Gigi Argueta

 

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Giselle Argueta was nicknamed “Gigi” at a young age and has always preferred to be known by that nickname. Gigi is a High School Sophomore in California. She has always been able to express herself through photography and writing better than she ever could verbally. Her family has always been there for her, supporting her with no questions asked. Her brothers played a big role in her love for photography as she grew to realize she had that talent.  She nurtured that passion by photographing her brothers and teammates during their soccer games. She is the oldest to two younger sibling: Johnathan (13), and Adrian (7).

Alicia Gonzalez

Alicia Gonzalez

is the Founder/CEO of 24/7 Modern Mom Media Corporation and Founder/Director of the Kaitlyn Gonzalez Foundation. Alicia was born and raised in New York. She moved to the West Coast during her teenage years. She currently resides in California with her husband and five children. 24/7 Modern Mom was born as a result of an unexpected pregnancy. Alicia and her husband were a small family of 2 people. Following the birth of two sons, Alicia and her husband became a small family of 4. The unexpected pregnancy blessed the small family with spontaneous triplets, two boys, and one girl. The small family became a big family of 7. 24/7 Modern Mom was born, both literally and figuratively. The triplets were born prematurely, at 29 weeks, weighing in at just over two pounds each. All three of the triplets were diagnosed with Autism in 2012. In the same year, two of them were diagnosed with Epilepsy. Alicia continues to be an advocate for her own children and for parents of special needs children. She is in the process of working on a new book. She is National Speaker on a variety of topics, including Parenting, Special Needs, Motivational Coaching, and Business. If you are interested in booking her to speak at an event, please use the contact form on this site and someone will get back to you within 2 business days. You may also contact her PR Firm, Eclectic Media, directly at http://www.mediaproductions.tv

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Barbara Goldberg

In 1987, I misplaced my first husband…similar to misplacing your car keys. I came home and my husband was gone, which led me to a life as a single mom for six years. I was a single mom to a darling, little boy, Ean. I am Barb Goldberg. I was about to embark on my next adventure. Read on… Several years later, I was at a friend’s birthday party at a local restaurant. I noticed a lone gentleman in the room and knew immediately that I would someday marry that guy. I told my best friend to take a look at him because I would one day marry him. True to my word, I married “that guy”, my second husband, Bruce several years later: thus, began my journey as a stepmother to three wonderful kids: Adrienne, Nathan and Betsy. I now had the opportunity to parent children who ranged in age from six to fifteen. It wasn’t long before my children started to label me, “Wicked One”: a name I have worn with pride (especially when given the opportunity to shoot at them at laser tag). I made it my personal mission to make sure that I showed those kids a good time and appropriate revenge on a daily basis. It has been quite the ride that I share with my readers and students. Besides parenting, I am a Certified Life Coach, studying with Dr. Martha Beck. Dr. Beck has been seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show is a world-renowned author and Harvard graduate. I also have spent almost the last 20 years in corporate America with a large Fortune 500 company: skills that have certainly helped to create my evil methodologies. Previous to this career, I was a special educator: which gave me skills to survive the corporate America career. My education includes a Masters in Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. Welcome to the World of the Evil Stepmother! Barb Goldberg

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Chef Barret Beyer

Chef Barret Beyer

Chef Barret Beyer is a Long Island native whose passion and dedication has allowed him to excel and succeed in every aspect of his professional and personal development. Born in 1976, he quickly displayed an affinity to creative culinary expression. Chef Barret’s desire to help others and improve the lives of those who surrounded him led to the enlistment with the United States Coast Guard. It was during this time of military service where he first realized his life dream when taking on the responsibility of kitchen management while serving his counterparts. Upon completion of military service Chef Barret proceeded to further his education at Long Island’s Prestigious Culinary Academy where he graduated at the top of his class. Chef Barret successfully completed SERVSAFE certification and also passed the Nassau County Board Of Health Manager Certification course. Immediately after graduation Chef Barret was selected to participate in a unique opportunity with Bella Skye Catering to work on the Food Network’s Series “CHOPPED.”The experience of preparing dishes for the film staff and renowned Judges; Geoffrey Zakarian (Iron Chef), and Chef Aaron Sanchez only increased his desire to become a leader in the culinary industry. Shortly thereafter, Chef Barret was assisting Hell’s Kitchen Season 6 runner up, Kevin Cottle, at the infamous New York Food and Wine Expo. It is at this event where Chef Barret impressed another Hell’s Kitchen contender from season 7, Chef Nilka Hendricks. Chef Barret worked alongside Chef Nilka at the Chef’s Secrets 7, a non-profit culinary event to raise funds for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care Inc. (LIAAC). His most recent accomplishment was taking part in a cook off challenge against Food Networks Chef Robert Irvine live on stage at the Westbury Theater. Chef Barret’s most recent accomplishment has put him on a nationwide platform as one of the contestants on FOX’s hit tv cooking reality show with Executive Chef Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen Season 11. He has become a “Fan Favorite” from here to Honk Kong to the UK. Since his departure from the show he has used that platform and “Celebrity Chef” status to further his career and pay it forward to help those in need. He organized and raised money and cooked warm meals to feed the people of Long Beach after Super storm Sandy hit. He went out to Oklahoma and teamed up with Johnsonville Sausage Company to help cook and raise money and items for the victims of the F5 Tornado that ripped through Moore County, Oklahoma. He was also chosen as a Celebrity Chef Judge at the Long Island Hospitality Ball in 2013 and was on a panel of 5 judging the competition between the restaurants that attended. Chef Barret is also in the process of organizing an event to take place in August 2013 to raise money for and awareness for Bullying We’re Kickin It organization to help raise awareness against bullying. Chef Barret will continue to pursue consistent growth, creativity, and culinary development through the positive interaction of culinary leaders. For now, rest assured his strong desire to share his culinary knowledge with others, and to provide personal chef services/classes for the inexperienced cooks/chefs will rapidly establish Chef Barret’s brand and associated added value. Instagram: http://instagram.com/chefbarret/

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Eileen Campos

is a New York City Public School teacher in Brooklyn by day and a freelance writer, Community Manager to Mamiverse, wife, and mother of two boys by night. A contributor for Latina Bloggers Connect and heavily involved in social media. Eileen is the founder of mommyteaches.com, where she shares her love of blogging about her pride in teaching, parenting, and the blessings and trials that life have to offer. A circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Mom, nominated for Best Latin@ Education Blogger, Hispano Blogger Award and The Socia Revolucion SXSWi 2013 award. She graduated from NYU with honors with a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. A children’s book collector from a young age, Eileen loves cooking all types of food, reading and being arts & crafty with her boys. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY from a Puerto Rican mother and an American father. Eileen is married to her high school sweetheart for 10 years. Follow Eileen on Twitter @EileenCCampos and @MommyT3aches.com

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Elizabeth Traub

Elizabeth Traub

Business Adviser Elizabeth Traub is a Portland, OR mom of 5. She has spent the past 20 years working as a consultant with business start-ups, and existing businesses. For 15 years, she has also mentored & coached women to live in the design of their dreams and passions. Elizabeth has worked with those who have their dreams and passions scribbled on a napkin through the steps of getting started. Elizabeth works through strategies, goal planning, marketing, training, product design and development. In the last year Elizabeth has worked to develop Social Media presence in new media platforms for her clients. Elizabeth has maintained, for over 20 years, her hobby for Kids Room Design. She has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, and Kids Room Magazine as well as working 10 consecutive years with the Portland Street of Dreams. Elizabeth loves to hear your stories and tells her own with much wit and charm keeping her readers coming back. Elizabeth currently maintains her presence through what she does in real time now doing it all online.

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