, ending a 400-year-old mystery of its origins while chapter four offers a possible cure for cancer based on Biblical information. In chapter five, Siofele explains how a combination of the Bible, science and legends could provide a better basis for education than science alone. Chapter six is based on Siofele’s personal experience with the coral reef heads and coral reef tail in Tutuila as well as the coral reef slab in Satomai, Faleasi’u, Upolu. He has suggested to the two governments in Somoa that these reefs be protected as landmarks demonstrative of “Intelligent Design” instead of random appearance. Siofele ends with chapter seven, which offers a closing argument on the points and explanations mentioned in chapters one through six.
Siofele has been a member of Cambridge Who’s Who since May of 2008. He has also written The Incredible Origins of Polynesians and Malaysians and a movie documentary based on a book titled Polynesian Links. Siofele holds a Bachelor of Law from Irvine University College of Law and has appeared on PBS of London. He has also appeared on the front page in the news media worldwide. A German reporter and television crew visited him in Moreno Valley, CA to interview Siofele about his relation to the Kennewick Man.
September 22, 2008
Cambridge Who's Who Member, Victorine Ngangu Donates Proceeds from Eyes of Africa to Help the Children of Africa
Cambridge Who’s Who member Victorine Ngangu, author of Eyes of Africa: In the Eyes of Africans, is selling her book to raise money for Help the Children of Africa, a non-profit organization where Ngangu serves as founder and chief executive officer. Help the Children of Africa provides aid to African children who cannot afford to go to school. Eyes of Africa, published by Outskirts Press, is priced at $12.99 (plus shipping and handling) and is available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. For every book sold, 10% will be donated to help aid Help the Children of Africa in providing food and clothing for and paying the tuition of orphans and street children who attend several small schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa.
The book, Eyes of Africa, is based on true stories and details the mismanagement of Africa’s wealth of raw materials by companies and governments. It also addresses several of Africa’s most pressing economic, social and cultural issues as well as sanitation issues, the lack of medical care and other means of corruption.
According to Jeanne Daigle, African culture editor for BellaOnline, “If you want to know why Africa isn’t flourishing as a continent, read ‘Eyes of Africa’ by Victorine Ngangu.” Daigle says the most shocking part of Ngangu’s book was in regards to the corruption in the education system. It outlines how students could “buy” their grades with money or, if you were a female student, offer to sleep with your professor in order to get top grades and graduate.
NewsBlaze.com writes, “In Eyes of Africa, author Victorine Ngangu paints a realistic picture in the minds of readers regarding the present day political, cultural and social conditions in Africa.” The book elaborates on Africa’s state of corruption and how it affects all the countries in Africa.
Victorine Ngangu founded Help Children of Africa because of her caring nature and desire to help children. She was born in the town of Kimpese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1987. She earned her bachelor's degree in graphic design from Loyola Marymount University in 2002.
For more information or to make a donation to Help the Children of Africa, go to https://reckson.cambridgewhoswho.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.helpchildrenofafrica.org/. To purchase a copy of Eyes of Africa, go to https://reckson.cambridgewhoswho.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.helpchildrenofafrica.org/author.html. You can also watch a video introduction of the book here: Eyes of Africa Video.
Posted by Cambridge Who's Who at 5:57 PM
September 17, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who member Janet Florence McCormack has co-authored The Power of Team, part of the best selling “Wake Up...Live the Life You Love” motivational book series. The Power of Team is a collection of essays that illustrate the power of networking, importance of cooperation and advantages of working with a team. It is an enlightening work, intended to help people utilize their strengths and support their weaknesses to achieve their goals.
According to critics, The Power of Team is a “must read.” It has been hailed as a book that will show you how to make smart choices, take action and get the results you desire. The Power of Team features inspirational essays from over 40 contributing authors, including “You Can’t Do It Alone” by Gregory Scott Reid, “From Building a Team to Building Your Dreams” by Dr. Charles Majors and “What an Awesome Time It Is to Be Alive!” by our own Janet Florence McCormack.
In order to build a successful team, you must have the right people in place who support you and your goals. The Power of Team helps you to identify the people who belong on your team by providing you with specific tips on how to recognize them. It also teaches you how to transform the individuals who you have handpicked for your team into a cohesive, functioning group that promotes your professional growth and development.
Janet Florence McCormack is co-director of HBC, LLC, an “edutainment” company that promotes learning through media and specializes in celebrations, coaching, books and CDs. McCormack became involved in education, media and entertainment because she enjoys helping people use their creativity to realize their maximum potential.
To learn more about The Power of Team or to purchase a copy of the book, visit www.powerofteambook.com or go to www.barnesandnoble.com.
September 5, 2008
“The Race For Technology: Conquering The High Frontier”, the third and final book in an eyewitness Technology Trilogy about major emerging technologies in the 20th century, was released for sale in bookstores and for direct purchase from the publisher, it was announced by author Thomas W. Becker of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The first two books in the trilogy, “Eight Against the World: Warriors of the Scientific Revolution” and “A Season Of Madness: Life and Death in the 1960s,” went on sale in the last half of 2007.
The Trilogy is a focus on emerging technologies discovered in the 16th and 17th centuries. These technologies later are set against the backdrop of the global Cold War as well as other major cultural events in America and around the globe. Becker was an eyewitness to many of these events in one way or another; as a photojournalist or a space technology educator in the United States and in Europe. As an on-site witness, he captured the essence of events whenever possible in pictures, published for the first time in all three books.
Book 1 “Eight Against the World: Warriors of the Scientific Revolution” introduces the geniuses of the Renaissance, whose difficult work in astronomy and physics led civilization to the technologies of the 21st century and the cultures we enjoy today. This book describes the everyday lives of hardship and heartbreak suffered by men like Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton as they labored to redefine the universe and humankind’s place in it. Becker sets the stage for the Industrial Revolution and the 19th and 20th centuries’ ages of invention and technology. (Available both in hardbound and paperback editions)
Book 2 “A Season Of Madness: Life and Death in the 1960s” is a look back at that chaotic decade of the Cold War turned hot. Included are descriptions of the fight for Berlin, the knife edge of nuclear war in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the multiple assassinations of our political leadership, the rioting and burning of whole cities, the killing of college students in the Kent State Massacre, the international race for the moon, and the assault on Mars. Intertwined with new technologies is a review of the sudden collapse of America’s treasured value system and a new design of cultural morality that still plagues us today. (Available both in hardbound and paperback editions)
Book 3 “The Race For Technology: Conquering The High Frontier” highlights some of the new technologies discovered during the 1970s through the 1990s including the Soviet-American “handshake in space”, the continued assault on Mars, encounters with Halley’s Comet, the Chernobyl nuclear incident and more. Also included are descriptions of numerous international civilian technologies. (Available in paperback edition only)
Becker is a seasoned writer with 12 published books and more than 300 published journal articles. He recently accepted an invitation to membership in the prestigious Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals. His books may be ordered direct from the publisher at www.authorhouse.com or purchased onsite at Borders Express at Coventry Mall, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Thomas W. Becker
Ph. 610 906 4648
August 27, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who member Melissa Ferrick will be releasing a new album in September 2008, “Goodbye Youth,” a follow-up album to “In the Eyes of Strangers,” released in 2006. The new album will be available for download from iTunes on September 16, 2008 and will mark Melissa’s ninth studio release.
To help promote the release of her new album, Melissa will be performing at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 8:15pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.berkleebpc.com/.
Melissa released her first record at age 22 with Atlantic Records. Her next three albums were released through Indie Records and in 2000 she launched her own label, Right on Records. Visit http://www.melissaferrick.com/ for tour dates and to learn more.
August 26, 2008
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- I knew that her disease would only disappear by unblocking the waste in her nervous system, which had been occurring during the first three months of her life, and had actually saved her life! Of course my breast milk had long since dried up. It was necessary to wean Laurie back to a natural regime very gradually so as to prevent a shock to her system, as had occurred when she had been removed from me. One week when the nurse at the hospital said the Laurie's weight gain was not enough, the sinking feeling of another possible calamity was overwhelming.
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August 21, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who lifetime member, Joanne Calcagno, has received great reviews for her book, Raaof. Published in 2007 by BookSurge Publishing for readers aged 6 to 9 years old, Raaof tells the story of a young boy from Yemen who immigrates to Flushing, NY. After enrolling in public school, he must learn to overcome rejection from his peers. With the help of an understanding teacher, Mrs. Wright, and his own artistic talent, he discovers a way to reach out to other children, earn their respect and find friendship.
A social worker commented that Raaof “teaches children not to be judgmental and compartmentalize people in the same category as those who committed atrocities against the US.” She went on to state that the book is a good read for fourth and fifth graders, as it encourages them to be more understanding and receptive about other cultures.
Calcagno, an elementary schoolteacher for over 23 years, wrote Raaof based on her personal experiences as an educator. Raaof was an opportunity for her to explore the subject of prejudice and foster an understanding of a multicultural world for young students.
For more information about Joanne Calcagno and Raaof, visit Amazon.com.
Posted by Cambridge Who's Who at 3:01 PM
July 23, 2008
Reprinted from: The Jewish Standard
Horn and his wife, Dinah, did not discuss their wartime experiences with their three daughters — not until Sandy, at age 10, discovered a black notebook with yellowed pages covered in her father’s handwriting.
The stories gradually started spilling out when she confronted her parents with her discovery. The notebook, she learned, contained memoirs her father had started to write in a displaced-persons’ camp in Stuttgart.
The Horns both came from the same city, Radom, and had met in its ghetto when Dinah (then Danka) was 12 and Joseph was 15. Dinah survived Bergen-Belsen and met up with her future husband again at the DP camp. "My father arrived in New York in 1947; my mother arrived in July 1949 and they were married in November 1949," Rubenstein related.
Rubenstein is a reading and language-arts teacher at Horace Mann in Riverdale, N.Y., where she first began following in her father’s footsteps by presenting 35-minute multimedia talks to middle- and high-school classes about his experiences. Now that the new edition of the book is out, she has expanded her schedule to venues in New Jersey as well. The presentation begins with a picture of the cover of "Mark it With a Stone" and includes up to 20 DVD clips from the Shoah Foundation interview.
Her mother, who now lives in Washington Township, is not comfortable with public speaking but has attended some of her daughter’s lectures.Rubenstein is hopeful that her presentations encourage students to "reflect on their own moral responsibility, and to stand up and fight against genocide and prejudice, which still occur today. The concept of remembrance is not only about what happened in the past, but how to behave in the future. I believe this heartfelt program marks the advent of ways to teach the Holocaust after survivors are no longer with us."
June 25, 2008
Reprinted from: Skope Magazine Online http://www.skopemag.com/
June 13, 2008
Here on ‘Skoped Out With Stoli Razz’ you know that we love to interview the hottest new artists. This week we are going behind the scenes to the the people who make the industry run like it does. It is a priviledge to interview Mona Loring, the president of Mona Loring PR in CA. Mona created & runs a full capacity PR firm for music, books, TV, & film. If you are looking for that big break this is for you!
Stoli: At what age did you decide that you wanted to get into PR and the music industry?
ML: I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry my entire life. For years I always thought I’d be the one in the spotlight until I got a dose of reality in college. I was a theatre minor and by the time I took my first acting class, I came to the realization that the spotlight wasn’t for me and that I’d rather be the one to do big things in the background. Flash forward, I was 26 when I went into PR after freelance writing while taking copywriting (PR writing) courses. It was kismet in a way– the entire thing fell into my lap. Not to cut myself short, I have worked 17-20 hours days over the past three years, but I did get lucky finding what I was meant to do so randomly and at such a young age.
Stoli: Did you have to go to a special school or university to study PR and/or music business?
ML: Yes and no. I took courses in copywriting, which is a form of PR writing. Therefore, my background in PR writing is solid. I had to learn everything else from experience. As I was growing, I was trying to learn every angle of PR in every area I possibly could. I worked for free at time but now, I have experience in non-profit and philanthropic, business, fashion, and literary public relations in addition to my background with TV, film and music.
Stoli: What had happened that led you to starting your own company MLC PR? How did you go out and attract clients when you were just starting out?
ML: This is where the luck comes into play. My first job in PR was as a PR Director for a children’s book publisher called Playdate Kids Publishing. The president of the company owned a music video production company where I had interned in college so she already knew my work ethic well. When she read a few press releases and articles I had published, she called and asked me to work for her on the spot. I was already making a living writing freelance, but I always had an interest in PR– just never thought I could get into it without working at a large company first. I decided to throw caution to the wind and go for it. Since my passion was always in the entertainment industry, in addition to working with the publishing house, I sought after film producers, musicians, actors and reality stars. I offered them incredible rates and asked them to give me a shot– I was a smart girl who’d do them well while trying to build my firm. Without hesitation many of them agreed… Things just snowballed from there! Word of mouth rocks…
Stoli: Your firm handles everything from radio promotion, music licensing and corporate sponsorship acquirement, artist development and consulting services. Would you not say that you are are much more than just a PR firm and maybe even on the verge of management as well?
ML: We definitely can be seen as a form of management to some, and I do personally have music management in my background. We try not to outright say we offer management since we work with many music managers seamlessly without crossing any lines. However, when we have an artist who is not yet completely established and is somewhat starting out, we definitely do our best to assist them outside of what our services provide, mainly because we treat clients like family and we want them to do their best. These extra services definitely give us a leg up over many other PR firms.
Stoli: MLC PR also handles book, movies, and TV PR. What is a major difference that you see when promoting a music client than a TV show or book release?
ML: Music clients are the most laid-back clients of all. There is a different kind of passion that I see in musicians. With authors, they’re much less artistic and much more business-minded. TV clientele is a mix. Some are extremely passionate artists and others are natural-born entrepreneurs.
Stoli: You have had very impressive success thus far. What top three traits would you say are crucial for success in business today?
ML: Thank you, it didn’t come easy! Crucial traits for business success? I’d say: drive, intelligence and confidence. If I could add another, I’d add ethics, but unfortunately, I do see many people succeed in this world without it.
Stoli: If a client comes to you for your services but you are not feeling their sound or potential, how would you handle that?
ML: I am very honest. If I am not feeling them, I tell them in some way. I may lessen the blow and say it politely, but I never work with anyone I don’t believe in. I also try my best to give them constructive criticism. If they have potential, I definitely try to give them some tips on what they could do to improve.
Stoli: How has the Internet revolutionized the PR industry from how it was many years ago?
ML: Wow, I don’t think I could even touch this topic without at least an hour of someone’s time. To sum it up as best I can, I’d say that the internet has been incredible for the PR industry. Publicists who know how to think outside of the box now can reach the masses without the media. Through brilliant websites like: Myspace, Facebook, iSound, Stickam.com, etc., publicists can create a client’s image, set the record straight, disseminate news and much more.
Stoli: What PR campaign that you worked on until now are you most proud of how effective it was?
ML: That is a tough question because I am proud of a number of my campaigns. Specifically with music clientele, my firm has brought bands no one knew about in the spotlight, created local celebrities and even scored record label attention through the buzz we’ve created. It’s been amazing.
Stoli: When you are not working at the desk, what do you like to do on your free time?
ML: What is free time? ‘Nuff said.
Stoli: Where do you see the music industry headed in 10 years from now?
ML: Again, another topic that could be a chapter in an entire book. The music industry has changed immensely because of the Internet. Artists now have a plethora of outlets to share their music to the public online. I choose the term “plethora” carefully because this abundance can at times be damaging. There’s so much out there, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Many artists are now trying to release their music without the help of a label, which I agree, for some, is a smart plan. However, for many, if the marketing is not well thought-out, and the team around the artist is not well-built, failure is far too likely. Bottom line, I think in the next 10 years, the music industry will see a shift in music distribution leading to more and more independent artists and labels legitimately competing with the majors.
Stoli: Where would you like to see MLC PR in 5 years from now?
ML: I have to say I am thankful for where it is now! In such a short period of time the firm has grown immensely and the only thing I’d want to see is more growth, while the family-feel remains intact. We may seem somewhat corporate from an imaging standpoint, and I branded us like that on purpose, we’re professional and we mean business. However, our clients all feel right at home, knowing our hearts and minds are on their side at all times.
Stoli: You hired Jennifer Lyneis to handle corporate sponsorships (as well as head up record promotion and music licensing). What are the big corporations looking for before they invest in a musical act or entity?
ML: They want what everyone else wants when investing in anything. The peace of mind that they’re supporting an artist that has stirred up a strong buzz and built a solid following. Jen and I decided to come together because we both knew an artist would strongly benefit if they had one solid firm act as a team fueling the each other representative’s fire. When MLC PR builds a buzz for an artist and/or raises their profile, a record promoter can get them played on airwaves that much easier– and that much more often. If we create a celebrity-like image for an artist, a company is that much more likely to endorse or sponsor their act. Same thing on the flip side, radio airplay and corporate sponsorship gives us a story…
Stoli: What form of marketing would you say is most effective and why?
ML: In this day and age, online marketing is by far the most effective. The reason is plain and simple– the Internet’s outreach far surpasses any national magazine or radio show’s numbers. We’re always trying to build a strong online buzz around each client because in this day and age, almost everyone surfs the net to hear new music, check out their favorite artists and read the news.
ML: Keep an eye out for our artists! They are the only one who really matter! Check out our Myspace for news and definitely reach out to me and my team… we love getting emails from our clients’ fans and potential clients curious about what we do and how we do it!
Mona Loring, President
June 16, 2008
June 9, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who Lifetime member, Cynthia B. Ainsworthe, has received the prestigious IPPY Award for her romance novel, Front Row Center. The Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY Awards) have been recognizing the best indie-published books of the year in 65 categories since 1996. Ms. Ainsworthe’s first novel, Front Row Center, has earned her a bronze medal in the 12th Annual IPPY Awards romance category, which were presented in Los Angeles on May 30, 2008. This year’s award winners were chosen from 3,175 entries. This is an exciting accomplishment for Ms. Ainsworthe, whose full-time job is nursing. Here is a summary of her award-winning novel, Front Row Center, which can be found on Amazon.com in CD-ROM PDF format. You can also visit Ms. Ainsworthe's website, www.wordsandpassion.com where you can request an autographed version of the CD-ROM.
“Taylor Allen, a happily married businesswoman, finds herself attracted to a very popular singing idol. Larry Davis, a world-renowned singer and bachelor, who feels his only love is his music, is drawn to Taylor at one of his concerts. She sits front row, center seat, when their eyes meet. They both feel the surge of electricity pass between them. Is this the beginning of love? Will their hearts embrace and dance to this dangerous and forbidden rhythm?” (Amazon.com Book Summary)
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June 4, 2008
A pest-proof hummingbird feeder was first on the list for this entrepreneur.
My love for birds and wildlife started when I was a kid. I remember going to my grandmother's house and admiring her many bird feeders hanging from the birch tree in her front yard.
My father also helped nurture my passion for wildlife and bird-watching by teaching me how to make birdhouses and feeders. In winter, we spent hours filling feeders and preparing new nesting boxes for the next season. Every day, it was exciting to walk through the woods around our house, watching the bird activity.
So I headed in a different direction altogether. I started looking for wholesalers in the United States that that had good, quality products that I could sell. I found many great companies, so I decided to open up a new on-line company, Barn in the Sticks.
I want my business to do well, but my goals really go beyond that. Most of the products on my Web site are made in the United States, and I've selected them all with pride.
May 20, 2008
"Your Grace and Mercy," produced by Cambridge Who's Who member Dean Morrow-Miles, now available in stores!
Cambridge Who's Who congratulates member, Dean Morrow-Miles on the release of his newest CD, Your Grace & Mercy. Mr. Morrow is the chief executive officer of Phyllies Intruders, LLC; a four-man Intruders tribute vocal group from Philadelphia, PA. The group was formed in 1999 with Tony Strong, Saleem Love, Preston Stroman and Renardo Haynes. Mr. Morrow-Miles also specializes in performing, song writing, producing and mentoring in the entertainment industry.
The CD is now available at CLC Bookstore in Chestnut Hill, CLC Bookstore at 7th and Chestnut Streets and at The Sound of Market, on 11th Street, Philadelphia. You can also purchase the CD online at www.digstation.com/morrow-miles.
May 19, 2008
Cambridge Who's Who Member, Mel Wildermuth and his partner, Cris Wildermuth of the Effectiveness Group, LLC have published an article in the American Society for Training and Development's T&D Magazine, January 2008 issue titled: "10 Ms of Employee Engagement." The article specifies 10 elements that every company needs to create an engagement-friendly workplace. Read an excerpt of the article below or download the full version.
Experts have defined engagement as a persistent state of work fulfillment. This fulfillment translates into enthusiasm and passion, higher than average levels of concentration and focus, and an irresistible boost of energy. Indeed, passion, focus, and energy are key components of engagement: Take away any of these factors and engagement suffers.
Engagement is the current battle cry for many management experts. “We’re all about engagement,” one of our clients says. “Engagement is part of our values and training curriculum. We want to make sure our employees, leaders, and customers are engaged.”
There are 10 Ms of engagement to help create engagement-friendly organizations. Nine of these components operate in three separate but deeply connected dimensions: the organization’s culture, the job, and the person. The final factor—the match—connects the dots between culture, job, and personal issues.
May 13, 2008
NH Heroes: Emergency? They're going inBy NANCY FOSTER
New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2008
MILFORD – When the fire call came in just before 1 a.m. last May 18, four Milford police officers rushed to 48 Dearborn St.
Officers Weston Vollheim and Dana Johnson were the first to arrive at the home; within moments, they were joined by officers Garret Booth and Christopher Blastos.
Together at an award ceremony at the Milford Police Station, the four officers involved in the attempt to rescue Ellen Cassidy during a house fire are, from left, Christopher Blastos, Dana Johnson, Weston Vollheim and Garret Booth.
"We found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the residence," Vollheim recalled, "and all four of us ran in."
While Johnson and Booth surveyed the first floor, Vollheim and Blastos ran upstairs, yelling and trying to get a response from the two residents they believed were inside.
"Suddenly, we were facing a wall of smoke," Vollheim said. "There were four or five inches of breathable air near the floor, but otherwise we couldn't see at all."
As embers and debris started falling from the ceiling, Blastos stuck his head down into the clear air below the smoke and found Ellen Cassidy, 60, lying on the floor of a second-floor bedroom.
"He pulled her out and we brought her out of the house," Vollheim said.
Vollheim and Booth then started looking for Cassidy's son, but it turned out he wasn't home.
"We were wearing polyester, which is like kindling," Vollheim said, "and when more debris started falling, Officer Booth, who was the senior officer, ordered us to get out."
Once outside, Booth and Blastos decided to take one more look inside the house while Vollheim joined Johnson in administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation to Cassidy until the Milford Ambulance Service arrived.
"Unfortunately, we couldn't get her back," he said.
Cassidy died at the scene. Authorities said the cause of death was smoke inhalation. The fire was not considered suspicious.
Although the officers weren't able to save Cassidy, Vollheim said he wouldn't hesitate to try to save someone's life, even if it meant risking his own.
"I'm not interested in running into another burning building," Vollheim said, "but as police officers, we're often the first ones on the scene. If someone's trapped inside a burning building, we're going in."
Vollheim, Blastos, Booth and Johnson will be honored with New Hampshire Union Leader Hero Awards, presented in conjunction with Citizens Bank, at a reception at the State House in Concord Thursday.
The Hero Awards are given out annually to recognize the efforts of New Hampshire residents who risked their lives in attempts to save others.
April 21, 2008
Cambridge Who's Who Member Rose Anderson Recognized in the Henry Daily Herald for Her Efforts in Community Service
“Born to Help Others” written by Nicklaus Lovelady of the Henry Daily Herald applauds Cambridge Who's Who member Rose Anderson for her commitment to community service and her lifelong efforts to help others.Born to help others
By Nicklaus Lovelady
Rose Anderson of Hampton is your average mother of two, with one exception — she has an exceptionally large heart.
On Thursday, she drove around her friend Frances Exum to the veterinarian to have Exum’s cats examined. Because Exum is at an age where she can no longer drive, Anderson volunteers to take “Ms. Frances” to places she needs to go.
That’s typical for Anderson — always doing something for someone else.
“I can’t drive any more, so when I need to go some place I’ll ask Rose and she’s always there,” Exum said. “So instead of driving Ms. Daisy, it’s driving Ms. Frances.”
When Exum began to describe Anderson, every adjective she used was synonymous with someone known for their generosity.
Anderson said her selfless spirit began to blossom when she was a child growing up in Kansas City. Her mother, who was big on community service, would force Anderson and her sister to take part in different missions around town as early as six years old.
She continued serving others in various capacities as she grew into adulthood including working with the Kansas City YWCA, shelters for abused women and children, and helping to establish a nonprofit thrift store.
“I’ve done whatever I can, whenever I can to help serve my community,” Anderson said. “I believe in empowering others to know they are worth more and are able to do more.”
When Anderson moved to Hampton 13 years ago she brought along her spirit of helping others.
For nearly 10 years, the housewife worked as a Veterans Administration volunteer. Anderson spent countless hours tending to the needs of local World War II veterans.
In 2004, Anderson was the driving force to get the Henry County High School marching band an equipment truck. Prior to that the band had to rent U-Haul trucks whenever they wanted to go to a band competition.
“She is the reason the band has the equipment truck,” Henry County High School Band Booster president Pauline Wilhoit said. “She took on that endeavor and managed to work miracles to make it happen.”
Anderson said one of her greatest volunteer efforts came while working as a troupe leader with a local Girl Scouts group. She said one of her girls received the Gold Award, which is equivalent to the Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout.
Her volunteer efforts over the years led Anderson to be recognized as a Cambridge Who’s Who Woman of Distinction award recipient.
While receiving awards are great, Anderson prefers a warm thank you from someone she has helped.
“Most of the time it will happen in an airport or somewhere really busy. All of a sudden I’ll hear someone call my name,” she said. “They’ll run up and hug me and say thank you for helping them out.”
Rose Anderson joined Cambridge Who's Who as a lifetime member in June 2007. Ms. Anderson has also been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who as a VIP member. Cambridge Who's Who offers its members recognition and exposure of their accomplishments, credibility in their field and networking opportunities to stimulate career growth. Cambridge Who's Who applauds Rose Anderson for her commitment to community service and bettering the lives of those around her. We wish her continued success in her endeavors.
April 17, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who Member Troy A. Hanna Director of Sales at ComedySportz Indianapolis is among the attendees and supporters of an event to raise funds for Humane Society of Indianapolis. On Sunday April 27, 2008 Troy and ten to fifteen walkers will represent ComedySportz Indianapolis in support of “Mutt Strut”. Mr. Hanna was recently interviewed by Fox 59 News Indianapolis, when asked about the event he stated “it just seemed like a good opportunity for a bunch of us to get together to share our love of animals, have a good time and raise awareness for a good time.” To view the full video interview with Troy and other participants/sponsors of the event visit the Fox 59 Website.
Sandra K. Campbell (Flippin) the Sales Manager / Event Coordinator for A-Classic Expo Design has been on the move working with HSI Show Productions as their trade show service provider. She just completed one of the oldest consumer shows in the United States, "50th Anniversary Flower & Patio Show", King Tut Exhibit and 2nd Annual Super Bride Sunday. The Flower & Patio Show is one-of-two historic shows produced by HSI with the other one being the 59th Annual Christmas Gift & Hobby Show which will be held in November 2008.
A-Classic Expo Design is a full service trade show service company located in Indianapolis, Indiana. They provide the latest trends and services for the production of trade shows, conferences, special events and product launches. Our large inventories of trade show equipment and services will be your one-stop-shop, saving you time and money.
A-Classic Expo Design started working 11-days prior to show opening to public with a mass amounts of labor force marking floors, setting drape, working with exhibitors to organized move-in from the smallest items to the very large items. During the show our duties consisted of assisting show management with any and all dues of productions of different events. After 9-days of show we did everything in reverse in tearing down all of the equipment and assisting with exhbitors move-out.
The 50th Anniversary Indiana Flower & Patio Show featured 30 spectacular showcase gardens and 450 exhibitors taking up the themed to all-time movie favorites. The garden themes' complement the show's golden anniversary theme, "A Red Carpet Affair."
Landscape designers and exhibitor from across the United States used the latest trends in plants, hardscapes, fire and water features, landscape lighting, and other items to interpret their individual gardens' themes.
The showcase gardens include: "Romancing the Stone", "The Blue Lagoon", "Father of the Bride", "The Secret Garden", "Hoosiers", "A River Runs Through It", "Cocktail, Casablanca", "Caddyshack", "It's A Wonderful Life", "The Swiss Family Robinson", "Over the Hedge", "The Karate Kid", "A Salute to Disney", "Breaking Away", "Love, Actually", "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids", "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "There's No Place Like Home" (from "The Wizard of Oz").
The Flower & Patio Show features events within the event. This makes everyday of the show a new show with new features.Red Carpet Affair - After Dark.
"The gardens take on a totally different look when the overhead lights go out and the landscape lighting and fire features take over," said Donell Heberer Walton, executive director of HSI Show Productions, owner and producer of the 50th anniversary Indiana Flower & Patio Show.
"There's an ethereal quality to the gardens," she continued, "and from the comments we received after last year's After Dark event, people truly enjoyed seeing this different aspect and imaging how their own yards could be transformed through the wide variety of landscape lighting that's available today, and, of course, through the incredible fire features."
Treasures of King Tut
"The Treasures of King Tutankhamun" exhibit was featured during the Indiana Flower & Patio Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds'.
Treasures of King Tut featured 250 museum-quality replicas of the fabulous treasures that were entombed with the infamous boy-king.
Super Bride Sunday
It's the day little girls and young women dream of - their wedding day! Some have, since the age of 12, had the perfect wedding day pictured in their head: the colors, the cake and the dress! Now, that you've found Mr. Right and have the ring of your dreams, where do you begin shopping for the BIG DAY?
This is certainly not your typical bridal show! As each bride-to-be enters the show, she is greeted by a gentleman dressed in a tuxedo presenting her with a beautiful corsage.
Brides-to-be can experience a variety of wedding products and services from some of Indianapolis' most prestigious and respectable photographers, gown designers and florists.
Sandra Campbell joined Cambridge Who's Who as a lifetime member in December 2007. Cambridge Who's Who offers its members recognition and exposure of their accomplishments, credibility in their field and networking opportunities to stimulate career growth. Cambridge Who's Who applauds Ms. Campbell for taking full advantage of her Cambridge Who's Who member benefits and wishes her continued success in her endeavors.
April 16, 2008
Landmark String of Engagements Links Cambridge Who's Who Members with Success Coach and Best-Selling Author Mike LitmanUniondale, NY, April 10, 2008 - Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc. is excited to announce a new benefit for its members, the 2008 Teleseminar Series. The program was created to provide useful information that will help participants achieve success in their personal and professional endeavors. The major themes that will be addressed in these teleseminars are effective personal branding, the power of networking and business building. These core principles are valuable to Cambridge Who's Who members in every profession and at all stages of their careers.
This evening, at 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, 200 Cambridge Who's Who members will participate in the first one-hour long teleseminar entitled "Million Dollar Networking Strategies for the 21st Century." The presentation, which is free to members who pre-registered, will feature proven success coach, best-selling author and multi-millionaire Mike Litman as guest speaker. On the conference call, he will share his success tips and goal setting techniques to help subscribers develop their personal brand, achieve business growth and expand their professional network.
Following the teleseminars, participants will be invited to join Cambridge Who's Who Connect, a networking site where members can share information with each other and continue discussions sparked by the teleseminar series. Cambridge will also post excerpts of the teleseminars on the Cambridge Who's Who Resource Center, a place for members and non-members to gather information and seek advice on popular topics including online networking, starting your own company, marketing your products and services and making yourself into a valuable contact. A content-rich site, the Cambridge Who's Who Resource Center gives Cambridge Who's Who members an opportunity to establish themselves as leaders in their industries and professions online through its contributing author program.
"By strengthening the value proposition of Cambridge Who's Who membership with services like the teleseminar series, we hope that members will make Cambridge their primary resource for how-to and reference information," says Erica Lee, Chief Operating Officer of Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc. She continues, "In the future, we would love to see members who have already distinguished themselves as experts lead one of our teleseminars. What better way to build your brand and position yourself as an authority in your field than to address an audience of your peers."
Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc. is committed to delivering the highest quality networking resources for relationship building, job recruitment, career enhancement and new business development. In accordance with this mission, Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc. is proud to present the 2008 Teleseminar Series.
About Cambridge Who's Who Publishing Inc.
Cambridge Who's Who is an invitation-only network comprised of over 200,000 executives, professionals and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their industry and occupation. Cambridge Who's Who membership provides individuals with a valuable third party endorsement of their accomplishments and gives them the tools needed to gain competitive edge and strategic positioning within their profession by helping them to brand themselves and their businesses effectively. It also facilitates networking among a diverse group of professionals at various stages of their careers. For more information about Cambridge Who's Who, see www.cambridgewhoswho.com.
About Mike Litman
Mike Litman is the #1 best-selling author of Conversations with Millionaires. Over the last six years, he has coached over a quarter million business owners, showing them how to improve themselves and build their businesses better and faster. He is a nationally recognized networking expert and Cambridge Who's Who Publishing, Inc. is excited to present his proven strategies for success to its members.
April 1, 2008
Easton, PA, April 1, 2007- , a psychotherapist with Bethlehem Counseling Associates, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for his commitment to counseling individuals, families and couples. Eckel is also an accomplished songwriter, pianist and singer who has released five full-length CD recordings and toured nationally and internationally.
After obtaining his bachelor of arts in music from Berklee College of Music, Eckel took a position as a high school music teacher in New York City. He became close to many students and was treated as a de facto counselor, of sorts. Says Eckel,
"Although I thoroughly enjoyed teaching music, I realized that I took even more pleasure in counseling students through their problems."This prompted Eckel to pursue a master of arts in school counseling from New York University. Once he accomplished this goal, Eckel worked as a counselor at a Yonkers high school while pursuing his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University and Argosy University. Today in private practice, Eckel feels tremendous satisfaction when his clients grow and improve the quality of their lives.
Eckel has pursued his foremost passion, music, with equal fervor. He has recorded five full-length CDs, each accompanied by a music video. He toured in France, Italy and Spain as well as on the East Coast and sold 7,000 CDs from the truck of his car. His style has been influenced by Billy Joel, Elton John and The Beatles, among others.
According to Eckel, his career achievements can be chalked up to his drive, his ambition to succeed and his belief in education. A national board certified counselor licensed in four states, Eckel is also certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and is a board-certified hypnotherapist. Eckel is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Chi Sigma Iota honor society. To listen to a sampling of Eckel's music or to purchase his CD, visit http://www.thomaseckel.com.
About Cambridge Who's Who
The mission of Cambridge Who's Who is to provide its 200,000 members with recognition, support and credibility to advance their careers. Cambridge Who's Who is also committed to delivering the highest-quality networking resource, at www.cambridgewhoswho.com, for job recruitment, career enhancement and new business development.
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March 1, 2008
Cambridge Who’s Who members are well known for their drive, determination and dedication to business and professional development. Realizing that Cambridge Who’s Who members have a need to disseminate information about themselves, their companies and their products and services, Cambridge created Who’s Who Member News. Here members can make an announcement, share a special event or highlight a press release to be viewed by the general public as well as their fellow Cambridge Who’s Who members. If you are a member of Cambridge Who’s Who, please contact email@example.com for additional details.
Cambridge Who's Who applauds its members for taking full advantage of their Cambridge Who's Who member benefits and wishes them continued success in their endeavors.
Who's Who Member News
- Cambridge Who's Who Member, Cynthia B. Ainsworthe, Receives 2008 IPPY Award
- Cambridge Who's Who Member Chad Mathys featured in Birds & Blooms
- Cambridge Who's Who Member Christopher Blastos Awarded the New Hampshire Union Leader Hero Award for Fire Rescue
- Cambridge Who's Who Member Rose Anderson Recognized in the Henry Daily Herald for Her Efforts in Community Service
- Cambridge Who's Who Member Troy A. Hanna interviewed by Fox 59 News Indianapolis
- Cambridge Who's Member Sandra Campbell On The Move To Bring Spring To Indiana