Two Dates and a Dash

  • Apr 26th 2022

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 133: Daniel Burton, Candidate for the 4th Congressional District in PA for the House of Representatives

Daniel Burton was raised in Pennsylvania, growing up in Bangor and graduating from Bangor Area High School in the northeastern part of the commonwealth. Dan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1997 at the age of 19 and served for four years before joining the Pennsylvania National Guard in 2001 and serving for an additional two years. Dan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Crime, Law, and Justice in 1999 while still serving in the Marine Corps Reserve. In 2000, Dan entered the private sector before owning and operating his own business starting in 2015. He has been married to his wife Tonia for 22 years and they have raised their 3 children, Lydia (19), Gavi (15), and Daniel (12), together in Central Pennsylvania. Dan is running on a platform of protecting individual liberties, returning power to the people, and limiting the authoritarian overreach of the federal government. “I swore an oath to this country to defend it and the constitution. Our country is under attack from many forces who want to see her forever changed and gone. An enemy that I, as a warrior, cannot sit idly by and watch political figures and policies destroy the country that my family has bled to protect and keep free. If not me, then who? If not now, there won’t be a when.” For more information on Dan and how to support his candidacy, please visit

26 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 133: Daniel Burton, Candidate for the 4th Congressional District in PA for the House of Representatives

Daniel Burton was raised in Pennsylvania, growing up in Bangor and graduating from Bangor Area High School in the northeastern part of the commonwealth. Dan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1997 at the age of 19 and served for four years before joining the Pennsylvania National Guard in 2001 and serving for an additional two years. Dan obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Crime, Law, and Justice in 1999 while still serving in the Marine Corps Reserve. In 2000, Dan entered the private sector before owning and operating his own business starting in 2015. He has been married to his wife Tonia for 22 years and they have raised their 3 children, Lydia (19), Gavi (15), and Daniel (12), together in Central Pennsylvania. Dan is running on a platform of protecting individual liberties, returning power to the people, and limiting the authoritarian overreach of the federal government. “I swore an oath to this country to defend it and the constitution. Our country is under attack from many forces who want to see her forever changed and gone. An enemy that I, as a warrior, cannot sit idly by and watch political figures and policies destroy the country that my family has bled to protect and keep free. If not me, then who? If not now, there won’t be a when.” For more information on Dan and how to support his candidacy, please visit

22 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 132: Lacey Morgan, Labor and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Encapsulator, Infant Massage Instructor

Lacey Morgan is the passionate and empowered owner of King of Prussia Doulas. With a desire to improve and enhance birth and early parenting for families, Lacey became a doula in 2015. She founded King of Prussia Doulas in 2017 as a vehicle to recreate the supportive community often lacking in our culture. Lacey is trained by both ProDoula and Birth Arts International and continues her education at every opportunity, as the ever-changing needs of families is her top priority. As the mother of 3, Lacey knows exactly how the judgment of others can cause one to second guess themselves. She also knows that the affirmation of a trusted professional can reinforce ideas and build confidence. This is what leads to empowerment and Lacey and her team of doulas are motivated to do exactly that! King of Prussia Doulas’ clients have the support of a team of experts all championing their beliefs, philosophies, and successes as they journey through the major life transitions known as birth and early parenting! For more information, please visit

15 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 131: Neil Hartman, Legendary Emmy Award Winning Philadelphia Sports TV Anchor

Emmy award-winning sportscaster Neil Hartman was named Director of Rowan University’s Center for Sports Communication & Social Impact in August 2019. His responsibilities include mentoring students, procuring internships, guiding careers and engaging students with sports industry professionals on campus.

Hartman spent nearly two decades as the main anchor for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. He also worked for Philadelphia television stations CBS3 and WPHL-TV as a sports anchor and earned four Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and was named Pennsylvania Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association for his television work. Among his radio accomplishments was “Best of Philly” sports talk-show host by Philadelphia Magazine while working for WPHT-AM. Hartman also spent five years as a talk-show host for sports radio WIP.

Following a 35 year on-air career, Hartman made the transition to content development creating his own production company, Talow Media Group. Among his show credits are The Haney Project and Golf in America — both highly successful series on Golf Channel, which he created and co-produced. He has also been involved in projects with Netflix, Showtime and MLB Network. In addition, Hartman has helped develop future sports broadcasters as a Camp Director at Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps, the nation’s largest sports broadcasting camps.

Hartman has been an active supporter of Coaches vs. Cancer and his town’s youth baseball and basketball organizations and is a graduate of Ithaca College.

10 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 130: Gary Quesenberry, Retired Federal Air Marshal and the Author of Spotting Danger Before it Spots Your Teens

Gary Quesenberry was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where his parents taught him the value of hard work, patriotism, and commitment to family. His passion for the outdoors and patriotic spirit led him to enlist in the United States Army at the age of seventeen, where he served in the 7th and 24th Infantry Divisions as an artilleryman. Gary is also a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Shortly after leaving the Army, Gary began his law enforcement career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He served as a correctional officer and Special Operations Response Team (SORT) member in FCI Beckley, West Virginia, and United States Penitentiary, Atwater, California. After the events of September 11th, 2001, Gary left the Bureau of Prisons to become a Federal Air Marshal. There, he traveled the world in the service of his country and devoted his time to studying the areas of violence and predatory behavior.

Now Gary is the CEO of Quesenberry Personal Defense Training, where he's developed numerous basic and advanced level courses focused on defensive tactics, and mindset. He has an extensive background in both domestic and foreign counter-terror training and has worked in both the private and corporate sectors to help educate others on the importance of situational awareness, and personal safety.  For more information on Gary, please visit

07 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 129: Grant Wiley, Former WVU All-American LB and Current Actor, Artist and Experiencer of Life

Grant Wiley is a former American college and professional football player. He played college football for West Virginia University and earned All-American honors at linebacker. He played professionally for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL), but never appeared in a regular season NFL game. He became a creator in art and entertainment after suffering a career-ending shoulder injury. Wiley was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania. He attended Perkiomen Valley High School in Graterford, Pennsylvania, and played high school football for the Perkiomen Valley Vikings. He was recognized as the Offensive Player of the Year by the Norristown Times-Herald his senior year following his junior campaign as the Defensive Player of the Year. He was named Pac-10 MVP, PCTV Offensive Player of the Year and the Pottstown Mercury Player of the Year. He was also named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area team. He was selected to play in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 game. He was rated the eighth-best Linebacker prospect in the East by PrepStar. He won Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior. He was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Fever Fab 85. He was also named to the Pennsylvania Football News All-State team. Wiley attended West Virginia University and played for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team from 2000 to 2003. As a freshman in 2000, he earned Big East Rookie of the Year honors after recording 94 tackles and 14 tackles for losses, he recorded three interceptions, one reception for 26 yards against East Carolina and two against Idaho which he returned one for a touchdown. He was voted Second-team Freshman All-American and finished the season 12th in the conference in tackles and seventh in tackles-for-losses. His best performance of the season came against Idaho, when he recorded seven tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two interceptions. His first interceptions came in the third quarter, down 9-0, when he intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown. The interception helped the Mountaineers record a come-from-behind victory. In 2001, Wiley's sophomore season was a relatively quiet season for him due to a nagging hamstring pull in the Mountaineers opener versus Boston College. One of his best performances came in a 35-0 loss to Virginia Tech, where he had a key interception. He was awarded the Ideal Mountaineer Man Award by the West Virginia coaches at the end of the season. As a junior in 2002, Wiley earned national recognition. One of his best games was against Temple, where the Mountaineers won 46-20. He recorded an interception in the game that he returned deep into Temple territory, and a forced fumble by quarterback Mike Frost. Wiley recorded 133 tackles and two interceptions for the season. Wiley's senior season, 2003, started as an average season for the Mountaineers. After starting the season 1-4, the Mountaineers won 7 straight games in the Big East to claim a share of the conference championship. West Virginia played Rutgers in a must-win situation, Wiley helped the Mountaineers win 34-19, by recording 11 tackles and a diving interception. Also, in the 52-31 victory over Pitt, he recorded a key interception in the endzone. Wiley also recorded 18 tackles in the game against the Miami Hurricanes. A team captain, Wiley earned consensus All-American honors for the season, making him one of only a handful of Mountaineers to do so. He was also a finalist for the 2003 Bronko Nagurski Award, which was won by Oklahoma's Derrick Strait. Wiley led the nation that season with 7 forced fumbles and ranked third with 7.6 tackles per game. He finished the year with 158 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, and nine forced fumbles. After losing 60 pounds, Wiley is currently living in New York City. Grant is co-founder and Chief of Culture for tech start-up, VEEPIO. He is working as a creator in the world of art and entertainment. Wiley trained in theater with master teacher, William Esper. He is currently working on writing and producing film and television projects. He is also surfacing as an acclaimed singer/songwriter/vocalist for the group, G.n'8, as well as a visual artist. His film credits as a background actor includes, Sex and the City: The Movie, Limitless, The Adjustment Bureau, The WIre, Lipstick Jungle, 40, Kings, Damages, and All My Children. For more information on VEEPIO, please visit To reach Grant, email him at or on Instagram @gweyeli.

22 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 128: LTC (retired) Otis McGregor; Business Coach, Entrepreneur and Podcast Host

LTC, Special Forces, US Army, Retired Otis McGregor leads Tribe and Purpose with his son Camden as the principal leadership and success coach. With over 40 years of experience as a leader, coach, and team member, Otis embodies the values and principles of Tribes and Purposes. Otis is driven both by these values and the idea that better leaders and tribes create better organizations, building better communities leading to a better world. Through the decades, Otis has empowered hundreds of businesses and individuals to find their clarity for purpose and their tribes for connection. Otis leverages the unique blend of heart, passion, and experience as one of the elite commanders of Green Berets. Trusted with some of the highest missions of our great nation, Otis knows how to think from both the 10,000-foot view as well as amid battle to ensure he and his tribe not only achieve the mission but do it in the most risk-mitigating ways possible. Brought to the civilian world after retirement, Otis walks the walk and talks the talk. Spend five minutes with him, and he will inspire your heart and mind. For more information on Otis please visit or to listen to his podcast, "The Cam and Otis Show", please visit

15 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 127: Dr. Rick Chromey, Author, Speaker, Pastor and Cultural Historian

Dr. Rick Chromey is a popular speaker on topics related to cultural analysis, leadership, teaching, parenting, motivational theory and faith, penning twelve books, including three bestselling titles. He has written for leading periodicals on children, youth and family and travels internationally to speak at conferences, conventions and other leadership events as "the Original Edutrainer!" It is a title that fits him perfectly because audiences rave about his ability to create smiles while blending in powerful insights and amazing ideas. Besides a master’s in education, Dr. Chromey also holds an earned doctorate in Leadership and the Emerging Culture from George Fox University and is an award-winning Toastmaster. He's taught full-time and served as an adjunct for several colleges and universities. Rick's ability to translate topics and re-imagine information into memorable nuggets of insight has made him a popular instructor and trainer. Dr. Chromey's holds special expertise in emerging culture, leadership contexts, motivational theory and creative communication. Rick is at his best when training people to be highly-motivated, productive and creative. His fast-paced, interactive and fun workshops are guaranteed to spark fresh insights and ideas in your team, staff or group. He also speaks to children and teens about overcoming adversity, living their dreams and enjoying life "hakuna matata" (based upon his training work in Africa). On a personal level, Dr. Chromey is a small-town Montana native who understands unique challenges in life--whether in school, home or work. He has learned to rise above conflict, navigate change and encourage optimism. For more information, please visit or

01 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 126: Host of the Better Place Project Podcast, Steve Norris

Steve Norris grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois, where his deep curiosity for the world set the stage for a life of passion and adventure. His love for music started at the age of 4 when in spite of being told by his older siblings’ piano teacher that he was too young to start learning to play, he was the only child that actually wanted to sit and practice. Hence, the teacher ultimately relented and started teaching Norris, who went on to play the likes of Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert throughout his childhood. In his teen years, he discovered Rock and Roll and began writing his own music. This led to an early career in the music business where he toured in America and overseas, signing a record deal with an independent label in the 90s. Getting married and starting a family led Norris to enter the business world where he discovered he had a knack for sales, leadership and innovation. He’s Co-Founded and launched two companies from the ground up (a Tech Consulting Firm, and a Music Distribution Company) building them both to global brands. He’s a former National Board Member and past President and Chairman of TechServe Alliance, a consortium of IT Staffing and Consulting firms comprising over $4 Billion in combined revenue. Steve’s current passion is in giving back and working on projects that are making a difference in the world. Along with his grown daughter Erin, he launched “Better Place Project with Steve Norris,” to shine a light on individuals from every corner of the globe who are doing incredible things to help make the world a better place. For more information, please visit

25 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 125: Host of The Essential 11 Podcast and Founder of the Acton Academy and Apogee Program, Matt Beaudreau

Matt Beaudreau is the founder of Acton Academy Placer and Acton Academy Sacramento. As a career educator, Matt has delivered TEDx talks, consulted with Universities, written books, and created programs that have helped to push education into the 21st century for teens across America. He currently hosts The Essential 11 podcast, which focuses on gaining world-class advice from prominent guests in business, media, sports, education, and entertainment.  

 Beaudreau is also a world-renowned keynote speaker, speaking to over 250,000 people across the globe with clients ranging from Lockheed Martin and the United States Air Force to Caterpillar and Honeywell.  

 In his younger years, Matt was a competitive kickboxer underneath Dennis Alexio and competed in multiple amateur mixed martial arts fights under the coaching of Frank Shamrock, Ken Shamrock, and Jason Pietz.   For more information, please visit or or you can find him on Instagram and Facebook @mattbeaudreau.

19 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 124: Two Cops Talking Shop with special guest Russ Hittle

Chaos is the best word to describe police work. Things can go from zero to sideways in the blink of an eye. Today, I sat down with my buddy, Russ Hittle and we shared our thoughts and emotions about being a cop for the better part of 3 decades each. We shared intimate stories from our careers, our frustration with how our profession is being currently portrayed and our desire to help people really understand the long and short term effects this job has on every man and woman who ever wore the uniform and pinned on a badge. For more information on Russ and his company, Dark Horse Law Enforcement Training, please visit

18 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 123: Counter Terrorism Federal Agent, Marine and Founder of Omega Protective Concepts, Maury Abreu

Maury Abreu is the CEO and Founder of Omega Protective Concepts. He began his combatives education in boxing at the age of 12 when his father was looking for him to learn skills that could translate to the streets. As he was being raised in an area where he saw a lot of violent crime, he was immediately drawn to the aggression and violent contact that boxing offered, yet was lacking in the traditional martial arts he’d previously done. Maury continued to compete as a boxer well into his late 20’s. Maury served as a Sergeant in U.S. Marine Corps at various duty stations, where he provided security at sensitive sites and instructed military personnel in the operation and deployment of various weapons and tactics both domestically and abroad. He was also selected as a Close Combat Instructor, training Marines in all aspects of military combatives. Maury then became a Federal Correctional Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Shortly after September 11, 2001 he then began working for a government agency responsible for training individuals who operate globally and independently without backup, specifically in extreme close quarters combat and counterterrorism. Maury is a nationally published author for Paladin Press, sharing some of his knowledge and passion for knife combatives on Kelly McCann’s Sudden Violence Series: “Edged Weapons: Response to Violent Knife Attacks.” Maury is a competent and dynamic instructor with a legitimate teaching journey, possessing more than 20 years of combined military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism experience including instructing at a multitude of law enforcement and counterterrorism academies. He has trained thousands of S.W.A.T. and law enforcement, military, and civilian clients, and is a certified instructor in Extreme Close-Quarters Personal Protection, Use of Force, Military Combatives, Knife and Firearm deployment and defense, Restraint and Control, Chemical Sprays, Baton, Physical Fitness, and Boxing. For more information about Maury, please go to

17 Nov

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 122: Author, Speaker and Podcast Host, Suzanne Falter

After losing her 22 year old daughter, Teal, in 2012, Suzanne’s work has evolved to help busy women learn more about self-care– a lesson she learned in her grief. As a podcaster, Suzanne hosts the podcast Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women which is in the top 2% of all podcasts. It was inspired her book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks) Suzanne is host of the Self-Care Group for Extremely Busy Women on Facebook, a thriving group of 56,000 women committed to self-care A writer and author for more than 40 years, Suzanne has a catalog of powerful fiction and self-help titles including Surrendering to Joy and How Much Joy Can You Stand? As a speaker, Suzanne currently shares her inspiring story of being a donor Mom and the importance of self-care for overworked healthcare professionals with Debi Granger. Debi’s daughter’s life was saved when she received Teal’s heart and kidney after her death. They focus on reinvention after loss… and getting back to joy no matter what. They also host the Back to Happy podcast. Over the last fifteen years, Suzanne’s work has been featured in More, O Magazine, The New York Times, Coast to Coast AM, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal, Woman’s Day, The Wall Street Journal, SELF, The Christian Science Monitor, as well as more than 100 TV and radio programs. She is also the author of How Much Joy Can You Stand, Living Your Joy, and Surrendering to Joy, as well as 8 novels, including the popular lesbian fiction series, Oaktown Girls.. Suzanne lives in Oakland, California with her wife. For more information on Suzanne, please visit her website at

14 Sep

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 121: Fitness Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur, Lacey Schmidt

Meet Lacey Schmidt: Triathlete, Ironman, Ultra endurance runner, teacher, and Owner of YogaSix Collegeville. Lacey has been an elementary school teacher for the past 13 years, and just days before the Pandemic, she signed a lease to open a Vinyasa yoga studio in Collegeville, PA. Lacey was not always a practitioner of yoga. In fact, she never had any interest in making her way onto a mat, and did so only so that she could spend some extra time with a dear friend of hers. It wasn't long until Lacey was hooked to the connection of her mind, body, and spirit. Things instantly shifted in Lacey's life when she decided to give the practice a try, and she soon became a certified yoga instructor so that she could help others experience the beauty of the practice. Lacey's favorite thing about the practice is experiencing the mix of asanas and the build-up of “fire” along with it’s flowing water-like transition. She also loves to meet her students wherever they are at; and provide safe spaces for them to grow. Lacey welcomes the community to join her on their mat at YogaSix Collegeville. She is just as excited to experience yoga with others as she is to learn their story. Come share "your why" with Lacey, and experience a full-sensory yoga experience at YogaSix Collegeville! For more information please visit

07 Sep

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 120: Storyteller, Executive Leader and Author, Sophie Wadsworth

Sophie Wadsworth brings to her coaching practice a passion for helping leaders craft and deliver personal, mission-centered stories, while nurturing a culture of storytelling throughout their organizations. She draws on her experience as a writer and executive leader to collaborate with leaders in creating their unique presentations for community stakeholders, investors or clients, and keynote audiences . Sophie is the author of an award-winning collection of poetry and a selected storyteller for GBH’s Stories from the Stage on World Channel. Her clients include executives, authors, scientists, and leaders at companies including SUEZ, Fidelity, and Bristol-Meyers Squibb. She lives with her family and one very animated cat outside of Boston, Massachusetts. For more information about Sophie, please visit

03 Aug

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 119: Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Author, Geralyn Gendreau

A licensed psychotherapist since 1995, Geralyn is a playful, soul-provoking life coach who believes one of the keys to happiness is being able to laugh at yourself. She is the author of JUNGLE JEAN, the biography of her mentor, Jean Liedloff, who traveled into the pristine regions of the Venezuelan rainforest back in the 1950s and subsequently wrote a seminal book, THE CONTINUUM CONCEPT, which became a childrearing classic. In her work with clients, Geralyn assists adults who did not have a fully enriched infancy and childhood (i.e.: most of us), to see and feel the very real impact of “missing experiences.” The insight, understanding, and self-knowledge gained gives them new freedom and the courage to live a fully actualized life. She shows people how to "transmogrify" their everyday experience by leaning into the joy that is our natural state. Geralyn loves to share the story of how she learned to turn life’s many challenges into sources of energy rather than energy-sucking problems that put the kibosh on her life force. Geralyn has been deeply influenced by a decades-long fascination with Littlewood's Law of Miracles, which states that any individual can expect to experience an outrageous event every thirty days. She is a blackbelt martial artist, salad aficionado, and renowned hair chameleon. Her favorite brain hack is jumping out of an airplane. For information on Geralyn, please visit

21 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 118: Speaker, Actor, Author and Entrepreneur, Sean Tyler Foley

Sean Tyler Foley (or STF as he's affectionately known) loves helping people find their voice so they can get their message out to the world. It is the focus of his book, "The Power to Speak Naked", and it’s what truly makes him feel alive. As a performer, speaker, and a general seeker of attention, he knows how hard it can be to get in front of an audience. Facilitating that, even in the smallest way for others, is what he was put on this earth to do. STF is a husband, father, son, and performer, in that order. Some days he feels like he has dabbled in every industry on the planet, from oil and gas, to aviation, to film and television, but that diverse experience is what has made him so versatile! Regardless of the industry or the titles he has held, what they all had in common was promoting and encouraging people to be heard and understood. The skills and resources he has garnered along the way have enabled him to become an entertaining professional speaker and a knowledgeable trainer, who aspires others to reach for their dreams. For more information please visit

15 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 117: James Jones, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania

With his nearly 2 decades of military upbringing and 3 decades in business, James is exceptionally qualified to lead the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the next Lieutenant Governor. The position's official duties are to serve as President of the State Senate, and Chairing the Board of Pardons and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council. Often, the position works on additional projects and have a full schedule of community and speaking events. The statutory duties of Lieutenant Governor as prescribed by Pennsylvania Statues (Pa. C.S.): 1. Serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council 2. Serve as a member of the Military Base Community Enhancement Commission 3. Serve as Chairman of The Local Government Advisory Committee 4. Oversee the State Fire Commissioner on all matters concerning fire safety in this Commonwealth James is an American businessman born and raised in rural Luxora, Arkansas, as a sharecropper, who joined the US Navy very young and moved to Pennsylvania in 2000. He is the founder and principal at Silverback Commodities and Traders LLC with over twenty-five years’ experience with global governments, energy, military, finance, project development, and engineering. Being committed to public service, James ran for US Congress 8th Congressional District (currently 1st Congressional) in 2008, and for US Congress 2nd Congressional District (currently 3rd Congressional) in 2016 on a platform of economic and job growth, restoring fiscal responsibility, and creating stronger yet safer communities. After he retired from the US Navy, he sought strategies to unite citizens in common causes to improve our lives and fashion a brighter for our children and our grandchildren. James adapted his expertise to help deliver national security solutions for this 21st century. His naval service includes patrol duties in Vietnam, various Western Pacific Cruises, the Gulf of Hormuz, and the First Gulf War. As a devout Christian, James attend Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia in northeast Philadelphia with over 13,000 churchgoers. He was appointed to manage the Faith Based Initiatives in Bucks County under former President George W. Bush and the late Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick. He also served on the Bristol Township Weed and Seed Council, the Berean Institute Board of Directors, and the Philadelphia Prostate Council under Mr. Michael Milliken. James has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His deceased wife would be very pleased with his efforts and accomplishments and in running for LT Governor. James completed various Naval Engineering Studies, Nuclear Biological Chemical Training, and trained US Navy Seals in Unarmed Self-defense, US Navy, San Diego, CA as a Second-Degree Black Belt. Also, James has a BS in Education, Training and Development, SIU-C, Carbondale, IL a MBA Business Administration, A.U., Boise, ID and attended Law School, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA. His diverse background and experience make him a well-qualified candidate to lead the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the next Lieutenant Governor. For more information please visit

07 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 116: Holistic Psychologist, Speaker and Founder of the PBT Institute, Dr. Debi Silber

Dr. Debi Silber is the founder of the Post Betrayal Transformation Institute and is a holistic psychologist, a health, mindset and personal development expert, the author of the #1 bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis and her newest book: Trust Again: Overcoming Betrayal and Regaining Health, Confidence and Happiness. Her recent PhD study on how we experience betrayal made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that changes how long it takes to heal. In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx (twice) and more, she’s an award winning speaker, coach and author dedicated to helping people move past their betrayals as well as any other blocks preventing them from the health, work, relationships, confidence and happiness they want most. Questions: (choose whichever resonate) • Tell us about betrayal-why does it hurt, what does it impact, what does it create? • What are some physical symptoms of betrayal, some emotional and mental symptoms? • What are the 5 stages from betrayal to breakthrough that were discovered in your study? • What’s post betrayal syndrome and how do we know if we have it? • What’s Post Betrayal Transformation and how is it different from posttraumatic growth? • What are the questions we can ask ourselves to see if we’re numbing/avoiding/distracting ourselves? • How do we know if we haven’t healed from a betrayal? • What do we need to do to move forward and heal from a betrayal experience? -How can we learn to trust again? Gift for your audience: Do you have Post Betrayal Syndrome? Take the Quiz:

01 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 115: Pastor, Chaplain and Author, Roger Butts

Roger Butts is a hospital chaplain in a 500 bed hospital in Colorado Springs. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister for nearly 20 years, he is a member of the International Thomas Merton Society and the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. He enjoys tennis, reading, and music. His wife, Rev. Marta Fioriti, is minister of Black Forest Community Church. He has three teenagers and a black lab named Gracie. He attended Appalachian State and Wesley Theological Seminary (DC). Seeds of Devotion is his first books. To buy a copy of Roger's book, please visit

31 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 114: Author, Trainer and Founder of Amentora Inc., Robert Riopel

Have you ever had dreams (especially as a child) that did not come to fruition and then felt frustrated? We all have including Robert Raymond Riopel, the author of the best-selling book “Success Left A Clue”.

As a child Robert remembers having big dreams. One day he was a lawyer, the next a doctor or truck driver or even an astronaut. Anything and everything was possible. However, as he started to get older, life taught him that dreams don’t always come true, especially if you do not have the right education or come from the “Right” side of the tracks and are born into a wealthy family. These conditionings and beliefs started to take Robert’s life in a direction of playing smaller than he was. Luckily he had people in his life that were not willing to let him go in that direction and because of these people believing in him, Robert has made it his mission to assist others in living the life of their dreams as well.

It all began when after some success, Robert and his wife found themselves deep in debt and struggling. Thanks to guidance from total strangers, they started their journey in personal development and quickly turned things around. This led to Robert finding his true passion of learning and teaching others. It is because of his past and newfound passion for teaching that Riopel started studying and mentoring from the top success trainers and thinkers in the world to find out what they have in common and this is where he discovered that “Success Left A Clue”.

With this information, he has gone on to become a highly sought after, life-transforming trainer that now travels the world teaching and inspiring hundreds and thousands of people each year about success through his CLUE’s.  It is now time for Robert Raymond Riopel to share this knowledge, that he has learned over 15+ years training, with the world through his book “Success Left A Clue”.  For more information on Robert, please visit  

19 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 113: Criminal Justice Reform Advocate and Founder of Get Free and Stay Free, R.J. Sterling

R.J. works inside one of the largest maximum-securityprisons in the north eastern part of the United States. He began his corrections career nearly 20 years ago as a corrections officer and has listened for thousands of hours to hundreds of incarcerated men's stories. Despite the darkness behind the walls of concrete, steel, and paint, R.J. has witnessed many stories of hope and transformation. R.J. is the visionary behind which shares stories of hope, information, and transformation told only by those who are or have been in prison. R.J. believes that if these stories are made readily available to the prison populations nationwide, that many lives can be changed for the better. The purpose of this public-safety initiative is encourage and empower those who are currently incarcerated to become honorable and productive returning citizens.

11 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 112: Former NFL Player and Current Keynote Speaker, Shawn Harper

FROM THE LOCKER ROOM TO THE BOARDROOM, FORMER 7 YEAR NFL PLAYER SHAWN HARPER UNPACKS THE WINNING EDGE Shawn Harper Is An Experience Packed With High Energy And Never A Dull Moment. Shawn Rips Phone Books, Rolls Up Frying Pans And Carries Humans On His Back To Deliver A Winning Keynote Performance Customized To Fit Your Goals And Audience. Shawn Harper knows what it feels like to encounter failures, road blocks and disappointments. Growing up on the south side of Columbus, Ohio, Shawn had to overcome failure, adversity and learning disabilities. But he discovered the secrets to unlocking “The Winning Edge,” and now speaks all over the world training others to win in business and in life. When Shawn Harper steps on the stage, he unpacks strategies and techniques used by professional athletes to compete and win at the highest levels. His unique no excuses approach will leave your audience ready to win as individuals and in teams. Shawn customizes his keynote to fit your goals and audience. He has helped transform thousands of corporate environments, built leadership, trained teams and impacted youth development in schools and programs. Shawn excites your attendees out of their chair and onto the playing field of the business of winning. He rips phone books, rolls up frying pans, and carries humans on his back to demonstrate the power of action. Your attendees will tap into the mental game of peak performance athletes, push through excuses, and set in motion their greatest potential to drive to the next level. Hire Shawn Harper for an unforgettable experience that will motivate your attendees to produce results. Shawn is the author of “The Winning Edge.” Shawn is also an investor, CEO and founder of American Services and Protection in Columbus, Ohio, and Bridge Builders International. He serves on the board of King’s Ransom Foundation. Shawn is actively involved in his church and is a loving husband, father and family man. For more information on Shawn, please visit

03 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 111: Professional Stuntman and Keynote Speaker known as The Corporate Action Hero, John Davis

What can a comedy sword-fighting stuntman do for me? (Bet you've never asked yourself that before.) John's Background as a Stuntman, Fight Director, College Professor, Artistic Director, and Comedian makes him an intriguing guest that draws your audience in and delivers real world techniques for overcoming self imposed limitations and achieving maximum potential even in times of adversity. After a serious back injury that left him paralyzed, John developed his "5F" system of achievement. The system hacks the fight or flight response shortening learning curves, and increasing successful outcomes. Using the system, he regained his mobility and went on to perform over 4000 live comedy sword-fighting shows in 16 countries around the world. On six USO tours, John took his show to the front lines of both Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001-2006. John now is a highly sought after keynote speaker known as The Corporate Action Hero. He delivers empowering programs to organizations globally. His programs are unique, out of the box, and use bullwhips and nunchucks to deliver his message. His website is: To receive a FREE gift from John, please click the link -


26 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 110: Grassroots Local Politics with Jim White and Tom Yeager



Jim White is a husband, father, coach, small businessman and taxpayer with a 25-year career building businesses and protecting companies from cyberattacks. A lifelong Republican, Jim was taught to work hard at an early age – owning a grass cutting business, working at gas stations, doing construction and pool cleaning work all through high school. Now he’s focused on giving back to the community where he and his wife have lived, worked and raised their daughters for the last 14 years. With a promise to bring his tireless work ethic to township government, Jim vows to help control local spending to hold the line on taxes while providing the services that make Upper Providence one of the best places to live in the entire region. Service to our community is not new for Jim. Jim has been an active coach and mentor to our youth for more than half a decade, serving as an Upper Providence Little League tee ball and softball coach as well as a Spring Ford Youth basketball coach. Public service runs through Jim’s blood – his great uncle served as a Member of Congress from Pennsylvania, his grandfather was a Philadelphia police officer while his mom was a nurse and his father worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster for 30 years. Jim has also served the Republican Party as an elected Upper Providence Committeeman, was an Executive Committee member of the Montgomery County Republican Committee and traveled to Cleveland as an Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Committee in 2016. Jim currently serves the UP Board of Supervisors as the Vacancy Board Chairman. Working his way through college, Jim built a life as he finished his education, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Immaculata University and taking MBA classes at Delaware Valley University to continue his pursuit of higher education. Jim knows good schools are critical to our success as a township – and region – but also know we must control taxes at every level so funding our future doesn’t cripple retirees and working families with high taxes today. Jim will use his businesses and professional skills to find that balance in local government. Jim and his wife of nearly 20 years, Tracey, own a home in Phoenixville. Together, they also operate several successful business ventures, including a security company that focuses on emerging industries as well as rental properties they own and manage. Jim and Tracey have raised their daughters in Upper Providence – with their oldest attending Aim Academy in Conshohocken and their youngest in 6th grade at Spring Ford Middle School. Their five-year-old Westie, Lilly, is the fifth member of their family. An independent leader committed to making government more open, more transparent, and more responsive for the people it serves, Jim will be a champion for all Upper Providence residents in elected office. Called to serve his community, Jim is running for Supervisor to work for those who work hard every day.


Tom Yeager is not a career politician – he’s one of us: a local businessman, father, husband, and coach. Tom is ready to serve and bring our Republican principles of fiscal conservatism to township government to protect taxpayers and focus on real priorities that make our community even better. The son of a hardworking engineer and a stay-at-home mom, Tom learned early the value of hard work - and then used what he learned to succeed in life. Working and paying his way through college, Tom earned a degree in Business Logistics from Penn State University. He then continued to hard work toward success in the business world, rising today to the position of Vice President of Supply Chain and Customer Service at a Fortune 500 company where he oversees a budget of $300 million. His proven skills at fiscal oversight and increasing efficiency will help taxpayers here in Upper Providence as he ensures township government works effectively for residents by delivering high quality services at the best possible cost. In addition to his work at St. Gobain, Tom sits as a member of two companies’ Executive Management teams helping them to control costs, meet positive outcomes for employees and customers, and demand accountability and transparency – the same goals he will meet as our next Supervisor. Tom is also committed to a stronger future for Upper Providence as only a dad can be – ready to fight hard to improve the opportunities we leave for the next generation. Tom and his wife, Christina, have been married for 10 years and are raising their blended family together as proud parents of Christina’s three children and their 9-year-old twins, all of whom attend Spring Ford schools. The Yeagers are family members of Rivercrest Golf Club where they are avid golfers and active members. In fact, they’re very much like so many families in our area – enjoying movie nights, dinners and family vacations throughout the year as time and money allow. For more information on how to support Jim and Tom, please visit

16 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 109: Marc Hildebrand, Current LAPD Officer and Host of the LEO Family Fitness Podcast

Marc Hildebrand is a current Law Enforcement Officer from LAPD who struggled through a 100 pound weight loss journey and lost touch with his family while working his crazy career. After successfully getting into the best shape of his life at 43 years old, he now shows other LEOs how to GENERATE the time & energy so they can get into the best shape of their lives, connect with their family on a deep and impactful level, and change the trajectory of their career forever. For more information please visit

13 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 108: The Worst Job in America Today - Police Officer

Your host, Matt Cubbler, has been in law enforcement for nearly 28 years. His career has taken him all over the world and he has worked at just about every level and in every facet of law enforcement. This show, a personal one for Matt, shares his thoughts on policing today. It will hopefully open some eyes into the life, mind and soul of a police officer. In this episode, Matt shares his law enforcement journey. He shares when the shift in law enforcement shifted from a blue collar job to a "profession". He reveals the inadequacies in how departments hire, manage and train officers. He paints the picture of what kind of officer is best suited to handle the most chaotic situations. And he reveals his personal experiences in chaos and how he reacted to them. This episode was a long time coming, and Matt is passionate about his service to his community for the last 28 years. For more information on Matt, please visit

06 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 107: Founder of Soul Joel

Joel Richardson is the founder of Soul Joel Productions, the largest independent comedy production company on the East Coast. SoulJoel's Comedy Club & Lounge in Royersford, PA is the first official home Joel has made himself for stand-up comedy, 13-years after he began producing comedy shows at various locations throughout the tri-state area. Back in 2009, Joel left his day job, cashed out his 401K, and started producing comedy shows full time while running Soul Joel Productions. Producing shows in 21 different states allowed Joel to take the best qualities of each venue to bring the vision and dream of opening SoulJoel's to life. People, now more than ever, have asked, “Which show should I come to?" The answer is simple: SoulJoel's is the seal of approval. Buy any ticket that Joel puts his name on. Each show features the best comics from around the country that have appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, MTV, SiriusXM Radio, and much more. Joel was recently featured in a documentary film entitled "Soul Survivor" detailing his fight to find creative ways to stay open so he could help his community continue to stay laughing during the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information please visit

05 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 106: Doug Ellin - Creator, Writer and Director of the hit HBO Series Entourage and co-host of Victory The Podcast

Ellin was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of June and Marvin Ellin. He grew up in Merrick, New York and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School (Bellmore, New York). Before producing and writing for Entourage, Ellin served as a staff writer for Life with Bonnie, which starred Bonnie Hunt. The series ran from 2003-2004. Ellin has also written screenplays for two films, Kissing a Fool and Phat Beach. He moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s to be a stand-up comedian and soon got a job in the mail room at New Line Cinema. It was there where he befriended film producer Mike DeLuca who funded Ellin's first short film The Pitch, starring then unknown actor David Schwimmer. That short film got Ellin accepted to the American Film Institute, where he graduated from in 1994. In 1996, he directed the independent comedy film Phat Beach. The film was made on a very low budget, and Ellin has called it "Probably the worst movie ever made". Two years later, Ellin made another independent comedy film Kissing a Fool, starring David Schwimmer, who was now known due to his role on Friends which was in its fourth season. Kissing a Fool was sold for distribution and Ellin subsequently sold a few screenplays to Miramax. One, The Pledge was never produced although Ellin was paid seven figures for the script and was set to direct. He sold another unproduced screenplay for mid-six figures. Ellin's real success came in 2004 with Entourage. The HBO show ran for eight seasons and Ellin made an eight-figure pact with HBO to continue producing television. Ellin wrote and directed the 2015 film adaptation of Entourage. Today, he and Emmy nominated star Kevin Dillon, host a weekly comedy podcast called "Victory The Podcast", where they relive the hit HBO show, one episode at a time. Each week, they will deep-dive discuss, an episode of Entourage. Featuring behind the scenes stories, as well as thoughts about their 50 plus years combined Hollywood experiences. Podcast producer, Kevin Connolly, (also an Entourage cast member) will pop in periodically, for color, as will many of your favorite guest stars and cast members. Funny and dramatic, from the guys who brought you the definitive TV show about Hollywood, this is one not to miss. Please visit to subscribe to the podcast.

29 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 105: Speaker, Author, Pastor and Podcast Host, Jeff Cochran

Jeff Cochran is a coach, writer, speaker, and pastor who loves helping people live out their dreams and experience living their best lives. From entrepreneurs to CEOs and businesses to churches, Jeff wants to help you navigate the challenges you face and step into your full potential. Jeff has over 15 years of experience leading teams of volunteers and paid staff, as well as five years of experience as a leadership and ministry consultant. He is a global communicator that has spoken for events of 5,000+ people, and has also directed conferences and large events from off the stage. A published author, the host of two podcasts (The Next Level Leader and Build Your Dream), and a social media influencer with over 50,000 followers, Jeff’s number one desire is to help people across the world find their purpose and live out their full potential! Jeff has served both businesses and churches of all sizes. From small churches and businesses to government organizations and megachurches, Jeff has shared his leadership and strategic insights with teams nationwide to help them move forward. Most recently, prior to starting his own coaching and communication company, Jeff served in multiple roles at Faith Promise Church (named the 27th fastest growing and 49th largest church in America in 2020 by Additionally, Jeff is a certified life coach, an online course creator, and specializes in helping people get start ups off the ground. He has two degrees from Tennessee Temple University(A.S. & B.S) as well as a graduate certificate in ministry and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Jeff currently resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife Candis and two boys Malachi & Imri. To find out more about Jeff or to contact him directly, visit or follow him on social media @jeff.a.cochran.

28 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 104: Philadelphia Rock and Roll Legend, Nick Lightning

Nick Lightning, also known by his given name Nick Fergus, is a 44-year-old Autistic man who lives the life of a real-life rock star. For the last 28 years, Nick has been transforming himself into his alter-ego, Nick Lightning, entertaining audiences big and small all around the globe (in all honesty, it is just the Roxborough section of Philadelphia) with his one-of-a-kind air guitar/keyboard/drums/lip syncing shows. Nick embodies the words JOY and Gratitude. He lives in a world that few of us ever get a chance to visit, let alone call our home. He honestly believes that he has toured the world as Nick Lightning. He can rattle off his most memorable shows in Hawaii, Japan and many other amazing cities where he, in his mind, lit the stage on fire (sometimes literally). The story of Nick Fergus is a heartwarming tale about a man who was born with a disability that doctors could not define until he was officially diagnosed with Autism at age 44. Born into a blue-collar town in Philadelphia to a family with loving parents and a highly intelligent older sister, Nick was forced to adapt in a mainstream environment. His parents were left without answers, other than a generic ADD diagnosis combined with a learning disability. Life was hard and depressing for Nick from a young age, as he was an easy target for bullies, both in his neighborhood and in the special schools he attended. He needed an outlet, something to help him escape from the hardships of being ridiculed and not fitting in. He chose music and he dove in headfirst. Not only did he watch MTV and listen to music constantly, but he soaked it up like a sponge. He is a breathing music encyclopedia and someone who can "name that tune" and the artist after hearing just a few seconds of any rock song. As if this were not enough to keep him occupied, he then decided to become a rock star just like those he idolized. It did not matter what anyone thought or what musical talent he possessed; he created the alter ego of Nick Lightning when he was 15 yrs old. He has never looked back since, hosting free shows open to the public at local recreation centers, in which he is a one-man crew and performer. While he never did have musical talent and was unable to learn such over the years, he performed with passion, energy and enthusiasm. While Nick Fergus can be hurt by cruelty, Nick Lightning is impervious to the bullies and naysayers. Outside of his music, Nick is a productive member of society who has held basic jobs since he was old enough to do so. He also volunteered his time at the local recreation centers and playgrounds in his neighborhood, doing anything that was asked of him. He loves people and living in the moment. He treats every day as a miracle and a blessing...each day is the best day ever through the eyes of Nick. Be on the lookout for a documentary being filmed about him too, aptly titled “Nick Lightning”. And if the stars align, Nick Lightning might get the chance play on the biggest stage in the world, Hollywood. That would be the greatest ending to an amazing Rock and Roll Career! For more information you can follow Nick on Facebook @ Nick Lightining.

19 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 103: Jen Groover, Emotional Intelligence Expert, International Speaker and Best Selling Author

Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS MAGAZINE as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Jen Groover’s name has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship, evolution and human potential. She was recently nominated for “Motivational Speaker of the Year for 2019” from Speakercon. As well as “Woman of the Year” by PhillyMan Magazine. She is a UN delegate to the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the NYSE, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders to Follow” and was nominated “TV Personality of The Year Award” in 2015. Jen has been a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, and The CW. She and her products have also been featured on QVC. Jen also has regularly contributed editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Positively Positive, and The Story Exchange. Her products, brand, and work have been featured in hundreds of media outlets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and Entrepreneur. As a successful serial entrepreneur, author and thought leader in human potential, as well as a retired National Level Fitness Competitor, Jen Groover’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom and experiences have made her a highly sought after International speaker for over 20 years on topics ranging from: Optimizing Human Potential for increased Success and Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Wellness and Energy Management, Branding, Effective Communication Skills, through to Empowered Parenting. She has keynoted to audiences up to 30,000 people in stadiums, to leading intimate workshops for smaller groups, as well as online symposiums. Her clients have ranged anywhere from Fortune 500 Companies to top Universities, Business and Wellness Organizations, Chamber of Commerces, Women’s Groups, High Schools to non-profits. Her influence and leadership have aligned her with amazing brands, such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall, for which Jen has had various roles as a spokeswoman and consultant. She is also a leading performance coach for CEO’s, top business executives, Entrepreneurs to Professional and Olympic Athletes. Jen recently launched her second book , “The MORE Method: The Simple Formula to Get More of Everything You Desire in Life” which teaches people how to get more of everything the desire in life by; mastering their mindset, beliefs and physiological state, understanding the power of perspectives, elevating their relationships, and understanding the expansiveness of their potential in all aspects of life. Which followed her first best seller, “What If? & Why Not?” She has two more books on deck launching in 2021. Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag, that became a multi-million dollar brand, and has not stopped since. Jen springboarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, found at a variety of price points and well-known retailers, which led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered by Jen Groover. Leader Girlz teaches young girls the importance of empowerment through play, while the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand, including her one-hour PBS special and forthcoming book, comprises a variety of consumer products that encompass her quotes and inspire people to live life with passion and purpose. The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the vision and launch of the Empowered Economy Initiative, which encourages corporations and universities to combine efforts in order to educate and support small business owners and entrepreneurs in their communities, thereby stimulating the economy. More recently, to support the Empowered Economy Initiative, Jen launched the innovative economic and innovation movement for entrepreneurs and small business owners Jumpstart Connect, a first of its kind pop-up shop where all the business services small business owners need, are curated under one roof. JumpStart Connect officially launched in Philadelphia in October 2016, and is currently scaling to cities nationwide. The groundbreaking venture features a curated matchmaking model of business experts, global brands and entrepreneurs to creating an unique educational and resource driven experience to support small business growth and accelerate brands. This movement has been supported by brands like Comcast Business, UPS, Insperity and many more. She is also an advisor for many companies including for Thuzio, started by Tiki Barber and Mark Gerson, which is a disruptive business model blending sports management, sports entertainment and Influencer marketing and has become one of the leading Influencer platforms. Jen is also on several prominent board roles. Jen’s passion for inspiring others to realize their greatest potential on all levels, which was originally realized in her first business right out of college in the fitness industry and as a National level fitness competitor continues as the driving force behind her many successful brands. Jen’s diverse experiences and businesses span many different industries and she has no desire to slow down anytime soon. Jen continues to strive toward her ultimate goal, which is to innovate in every industry she is inspired to play in while empowering others to achieve their goals. Jen is more than a multi-faceted, multi-talented individual – she is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. Jen believes in active participation and lives by the belief that “if you are going to complain about something you better be willing to inspire change.” For more information, please visit

23 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 102: Chas Skelly, UFC Fighter and Sanford MMA Team Member

Chas Skelly competes in the Featherweight division of the UFC. Skelly held on overall record of 164-3 for his high school wrestling team and lettered four times. Skelly made his professional debut in 2009 and won his first two fights via submission and TKO. Less than a month after he signed with Bellator MMA. Skelly made his Bellator debut on May 29, 2009 where he won the fight by spit decision. Skelly signed with the UFC in 2014 and made his debut against Mirsad Bektic. He holds the UFC/WEC featherweight record for fastest submission and also holds the UFC record for fastest consecutive wins (13 days).

15 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 101: Brian Quinn, Lead Guitarist for the band Candlebox

As the lead guitarist for multi-platinum rock band Candlebox, Brian Quinn has traveled the world performing in front of crowds as large as 90,000 at a time and sharing the stage with some of most iconic legends in the industry. But to this life-long musician, he’s just as happy performing to an audience of 100 as 100,000. Because for him, it’s all about the music. It always has. Drawn to the guitar at a very early age, he first picked up the guitar at the young age of five and was playing sold-out shows by the age of 15 with his hardcore band Burial Ground (1990-1996). He, then, spent six years performing in the hardcore circuit with what was considered one of the most influential acts of that time, inadvertently being credited with “inventing” the sub-genre of hardcore music described today as “Bloodcore”. Burial Ground released an independent album that received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. But, by 17 larger things were calling and Quinn headed to Philadelphia in search of something more. Soon after arriving in the city of Brotherly Love, he co-founded the Philadelphia-based rock band Octane (2000-2005). Still considered to this day as one of the most successful bands to come out of Philly, Octane sold more than 65,000 copies of their independent debut release and enjoyed more than 1000 spins of the single “I For One” on Philadelphia rock station 94.1 WYSP. During this time, Quinn was named “Best Guitarist” in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Music Awards in 2001 and 2004 and was routinely praised by fans and critics alike for his signature guitar technique, his ability on “slide” guitar, and dynamic on-stage presence. After enjoying five successful years with Octane, Quinn left the band to found a blues-based hard rock band that would later become known as Fosterchild. This project would quickly gain national attention and the band was signed to the SMG/ILG/WARNER record label from 2007-2010. The band hit the road on a U.S. tour and it was then that Quinn met Kevin Martin, lead singer of Candlebox. Immediately impressed with Quinn’s talent, Martin promised him he’d one day have a spot in Candlebox. Quinn continued to tour the country with Fosterchild and even garnered a special invitation to perform for the U.S. troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where the group performed in front of thousands of soldiers on New Year’s Eve of 2010. Quinn has been invited to perform at NAMM Ultimate Jam Night for the past two years, alongside Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan and many other iconic artists. He routinely guests with the American Vinyl All Star Band featuring Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan/Doobie Bros.), Barry Goudreau (formerly of the band Boston), Robert “Mousey” Thompson (Wilson Pickett/James Brown), Leroy Romans (Third World / The Wailers), and Tim Archibald (Peter Wolf / RTZ). A proficient studio musician as well, Quinn provided the critically-acclaimed guitar work on Candlebox’s last album Disappearing In Airports, which debuted at #9 on the Billboard Charts, as well as the 2017 release of Disappearing Live. He most recently contributed his axe-work to Candlebox’s forthcoming album Wolves, which is slated for a September 2021 release and has also lent his guitar skills to a myriad of artists across multiple genres of music. During his career, Quinn shared the stage with such acts as: Ozzy Osbourne, Slash’s Snakepit, Gene Simmons, Metallica, Kid Rock, Disturbed, Judas Priest, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sixx AM, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, Seether, Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Candlebox, Tantric, Shinedown, Robert Randolph & The Family, Alter Bridge, Godsmack, Taproot, Nonpoint, Mudvayne, Deftones, Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Warren Haynes, Marshall Tucker, Devo, Finger Eleven, and the House Of Blues All-Stars (with whom he performed alongside rock legends Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter of Doobie Bros & Steely Dan, Fran Sheehan and Barry Goudreau of Boston, drum phenom Kenny Aranoff (John Mellecamp, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morrisette), and James Montgomery of Johnny Winter fame). Quinn is currently endorsed by Gibson Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Planet Waves Accessories, The Rock Slide by the Songhurst Guitar Company, and LPS Clothing. For more information, visit

04 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Ep.100: Former Elite Athletes Turned Athlete Mental Health Advocates, Meagan Yates and Trevor Sasek

Meagan was a member of Philadelphia University's soccer program where she was a three-year captain and defender. Meagan's experience with an unfulfilled ending to her athletic career has influenced her dedication in working with individuals who share similar experiences. In addition to Crossover Counseling, Meagan has a counseling practice where she works with individuals, couples, and families; primarily working with those who experience trauma and chronic stress-related issues, problems with self-esteem, and relationship issues. Meagan feels a person's experiences shape their outlook and approach to life, and those seeking change have the potential to grow, if they have the support and environment to do so. Before her private practice and Crossover Counseling, Meagan worked as a counselor for grades 9-12 at a local private school and has provided services for therapeutic tutoring and executive functioning. Meagan has served as a crisis counselor at a domestic violence center in Pennsylvania, along with working at a children’s crisis treatment center, veteran organization, and addictions facility. Meagan is trained in the neurosequential model of therapeutics (NMT), resilience, post-traumatic growth, and trauma-informed expressive arts therapy, and trauma art narrative therapy (TANT). Trevor was a member of the University of Delaware’s football program where he was a four-year letter winner, two-time conference player of the week, and battled injuries for the majority of his career. His experience with a career-ending injury and understanding the unique lifestyle of an athlete has fueled his passion to pursue working with transitioning athletes. In addition to Crossover Counseling, Trevor currently provides group and individual counseling at a non-profit community behavioral health facility focused on opioid addiction. Trevor is an intensive outpatient counselor for young adults with a specialization in trauma-responsive and evidence-based care. Trevor has provided services to individuals with addiction, trauma, anxiety and depression, and relationship issues in the greater Philadelphia community. Trevor specializes in physical, mental, and emotional reactions to different types of stress and is in the process of completing his licensure to become a PA Licensed Professional Counselor. With the combination of his athletic background and mental health training, Trevor provides individuals he works with an opportunity to relate, connect, and move on to their best life after sports. For more information please visit

22 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 99: Former SWAT Officer, Peak Performance Expert and Founder of Confidence Unchained, Justin Atherton

In dealing with countless high stress and volatile situations Justin learned that integrity?in every aspect?is the most important factor in whether a man succeeds or fails. With over 14 years of Law Enforcement experience in SWAT, Investigations, Officer Training and Leadership roles, Justin developed and shared tactics and techniques that helped forge the next generation of leaders. After departing the SWAT team, he launched Confidence Unchained, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to men from any walk of life. From business owners, CEO’s and entrepreneurs, Justin has helped men across a broad range of industries build their own Peak Performance and regain their EDGE. Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable Detectives and SWAT teams to accomplish the most difficult missions, Confidence Unchained shows how to apply them to any man, family or organization. The three pillars of the program focus on specific areas such as Mental Toughness, Emotional Fortitude and Health Awareness, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any environment. Powerful coaching and direct application, Confidence Unchained revolutionizes personal consulting and challenges men everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose and keep their EDGE. Website: Email: LinkedIN: Facebook: Podcast:

15 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 98: U.S. Army Veteran, Former Federal Air Marshal and current Political Analyst, James Toto

James Toto is a former Special Operations professional and United States Federal Air Marshal. "Time With Toto" is a new video/podcast series about politics, business, and current events with a common sense perspective from a common man. Toto is married with three children and residents in Somers Point, NJ. ? For more information please visit his YouTube channel -

14 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 98: Behind the Navy SEAL Curtain with Matt Cubbler

When did the "Silent Professional's" become "The Brand"?  Why did the Navy SEAL Brand become so powerful and so public when their mission is meant to be so secret and so clandestine?  Is there a pattern of lying, corruption, criminality and manipulation within the SEAL Community that has grown in severity over the last 20 plus years?  In this episode, I detail a couple of these factual events and take the listener through my logical thought processes and analysis to show them how this is ACTUALLY happening today in one of the world's most elite special operations communities.  For more information please visit

08 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 97: Former D1 Football Players and Founders of Opulus Financial, Ryan Greiser and Fran Walsh

I’ve worked in the financial industry since 2011. Before that, I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Liberty University. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ , I’m passionate about educating and empowering clients so they can make the most of their wealth. My passion for this work stems from the opportunity to gain new perspectives and insights.

Your wealth is simply a tool that, when utilized correctly, can help ensure your life is filled with the items, experiences and opportunities that matter most to you.

A fiduciary independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Opulus’s mission is to deliver transparent advice that serves your best interests in all aspects of your life — your family, your career and your aspirations. Passionate about technology, we are constantly looking for new ways to enhance our offering. When you work with us, we view our time together as an ongoing collaboration, one that continues to grow and evolve with you, whether you’re looking towards retirement or establishing yourself in a lucrative career.

The size of our firm is intentional. We want to ensure every one of our clients receives the same level of care, attention and service. While we are a smaller firm, we have strategic alliances with a multitude of professionals who offer expertise in a variety of industries such as taxes, law, insurance and banking.

Ryan Greiser:  Currently, I live in Doylestown, PA with my wife, Jessica, and two sons. My interests outside of work include traveling with my family, attending football games and firing up the grill for family and friends on the weekend. Beyond Opulus, I am a member of the Maxwell Football Club and Financial Planning Association. I’m also a big Philadelphia sports fan, Go Birds!

Fran Walsh: Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work in the financial industry. I believe financial planning is a great way to help people achieve the lifestyle they always wanted for both themselves, and their family. I am committed to helping people from a variety of backgrounds utilize their wealth to their advantage so they can live a more fulfilling life.  

I graduated from Villanova Universities School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance. And with enough experience under my belt to qualify for the exam, I am currently pursuing my CFP® designation. In my free time, I love to exercise and go to the beach with my friends and family. Outside of work, I am a member of Team Walsh, the Maxwell Football Club, & a supporter of Athletes Helping Athletes as well as the Bux-Mont Saints. Last & certainly not least... I am avid fan of our beloved Philadelphia Eagles.

For more information about Opulus, please visit  To listen and subscribe to their podcast, Inside the Path to Success Podcast, please click:

05 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 96: NFL TE with the Carolina Panthers, Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson is a Doylestown, PA native and graduate of Archbishop Wood High and Temple University who signed with the Carolina Panthers (NFL) as a free agent in April 2020 after spending the spring playing for the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers before the league shut down. Previously spent time on Chicago Bears practice squad.  In this episode, Colin shares his journey to the NFL and how important his family and coaches have been in not only his success on the field, but also his success in life.  To listen to episodes of his podcast, please visit

02 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 95: Child Abuse Survivor and Podcast Host, Lucas Mack

If we met, you’d never know that I’m a survivor of pretty horrific childhood abuse and trauma. Because on the outside, I look like the average “nice guy” with everything anyone could ever want. The supportive and beautiful wife. The adorable and sweet children. The successful track record. The outgoing personality. The dream house. The big smile. Nothing about my life screams—he’s wounded! But beneath the surface of that perfect picture used to be a man who was severely depressed, anxious, and—at one point—suicidal. It wasn’t until 2016 that I understood why. It took one little moment—a conversation with my abuser, in fact—to trigger a sudden and endless stream of flashbacks into my childhood. Like small scenes from a movie, I was reliving moments I had locked away. Moments I had “deleted” from memory because they were that horrific. At first, I tried to cope by diving deeper into my business—working harder, working later, distracting in whatever way I could. But when it became too painful to bear and clear that I couldn’t manage it alone—through therapy or medication, I found another way. In fact, I did something pretty scary. I went to an emotional intelligence seminar where I revealed my deepest truth to a whole group of people. I spoke words out loud that I had only thought about saying. Words that carried great shame and great pain. I looked at the abuse, at my abusers, at everything that had been hidden for so many years. And as I spoke, yelled, cried, and let myself be seen, something miraculous happened. For the first time in my life, I felt like I could breath. As if I’d been living under water for decades and finally came to the surface pulling in a long overdue lung-full of air. Lightness. Something I’d never felt before. Arrived. And I recognized that in facing the pain, speaking out loud, releasing the emotion, and being held in non-judgment by my fellow attendees—I was FREE and more importantly HEALING. I had broken the cycle. This experience changed my life AND it ignited a spark—a knowing within me that it was time to use my voice in a bigger way, a more authentic way. To be courageous enough to tell my story. You see, what I’d experienced was profound and needed on a much larger scale, especially for men. Something that could save so many from the numb and limiting life I had been choosing for so long. Since stepping into what I know is my life’s work, I have the privilege of awakening audiences all over the world to the power of love and vulnerability as a means to HEAL from various forms of trauma and abuse. Today, my mission is to give men permission to face their trauma, heal emotional wounds, and experience love in its purest form so that they are free to live life with authenticity, power, and purpose. For more information on Lucas, please visit his website

25 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 94: Host of 1st Team America Podcast, Donald Wright

Donald Wright has spent the last 20 plus years working as a contractor in the defense contracting world.  As a result of the continual decline of the American Idealism, he began to research, ask questions and challenge others in their beliefs.  This inlcination turned into a passion and has manifested itself into an amazing podcast called 1st Team America Podcast.  Donald shares his personal beliefs and those of his guests that cover a wide array of topics that challenge his listeners to think bigger and ask questions.  The 1st Team America Podcast is available now on most podcast listening platforms.  

11 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 93: Retired Federal Agent and Author, Gary Quesenberry

Gary Quesenberry was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where his parents taught him the value of hard work, patriotism, and commitment to family. His passion for the outdoors and patriotic spirit led him to enlist in the United States Army at the age of seventeen, where he served in the 7th and 24th Infantry Divisions as an artilleryman. Gary is also a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Shortly after leaving the Army, Gary began his law enforcement career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He served as a correctional officer and Special Operations Response Team (SORT) member in FCI Beckley, West Virginia, and United States Penitentiary, Atwater, California. After the events of September 11th, 2001, Gary left the Bureau of Prisons to become a Federal Air Marshal. There, he traveled the world in the service of his country and devoted his time to studying the areas of violence and predatory behavior. Now Gary is the CEO of Q-Series LLC and Quesenberry Personal Defense Training. There he has developed numerous basic and advanced level courses focused on firearms training, mental toughness, and defensive tactics. As a competitive pistol shooter, Gary has been featured on the History Channel’s hit television series Top Shot - Season 3 and Top Shot All-Stars. He has an extensive background in both domestic and foreign counter-terror training and has worked in both the private and corporate sectors to help educate others on the importance of situational awareness, and personal safety. For more information on Gary, his books or his holsters please visit

21 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 92: Founder of the Awakened You, Aaron Scotti

In this episode, former Hollywood Executive Producer (The Peanut Butter Falcon) and founder of The Awakened You, Aaron Scotti and I discuss all kinds of out of this world topics like: 3D to 5D Consciousness, The Christmas Star, Solar Flares, Time Travel, Extra Terrestrials and even the complexity of what is now simply called "2020". Aaron shares his story on how he became so acutely aware of the power of his own energy and how it lead him to now be on the forefront of helping others attain 5D Consciousness.

07 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 91: Host of the Operation Tango Romeo Podcast, Mark Meincke

Mark Meincke is a Canadian Infantry Veteran, and the creator of Operation Tango Romeo, the trauma recovery podcast for Veterans, First Responders, & their families. Operation TR is on a mission to save lives and relieve pain by making help for PTS Injuries easily accessible, with a vision of a world where the path to recovery is clear. Those wounded with PTS Injuries are often disconnected from society, and even from their own lives. With this disconnection comes pain, loneliness, depression, and anger. All too often, the sense of disconnection results in reduced ability to create an income, homelessness, and even suicide. Operation TR is an easily accessible lifeline for the wounded to RE-CONNECT. By reconnecting, the listeners knows that they are not alone. This connection creates a sense of hope that recovery is possible, and the content of OP TR provides the path to recovery. For more information please visit

04 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 90: Discovery Channel

In this episode, Joe and I chat about politics, critical thinking, mental conditioning and threat detection and prevention. Joseph is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit. As an operative in this unit, he deployed to OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan and numerous other countries in the Middle East. He planned and conducted a broad range of DA (Direct Action) special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. He participated in numerous classified Direct Action missions with several Tier 1 units to include, US Army Delta Force, US Navy DEVGRU (SEAL Team 6), Australian and British SAS (Special Air Service) Regiments and Canada’s JTF 2. He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government. He has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank. He has extensive experience and training in fully armored vehicle operations, advance team operations, motorcade operations, CAT (Counter Assault Team) operations and surveillance/counter surveillance operations. In 2009 he was hand selected to do a detailed assessment of the United Arab Emirates SOC (Special Operations Command). He was personally responsible for assessing and validating all SOC personnel to include foreign Tier 1 instructors at the SOC, equipment, training schedules, physical fitness standards and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) as well as delivering a white paper as to how to better allocate their operational budget of $600M to the Prime Minister of the UAE. Joseph attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and studied for his Series 7 and 63 stockbroker licenses. He was a broker for the prestigious Wall Street firm, Bear Stearns for 5 years. While employed at Bear Stearns he also received his Register Investment Advisors certification. He is the co-star of the hit TV show ‘Dual Survival’ on the Discovery Channel. He has survived in the most brutal environments on the plant. From the deserts of Oman to the glaciers of Norway to the jungles of Sri Lanka. He is acknowledged as a world renowned expert on wilderness and urban survival. He is an accomplished skydiver, scuba diver, climber and marksman. He has participated in numerous triathlons and is a professional athlete and brand ambassador for CardioStrong. For more information on Joe please visit

17 Nov

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 89: Career Police Officer, SRO and Youth Advocate Beth Sanborn

Beth J. Sanborn joined the Lower Gwynedd Police force in 1997. Since then, she has served as a Field Training Officer, Officer in Charge (OIC), and currently serves as a School Resource Officer assigned to the Wissahickon School District. Since 2015, she assumed responsibility for all juvenile cases, earning her the title of Juvenile Detective. Beth earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Widener University in 1996. She later earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University in 2014. Most recently, Beth earned her Doctoral Degree in Public Administration from West Chester University in 2019. Her Doctoral dissertation is entitled “School Resource Officers as Mentor/Counselors, Including Levels of Intervention”. She actively volunteers with the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth and Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center. Beth sits on the executive board for PASRO, the Pennsylvania Association of School Resource Officers, is an instructor for NASRO, the National Association of School Resource Officers and is a Director & Policy Fellow for the International Center for Law Enforcement Studies.

28 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 88: Career Cop and Founder of Dark Horse Law Enforcement Training, Russ Hittle

In this episode, I talk shop with my buddy, Russ Hittle. Russ is a current 21 year veteran cop, U.S. Army veteran and founder of Dark Horse Law Enforcement Training. Russ is an expert in Criminal Interdiction and has taught thousands of cops how successfully detect, identify and arrest criminals who are subversively trying to commit crimes such as drug smuggling, human trafficking, high level theft rings, etc. along our highways. For more information please visit his website at

27 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 87: U.S. Congressional Candidate, Kathy Barnette and PA State Legislative Candidate, Tom Neafcy

In this episode, I was honored to have on the show the first Black Female Candidate for the United States Congress ever to run in the 4th Congressional District in PA as well as Tom Neafcy, who is running for the PA State Legislature in the 146th District. Both Kathy and Tom have incredible backgrounds in public service, are both strong conservatives and are trying to unseat Democratic incumbents who have not served their constituents well in their respective roles. Tune in to hear their amazing life stories so you can better understand who they are, why they are choosing to run for public office and how they will honor their oath of office and serve their constituents. For more information on Kathy Barnette, please visit For more information on Tom Neafcy, please visit

12 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 86: Marine, EOD Expert and Author Tom Gersbeck

Tom Gersbeck served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring in 2001 as a Chief Warrant Officer. He then served seven years with the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) as an explosives security specialist before deploying as an independent contractor. Deployments include two tours in Afghan CEXC facilities and one tour as project manager of Task Force Paladin’s C-IED mobile training teams operating throughout the country. Deployments supporting Department of State as an EOD team lead in Iraq, advising the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Force after the Gongo La Mboto disaster (Feb 2011) and training seminars with Golden West Humanitarian Foundation in Cambodia. Today, Tom is a full-time member of the graduate faculty for Oklahoma State University’s School of Forensic Sciences, Arson-Explosives, Firearms & Toolmarks Investigation (AEFTI) program. He holds a master of forensic sciences (MFS) degree, is an active member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI), is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and continues to work in his field. For more information on his book, please visit or email Tom at

06 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 85: Personal Chef, Fitness Expert and Author Jason Moss

In this episode, I speak with my former Pottstown High School classmate, Jason Moss. Jason has an amazing story to share starting with his involvement in a drive-by shooting when he was 22 years old and his struggle with alcohol. He shares how he overcame the stigma of both to become a world-renowned Spartan Athlete, classically trained chef and now the author of his first cookbook/memoir - "That Damn Cookbook!" For more information on Jason's book, please visit For all other inquires please email him at

30 Sep

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 84: NYT Best Selling Author and Retired Federal Agent, Gary Byrne

In this episode, I speak once again to my long time friend and former co-worker when we both worked for the United States Federal Air Marshal Service, Gary Byrne. Gary was on the show once before (Episode 23) but I felt that it was the right time to have him back on to discuss the current state of our country and the attack on Law Enforcement we are seeing throughout our nation. Gary is also the author of the New York Times best selling books Crisis of Character and Secrets of the Secret Service. To order copies of his books please visit

03 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 83: Musical Artist and Producer, Genesis Z

Genesis Z & The Black Mambas, a born shared vision of creativity and a burning ambition. The organic synthesis of vocalist Genesis Z's soul alternative influence. The percussive ambient vertigo chordal persuasion of Geoffrey Giordano guitar playing, bassist Sunborn enigmatic raw energy with a composer background drummer Sam Wiz Cook's ferocious dub funk style groove into a unique sophisticated furious sound. Live heels catch fire where undoubtedly exciting band this foursome has the ability to hold an audience spellbound. With their impassioned and unabashed juxtaposition with their melodic intricacy soulful intensity crafted perfectly to its carefully awaited mixture of funk punk dub soul sensibility and acid jazz rock angularity. The challenge is the listener at every turn.

21 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 82: Curt Schilling Shares the Real Story Behind the Infamous Bloody Sock Game

In this episode, I had soon to be MLB Hall of Famer, Curt Schilling, back on the show for a second time. This episode was a trip down memory lane with Curt. We chatted about his early days playing for the Philadelphia Phillies on the 1993 "Macho Row" Phils team that made it to the World Series that season. Then, he shared his 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series victory over the NY Yankees and how dominant of a pitching duo he and Randy Johnson truly were. And finally, he told the complete story behind the infamous "Bloody Sock" game when he won game 6 of the 2004 World Series as a member of the Boston Red Sox. This was truly a magical episode!

20 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 81: Just Two Dads Sharing Their Stories About Raising Elite Female Athletes - with Jim Bruni

Being a "Girl Dad" is rewarding and challenging. It's even more so when your daughter is an elite collegiate athlete. In this episode, I shared "Girl Dad" experiences with a good friend, Jim Bruni, whose daughter is also an elite D1 athlete. My daughter, Rebecca, finished her senior season this year as a 6 time NCAA D2 All-American swimmer. We shared how they both rose through the youth sports ranks, through high school and finally at the collegiate level to achieve unthinkable success. Lot's of great nuggets of wisdom found during our chat.

13 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 79: Relationship Coach, Author and Speaker, Carla Romo

Author Carla Romo is a speaker and a certified dating and relationship coach. At age 24, she hit her rock bottom with yet another toxic codependent relationship. But, this time, she got up and learned how to break free from codependency for damn good. Inspired by her own self-growth journey, she took lemons and made lemonade. Today she is helping other women who feel stuck and stagnant build purpose in their dating life, break-ups, and relationships. Aside from her coaching business, her passion lies in being an activist for women’s rights. Carla served as a public official on the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board working on California statewide and nationwide legislation. Before pivoting careers into the self-help coaching world, she cast and produced major TV network shows and produced a documentary called, “Luke & Jedi.” Today, Carla leads nationwide workshops and is a highly sought-after motivational speaker on self-love and relationships. She has been featured on or collaborated with BRAVO, Cosmopolitan, Bumble, Lifetime, Bustle, The Knot, as well as high rated iTunes Podcasts. Carla Romo is here to spread the message—the most important relationship you will ever have is with your damn self. For more information, please visit

13 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 80: NHL Stanley Cup Champion Head Coach, Craig Berube

Craig Berube is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Berube played 17 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. Also, Berube was a national team scout hired by Doug Armstrong for team Canada's 2016 World Cup of hockey team. As an interim coach in 2019, Berube led the Blues to become the Stanley Cup champions.

06 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 78: Leader, Podcast Host and Business Executive, Alex SanFilippo

Alex Sanfilippo is the host of Creating a Brand, a top 20 entrepreneurship podcast where he interviews successful leaders and experts on topics that matter to entrepreneurs who want to grow faster both personally and professionally while saving time and money in the process. Visit to join the Creating a Brand Community and to accelerate your success! For more information on Alex, please visit Please use the social media links for Alex Sanfilippo's personal profiles:

02 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 77: Dual Survival Star & Author of Lone Operator, Joseph Teti

Joseph Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit. He is a combat veteran of both OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan. He planned and conducted a broad range of special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. He participated in numerous classified direct action missions with several Tier 1 SMU’s (Special Mission Units). Joseph has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank. He has extensive experience and training in fully armored vehicle operations, advance team operations, motorcade operations, CAT (Counter Assault Team) operations and surveillance/counter surveillance operations. A graduate of over 30 formal schools in regards to special operations, his skill sets and experiences are highly diverse. He has attended several survival schools over his career and is one of a few individuals in the world that hold an instructor certification in tactical tracking operations from legendary tracker and former Rhodesian SAS (Special Air Service) and Selous Scout, David Scott-Donelan. He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government. For more information on performance coaching opportunities, please visit or to pre-order a copy of Joe's book, Lone Operator, please visit

09 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 76: Rocks for L.E.O.

In June of 2017 my husband found a painted rock outside a local business. He brought it home and we looked up the FB page that was written on the back. It was from a local rock painting group that paints rocks and leaves them outside businesses for people to find. All with the purpose to spread kindness or make someone smile. Almost immediately we started painting and dropping rocks all over town. A couple months later I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to paint some Back the Blue rocks and leave them outside our local departments, and possibly even hand them to LEOs we see out and about? I asked the girls and they loved the idea. We painted two rocks to start. In August we took the first rock up to our Sheriff. We told him we wanted to show our thanks and appreciation for all they do, and all about our plan to start painting more rocks. The second rock we prayed that God would help us find the right deputy or officer for our rock. We wanted to give it to someone who needed it, or would appreciate it, you know, the right person! It took 2 months (it’s now October) actively looking while running errands until we found a deputy. Actually he found us as he had been in our neighborhood taking care of some business. We stopped him before he could leave and gave it to him. We couldn’t have asked for a better officer to receive our rock. Not only did we become fast friends with him and his family, but he’s the kind of friend you think of as family. He even helped us be able to visit our local precinct to hand out rocks during roll call one morning, which was truly an awesome experience! We loved surprising all of the deputies. We started painting more rocks to hand out whenever we would see a LEO out and about on the road (We always make sure to keep some in the car with us)! We’ve visited with several other departments nearby as well. The girls LOVE meeting LEOs! They ask me at least twice a week, “Are we going to any departments today?” Good thing there are a lot of departments out there! In February 2018, I thought “I should Google small town departments” and see what I can come up with. I was hoping to surprise them with our rocks. I thought it would be nice for them to know they are thought of and appreciated, even from far away. We found a 4 person department in Michigan. They loved the rocks so much they sent us a patch, their cards, and a bottle of maple syrup that is made right there in their town! So we kept looking for more departments. We have found small departments, big departments, and everything in between. We started painting and shipping rocks all over the states! We started posting on social media asking for people to nominate their favorite departments to receive our rocks. Our list grew to over 60 departments across the states within a couple hours of putting out the message! Since then we’ve continued to grow, our waiting-to-be-rocked list is multiple pages long, and we have sent rocks to 3,516 LEOs (as of February 27, 2020). 3,516!!! Over 3,500 LEOs know that they are supported, thought of, prayed for, appreciated, and THANKED by our family. Most days it leaves me speechless when I think about what we have been able to do for LEOs. We’ve reached so many, yet we have so many more to reach! Did I mention dispatchers? We try to include dispatchers as much as we can, with their own rocks featuring the thin gold line. We want to make sure they know they are appreciated as well! So that’s our story. It’s currently still being written, as we have no plans of stopping anytime soon! We are so thankful for our LEOs & dispatchers, and so thankful we are able to do this for them. Our rocks have blessed us with many friendships in real life and through social media. I can’t even express to you what that means to us. Thank you Blue! Be safe & ROCK ON! Your friends in Maryland, -RocksForLEOs

08 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 75: Speaker and Special Needs Advocate, Paul Vibes

Paul is a Long Island Native and the founder of "The Long Island Buddy Club, "Paul Vibes" Motivational Speaking, and "The People's Podcast." Featured in numerous publications for his work, Paul has held talks at a variety of venues including colleges, high schools, libraries, and substance abuse facilities. During his talks, Paul shares his story of overcoming a learning disability, and creating the Buddy Club, while offering audiences the tools and mindsets to help them overcome what life my throw at them. Paul is not only educating those he comes into contact with, but giving people the guidance they need to become more than their challenges. For more information please visit his website at

10 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 73: Career Cop, Sobriety Advocate and Speaker, Joseph Peterson

Joe is a 27 year veteran police officer in the Norristown (PA) Police Department. Prior to joining the Norristown PD, Joe was a seasonal cop in the summers in Wildwood, NJ. Over the course of his 32 year career in law enforcement, Joe has help multiple positions. He has worked patrol, narcotics, S.W.A.T. for 16 years and has been the School Resource Officer assigned to the Eisenhower Middle School since 2015. Joe struggled with alcohol for many years. Drinking caused a lot of problems in his life and in 2009, he finally chose to fight back. Joe chose sobriety to save his own life. Since becoming sober, Joe has also committed to a lifestyle of healthy living and exercise. Joe is a year-round surfer at the Jersey Shore and has become an avid triathlete. Joe has competed in the following events: Finisher of 2 Half-Iron Man Races 15 Sprint Triathalons Finished the Famed "Escape Alcatraz" in San Francisco, Calif. Joe has also found a way to impact lives through inspirational speaking. By sharing his journey through alcoholism, his career in law enforcement and his healthy lifestyle - Joe is inspiring others to do the same. When he is not inspiring the masses, he is spending time with his two beautiful daughters, Alexa (19) and Lauren (15).

10 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 72: NHL Stanley Cup Champion Head Coach, Craig Berube

Craig Berube is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the head coach for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Berube played 17 seasons in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Washington Capitals and New York Islanders. Also, Berube was a national team scout hired by Doug Armstrong for team Canada's 2016 World Cup of hockey team. As an interim coach in 2019, Berube led the Blues to become the Stanley Cup champions.

03 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 71: Acclaimed Author, Speaker and Depression Awareness Advocate, Tracey Maxfield

Tracey Maxfield is a retired nurse with over 36 years’ experience in gerontology, mental health, and dementia care. In 2017-19, she was a regular guest on well-known author and radio host Peter Rosenberger’s show Hope For the Caregiver on WLAC and iHeart Radio. Tracey has written articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador for the Okanagan. B.C. and NAASCA Ambassador for B.C., Canada

Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. However, nothing prepared her for the acute depressive episode she experienced in 2015. After enduring years of intense workplace stress, harassment and bullying, she plummeted into an abyss of darkness, hopelessness and despair the likes of which she had never experienced before. 

Encouraged by a psychologist, Tracey started a Blog, Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my life with depression, to better help her friends understand her depression. Over time, Tracey began to heal and found that out of the darkness and despair, there is hope, there is life after depression.

Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression is Tracey’s first book and has received international rave reviews. Since the release of her book, Tracey has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying and completed the course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools. She has met with children, teenagers and young adults to talk about bullying and mental illness and was one of the ‘Break Out’ presenters at the TEACH 2019 Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Her website was recently awarded the silver medal for Best Author Website 2019 at the eLit Awards and her book was a top 10 finalist in the Non-Fiction category at the Author Academy Awards. Tracey has appeared on ABC, NBC and FOX TV morning shows, live radio and over 60 podcasts in the USA, Canada, New Zealand and UK. She recently returned from the UK where she gave a presentation about bullying in the workplace at a Hospital in Somerset. 

Tracey has her own You Tube channel: Engage Educate Empower and posts weekly videos and blog posts about mental illness and bullying. In December 2019 she released her first on-line course about mental illness, suicide and bullying in children and teenagers. Her philosophy is to Engage children and teenagers, to Educate them about mental illness and bullying and to Empower them to develop confidence and skills to continue to move ahead in their own life journey. 

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27 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 70: U.K. Paralympian and Podcast Host, James Roberts

I was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia and a floating hip of the left leg as well as scoliosis of the spine. I grew on a NATO base in S.H.A.P.E (Casteau), Belgium but now reside back in Prestatyn, North Wales. I'm an online training and nutrition coach by trade, but I was an elite Paralympic athlete for just over a decade. I've been lucky enough over those years to have represented Great Britain at countless World Championships and 2 Paralympics Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) to just name a few.

20 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 68: Retired Cop, Vietnam Veteran Marine and Author, Ned Black

Edward (Ned) Black is a Marine combat veteran and holder of two Purple Heart medals for wounds. After discharge from the Marines he worked in Law Enforcement retiring as a Deputy Chief of Police of a large suburban police department in metropolitan Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, the FBI National Academy in Quantico Virginia and is a member of the Marine Corps Association, The Company of Military Historians, and is the author of the Science Fiction novel The Annals of Time and the fiction novel, We Marines. He lives in rural Pennsylvania....

20 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 69: Author of NY Times Best Selling Book, Alone at Dawn and sister of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, USAF Master Sgt. John Chapman

In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate. Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. Believing he was dead, his SEAL leader ordered a retreat. Chapman regained consciousness alone, with the enemy closing in on three sides. John Chapman's subsequent display of incredible valor -- first saving the lives of his SEAL teammates and then, knowing he was mortally wounded, single-handedly engaging two dozen hardened fighters to save the lives of an incoming rescue squad -- posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor. Chapman is the first airman in nearly fifty years to be given the distinction reserved for America's greatest heroes. Alone at Dawn is also a behind-the-scenes look at the Air Force Combat Controllers: the world's deadliest and most versatile special operations force, whose members must not only exceed the qualifications of Navy SEAL and Army Delta Force teams but also act with sharp decisiveness and deft precision -- even in the face of life-threatening danger. Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man's brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him.

13 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 67: Sports Psychologist to the World's Elite Athletes, Dr. Rick Neff

Dr. Rick Neff is the owner and founder of Inner-Edge, LLC. A former college baseball player, and standout three sport athlete in high school, he is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in developing performance mindset. Through his extensive study and integration of clinical and sports psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness, Dr. Neff has become known as the "Yoda" of mental skills training. His ability to connect with players and develop trusting relationships sets him apart. What Players Have to Say: "Doc has worked with me since 11th grade to understand my mind is the most important muscle to train. I've learned so many mental exercises that I use on and off the court to be the best player and person I can be. I never understood how important mental training was until I started working with Doc." -Lonnie Walker IV, University of Miami, Drafted #18 by the San Antonio Spurs "Mental training is a huge part of my success on the court and Dr. Neff has helped me reach those untapped mental capabilities to gain an edge." -Gavin Schilling, Michigan State Spartans, Euro League "Rick has really helped me understand how my mind is directly connected to my performance. This has really helped me elevate my game." -Cam Reddish, Duke Blue Devils, Drafted #10 by the Atlanta Hawks McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoops Summit, Team USA Dr. Neff attended Immaculata University earning his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, and Penn State University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Bio-Evolutionary Psychology. For more information please visit his website at

06 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 66: Actor, Entrepreneur and Host of the Discover Springford Podcast, Geoff Desiato

Geoff is a proud high-school graduate who has worked full-time since he was 17 years old. He received a certificate in TV and Radio Broadcasting from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 2005. Geoff is a professional actor and singer, which is originally what led him to start his own business. Geoff set out on his entrepreneurial journey by diving into the Real Estate industry in order to position himself to pursue his dream of acting professionally. Although he accomplished his dream and is now working full-time as an actor, he is still licensed and practices real estate part-time in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Upon getting his first taste of self-employment, Geoff became fascinated with entrepreneurship, and has since dedicated his time and energy to helping people who feel trapped in their day jobs discover how they are uniquely positioned to change the world!  Please visit for more information on Geoff and all he is up to!

30 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 65: Author, Speaker, Business Consultant and Podcast Host, Purdeep Sangha

My name is Purdeep Sangha and I’m widely known as “The Strategist For Men In Business”. You and I might not have met in person, but I know quite a bit about what you’re going through with your business and life right now. Let’s admit it, life isn’t so easy but it’s “suppose” to be right?! I know what the stress of being a man, husband, father and business professional feels like. Balancing a happy family with a successful business can be a struggle. That feeling of unease when you’re spending time with your family, but constantly thinking about what you need to get done at work. Or when you’re working, but you’re feeling the guilt of not being the husband or father you REALLY want to be or giving them the quality time they want. And personal goals, free time and feeling FULFILLED in life, well that gets put on a shelf to collect dust. It becomes a cycle that never ends. I’m hear to tell you that there is a better way! After years of struggling myself, I discovered a SYSTEM that the majority of men have zero clue about but has exponential impact. Ever since, I have used this formula to teach men like you, who as a result, have transformed themselves, their incomes and lives. So in summary, I’ll teach you how to transform yourself into a PROFIT-MULTIPLYING POWERHOUSE with my 3P System: Profits – Power – Passion!

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 64: Founder of Get Recruited Consulting and 22 year College Football Coach, Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is a 22-year veteran of college football. He has been a head coach at Hamilton College and coordinator at the following colleges Bucknell, Columbia, Fordham, Stony Brook, and Bowdoin. He moved to the Philadelphia area with his family and left college football as a coach. In August of 2014 Andrew took his passion and knowledge of recruiting in a new direction– he created Get Recruited Consulting. Coach Cohen's reputation as a top-notch recruiter has enabled him to built an extensive network of college coaching connections, which has resulted in, the placement of a 100's of student-athletes nationwide. Coach Cohen currently has placed players at schools in the: Big Ten, SEC, ACC, PAC-10, MAC ,CAA, Ivy, Patriot & Pioneer Leagues ,as well as at many of the top academic D3 schools in the county.

09 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 63: Speaker, Author and Foster Care Advocate, Carlotta Taylor

From foster care to living in too many shelters to count, depression and suicidal attempts, Carlotta Taylor, author and speaker, knows that it was nothing but the grace of God that kept her from jail, the streets or worse. Transferred from 26 various foster care homes because of abuse and neglect, she learned early on that if she didn’t transform her mind, she would be consumed by the chaotic world around her. Realizing that nothing just happens—and that God uses even our suffering to be a blessing—Carlotta seeks to inspire others to press beyond their breaking point, even if she only touches one person. For more information please visit her website at

18 Nov

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 61: Unanswered Questions- The Life and Death of Cmdr. Job Price, Commander SEAL Team 4

Commander Job Wilson Price was a graduate of Pottstown High School where he played football and wrestled - taking great pride in his school. Job was an excellent student and was accepted to many prestigious universities, including Yale, but Job wanted to give back through service to his country and made the decision to go to the United States Air Force Academy, cross commissioning into the United States Navy SEALS after he graduated. One of the many things that made my brother exceptional was that he was not only a Navy SEAL, but also a United States Army Ranger.


During his 20-year career Job served a total of 13 deployments to places such as Central and South America, Kosovo, the Middle-East (specifically Iraq and Afghanistan), and Africa, as well as many places we probably don’t know about. Job was assigned to SEAL Teams Two and Four, U.S Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Job received numerous medals including four Bronze Stars yet he was never one to speak of it. My brother lost his life on December 22 2012 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan while serving as the Commander of SEAL Team Four. Job always wanted to belong to the best and be a part of something far greater than oneself. To his credit, he achieved those goals.


Job's death was "officially" ruled a suicide, however after further investigation in the 7 years since his death, there are more questions than answers as it relates to the nature of his death and how it was handled by the Navy. In the years since his death in 2012, there have been numerous confirmed reports of systemic corruption and criminality within the SEAL community. This podcast was designed to bring to light Job's amazing life, his service to our great nation and the serious concern over the validity of the "official cause of death" and how the US Navy handled it. The vast majority of all the heroic men and women who serve our great nation are worthy of the praise and recognition they deserve. However, it appears as if a small segment of the US Navy SEAL community is bringing a negative light onto an otherwise prideful community of dedicated war-fighters. We honor those who served honorably and only wish to expose those who did not.

11 Nov

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 60: Speaker, Philanthropist and Education Activist, Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt.

Nyeisha Dewitt is the Founder and CEO of Oakland Natives Give Back Fund, Inc. Her passion for #education and better choices in communities stems from her own background. Nyeisha struggled in #school, dropping out before graduation.
The birth of her children propelled her to make a new choice about her own education. She went on the achieve her doctorate degree in Organization and Leadership. When her mother passed away, Nyeisha was compelled to return to the very #community she had grown up in to give back to the place her mother loved. ?????
She founded Oakland Natives Give Back, a non-profit working to improve the lives of #Oakland children. She began the mission by working with the city to provide 900 backpacks and school supplies to local children. She self-funded her company’s flagship event for many years because it did not receive support. That event has been delivering supplies to #children in need for over 12 years and has now given children over 19,000 backpacks and school supply kits. Through her volunteer work, she began to uncover the greatest crack in the foundation of a child’s success, #ChronicAbsenteeism. ????
As a dropout and an #educator, Nyeisha tackles the challenges of chronic absenteeism in a way very few people have the experience to understand. She persevered in her efforts to be a reliable and consistent resource that the community has grown to count on. Nyeisha is a cornerstone of Oakland’s culture and a national expert on how communities overcome chronic absenteeism. ????
Nyeisha speaks at live events, has appeared on television and radio channels, and loves spreading her message via #podcasts and online channels.
Please connect if you’d like to discuss a speaking opportunity!

04 Nov

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 59: Author, Speaker, Podcast Host and former News Anchor, Sherrie Dunlevy

Sherrie Dunlevy is an author, speaker, and business owner.  However, many people may remember her as Sherrie McCutcheon, a popular media figure in the Wheeling, WV- Steubenville, Ohio area for over 30 years. Sherrie served as an emcee for the famous Jamboree USA and Jamboree in the Hills, hosted her own radio talk show on WKKX. and was the main news anchor at WTOV9.

Sherrie’s mantra: “Step into your Greatness” is something she takes quite seriously as she, now after age 50, has totally revamped her life and her career - writing a best-selling book, speaking to audiences of all ages, and managing her own global anti-aging business.

Her new book, “How Can I Help - Your Go-to Guide for Helping Loved Ones through Life’s Difficulties”, was written to simply help people become their best by reaching out beyond their fears and helping those they love and care about in life.

A self-proclaimed personal development junkie, Sherrie loves sharing with audiences what she has learned about breaking through the fear, excuses, and lies we tell ourselves minute to minute that keep us from creating the kind of life we’ve always dreamed of living.

28 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 58: Matt Cubbler solo show!

Technology caused tonight's scheduled guest to be cancelled so you get Matt Cubbler solo - with his producer Taylor Kredatus engaging in a really unprepared but authentic show!

21 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 57: Speaker, Author and Sexual Assault Survivor, Pix Jonasson

What do you see when you think of a woman who is Passionate, Inspirational and Exciting … you see Pix Jonasson! We are very pleased to share this talk time today with Pix and to learn how she uses her ideals of flexibility and freedom to live a successful life.

Rising above personal and professional challenges always requires fortitude – so, when it came to establishing a theme for her branding, Pix found, for her, that courage was the common denominator. Hence, with a clever play on words, the term ‘Couragepreneur’ was born and this has become the flagship of her business.

Our lively discussion with Pix gives valuable life-lessons from her views on mental and physical well-being and how maintaining a focus on goals, self-discipline and personal connections can bring about fabulous successes.

Put simply, success doesn’t come easily. Cultivating a thriving business is not a 9-5 job – the hard yards have to be put in to get the rewards. Across her podcasts, social media and her book ‘Think And Get Rich After Hours’ (due out in 2020) she reinforces this inspirational message

14 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 56: Co-Host of 215 Live Podcast and former Philly PD Officer, John Crichton

In this special "crossover episode" - host, Matt Cubbler spends this episode speaking to the co-host of 215 Live, John Crichton about his journey in podcasting and all that entails, his career as a Philadelphia Police Officer and the state of sports in Philly! About 215 Live: Hosted by Frank Donahue and John Crichton. 215 Live is a weekly show giving you fan based opinions on the Philadelphia sports landscape with a little humor and ridiculousness added. Hear interviews each week with prominent names in the sports, media, and entertainment business. We air live every Monday night from 7-9pm live on the Squawkr app. You can also download us on all your favorite podcast platforms. Also, you can get show updates, info on giveaways and upcoming live events by following us at @_215live on twitter, 215 Live on Facebook and on Instagram. #YellowJacketMedia #SwarmBehavior

07 Oct

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 55: 11 year NFL vet, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Todd Herremans

Selected in the fourth round of the 2005 draft pick out of Saginaw Valley State by the Philadelphia Eagles, Herremans played in 127 regular-season games (124 starts) and eight playoff games (all starts) as an Eagle, spanning the positions of left tackle, left guard, and right tackle. Herremans started four games at left tackle after former Pro Bowler Tra Thomas went down with a back injury late in the 2005 season. The Eagles moved Herremans to left guard in 2006, where he started all 16 games. He signed a five-year contract extension after the season after being part of an offensive line that allowed just 28 sacks in 2006, the fewest for the Eagles since 1981.
When Herremans caught his November 2, 2008, touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks, he became the first offensive lineman for the Eagles to catch a touchdown pass since 1934, the franchise's second season. A left guard from 2006 to 2010, the Eagles move Herremans to right tackle for the 2011 season, and to right guard in 2013, where he spent his final two years with the Eagles. Herremans played his final season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015.
Herremans had 124 career starts over the course of 10 seasons, which ranks him sixth all-time among Eagles' offensive lineman. He is the only offensive lineman in franchise history to register two touchdown receptions (one-yard pass from QB Donovan McNabb in 2008 and a two-yard pass from Michael Vick in 2010).
In 2012, Herremans founded The Herremans Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides resources and help for various charitable organizations, to effect positive change in local, national and global communities.
Since retiring from the NFL, Herremans helped co-found Athletes For CARE, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where all athletes can find support, opportunity, and purpose in life following a career in sports. Herremans is an advocate for medicinal cannabis as one of many wellness alternatives to traditional forms of pain management such as opioids, to treat chronic pain and sports-related injuries

30 Sep

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 54: Speaker, Life Coach, Mentor and Founder of Me Inc. Now, Charles Prinzen

Where I am now is no coincidence to where I have been, yes, I am a survivor! What have I survived, not war, not physical disabilities, but cycles of life. My story of abuse is no different than many others who have experienced abuse, the same torment, pain, feelings of loneliness and despair. So, the big question is why did I change? My journey from nothingness to a fulfilling life was not altered by one specific event, but a series of events over many years, change came one thought at a time. It was not till I was older that I could clearly see the past; they say that hindsight is twenty-twenty, mine was not, it was blurry. The first step to seeing the past clearly was when a kindhearted gift of love was given to me by a stranger. A stranger that chose to pull me into her household and show me that you can eat and sleep and play without fear, that you can share feeling with others, and that a hug is the best way to express how you feel about someone. This was something new to me, perhaps I was scared not knowing what was ahead as the only cycle of living I knew was ugliness. At the age of nine I tasted hard liquor for the first time. I knew what a broom handle felt like across my back, how my skin would react when hit from an open hand. Age sixteen I was enrolled in my twenty-fifth public school and this is the age where I found myself running away, not just from home, but everything. It is here where my transformation really begins. This is when I was first shown how a home should be, full of love. It took me a long time to realize that my opportunityfor change had been there, right there, all I had to do was to want it. Perhaps it is best of me to offer an analogy as to how my change occurred. If you think about life cycles, they are round and usually end up at the same point over and over, like a race track. When your cycle of life is good, there is no need to search for an off-ramp, you’re’already going down the “right” path. When on the wrong cycle of life for so long, the exits can become obscured due to hopelessness, you can only find an exit if you really want to change. I wanted to change and found an exit, I took the “right” turn to something better. Taking the “right” turn was very difficult to do, I realized, with time, that to set a new cycle of life I would have to clear up the past. Emotionally, I set my mind on forgiving the past and those who had hurt me. Standing at my step-father’s grave, I forgave him, it took every ounce of emotional strength that I had to do this, and I was completely drained of all energy. Immediately afterward, I felt something,something anew, the wheels of my life cycles had started to make the turn. As I reflect upon my cycles of life, the cycles of ugliness were clearly evident,the most obvious to me was with my biological father. I did not see him, hear from him, or have anycontact with him at all. I did not know from where I came or who I was, intellectually, emotionally, or physically. I quickly realized that Iwas doing the same to my daughter, cycles repeating cycles. Continuing forward I was going to do everything in my power to break this cycle, and I did. I re-connected with my daughter, provided financial and emotional support, and broke this cycle. Once this cycle had broken, others fell like dominos. My new cycles of life are extraordinary, a complete reversal of what my past had been. I ran a successful auto carrier company for twenty plus years. I worked my way up in this industry to become a union steward helping many other drivers find the success that I have had. Throughout this process the cycles of ugliness continued to be broken, so much so I wanted to give to others when I no longer was a truck driver. Knowing that my cycles of ugliness were mostly in my youth, this is where I sought to intervene. I interviewed for a position as a campus supervisor at a high school in northern California, and got it. Still I, working at a campus where I had only faltered as a young person, seemed to be ironic. So I started, one student at a time, shared my stories, my fears, and my successes. Students began to listen and identify their own cycles of ugliness, perhaps a few had found the “right” turn off that cycle. As a campus supervisor I saw a need for someone to be an advocate for youth, someone to help them see their own past clearly. I started a public speaking entity knows as Me.Inc. Now®, “me expressing I need change now”. It is my principal goal to help instill self-worth, self-esteem, and self-respect in today’s youth. Today, after choosing to make a change in my life, I am there for my grandchildren’s needs, I have established positive relationships with long lost family members, I embrace the chance, once again, to be a father to my daughter and a grand father to my grandchildren. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my story with others, I am thankful for what I now have. Most importantly, I am thankful for learning that “love” is most the powerful tool in my emotional toolbox. I did it, I had changed for the better, no more thought of sorrow and loneliness, no more bruises, no more pain, no more fear.

19 Aug

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 53: Speaker, TV, Radio and Podcast Host, Teresa Snider

My passion is being a Global Mastermind Leader. It allows me to work with like-minded people with a good heart and soul. We collaborate on a variety of business ideas and help the group as a whole to solve the current concerns or problems they are facing. I worked for Interim Healthcare for four years. The company was adding home hospice to their already successful home health division and needed someone with compassion, knowledge and a wide variety of contacts in the medical community. I have helped change the perception of home hospice and demonstrated to medical professionals, families and patients the benefits of hospice for those in need. While I worked at Pfizer, I completed many levels of professional training, launched several new products, served as a guest trainer for new hires, mentored many new hires and college students completing an internship, etc. I have won several sales awards, been a team leader at a local and area level and initiated new ideas and concepts at sales meetings. My goal is to look for opportunities in the ever-changing job market. Specialties: I am known amongst fellow sales respresentatives for my creativity.

17 Aug

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 52: Executive Producer of the feel good movie of 2019 The Peanut Butter Falcon, Aaron Scotti

Aaron Scotti is a Producer at Armory Films, a film finance and production company that creates, develops, produces, and finances high concept and commercially viable content.

Scotti teamed with Armory Films Co-Founders Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros in 2016 and has since produced titles including: Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair; Joe Penna’s Arctic, starring Mads Mikkelsen which made its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where it was acquired by Bleeker Street for North American distribution; and The Peanut Butter Falcon starring Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, John Bernthal, Bruce Dern, Thomas Hayden Church, Yelawolf, and introducing Zack Gottsagen.

He is currently in production in Los Angeles on Charlie Day’s directorial debut El Tonto starring Day, Kate Beckinsale, Jason Sudeikis, John Malkovich, Edie Falco, Jillian Bell, Ken Jeong, Adrien Brody, Ray Liotta and Travis Fimmel, serving as an Executive Producer, with Armory financing and producing the film.

Aaron Scotti grew up in the Philadelphia area and moved to NYC in 2006 to study acting. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

14 Aug

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 51: College Football Coach, Author and MS Warrior, Frank Hickson

Frank Hickson brings over 30 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Flames' football coaching staff, including 11 years at the NCAA Division I-A level and 16 years as a running backs coach, the same position he oversaw as a part of the Flames' football program.
Since joining the Flames' program, Hickson has continued the running back tradition at Liberty. He aided in the Flames finishing the 2004 season ranked 22nd in the nation in rushing (212.2 yards per game). He helped Dre Barnes finish as the school's all-time leading rushing in 2004 with 4,035 yards.
Hickson was also instrumental in helping guide Liberty's newest "rising star" and current member of the Houston Texans, Samkon Gado, during his senior campaign, and Eugene Goodman of the AFL's Columbus Destroyers. In 2005, Hickson helped running back Zach Terrell become Liberty's first-ever Big South Rookie of the Year.
Hickson instructed one of the best running back tandems in program history. Rashad Jennings became the sixth running back in school history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark, helping Liberty rank 19th nationally in rushing yards (195.0 per game). Jennings and Terrell both reached double figures in rushing touchdowns, becoming the second rushing pair to accomplish the feat since 1973.
Prior to his time at Liberty, Hickson's served a two-year stint at Oklahoma State as the running backs coach during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. During his time at Oklahoma State, he instructed All-Big 12 running backs Reggie White and Tatem Bell, who is now with the Detroit Lions, while also instructing Tim Burrows, who signed a contract with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
In 1998, Hickson was the head coach at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. During the 1996 and 1997 seasons, he served as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach at North Texas where he helped the Mean Green post victories over Utah State and in-state rival Texas Tech in 1997. He also coached Juqua Wilburn, North Texas' all-time leading rusher.
Hickson had a memorable stay at South Carolina for two years (1994 and 1995). He was part of the first Gamecock program to post a victory in a bowl game when South Carolina defeated West Virginia in the 1994 Blockbuster/National Car Rental Bowl game on New Year's Day. While at South Carolina, Hickson was responsible for the coaching of four NFL running backs in the Arizona Cardinals' Troy Hambrick, Pittsburgh Steelers' Duce Staley and former Cincinnati Bengal Brandon Bennett and former Chicago Bear Stanley Pritchett.
Hickson also served as the running backs coach for four years at the United States Naval Academy (1990-93), one year at Temple (1989), three years at Marshall (1986-88), one year at Mesa State College (1985) and two years as a graduate assistant at Wichita State (1983-84), while earning his master's degree in education.
While at the Naval Academy, Hickson recruited quarterback Chris McCoy, a Heisman Trophy candidate, and defensive back Chris Hart, who are both members of the Hall of Fame at the Naval Academy.
While at Marshall, Hickson helped the Thundering Herd to two NCAA Division I-AA National Championship games in 1987 and 1988. He also assisted Marshall to a third-place national ranking during its 1988 championship-game run. Hickson also coached Ron Darby at Marshall, the Southern Conference's all-time leader with 6,700 all-purpose yards.
Hickson is a 1983 graduate of Tuskegee in Tuskegee, Ala., where he received his bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis on recreation. He has been a frequent guest speaker for the Frank Glazer National Coaching Clinic since 1994.
Hickson and his wife, Meesha, have two children, Leidra and Frankie.

12 Aug

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 50: Recap of the first 49 Episodes

Matt shares his thoughts on reaching 50 episodes of the podcast and shares where he is today in his personal and professional life.

01 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 49: Former World Champion Boxing Legend, Kermit Cintron

Kermit Cintron is the former IBF Welterweight Champion of the World who, at the height of his boxing career, was considered one of the best pound for pound boxers of this time. He fought some of the biggest names in boxing history, Antonio Margarito, Sergio Martinez, Paul Williams, Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo and fought for several world titles in both the welterweight and light middle weight weight classes. He was a regular featured boxer on HBO, ESPN and Showtime and fought several times on Pay Per View. He finished his boxing career with an impressive 39 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws. Kermit is married to his wife, Maria and they have 3 amazing children. Kermit resides in the Reading, PA area and helps his wife run their Yoga business. 

29 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 48: Speaker, Anti-Bullying Expert and Family Trauma Resiliency Coach, Charlie Mickschl

After the tragic suicide of my son Kristopher, I found out that he was being bullied at school. I have invested $1000’s in self-improvement and development. To honor Kristopher, I has spent countless hours to figure out how I can make an immediate impact in the lives of children to get out of the negative states they are in and release the negative trauma from their past. I have spent a significant amount of my time to incorporating a parenting program to help parents release the traumas in their lives while improving communications with their children at the same time giving them the skills, they need to help their children deal with the issues in their lives. My one-on-one coaching sessions have impacted 1000’s of lives. I have dedicated his life to the betterment of healing of families and children. I have leveraged myself to becoming one of the best neuro-associative conditioning coaches for children and families. I am a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, I specialize in Erickson Hypnotherapy, I have obtained the knowledge to work in Gestalt Therapy, and Mental Emotional Release. I work with families that are experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, anger issues, fears and phobia’s, children experiencing emotional traumas. 

22 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 47: Attorney, High School Teacher and Divorce Transition Expert, Regina De Angelis

I am an attorney and mediator with 18 years of family law experience. My personal life transitions as well as my own divorce inspired me to offer guidance and support as a divorce coach to those in the midst of, or contemplating that difficult decision. My combined experiences reinforced my beliefs that divorce, while closing one chapter, is the start of an exciting new story. 
Divorce, approached from the perspective of a "family transition," can enable you, your ex-spouse, and most importantly, your children, to emerge healthy and optimistic about your future.

17 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 46: Philly Sports Radio Host and renowned Philly Sports Expert, Joe Decamara

Joe DeCamara is a sports talk show host with 16 years of on-air experience in the Philadelphia market. He began in the radio industry in 2001 at 1490-AM WBCB and most recently hosted an evening show on 97.5-FM The Fanatic. DeCamara has also hosted nationally syndicated shows for ESPN Radio and appeared on various TV stations both locally and nationally. Joe is also very active with the Maxwell Football Club and serves as the emcee for their annual awards gala. He’s a 1996 graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and a 2000 graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut.

15 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 45: West Point grad, US Army Captain (ret.), author, speaker and podcast host, Dave Swanson

Dave Swanson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point), served honorably in the United States Army and retired as a Captain, is a sought after motivational speaker, the host of the "Goat Wrestling Perseverance Podcast", and the author of best selling book entitled "The Dot on the Left". For more information on Dave and all that he is up to, please visit

09 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 44: West Point Grad, Former Special Forces Leader and Entrepreneur, Captain (ret.) Garth Estadt

Garth is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he also played football. After graduating, Garth was quickly identified as a candidate for the US Army's Special Forces. After completing the required training, Garth was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group stationed in Fort Bragg, NC. Garth commanded a Helo company within 3rd Group and was deployed numerous times in support of operations in Haiti and around the globe. Garth is married with two children and currently owns a State Farm Insurance Agency in Northeast PA.


01 Jul

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 43: Speaker, Thought Leader and Co-Creator of the Next Impactor Competition, Loren Harris

Loren Michaels-Harris is a motivator. A former foster child, Michaels-Harris strives to inspire and uplift every person who crosses his path. His message shows those who want to know, that while life is full of challenges, “it is our challenges that provide us our greatest opportunities for growth and learning,” he says. As a mentor, “Break Through Coach,” author and friend, Michaels-Harris believes that we are all a part of “The Ripple Effect,” and that it is his duty to use his story to create a ripple that will reach around the globe. To achieve this, Michaels-Harris is embarking on a tour in 2019, speaking from the heart to give hope to those who are desperate to break through the various “glass ceilings” of their lives. “My goal in life is to expose as many people as possible to this systematic approach that has worked 100 percent in providing a template for me to follow, a template that has provided me with a life that before I only dreamed about.” Michaels-Harris loves his Creator, loves being creative, and he loves books, music and all things of beauty. His favorite saying is: “I love me.” In addition to his newly released album, “Turn It Around” Loren has been featured on Larry King Live; NPR; PEOPLE Magazine; ABC; NBC; CBS; CNN; and FOX.


26 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 42: Mental Health Expert and Author, Shannon Jaccard

Shannon Jaccard is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Ballast Health, an organization dedicated to creating stability in turbulence. She the recent past CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego. Shannon serves on several boards including RI International and the Meeting Place Clubhouse in San Diego County.
Shannon has received numerous awards and was named one of San Diego's "50 People to Watch" by San Diego Magazine. She is a published author and has started several innovative programs. In 2002, Shannon founded Compeer San Diego, a nonprofit organization to provide friendship and support to individuals with a mental illness. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego and her Masters of Business Administration from California State University, San Marcos. Shannon is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. 

24 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 41: Opioid Crisis Crusader, Dawn Pursell Sweder

Dawn is a former employee of the US Bureau of Prisons and is the wife of a retired Federal Agent. By all accounts, they had the best life with the best opportunities that any family could ask for in this life. The ugly truth about the Opioid Epidemic is that it doesn't care if you are rich or poor or if you have loving parents or not. Sadly, Dawn and her husband, Jim, lost their oldest daughter, Gabrielle to an opioid overdose. Today, Dawn and Jim are advocates for ending the opioid crisis so that no other family has to endure the heartache and sadness that they went through with their beautiful daughter. 

19 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 40: Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcast Host and Mentor, Tony Grebmier

Tony is a husband, father, friend, and serial entrepreneur. His current ventures include ShipOffers, a five year Inc 5000 fastest growing company. His mission to bring fulfillment to the world extends from traditional fulfillment services to personal fulfillment. He formed BEFULFILLED, where entrepreneurs know they can achieve their dreams despite their hardships. BEFULFILLED is home to a podcast that reaches over 5,000 listeners in North America and features other entrepreneurs coming together to redefine success. The BEFULFILLED Facebook community formed online. Now, thousands of business owners share their weekly goals with accountability checks and access to live Q&As with experts. As well as having first access to international networking events. The newest addition to BEFULFILLED is the journal. The journal is a proven model to help people achieve more without their personal lives suffering. Tony also travels the world as a speaker. He teaches founders both the pitfalls to avoid and the keys to attaining their own journey to fulfillment. 

17 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 39: Author, Speaker, Veteran and Entrepreneur, Sonny Tannan

Sonny Tannan is the Founder and Co-Host of the Unlearn Show, Co-Founder of Real Life Brand, a LinkedIn video creator, an in demand public speaker, a Veteran, and according to his 3 year old son, an awesome dad. With over a decade of experience in Business Development, leading U.S. Marines & traveling the world, Sonny believes that we can all maximize our potential by humanizing our brand messaging. You can reach Sonny at and

12 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 37: "The World's Mayor" - speaker, podcast host and thought leader, Joshua T Berglan

Joshua Berglan, aka The World’s Mayor, is driven to be a voice for the voiceless and empower others to live their truth. Whether it is on stage or behind a microphone on his shows, Josh VS Joshua or Gratitude:UnFiltered, Joshua speaks his unapologetic truth. After living in the shadows for most of his life, he now relentlessly shines a light on a darkness that prevented him from living his best life, blessed, forgiven and free. Joshua is proof that regardless of how nasty ones past may be, God has a purpose for all of it…..and that purpose is good! Joshua is also an expert in brand strategy and a strategic partnership specialist where he believes “everyone gets to win”. This is what led people to start calling him The World’s Mayor. has helped brands get on QVC, HSN, setup global distribution and assisted in taking a startup skincare line public. has worked with A list celebrities, high profile influencers and world renowned physicians to create (develop) their own product lines. has produced major award shows, podcast, fundraisers, after parties and film. has consulted for global brands, entrepreneurs, celebrities and influencers. will be appearing in 3 soon to be released films, appeared on Fox Business News and been seen in Vanity Fair Mexico. has spoken on stages all over the country and has emceed award shows, fundraisers and inspirational seminars. He is the creator of the shows Josh VS Joshua, Gratitude:UnFiltered and Morning Gratitude, which can be found on Amazon Fire, ROKU, Apple TV, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, iTunes, Facebook Live, YouTube and over 100 more platforms worldwide.

10 Jun

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 37: An Inspirational, Division 1 Strength Coach with Cerebral Palsy, Nick Maruca

Nick Maruca is an inspirational man who has overcome the stigma and physical limitations that come with Cerebral Palsy to become one of the best Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the Country.  He was recently named the 2019 New Jersey National High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.  

27 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 36: MLB Legend, 3 Time World Champion and staunch ALS Advocate, Curt Schilling.

Curt Schilling is a three time world series champion - once with the Arizona Diamondbacks and twice with the Boston Red Sox. Curt is also a member of the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame for his career accomplishments with the Phillies - which includes leading them to the 1993 World Series. Curt holds an 11-2 post-season record which is an MLB record. Curt is a vocal advocate for ALS research in addition to several other charities surrounding cancer and other diseases. Curt is married to his wife, Shonda and they have 4 children - Gehrig, Grant, Gabriella and Garrison and they reside in Massachusetts. 

22 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 35: Entrepreneur, Community Activist and Co-Founder of the STRIVE Initiative, David Charles

David Charles is a graduate of Pottstown Senior High School located in Southeastern, PA. Growing up as the middle child in a subsidized housing development, David has first-hand experience with the obstacles that many youth face on a daily bases in many situations. He grew up knowing what it was like for the adults in his life to work to make ends meet and not have enough time in the day for family engagement. David has also traveled to areas such as California, Florida, New York, Atlanta, and Germany and met many lost children in his travels. While he pursued his music career, he worked to help many youth musicians who crossed his path in subtle ways. He understands the plight of the young man who has a hard time believing that making better choices equates to a better life. The understanding and dream David had then and stays steadfast to today is the motivation behind the creation of S.T.R.I.V.E. Initiative (STRIVE – Strengthening Tomorrow Requires Initiative & Vision Everyday). Currently, David is the Executive Director for STRIVE Initiative. STRIVE is a 501(c)(3) certified nonprofit organization. The goal of STRIVE is simple – to assist under-served youth in realizing their full potential. STRIVE operates as an organization with a purpose to enlighten, aid and enhance the lives of youth in under-resourced areas through character-building programs including arts, recreation, physical activities, education and civic activities. STRIVE is currently working with local school districts to conduct educational programs for at-risk students undecided about their future that may choose an unhealthy way of progression in their lives David’s personal mission continues to be sparked by his sincere commitment to help area youth develop lifelong changes to improve their life and the lives of others. The long-term commitment of STRIVE, under the direction of David, work to support community revitalization through personal development of our precious youth. The younger generation has the potential to be leaders, so it is crucial that they have proper resources and motivation. David has also assisted the psychiatrist at a private nonprofit for more than eight years; empowering participants to find a pathway back to a lifetime of recovery. David is also featured on media sites; broadcasting to over 50,000 schools nation wide with physical fitness content.

20 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 34: Former Flyer Enforcer and HEMP/CBD Activist, Riley Cote

Riley Cote is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played four National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an enforcer. Upon retiring from the Philadelphia Flyers Riley founded the Hemp Heals Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes cannabis/hemp as a viable renewable resource, that can help increase the quality lives of all people. Cote is a co-founder of Athletes For Care, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity, and purpose in life after a career in sports. Cote is currently launching a product line – BodyChek Wellness, a line of hemp-based personal care products whose mission is to optimize everyday performance and challenge individuals to rethink the healing process. The line reinforces Cote’s passion to help individuals discover safe nontoxic methods for pain management and self-healing.

15 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 33: 4-Time Olympian, Best Selling Author and World Renowned Inspirational Speaker, Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben Gonzalez is a common man who achieved extraordinary things. He wasn’t a gifted athlete. In school he was always the last kid picked to play sports. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Four years and a few broken bones later, Ruben was competing in the Calgary Winter Olympics. When he competed at the Vancouver Olympics at the age of 47, Ruben became the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics each in a different decade. Since 2002 Ruben has spoken for over 100 of the Fortune 500 companies. He’s considered one of the top motivational and inspirational speakers in America. His bestselling books have sold over 100,000 copies and have been translated to over 10 languages. His incredible story takes people’s excuses away and fills them with the belief and inspiration to face their challenges and fight for their goals and dreams. People buy into what Ruben teaches because they can relate to him. Ruben will inspire and equip your people to win.  

13 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 32: Founder of You Evolving Now, Speaker and Entrepreneur, Andre Young

My name is Andre Young, Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC. My mission is to provide men, women, students, and employees a way to EVOLVE and live the life of their dreams; becoming more inspired individuals, partners, parents, and professionals. Guy’s Night Out and Lady’s Night Out may provide relief, but may not inspire evolution and self improvement. EVOLVE and best your life with our personal growth site, employee life-enrichment program, college division, and our main club in Berks County!

I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marital and Family Counseling. I have provided a variety of therapeutic services in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County: Individual, Group, Family, and Crisis Therapy. While we may be physically based in Pennsylvania and have clubs in Kutztown University and Alvernia University, we are a global social movement for personal development. It is important to note that Y.E.N. do not provide therapy, however the environment is therapeutic in nature to promote a positive lifestyle and help you get more out of life, more out of relationships, more out of work, and more out of yourself!

EVOLVE in an atmosphere of positivity and personal development. Grow as a person and enhance the quality of all of your relationships as a friend, son/daughter, co-worker, parent, husband/wife, girlfriend/boyfriend, etc.!

08 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 31: Author, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Operations Strategist, Michael Huggins

He always followed the rules, never rocked the boat, and everyone called him "Saint Michael" growing up. He got his MBA from Wharton, became a successful CEO, and then... he went to prison. 

In a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men’s correctional facility, Going Om is the story of the man least likely to end up behind bars. Follow his journey of learning how to survive away from his family in the dog-eat-dog culture of prison, and the struggles of returning to his community later on. Huggins shares both alarming and surprisingly funny stories, emails that he had sent from prison, and lessons learned during the dimmest days of his life. 

Struggling to cope in a world where he did not belong, Huggins turned to the practice of yoga for strength and direction. Before long, “Yogi Mike” had a following of inmates seeking his help with physical fitness, anger management, and everything in between. Hard personal truths were realized through his challenging experiences on the inside, true clarity came, and ultimately transformation into living an authentic life. 

Michael remains active in teaching yoga in prisons, as seen in the Huffington Post, as well as CBS, FOX and NBC News affiliates. He is a frequent speaker on self-empowerment and the power of yoga for rediscovering your true self. He is a contributor to several books focused on best practices for teaching trauma informed yoga to underserved populations. 

06 May

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 30: Brand Ambassador, Coach and Consultant, Ryon Anderson, Esq.

Imagine waking up in complete darkness. You’re 11 years old. You don’t know where you are. You don’t know why you can’t see. You don’t know what’s wrong?

Strength comes from walking through the flames of setback and failure, and emerging on the other side singed but stronger, wiser, and more complete. After losing his vision and almost dying from an illness at 11 Ryon Anderson went on to obtain a BS in Psychology, MS in Counseling Psychology, and a law degree from Texas Tech School of law. He is a business consultant and professional speaker.

Before losing his vision, Ryon’s dream was to be an NFL quarterback. He dedicated his young life to achieving that dream. That dream was ripped away! His identity as an intellectual stud athlete was gone! Who was he? Ryon spent years reclaiming his confidence and identity. He struggled with why anyone would choose him over a sighted person. So much of his self worth was wrapped up in physical prowess. Eventually he came to realize physical competition has an expiration date while intellectual competition is a lifelong game! Through success in the intellectual arena Ryon regained his former confidence and gained a deeper appreciation of life, self worth, and self identity. He realized that the only limits one truly has are the limits one creates. Ryon’s passion is helping people overcome life’s challenges by helping them strengthen their mindset. 

29 Apr

Podcast cover art 0 Total number of plays Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 29: Podcast Host, Real Estate Broker and Type 1 Diabetes Advocate, Scott Morris

About Scott Morris
Husband and Father
Scott lives with his wife and their two children in Toluca Lake, CA.

Social Entrepreneur
Scott is the founder of SRM Real Estate Group, a full-service, boutique real estate brokerage in Los Angeles, CA. Scott has over 30-years of experience in the real estate and mortgage brokerage industry with transaction volume exceeding one billion dollars. Scott is an entrepreneur passionate about his purpose-driven business model and creating partnerships that promote social good. Scott’s social impact efforts are focused on type one diabetes advocacy, youth enrichment, and community building initiatives.

If you are looking to find, buy, finance or sell a home, contact Scott or visit When you partner with SRM Real Estate Group you will save money, save time, and together we can save lives.

Type 1 Diabetes Advocacy
When Scott’s son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) he made a promise that T1D advocacy and the efforts to find a cure would become a part of his life mission.

Whether it’s a “lunch-&-learn”, keynote, workshop, or executive retreat…Scott is always ready to share his story and the events that transformed his personal and professional life.

Dreaming of Cooperstown Podcast
Scott is the host of the Dreaming of Cooperstown podcast. Dreaming of Cooperstown is a metaphor for achievement and learning to lead a meaningful life. Scott shares the stories of the dreamers, the action takers, the achievers, and the impact makers who are making a positive difference in the lives of others.

24 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 28: US Army Vet, S.W.A.T. Cop, US Federal Air Marshal, Author, Inspirational Speaker and Host of Two Dates and a Dash Podcast, Matt Cubbler

Matt Cubbler has always lived a life of sacrifice and dedication to others. From serving in the U.S. Army, to working as one of Pennsylvania’s most renowned police officers, to donating his time speaking to teens and young adults about the importance of leadership in their lives, he has devoted his life to helping others through both his professional and personal life.

To him these things come naturally. Because after growing up as the son of a single mother and the brother of a mentally disabled teen who was often picked on, Cubbler always knew it was his calling to serve others.

22 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 27: Former Villanova University Basketball Great, Entrepreneur and Community Activist, Howard Brown

Howard Brown played professional basketball for organizations based in 19 different cities in six different countries and on four different continents. Over a career spanning 13 years career, he won two team championships, two scoring titles, and multiple awards and accolades.

Howard's passion for philanthropy and entrepreneurship is evident in his off-the-court endeavors. In 2000, Howard founded Live the Dream Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial resources for student-athletes from Howard's hometown community of Pottstown, PA. In 2012, he founded International Ballplayers United, Inc., a consulting and marketing company that assists basketball players with knowledge and resources to help build and sustain professional basketball careers.

Howard graduated from Villanova in 1999 with a bachelor of science in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Business at the University of London External Programmes.

15 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 26: WTA and Olympic Tennis Champ, Bethanie Mattek Sands

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is a 8 time WTA Doubles/Mixed Doubles Grand Slam Champion, Gold Medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and now the creator of her own fashion line of clothing, partnering with the Lucky in Love Fashion Brand.  Bethanie has achieved amazing success personally and professionally as a result of her ability to be mentally and physically unstoppable.  She has had to overcome two potential career ending knee injuries - coming back stronger and more determined to reach the top once again. She is married to her husband, Justin and they reside in Arizona with their Mastiff, Ruger. 

10 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 25: Best Selling Author, Serial Entrepreneur and Business Consultant, Tony Whatley

Tony Whatley is a best-selling author, business consultant, and serial entrepreneur. He enjoys taking on the challenge of learning new things, and inspiring people to become the best version of themselves. His hobbies include travel, fitness, and high-performance cars. For more information please visit 

03 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 24: From Beauty Queen to Crack Addicted Felon, Author and Speaker Mistie Layne

From beauty pageants to black eyes, Mistie Layne went from becoming a prominent surgeon to facing forty years in prison after her horrific cocaine addiction forced her to rock bottom, when she took the life of another. In prison, she found strength in writing and developed a four step C.O.P.E.= HOPE method which walks you through releasing TOXIC GUILT, SHAME and ANGER. She believes SELF-FORGIVENES and LOVE is the key to true joy and inner peace, NOT depending on others for validation. After her prison release, she HUMBLY rebuilt a career in nuclear medicine and speaks fervently with PASSION to finally SHOUT to the world her “RAW TRUTH” of ugly dark secrets she spent so many years hiding. Her mission statement is simple; “FIND, LOVE and BE yourself. PULL YOURSELF UP!” By sharing her story of redemption, she hopes to educate and inspire a movement to JUDGE less and MENTOR more.

01 Apr

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 23: Former Federal Agent and NY Times Best Selling Author, Gary J. Byrne

Gary J. Byrne served in federal law enforcement for nearly thirty years, in the U.S. Air Force Security Police, the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, and most recently as a Federal Air Marshal. While serving as a Secret Service Officer, Gary protected President Bill Clinton and the First Family in the White House. His first book, CRISIS OF CHARACTER, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

29 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 22: Founder of Thriving Athletes and Empowering Athletes For Life, Mary Ziola-Vega

Mary is motivated to reduce student college debt through her organization Thriving Athletes ( and her upcoming athlete combine in Rockford, IL on April 12-13th.   The combine will be an intensive athletic combine mixed with inspirational speakers and people in the college education industry.  Mary is relentless in finding creative ways to help kids across the country attend college and play collegiate sports with minimal accruing debt!   

27 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 21: Penn State and NFL Great, Brandon Noble

As a player Brandon was a three year starter at defensive tackle for Joe Paterno at Penn State, playing in the 1995 Rose Bowl, 1996 Outback Bowl, and capping his career as the Defensive MVP of the 1997 Fiesta Bowl. He spent the next nine years in the NFL, playing for the 49ers, the Barcelona Dragons (NFL Europe), Dallas Cowboys, and the Washington Redskins. After retiring in 2005, Brandon went into college coaching, starting at West Chester University (DII) coaching outside linebackers and defensive lines for the Golden Rams over five seasons. He spent the next three seasons coaching defensive lines in the UFL with the Omaha Nighthawks, Coastal Carolina University, and Temple before leaving coaching to spend more time with his wife and three kids. Since leaving coaching Brandon has been busy as a broadcaster, hosting the DII Sports Podcast, The Obligatory PSU Pre Game Show, and as the game analyst for the Colonial Athletic Association game of the week on CBSdigital/College Sports Live.  

23 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 20: Fox News Channel and Fox and Friends News Anchor, Jillian Mele

Fox News Channel Anchor, Jillian Mele Jillian Mele is co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends First (weekdays 5-6 AM/ET) alongside Rob Schmitt. In addition, Mele serves as a member of FNC’s morning show franchise, FOX & Friends (weekdays 6-9 AM/ET) where she reports on the latest news headlines and contributes to daily segments. She joined the network in March 2017.

Prior to joining FNC, Mele served as a co-host on Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia’s (CSN Philly) local morning news program, Breakfast on Broad where she earned an Emmy Award for her work. Earlier in her career, Mele spent seven years with WCAU-TV (NBC 10) in Philadelphia, PA and reported in various capacities, including as a news, sports and traffic reporter. She got her on-air start as a local news anchor for stations in Presque Isle, Maine, and Binghamton, New York. Additionally, while enrolled in college, Mele held an internship with CSN Philly. Mele received a B.A. in arts and communication from La Salle University.

18 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 19: Delta Force Operator, Green Beret and author of American Badass, Dr. Dale Comstock

Dr. Dale Comstock is the Vice President for Intrepid Global Security Solution's, Inc. Critical Infrastructure Protection Division. Dale regularly works as a contract security specialist applying his skills and knowledge on myriad of security challenges around the world for various clients.

Dale retired from the U.S. Army in August of 2001, after serving 5 years in the 3rd Special Forces Group (Green Beret) as the Senior NCO on an A-Team; 10 years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta (The Delta Force) as an assault Team Leader and Explosives Expert; he served 4 years with the 82nd Airborne Division as an Airborne Infantryman in a Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon; and he served 9 years as a Security Advisor in Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT).

He has a Master of Arts Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management and a Post Graduate Degree in Alternative Medicines and Therapies. Since his retirement he has started several security companies specializing in nuclear, petrochemical, personal, and K-9 security.

Additionally he is a teacher for Henley-Putnam University in San Jose, California where he teaches Psychology of Violence, Technical Surveillance, Area Study Analysis, and Special Weapons; he is the Military Tactical Advisor for Falchion Enterprises, Inc.

Dale Comstock has studied the Martial Arts for 36 years. He has Black Belts in American Karate and Ju-Jitsu. Some of his achievements include: Professional Boxer; Tough Man Championships; Vale Tudo Championships; PKC Kick-boxing Championships. 

10 Mar

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 18: Motivational Speaker. Ex-Con and Man of Faith, Duche (Dutch) Bradley

Duche (Dutch) Bradley grew up without his biological father. Anger and loneliness filled the void. As he grew older, these emotions carried him from despondent child to street thug. Machine guns and shotguns, Saran wrapped crack cocaine, and bruised knuckles set the background for his life.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 17: Hockey Pioneer, Speaker and Author Joe Battista

Joe Battista is a former American ice hockey coach and sports executive. He is the author of “The Power of Pragmatic Passion - 7 Common Sense Principles for Achieving Personal and Professional Success.” From 2013 to 2015 he served as the Vice President of Hockey and Business Administration for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL) after 26 years at Penn State University.  Since 2016 he has been the owner of Pragmatic Passion LLC consulting focusing on Keynote and Motivational Speaking, Success Coaching, and Business Development.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 16: Speaker, Author and Leadership Expert Daniel Gomez

Daniel is a Dynamic Motivational Keynote Speaker with 14 years experience in the arena of Leadership Development, Team Building, Sales Mastery, and Confidence Coaching. He is the International Best Selling Author of "You Were Born to Fly", a book written to inspire and give people the high-performance habits and confidence needed to be the leaders of their own destiny. Daniel is not just a motivational keynote speaker, he gives your organization the success principles, leadership skills, and champion's mindset to develop and build a winning team. He encourages them to "Be Original", to love and believe in themselves at all times, to value their own opinion, and to step out of their comfort zones.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 15: Legendary Boxing Cutman and Author - Sid Brumbach

Sid Brumbach's life has been as unusual as his novel - Unintended Consequences. He grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country where he trained for powerlifting ultimately setting Teenage American and World Records. Launching from that success he became a Registered Nurse; worked as a cut man for professional boxers logging 907 fights including 55 title fights; returned to college obtaining a biology education degree, and worked in pharmaceutical sales. He lives and writes in northern Idaho.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 14: Strength and Conditioning Legend and Youth Leadership Advocate John McKenna

John McKenna is in his 18th season as Athletic Performance Director at Notre Dame High School, and has been a strength coach and football coach for over 32 years. At Notre Dame High School in his full time role he trains all physical education classes and teams in season and out of season. Coach McKenna was the first strength coach inducted into the New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame and just recently was honored by the National Football Foundation for his Contribution to Amateur Athletics, and was just inducted to The Sports Faith Hall of Fame in Chicago. Coach has received honors from the New Jersey National Guard and Trenton Fire Department for his service to these organizations. Coach also is the moderator for Notre Dames Catholic Athletes for Christ(Trenton Diocese). Over the past 32 years Coach McKenna has trained professional, college, and high school athletes. He has also developed the popular (Building Your Foundation Youth Program) for the development of younger athletes. Coach has been a featured speaker throughout the country as a Strength Coach and a Faith Coach. Coach McKenna was just recently named to The Board Of Directors, Region 8 Northeast(ME, VT, NH, RI, CT, NY, PA, VA, WV, MD, DE. And NJ of the National High School Strength Coaches Assoc.
Coach resides in New Jersey with his wife of 42 years Charyl , has three daughters, a son, and 9 grandchildren.
Coach bases everything off this saying: Strong Mind-Strong Body-Strong Faith=Strong Life.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast Episode 13: The Fighter - Irish Mickey Ward

“Irish” Micky Ward (born October 4, 1965) is a retired junior welterweight professional boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Micky is regarded as a working class hero, a blue-collar athlete who has overcome many difficulties in life and prevailed through determination and hard work. Ward won three New England Golden Gloves titles as an amateur before turning pro in 1985. He started off 14-0 in his professional career. Ward was known for his devastating left hook to the body and his ability to withstand punishment while waiting to land his trademark shot. A perennial underdog, he has been known to suddenly drop his opponent in the late rounds with a single shot to the body as he did against Emanuel Burton.

31 Dec

Episode 12: Veteran, Entrepreneur and Author Jay Niblick

Jay Niblick is the Founder and CEO of Innermetrix Incorporated, a professional consulting and technology firm with offices on five continents specializing in helping professional business consultants and coaches build and grow a profitable consulting practice.

He is the Bestselling author of the Attribute Index diagnostic profile (over 600,000 copies sold worldwide), and What’s Your Genius – How the Best Think for Success (Foreword by Anthony Robbins). His latest bestselling book is titled, The Profitable Consultant – How to Start, Market and Sell your Expertise (Foreword by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith).

04 Feb

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 11: Isagenix Leader and Foster Parenting Advocate - Jessica Reigner

About Jessica:  I am passionate about helping people take their lives to new levels and push the boundaries of what is possible.  We are on a mission to set people free - physically and financially.  For 13 years, I enjoyed a successful sales career in corporate America.  Two years ago - almost by accident - I started my own business in my spare time.  I partnered with a 13 year old company that provides nutritional products based on cutting edge science that address energy and performance, weight loss and healthy aging.   In just 27 months, we developed a global distribution marketplace across 6 countries, a team exceeding 11,000 people and created a 7-figure income.  We are helping others on our team create 6- and 7-figure incomes and redesign their lives with physical and financial transformations.  

Bottom line - everyone deserves to live life with a healthy body that they love, as well as experience financial freedom to do what they want, when they want, as much as they want.  I believe - WITHOUT A DOUBT - that I have discovered the secret to achieve all of that and more.  If you are serious about creating more freedom in your life, we deserve to connect.  You deserve to have freedom, great health and unlimited wealth. 

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 10: Podcast Expert and Brand Influencer Justin Schenck

Justin Schenck is on a mission to teach the world that it isn’t about where you come from, it’s about the decisions you make today to catapult yourself to who you want to become. Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. What started out as a way to connect with top people and inspire others has become a way of life. Now getting played in over 100 countries every single week he is able to make a greater impact than he could ever imagine. He not only speaks to organizations on how to overcome adversity and utilize podcasting to grow your business but he helps others launch and grow their own podcasts with His vision? To teach the world how to live happy no matter where they are today. “It’s about the journey not the destination.” 

21 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 9: Legendary Boxing Promoter J Russell Peltz

Dubbed “The Boy Wonder,” the 22-year old promoted his first bout on Sept. 30, 1969, featuring Bennie Briscoe in the main event at the Blue Horizon. Since then, Peltz has become one of boxing’s most consistent promoters and is synonymous with Philadelphia boxing and, in particular, the Blue Horizon, where he promoted bouts for 32 years. Peltz also served as Director of Boxing at the Philadelphia Spectrum from 1973 to 1980.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 8: Back from Heaven's Front Porch - Author and Business Expert Danny Bader

Danny Bader is a best-selling author and inspirational speaker whose life was transformed by a near death experience more than 20 years ago. He started his own company in 2007 that focuses on helping others truly understand themselves by creating a powerful vision for their futures. He wrote Back From Heaven’s Front Porch, Five Principles To Creating a Happy and Fulfilling Life, which would become a best-selling book and receive rave reviews from Success magazine and rank #1 on Amazon.


07 Jan

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast 7: Motivational Speaker David J. Flood

David’s narrative as a youth speaker comes first hand; he grew up impacted by addiction in his family; he married and became a father of two children, his oldest is a special needs son; he is active in his church; he is a hospice volunteer who visits with terminally ill patients; and is on the board of K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. a non-profit organization which helps special needs children through sports and other activities. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force. David’s life teaches him every day about dignity, understanding, patience, forgiveness, and most of all unconditional love. As a youth motivational speaker David has spoken in 31 states and Canada to over 350,000 students, inspiring them to look at people and things in a different way. His Facebook videos have received over 70 million views. He speaks with passion and conviction and through his humility, leaves his audience with so much to think about in their formative years as they move into their future.

18 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast 6: From Paralysis to Walking with Brock Mealer

Brock Mealer grew up in Wauseon, Ohio, and graduated high school in 2003. He went on to receive his undergraduate at Ohio State University. Brock spent much of his time working at a family construction company, but also enjoyed playing basketball, flying airplanes, and being with family. A tragic car accident on Christmas Eve 2007, in which a 90 year old man ran a stop sign, left Brock paralyzed from the waist down and took the lives of his father and brother's girlfriend, Hollis. He was told by the doctors that he only had a 1% chance of ever walking again. He has persevered through this situation by clinging to faith, and relying on God.


10 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 5: Philadelphia Flyers Legend Brian Propp

Brian is a former National Hockey League All-Star, legendary Philadelphia Flyer, former sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, business relationship and development guru and a philanthropist in his community. Brian is a loving husband and father of two and presently on the senior leadership team at Wolf Commercial Real Estate. Brian has leveraged his 15 year professional sports experiences and his 30 years in the business world. From the dressing room to the corporate boardroom, Brian continues to optimize opportunities and drives peak performance and results by leading by example and inspiring teams to be their best. Today Brian is the Director, Strategic Relationships at Wolf Commercial real Estate (WCRE).

03 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 4: Philadelphia Sportscasting Icon - Lou Tilley

After a long career as a sports and news anchor in major east coast media markets, Broadcast Pioneers member Lou Tilley partnered with international businessman Martin E. Judge, Jr., founder and President of The Judge Group and The CAFL, to form Lou Tilley Media. LTM is an international creative branding, marketing, public relations and production agency. From concept to delivery, Lou and his team craft engaging cross-platform content created to serve each client’s vision and goals.

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 3: US Army SGM (ret.) and Delta Force Operator Kelly D. Venden

Mr. Kelly D. Venden is a decorated combat veteran with over 22 years of service in the special operations community. Now retired and a resident of San Antonio, Texas, he continues to provide contractor support to the United States Department of Defense as a Counter Improvised Explosives Devices (C-IED) operational specialist or JET (Joint Expeditionary Team) providing training, and facilitating detection and deterrence techniques and equipment. In addition, he operates two Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (DVOSB) with one being Criterion Tactical, llc., a small company specializing in advanced marksmanship instruction and operational tactics for law enforcement agencies and military. And most recently Citadel Safeguard Solutions, llc which provide Armed Security services to schools.
Mr. Venden gained his exceptional weapons and tactical experience while operationally assigned to the 1/75th Ranger Battalion and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta specializing in a wide variety of advanced counter terrorist operations, classified projects and other high risk special operations activities.

12 Nov

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 2: Mr. Invincible Vince Papale

Some of Hollywood’s most inspirational movies were born from the world of sports. One in particular inspired not only sports fans but anyone with a pulse. In 2006 Walt Disney Pictures continued their triumphant tradition of motivating sports stories with the release of INVINCIBLE. It’s a stirring football drama starring Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against all odds, takes his shot at every fan’s fantasy of going from the grandstands to the gridiron. It has been described that Papale’s odds of achieving his wildest lifelong dream of playing for the Eagles as “one in a gazillion!”

31 Dec

Two Dates and a Dash Episode 1: "Long Road Home" star - US Army SGM (ret.) Reginald Butler

Sergeant Major Reginald Wayne Butler, U.S. Army, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from McAlester High School in 1992. He received a B.S. in business from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburg, New York in 2007; an M.B.A. in information technology management from Trident University International in Cypress, California, in 2010; and is currently pursuing a D.B.A. in leadership from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
He was raised in poverty by a single mother of five children, who had a loving heart and faced many obstacles but never complained. She blessed Butler with a warm heart, good manners, and inspired him to follow his passion and intuition. As a child, Butler had behavioral problems, a speech impediment and was fitted with leg braces. Numerous Pediatric Doctors informed his mother that he would never be able to run or overcome the fear and tension in stuttering. Kids called him names such as Frankenstein and Stutterbox until the age of 9 when he decided to overcome his challenges. Butler removed the leg braces, tossed them in a dumpster, and took off running, very much similar to Forrest Gump. By the 4th grade, Butler was the fastest kid in elementary school and later went on to win Regionals in track and field. Butler attended speech therapy throughout middle school, and he now enjoys inspiring people to overcome their obstacles and fears. 

In 1991, toward the end of his junior year of high school, Butler joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard as an Infantrymen. He was the only African American in a 240-man company and had to overcome adversities related to racial discrimination but maintained a positive state of mind. Butler continued to break down obstacles within the organization and sought out the presence of younger soldiers who trusted him, believed in equal opportunity, and practiced dignity and respect. Butler found the resiliency to overcome the boundaries set before him and knew after graduating from High School the military life was going to be his destiny. 
During his 25-year military career, Butler achieved the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major. He completed the rigorous U.S. Army Ranger School in 1998, which is the Army’s most rigorous course related to premier small unit tactics and leadership. In 2001, Butler accomplished the Bradley Master Gunner course, to become a trained expert on the weapon systems housed within military fighting vehicles. He values the attribute of leading from the front and ultimately gained the respect of his subordinates. Butler deployed to the Middle East, the Pacific, Europe and Continental U.S. stations. 
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Butler was a platoon sergeant of the Army’s First Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, when a platoon-size element was ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, on April 4, 2004, also known as “Black Sunday.” Eight soldiers were killed and more than 70 injured during the attack. Butler’s Humvee gunner paid the ultimate sacrifice, and 17 out of 37 soldiers in his platoon were severely wounded. Butler had the hardest hit platoon with 20 soldiers remaining in the fight. His unit remained in sustained combat for 80 consecutive days. 
Butler is portrayed in the National Geographic Channel’s “The Long Road Home,” an eight-part miniseries based on journalist Martha Raddatz’s 2007 book of the same title. He was mentioned on several occasions including one during which the Secretary of Defense recognized Butler in a lecture to more than 5,000 cadets and faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy in 2008 as a hero with real-world experience and wisdom in and out of the classroom. He has a passion for helping military members and people around the world to find their inner abilities to overcome daily challenges and to live a healthy, memorable and appealing lifestyle. 
Butler seeks to inspire, motivate and challenge audiences to lead an authentic and inspired life.