We are currently working on the 2015 presenter biographies.Our presenters are among the most talented in the industry. It is our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you. This are some of the professionals that have participated in our previous conferences.
OUR 2014 KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Class Title: "Let your light shine"
Laura Dewey M.A. is a Life Coach and author of Shine Your Light...Illuminate Your Love: 12
Steps to Attracting the Relationship of Your Dreams. Her M.A. in Spiritual
Psychology leaves her uniquely qualified to assist others in dissolving
destructive patterns, barriers, and beliefs that keep them from experiencing
fulfilling lives, careers, and relationships
Dewey devotes her life and
practice to spreading the word that our most important relationship is the one
we have with ourselves. When we learn to accept ourselves, flaws and all, we
shine our light, our relationships become richer, and the quality of our lives
Cindy O'Connell, Bella Beauty Solutions
Class Title: "Anti-Aging Naturally"
Cindy started early on in life loving fashion. At the age of 14 she made her own clothes. She got best dressed in High School. It was at that point that she know beauty and fashion was her thing.
Beauty products were always part of her life. She sold Mary Kay Cosmetics, Beauty Control products and developed her own line of mineral cosmetics.
Upon moving to Tucson, she recognized that there was salon on almost every corner. That intrigued her enough to pursue a sales position with a beauty supply company. She serviced 1,200 salons throughout Tucson, Green Valley and Sierra Vista.
She now has a company that has a portfolio of healthy beauty products sold to individuals as well as salons and spas. Beauty is a big part of developing a style. Everyone has their own way of displaying their beauty with clothing, accessories, hairstyle and make up.
It is her passion to make others feel good about their individuality.
Jane Harvey, Wardrobe Consultant Doncaster
Class Title: "Come Fly with me"
Listed in Two Thousand Notable American Women, Jane R. Harvey is known as the Wardrobe Architect. Jane helps her clients build wardrobes that accent their natural beauty and enhance their lifestyles.
Jane began her career in the fashion industry after almost twenty years as a Financial Planner. The “2001 Women in Balance Event” was the catalyst for her decision to sell her financial planning business and “repot herself” into a career where her “roots” could stretch out.
In 2006 Jane was the winner of the Tanner Legacy Award. This national award and its accompanying $5000 charitable contribution is given by The Tanner Company each year to two wardrobe consultants for their outstanding commitment to their communities
Jo Young, Expert Wardrobe Accessorizer
Class Title: "Small Wardrobe, BIG impact"
Jo Young, Fashion and Style Coach, and owner of the company,
Your Fashion-Fix s previous experience included the planning and directing of various fashion shows and working in fashion boutiques as a visual retailer and stylist. Jo stays current in her field by attending fashion seminars and continually researches the current trends. Her experience and keen eye for style has helped women build up their confidence and create a first impression that becomes their greatest asset. She makes it her business to help busy women transform their closets into a grab and go system that takes the guess work out of looking good! website: www.yourfashion-fix.com Cherie Hartline, Mary Kay Cosmetics
"5-10-20 Beauty & Fashion
On the Go"
from social work , and has found a match for her excitement in motivating women to find their best in every
arena in life.
the vehicle for women to shine, and their self-confidence carries into every area
of life. As a stay-at-home Mom, Cherie
found her self-confidence waning as she re-entered the job market. When she was introduced to her company, her
vision expanded and she found that it truly can be “Outside in”for your
life to change.
lived in Tucson 14 years and considers herself fortunate to have a home town,
passionate about her husband and family, faith, decorating gardening, and traveling the world whenever
Fernanda Jacquez, Krystal Fragoso, Lux Blow-Dry Bar
Class Title: "Blow-Dry Tips and Tricks"
Krystal and Fernanda are
two sisters raised in Tucson, aspiring to be business owners. Fernanda
knew she'd become a Cosmetologist since she was very little and has always
loved the artistic way of life. She attended Regency Beauty Institute and
graduated in 2009. Krystal always knew she'd be the bookworm, enjoying a great
novel and interested in Business. Krystal received her
associates Degree in Business Management. Together they will open Lux
Blow Dry Bar, a hair salon focusing only on hairstyles and blow-dry's. Be
on the look out because it's coming to Tucson soon!
Vera Knight, Focus Fitness
Class Title: "What? Chocolate doesn't cause weight gain!"
By 38 years old Vera Knight managed to DIET her way up to 220
pounds. Clearly dieting was a un-winnable game. So she obtained a fitness
degree, is certified through the American Council on Exercise, &
Coachville, worked as a personal trainer/department director for 7 years, and
in 2005 opened Focus Fitness. She coaches a winnable game, that’s not about
absurd calorie counting, diet food or hours exercising. Vera now works with
Crazy Busy people, around the country. At 56, she’s in the absolute best shape
of her life, and plans to play till the lights go out!
Ross founder of Rockin Pin Ups
Class Title: "History and glamour of the Pin-Up Girl"
Pin Ups is a 501c3 organization; charity is our passion, helping our community
and helping to raise money for various charities in Tucson is what we do best!.
We also like to support local companies, help others gain exposure and at the
same time promote our skills and services: event appearances, car shows, go- go
dancing, supporting music bands, fashion shows and more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are looking to book us for an event
or if you are interested in becoming part of our organization, we
help charities and others in many fun exciting ways!. It will
be peachy keen to work with us, you will see!
Maria Ruiz, Positive Wellness
Class Title: "Positive Wellness"
I have a graphic designer and interior designer degrees.
I have a medical assistant degree for my passion to help
A love for visual arts, humanitarian services.
Helping others, staying happy and living a satisfactory life
has always been my passion.
I am a business owner at the age of 26 and looking forward
to managing a successful, profitable business as well as relate it to fashion
and beauty. A lady should be beautiful inside as much as outside.
I love traveling around the world, meeting new people,
making connections that have helped me open my horizons and stay happy.
Kati Becker, Buffalo Exchange
Class Title: "Become a Frugalista!"
A frugalista herself, Kati Becker is a manager at the
Buffalo Exchange on Congress Street. A graduate in Psychology at the University
of Arizona, She has been shopping with Buffalo Exchange for over 10 years and
has been part of the company for over two years.
Buffalo Exchange is a new and recycled fashion store.
Beginning locally in Tucson in 1974, they have now grown to 46 stores across
the country and still maintain the concept that recycled fashion can be
affordable and stylish. Buffalo Exchange not only helps in local sales in
reusing and recycling clothing, they also help various charities across the
country, raising nearly $525,000 in their Tokens for Bags program.
Rosemary Bietendorf, Open Floor Studio Llc., Owner.
Class Title: "In Style Fitness Party"
We offer a safe, effective and fun workout experience for clients
right in the comfort and convenience of their own home or place of business. We go where
Certified Group Fitness Instructor,ZumbaFitness, Zumba™ Sentao, ZumbaGold, Zumbafor Kids and
Zumba Kids Jr,
Cleveland Clinic and Boot Camp.
(520) 262-9083 cell
Patricia Matthew, Open Floor Studio LLC., Owner.
Class Title: "In Style Fitness Party"
We offer a safe, effective and fun workout experience for clients
right in the comfort and
convenience of their own home or place of business. We go where
Certified Group Fitness Instructor,ZumbaFitness, Zumba™ Sentao, ZumbaToning, Zumbafor Kids
and ZumbaKids Jr & Fit Express.
(520) 360-0320 cell
Lisa Molina, Bombshell Cosmetics
Class Title: "All that glitters, by Bombshell Cosmetics"
Lisa Molina is the founder of Bombshell Cosmetics, a
stunning new cosmetics line launched in 2010.
Working as a cosmetics sales associate for a popular international
cosmetics company, she learned that she could create her own cosmetic line with
the same quality at a lower cost!
Bombshell was launched with a vision to create a fun and
sexy make up line! Bombshell represents
confidence and is recognized for its collection of stunning vibrant makeup.
Bombshell’s fun and sexy colors are a complement to any
confident woman who works hard to make her dreams come true!
Laurie Solgon, Social Sideckick
Class Title: "Social Media 101"
Laurie Solgon is the
Owner/Founder of Social Sidekick, LLC. a social media management and marketing
company. She serves as a Social Media Consultant or as she puts it
"Your human/digital assistant navigating the social media universe for you".
Ms. Solgon holds a Bachelor
of Science degree in Computer/Information Science and a Master of Science in
Computer Information Systems. She has experience in technology across various
industries and has served as an instructor at the University of Phoenix.
Barbara Eisele, Life Transformations Now
Class title: "Yes You Can!"
J. Eisele, MC, NCC, PCC is a transformational life coach, an inspirational
speaker and bestselling international author.
She experienced her own sacred transformational
journey through a very difficult experience two years ago. In the process she discovered
the many layers of her Authentic Brilliance. She continues to create her life by
expressing her “Big Why” in her work and personal life. Barbara’s professional passion is empowering women
to live life from the inside out; discovering and creating their life from the
“sweet spot” of their Authentic Self. Find
out more at www.lifetransformationsnow.com
Sarah Eschenbrenner, New York Life
Class Title: "Are you Financially Fit?"
Sarah Eschenbrenner is an
agent with New York Life Insurance Company. Originally from Chicago, she
graduated from Illinois State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science,
After many years of
working and managing in the health and wellness field in Dallas, Texas and the
U.S. Virgin Islands, Sarah owned her own shoe boutique here in southern
Arizona. From physical fitness to
fashion fitness, and presently to financial fitness, Sarah promotes overall fitness
for optimal well-being.
Sarah stays in shape
by exercising, working hard and chasing after her three young boys. She even teaches them the value of the
dollar, and trips to Fry’s will find the boys skimming the ads and asking “Is
that on sale?” It’s never too early (or
late!) to learn!
Ori Parnaby, Organize with Ori
The Organized Closet, your Secret Weapon
Ori Parnaby has been passionate about organizing for as long as she can remember. Gifted with the “clean gene”, it seems organizing is in her blood. However, Ori firmly believes that organization is a skill that can be learned.
Many of her loved ones lack the gene, and Ori is sympathetic to their plight. After helping both family members and friends tackle their organizational challenges, she realized that helping people get organized is her calling.
Ori helps others learn the necessary skills to get and stay organized.
Ori can help you reclaim your space and teach you ways to keep it organized. Not everyone is born with organizational skills. But remembering that organization is an ability that can be learned will help you change the way you relate to your home and office.Ori lives with her very organized husband and two sons who are learning to put everything in its place.
Caitlin Dixon, Director of Development, YWCA Tucson
Dressing for Success
Caitlin Dixon is a native of Tucson Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies and Sociology.
She has worked in the non profit sector for over 5 years as the Director of Events for American Red Cross, Director of Major Gifts for United Way, and is currently the Director of Development at the YWCA.
Caitlin has been a part of numerous young leader groups including Tucson Young Professionals, United Way Young Leader Society, El Rio Foundation Young Leaders,and has served on the AD2 and American Fundraising Professionals Board.
Gilda Rada, CEO Giada HMRC
Versatility of the Suit
Gilda Rada, MBA, is the owner of GIADA Hispanic Marketing, Research and Consulting, she has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, advertising, sales, research and business development. Most of these years have been spent in Tucson, a place she has called home for the last 20 years. She has worked and consulted with companies like Univision, Azteca America, CRG Global, Casino Del Sol, Jim Click and hundreds of local and international companies.
She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing and is a proud Alumni of Pima Community College, where she studied International Business. Currently, aside from growing other businesses she is also shaping the mind of future business owners and entrepreneurs , she does this by being part of the Business Faculty for Brookline College.
Gilda believes that by the power of entrepreneurial development, economic empowerment and marketing, one can break down the communication barriers and find a common denominator in solving current and future economic challenges.
Alyssa Burton, Make up Artist
Make up, Your BFF
I, Alyssa Burton, was born and raised in Alabama. I received my B.S in Business Marketing and my M.S in Business Management from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. I then moved to Tucson, AZ in 2007 as a government contractor. Moving to Tucson has been a very humbling experience where I have had to establish a more spiritual relationship with my inner self.
I have always had a very creative side and I have always had a very good disposition with everyone I meet. At a very young age my mom and my aunt exposed me makeup and the arts. Before I could even walk my aunt would allow me to play in her purse during church and from there make up peaked my interest. My mom introduced me to the Arts and allowed me to get involved in ballet and art classes.
Linda Smith, Premiere Design Jewelry
Understanding the Magic of Accessories
Linda opened her own Premier Designs Jewelry business after over 25 years in banking. Her desire is to enrich the lives of the women she works with and to provide excellent customer service. I love to watch the girls "play" in the jewelry and try new pieces that they might not have considered as being their style.
Born in Pennsylvania, and moved to Tucson in 1979 to get away from the cold winters.
My other interests are baking, and since my Dad had his own auto body business I have always liked cars and motorsports. I am an avid NASCAR fan and also follow drag racing. Premier Designs is High Fashion Jewelry
James Johnston, General Manager Performance Footwear
Shoes, save your soles!
James Johnston Jr. has lived in Tucson for two years now and is General Manager of seven Performance Footwear stores throughout Arizona and Nevada. He trains his staff how to understand and work with all of the different foot types that they may encounter. In 1993 he moved from Queens NY to open The Athlete’s Foot stores in Las Vegas which he sold in 2011. Through The Athlete’s Foot, he became a Master Fit Technician, which enhanced his knowledge of the human foot and common foot conditions associated with it, which enables him to work with medical professionals. He trained under Mr. Tom Brunick, editor of “Runner’s World” and “Walking” magazines. For 15 years, James worked with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, conducting their equipment presentations and readying runners for marathons. He has organized many running and walking clinics designed to educate the public on healthy training habits.
Susan Wilkins, Health Coach
Healthy you, Fabulous you
Susan was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Attended Meharry Allied Health Learning Center in Detroit, Michigan to earn a Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist Certificate.
Susan worked at the Detroit Rehabilitation Institute in the Detroit Medical Center in the outpatient clinic assisting eight doctors who treated patients with closed head injuries, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, drug addiction, and stroke recovery.
Left Detroit, MI and moved to Southern California where she became interested in natural health. Susan began researching health, which allowed her to successfully coach co-workers and family to better health.
Susan moved to Tucson, Arizona to raise her family and is currently enrolled in a combined Masters/PhD program for Holistic Sports Nutrition at the College of Natural Health.
Glenna Coston, Aesthetician, Skincare Professional, Lowes Ventana Canyon Spa
Best Face Forward
Glenna is a licensed aesthetician with over 25 years experience who specializes in customized skin care for aging and sun damaged skin as well as sensitive skin types and acne care. She utilizes holistically based skin care treatments and holds a license for massage therapy and spent five years studying with a master aroma therapist from London. Glenna is committed to learning the latest skin care techniques through continuing education.
Glenna offers state of the art skin care products featuring Eminence Organics, Rhonda Allison Correctives, and A Natural Difference Therapeutic Skin Care. These products are available only through qualified practitioners and are not available at drug or department stores. I utilize these three skin care lines, in order to customize a home care regiment that helps control the aging process.
The years of experience that Glenna has with these product lines, will help you to achieve your skin care and beauty goals.
Pamela Netz, CPCP, Permanent Makeup Artist, Faces Artistry
Best face Forward
Pamela Netz of Faces Artistry feels the application of permanent makeup is an art. She decided to enter the field of permanent cosmetics to further utilize her artistic talent. Pam employs a manual technique in which she uses a non-mechanical device for procedures. Permanent cosmetics provide a wonderful base in which to restore the appearance of eyelashes, color and definition to the features of our faces. Whether we are restoring what we are lacking or simply improving our appearances, it is all about providing a natural soft appearance in which you may apply conventional makeup for a trendier look without looking inappropriate for your age. Pam is celebrating 20 years in this business and has been recognized in two Marquis publications for her achievements in business.
Andrew Andrews, Professional hairstylist at "Ahead of Style" and "Andrews Hair Creation"
Hair - Your Crowning Glory
Hair has always been part of me. It's what I call the feel good business. I enjoy giving back to the community. Participating in Community events is such a gratifying feeling when you can reach and help others. I have been doing hair for 8 years and each day is just as exciting as the last. It never gets old in my book. It's artistry in it's own.
Gigi Centaro, Gigi Centaro LLC Professional Hostess, Beauty advisor, Author
Fashion and Beauty Secrets
Gigi started working in the beauty business over 25 years ago. She attended extensive training sessions with a professional makeup artist who does the makeup for top models in the beauty industry.
She has worked with countless women of all ages, skin tones and face shapes. Her knowledge of skin care, cosmetics and color application is extensive. She knows how to enhance a woman's best features and how to bring out her natural beauty. She consistently practices makeup application to keep her skills current.
When Gigi married 31 years ago, she didn't know how to cook. Dinner was something that came from a can and was eaten on a TV tray in front of the television. As a new bride, she wanted to create consistent, quality time with her husband. She decided to learn how to cook and how to make dinnertime special. With her husband's encouragement, she mastered cooking, menu planning and making dinnertime a warm, fun, family event.
Nelly Holst, Certified Life Coach
How to achieve the "Put together look"
Nelly, certified life coach and founder of Best Journey Ahead, has been a fashion enthusiast most of her life. She seeks to inspire, explore, develop, and build women from the inside out.
Working as a home educator specialist for 15 years while being a stay-at-home mother for twenty, she works to guide and support women through life transitions, marriage, relationships, and in their spiritual lives.
Nelly works with clients to help them gain clarity, identify and explore possibilities, regain focus, and make confident decisions.
Through her own experiences, education, and her certification, Nelly is able to provide expert guidance to those who seek it and accessibility is not an issue, she is always just a click away from those who need her.
E-mail Nelly at email@example.com
for a complimentary phone session. You can visit her website, www.bestjourneyahead.com
Renee Deeter, Independent CAbi Consultant
How to achieve the "Put together look"
Renee Deeter has been a Direct Sales Consultant for CAbi, Carol Anderson By invitation a designer fashion Company for 4 years. She has worked with 7 different lines of clothing and considers herself a "Fit Expert".
What she loves more about fashion is that no matter who you are or what you do , CEO or stay at home mom you can always be in fashion. As a Mom of 3 kids she is the perfect presenter to teach you how to put yourself together no matter what the distraction.
Rosemary Bietendorf Instructor and Manager at Curves Gym
Fitness Fashion and Zumba Style!
Patricia Matthews, Zumba Instructor
Fitness Fashion and Zumba Style!
Interested in sharing your expertise with us?
Let us know!!! Your name could be on this list on our 2015 Conference!!!
Call Olivia Gutzman at (520) 304-1687