Loaded Boards CEO Don Tashman is Today’s Honoree

Even with Social Distancing, we can still get outdoors and enjoy life with these activities!

These are unprecedented times and we’re all in this together.  As we all know we need to help flatten the virus transmission curve through hygiene and social distancing. Yet life goes on, and we believe that there are some silver linings to this situation: like spending time with loved ones and appreciating the value of the outdoors, fresh air, and sunshine.

When we’re outdoors – in a safe fashion of course – there are tons of fun and cool activities to enjoy! Skateboarding, biking, running, hiking, and even surfing are amazing ways to enjoy the day and can all be done while practicing social distancing.

Loaded Boards, one of the most prestigious and well-known longboard brands with a reputation for high-quality and environmentally friendly products, is helping cultivate these outdoor activities through its diverse line of skateboards and accessories. The Loaded website (loadedboards.com) offers a wide array of unique skateboards and related products, including tons of longboards, the limited-edition Coyote skateboard (featuring graphics from acclaimed artist and illustrator Teddy Kelly), electric skateboard conversion kits, or the ultra-popular Orangatang wheels. Complete, ready-to-ride skateboards start at just $199.

With so much grim news right now, it would be great to give your audience something that’s fun and informative while still upholding our responsibility to social distancing and keeping each other healthy.

Don Tashman founded Loaded Boards in 2002. Passionate about boards sports, functional design, and business in general, Don functions as CEO of Loaded as well as driving product development.  Don holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University and prior to Loaded, Don worked for a couple “dotcoms” in New York in the late 90s which, through cashing out stock options at a lucky time, provided the capital to start Loaded. Don has a family history of entrepreneurialism and product manufacturing stretching back at least three generations. Under Don’s (self taught and often non-linear) stewardship, Loaded Boards has grown to become amongst the most influential longboard skateboard companies with distribution in over 40 countries. Aside from it’s skateboard decks and it’s industry leading Orangatang Wheel line, Loaded has a global distribution partnership with Barcelona based Unlimited Engineering and their electric skateboard kits.

Visit https://loadedboards.com/ for more information

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Allergy Awareness Educator Melissa Rycroft is Today’s Honoree

Melissa Rycroft, former Bachelor contestant and Dancing with the Stars Season 8 winner, is involved in an education and awareness effort, sharing about her experience suffering from year-round indoor and outdoor allergies. Her hope is to help other allergy sufferers know that there are options including allergy immunotherapy especially for those with multiple allergies and those not responding to existing treatments. Suffering is just not an option.

Melissa hopes to share about http://understandingait.com, a new website designed to educate on why some people suffer with environmental allergy symptoms and how allergy immunotherapy is different from medicines that only treat your symptoms. The site offers a Doc Finder to locate an allergist in your area, a U.S. map of allergy (pollen) severity in each state, a quiz to evaluate your symptoms, a discussion guide for your allergist visit and much more.

Visit https://www.instagram.com/melrystrick/ for more information about Melissa Rycroft.

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Author John Rossman is Today’s Honoree

About The Book:

“This book provides innovators with a powerful framework to lead in today’s age of digital disruption and transformation. Whether your organization is a single-person start-up or a member of the Fortune 500, John Rossman’s 50 ½ ideas will empower executives and their teams to rethink their business, obsess over customers, and win in the digital era.”

Mark Bertolini, former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc.

“In today’s landscape, you’re either competing with Amazon or figuring out how to leverage it. Either way, you’d better understand its mindset, which drives how it operates. Having worked at Amazon in its early years, I can attest that this book definitely captures the essence and unwavering principles that make Amazon like no other company.”

Kirk Beardsley, EVP of Digital at Nordstrom and former Director of Business Development at Amazon

About The Author:

John Rossman is the author Think Like Amazon and The Amazon Way book series, and Managing Partner at Rossman Partners, a consulting firm helping clients compete in the digital era. Mr. Rossman is an expert at crafting and implementing innovative and digital business models and capabilities. He is a sought after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation. Prior to A&M, John was an executive at Amazon.com where he launched the third party selling platform, and ran the merchant services business.

Mr. Rossman’s blog is www.the-amazon-way.com.

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Devereux Georgia Housekeeper Lorie Nazian is Today’s Honoree

Devereux Georgia’s housekeeping department plays  a crucial role in maintaining a positive environment at our center. Cleaning is a labor intensive job that does not come with the accolades of other disciplines within the treatment setting. Lorie Nazian works  behind the scenes to maintain the quality and cleanliness of our center. She is always cheerful and enthusiastic.

As a servant leader, she asks everyone, “Is there anything I can do for you?” She takes the initiative to speak to individuals and staff at every level. She also takes her job duties seriously and understands the importance of her role.

Many of our youth come from underprivileged backgrounds. Lorie carries out her duties as if she is working at the finest hotel; she delivers the message that our individuals have worth. This is often where treatment begins. In addition to her housekeeping duties, Lorie has completed required training and is now serving as a part-time direct care professional. In this role, she is a calming influence and is able to supervise our individuals without incidents. Lorie is a great member of our team!

Visit https://www.devereux.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=ga_index for more information.

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Devereux Florida Clinician Andreena Harriman is Today’s Honoree

Andreena Harriman provides specialized, therapeutic services to adult survivors of human trafficking. While each individual presents unique challenges, Andreena always treats everyone with dignity, and respects their autonomy. Through her expert clinical care, she is able to connect and easily build rapport with survivors, and present options to them in ways that are never shaming or belittling.

Andreena’s meaningful bond with survivors helps them overcome feelings of shame and allows her to teach them how to respond to challenges in healthy ways. This advanced clinical technique normalizes the experience for the individuals she serves, provides hope, and improves their feeling of self-worth. Those served by Andreena describe her as “never judgmental,” “always attentive,” and “extremely compassionate.”

As a servant leader, Andreena exemplifies outstanding personal and professional ethics. Her unsurpassed compassion, dedication and vision to help those in need is unyielding.

Visit https://www.devereux.org/ for more information.


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Devereux Connecticut Direct Support Professional Karly Black is Today’s Honoree

Karly Black embodies all that Devereux Connecticut – The Glenholme School’s mission strives to achieve. Karly helped develop and expand the transition program to provide valuable and necessary learning opportunities for a population new to our care. Karly has provided job coaching, instructed classes, tutored individuals, written programs, and has been instrumental in ensuring students receive top notch opportunities to learn and explore. Through her creative and thoughtful scheduling and planning, Karly provides countless opportunities for students to gain new experiences and responsibilities, while still having fun.

As a servant leader, Karly sees the potential in each student, and takes the time to carefully coach and encourage his or her progress through the most challenging of situations. She is always willing to embrace new responsibilities with enthusiasm and great attention to detail. Her communication skills are second to none, ensuring that everyone directly impacted by programmatic decisions, changes and updates is aware of what is occurring.

Karly serves as an excellent role model for her co-workers through her strong work ethic and willingness to go above and beyond what is expected in order to provide the best possible care for our students.

Visit https://www.devereux.org/ for more information.

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Cash Flow Generating Specialist Mark Newsome is Today’s Honoree

Mark Newsome (aka) Mr. Marketing is a cash flow generation specialist. He routinely helps, semi cash strapped, small business owners and or service providers, (both) on and offline, generate, or discover previously hidden profit centers within their business or service.By strategically maximizing, once considered completely dead and or grossly under utilized, non traditional assets and or resources.

Topics Mark Can Discuss:

How practically any traditional, offline, semi cash strapped, small business owners or service provider, can generate or create, their own red hot list of 500 prospects or more, in just 90 days or less!

How practically any little known, up and coming, professional service provider, like a newly licensed CPA, CFP or Realtor or stock broker, can strategically start to position themselves, as one of the “must get to know experts,” in their specific industry or niche. Even if, they’re just getting started!

How practically any traditional, offline, Mom & pop, bricks & mortar, single location, semi cash strapped small business owner. Can and will profit, from strategic email marketing, without the need of having any type of self hosted e-commerce site or blog of any kind! You’ll absolutely love, and continuously profit, from this little known marketing secret!

How to systematically increase your your daily gross profits, on average, anywhere from 10-40% daily. Without having to add any new, outrageously expensive customers and or clients!

How to avoid, one of the ten most common, all time greatest marketing mistakes, a staggering 98% of all, on or offline small business owners and or service providers, constantly make! And going forward, how and why, you must avoid doing so!

Visit https://www.youcanmarketonlinenow.com for more information.

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