[ FOUNDING DIRECTORS ]

LORI R TAYLOR

A motivational speaker, marketing & branding consultant and entrepreneur.  Named a Top 50 Power Influencer by Forbes, two years in a row.  Has helped Disabled American Veterans raise 4 billion dollars $5 at a time over 20 years with own company Rev Media Marketing, while building her pet company from 0 to 8 figures in less than 18 months.  Lori is one of the most powerful content writers of our time no matter what the media: direct mail, radio, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn she’s done it all through the power of story bringing over 1MM fans over multiple communities on FB, the #1 Pet channel at YouTube with over 35MM views and over 130,000 buyers to prove the power of her content.

KEVIN HARRINGTON

If the phrase, “But, wait! There’s more!” makes you instantly think of the Ginsu Knife, you’re already acquainted with Kevin Harrington’s work. The creator of the infomercial, Kevin was named as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in by Entrepreneur magazine and has been an extremely successful business owner for several decades. Harrington has helped make products like the Food Saver and Tony Little’s Ab Isolator into household names. You’ll recognize Kevin Harrington fro his 175 segments on ABC’s Shark Tank, or perhaps from one of his regular appearances on Fox Business News or The View. He’s vetted more than 50,000 ideas in his 30-year career and cranked out 500 products with cumulative sales of more than $4 billion worldwide.

Kevin is the inventor of the infomercial, original Shark on ABC’s hit series Shark Tank, Co-Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co- Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Pioneer of the “As Seen On TV” Industry.  A successful entrepreneur, over the last 40 years Kevin has transformed the business world and helped 100’s of entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality by transforming their business idea’s and lifestyle.  Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide he has reviewed over 50,000 business plans and launched over 500 products resulting in more than $5 Billion in sales worldwide.

 

[ BOARD OF ADVISORS ]

DR. GENE

A high-tech start-up executive turned educator and writer. As a businessman he originated the Chuck E. Cheese concept of family entertainment among other entrepreneurial ventures. After years of interacting with creative and overachieving personalities he decided to document the inner workings of what made them tick and did his doctoral dissertation on the Jungian Psychology of Success. Dr. Gene lectures extensively on the vagaries of eminence and teaches MBA’s at the Hodges University graduate school in SW, Florida. Robert Toth, a creative genius in sculpturing wrote in 2010, “Dr. Landrum, you have been my inspiration from your first book, Profiles of Genius. Last night I stayed up all night reading The Superman Syndrome. Thank you, thank you thank you for being my inspiration. My family thought I was weird but you have validated my life’s calling.” Author Lee Milteer in an introduction in 2010 said, “Dr. Gene, your books have been the most inspiring of anything I’ve ever read. You are one of the true experts on entrepreneurship and one of the best thinkers of today.”

RON KLEIN

An ordinary man who accomplishes extraordinary things. He is a PROBLEM SOLVER. Every solution has resulted in monumental change, either in a new invention or a simple solution. His innovative ideas have changed the world. He is the inventor of the Magnetic Strip on the Credit Card, Credit Card Validity Checking System and the developer of computerized systems for Real Estate (MLS) Multiple Listing Services, Voice Response for the Banking Industry and BOND Quotation and Trade Information for the New York Stock Exchange. He was the founder and CEO of his public company, TECHNITREND, INC. as well as his company GENERAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

Ron’s latest patent is for a device that enables a visually impaired person the ability to identify an item when in physical range of that item. It utilizes a smartphone and special coded adhesive labels.

GREG REID

Best selling author, acclaimed speaker and filmmaker is a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts. As an action-taking phenomenon, strategy turns into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits. Published in over 45 books, 28 best sellers, five motion pictures, and featured in countless magazines, Greg will share that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply. Recently, Greg has been hand selected by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to help carry on the teaching found in the bible of personal achievement – Think and Grow Rich

SCOTT DUFFY

Entrepreneur, angel investor, and business consultant. He began his career working for best-selling author and speaker, Tony Robbins, and went on to work for several big media brands including CBS Sportsline, NBC Internet, & FOXSports.com. In 2006 he started Smart Charter, an online booking tool for private aviation, that was acquired by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Ranked as a top 10 speaker by Forbes in 2016, Scott is also a contributor to Inc. Com. His new break out, best selling book, Launch! is a roadmap for entrepreneurs to launch successful businesses, products, and services.

FRANK SHANKWITZ

In 1972, Frank started his career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, assigned to the Arizona Highway Patrol as a car officer assigned to Yuma, Arizona where Frank’s interest in working with children began as a coach for the Special Olympics program.

In 1975, Frank was transferred to the Phoenix area to be part of a new 10-man Motorcycle Tactical Unit designed for work throughout the state. For the next 10 years, whenever assigned to small towns, Frank would visit local grade schools and talk about bicycle safety and let the children sit on his motorcycle.

Frank was one of the primary officers from the Arizona Highway Patrol who was responsible for granting the “wish” of a 7-year old boy with leukemia, who wanted to be a Highway Patrol Motorcycle Officer like his heroes, Ponch and John from the television show, “CHIPS”. Chris was made the first and only Honorary Arizona Highway Patrol Officer in the history of the Arizona Highway Patrol, complete with a custom made uniform, badge, and Motor Officer Wings.

Chris succumbed to his illness a few day after receiving his “wish”, and was buried with full police honors in Illinois, with Frank leading the police funeral procession. Chris’ legacy lived on as the driving force for the inspiration for Frank’s idea to start a non-profit foundation that would go on to let thousands children ‘make a wish‘ and have it come true.

Frank retired as a Homicide Detective from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, returned as a sworn Reserve Detective assigned to the Prescott Police Department Cold Case Homicide Unit, and is the current secretary/member with the Yavapai County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse. Frank has 40 years of service in law enforcement.

ALLYN REID

Resident Sherpa at Sherpa Press. Co-Creator at Secret Knock and The Secret of Happiness Event.

Passionate about books, beauty and impact. An avid student of the world. Possessed by a natural curiosity about the origin of ideas, the motivations of people and sensibilities of cultures. She can easily be found wherever there are great minds around.