Stacey Alcorn, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Mom…
Entrepreneur, Author, Business Owner, Attorney, Blogger, and Mom….Stacey Alcorn’s keynotes, blogs, and radio show continue to offer a compelling message about defining and achieving your dreams. Her message is one of building upon everyday small successes as a catalyst to reaching greater accomplishments. To bolster triumphs even further, she shares a message of tuning out naysayers, focusing on constructive energy, and every individual’s fundamental ability to mentor others to greatness. Stacey blogs regularly on her own site www.StaceyAlcorn.com and writes regularly for The Huffington Post. She also hosts The Road Map to Wealth Radio show across the country on WBZ once a month on Saturday nights.
Adryenn Ashley, Producer, Mentor and Startup Advisor
With 30 years in the industry both in front of and behind the camera, Adryenn Ashley brings a unique perspective to the art of entertainment. From shooting her first feature film in 8 days that went on to win awards around the globe for 2 years, to launching a TV development platform to give content creators greater control in the process, passion and an eye for what’s next have populated the projects that Ashley has championed.
Elizabeth Birmingham, Blogger
Elizabeth Birmingham is an actor, teaching artist, and social media manager in the LA area. She is fiercely passionate about female empowerment and THBD’s mission to create an inclusive definition of “beauty.” An advocate of radical self love, she is super pumped to have the opportunity to help promote a project that shares so many of her values and ideals. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the #beautyriot!
Peris Kibera Cleary, Mother, Practitioner and Scholar
Peris Kibera, mother of adorable two-year-old, Max, has an interdisciplinary background in social welfare, public health, health sciences, and women‘s studies. Originally from Kenya, she received her PhD in Social Welfare, master’s degree in public health, and graduate certificate in women‘s studies from the University of Washington, Seattle. She also holds a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University, and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Cleveland State University.
Peris, most recently, held a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Oberlin College‘s Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Institute, where she taught courses on gender and public health and pursued a research program on maternal HIV/AIDS programming, and abortion discourse in Kenya. Peris’ emerging practice and scholarly interests are in the areas of adult medicine, women‘s inner beauty (broadly defined), and work-family balance. Peris is currently a social work case manager at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, where she teaches a graduate course titled “Women’s Issues”.
Courtney Cummins, Mother, Business Woman and Blogger
Courtney Cummins is a 36 year old mother of 4 residing in Cleveland , Ohio. A native Clevelander, she attended Xavier University and then graduated from Cleveland State University with a BA in creative writing and business management. After starting her family, she returned to school to pursue an education in diagnostic medical sonography. She is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer, but is currently the vice-president of Remedy Sleep Disorders Center for sleep apnea and CPAP supplies. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and youth athletic coaching.
Holly Fulger, Actress, Writer and Producer
Actress, Writer and Beauty Spokesperson, Holly Fulger is on a personal mission to help women understand that beauty is more than just skin deep. Working as an actress on such shows as ELLEN, thirtysomething, ANYTHING BUT LOVE and the trilogy of films for The Disney Channel, ZENON, GIRL OF THE 21st CENTURY, Holly has experienced the good, the bad and the misguided aspects of beauty in our Hollywood and Madison Avenue driven culture.
Holly has written numerous articles on beauty and an article she wrote for iCNN caught the attention of a CNN producer who interviewed Holly and seven other women on their perception of beauty. To Holly, the most interesting part of this was listening to other women’s stories and hearing how difficult it was for women to really say what is beautiful about themselves.
That difficulty is what has inspired her to create THE HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY DETECTIVE. Her hope is that by exploring other versions of beauty, her show can cause awareness and help create a more inclusive version of what beautiful means.
Amber Grace, Makeup Artist
Amber has been in the cosmetic industry for more than a decade. She is a skilled makeup artist and loves showing women how to achieve a new look. She is thrilled to be a part of THBD’s team, because she has found that helping women find their own beauty is her most powerful tool…something THBD is all about. She believes that with THBD’s 10 Legendary Looks, she can help women find the beauty they posses and allow them the freedom to express it.
Christi Guthrie, Writer
Christi Guthrie has made a career by reaching. She a writer for The Huffington Post & has written articles for several Digital Fashion Magazines as well as for Special Miracles Magazine and on her own personal blog www.christiguthrie.com. She is the Co-Author of Reach! dream|stretch|achieve|influence (went #3 on Amazon’s Women & Business) www.thereachmovement.com she has helped bring Reach! Nationally into schools through Enrichment Programs and Internationally as a speaker at The International Down Syndrome Coalition Conference (IDSC). In addition to writing, she is the Host of REACH! TV. Her love for fashion has been showcased through pages of Fashion Magazines as a published fashion stylist. She is co-owner of Black Box Enterprises encompassing www.MyLittleBlackBox.com which has been the VIP swag gift for The Emmy‘s, CMA’s, BET’s and other red carpet events & Black Box Boutique.
She is proud of being a founder of what has become The Black Box Movement which is a unified effort to redefine beauty by empowering women to be comfortable being themselves while boldly chasing dreams. The Black Box Revolution gains momentum through the ‘Out Of The Box Talks’ and Catwalks for a Cause.
Christi serves on several boards such as: The JM BIG Heart Fund/All You Need Is Love Mission and Boston Tuft’s Floating Hospital Advisory Council.
Christi and her husband own Lily Mack Farm in Dracut, Ma. On the farm, city and country collide where she plants “seeds of change” as well as Christmas trees, flowers and honey. They use the farm as a platform to raise awareness in the community for different causes and needs. She is a mother of 3; Lily 7, Mack 4 and Michael 3. She is a lifetime student of having a son with Down syndrome and is mastering the technique of “Living Brightly!”
Melissa McNamara, Beauty Director, The Hollywood Beauty Detective
Melissa’s passion for makeup artistry began over 25 years ago when she discovered the art of making women look and feel beautiful. That experience has shaped a long career working behind the scene at magazine shoots, at fashion week and leading seminars teaching artistry techniques. Her 10 years as an artistry educator delivers real-life experience and hands-on expertise. Melissa has her own makeup artistry school and teaches women one-on-one, and group workshops how to discover their beauty from the inside out. Melissa is the co-creator of The Hollywood Beauty Detective’s 10 Legendary Looks, and designed the makeup for each look.
Vickery Eckhoff, Writer and Blogger
Vickery Eckhoff is a New York City-based writer whose work has appeared in Forbes, Newsweek, Salon and AlterNet (among others). Her screenplay, “The Judas Horse,” is now in pre-production, and a second script, “The Modern Christian Spinster’s Guide to Love in the Twenty-First Century,” is a semi-finalist in the Made in NY Writers Room screenwriting fellowship competition.