For over 30 years Teresa Wolande worked as a high-level executive in the insurance industry. She traveled internationally for business with fortune 500 companies. Currently, in her retirement, she is working on projects that are more philanthropic, as her desire is to give back. Her focus is on a networking forum to collaborate with other benevolent executive-level women who have eased into retirement and struggle to find a direction for a new sense of purpose. The forum is a safe place to go to discuss business issues with an aligned peer-group. The group aims to rethink life as a retiree, going forward in a meaningful way.
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As a Regional Sales Manager, Isbert Bermudez travels between the United States and Latin America. He works with the automotive industry for an integrated technology company. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, he now lives in Orange County, California.
Doctor Jim Gray is a native of Meridian, Mississippi. He is one of the leading Diagnostic Radiologists in the country. Years after graduation from Northeastern Ohio University he continues to be a member of the American Board of Radiology.
Todd Walls grew up as an outdoorsy kid in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, where he played a lot of baseball and basketball. An all-star pitcher and shortstop, Todd led his team to a state tournament appearance before graduating from Portland Christian School in 1986, where he was also a forward on the basketball team. He first went to Western Kentucky University for a year before transferring to the University of Louisville, where he received a bachelor’s degree in police administration in 1992. Todd Walls worked his way through college loading containers and trucks at UPS on the overnight shift.
Taking retirement to a new vivacious energy level, Dr. Thomas V. Taylor pursues his passion for music and singing as a tenor with the Choral Society of Performing Arts. As a musician, he plays the guitar as a challenge to elevate his playing competencies to optimal performance levels. As an author, he has published ten books. Dr. Thomas Taylor’s latest book is being prepared for launch by his publisher. The book is the study of individuals who are predisposed to life longevity. His book identifies individual factors for a healthy lifestyle. These are only a few activities that bring pleasure to Dr. Taylor’s retirement days.
Jeff Yapp attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He continued his education in pursuit of a Masters degree in Marketing, Finance, and Operations from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, located in Evanston, Illinois. As he achieved that goal, he moved with the same momentum into his career.
Johnson Nguyen owns a small Marketing company in Vancouver, Canada. He was born and raised in Vancouver along with his two sisters. His family originated in Vietnam and immigrated before he was born. They carried their strong work ethic with them and passed that along to all the kids! After traveling with his family, he pursued and received a degree at King’s College in London and upon graduating, opened his business in Canada.
Chicago native Connor Mulvey credits his ever-growing success to the values his parents instilled in him while he was growing up. He watched his parents work hard and enjoy life. Throughout his childhood, he was introduced to the need to work hard, to appreciate a good education, and the results that come with it. After being introduced to many of the finer aspects of personal and financial success, he aspired to create the same results for himself.
Lilly Goga is a native of Calgary in Alberta. As a child, she found inspiration in everything around her and her parents encouraged her artistic side. This led her to experiment with many different mediums. Among the options that she pursued for a time were finger painting, drawing with charcoal, creating digital art and eventually photography. It was the last one that moved her the most.
It is amazing when you are able to find your passion so young in your life and it is a passion that keeps you physically fit. Marudeen Aivaz has evolved his passion to suit his healthy way of life. He is a weightlifter and bodybuilder. He also believes that good nutrition goes hand in hand with the whole fitness aspect. In addition, Marudeen Aivaz believes that the cornerstone of any fitness lifestyle is the attention to nutrition and that chronic health issues can many times be addressed with good nutrition.