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.
Curriculum and Assessment Writer
Junekia M. Forrester is a highly qualified secondary English Language Arts teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience. As a English major graduate of Hampton University, Junekia uses literature as her source for bridging the gap of inclusivity for youngsters. Her certification as a Reading Specialist enhances her ability to create culturally relevant lessons with varying text complexities.
Her expertise in curriculum writing and instruction has led to her written contribution to the 9th Grade English Curriculum revisions for Honors, College Prep and Special Education Scope and Sequence for Prince George’s County, Maryland. She also created the 8th Grade district-wide Middle School Language Arts Curriculum for Hackensack, New Jersey. Junekia has a passion for writing and reveres the transformational power of words to inspire students, empower teachers and enlighten educational leaders.
“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
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.
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”
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
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.
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.
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, The Lorax