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Anders Åstrand

As a world-renowned mallet specialist, Anders Åstrand collaborates with Swedish as well as international musicians. He is a sought after percussion clinician, but has also led several choir projects both in Europe and in the US. Åstrand has performed several times at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention). Since 2008, Åstrand has been an International Education Orchestral Consultant for Zildjian. Anders Åstrand plays Yamaha instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion m...
Music
Music
Anders Åstrand

Anders Åstrand

As a world-renowned mallet specialist, Anders Åstrand collaborates with Swedish as well as international musicians. He is a sought after percussion clinician, but has also led several choir projects both in Europe and in the US. Åstrand has performed several times at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention). Since 2008, Åstrand has been an International Education Orchestral Consultant for Zildjian. Anders Åstrand plays Yamaha instruments, Zildjian cymbals, Innovative Percussion m...

David Sieling

David Sieling has over ten years of experience in the entertainment industry.  He holds a Master's Degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications in Television, Radio, and Film, as well as a law degree from Syracuse College of Law. In his MasterMind Lounge sessions, David will help aspiring entertainers approach the difficulties involved in progressing to the professional level.  David's sessions can cover a broad range of topics, such as songwriting, concert promotion, tour...
Music
Music
David Sieling

David Sieling

David Sieling has over ten years of experience in the entertainment industry.  He holds a Master's Degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications in Television, Radio, and Film, as well as a law degree from Syracuse College of Law. In his MasterMind Lounge sessions, David will help aspiring entertainers approach the difficulties involved in progressing to the professional level.  David's sessions can cover a broad range of topics, such as songwriting, concert promotion, tour...

Bryan Sullivan

Screenwriter, entertainment litigator, entrepreneur, sports lecturer. Bryan M. Sullivan is an attorney, writer, producer, activist, and investor. As a lawyer, Bryan has had great success. Indeed, in January 2015, Bryan was recognized as one of the Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 In California by California’s legal industry newspaper, the Daily Journal. And, previous to that honor, in April 2013, national legal publication Law360 named Bryan one of the top 100 lawyers under 40 in the United States. S...
Business
Business
Bryan Sullivan

Bryan Sullivan

Screenwriter, entertainment litigator, entrepreneur, sports lecturer. Bryan M. Sullivan is an attorney, writer, producer, activist, and investor. As a lawyer, Bryan has had great success. Indeed, in January 2015, Bryan was recognized as one of the Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 In California by California’s legal industry newspaper, the Daily Journal. And, previous to that honor, in April 2013, national legal publication Law360 named Bryan one of the top 100 lawyers under 40 in the United States. S...

Nicholas Poree

Security and risk management, Food and Beverage, 5-Star hotels.

Nicholas has been in Hospitality Management for 34 years, including Food and Beverage, Security, Risk Management, Purchasing, Operations, and Property Management. Worked in 3-, 4- and 5-Star hotels. Also 4-Diamonds. Part of Opening Task force team for 4 hotels: Hyatt, Kea Lani, Colony Resorts, and Montage.

Business
Business
Nicholas Poree

Nicholas Poree

Security and risk management, Food and Beverage, 5-Star hotels.

Nicholas has been in Hospitality Management for 34 years, including Food and Beverage, Security, Risk Management, Purchasing, Operations, and Property Management. Worked in 3-, 4- and 5-Star hotels. Also 4-Diamonds. Part of Opening Task force team for 4 hotels: Hyatt, Kea Lani, Colony Resorts, and Montage.

Mario Daniele

Restauranteur, Chef, Entrepreneur Mario Daniele is an international success story of the highest caliber, thanks to a profound number of successes in business. An enthusiasm for new ideas, new ventures and new people has fueled his ambition as well as his success. But more importantly, perhaps, Mario is a man inspired by family, culture, and love for his community. The entrepreneurial spirit first struck Mario when he was just 14 years old, prompting him to open an appliance store in his homet...
Business
Business
Mario Daniele

Mario Daniele

Restauranteur, Chef, Entrepreneur Mario Daniele is an international success story of the highest caliber, thanks to a profound number of successes in business. An enthusiasm for new ideas, new ventures and new people has fueled his ambition as well as his success. But more importantly, perhaps, Mario is a man inspired by family, culture, and love for his community. The entrepreneurial spirit first struck Mario when he was just 14 years old, prompting him to open an appliance store in his homet...

Ray Collins

Award-winning journalist with over thirty years experience in broadcasting. Ray Collins is an award-winning journalist with over thirty years experience in broadcasting. The Associated Press has honored Ray with "Overall Excellence in Reporting," and his college, St. Bonaventure University, inducted Ray into its radio station "Hall of Fame." Besides appearing on TV each night for decades, Ray also owns a media consulting company, "Ray Collins Media." He produces videos, helps small business wi...
Business
Business
Ray Collins

Ray Collins

Award-winning journalist with over thirty years experience in broadcasting. Ray Collins is an award-winning journalist with over thirty years experience in broadcasting. The Associated Press has honored Ray with "Overall Excellence in Reporting," and his college, St. Bonaventure University, inducted Ray into its radio station "Hall of Fame." Besides appearing on TV each night for decades, Ray also owns a media consulting company, "Ray Collins Media." He produces videos, helps small business wi...

Nick Francesco

Computer strategist, Executive Director of Technology, Mastermind Lounge. Nick has been in the microcomputer industry since 1975. Nick also spent 20 years as a professional actor. Somewhere along the line, he picked up a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, and has taught computer science courses extensively as an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities. He was the Manager of Technical Services at RIT’s Saunders College of Business from 1997 until he retired in 2014. Since...
Technologies
Technologies
Nick Francesco

Nick Francesco

Computer strategist, Executive Director of Technology, Mastermind Lounge. Nick has been in the microcomputer industry since 1975. Nick also spent 20 years as a professional actor. Somewhere along the line, he picked up a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, and has taught computer science courses extensively as an adjunct professor in various colleges and universities. He was the Manager of Technical Services at RIT’s Saunders College of Business from 1997 until he retired in 2014. Since...

Pete Metzelaars

NFL player and coach. Currently Tight Ends coach for San Diego Chargers. Pete Metzelaar's career history: As player: Seattle Seahawks (1982–1984)Buffalo Bills (1985–1994)Carolina Panthers (1995)Detroit Lions (1996–1997) As coach: Charlotte Christian Knights (1998–2002) (Offensive coordinator)Barcelona Dragons (2003)Wingate Bulldogs (2003) (Assistant offense)Indianapolis Colts (2004–2011) (Offensive line)Buffalo Bills (2012) (Tight ends)San Diego Chargers (2014–2015) (Tight ends) Career hig...
Sports
Sports
Pete Metzelaars

Pete Metzelaars

NFL player and coach. Currently Tight Ends coach for San Diego Chargers. Pete Metzelaar's career history: As player: Seattle Seahawks (1982–1984)Buffalo Bills (1985–1994)Carolina Panthers (1995)Detroit Lions (1996–1997) As coach: Charlotte Christian Knights (1998–2002) (Offensive coordinator)Barcelona Dragons (2003)Wingate Bulldogs (2003) (Assistant offense)Indianapolis Colts (2004–2011) (Offensive line)Buffalo Bills (2012) (Tight ends)San Diego Chargers (2014–2015) (Tight ends) Career hig...

Steve Christie

Superbowl and NFL Record Holder Too numerous to mention! Steve Christie is an internationally acclaimed football player, holding the world record for the longest Super Bowl field goal in history (54 yards, a record that has lasted for over two decades), the NFL record for the biggest comeback in history, and is one of only two NFL kickers to recover two of their own onside kicks!  He still holds the Buffalo Bills record for a 59-yard field goal, the longest in that franchise's history...
Sports
Sports
Steve Christie

Steve Christie

Superbowl and NFL Record Holder Too numerous to mention! Steve Christie is an internationally acclaimed football player, holding the world record for the longest Super Bowl field goal in history (54 yards, a record that has lasted for over two decades), the NFL record for the biggest comeback in history, and is one of only two NFL kickers to recover two of their own onside kicks!  He still holds the Buffalo Bills record for a 59-yard field goal, the longest in that franchise's history...

Darren Bennett

San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame introduced the "Aussie Rules Kick" to the NFL. Bennett grew up in Perth, Western Australia where he began playing Australian rules football, first playing senior football with East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League Bennett was recruited to be a member of the West Coast Eagles' inaugural squad in 1987. A serious knee injury curtailed his career with the Eagles after four games. Released by the Eagles at the end of the 1988 season, he was drafted by...
Sports
Sports
Darren Bennett

Darren Bennett

San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame introduced the "Aussie Rules Kick" to the NFL. Bennett grew up in Perth, Western Australia where he began playing Australian rules football, first playing senior football with East Fremantle in the West Australian Football League Bennett was recruited to be a member of the West Coast Eagles' inaugural squad in 1987. A serious knee injury curtailed his career with the Eagles after four games. Released by the Eagles at the end of the 1988 season, he was drafted by...

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