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Kim Renee Dunbar

Professor Kim Renee Dunbar was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Bernice Dunbar and grew up with her three sisters Bonnie, Laura, and Colleen. She attended Sewickley High School before receiving a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. Kim went on to receive a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Purdue University. She went on to do a postdoctoral stint at Texas A&M University with the late, renowned chemist F.A. Cotton before accepting a position as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, where she quickly rose through the ranks to Distinguished Professor. Kim Renee is currently a University Professor and the Davidson Professor of Science in the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University. Dr. Dunbar has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching and research over the years. Professor Dunbar has been featured along with other prominent women scientists, including Marie Curie, in an Editorial in Angewandte Chemie on Women in Chemistry. At Texas A&M University, she is the first woman in the College of Science to be named a Chaired Professor. She is the author of over 360 publications and served as an Associate Editor for the leading journal in her field, Inorganic Chemistry, for 12 years. Her experimental and theoretical work to understand physical and chemical phenomena has redirected and focused other researchers’ work in her field. read more

Hassan Dummar

Hassan Dummar is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Elixirme Beauty, a company that sells hair and skincare products. He formed the company in 2015 and has been improving on its product range and quality ever since. 5-years down the line, he has grown Elixirme to be one of the nation’s most competitive providers of natural hair and skincare products. Some of the company’s products include shampoos, conditioners, hair serum, heat and seal sprays, and charcoal face wash cleansers. He continues to oversee the company’s investments in technologies to improve the outcomes that customers get from its product offering. Hassan’s success as an entrepreneur results from hard work, a passion for the beauty industry, and his academic background. Hassan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and management. His educational background gave him the skills needed for management, marketing, and customer services. read more

Jim Feldkamp

James (Jim) Feldkamp was born in Roseburg, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University and joined the U.S. Navy, where he was assigned to fly the EA-6B, the Navy’s electronic attack aircraft. After active-duty Jim transferred to the reserves, and joined the FBI as a Special Agent working international terrorism cases. Trying his hand in politics, Jim resigned from the FBI to run for political office. read more

Bennet Schwartz

Transplanting his life from the U.S. to Australia has not halted the career of Bennet Schwartz, freelance creative director. Instead, the life and career of Bennet Schwartz Sydney resident have gone from strength to strength since the 2019 move. Bennet Schwartz already feels at home in Sydney and continues to find success using the creative skills he developed in the U.S. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Bennet Schwartz Sydney creative director developed a strong reputation in the U.S. before moving to Australia. The competitive nature of Bennet Schwartz has taken him to Europe to compete in some of the world’s most dangerous brakeless bike races. read more

Matt Muller

Matt Muller is a native of southeast Louisiana and has lived in New Orleans for most of his life. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in history. read more

Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus is an entrepreneur with interests in real estate, and is the CEO of Baltimore Realty Group. His company specializes in the buying and selling of distressed, and renovating run down ones for sale. It also holds a portfolio of rentals that include gulf-front properties, single and multi-family units among many other apartments that are valued at tens of millions of dollars. Stephen’s current position is a testament of his business acumen. When starting, Stephen spotted an opportunity in buying distressed properties from financial institutions and capitalized on it. Through experience and an eye for opportunity, Stephen also started buying up strategic, but run down properties, and renovating them for resale. It is in the process of this business that he discovered the potential that rental real estate holds, and has incorporated it as part of his core business ventures. Rentals now make a sizeable portion of his portfolio raking in millions in passive income. Besides running his business, Stephen is also a very selfless man and spends a lot of his free time mentoring young entrepreneurs, especially those in real estate. Stephen also gives to charity and regularly donates to non-profits that support the homeless. It makes him happy to help change someone’s life for the better and give them dignity. read more

Nathan Jun

Nathan Jun is a Professor of Philosophy at Midwestern State University, where he has developed considerable experience teaching and mentoring students. Dr. Jun thrives on encouraging students to think critically about themselves and the world; he enjoys nurturing their spirit of intellectual curiosity and wonder. Even outside the classroom, Dr. Jun is dedicated to helping his students blossom into young scholars any chance he gets! read more

Kurt Witten

Kurt Witten is a very successful entrepreneur with a specialty in the pool building industry. He has made great leaps in this industry to the point of establishing Seventeen Pools, a reputable market player in the container pools market. The company utilizes modern and state of the art techniques to turn cargo containers into lovely pools while also keeping them affordable for the average homeowner.  Kurt has excellent communication skills thanks to his communication background, a gift that he uses to the maximum to communicate his business vision to his employees. He leads a team of technicians that he inspires to deliver quality and work fast to meet customer deadlines. It is this combination that has seen his magnanimous growth and success in this industry. Kurt is also a giver at heart, often giving back to society for a good cause. He is known to donate to charities supporting homeless people. Since the pandemic triggered lockdowns started, Kurt has given a lot to charity and has helped feed and clothe many homeless families.  When not working or giving to charity, Kurt loves spending time with his family and enjoys taking them to exotic destinations worldwide. read more

Marc Zboch

Marc Zboch is a business executive and philanthropist. Through his charitable endeavors, Zboch has been able to provide important support to community organizations dealing with hunger, poverty, and disease. He has made journeys to many parts of the world that are suffering from natural disasters, war, and infectious disease, like North Korea, Cambodia, and Haiti.
Zboch believes that the key to improving people’s lives is giving them the tools to accomplishing it themselves. His organizations are not known for coming into a community and imposing their will on the people, but rather for working directly with community leaders to decide on their greatest needs.
Marc Zboch is a man of faith, and he believes that his missionary trips are the expression of his religion. He is an increasingly important figure in the charitable field, and he will continue to provide support to community initiatives around the world. read more

Hamed Wardak

Hamed Wardak was born in Kabul and currently is in New York City while recently splitting time in Puerto Rico, as well. I was in the American corporate business landscape for many years. Recently, I left it behind to write, produce, and perform environmentally-altered techno music. A pseudonym: Valen of Wicked is the nightly DJ and the performer of the group. read more