Brent Meske is a university professor, author, editor, and cover designer. Brent has authored and published over a dozen novels since 2011, and helped a number of author hopefuls achieve their dreams of publishing and sharing their unique visions with the rest of the world. By fusing his love of teaching and his passion to create, Brent is ideally situated to help refine the written word and move it from mere dream to reality.
Sue Doherty, M.A., is an anthropologist and author with a background in child development and holistic health. As a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Sue offers classes and one-on-one coaching for all ages, in person and by remote access. Sue has applied mindfulness-based behavioral interventions with special needs toddlers and students K-12, and clients who have a mental illness. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, parenting, pain management, or assisting those in the last stage of life, Sue is ready to help. Sue is a graduate of the two-year-long Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, certified through UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.
James Pearce is currently employed by BB&T now Truist where I am employed as a Fraud/Security Analyst. I have been in the credit card industry for over 30 years, on the issuing and acquiring side. I am longtime member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and Merchant Acquirers Committee.
Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang, Ph.D.
Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang is an educator and an entrepreneur. She received her MA and Ph.D. in Communication from Syracuse University and the University of Maryland. Ai is the founder of Classroom Without Walls, an independent and progressive school to help young adults become future ready. As an Adobe Education Leader, Ai specializes in incorporating social media and creative technologies to enhance student learning and to acquire skills that help them become future-ready. Ai’s work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inside Higher Education, Pearson Education, and Mark Schafer’s book among others. She additionally contributes to Entrepreneur and Thrive Global. Ai hosts two weekly live streaming shows, where she interviews thought leaders in social media and education such as Seth Godin, Mark Schaefer, Neil Patel, and many others. Ai is also a HubSpot Academy instructor, SEMrush webinar speaker and host. Ai frequently speaks at academic and industry conferences including VidCon, Global Marketing Day, Global Digital Marketing Summit, Social Media Week Lima, and others.