50-ft of brown paper unfurled with black sharpie scribbles, surrounded by candles bear my life story. Surrounded in community, I make ‘home’ an inside-job wherever I go. Compassionate, intuitive and deeply rooted to the meaning of legacy, I’m committed to helping others put their Life to Paper. ‘Energy can and should be used for the benefit of all’ is my motto and storytelling gives me energy to build dreams (mine and others) upon. I’m at my brightest in a room filled with souls and sugo, creating and sharing stories about life, perseverance and connection. Proudly sober. I am best known for making sure nobody gets left behind or forgotten… ever.
P.S. when I love you, I’ll mom arm you. For real.
Watch my documentary https://youtu.be/gHzNU6Q5uyk
"Our truest power and potential comes from being ourselves and following our dreams."
Flor is a Cuban-American independent author, storyteller, editor, singer, dreamer, and truth-seeker who has self-published two poetry collections, Perspective (and other poems) and The Language of Fungi and Flowers. Through her creativity, she has been able to inspire others to follow their dreams through art and purpose.
Coming from a writing background with a degree in Communication (Journalism) from Nova Southeastern University and having worked three years as the copy editor and social media manager for The Current Newspaper, she is skilled in writing and editing and creating a variety of different things, from art and entertainment pieces to news and opinions pieces, to poetry, prose and fiction.
Creativity is her strong suit, but she feels she is able to truly shine through her writing. Flor aims to spark others' love for art, life, and nature through her writings and her role as the lead singer for South Florida band Leather & Lace.
Flor is passionate about traveling, creating art, music and just learning about the many different perspectives individuals and cultures can offer. Her love for life has inspired her, which she now seeks to inspire in others.
Flor believes in the power of sharing stories, ideas, love and perspective. She wants others to know that their dreams are achievable if they put in the time and effort, and it’s important to be yourself and follow your passions.
Elspeth is a culture junkie and storyteller. She is endlessly curious and loves to learn about and from different people.
Elspeth loves every medium of storytelling but her favourites are prose, music and food. She likes to look for stories in unlikely places, like around the dinner table.
Elspeth completed her Master’s of French Literature at the University of Toronto before spending a year in Paris, tracing the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir and Ernest Hemingway.
Elspeth believes that every life is important and every person has a story worth telling. She hopes to help tell the stories that are often overlooked. Her dream is to see a world where all voices are heard.
Mike Shoreman is an entrepreneur with over fifteen years experience in the media. Appearing on over 50 news media outlets around the world including NBC, ABC, CBS, Yahoo Finance, MSN .COM and more.
Mike is a best selling author, leadership and wellness speaker and productivity coach. The winner of North America's Largest Inspirational Speech Competition, Mike knows what it takes to write a powerful talk and for it to go viral.
He works closely with thought leaders to shape their talks so they land best with audiences. He then helps them leverage that success with meaningful partnerships.
Crystal is best known for not being known at all. A secret weapon Copywriter, her work has catapulted clients' bestsellers, products, and services to stage-making stardom. She's a go-to call when strategy needs to meet evocative, engaging copy you want to read.
When it's time to Write or Type words into sentences that slay, we call Crystal. With a background in Live Events, Marketing, PR, and Media her strategy is more practice than theory. Always keen to think outside the book and push envelopes, she inspires clients to go after their dreams with zest and tenacity.
When not writing (so, like 2.2 secs a day) she can be found chilling with her homegrown chickens, her dog, or her dimples-for-days husband, Rob on their farm or jet-setting the globe in search of the next great global novel or story.
Stay wild. Write more. Change the World. That's Crystal.
Roman is a self-proclaimed flawed, weird, sometimes funny, human being; but he can tell a heck of a story in a cinematic manner.
Roman lives to tell great stories. The smallest of details make the biggest differences in his productions. He feels alive on set, documenting something that will touch the lives of others for lifetimes to come.
Roman’s client list includes major brands to the average person. He has produced documentaries, commercials, public service announcements from big brands to vlogs and viral content for social media.
Roman’s dream is to change the way the average person films. He believes that it is not about filming a video, it is about telling the story. It is not about filming things, it is about capturing the moment and sharing it for lifetimes to come.
Megan has been offering social media management and written services through her company, The Modern Wordsmith, for over six years. With a flair for creativity and a fine-tuned ability to identify and target a broad array of demographics, Megan’s social media services will enhance your ability to access your target audience and increase your online visibility.
Coming from an English background with a degree in English language and literature, Megan’s work is driven by a passion for the written word. Story-telling is her strong suit, so she will successfully develop your narrative and reflect your unique voice through carefully curated captions and eye catching visual assets. Megan has worked with a diverse client base, and enjoys creating original content to promote several industries and topics in the digital sphere.
Megan will boost your book’s relevance, accessibility and credibility by providing unique and intriguing content pertaining to your industry or field of interest across all social media platforms.
Jane has 20 years’ experience in global integrated communications, public relations, social media marketing and event planning. Experience includes strategy planning and campaigns for corporations, agencies, non-profits, book authors and celebrities.
Brand experience includes Art Expo New York, Apple, Buena Vista Pictures, Calvin Klein, Cone Health, Disney, JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical International, Harvard Medical School, Nike, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios, Miramax, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios, Unilever, among many others (see www.westgatecom.com).
Book authors and celebrities include: Dr. David Katz (Disease Proof), Jonny Bowden (Live Longer, 150 Healthiest Foods, and The Most Effective Natural Cures), Steven Hassan (Freedom of Mind), Chris Kilham, The Medicine Hunter (The 5 Tibetans and Ayahuasca Test Pilots), Dr. James Romm (Theophrastus Characters), Martin Kemp (Leonardo by Leonardo), Jeanette Bessinger and Tracee Yablon-Brenner (Best Foods for Baby and Toddler, and Simple Foods for Busy Families), Dr. Joshua Yamamoto (You Can Prevent A Stroke), Moreen Littrell (Lost In Manhattan), Lynn Taylor (Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant), and Actors --Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell, Jane Seymour, Ellen Page, and Ryan Merriman.
Jane is viewed as a “go-to” source for local, regional, national and international media across many industries and regularly places stories, bylined articles and secures broadcast segments with top tier media outlet including ABC, AARP, Bloomberg Businessweek, Boston Globe, CBS News, CIO, CNN, Dr. Oz, Dr. Manny, Forbes, Fortune, Fox Strategy Room, First For Women, Good Morning America, Glamour, Health, Glamour, Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart, Men’s Journal, New York Times, Psychology Today, Parenting, Publisher’s Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Women’s Day, Woman's World and many more (including top trades across many industries).