This group plays an important role in helping to protect the ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands and their conservation efforts have met with great success! To be a friend of the Galapagos, check out their spectacularly beautiful site. You can even download an excerpt from my children's book "The Adventures of Kaluwara the Koala in the Galapagos Islands" from their website. 760 hits so far! What an honor!!
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens http://www.nvrpa.org/parks/meadowlark/ Visit these beautiful gardens of hostas, irises, and peonies in the middle of Vienna, Virginia. Meander over bridges to the cool gazebos and watch the turtles in the ponds. And don't forget to check out the little gift shop. You'll find "Kaluwara" on sale there too! Look for my children's programs coming up in the log cabin at Meadowlark's wonderful summer camp, Camp Grow. And recently I've given several French and Italian tours of the gardens. Mais oui!!
The Johnson Group www.thejgroup.com Award-winning production team behind such well-received documentaries as the Emmy-nominated “Paper Clips,” which won 14 major awards, enjoyed extensive national and international theatrical release, was featured on HBO in November, and is now available in wide release on home video. “Paper Clips” was also recognized as one of the top five documentaries of 2004. I had the honor of portraying the voice of Lena Gitter, a 95 year old Holocaust survivor for this beautiful, poignant project and more recently the voice of Ivylyn in "Bedford: The Town They Left Behind" opening soon at Filmfest DC and the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC.
OPPIX Productions www.oppix.com For all your media needs! OPPIX is a full service video and digital media production company. Executive Producer Jim Oppenheimer has directed crews on location all over the U.S. and Central America under demanding and unpredictable conditions, such as frozen bogs, thermal springs, deserts, wild animal-infested forests, and the dangerous urban jungles of Mantua. Operations Manager Denise Oppenheimer keeps her cool and keeps the operation running smoothly with wit, flair, expertise, and the calm that only comes with years of experience. The coolest and most talented people you could work with!!
MHz Networks http://www.mhznetworks.org/programming/shows/452 My first "live" television role was in French with no teleprompter, raising thousands of dollars for MHz Networks. Since then, I participated in two WorldView segments, one of which was selected to appear nationally on PBS stations across the country!
Viva Tysons! Magazine VivaTysons.com Check out this trendy new magazine covering all the latest in the vicinity of Tysons Corner! Currently, I am an editor and restaurant reviewer for Viva Tysons!
The Chief Storyteller - Telling Your Business Story Ira Koretsky www.thechiefstoryteller.com blog: www.thechiefstoryteller.com/blog firstname.lastname@example.org Master of improv and business communications! A ComedySportz guru from way back, as well as a recently published author, Ira combines wit, cleverness, and sincerity with business savvy. An idea generator, a creativity guy with an MBA, and my only friend with his own blog! Talk to the Chief Storyteller!
Hispanic Heritage Awards Foundation www.hispanicheritageawards.com Honoring prestigious recipients from the Latino community each year at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Previous winners or presenters we've enjoyed meeting or interviewing include anchorwoman Soledad O'Brien, supermodel Patricia Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Tito Puente Jr., Olympic speed skater Derek Parra, director Gregory Navas, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese, soccer announcer Andres Cantor, fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez, and actor / director John Leguizamo. Very impressive contributions from these talented individuals!!
Council Communications www.CouncilCommunications.com Jerald Council is President of Council Communications and graphics editor of Gannett News Service, which includes USA TODAY. Council was also graphics editor of the Los Angeles Times, where he directed graphics accompanying two 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning stories. He has an M.A. in Journalism from A.U. and a B.F.A. from Howard. Council Communications provides comprehensive graphic design and photography. Their services include promotional materials, fashion and sports photography, specialty publications, corporate logos and traditional graphic arts. And not only that, he did the beautiful graphic design work on my 2006, 2007, and 2008 Desk Calendars!! And now they're going print! Check out this ultra-chic site! Just wait till you catch this vibe!
Kristine Kelly www.kristinekellymedia.com My on-camera talent teacher and great friend. Kristine and I did West Wing together, as well as reporting on the red carpet for the Hispanic Heritage Awards for UPOP. Kristine’s talent crosses genres, such as television production, acting, and bikini photo shoots in exotic tropical locations! I enjoyed being the photographic assistant on her latest photo shoot with CouncilCommunications.com. She's the girl for June. Check it out!! Princess Parties of Virginia www.princesspartiesva.com Cinderella (Rebecca Russell) will sing, dance, and entertain your guests! Her business www.chelseamorningdesigns.net creates beautiful greeting cards too! She's also the one cookin' up the cookbooks!
Stifel & Capra A darling little shop/art gallery by Theresa Stifel right in the heart of Falls Church city. Stop by after the Saturday Farmers' Market or on First Fridays of Falls Church. I will be participating again in the juried art/photography exhibit Artists Helping Others sponsored by Stifel & Capra this September.
Bakana www.bakanastyle.com The brilliant, talented, and entrepreneurial Brazilian beauty Priscilla Stephan designs and markets unique jewelry and accessories that are refreshingly original and dazzlingly eye-catching! Women-owned businesses in Brazil produce the artistic pieces for Priscilla's Bakana enterprise, all part of her forward-thinking global vision. You want style? Fun, hip, cool. Bakana!
Sangha www.sangha.ws Sangha is a fair trade store, a community enrichment center, and a world service organization. Jennifer Carter, Sangha's life force and director, describes Sangha as an interactive project depending upon a network of connections. Offering beautiful goods handcrafted by local populations in Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, Tibet, Siberia, and South Africa, Sangha's fair trade efforts are intended to provide opportunities for artists and craftspeople to create their work independently and sell it at a fair price.Recently heard on Global Women's Day on UPOP 29 XM satellite radio, along with Priscilla Stephan of Bakana, Sangha's meditation cushions hand-crafted by local artisans using local textiles in Cambodia and Rwanda help you help others, giving you true peace of mind during your yoga and meditations!
Heidi Burger www.heidiburger.com On the set of "The District," Heidi Burger was an ice skating stunt girl; I was an ice skater. It was freezing!! Her job was much more dangerous than mine, but the regular ice skaters still got $20 extra for stunt pay! She songwrites, voices over, and even jumps out of speeding cars? Now she even sings for her supper on the streets of New York and in the subway! Check out her website and find out more!
Rick Kain - Stunt Actor www.rickkain.com Check out Rick's site! He's done it all!
Allie, Supermodel Patricia Velasquez & Maria del Mar
Maria del Mar, Soledad O'Brien & Allie
"The Last Days of Cleopatra" Broadway Cast & Allie (Italian Script & Song Translator)