Living Life to the Fullest with Producer/Director, Charmel Dela Cruz

August 3, 2016
Hosted by MaddieRose Holler

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This week on "The Fame Game with MaddieRose," we welcome Charmel Dela Cruz to the microphone. Charmel is an incredible woman who has accomplished much in her lifetime. Her story begins at a very young age, interning with the GMA Network in the Philippines, ultimately leading her to pursue communications as her career of choice. To much success, she has worked a number of years as a producer and director. Although, she does not stop there! Charmel is the newly inducted president of the Phoenix Barangay Lions Club and her plan of action for the year is remarkable, to say the least! That's all happening right here on "The Fame Game." This exciting episode will allow you to listen on MaddieRose and Charmel's interesting conversations, giving you a perspective on what it is like to be a woman of many hats, and most importantly someone who is trying to make a lasting impact on the world. Stay tuned for this brand new, can't miss episode!

The Fame Game

The Fame Game

Wednesday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Women's Channel

Fame is not just for Hollywood stars, fame is in every walk of life. From doctors to teachers, to mentors and life heroes, Maddie will bring these incredible people together in one show, “The Fame Game.” You never know, you may be asked to join her! Everyone has a bit of fame in them! Great life stories, incredible journeys in life, it all comes together in, “The Fame Game” every Wednesday at 5 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Women's Channel.

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MaddieRose Holler

MaddieRose Holler

MaddieRose Holler is the current reigning Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen. She is a sophomore at Imagine Prep where she is the Secretary of Student Council, President of Peer Mediation, a Member of the National Honor Society, and a Member on the Varsity Cheer Team.

Maddie is passionate about working and supporting our nation’s military and their families as well as our Nation’s youth. She is an avid singer and performer and for the past three years has been the proud host and producer of “The Fame Game," on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel, and is also a co-host on "Women INVESTING in Women and GIRLS," also on the VoiceAmerica Kids channel.

On "The Fame Game," Maddie interviews guests from the world of entertainment and everyday life. Given her broad range of academic talents, professional expertise, and community service interests, Maddie was selected to be a Co-Host of the Women INVESTING in Women and Girls Global Radio Show. On this show, MaddieRose will be interviewing speakers from various Global WIIW Summits in 2014-2015 and aspires to pursue a major in political science and a minor in broadcast journalism, once she completes High School in Arizona.

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August 2016

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June 2016

David Lloyd, CPP

Credentials: 1.Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America. 2.Published author, November, 2015 Creative OCF Lighting Techniques for Photographers 3.Inventor with granted patent for electronic flash control assigned to the Vivitar Corp. 4.Current inventor of new lighting techniques and lighting accessories. To include a Portable Lighting Kit and Profoto Light Adapter for Speed Lights. Issued a U.S. Patent for his original “Portable Modular Flash System,” David has now taken the next step and created what he calls “the ultimate approach to portable lighting.” Fully documented and explained, with sample photos, lighting diagrams, setup pull-back photos and descriptive how to’s, in his new Coffee Table Lighting Book,”Creative OCF Techniques for Photographers.” Guest David Lloyd, CPP

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Danielle Ammaccapane

A New York born Danielle Ammaccapane played collegiately at Arizona State University, where she earned All-American first-team honors and became an NCAA National Champion in 1985. She went on to earn seven LPGA tournament victories as well as represent the United States on the 1986 Curtis Cup team. Danielle now channels her life-long quest for equality, success and acceptance, with her ferocious competitive skills and love of golf into a new future of coaching and teaching. Guest Danielle Ammaccapane

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Robb Asbjornsen

Robb Asbjornsen is the founder & Chair of Father Figure Foundation, Inc. working to alleviate the financial burden for fathers unable to pay child support & nurture the relationship with their children by volunteerism. Robb founded Father Figure Foundation (FFF) inspired by his own life experiences. FFF is designed to provide fathers a choice to meeting their obligation of paying child-support through community service and volunteerism. It’s a solution that brings relief, hope and respect to fathers who find themselves in the predicaments Robb has found himself in. Guest Robb Asbjornsen

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Sandi Bass

Nashville, Tennessee born and raised Sandi Bass brings more than twenty years of expertise to the fashion and modeling industries. After making the move to Los Angeles, Sandi was discovered by Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy and taken to Paris, France as his muse. She became part of the historical "Girls of Color Cabine" that took Paris by storm on the heels of the Versailles Show of 1973. She spent the next fifteen years as a top runway model working for designers such as Valentino, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro, Karl Lagerfeld, and Fendi, while living in Paris, Rome, and Tokyo. After turning in her runway pumps, Sandi returned to America, and became an on-camera personality and fashion coordinator on television for Fashions of the Moment, and a guest judge on Tyra Bank’s America’s Next Top Model. Sandi is now on the other side of the modeling industry as a casting director and travels around the world as a leading international model scout. Guest Sandi Bass

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Noelle Bean

Bean’s musical journey began not long after releasing her song “Like To Love You” on YouTube. After garnering considerable attention online, the Dallas-born, Nashville-raised and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and performer began performing at venues in her hometown of Dallas, TX and soon after, around the country. Bean’s music has been featured in spots for global brands including Mitsubishi, Lay’s, Bud Light Lime and Coca Cola. In 2013 she had the opportunity to write the theme song for the newly launched OK! TV entertainment news show. Meanwhile, she became a live draw, opening for artists like Colbie Caillat, Megan & Liz, Hot Chelle Rae and Austin Mahone. Bean also performed at Bonnaroo 2013, and most recently with Kalin and Myles for their 2014 National Summer tour. In 2014, Bean signed with STRZ – The Label and soon after released a digital mini-album that included tracks “Cops & Robbers”, “Let’s Go” and “Rollercoaster”. In early 2015 Bean will release a special edition album containing music from her mini album and extra tracks for the holidays. In September 2014, Bean hits the road for 22 dates with High School Nation alongside artists Drake Bell, Nikos, Dakota Bradley, host DJ Unieq and special guests. Bean has dubbed her sound “pop with a twist”. Her influences span everything from Motown to sixties and seventies classics like The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Temptations, and The Jackson Five . Her first single off the mini album “Cops and Robbers,” is a catchy anthem bolstered by a soulful delivery and a splash of doo wop-style charm. Her current single, “Rollercoaster” is an instantly addictive, fun and anthemic gem. Guest Noelle Bean

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Starr Belle

It is said that several thousand people a week move to the city of Nashville chasing their dreams of Country music stardom. The attrition rate is equal to that. However, there are a select few who are born and raised in Music City, USA with the nation's music born and bred in their heart and soul. Starr Belle is one such artist. With a destiny set at an early age near a radio listening to the Grand Ole Opry, there was something about that "country sound" which inspired Starr to sing. She states, "Music has taken over my heart. Scattered words and thoughts have poured out on paper, which have helped me become a songwriter." She is also a veteran of the fair and festival circuit, having performed at The Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, TN for the past 10 years.Starr's debut/country/pop album Refuse To Be Defused, was released to great fanfare in 2014. With a release party and performance held at B.B. King's Nashville, many famous faces were spotted in the crowd and left as fans. Radio is the next frontier to be conquered on Starr Belle's rise to the forefront of the industry, with 'Lovin' Up On You' hitting the Summer airwaves. - AOK Country Promotions, September 2014 Guest Starr Belle

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Terri Bowersock

Growing up voted "least likely to succeed," due to her dyslexia, Terri Bowersock found that she did just the opposite.
In 1979, Terri and her mother borrowed $2,000 from her grandmother. She then took her mom's living room furniture and her childhood bedroom set, starting Terri's Home Store, eventually building it nationwide.
After setting out to Arizona State University to learn to spell and read better, Terri gathered a chief executive officer, a chief operations officer and a chief financial officer on board. She then started franchising Terri's Consign and Design and later developed Shop Local Deals as a counterpart.
She became nationally recognized with 420 articles and 25 local and national awards. Terri started giving speeches in schools and universities, to chambers of commerce and entrepreneurial groups nationwide. Following, she was featured as an "unexpected millionaire" on Oprah, changing her life forever.
Terri's success is a testimony to her dedication and passion. Guest Terri Bowersock

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Anicia Bragg

Anicia Bragg has an impressive record of accomplishment. “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” she says. For Anicia, this is more than a mantra; it is a way of life. She began her career as a fashion model in New York City, and received her first major break when she became the National Spokesperson for Eastman Kodak. Anici is a columnist for Hollywood’s lifestyle maven, trendsetter and couture expert contributor are words used to describe Anicia. Armed with brains and beauty. Anicia has been a featured TV Host for HD Video Hollywood since 2012. She interviews celebrities on the red carpet and at award ceremonies on an as needed basis. In 2013/2014, Anicia is featured in Image Boutique Beverly Center ad campaigns. She has also been featured in a recent Lili’s of Beverly Hills 3 commercial, an upscale store specializing in dresses and evening gowns. Anicia is excited to announce she will also be launching her own brand “AniciaB” in 2015. With her full plate of past accomplishments and experience, she took the reins of her career and in now launching her own “Living Large with AniciaB” channel. On board are renowned Film Financier/Executive Producer, Lynwood Spinks and Co-Producers Heida Siegmund Cuda and Greg Montemurro. The knockout blow from the socialite is an unpretentious inspirational twist on men, fashion, travel and lifestyle. Anicia is producing a talk show platform with her A Bragg management team and producers in the comforts of her Bel Air estate. She will interview some of the top professionals in their field and educate viewers on their journey to the top along with their struggles along the way. As Anicia states: " Life is meant to be glamorous and fabulous and I'm here to prove it! Guest Anicia Bragg

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Viana Bruce

Viana's son joined the Marine Corps Reserves after 9/11 2001. As a mother, she had many trepidations as to what his future would be like. After his second drill weekend, he received orders to deploy to Iraq.
After joining many other military mothers for lunch, as the war began to deepen, the group began to brainstorm the idea of Military Family Support Group.
MFSG is an ALL volunteer 501 C 3 non-profit. They rely solely on donations from the community. Approximately 95 percent of every dollar we collect goes directly to pay for postage.
She always said that when the war first started in 2003 it was our fear of the unknown. Now I say, it is the fear of what we do know that makes it so important to serve and support our man and women serving our country who are in harm's way.
Their mission statement is, "Till they all come home."
Please Support:
EIN # 26-3386869
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) # 14226
Viana Bruce, Military Family Support Group- President Guest Viana Bruce

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Cyndi Bustamante

Cyndi Bustamante likes to call Arizona her home. She is a mother to a 3 year old autistic son whom she says makes her life glow! Cindy is an It Works Global distributor! It Works is a health and wellness company most known for their Crazy Wrap Thing. They have a superior line of supplements that help you feel and look great! Many say it gives hope for financial freedom, Cindy is committed to helping you get there! Guest Cyndi Bustamante

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Katie Cleary

Celebrity Animal Lover and Activist, Katie Cleary-Stern is the Founder/CEO of Peace 4 Animals. Founded in 2012, Katie founded the organization to help all animals that need our voice and to stand against the violation and exploitation that they face everyday. With so many animal welfare cases around the globe, It is Katie's mission to protect those who have no voice and respect all living things on this planet! She believes we are the voice of the voiceless animals around the world! Katie is making an impact by bringing awareness and justice to the barbaric acts of killing, abuse, neglect, and the inhumane treatment of all animals we share this planet with. Peace 4 Animal prides itself on their efforts to rescue, find homes and work to rehabilitate animals around the globe. Katie is a strong believer that that Animal abuse and cruelty is not fashionable. United together we must stand up for these animals. Visit Watch Guest Katie Cleary

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Cameron Cox

Cameron Cox is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor and reporter for 12 News, whose passion is storytelling. He joined the team in November of 2014.
Cameron comes to the valley from WOAI-TV in San Antonio, Texas, where he spent two years as a sports reporter and anchor. While in San Antonio, he covered two NBA Finals, Spurs’ championship parade, NBA All-Star game, College Football (Longhorns, Aggies, UTSA), Texans and Cowboys games, NFL playoffs, Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, High School sports, MLB and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
He began his broadcasting career as the weekend sports anchor KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana, covering Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Grambling, LSU and the Saints.
Cameron attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico, where he was a student-athlete (Football).
While majoring in Broadcast Journalism, Cameron worked full-time for KENW and KSEL as their lead sports anchor.
(Bio courtesy of Channel 12) Guest Cameron Cox

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Asha Dahya

Asha Dahya is host, blogger and content creator. Originally from Australia, Asha is based in Los Angeles and over the past decade has worked for networks such as Fox, MTV, Disney, Nickelodeon,,, the CW, TV Guide Network, ABC, and Bitesize TV. She is the creator and editor-in-chief of a daily women's positive media site called Asha is passionate about being a leading voice for her generation of women, promoting positive, inspiring and empowering content, and increasing the representation of women in the media, STEM, and politics. Guest Asha Dahya

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Charmel Dela Cruz

Charmel Dela Cruz is currently the President of the Phoenix Barangay Lions Club, a chapter of Lions Club International, the largest service organization in the world. She owns several businesses, one of which is a specialty home furnishing and flooring store located in Mesa, AZ. Charmel is also the Producer-Director for LARAS Media International, a full service production house, event marketing & advertising specialist. She regularly organizes events and shows for her favorite charities, the Filipino-American and Asian-American communities of Arizona. Guest Charmel Dela Cruz

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Charlie Ellis

Charlie Ellis is an Arizona Native who served 10 years in the Arizona Army National Guard. He was then honorably discharged.
Still wanting to give back to the community in some capacity he became a member of the board of directors for the West-Mec School District.
At the same time, still possessing a love for the military he then went on to found Operation Enduring Gratitude, an nonprofit organization that prides itself on rebuilding homes and lives for our nation's veterans. Guest Charlie Ellis

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Marsh Engle

Best known as a highly inspired motivational speaker and mentor to entrepreneurial women worldwide, Marsh Engle is also a respected marketing advisor to small business leaders and start-ups. She consults with major corporations and production studios on women’s brand initiatives. Marsh Engle is CEO of The Marsh Engle Media, a diversified media, career development, publishing and merchandising company devoted to engaging audiences with creative lifestyle content, educational programs and published products. She's been awarded a United States Congressional Proclamation for the establishment of AMAZING WOMAN’S DAY, a global movement igniting a NEW WAVE of leadership among women; is a multi-published author; and founder of THE ONE MILLION CALLED, a movement where women can gain the confidence and the resources to move their ideas, creativity, heart and spirit into the world. Marsh is on a mission to help people achieve their dreams. Guest Marsh Engle

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Darin Fishburn

Darin is a successful businessman who has worn many hats over the years. He owned his own insurance company, made money in the real estate market, and even took his turn on the regional circuit for bass fishing.
After leaving the corporate world, Darin worked as executive director for the FOP#86 in Indianapolis for 13 years and is proud to be one of the founding members of FOP#86 Indianapolis Shop with a Cop. He also started the Indiana State FOP business development program to connect local businesses with the police. When he served on the Indiana Police Memorial Committee, Darin helped build a police and fire memorial wall located in downtown Indianapolis to honor the state's fallen heroes.
Darin is a firm believer in reaching out a helping hand to those around him. He is very proud of the fact that over the past 15 years, he has raised over $4 million for our heroes. Helping Hands for Freedom has grown under his direction. Guest Darin Fishburn

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Marcy Goma

Marcy Goma has a Masters in Special Education and has been teaching for almost 20 years now. Marcy is a certified teacher of the visually impaired at the Foundation for Blind Children. Her work with visually impaired students also allows her the opportunity to teach at some of the school districts here in Arizona which have this specific need. Marcy Goma is the current Program Coordinator as well as the founder of Abaka Foundation. Marcy leads the Abaka Foundation, the only non-profit foundation that offers a complete Filipino Language Immersion program in Phoenix.
As a non profit educational organization, their mission is to celebrates the diversity of cultures and experience with the goal to bring people together in order to foster learning, understanding and compassion for all people. The mission includes sharing the interest and understanding of the Filipino language and culture to future generations of Filipino American children as well as children from all cultural backgrounds. Guest Marcy Goma

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John J Higgins

John J. Higgins is the author of The Archangel Jarahmael and the War to Conquer Heaven series; radio host of Hanging With Higgins; and regular guest on the Barb Adams Radio Show on the Genesis Network as well as an attorney and former statewide prosecutor who has had a multifaceted career and life. After college, he worked full-time and attended law school at night. He also filmed rock stars and celebrities for public service announcements and produced and emceed a play that performed before audiences that totaled over 170,000. In his career as an attorney, he researched and wrote policy papers for governmental committees, drafted legislation, and revised statutes. In his role as a statewide prosecutor he was involved in some of the highest profile cases in his state, from prosecuting multiple and complex crime rings to homicides, including those committed by a serial killer. Among other things he does in his private life, he can scuba dive and pilot an airplane. Guest John J Higgins

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Charlotte Howard

Charlotte Howard is a Women Life Mentor to women wanting to create fulfillment + happiness in their lives. She has a unique ability in getting women to take immediate action on creating fulfillment and happiness using a heart-centered systematic approach which empowers women to produce impeccable results, in record time. She is an accomplished Award-Winning Hair Artist + Success + Beauty Talk Radio Show Host + Best Selling Book Expert who published over 40 International Best Selling Book Titles. She is all about women empowering women to create a renewed sense of energy and motivation for enhancing themselves, lives and business from the inside out! Charlotte can be reached at: Phone: (803) 414-2117 Skype: CharlotteEmryHoward About Me Guest Charlotte Howard

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Dr. Karen Jacobson

Dr. Karen Jacobson, affectionately known as “Dr. J” has been serving the community since 1992, sharing a message of Health and Healing through a variety of print, radio and television media. She was the official Wellness Advisor for Healthy U TV Show. Dr. Jacobson is honored to share her stories with the world as a multi-published author in 4 books: “Change Your World” “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Happen” and International bestsellers “Ready, Aim, Inspire!” and “Success in Beauty – The Secrets to Effortless Fulfillment and Happiness” Dr. Jacobson served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Israeli Army and held leadership roles in professional organizations, serving the profession for over 12 years as Board Member and District Director of NY Chiropractic Council and Arizona State Representative to the International Chiropractors Association Assembly, integrating business and legislation. Dr. Jacobson invested years studying leadership, human behavior, communication and Law of Attraction. She has received certifications in Coaching, NLP-Neuro Linguistic Programming, TimeLine Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy and in addition is a certified trainer. As a High Performance Strategist Dr. Jacobson works with entrepreneurs, executives and leaders who are at the top of their game. She helps you stay successful while regaining balance in your relationships, your health and your life; so you can tap into that limitless power within, unlock your ultimate potential and live an extraordinary life Take the first step to unlock your future - Claim your Free E-book at For booking and programs email or call 480.447.MIND Guest Dr. Karen Jacobson

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Julian on the Radio from 104.7 Kiss FM as we know him, is originally from Washington DC. He's done radio and chinese carry out in his hometown.He ran the #1 nightshow in DC at HOT 995, along with most recently Chicago's B96 (shoutout to the Southside!). He hosted again the top rated nightshow for 3 1/2 years, eventually hosting Mornings for 4 years for the same station. Now Julian is in the Valley of the Sun! He stands for and represents every city he lives in super hard so he insists for everyone not to hesitate to reach out for anything. He means that. He's all real talk with major personality. He is Julian on the Radio. Guest Julian

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Jeanine Kim

JEANINE JEO-HI KIM is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Women & Fashion FilmFest, the Girls Film Festival, and SHE WEBFest. The Women & Fashion FilmFest. Prior, Jeanine founded the Metropolitan Arts League to support artists by spreading word about their work through live events and an online forum. For the Metropolitan Arts League, Jeanine organized numerous special screenings of independent films, performance gatherings and talk-backs. Notable participants include actors John Leguizamo, Ethan Hawke, BD Wong, Natasha Lyonne, Marisa Tomei, Wally Shawn, Frank Whaley, Daphne-Rubin Vega, and Gordon Clapp among others.Before founding the film festivals and arts organization, Jeanine worked in equity research covering Interactive TV, Cable and Entertainment, and in project finance. She traveled the world for her work, travelling extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Having taken film study, writing and design- art & storytelling have always been Jeanine’s passion. Guest Jeanine Kim

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William Kowalski

William Kowalski, Co-Owner Haute Chic' Boutique / Designer of Grateful G Men and Women Apparel. An Arizona Native born in Kingman was raised in Arizona and Chicago Illinois. After Graduation of High School William joined the United States Air Force served in Operation Desert Storm and earned a Certificate as a Logistics Specialist as Well as a National Defense Medal. Following, he Moved to Michigan to follow my Entrepreneurial Family Roots. After being widowed, due to his wife Julia’s life altering Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer, William began putting his Life Back Together. He moved back to the Support and Love of Family offered back in Arizona. Ultimately a “Life is Too Short" and "Never Give Up" Attitude forged a Relationship with his Daughter and Family emerging a Personal and Business relationship with his Sister Janet. They opened now operate Haute Chic' Boutique in Peoria Arizona which offers a variety of Unique Local and Industry Leading Designs, fueling a Desire to Inspire. Guest William Kowalski

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Sarah LaPoint

Sarah LaPoint is a former attorney who has taken her passion for American politics and government to the secondary classroom at Imagine Prep High School at Surprise. Dr. LaPoint earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis's King Hall School of Law. Prior to law school, LaPoint worked in various political organizing positions, including working directly with the Clinton campaign during the 2008 election while serving as a volunteer campus liaison. She is also a graduate of the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. In her free time she enjoys music, football and spending time with her husband and son. Guest Sarah LaPoint

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Tracey Martin

Tracey Martin is the founder and designer of Threads of Evolution. She is the living embodiment of the brand's principles and core beliefs. With a background in personal fitness and nutrition as well as wellness and life & style coaching, Tracey has designed a line of products that represent her personal journey which itself is representative of the journey of millions of other women. Tracey has chosen the chindi rug for the body of her bags because of what the rug represents. Viewed as something that is walked on, beaten, and used to wipe dirt on, a rug can symbolize a very low point in someone’s life, as it does for Tracey. However, by reframing the rug’s metaphorical representation, it can also be viewed as an item that provides a beautiful touch, can become the focal point of a room and something that adds warmth to a home. What at first represented one of the toughest moments in Tracey’s life has now evolved to become the body of these beautiful bags. Guest Tracey Martin

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Angel Mary

Angel Mary and The Tennessee Werewolves a new family trio Country sensation bring a rebel yell to Country music, with the cool collective sounds of old fashion dixie roots, bluegrass picking, Haggard styled lyrics and rocking high engery vocals. The Band Consist of Angel Mary on Lead Vocals and Guitar, Christian Wolf on Vocals and Drums, and Antoine Wolf on Vocals and Bass Guitar. Make no mistake this is a Family tradition,"pass the biscuits please ". Angel Mary , Christian Wolf and Antoine Wolf are all related. Having a name as unique as this band, Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves push forward on their music endeavors by reaching out, and stepping out of the box. The name being derived from Johnny Cash and his song the "Beast in Me " from his American Recordings sparked the band to record Folsom Prison Blues, a song they hold close to heart. Not only did AMTW record this new epic single at the Cash Cabin where the American Reordings were recorded, they also had John Carter Cash co-produce the single and play an acoustic track on it. Giving it the "Cash" stamp of approval. Guest Angel Mary

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Lora Moon

Lora Moon is a master stylist, colorist, and the owner of the salon, Lora Moon Styling. Color, texture and fashion have been a deep passion of Lora's from early childhood. It was not a question of “if” she would spend her life working with these things in a creative manner, but “how”. Lora has been coloring and styling hair for 15+ years and has been through various master hair coloring and styling courses and continues to grow and learn every day. She is dedicated to bringing a skilled And expert team of hair professionals to the valley that Arizona has never experienced before. Sophisticated education and conscientious customer service are top priorities every single day at Lora Moon Styling, along with maintaining a fun & creative work environment. Guest Lora Moon

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Uswege Mwakapango

Uswege Mwakapango is the co-founder and Tanzania Country Director of RENEW. Uswege brings to RENEW his strength in Participatory Project Planning and Management, along with his experience in working in the community as an educator, researcher, surveyor, community mobilizer, and mentor. His goal is to contribute in the development of educational tools and approaches that inspire students to envision and start working on their futures today. Most recently, Uswege served as the Scholarship Program Director for The Foundation for Tomorrow, an NGO assisting orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania. Prior to co-founding RENEW, Uswege also worked as a County Representative for Games for Life; implementing an HIV/AIDS awareness board game. Uswege holds a BA in Community Development, with an emphasis in Project Planning and Management from the Community Development Training Institute; he was assigned as a Minister of Projects for the Community Development Training Institute while studying. Guest Uswege Mwakapango

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Dena Patton

After experiencing a minor stroke at age 27 Dena Patton sold her PR and marketing company in NYC to spend a year in a start-up tech company as she prepared to follow her spiritual calling to make a difference for women and girls. Her path led her to become an award-winning speaker, author and coach for women for the last 14 years. Her passion is helping women and girls know their worth, know themselves and know their valuable place in the world as leaders and world changers. She has a passion to change the conversation through connection and community which is evident in the programs and books she has created for girls and women, including Chat, Chew and Chocolate, Sisters, Retreats and Summer Spaaah Series, and in 2007 with three friends she cofounded The Girls Rule Foundation.
Girls Rule is a nonprofit 501c3 that provides free and low cost leadership and empowerment programs for schools, organizations, groups and individual girls ages 12-18.
Visit www.GirlsRuleFoundation.Org Guest Dena Patton

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Debby Pool

I started Nutrition Concepts, Inc. in 2005 in response to the growing health crisis in the United States. After losing my mom to cancer in 1998, I was driven to learn more about the relationship between nutrition and disease. I received my Master’s of Science in Holistic Nutrition in 2007 and through my schooling I learned that most illness and disease is a direct result of diet and lifestyle choices. My learning turned into a passion to help as many people as possible, by teaching them how to lower their risk of disease, stay healthy and have the energy they desire for a lifetime. I dream of a world of healthy and happy people, where cancer is rare and where schools offer healthy foods that help kids learn, focus, perform better and stay healthy. My mission at Nutrition Concepts, Inc. is to provide nutrition education services, programs and products that enable people to achieve their personal health goals. We want to be your online source of nutrition information, providing you with healthy recipes, wellness resources, book and nutritional product recommendations, and nutrition news. I’m passionate about the growing health crisis among children in America and the impact that food choices have on their health, development and learning. I have extensive experience in working with children’s obesity programs and was a featured speaker at the Arizona State University Crossroads of Childhood child development conference in 2007. In 2010 I spoke at the AZ Association of Health, P.E. Recreation and Dance annual conference, School Nurses of Arizona Association annual conference and Worthy Institute Conference on Children’s Obesity. I hold a Master’s of Science Degree in Holistic Nutrition, am a Certified Wellness Coach, and I’m active member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Action for Healthy Kids and National Associat Guest Debby Pool

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Felicia Romero

Felicia graduated from ASU in 2004 with a B.A. degree in Political Science with aspirations of law school. Realizing that wasn't for her, she went back to school and received her Masters in Exercise and Wellness at 22. Felicia has graced the cover of 7 magazines including Muscle and Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Oxygen and Flex Magazines, Ironman and Muscular Development. Felicia is also an IFBB Figure Pro, competing at the Pro level for 8 years before retiring. With 5 Pro wins, 3 top 4 finishes at the Figure International and a top 5 finish at the Figure Olympia, she has competed all over the country. She now hosts The Felicia Romero Pro Classic every November in AZ. As a local fitness personality with frequent stints on NBC, CBS and her own segment on FOX news called “Felicia Romero’s Fit Method Tip of the Week”. With over a decade of experience Felicia evolved herself into now what is known as Felicia Romero’s Fit Method. Her passion has led to her purpose. Guest Felicia Romero

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Adam Rubin

Adam Rubin is the Executive Director of RENEW, an organization he co-founded with Uswege Mwakapango in Tanzania in 2013 to give young people the skills and opportunities they need to transform themselves and transform their communities. RENEW provides young people with powerful personal growth and leadership training to inspire, empower, and enable them to positively impact their communities. RENEW holds workshops with students that cover topics such as Goals and Dreams, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence and Communication Skills. Students then create their own service project to address a problem in their community. RENEW has reached over 700 students at 4 different schools in Tanzania and is now bringing the leadership program to Arizona, having just completed a pilot project in Phoenix - a week long workshop with foster youth. Adam is currently completing a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Arizona State University, and has a BA in Political Science from U of A. Guest Adam Rubin

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Nick Schaus

As A Publisher for N2 Publications he turns neighborhoods into communities by connecting the residents to the best Businesses across the Country. He volunteers his time to support Helping Hands for Freedom which is a National Charity. Guest Nick Schaus

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Grant Maloy Smith

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His 2013 album YELLOW TRAILER earned rave reviews, including this one from the Aquarian “...Smith’s lyrical work is just as impressive from track to track, staying true to folk style storytelling in music while keeping it sounding fresh and enjoyable.” Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), and is a BMI Recording artist. His upcoming album DUST BOWL is being released nationally and internationally in June 2016. Guest Grant Maloy Smith

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Tony Stiles

Tony Stiles was born in Omaha, Nebraska to an insulation contractor and a Midwestern housewife. He grew up in a conservative home with classic progressive influences from his grandparents. Stiles started his first business at the age of seventeen and became what he describes as a “serial entrepreneur” in many interviews.
Having played a role in the successful start of over twenty businesses worldwide, this young venture capitalist retired from the business world at thirty-four and has now turned his focus to giving back through his charity work, national radio program, activism, writing and media commentary. With quick wit, intense verbal skills and commanding physical presence, Tony Stiles is the voice of a new generation challenging authority and changing society’s version of normal.
Stiles is currently living and working abroad with several organizations teaching as well as aiding efforts to end the trafficking of at-risk men, women and children while completing his first book. Guest Tony Stiles

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Earl Thomas

Best of Blues Awards deemed him 'one of the most important blues figures of this decade' and most would agree that his dynamic two time Grammy Award nominee and four time San Diego Music Award winner is in a class by himself. A tireless "Blues Ambassador" he made his European debut in Switzerland at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival and has been a regular headliner there since 1992. He's released fifteen cds to date and is a successful songwriter. Icons Etta James, Solomon Burke, Screamin Jay Hawkins, and Sir Tom Jones are just a few of the artists who have covered an Earl Thomas song. His music is featured on mainstream radio, television, and feature films. He signed his first recording contract in the early 90's with Bizarre Straight Records when he was discovered by legendary Hollywood music impresario Herb Cohen. His professional career began with the release of Blue... Not Blues, an album praised by Rolling Stones Magazine as "a pivotal blues recording..." With so much acclaim and recognition, Earl Thomas is a genuine blues star with his name squarely in blues history but, to hear him tell it, "I'm just a 21st century bluesman who knows where he comes from and that I carry the story of the ancestors in my veins..." Guest Earl Thomas

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Katarina Van Derham

Katarina Van Derham is a Slovak-born American who left her home country and arrived in the United States 1998. With only $500 in her pocket, not speaking English and no expectations, she has worked her way up to become the most successful Slovak in Hollywood. Her modeling career allowed her to grace over 50 magazine covers world-wide. She has appeared in 17 TV commercials and had guest spots on Entourage, CSI and Monk. She also appeared in several movies such as Redline and 15 minutes along with music videos of Bobby Brown, Ja Rule and 50 Cents among others in the international music scene. Katarina will also appear in the movie Unbelievable and her iconic movie poster will be sold around the world. In a rarety she made history as the St. Pauli Girl spokes model by being re-elected for a second year in 2010 which has not been repeated. As the national spokes model Katarina was featured in over 300 different media outlets. She has also been voted one of the 100 sexiest women in the world by magazines on 3 different continents. In 2012, Katarina decided to take all of her career experience and combine them into a multi media dynasty. Her love for entertainment and classic beauty led her to create VIVA GLAM magazine. As a vegan for 20 years, Katarina decided to create a cruelty free line of faux eyelashes, “KAT lash”. Guest Katarina Van Derham

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Richard White

This week on "The Fame Game with MaddieRose," we welcome Richard White, a Veteran of Foreign War, to the show! Being born in the late 1920's Richard grew up in a time where things were different. After being drafted in the military his life changed dramatically. He completed many tours, traveling all over the world, and then retired at Portland Oregon in the rank of Major in January 1972. He has many stories to tell and we are so glad he has taken some time to tell us more about his journey. Also with this show, we are promoting the Spring Break Party featuring MaddieRose this March 15th benefiting Veterans and Family Services. To wrap it up Maddie has a little chat session discussing the Grammies and SuperBowl XLIX, which was right here in her backyard, well Glendale, AZ that is. Check it out and don't miss this brand new episode with a brand new featured song of the week! Guest Bio: Born March 15, 1928 in Michigan City, Indiana as the first child of Earl and Angeline White. Later in life, Richard won a tuition scholarship to the University of Michigan and was able to work his way through school by summer and vacation jobs, bussing dishes in the dormitory dining hall and miscellaneous jobs such as raking leaves, selling programs and joining the National Guard.. In 1950 he received his BBA with the first graduating class from the newly constructed Business School. With the Draft Board, which had set his name aside-except for sending him in for a pre-induction physical, while he was in college was now breathing down his neck since the Korean War was in full swings. Deciding to shop for the best deal he visited all the recruiting offices and decided on the Army-getting a small “bump” due to the Guard time. Richard enlisted as a Private in December 1951. Guest Richard White

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Joann Zimmerman

Born and raised in the Midwest, Joann moved to AZ in 1996.
After 20 years in Corporate America Joann decided to test her Entrepreneur spirit and became a Real Estate Consultant/Realtor. Presently works out of her home office under Home Smart Elite. Joann's passion for health & lifestyle lead her to Nerium International, Anti-Aging of the Face/Body/Mind. Recently she was introduced to Rain International - Seed Nutrition Company who launched their worldwide products in the United States, including the Phoenix market. The seed nutrition answers our need for no GMO's, pure food without additives which helps in rebuilding our cells to be healthy without the use of prescriptions drugs, and synthetic supplements. To share this option opportunity with people of all ages is extremely important to her passion for health.
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