Peter Rowe, writer and filmmaker, has been involved with music throughout his life. In 1966 he made what was once called “the world’s first rock video.” He filmed the Isle of Wight Rock Festival, John and Yoko’s Bed-in for Peace, and performers such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis and Joni Mitchell.
He has made over 180 films including the acclaimed 49 part television series Angry Planet and feature films like Treasure Island, starring Jack Palance, and The Best Bad Thing, starring George Takei.
The harrowing and outrageous stories of Peter Rowe’s films are described in his first book Adventures in Filmmaking. As Publishers Weekly described him in the review of this 2013 book, "He has traveled the world and filmed in the most extreme conditions."
Dr. Shauna Springer is a licensed psychologist and nationally recognized expert on close relationships and trauma. Known as “Doc Springer”, she is a trusted advisor for a vast network of veterans, military families and fellow thought leaders. Her uniquely perceptive insights have helped thousands of patients reconnect to hope, strengthen their relationships, and build lives driven by their values. Dr. Springer’s work has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS Radio, Forbes, Psychology Today, and Military Times. She is co-author of the best-selling book, Beyond the Military, which explores the psychological, cultural and relational aspects of military transition. Her next book, WARRIOR: How to Support Those Who Protect Us brings the worlds of the warrior and those they protect together to shine new light on things that many of us thought we understood: Trust, Stigma, Firearms, The Imploding Mind, and Connection. WARRIOR will be published May 1, 2020.
Steven Yellin is the founder of the revolutionary Fluid Motion Factor program, a mental sports training program not based on sports psychology.
Steven has produced DVDs in golf and bowling. He has worked with professional golfers that have won over $70 million dollars in prize money. He has also worked with the woman’s French Olympic team, the Danish national team and the 2016 University of Washington women’s national NCAA championship team. His program is endorsed by some of the leading golf professionals around the world, including legendary teaching pro David Leadbetter.
Steven taught his program for five years at the Leadbetter Golf Academy in Orlando.
Because fluid motion is produced identically in every sport, he has worked with top athletes in other sports as well, including 2017 US Open bowling champion, Rhino Page.
Robert L. Saloschin was born in 1920 in New York City and passed away at the age of 95 after an illustrious legal career, mainly in the US Department of Justice. At DOJ, he had earned the moniker “The Wizard of FOIA” for his leadership in implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. He completed Government of ALL the People just a year before his death.
His early assignments at DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel included civil rights, the Olympic Games, immigration, communications satellites, oil importation, racketeering, conscientious objectors, and airline hijacking. He was a member of a U.S. diplomatic delegation to a conference of 72 nations in the Hague to develop a treaty to extradite hijackers.
In 1970 Bob Saloschin became the Chairman of the newly formed Freedom of Information Committee, and in 1978, the Director of the Office of Information Law and Policy, advising all federal agencies on openness and secrecy issues under FOIA.
During his more than 20 years at Justice, he worked directly with Attorneys General Kennedy, Katzenbach, Clark, and Rehnquist. Katzenbach openly credited Bob with stopping violence against the Freedom Riders by suggesting use of the existing statutory powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission, which prohibited discrimination in inter-state bus transportation.
Maryann Karinch began her career in book publishing in 1994 with the publication of her first work of non-fiction and has followed it with 30 other commercially published works. In 2004, Maryann founded The Rudy Agency, a literary agency specializing in non-fiction.
The Rudy Agency has placed the work of more than 150 authors with 49 different publishers during that time. Most of those authors were first timers, but they came in with a professional commitment to hit high editorial standards and promote their books--and those are the kind of authors who are the prime audience for her new book with Armin Lear, Game Plan for Getting Published
After coaching many of her authors through the proposal writing process, and guiding them through the launch of their books, she decided to share the process she has taught them in Game Plan for Getting Published.
Bob Kaluza joined BP in 1997 as a Drilling Engineer and worked his way up to the position of Well Site Leader, Deepwater—a position that put him in a senior role at Thunder Horse, the largest offshore installation of its kind in the world. Through a combination of serendipity and being a nice guy, he ended up at the Deepwater Horizon four-and-a-half days prior to the blowout.
His early years as a roughneck, driller, and toolpusher laid the foundation for an intimate knowledge of the day-to-day demands on a rig. His academic credentials in engineering and business, coupled with continuing professional education, confirm his qualifications to take a leadership role in a major drilling venture, whether on land or offshore.
Bob was scapegoated as part of a corrupt cooperation-for-leniency deal that BP, which operated Deepwater Horizon, made with the United States Department of Justice. Ultimately, all felony charges were dropped and--after waiting six years to get his days in court--he was also declared not guilty of violating the Clean Water Act. It took the jury less than two hours to render their verdict.
Bob's book, Deepwater Deception, will be reissued April 20, 2020, the tenth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Don L. Goldenberg, MD is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Faculty, Departments of Medicine and Nursing Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. Goldenberg was honored in 2008 with the prestigious Marian Ropes Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing excellence in arthritis care from the Massachusetts Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and was selected as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in 2009.
Dr. Goldenberg has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals as well as four books. In addition, Dr. Goldenberg has been included in each edition of The Best Doctors in America and selected as one of the “Best Doctors in Boston” by Boston Magazine. His medical expertise has made him widely sought out for commentary on national television. He’s been interviewed on the Today show and Good Morning America and his work on chronic illnesses has been covered in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the New Yorker.
Dr. Goldenberg attended medical school at the U. of Wisconsin, completing his internship and residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and rheumatology training at Boston U. School of Medicine. He was Chief of Rheumatology at Madigan Army Medical Center from 1973-1975, then joined the rheumatology department at Boston U. School of Medicine from 1975-1988. He became Chief of Rheumatology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Tufts U. School of Medicine from 1989 to 2016, Dr. Goldenberg now serves as a member of the Affiliate Faculty in the Departments of Medicine and Nursing at Oregon Health & Science U. in Portland.
Bill Hughes has more than forty years of professional sales, marketing and business management experience. He has held executive level positions with large and small companies. Since 1990 he has worked with 50 plus small-to-medium-size companies to increase revenues, profits and corporate valuation through time-efficient, innovative business strategies, coupled with results-driven sales and marketing programs. He has been a guest lecturer at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and National University in San Diego, California.
Co-author Aastha Verma holds degree in electrical engineering and system engineering and is a senior cyber security expert for the United States Government.
Co-author Michael Hughes is a veteran in the digital marketing field and helped thousands of businesses increase sales and realize profitable returns from their online marketing investments.
Jim Hoffman, United States Naval Academy Class of 1966, was an executive in the aerospace industry, as well as serving in senior levels in defense and intelligence organizations.
Among the challenges that proved his agility in solving complex problems, he planned the turnaround for the factory that produced the Army’s tank engine in time for battle in the Gulf Wars. This success was instrumental in later being selected for a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in intelligence.
He became an expert in Enterprise Resource Management, consulting with Fortune 500 companies. The ERP foundation disciplines gave rise to the basic elements in Hoffman’s “American Value System,” which unifies the discussion of presidential values in the book. The system rests on five principles supporting seven presidential values.
Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong co-founded the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in 1996.
Carmen is the Artistic Director, and has personally directed almost all of the company’s sixty productions. She holds a Bachelor of Education from St Mary’s College, University of London, England, and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Carmen has been a professional actor, director and producer for over thirty years. She co-founded The Laughing Stock Theatre, an all-comedy theatre, and was Artistic Director of The Red Heel Theatre, which was devoted to the little-known classics of the Jacobean era, both in Philadelphia.
Carmen Khan and Jack Armstrong co-founded the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre in 1996.
Jack has written or edited most of the company’s proposals and strategy papers over the years. He has also written two novels, two screenplays, several stage plays and scores of essays and poems on a wide range of topics.
As the technologist of Reliance Graphics, Jack invented the Election Views ballot typesetting software, and has created the ballots for tens of millions of votes, across thousands of elections.
Jack loves climbing, hiking, paddling and sailing, photography, composing and performing music, and studying languages.
Robert Keith Wallace received his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA. His postgraduate research was conducted at Harvard. Keith is a pioneering researcher on the physiological effects of meditation. His work has inspired hundreds of studies on the benefits of meditation and mind-body medicine. His findings have been published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American. He has lectured on meditation at major universities and institutes in all European countries, as well as Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
He is the founding President of Maharishi International University (MIU) and has helped established graduate programs to train physicians, health professionals, and wellness consultants in Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health and a Trustee of MIU.
Keith is the author of a number of books including Dharma Parenting, Gut Crisis, and The Rest And Repair Diet. He resides in Fairfield, Iowa.