The Rev. Nathan P. Adams is an ordained elder of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church currently serving the historic Park Hill UMC in Denver, CO, a multi-racial, inclusive, and social justice minded church. Born and raised in Canton, Ohio, he and was greatly shaped and nurtured by urban United Methodist churches there. As such, he has a strong calling to urban ministry and in helping local congregations connect with their surrounding communities as they strive to share God’s love with all people while being a light of hope for their neighborhoods.
He served churches in Ohio and Florida before venturing out west in July 2017 to serve at Park Hill. He was a fellow in both The Lewis Follows and the Lewis Community Leaders Fellows through the Lewis Center for Church Leadership housed at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. He has served in various United Methodist Conference and District boards and especially enjoyed mentoring new clergy as the district mentor in the South Florida area for newly commissioned pastors. He currently serves as a board member of the Center for African American Health, the East Colfax Community Collective, and FaithBridge. Nathan is an avid marathoner, loves sports (Co Canes!), and enjoys spending time with his wife and their pets exploring good places to eat, shop, and play.
Cole Chandler is an organizer, activator, and community builder who is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Colorado Village Collaborative—a start-up non-profit organization that focuses on providing transformational housing, community development, and public education and advocacy as levers towards solving the housing and homelessness crisis. An ordained minister, and a member of the Denver Catholic Worker Community, a moral commitment led Cole into his work among poor and marginalized people, where he found himself to have become a part of a community whose struggle became his own.
Cole works with directly affected people to implement and advocate for people first solutions to our biggest structural problems. His work with the Collaborative earned a 2021 “Neighborhood Star Award” from Denver’s Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation, 2018 "Eagle Award" from Housing Colorado, a 2018 "Fair Housing Leadership" Award from the Metro Denver Fair Housing Center, and in 2019 Cole was named to Denverite's "Who's Next: Housing" list of 14 rising stars in the Denver housing arena.
Lawrence Jones ,photographer/
photojournalists, United States Marine Corps Veteran, retired after 20 yrs; completed 4 combat tours, and a recent graduate of HBCU Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville North Carolina, completing his Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Studies with a minor in English & Literature.
Together, Father and son team up to discuss, celebrate, and laugh a little while doing a deep dive into the narratives of black men navigating life in the 21st century; exploring impactful influences, life lessons, media representation and presentation against the landscape of American culture in an era of Black Lives Matter.
On Being a Black Man, Hosted by Lawrence Jones (43), a Miami, Florida native, Co-hosted by son Tahj Jones, (21) born in the Lowcountry of Beaufort SC. Tahj is a graduate of Miami Southridge Senior High in Miami-Dade County Fl and is an aspiring comedian
Rhonda is the founder of the Dream Life Leadership Academy, LLC. where she coaches, supports and
inspires leaders to become members of the R-SOUL club leaders and shares the blueprint to do just that.
She is also the host of The Coffee with Rhonda Show: Enter the Stress-Free Leadership Zone where she
and her co-hosts encourage and support leaders in reclaiming their power and embracing a stress-free leadership style.
Rhonda holds a double master’s degree in nursing and business administration and her professional experience includes senior executive roles as Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
Today, Rhonda is known as The Dream Life Coach. She is a master coach helping organizations create a stress-free culture and for leaders who have decided it is time to STOP THE MADNESS.
She a 3x author and works include:
• The UCR Advantage: How to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence, Fast!
• The Dream Life Roadmap: 10 Essential Factors for Creating Your Dream Life,
• Are You Out of Your Mind? A Modern Guide to Successfully Surviving Infidelity?
As 2008 begin I was actively pursuing a change from a 30+ year career which had led me to being at the head of the company. By Christmas 2008 I had finalized my transition into retirement and helping others do the same.
For over 11 years I have been a Certified Retirement Transitions Specialist and Coach helping people understand that retirement can and should be the very best years of a person's life. That it is a time when they achieve more, contribute to the world around them, and live lives of meaning and fulfillment.
I understand the emotional issues, the fears, and the anxieties you will encounter when it comes to your retirement. I have the tools, the knowledge, and the experience to guide you through those to a retirement full of meaning, enrichment, and that is just plain fun!
I work with people to help them understand that retirement is a time of unlimited potential where they can explore opportunities they did not have even 15 years ago.
I am a contributing author to the internationally best-seller book – “Retire Inspire 1”, and am working on authoring my own book “The Unlimited Potential of Your Retirement – Retire and Do What You Really Want to do!” – which is due out in the winter of 2020. I also launched the ‘Unlimited Potential of Retirement’ podcast in mid-May 2020.
I was nominated to speak at TEDxAtlanta 2019.
Dr. Ajay Vellore, M.D., M.S., is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Vellore was fellowship trained in Pain Medicine right here at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Vellore received his Bachelor of science degree in Microbiology at the University of Maryland, and then attended Georgetown University, where he completed his Doctor of Medicine Degree. After that, Dr.Vellore then went on to Anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Clinic, where he served as the chief resident in his last year.
Dr. Vellore's curiosity in chronic pain was first piqued in residency, where he gained valuable experience with difficult-to-treat conditions, with patients travelling from all over the world to seek care at the Mayo Clinic. It was there Dr. Vellore also learned a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to treating pain, understanding not only the physical strain that chronic pain can cause, but also the emotional,social, and psychological aspects of pain as well.
Dr. Vellore's treatment interests include spinal stenosis, complex regional pain syndrome,neuropathy, and back/leg pain after surgery.
For spinal stenosis, Dr. Vellore specializes in a minimally invasive procedure called Veriflex Superion.
If you are suffering from pain related to lumbar spinal stenosis and have not felt relief using traditional treatments, come speak with Dr. Vellore and see if Vertiflex Superion is the answer.
Outside of work, Dr.Vellore enjoys snowboarding, golfing,hiking,and playing soccer. When he's not at the clinic Dr.Vellore is spending time with his wife, his two young sons, and his dog
Tavarus Hogans founder of True Seven CBD. Studied at Vanderbilt University majored in Communications and was captain of the football team. His company True Seven Life works with individuals and organizations looking to make their employees more comfortable and confident presenters. Currently working on his debut book, “Finding Your Voice - A journey of becoming a better presenter” Tavarus lives in Jacksonville, FL.
Nina Sonovia Brown, MS, LPC, uses HRV training with high performing corporate teams, business leaders, and individuals to build personal resilience using biofeedback and neurofeedback. She is the Founder and Resilience Strategist of Solonco. Solonco specializes in Employee Assistance Program consulting, and resilience training for aviation, education, and physical and mental health wellness leaders. She's an award-winning corporate wellness strategist, also a college psychology professor, and was a beta tester for the Spire product Health Tag, the emotional regulation device.
Stephanie Hastings is a Certified Bookkeeper, Financial Mindset Coach/Mentor, Speaker, Author, Wife, and Mother. With 19+ years in various Executive Admin roles, her passion grew to make a positive ripple effect by helping others to accomplish their entrepreneurial dreams. Stephanie’s expertise and relatability allow her to “humanize” and transcend the numbers.
Jason Shankle, Founder and Director of Inner Self and Wisdom. He's a Relationship and Addiction Specialist, dedicated to healing, growth, and well-being. As a Denver Native, he has been helping and empowering individuals, families, and communities overcome addictions, depression, and anxiety for over 8 years by increasing self-awareness, confidence and personal growth.
Michael “illse7en ” Acuna, social activist, and Hip Hop Artist. ILL has been performing and making music for more than 10 years. Traveling internationally and collaborating with some of the top independent artists in the world such as Hieroglyphics, Tanya Morgan, Dead Prez, J-Live, and The Flobots. Within the last 7 years, ILL’s energy has been focused on the school-to-prison pipeline and the prison industrial complex.
Demetrius is a licensed financial representative and public speaker. He frequently conducts presentations on retirement income, as well as national training events for financial professionals on income planning strategies. He has been featured on My Brother’s Keeper “Local Spotlight Denver” and The Denver Business Journal