Paul Berezetsky

Episode 1 | The Impact of a Thumbprint

Guests: Kristie Bruce-Lane, President and Founder of The Thumbprint Project Foundation; Christine Stacey, Board Member and single mom

Kristie Bruce-Lane shares with you her insight and drive behind creating The Thumbprint Project Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on Childhood Domestic Violence. Reflecting on her life experiences as a mother, utilizing her background in science, and coupling that with statistics she is able to connect the dots with our societal issues that can be proactively addressed and resolved. Kristie has spent over 20 years in the corporate healthcare and agricultural industries and is a leader in her community. She serves on many community boards, is focused on the issues of San Diego and our future generation who sit silently suffering with no voice.

Christine Stacey is a young, single mom of a six year old boy. Being a single mom is challenging. The thoughts and considerations regarding leaving a damaging situation can be overwhelming. Christine is an example that you can and will find peace, safety, and raise successful children as a single mother. Step forward and ask for help – there are resources waiting for you.

Episode 13 | National University Shines as Military Friendly College

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Dr. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Senior Vice President, External Relations at National University, to discuss the university’s mission of providing a flexible, quality education for the military community. Rohland-Heinrich talks about National University’s military roots as it was founded nearly 50 years ago by U.S. Navy Captain David Chigos. Balmert chats about the upcoming release of the San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and its live stream event on Tuesday, October 13.

Local Nonprofit Celebrates 100 Years of Community Outreach in San Diego

Nancy Sasaki, President and CEO of the United Way of San Diego County, is joined by Tony Russell, United Way Board Chair, to discuss the venerable organization’s impact in the county over the past 100 years and the October 8 “Virtual Centennial Celebration.” Russell, a San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Director, talks about his involvement with United Way, as well as the Airport Authority’s longtime support of the organization.

Book Tackles Challenges Men Have Acknowledging Importance of Mental Health

Gabe Howard, podcast host and contributing writer of Guts, Grit & the Grind, chats about the self-help book which addresses the importance of men’s mental health. Howard discusses society’s stigmatization of mental health, and what men can do to better manage their mental health.

Those With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Thrive at Award-winning Organization

Ken Barnes, CEO of Options For All, details the organization’s past, present, and future services provided to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Gabby, an Options For All participant since 2016, talks about her favorite aspects of the services offered by the organization.

Iconic San Diego Film Festival Showcases Social Impact Movies

Tonya Mantooth, CEO and Artistic Director of the San Diego International Film Festival, discusses the October 15-18 Festival schedule. This year’s festival features four drive-in movies, along with 114 films that address topics such as homelessness, prejudice, pollution, and animal and environmental extension.

Episode 12 | Zero8Hundred Helps Ease Service Members’ Transition into Civilian Life

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Stephanie Kiesel, CEO of zero8hundred, to chat about the organization’s mission to connect service members to programs that suit their specific needs as they transition into civilian life. Balmert discusses the October 13 roll-out of the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study, as well as SDMAC’s involvement with zero8hundred. zero8hundred website:

New San Diego Professional Basketball Team to Launch Season in March 2021

Ken Bishop, Founder and Team Market Owner of The San Diego Guardians — a new San Diego professional basketball team whose season will launch in March 2021– is joined by Chaunteal Webb-Candler, Co-Team Market Owner and Director of Community Engagement, to chat about the team’s tryouts, marketing plans and focus on community engagement.

Cannabis Company is All About “Cultural Cannabis”

James Shih, Co-Founder and CEO of MyGreenNetwork, discusses his company’s focus on creating a global network of thriving businesses empowered and driven by green initiatives. Shih talks about MyGreenNetwork’s “Green Quest 2020” initiative that will fund a minority-controlled business looking to become a cannabis entrepreneur.

Automotive Museum Shifts Gears to Produce Car Rally on October 10

Lenny Leszczynski, Executive Director of the San Diego Automotive Museum, is joined by David Young, General Manager of Precious Metals: Fine Motorcars of San Diego, to discuss the Museum’s “Shifting Gears” car rally on October 10 that begins at the Museum and ends at Sycuan Casino Resort. Leszczynski and Young talk about the mission of their respective businesses and how their organizations have pivoted during the pandemic.