After fifteen years of speaking to thousands about the empowerment of individuals, my journey has taken me on stages throughout the world. As a national speaker, I have the absolute pleasure to 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, a university director and a national motivational speaker.

  • Chairman - Orange County Transit Authority Accessible Transit Advisory Committee

  • Lecturer - Southern California College of Optometry and College of Pharmacy

  • Adaptive Technology Specialist - Ketchum Health

  • Assistant Professor - Southern California College of Optometry (Retired)

  • Director of Community Relations - Marshall B. Ketchum University (Retired)

  • Awards

    • Honorary Doctorate - Marshall B. Ketchum University

    • Every Day Hero Award - Orange County Register

    • Humanitarian "V" Award - Marshall B. Ketchum University

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