Fifteen years of speaking to thousands about the empowerment of individuals has taken my journey throughout the world. As a national speaker for the National Speaker Association (NSA) and the Global Speaker Federation (GSF), I entertain audiences using humor while delivering an important message about succeeding in the face of all odds. 

My personal story is about using emotional intelligence (EI) and self-empowerment (SE) combined as "Lead to Succeed" (LS) principles to overcome vision loss and losing a valued executive career. Using these practiced principles enabled a reinvention of my life to succeed again as an assistant professor in a postgraduate healthcare university and as a university director. 

  • Assistant Professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University

  • Lecturer in three colleges, Southern California College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, and School of Physician Assistant Studies 

  • Director of Community Relations for MBKU

  • Faculty Member - Southern California College of Optometry

  • Awards

    • Honorary Doctorate from MBKU

    • Orange County Register Every Day Hero Award 

    • MBKU Humanitarian "V" Awards

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