Strategic Partners

Welcome to a dynamic team of innovators, creatives, unique and outside-the-box thinkers. We have the audacity to believe that the process of learning is power.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade

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

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.

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

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”

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.  

 

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

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.

 

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.

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

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 is repeatedly requested by clients who require a trusted but dynamic pair of hands.

Anna Takahama, Project Manager

Anna is the founder and owner of Anna Takahama LLC, based in Boston, MA but serving clients across the country. As a money mindset coach, Anna guides millennial women to financial confidence and peace of mind with their money. Often there are so many feelings of shame, secrecy, and embarrassment about our financial literacy as women. Anna’s coaching empowers women to face their inherited money beliefs and align their finances and their values. In turn, lighting a way to financial freedom. She uses her own personal finance experience and identities – daughter of immigrants and Asian American woman to show up powerfully as both a storyteller and coach. In her previous career in higher education, she spent much of her time overseeing campus-wide programs and initiatives. All of those talents and expertise has led her to partner with Bunifu.

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

Tyler Brum, Social Media Expert

Tyler Brum has always had a passion for social media and marketing. At the start of Twitter’s popularity, he created a lifestyle account that quickly grew into 16 social media accounts, 100k followers, and an e-commerce site by 2014. Realizing his passion for this, he began a 6-year career in higher education, managing alumni association accounts, creating and revitalizing the University’s digital footprint. Most recently, Tyler works in marketing for a Fortune 5 company, focusing on the nationwide rollout of digital screen innovation. Tyler prides himself on trust, transparency, and dedication to helping people and businesses grow.

Stephanie Henderson, Writer, Publisher, and Editor

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After reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda, I knew I had found my calling. “Nurtured by the voices of all those authors,” I was fortunate enough to encounter opportunities and relationships that allowed me to foster a passion for language and literature both academically and professionally. For over a decade, I have nurtured a career in STEM and academic publishing, including the successful development and management of customer-driven digital solutions and eLearning resources.

The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives…So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. – Roald Dahl, Matilda, 1988

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