Strategic Partners

Antionetta Kelley

Creative Writer and Editor

Antionetta Kelley, M.Ed. is a dynamic educational professional who specializes in “all things writing,” including grant and scholarship writing, curriculum development, and proofreading/editing. A product of public education and public housing, Ms. Kelley removed barriers for herself when she managed to attain full scholarships to attend Smith College (undergrad) and The Harvard Graduate School of Education (grad) through her skillful writing abilities on competitive scholarship applications. Ms. Kelley founded The Write Consulting Group (TWCG) in November 2019 to help organizations and small businesses access grants and contracts to successfully execute their missions. To-date, Ms. Kelley has helped a variety of organizations secure close to $1 million dollars in funding. Ms. Kelley considers writing to be her passion and gift. 

Junekia Forrester

Curriculum and Assessment Writer

Junekia M. Forrester, M.Ed is a highly qualified educator with over 20 years of experience. She majored in English at Hampton University and uses literature as her source for bridging the gap of inclusivity for all learners. Her certification as a reading specialist enhances her ability to create culturally relevant learning experiences to ensure it is developmentally appropriate for both young and adult learners with varying text complexities.

Her expertise in curriculum writing and blended instruction has afforded her the opportunity to lead high school English Curriculum revisions, for honors, college prep and special needs populations. She has also provided expertise in writing Scope and Sequence for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and Hackensack Public Schools in New Jersey. Junekia has a passion for writing and uses the transformational power of words to inspire adult and youth learners.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Kat Thoreson

Graphic Designer and Accessiblity Expert

Kat Thoreson, Instructional Designer has been creating elearning, instructional design and multi-media for most of her professional career. She holds a BA in Visual Art and a k-12 teaching certificate from the University of Montana and a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Media and Design (Instructional Design). Kat finds meaning in facilitating adult learning engagement and retention to support professional workforce members. She enjoys collaborating to gain a true understanding of their daily challenges in order to support communication and learning throughout their workflows. She has extensive background as a k-12 and college instructor and as an instructional designer in Higher Education, Electric Utilities and Healthcare. In her off time, you can find her exploring Oregon, illustrating or hanging with her children, partner and many pets.

Marissa Jackson

Curriculum and Storyboard Creator

Marissa has a passion for supporting student tenacity and success. She holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. Marissa has spent the past 18 years working in K-12, colleges and universities as a teacher, social worker, curriculum and professional development coach, and administrator – with a particular focus on the development of culturally-conscious retention and persistence initiatives, and resources and tools to nurture academic habits of mind.

 As a classroom community, our capacity to generate excitement is deeply affected by our interest in one another, in hearing one another’s voices, in recognizing one another’s presence. – Bell Hooks, “Teaching to Transgress”

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr. Seuss

Rich Miller

Instructional Designer

Learning and Development professional with 20 years of experience, Rich got involved in eLearning in 2007 moving into the design and development with the H1N1 Virus in 2009. He has been heavily involved in youth sports in his town, as a volunteer coach for 20 years soccer, baseball and basketball, stressing respect for team, opponents, the officials and the game being played. Now he enjoys reading and listening to music in his downtime.  

Kathy Simmons

Videographer, Cinematographer, and Photographer

Kathy is a professional videographer and photographer in the North Carolina area. She takes a follow-your-heart-kind-of-girl approach to her creativity. Kathy is married to another creative and enjoys being in a family of visionaries that look at life through a different lens. Her husband Bernard, inspired her to learn and in doing so, she has developed her own style of photography and videography. She inevitably joined him on his creative journey. Together, Bernard and Kathy created Unique Vision, LLC., A family driven business that is transparent with clients from start to finish. They are uniquely inspired throughout the creative process and each venture. When it comes to professional photography and cinematography, there is no limit to what they can achieve.

Bernard Simmons Jr.

Videographer, Cinematographer, and Photographer

Bernard Simmons Jr. is a professional photographer and cinematographer based out of the North Carolina area, but he has a nation-wide portfolio. Bernard possesses a unique skill set. His ability to take an idea and creatively bring it to life, shines bright throughout his body of work. He has more than 16 years of experience and has trained with many of the industry professionals whom are responsible for several shows seen on television today. While honorably serving in The United States Army at The Public Affairs Office in 2005, Bernard began to explore his interests in creativity and journalism. He created and owns Unique Vision, LLC, along with his wife Kathy. While Bernard will not tell you specifically who his clients are, they vary from Oscar-winning actors, music moguls, professional athletes, authors, and artists. Unique Vision, LLC. is a thriving mobile company with a fresh vision, ready to capture even the most intimate moments.

Olivia Olaguer

Social Media Manager and Website Developer

Olivia is the founder and owner of Psalm 47 Marketing & Design, based in Conroe, Texas, but serving clients internationally. Psalm 47 Marketing & Design provides entrepreneurs and companies with the essentials when it comes to planning and launching their businesses. From logo to website design, she makes sure her clients are well prepared and taken care of. Her business is built on the knowledge that she is there for her clients and they are a top priority. When it comes to social media, Olivia offers custom content and daily management, giving her clients the time they need to focus on what is important. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children and is very involved with her church. She is a Christian, with God being the reason for her business. Olivia has a passion for serving others and is so grateful for each and every one of her clients.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ― Dr. Seuss

“One good tool is rarely enough in a complex, interconnected, rapidly changing world.” – David Epstein, “Range”

Roslyn Ali

Business and Curriculum Expert

For 30 years, Roslyn has been refining a unique combination of skills acquired from successful careers in television programming, corporate finance, child advocacy and public education. Today, she owns and operates Be3 Solutions, a multi-service consulting company. Strategically positioned to offer a wide range of services, Be3 Solutions supports business and educational professionals who want to be empowered, contribute effectively to their work environments and deliver exceptional products and experiences.

Devon Martin

Print Graphic Designer, Production and Branding Expert

Devon Martin is an experienced designer and producer who has been working in the live events sector for more than 20 years. He began his career at Jack Morton Worldwide where he learned the intricacies and precision required to produce high quality corporate live events. During his time there he gained hands-on show experience working with some of the world’s largest brands. He the go-to for pitch, pre-production and onsite work. He prides himself on precision delivery and am repeatedly requested by clients who require a trusted but dynamic pair of hands.

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