THE SPAA THEATRE BOOT-CAMP
This is an intensive, hands-on Theatre Boot-Camp, for 4 weeks (one day a week), and covers every aspect of the theatre & Performing Arts from Acting, to Vocal, Lights, Video, Writing Stage Plays, Producing & Directing and more! The cost is only $99 and seating is limited, classes are starting soon. Call 708-748-9470, or visit www.spaatheater.org
Ronald Essex currently serves as the SPAA Combined Chicago Chapter President:
He is a proud graduate of DuSable High School in Chicago with a little more than two
and one half years of college. He dedicated more than 15 years as an Assistant Head Deacon for his local church it is there where he learned the importance of effectively serving those less fortunate.
This passion would ultimately lead him to becoming head of the Benevolence Committee
at his church. It was there that he spent more than 3 years working first hand with those who were met with life’s unfortunate special challenges such as loss of employment, severe poor health and often times displaced from their place of residence and in desperate need of emergency housing. It was there that through the help of God he was able to deeply connect with the trust of people that he would do all possible to help them. He mastered fund raising efforts enough to keep the committee in a strong financial position to be able to serve and assist them.
Currently Ronald Essex is a retired veteran fire fighter after serving the City of Chicago for more than 28 years. His amazing career started back in the year of 1988. He often said; This calling never felt like a job but truly a service to the people of Chicago. But looking back over the years during his tour of service and witnessing the devastation and destruction that fire leaves in the lives of people Ronald decided to fight fire in a more pro-active way. That direction was by
means of Public Educating in regards Fire Safety. Through application and interviewing he was accepted into The Public Education Division of the Chicago Fire Dept. With extensive fire/data training along with his prominent speaker ability for more than 7 years he provided numerous safety workshops, seminars and lectures regarding Fire and Public safety. With this pro-active
concept hopefully many may never have to feel the devastating wrath of fire.
While in the Public Education department he volunteer and become a member of the ChicagoPublic School “We Care Role Model Program” He quickly became a prominent speaker with the Board of Education and for more than 11 years mentoring and motivating hundreds of inner-city youth through the public school system and encouraged them to be the best that they were born to be. Being not limited just to children he was also requested to many public and private organizations, college students and specialized in High Rise Evacuations. He has been recognized for his service by the Mayor of the city Chicago, the Superintendent of Police along with the Governor of the State of Illinois.
Brenda Tucker-Jeffries is the author of Mother of the Bride Stuff Happens, collaborating author of The Power Within, a Wedding Strategist, Coach, Public Speaker, over 50’s model with the Polk Entertainment Enterprise Inc. models and entrepreneur. She has a Master of Organizational Leadership degree. In 2010, after 38 years of public service in the U. S. Federal Government she took an early retirement from her last position of record as a Public Health Analyst. She is Vice President of the South Suburban Chapter of the Speakers Publishers and Authors Association (SPAA) and Vice President of the Chicago Midwest Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG). Brenda became a real estate investor in 1986.
She received the Author of the Year Award and Speaker of the Year Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively from SPAA, the VIP Award from the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) in 2017 and the 2nd Place Nonfiction Book Award in 2018 from Authors Promoting Success (APS) International.
Contact Brenda at [email protected] and on Facebook and Linkedin.
TAMMY MONTGOMERY-DOZIER - (Chairperson of National Chapter Development & Training)
CP (Certified Professional)
Tammy Dozi’er is a Certified Professional member of SPAA (Speakers Publishers & Authors Association) and she holds a Competent Communicator designation with Toastmasters International. She holds certification in Master Writing and Master Speaker.
Tammy Dozi’er is a Professional Speaker, Director, Singer, Actress, and Author. Her accomplishments include being a Keynote Speaker and an award winning speaker receiving the SPAA USA 2014 Speaker of the year. Her achievements include: The SPAA Theater’s 2016 Actress of the Year, 2017 Director of the year and the highest honor at SPAA USA 2017. In 2017, she directed her own stage play “If It Don’t Fit”. She has an upcoming production called “Girlfriends”. Tammy been in numerous SPAA Theater productions: “Tammi Terrell” in “The Marvin Gaye Story”, “The Grinch “& “What Goes Around Comes Around”. She’s paid tribute to artists Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, The Emotions & Prince. She is a two time author “From F.A.D.S. To Freedom” and a collaboration book called “The Power Within”. Currently, she is working on two projects call “Just A: Background Singer” and “Addicted to Pain”.
Tammy is a Certified Life Coach and a Rape Crisis Advocate for the YWCA. She is currently the business owner of “Connected by Love Consulting” where she consults others in marketing their products through social media and other avenues. Tammy loves to motivate others and provide informational trainings on helping others thrive in their businesses and personal lives.
Aubrey "Coach V" Volious, CP
As a head coach, Volious directed the Malcolm X College program for four seasons (1993-97), where he produced a 67-46 record and graduated 92 percent of his players. He was named Region IV Coach of the Year in 1995-96 and led the Hawks to a regional championship. While at MXC, Volious produced four All-Americans along with the NJCAA’s leading scorer (Johnnie Blake) and rebounder (Eddie Washington) during the 1995-96 campaign.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Coach V has been inducted into the Chicago Public League Basketball Hall of Fame and the Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame (with two teams of distinction). He is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Volious graduated from Iowa State University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in science and physical education and received a master’s of science degree in physical education from Chicago State University in 1990.
Aubrey and his wife Sherri have two sons, Koby and Jerod, and two daughters, Tené and Ashley, along with four grandchildren. The Volious family resides in South Holland, Illinois.
Jacqueline Grover is a dedicated member of SPAA USA (Speakers Publishers & Authors Association) and STAT (SPAA Theatre Actors Troupe).
Jacqueline is a Director, Playwright, Author, Actress and Singer. She is very passionate about her craft. Jacqueline is the owner of Your Way Creations by J, which is an event planning and catering company. Her company takes great pride in helping you plan your event from beginning to end.
Jacqueline wrote and produced her first hit stage play “I’m Still Wearing Your Name” in 2017. She has performed in multiple Stage Plays and Musical Productions at the SPAA Theater to include The Gospel According To Mrs.Scrooge and The Queens of Soul where she paid tribute to the Gladys Knight and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. She is an author in the “The Power Within” a motivational collaboration by many SPAA Authors and is currently working on the several new projects.
is a SPAA certified professional and currently the President of the SPAA
Chicago South Chapter. She was recently awarded the 2016 “President of The Year
Award” from SPAA USA. Sabrina is an aspiring author and professional
motivational speaker, a licensed Illinois attorney and an architectural
consultant. Sabrina is also the host of a radio talk show, she created
developed after the name of her forth coming book; “Quick Tips” which will be
heard and seen on SPAA Radio & SPAA TV.
Dr. Regina Allen-Wilson is President/CEO of AW/Associates, LLC providing customized consulting services in the areas of team building, conflict resolution, image/self-esteem, self-motivation, job readiness skills, business/social etiquette training and spirituality. She has over 30+ years of corporate management/executive roles in Marketing and Human Resources with companies such as BP Amoco, TJX Corp., Advance Presort Services and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield which served as a foundation to helped her launch her company - AW/Associates, LLC.
RON GARNER, PP (Preferred Professional)
Jay Collins (Illinois) He is a singer and member of SPAA
Keban Works is a member of the Chicago South SPAA Chapter
KEWO DIGITAL NETWORK INC. Chicago, IL
Script writing, filming, photography, trailer-shorts (PSA’s, interviews), jingles, producing, editing, director, paparazzi, music scores, etc.
CAROL ROGERS, CP (Certified Professional)
National Trainer for SPAA