A’Lelia Bundles is chairman of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives, a vice chairman of Columbia University’s board of trustees, a member of the advisory boards of the Indiana Historical Society’s publication committee, and of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker and lives in Washington, D. C.
Bernie Clark has had a passion for science, spirituality and stories of mythology since childhood. He has a degree in science from the University of Waterloo, and spent over twenty-five years as a senior executive in the high tech/space industry. He has been investigating the path of meditation for three decades and began teaching yoga and meditation in 1998. He is the author of two books on yoga and the creator of the www.YinYoga.com website.
Andrew Conte, as a reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, covered the legalization of casino gambling in Pennsylvania and the Penguins’ bid for an arena. He has won numerous national and state awards for his writing, including the Carnegie Science Award and first-place honors from the Inland Press Association, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors and the Associated Press Society of Ohio. Two times, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Andrew with the Spotlight Award, its top prize for investigative reporting. Andrew was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. The Tribune-Review has twice named him its reporter of the year, and at a previous job he was a member of the Scripps Howard Dream Team. When he’s not writing, Andrew teaches journalism as the founding director of a news service program at Pittsburgh’s Point Park University. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dick Denny earned a degree in journalism and his first job in journalism was reporting for the Muncie Star (Indiana) during the 1956 state high school basketball tournament. Following stints at the Star, the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (Indiana), and the Chicago Tribune; Denny joined the Indianapolis News and wrote about high school sports – particularly basketball – in his “Sports Den” column. Denny also covered college and professional basketball, as well as hockey, tennis, and bowling in his 40 years with the News and Indianapolis Star.
Emily holds a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness with a Minor in Nutrition from Jacksonville State University where she was a collegiate cheerleader. She is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage in both Clinical and Neuromuscular therapy. From there she went on to become highly specialized in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy from the Dr. Vodder School International working with people with lymphedema as well as post cancer/surgery. She is also trained as a Universal Yoga Instructor in Sivananda Yoga (300 hours) and is a Continuing Education Provider for the NCBTMB (National Certification Board in Therapeutic Massage and Body Work). Along with this she has additional specialty training in kinesiotaping as well as being a certified Pediatric Massage Therapist.
Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D.
Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D. is a nationally recognized educator well known for his practical teacher materials and stimulating and engaging conference presentations. A retired professor of education from York College of Pennsylvania, he is an award-winning and best-selling author of more than 150 books, including teacher resource materials (Guided Reading in Grades 3-6), children’s books (Mountain Night, Mountain Day; The Tsunami Quilt), and adult non-fiction titles (The Secret Life of Clams). His extensive background includes experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, professional storyteller, curriculum coordinator, educational consultant, and staff developer. He won the 2004 International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award, the 2007 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, 2008 World Storytelling Award.
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Lew Freedman is a veteran sportswriter who is the author of more than 70 books, many on baseball, and has been an avid researcher of baseball history. He has also worked as a sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Anchorage Daily News.
Dick Grout is a second-generation PGA golf professional who has followed closely in his famous father’s footsteps. After college at Florida State University and Florida International University, Dick turned pro in 1977. He attended the PGA Q-School twice and playing on the American Golf Tour; the National Golf Association Tour; and the Space Coast Tour. He is both an accomplished player and teacher who specializes in the history and traditions of golf and has assisted a number of journalists in their writings about the extraordinary life of Jack Grout. Dick Grout lives in Sunset, SC.
Michael Gurnow is a former literature and pre-law professor whose linguistic training was overseen by an active NSA language analyst. A noted environmentalist and film critic whose work Pulitzer-recipient Roger Ebert called “very admirable,” Gurnow’s writing spans such topics as national security, veterinary legislation, and overpopulation. His first book, THE EDWARD SNOWDEN AFFAIR, was an international bestseller, while his sophomore effort, NATURE’S HOUSEKEEPER, was dubbed “Thoreau meets Hunter S. Thompson” by Ron Dakron, author of HELLO DEVILFISH!, and “intellectually profound yet outrageously funny” by British Mountaineering Council Ambassador Chris Townsend. Gurnow is editor of the award-winning blog, THE THOR CHALLENGE.
Terry Hutchens knows Indiana University basketball. For the past 15 years he has worked as the IU football and basketball beat writer for the Indianapolis Star and now is with Fox Sports / Scout (Indiana.Scout.com). He’s covered the team from the Bob Knight era through today and has worked as a sportswriter for more than 35 years.
Bernie Lubbers is the Ambassador for American Whisky for Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, KY. A veteran comedian of 25 years and star of his own one-man play, he is entertaining, and he can also tell you more about bourbon than you ever thought you could know. Bernie travels over 100,000 miles each year educating people about out native spirit; BOURBON. He spends most of time promoting great brands such as Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Larceny, Old Fitzgerald, Bernheim Wheat, Rittenhouse Rye, Parker’s Heritage, Henry McKenna, and a TON of Bonded Bourbons in the Heaven Hill portfolio. For information about Bernie Lubbers website www.WhiskeyProf.com, where visitors can take course and quizzes, and learn more about Bourbon Whiskey.
One of the top athletes in the history of decathlon, O’Brien competed in his first Olympic Games in 1992 and went on to win a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics earning him the distinction of the “World’s Greatest Athlete”. Dan also won gold medals at the 1991, 1993 and 1995 World Championships.
O’Brien provided analysis for NBC’s coverage of track & field in both the 2000 Sydney Games and the 2004 Athens Games. Dan continues to speak and broadcast at events around the country. Dan O’Brien lives Scottsdale, AZ where he is a volunteer track & field coach for Arizona State University.
Brad Botkin is a CBSSports.com Assistant Managing Editor. Since graduating from Sonoma State University in 2003, Brad has worked as a sportswriter/editor at both newspapers and magazines.
Todd Outcalt is a United Methodist pastor who has helped hundreds of people through cancer and beyond, including his own wife of thirty years. He is also the author of more than twenty books in six different languages including, Before You Say “I Do” (Penguin, 2006), Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget (Sourcebooks, 2009), and The Best Things in Life Are Free (HCI, 2005). He has also written widely in health and wellness for such magazines as American Fitness, Cure, and Aim. Since 2004 Todd has served as lead pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, where he lives with his wife, Becky, and they now manage an empty nest and enjoy hiking, kayaking, and reading in their spare time.
I Love the Work, But I Hate the Business is Mel Proctors second book. He is also the author of The Official Fan’s Guide to the Fugitive, a history of the hit television show of the 1960s. In nearly 40 years as a sportscaster, Proctor has called over 5,000 events and conducted more than 2,000 interviews. He has channeled his expertise into Mel Proctor Sports Media, working with athletes, coaches, and aspiring broadcasters. He served as a tutor for the late Junior Seau on Sports Jobs with Junior Seau on the Versus network.
Proctor has also acted in film and television and had a recurring role on NBCs hit Homicide. He is a busy voiceover artist and is completing his first novel. Proctor and his wife Julie live in Encinitas, California.
I Love the Work, But I Hate the Business
Dr. Jack Ramsay
Legendary coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Dr. Jack Ramsay serves as lead game analyst for The NBA on ESPN Radio. He had also provided analysis for ESPN’s SportsCenter and ESPN2’s NBA FastBreak, and contributed to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Ramsay has worked for ESPN since January 1996, having also had worked for the network in 1992.
Dale Ratermann was a long-time executive with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and has had more than 50 books published. The Illinois native enjoys traveling, reading and walking his dogs.
Beth Shaw is the president and founder of YogaFit Training Systems. The leader in mind-body education, YogaFit has trained more than 200,000 fitness instructors on six continents. Shaw and her company have been showcased in numerous fitness magazines as well as Oprah’s O magazine, Time, More, Entrepreneur, Yoga Journal, Glamour, Self and USA Today. She has also been featured on CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, E Style Channel, Showtime, and Donny Deutsch’s Big Idea.
Andrew E. Stoner
Andrew E. Stoner is the author of the political biography Legacy of a Governor: The Life of Indiana’s Frank O’Bannon, true-crime and popular culture including Those 70’s Shows, Notorious 92, and Betty White: The First 90 Years. A journalist by training, his writing has been published in the South Bend Tribune, the Goshen News, the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis Recorder, Sports Illustrated and Colliers Worldbook Encyclopedia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Franklin College of Indiana and a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University. Andrew is an instructor in public relations in the Division of Communication at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. In 2013 he received his Ph.D. in Public Communication and Technology at Colorado State University.
James Alexander Thom
James Alexander Thom is an Indiana-born Marine veteran, and was a newspaperman, magazine freelance writer, and Indiana University Journalism School lecturer before he became a full-time historical novelist, known for his thorough research in archives and in the field. His American frontier and Indian war novels have won national awards and sold more than two million copies. Two were made into television films, by Hallmark and Ted Turner. Thom’s family history drew him to the Civil War era. His namesake was killed in the Battle of Fredericksburg, and his great grandfather survived the deathly Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. Several years as Ohio River historical lecturer for the Delta Queen line provided technical knowledge and riverboat lore for this book. The author is also an artist and sculptor. James and his wife Dark Rain live in a 170-year-old log house near Bloomington, Indiana.
Dick Wolfsie writes a syndicated humor column that runs in 25 weekly papers across Indiana, his central Indiana video essays appear on WISH-TV, and his weekly Public Radio commentary broadcasts on air WFYI 90.1 FM. He is the author of several books including Mornings with Barney 9781602393530 & Indiana Curiosities 9780762723515 & 97807627504182.
Andy Binder received his bachelor’s degree in history from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his master’s in education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Combining his education background and his passion for entertainment, Binder worked for years at several colleges in their campus-activities departments, and teaching Public Speaking, Small-Group Communications, and First-Year Student-Transition Issues. He booked many major acts for colleges, marketing and producing the entire shows. His events have included concerts and shows by comedians Martin Short and Howie Mandel, and hit bands like O.A.R. and Third Eye Blind. Seeing thousands of fans enjoying his events only fueled his entertainment passion further, and Binder decided to begin a talent agency. In the following years, Binder built up his reality TV client list, as well as contacts with nightclub promoters and colleges. Today, Binder continues to get reality TV stars paid for basically whatever and wherever. Their fame will not last forever, but it’s fun while it lasts.