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The Founding Members

Pat is an Entrepreneurial driven individual who has been able to accomplish much during his successful 30 year career in business. Dane spent his first 15 years at Xerox Corporation leaving as a Senior Executive and launching himself into the Start-up world. In July 1995, Dane created, and was CEO of, Dane Interactive, Inc. ( ) a boutique consulting company that assisted Internet Companies  CONTACT:

Rick is a former NBA basketball star, is a business development specialist for corporations and charitable organizations through Great American Nutrition, The Risk Advisory Council, Santa Fe Bancorp (partner), Synergy Financial (partner) Environmental Resources LLC(partner) and the Randy Morgan Collection. He is also a Board Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Legends of Basketball (NBA Retired Players Association, Athletes against autism, the Randall Foundation Athletes N Education (Founder)


Mr. Baddy was born in Washington, D.C.. He worked for the Department of Commerce, and the FAA in international project/program development/program management/international airport inspection in 47 foreign countries (Latin America/Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Micronesia and Canada). He became fluent in Spanish and French. Since retirement, he teaches English-As-A-Second-Language and consults. CONTACT:

Howard is a Financial Planner for sports and entertainment professionals, business owners (small, mid-size, and startups), and other professions. He is a graduate and former student athlete of West Virginia State University, where he played collegiate basketball and tennis. During his free time, he participates with several non-profit organizations to give back to the community, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.



Aura Imbarus is an educator, professional speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, a Pulitzer Prize entry and Amazon best-seller, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity. Born and raised in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania –or more precisely in “Dracula’s county Transylvania,” CONTACT:,

The company James Gaskin and Associates specializes in Business development and consultation. They have extensive expertise in direct marketing including direct mail. A former restaurant franchisee he has extensive expertise in customer service and its’ impact on business success. Contact Gaskin and Associates for a free consultation related to your concept, idea or business. CONTACT:

Dallas based marketing expert. As the owner of a marketing and public relations company, Miriam Glover Marketing, she specializes in social media networking. Her company was recently awarded the 2013 Best of Grand Prairie Award in Marketing Consultants. However, her journey to success started long before the accolades. (Dallas, TX)


Dr. Hickey is the Founder and Executive Director of Each One - Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement, and Success, an organization that focuses on efforts to heighten community awareness of the overwhelming importance of reforming educational practices targeting at-risk youth. He is also the CEO/President of the Admired Man Leadership Institute and author of "Admired Man." CONTACT:

The Willowbrook Inclusion Network (The WIN Zone).

OUR MISSION: To secure a dynamic and sustainable future for the Willowbrook community and its individual members through intergenerational stability, economic development, and civic engagement.


Dr. Kraft graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in BioEngineering from University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the prestigious Tau Beta Pi engineering society. He earned his M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School and then served as a resident, and as Chief Resident, in Anesthesiology at Georgetown University Hospital. CONTACT:

Coach Mims is a nationally recognized scout, recruiter and trainer. His relationships in the coaching sector are unparalleled and he has helped thousands of young people attend colleges and universities across the nation. With facilities in Detroit and Los Angeles he has trained legendary athletes and continues to be a leader in the field of sports training. (Detroit, MI & Los Angeles, CA)


Treasure is a highly qualified Financial Coach with the passion for helping people get back to work, and learn the skills of Money Management   Helping business owners take their business to the next financial level.  Helping them to understand the real financial needs of their business in order to find out the true growth of the business and where it should be going.   After 20 years she is currently a Financial Coach for Coalition for Responsible Community Development, (CRCD.) Treasure is a pioneer in Financial Coaching.  


Bob Grant is leader, innovator, visionary and selfless. He has been on the forefront in so many ways its hard to began, as one of the players who help to integrated sports in America, his low-key selfless style is distinct. He was one of the first African-American sports legends to be extremely successful in business. (Los Angeles, Hawaii)


A graduate of Purdue University he works closely with the Rose Bowl and UCLA on branding and marketing. Every business has a story to tell—A need to engage, inform and impact their audience while also delivering on measurable business goals. I help clients find the ideal medium and messaging that reaches and engages their target audience while achieving business objectives. 

A revered public speaker, teacher and proud mentor to a community of our youth population. As a visionary for social change and responsibility, his level of commitment of public outreach is driven by his own personal experiences. Keeping the mind set of each one teach one, Bryan has focused on ministering not only at church New Mount Pleasant MBC, (Inglewood CA) also, within the local community. CONTACT:

Dr. Michael Linden is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Nationally Certified Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Therapist. He has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, adults with ADD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder since 1982 and directs the Attention Learning Center and Attention Performance Center at two So Cal locations (Laguna Hills and Encinitas) since 1988. Dr. Linden works with athletes with concussions/head injuries, ADD and Aspergers


He earned All State in football and basketball and was honor a full athletic scholarship to play football at Texas A&M. Montgomery was an 1st Team All-Big 12 Defensive End. His college success was rewarded in 2005, when he was drafted by the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Montgomery played 8 years in the NFL and retired in 2011. He is known for films such as Focus, My name is nobody, and I Am Jack's Apocalypse. He had a near death experience when he was diagnosed with a medical condition during his collegiate playing days. CONTACT:

Mr. Pearsall is a Technology industry professional and the Executive Director of the National Alliance of African American Athletes. The Alliance presents the most prestigious award in the nation for African American Male High School Scholar Athletes, the Watkins Award.  (Baltimore, MD)


Mr. Hardy is a long time Texas coaching legend and entrepreneur. Releasing his two new books “7 Figure Side-Hustle” and Winology™ The 48 Laws of Winning. He has helped thousands of student-athletes find and succeed in colleges across the nation. His innovative philosophy and systems are copied and in high demand. (Dallas,  TX) CONTACT:

Areas of Expertise: Urban education; Parent Involvement; NCLB educational access, Common Core Standards, Local Control Funding Formula and equity; parents and students rights; education reform; Parent Education. Mary Johnson, is an Adviser to Lynwood Unified School District Parent councils, specializes in the influence cultural competence: awareness of one’s own cultural worldview. Candidate for the South Gate City Council 2017. CONTACT:

Founder Total Student-Athlete, Author

Michael Kostoff, M.A. Ed. has coached football at the high school and college level since 1990.  His recruiting experience has given him a solid understanding of the recruiting process, especially at the DII and DIII levels. He has encountered a number of gifted and talented athletes who were lost, confused and unaware of the recruiting process. (Michigan)


Jabari has a Master’s from Arkansas State University. He is an inventor and patent holder. His latest project is scheduled to be released in 2017. He is a product of Leuzinger High School and currently teaches and coaches at Leuzinger. He is a truly an American success story and is interested in making a difference in the lives of youth. 


Kamala Nellen is the founder and owner of Coaching for Champions, a consulting firm for professional and elite athletes that utilizes the comprehensive science of yoga for peak performance. Nellen pioneered the method called The Art and Science of Working IN for Champion Sports Performance™, and is the author of the book Working IN: The Elite Athlete's Guide to Working Out From The Inside. CONTACT:,

With nearly 25 years of experience in finance, Ron Peoples' success is the direct result of his practicing philosophy of relationship building, and the discipline derived from a career in law enforcement. Since the 1980s, Peoples has held positions in finance and insurance, received numerous performance awards, and was inducted into Smith Barney's Golden Circle Production Club. (South Carolina) CONTACT: 


Stanley has consulted public and private clients for thirty years. He has directed marketing solutions for clients such as BET Cable Network, MCA Universal, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser, Bud Light, Bacardi Silver); Seagram’s, AEG (Staples Center, Los Angeles Kings), Curacao Tourism Board, Board and others. He recently completed four years as a Project Consultant to FAME Santa Monica Senior Apartments, LLC, a 49 unit, $20 million senior affordable housing project. CONTACT: 

Coach CeJai is the mother of two D1 student athletes. Since 2009 Coach CeJai has placed over 150 urban student-athletes into colleges. She has generated over 45 Million dollars to send kids to college. One of the few female football coaches in the nation she has established a positive relationship with over 300 NCAA programs. She is the mother of three including 2017 Rhodes Scholar winner Caylin Moore.(Carson, CA)


Scientist-Smithsonian Museum, Co Founder A-Man, Inc Centers: Professor Hal Walker was the only person to fire the Ruby Red Laser to the Moon for the first Apollo 11 Moon Landing and has a permanent exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Mr. Walker began his career in the laser technology industry in early 1964 at KORAD Laser System, a Division of the Union Carbide Corporation. As a laser systems specialist, Hal traveled throughout the United States and the world introducing advanced new laser technologies to the fields of scientific research and industrial applications. CONTACT:,

Recently certified an an NFL Sports Agent. In my prior duties with Steinberg Sports In addition to assisting with football activities, I produced a weekly radio show with Yahoo! Sports, entitled "Behind Closed Doors," which airs live Monday nights from 8-10pm EST.  (Newport Beach, CA)  CONTACT:

Leigh Steinberg is an American sports agent legend. During his 41-year career, Steinberg has represented over 300 professional athletes in football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and Olympic sports. Leigh has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in football, basketball, baseball, hockey, boxing, golf, etc., including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with over 60 first round picks. (Newport Beach, CA) CONTACT:

Tyrone has always been considered a serial entrepreneur with a lifetime passion for sports. Tyrone’s work history over the years has included IBM, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, the school system, several successful small businesses, professional athletes, and entertainers. (Atlanta, GA)


Co-Founder A-MAN, Inc. STEM Centers

Dr. Walker is a former university professor, public school administrator, secondary and elementary school principal with over 30 years of experience.  In addition, Dr. Walker was the recipient of the prestigious award, “Woman of the Year” in 1995 representing the 28th senatorial district in Los Angeles county. 

TThe STEM Center's latest Global project will utilize space sciences and technology and blended STEM methodologies. The Center was established in South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela. Dr. Walker was the STEM International Alliance Educator Awardee for 2015 /2017

(South Africa/Los Angeles, CA)


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