This is a team of contributors who want to see a major impact on young people.
Meet the Contributors
Eric Pulier is an American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist based in Los Angeles, California. He is an entrepreneur, technologist, published author, columnist, public speaker, philanthropist, and founder of over fifteen companies, Pulier has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for ventures he has founded or co-founded.
Shannon is passionate about helping young people find their purpose while in college. She works as the Student Coordinator at CSUN office of Student Involvement and Development directing students through career services and guiding them along their path to define and finish their major.
Rick is a pioneer of viral and influencer marketing. He began his career at Disney/Pixar in their Corporate Alliance, Brand Strategy and Motion Picture Marketing groups. He left Disney to launch over 200 campaigns and viral brand programs, in over 12 countries, for other entertainment brands like: Universal Pictures, LionsGate, NBC, ABC, and consumer brands like: Chick-fil-A, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Whole Foods, Coca-Cola and more.
Rick completed his masters studies at Oxford University (Global Enterprise Management) and Pepperdine University (MBA).
Tony has extensive international travel experience and is leading some of the largest and most dynamic community movements around the world and been an advisor and oversight to these communities and churches. He leads a church in Corona, California and is an avidly sought after speaker and high capacity and influence coach.
Alex is deeply passionate about the intersection of design and technology. His interests span IoT, user experience design, machine learning, neural nets, artificial intelligence, automation, consumer products, and pushing the boundary on what's possible. He has also worked on nanotechnology and bioengineering projects for the Naval Research Lab, Harvard University, Sandia National Lab, NASA, and UCLA, Alex consulted for the X Prize Foundation and Aerogel Technologies.
She is the founder of The McCord List of Fabulous Ish, a fashion and lifestyle blog. Rachel has a large social following and community and The McCord List community consists of some of the most influential women in media and has a collective reach of 1,000,000,000 people. She's been recogniszed by US Weekly, InTouch, OK, L.A. Confidential, Extra, Glamour, ABC News, UK Vogue, Hollyscoop, Perez Hilton, Forbes, DailyMail and CNN for her work, and regularly speaks to young people in at-risk camps and shelters.
Alyssa is a digital and social media marketing and strategy professional with more than 12+ years experience in new media, content creation, campaign planning and product development. She is currently working at Facebook in Music Business Development and Partnerships and has held previous leadership roles at Disney, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
Katrina is a passionate young women that is actively involved in community service, leading those younger than her and learning her path in life. She is excited to share Purpose and the knowledge she has gained in her journey.
Lior is the pioneer of inVia Robotics. He has more than twenty years of leadership and business experience, Lior has directed and guided teams developing everything from back-office systems to the core technologies of the business. As a serial entrepreneur, Lior has completed several large successful exits, including HostPro (now Web.com).
Chad Billmyer co-founded Panjo, a marketplace catering to the needs of auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts. Tapatalk acquired Panjo in August 2017. He also led the interactive marketing arm of Petersons.com. He oversaw sales, Solution Selling training, product development, customer support, marketing, and strategic planning for Petersons.com and StudentEdge.com, education planning Web sites with an annual audience of over 6MM uniques.
Rachel is a dynamic leader and speaker that leads an outreach center that connects with drug addicts, people on the streets and those that are hopeless and broken and restores them through a program with a team of trained leaders passionate about restoring others to a new life.
Pamela has over two decades of experience within the public education system within America. She has worked her way to the top and is now a Chief Academic Officer and leader for Cornerstone Education Group that services the second largest population of Detroit students outside of the DPS. She is a thought leader, analyst and serves on many boards bringing change and growth to schools and students everywhere.
Jared is the principal at a local Detroit thriving High School and has worked in the education field for over a decade. He is experienced yet ambitious and optimistic. He is an educational professional seeking to be the change that will thrust public education into the global forefront.
Cassandra was a former marketing consultant and fashion entrepreneur, launched her beauty business, Violet Grey and now today it includes a gorgeous online magazine called The Violet Files (think: high glamour muses of yesterday and today), super-curated e-commerce site (Tom Ford, Nars, La Prairie) and beautiful boutique (on Melrose Place, natch).
Rhoda is a passionate and energetic media director. She has founded her own media company and learned all the Adobe Suite products on her own while building the media company, procuring customers, submitting invoices and leading her life. She now works on staff as a media director and is focused on growing brands.
Mikaiella as a child always had the passion to create. she's been fortunate enough to experience different ways of creativity through photography, dance and art. She's been dedicated to her photography career 5 years and shot many models and figures.
Danniebelle has organized curriculum, youth camps, events, developed leaders, and ran all communications within and outside organizational settings. She is passionate about helping young people find Purpose and has a background teaching music. She lives in California with her beautiful family.
Amanda is a integrated marketer with a passion for entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle consumer brands and initiatives. She has a depth of knowledge in content marketing, experiential marketing and digital and social strategies. She enjoys tech life and startups and has worked extensively with some of the most powerful and popular brands and figures.
Bryan is the founder of many different ventures and the technical Co-Founder of a startup helping individuals choose the best healthcare plan. Passionate about technology and Agile software development. Proven track record of creating an environment that yields happiness and success.
Sameer is a leading developer for Fox Network Group. He is experienced with: Software Architecture, Web Application Development, Desktop Application Development, Mobile Application Development, Technical Specification Writing, Team Management.
Kade is passionate about technology and the power of development. He develops, maintains, and troubleshoots multiple backend API's that support a wide array of OOT and Video Streaming Apps or Technologies. Works with multiple developers from around the world along with Product Teams / Managers to deliver application services and needs.
Gary has founded and led as the president or top 5 in many internationally known and global companies. He is an accomplished senior executive with broad financial accountability in multiple technologies: business process, software development and technology outsourcing, next-generation cloud-based solutions, support and consulting. With experience in over 100+ countries and cultures Gary has led billion dollar fortune 25 companies through restructure and expansive growth while managing 100,000s of employees.
Ian is a top sales performer and leader. At DBA Worldwide, Ian was brought on to liaison between the Santa Monica and Detroit offices and also build a New Business Development team and process. Ian also gained experience in the advertising industry serving in both Project Management and Account Executive roles along the way. In his current role with ADP, Ian consults with C-Levels as well as HR Directors of companies with employee counts ranging from 150-999 employees to strategically improve their bottom line while also improving company culture.
Elijah has extensive experience in working at multiple international boarders, he was oversees during the Iraq war as a soldier and now a police officer in Michigan.
Lela possesses more than 20 years’ experience in organizational management in various industries (healthcare, education, banking, payroll and telecommunications) including team building, organizational design and effectiveness, management development, leadership, organizational and group dynamics, motivation theory, and strategies and business planning. Maintains extensive consultative skills in providing guidance in talent selection, measurements, evaluation, and change management.
Jesse has been a top performer and sales leader in some of the largest enterprise solution companies in the world. He has managed complex enterprise solutions to improve and transform business performance. He has formulated and implemented goals and corporate strategies for Fortune 100 companies, and provided independent advice to clients under management guidance. Jesse has experience in multiple industries, including technology, manufacturing, consumer, and financial.