My friends and family have been a big influence on my journey of being both an on-camera and stage actor. I went from Bollywood dancing to martial arts, to then acting. I studied in New York City at the Atlantic Acting School, then became a member of the BlueBird Theatre Company. Once the pandemic happened, I went back to Dallas, TX to go back to filming. I am currently the manager of the video production company in Dallas called PenikamFilms, LLC partnered with my talented sister, Priyanka Shah, to direct and give local artists a chance to get the quality video they are looking for.
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Born Nicole Mosley in Dallas, Texas; “Heaven” began her modeling career in the curvy model arena. Breaking through as a plus-size model was challenging when I first started, but it has been a great platform to show that true beauty comes in many shapes, sizes, and shades of skin tone. It’s now more acceptable being a curvy or voluptuous model whereas in the past it was frowned upon. Heaven previously worked on promotional events with Distinctive Class Models as her agent. I have worked as a Team Lead training and managing a group of ambitious models. Last year, I participated in my very first fashion show “The I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Fashion Tour” Dallas edition in support of sickle cell awareness and have since continued on and walked in four more fashion shows in 2019 including one in Houston, Texas. I’m currently freelance working as a Elegant Model for Sapphire Chic Modeling Group based in Arlington, Texas.
I started as a caller on an overnight talk radio show in 2001. I was going to college for media, working at a doctor’s office, and bartending … why not add an internship to that chaotic schedule? Got hired, and although I’ve been through multiple iterations of shows and station formats, I’ve been with the company ever since! Radio is my passion.
I Javontae L. Kelson is publicly known as Kels Minor. I was born and raised in the state of Louisiana. Growing up my influences were Mia X, Lil Boosie, Eminem, and Lauryn Hill. I began making music at the age of 9. Music has always been such a great inspiration and joy to my soul. Music takes me to a whole different universe, regardless of the genre. Every day life and sights is what inspires me to write music. When my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it made me dive even deeper into the music because it was the only thing to ease my mind. It inspired me to keep pushing and continue to tell my stories through music. I am always positive no matter the situation. People would describe me as a light in a dark room with a heart of gold. I formed an independent record label called F.O.G MUSIC and have been scouting talent of my own.
The Kid Brothers was originally created with my baby brother, Sean Andrew Bleu and myself. We had taken a few guitar lessons given to us by our cousin Jose Luis, whom we will always credit for the spark of our passion & of our career. When we moved to Texas, we met David and Alex, who are also brothers, at school. They had never played an instrument before joining the band and are also self taught. Chris our drummer has played drums since he was a very young boy. It’s funny how we met Chris actually. We used to always go hang out at Guitar Center and he happened to be there one day jamming out on the drums. Almost immediately we became friends which now is more like family and he’s been with us ever since. 4 years later here we are.
Well, my name is Anthony Olague! I am the Founder, Owner and Executive Director of Liberty Music Academy! In this interview, I would like to talk more about something else I have started with an amazing group of people..if that is ok?
In just the last few months, it has been made aware to many in our world, that due to COVID-19, many individuals, families, businesses, and charities/non-profit organizations are struggling! With the help of many, I was able to create an organization called “BeyondTheCurve”, which is meant to help create change in our world for the better.
As a child I struggled with insecurities and major social anxiety. I never saw a counselor for my problems because I was really good at hiding them. My parents didn’t even know how much I struggled. Luckily, as time went on, I overcame the insecurity and social anxiety by working on my thought life. At the time, I was performing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on myself without actually knowing it. The whole premise behind CBT is learning how to control your thinking which helps to control your behaviors and emotions.
Fast forward. I never intended to become a counselor. It sort of just happened. After learning that roughly 40 million adults in the United States suffer from an Anxiety Disorder, I knew that I needed to help. After all, I had firsthand experience in overcoming anxiety.
In 2017, New Heights Counseling LLC. was born. Today, we have two locations (Plano/Frisco & Coppell) and 5 therapists. We specialize in Anxiety and Depression. We help children, teens, and adults.
When I overcame my anxiety, it felt like chains had fallen off. I was finally free and didn’t have to worry any more. My hope and prayer is that every client who comes to New Heights Counseling will experience that same feeling.
Growing up in Alabama, going to business school in Alabama (Auburn University) and law school in the State (University of Alabama) provided two certainties for me: 1) I love Alabama and 2) it was definitely time for me to leave! Post law school graduation, I was ready to stretch my legs, leave the nest and try somewhere new. However, that is much easier said than done in the legal community. The pseudo rule of thumb surrounding law schools is that you should attend a school in the location you want to practice. There are many reasons that go into this thinking, but most importantly is the reality that you are much more likely to find a job in the location of your school. Well, out of state job prospects for an unlicensed fresh law school graduate are bleak. And this bleakness weighs heavier when you need to eat and begin tackling those unbearable student loans. Nevertheless, I was optimistic, undeterred and certain I was leaving home. In hindsight, even more than naivety, I believe I was optimistic for a reason. I have always felt that no matter what statistics or “rule of thumbs” tell me, if I am able to sit across from another human being, I would give myself a good shot at landing the job. With that belief, I intensely studied locations across the country that I wanted to be in, industries I wanted to work in, and how I saw my life unfolding 5 years down the road. After numerous interviews, sleepless nights and city tours, I landed in Dallas, TX.
I moved to Dallas in June 2013, my wife came a few months later, and we have never looked back. We fell in love with the melting pot, sports teams, personalities and the food. Dallas allows us to be who we are and truly feels like home. Alongside our social enjoyment of Dallas, my career was right where I wanted it. I got hired in the employee benefits department of a Fortune 20 company working on benefit related lawsuits concerning our employees. Being able to work with senior attorneys and responding to court’s requests for records really lit a spark inside of me. The day-to-day at a job is about as good as a day-to-day can be, but what really intrigued me about employee benefits is the understanding of the magnitude of the subject matter. Employee Benefits directly impacts hundreds of thousands of our employees and their families, and millions of employees of other companies across the nation. Just think for a second, when someone is telling you about their new job, their benefits package usually rolls off their tongue right after location and salary (i.e. “my 401k match…” “my medical premium…” “we have a dental plan that…”). Getting this first introduction into the field coupled with my interest has allowed me to move up the ranks from leading company-wide projects to my current work in the Governance department, where we navigate health and welfare plan drafting, collective bargaining agreements and mergers and acquisitions.
In conjunction to building a career at my “9 to 5” I have become a licensed attorney in Texas, Minnesota, North Dakota and the District of Columbia. I have leveraged my practical, scholastic and professional experiences to secure an adjunct professor position teaching Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation at a premier law school in Dallas, as well as, founding a business focused on investing and consulting, Jared Miller Ventures, LLC. I have a long way to go and I am nowhere near a finished product, but it satisfying to know that you can be whatever you strive to be in life. Although your plan might not look exactly like you would want, you will eventually get where you need to go.
I’m Natalie Nichole, singer-songwriter, actress & all around Entertainer born in Lubbock, Texas & raised in San Antonio, Texas. I’ve been performing ever since I can remember. At a very young age, I was involved with dancing groups, talent shows, TV Shows, Commercials, and youth organizations such as NYA and HYPE. With NYA (Network for Young Artists), I gained experience throughout San Antonio, TX performing at local rodeos and festivals. I ended up moving to California for 2yrs after High School & rubbed elbows in the studio with the likes of Smitty Soul (Credits: Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj etc.), Ron Aniello (Credits: EMPIRE, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain.), Pusha Rod (Credits: YG, Dreezy.), Rita Wilson & gained even more experience in songwriting in sessions for artists like Disney Star CoCo Jones. I became homeless for 11months while living in California but that didn’t stop me from continuing to work, becoming an extra for more money & still pursuing my dreams! During this same time I also auditioned for Nick Cannon’s #SignMeToNCredible Challenge via Instagram & she WON! Natalie has been apart of Nick Cannon’s Projects Titled “Calling All Models (The Prequel)” & The “Fuck Him Trilogy” that released early 2018/2019. My discography keeps flourishing so stay tuned! I would like my legacy to be for my storytelling/testimony because I pull from my own life experiences to create. I also help upcoming Independent Artists create a base, make revenue & rise through her Independent Label “Indience Music Group”.
My journey started about 6 years ago after I had my daughter. I was working a regular 9-5 and after I have birth I suffered from extreme separation anxiety. The lack of freedom and time to spend with my family pushed me to seek out bettering my financial placement. I started learning more about investing and started working on my credit. As far as getting into real estate it was sort of by luck. I won a settlement and instead of blowing it I decide to purchase my first rental propriety, a 1 bed and 1 bath condo.