Samuel, Chairman & Founder
Samuel faced many challenges as a child that helped shape him into a well-rounded adult. With much effort and determination, he overcame his learning disabilities and gained entrance to Barat College/DePaul University, from which he completed a Bachelorâ€™s degree in History. He continued at DePaul for his first masterâ€™s degree, a MA in History. He then attended Simmons/MIT Gender Consortium in Boston where he earned a MA in Gender and Cultural Studies/History. He then received a certificate in clinical mediation and negotiation from Harvard Law School. Sam earned his third masterâ€™s degree in Bioethics (MBE) from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He has been a keynote speaker for both his professional and academic pursuits at the following: Indiana Wesleyan University, Southwest Studies and American Pop Culture Conference (University of New Mexico), University of Cardiff (Wales, UK), MIT, DePaul University, and Barat College. He is currently completing his Masterâ€™s in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Aspen and his PhD in Conflict Resolution at Nova Southeastern University.
Susan, CEO & Creative Consultant
Susan grew up in a very small town; however, she had bigger dreams. Due to her great academic record, she received several full scholarships to attend schools around country. After completing her bachelorâ€™s degree at Western Kentucky University, she traveled abroad to experience new cultures, which gave her a unique global perspective. While living in the Caribbean, she completed a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at St. Georgeâ€™s University School of Medicine. She then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at St. Matthewâ€™s University and Purdue University. She then completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Davenport University. She is currently deciding on which academic adventure to pursue next. Susan has had a myriad experience of applying to a variety of programs inside and outside the United States.
Allison is a Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in Judaic Studies and Near Eastern Judaic Studies. She received her Masters in History from the University of Texas at Austin and simultaneously won the Perry Prize for Best Master Thesis. Her broad interest is in American Jewish History with subfields in European Jewish History, American Race/Ethnic History and Religion. Her dissertation focuses primarily on the Houston Jewish Communityâ€™s reaction to the Civil Rights Movement.
Keith, Creative Director
Keith is a Designer, Creative Consultant, & Design Strategist who has worked with many Fortune 500 companies and their products to develop their brands. Notable brands include Starbucks, Heinz, TGIFridays, Wrigleyâ€™s (Orbit and Extra gum), Wendyâ€™s Hamburgers, Graeterâ€™s Ice Cream, AK Steel, General Cable Corp., Speedway, Proctor & Gamble (including Tide, Old Spice, Charmin, Cascade, Dawn, Downey, Mr. Clean, and many more products). He specializes in branding and creating a unique identity for his clients in their specific milieu.
Mike, Academic Consultant
Mike graduated from Miami University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in manufacturing engineering and in engineering management. He is also a proud alumnus of the Miami University Marching Band, where he played the tuba. His tutoring experience began in high school, where he assisted other students in after-school programs. Since then, he has worked with many students â€“ ranging from junior high to adults. In addition to a primary focus on the ACT, SAT, and GMAT, Mike has tutored students in a range of math and science classes.