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Eric Schumacher is a multiple award winning and critically acclaimed Actor/Director/Producer with a rapidly growing fan base and a steadily growing list of successful film, local and national television, and multimedia projects under his belt.
Eric is best known for his work as an actor. Notable projects include his roles as: Wyatt Earp in Fox TV’s Legends and Lies: the Real West, Doc Holliday in the feature film Tombstone Rashomon directed by the legendary Alex Cox (Repo Man. Sid and Nancy, Walker), Agent David Killjoy in the widely critically acclaimed Web series Zhon: The Alien Interviews (which he also co-produced) pompous newscaster Frank Mann in the comedy series Crewing Up and as nerdy comic book store owner John Burns in the geek culture feature film trilogy Writing Fren-Zee, (for which film 2 Revenge of Zoe is now in post production) among many others.
As a director and producer, Eric has put most of his attention towards multimedia and series projects with a few feature films thrown in for good measure such as the upcoming sci fi series My Stolen Time Machine, the afore mentioned feature film, Revenge of Zoe and on music videos, such as the award winning post-apocalyptic film/music video They Pretend.
Eric serves as the Creative Director for the award winning multimedia production company Seelie Studios, LLC (www.seeliestudios.com) which, among many other acclaimed projects, produced the 13 season branded web series, The Bob and Angus Show for Mayfair Games and the long running Glover Movies under the leadership of fellow producer/director Don Dehm. Eric has also produced or directed a number of promotional projects for clients of various budgetary levels which have been screened all over the world.
Eric has been a featured guest on various local and national talk shows, has been quoted in many prestigious publications regarding the film and multimedia industry, lectures frequently at sci-fi conventions, comi-cons and film festivals and consults in entertainment marketing and entertainment business strategy.
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Bruce Andre: Born in 1946 to Norwegian/Belgian stock, Bruce's roots run deep in agriculture. After immigrating from Norway, his ancestors settled on the fertile soils of central Iowa and began farming-and the family still farms there today. His folks packed up in 1955 and headed west. As they passed through Arizone, Bruce felt it would someday be his home, as at only 9 years old he'd been reading of cowboys, mountain men and Apaches Wars of the region and felt an extreme closeness to the history there--it just took another 20 years to move there on his own. Read More
Michael Jones, aka Malan Jones, is an RnB singer/songwriter and film producer. Malan has traveled all fifty states in North America to film Become and released his latest album (Be Leave) February 14, 2018. He is now actively involved in stopping human trafficking through music and film with his local church and business partner https://keepsakesoftriumph.com. Malan had studied film and media arts at the University of Tampa and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree. His musical background includes formal lessons in piano and vocal. Malan also played as a chapel pianist for five years before launching his career in songwriting. He has produced over seven albums, was featured on the Rachel Ray show and recorded with Jerry Wonda of platinum sounds. Learn More Here
Emily Eldredge is a speaker and Leader Healer whose purpose is to heal humanity from the inside out. Her proprietary technique, The Drawing Out Process®, permanently heals deep inner struggles in just 2 hours or less. Through this work, she has not only discovered that there are 3 universal types of inner struggles (which she calls "exPowers") but also 3 universal inner powers (which she calls "emPowers"). Emily teaches audiences around the world how to heal their exPowers and honor their emPowers so they can feel truly whole, empowered, and at peace.
Emily's work has been hailed as "genius", "exhilarating", "miraculous", and "life-changing", and she has shared her discoveries at venues around the world, including the United Nations, Parliament, and two different TED events – one of which was the very first TEDx in a prison.
Learn more at www.EmilyInternational.com
Jeannie Tucker was born in Orlando, Florida. With some terrific coaches and a supportive family, she began acting and dancing in the entertainment industry both in the United States and abroad by the age of four.
Influenced by her father, a gifted engineer with the 299th combat engineers during WWll (website) and her mother, a very talented artist and author, Jeannie has been able to bring a balance of creative and technical understanding to her teaching, performing and other creative persuits.
Her diverse career has included television shows, music videos, national commercials, stage, and much more. Audiences comment that "Her graceful elegance combined with a fluid intensity makes her dancing such a pleasure to watch. (video) "With years of experience and an impressive list of dance specialties and awards she now travels as a coach, judge and competitor spreading her joy for teaching and love for dance wherever she goes.
As a master dance and movement coach, she stays busy teaching privates, and holding dance and movement workshops. She was honored to be inducted into the World Swing Dance Hall of Fame (video) in 2013 at the US Open Swing Dance Championships.
Alan Maymo is a French artist with roots in Barcelona, Spain. He is a true Renaissance man and has published two poetry books, an adult coloring book and is currently writing a novel in Spanish. He is also a French/English interpreter and holds a 5th degree black belt. As a classical painter living in France in 1997, he decided to break free from the rules of realistic painting and started applying color and patterns on unexpected subjects and ‘Maymo Art’ was born. His goal is to open the door to dream and imagine and he invites you to step inside, relax and create a more colorful world. Alan currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with wife, Tracy and puppy, Luna. His muses and the desert continue to inspire him. Please visit his website at www.maymoart.com.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Almli was born and raised in the Tucson, Arizona where she attended the University of Arizona. She graduated from Medical School with honors and completed her Anesthesia Residency as the Chief Resident at University Medical Center. As a physician in private practice who has cared for cancer patients for over 25 years, never did Dr. Liz think she would one day be the one dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer at age 44, Liz underwent bilateral mastectomies with breast reconstruction and a year of chemotherapy. In addition to the standard chemotherapy, Liz was the fortunate recipient of a new targeted drug therapy (Herceptin) which had just come off of clinical trials for her particular genetic mutation.
The frustrating feeling of “losing control” over her health prompted her to explore a proactive approach to her own recovery. Education, exercise, nutrition and stress reduction, empowered her to take control of her health both during and after cancer treatment.
Wanting to turn her experience into something positive that other cancer survivors could benefit from, she obtained her Personal Training Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine with advanced certification as a Cancer Exercise Trainer. She now serves as the President and Fitness Director for The Tucson Cancer Conquerors, a comprehensive nonprofit healthy survivorship program centered around exercise, nutrition, education and peer support.
12 years later and cancer free, Liz and her family are thankful for the grants provided to cancer researchers by the American Cancer Society. She and her husband, Scott Sheftel, are passionate about the mission of the ACS – to find a cure! They have chaired past Galas for the ACS and continue to actively raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
For more than a 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
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