Nancy Maron has over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology. Her work with the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R helped to advance the need for digital initiatives to adopt business practice in order to become sustainable. Today, Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about new and existing programs and products.

With a bachelor’s in English and K-12 Education and a master’s in Library and Information Sciences, Amber Cross began her career teaching children how to write before she transitioned into ghostwriting. She has ghostwritten many novels and nonfiction texts that span a wide range of genres. Cross is always looking forward to new projects that challenge her creative skills.

Kathleen M. Kelley, LCSW, Clinical Social Work Therapist, graduated from Hunter College School of Social Work, with offices on Broadway in Manhattan, NYC. Kelley has a certificate in psychoanalysis from the National Institute of the Psychotherapies. Her client focus ranges from teenagers through adulthood. She works with a variety of clients and in particular with lesbian, gay and alternative lifestyles.

Caitrìona Reed of Five Changes, Warner Springs, CA, guides individuals to find their authentic personal power and vision, and mentors them to make it real in every aspect of their life. She has led workshops, trainings and retreats internationally for more than twenty-five years. She is a Master Trainer of Coaching NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming),Gestalt and Ericksonian Hypnosis, and has been authorized as a Zen teacher by renowned Zen Master and Nobel Prize Nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Gordon Townsend took his very first introduction to flight at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN, while he was in high school. He graduated from the University of Alaska with his aviation degree and during his schooling served as a pilot flying in the Alaskan Bush. His stint in Alaska also saw him flying the Cessna Caravan and the Beechcraft 1900 working in the air ambulance service. He eventually returned to the lower 48 to fly corporate jets including the Cessna Citation and Beechcraft jets. After an economic downturn he went into flying cargo for Fed Ex and is presently at Delta Connection flying the CRJ 700/900.