Lori Bell is founder and president of nammas.org (National Association of Military Moms and Spouses), the only network of its kind that brings thousands moms of service members and spouses together in one fun, supportive online community. Author of the forthcoming book Prosper Where You’re Planted: The Military Spouse Guide To Creating the Life You Want With The Military Life You Get, Lori was recognized and named Military Spouse Magazine’s 2010; Military Spouse of the Year”. Today, she helps leading brands connect with the influential “military mom market” and provides innovative solutions to increase bottom line profits. In addition, Lori is a by-name requested motivational speaker and singer. Called “a remarkable woman” by Lifetime Television Network and having her personal story featured on NBC Nightly News Making A Difference, Lori has appeared in front of more than 20 million people via major media such as CNN, ABC, Fox News, and The Huffington Post.
Learn more about Nammas at www.nammas.org
Steven Appelbaum has been a professional dog trainer for over 30 years and he is the President and founder of Animal Behavior College (ABC), the largest animal career vocational college of its kind in North America. ABC offers certification programs for Dog Trainers, Veterinary Assistants, and Pet Groomers and the courses are available in all 50 states and every Canadian province.
Appelbaum always knew that dogs were his passion in life and that someday he would devote his career to working with them. In 1977, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he worked as a Security Specialist and Patrol Dog Handler and trainer. Upon leaving the Air Force, Appelbaum began his journey towards becoming a seasoned expert in dog behavior and training. He went on to attend numerous conferences, seminars and educational programs to further build on the dog training education he received in the military.
Appelbaum learned that there was a great demand for dog trainers who were in need of a structured education and in 1998 these revelations led him to create Animal Behavior College, where students are making positive, lasting changes in the lives of animals. Much of ABC’s success is due to its unique program design which combines an in-home study curriculum with hands-on externship training.
Steve is a devoted “pet parent” to his Bassett Hound Truffles and he is the author of the book The ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training. He is a lecturer, consultant, and a member of the Love That Dog Hollywood podcast team.
For more info, visit www.animalbehaviorcollege.com
It’s the first of the month, and Joyce Faulkner returns this week with another segment of our series, Authors’ Corner. Joyce, past-president of the Military Writers Society of America, published her first article in high school back in 1965. Her writing credentials include many magazine, newspaper & web articles. She also wrote columns – “The History of Aerial Applications” for AG Pilot International and one on writing topics for webzine “Scribe & Quill.” She is a ghostwriter, an editor and a web, newspaper & book designer.
Joyce’s series on Military Mom Talk Radio encourages everyone to look for the story inside them… and write it! Every story is important!
Joyce has been a member of MWSA since 2006 and has served as Secretary and MWSA Webmaster since January of 2008. Her skills include Management, Project Management, Web Site Design, Writing and Layout. She volunteered for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for several years and has led various corporate, community and volunteer committees & organizations. Her goal is to help veterans record their piece of history – for themselves, their families, their communities – and our country.
For more information about Joyce and her organization, visit www.mwsadispatches.com
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