John Guerra- Chairman of the Board, Legends & Legacy
As the former Managing Director and President for AT&T Latin Americas, Caribbean and Mexico, John Guerra has pursued his legacy in the light of his grandfather, the civil rights legend, Ben Garza. Recognized by Hispanic business magazine as one of the most influential Hispanics in the United States, John has always been active in the community and is currently CEO of Aztec Worldwide Group. LTD. and the Legends & Legacy’s alliance partner United Consumer Coalition (UCC). His vision for America’s communities, both served and underserved, as well as partnerships and alliances he currently maintains makes his contribution to America through Legends & Legacy unparalleled.
“I founded the UCC to provide a marketplace which unites and channels the historically underserved and fragmented strata of society into a significant, powerful and organized economic voice, while addressing barriers which might impede their access to an abundant civil lifestyle. The UCC’s philosophy is built on the belief that a well-educated and involved citizenry participating in the design of business, government, and society is the most critical factor to the future not only of the UCC, but also of our nation. Legends & Legacy is a critical partnership that through affiliation allows vital programs like the UCC to cut through the noise of the marketplace and directly impact those in America who will genuinely need it the most.”
Dr. Jason Brooks- Chief Operating Officer, Legends & Legacy
Dr. Brooks holds the role of Vice President of Human Resources for American Addiction Centers, where he provides senior level oversight to the organizational effectiveness, human resource and leadership development initiatives. Prior to AAC he held senior executive roles for The Britt Hunt Company, Cracker Barrell Old Country Stores, Gap, Inc. Accenture, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Labs, Emerson Electric and Gaylord Entertainment Company. Giving back to the community Dr. Brooks serves on boards for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and LifeWorks Counseling Center. Dr. Brooks holds the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, MBA, MS in Human Resources with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling and a BS in Management. Dr. Brooks lives just north of Nashville, TN with his wife, Darla and three wonderful children; two sons and a daughter. Their daughter was adopted from China and came to her “Forever Family” at 9 months old.
Todd Nordstrom- Wisdom Content and Millennial Strategy Managing Partner
As the Thought Leadership industry’s most accomplished writer and strategist behind dozens of bestsellers on the shelf today, Todd Nordstrom is a progressive sage. Consistently delivering a creative and practical voice to revolutionary ideas for his clients projects, Todd takes his own readers on literary journeys in a style that can only be compared with Dr. Seuss. It is no wonder that he is considered one of our generations most celebrated intellects.
Todd’s extensive thought leadership expertise spans marketing, advertising, ghostwriting, speech writing, speaking, book marketing, publishing, training, and IP/Brand development. His unparalleled talent and experience offers an all-encompassing perspective to communication products, which are vital to the advancement of a thought leaders message.
A former media personality, Nordstrom has engaged audiences of all sizes and can be frequently heard moderating live and web-based business conferences and seminars with many of the world’s most respected business authors like Dr. Stephen Covey, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, Ken Blanchard, Marcus Buckingham, Mark Sanborn, and Stedman Graham.
Passionate about connecting the dots between health, business, and human performance, Todd began intensive physical training more than a decade ago when he realized his own health was suffering from aggressive career travel and unhealthy choices. Upon doing so, he also witnessed a sharp increase in his own work and career performance—setting the stage for an integrated career focus on behavioral change, human development, and helping others achieve success physically, emotionally, culturally, and financially.
Todd is a former Managing Partner of Life 2.0, co-founder of RealWeight.com, co-author of The Cure for Heart Disease, Founder and CEO of Yodel Corp. (an intellectual property consultancy) and the Founder of BizRibbon.com.
Far outweighing his professional success, Todd resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, is married to the love of his life Sarah and together they have 3 beautiful daughters.
Trevor Nisbeth- International Partner
Trevor W. Nisbeth is a respected and iconic public figure throughout the Caribbean, Netherlands, and the northern region of South America. For over 15 years, Trevor has leveraged all sources of mass-market media to advance a powerful social agenda of community engagement.
Trevor is the founder and former managing director of TV.com productions and media organization producing three television shows while personally hosting a weekly entertainment series. In Curacao, Netherland Antilles, he has been awarded Entertainment Program and Reporter of the Year 3 years running by the United Press. His vast success and many accolades within the industry can be contributed to the creative, relevant, and socially responsible content his organizations consistently provided.
Born and raised in Curacao, Netherland Antillies, Trevor holds a Bachelors degree in Human Sciences and devoted his early career on youth and social initiatives. Trevor is fluent in four languages; English, Dutch, Papiamentu, and Spanish.
Kristin Andress- Thought Leadership and Media Partner
Kristin Andress has spent her life studying the legends of thought leadership. In her early years the greats; Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightengale, Dale Carnegie and even Viktor Frankl captivated Kristin. After walking on fire with Tony Robbins, reading thousands of books, and attending a plethora of conferences, she took her career by the reins and began appearing on radio and TV using her amazing talent of communications to advance intentional living in others. In ‘Lisa Ling meets Rachel Ray’ style, Kristin serves the industry as a respected voice in the complex world of thought leadership.
In Kristin’s consulting work, she takes ideas, intentions or issues and explodes them to the possibilities and equips clients to manage life’s pings as they access the life they imagine. This success led to the publishing of her bestselling book Imagine Being in A Life that You Love.
As the CEO of Andress Consulting, Kristin manages strategic planning, marketing and communications solutions for thought leaders and their businesses. A primary client, seven years running, is Stedman Graham, Oprah’s significant other.
Prior to launching her media career and consulting practice, Kristin enjoyed a 10-year career with Arthur Andersen, serving as the Director of Tax and Legal – Performance and Learning. She led global operations in the United States, England and Asia. Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Communication/Human Relations from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Originally from Pittsfield, Illinois, Kristin lives her intentional life in sunny San Diego, California.
Tino Urbina- Global Latin Initiatives Partner
Tino Urbina is a highly sought after leadership and business development industry expert with over 10 years of concentrated experience. Tino has focused his visionary talents as a passionate champion to advance Latin thought leaders, initiatives, and partnerships globally.
As a marketing and business development leader, Tino commanded ISB (International Speakers Bureau) in international initiatives as the Director of Business Development for the Latin American region. His vision and implementation of new processes and engagements led to ISB’s several multimillion dollar projects.
Tino’s early media career was in the launch of Latin American Broadcasting in the United States, LATTV. Previously, as Director of Sales for a corporate travel company, he led his sales team to $15Million in annual revenue in 12 short months by doubling average transaction amounts while increasing efficiency by 70%.
Tino is founder and CEO of Blue Light Enterprises, a sales and marketing consulting firm. Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Tino is an avid scuba diver and instructor, father of three girls, and partner in crime with his beautiful wife Elena for 14 years.
Mark Christensen- Thought Leadership and Human Resources Partner
Mark Christensen is the synonymous ‘go to guy’ for all things Human Resources and Leadership. From associations and corporations to speakers, thought leaders and trainers, Mark is one of the most connected and respected leadership champions in the industry.
Mark entered the human resources field in 1993 after earning his Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management at Ottawa University. Mark served his next 12-years as a Human Resource executive in corporate and civil organizations. During this time Mark broadened his mission by dedicating 12-years as a volunteer turn Leadership Field Manager for the largest HR not-for-profit in the world, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) where he became a vital contributor to the organization’s growth from 40,000 members to 230,000 members.
With 18 years in the industry, Mark is a proven force of combining corporate alliances with key thought leaders in vital partnerships. This force became legendary when he spearheaded the introduction of Marcus Buckingham to the public and human resource marketplace by strategically executing a 22 city public tour that propelled Marcus’ career as the renowned New York Times bestselling author and Oprah Show contributor.
Mark currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he is the proud father of 3 exceptional young men.
Renee Rivera, Product Development and Channel Marketing Partner
Renee Rivera is a sagacious businesswoman, inspirational leader and marketing powerhouse. As the founder and Former President of Andrea Renee, Inc., an innovative jewelry design and manufacturing house based in the SOHO district Manhattan, Renee enjoyed 15 years of international acclaim. Renee began her company at the age of 19 and quickly arrived at the top her industry driving millions in sales through department stores including Barney’s New York and Japan, Daimaru, Fortunoff, Bloomingdales and Nordstom, as well as her own exclusive boutique. Renee acted as her company’s spokesperson and was featured consistently in international editorial and television coverage including New York Magazine, In Style, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmo Japan, Elle, New York Post, Good Day New York and recognition as one of New York Magazine’s “favorite downtown jewelry designers” with celebrity clients of her own SOHO Boutique.
Over the last 6 years Renee has directed her life-long passion for entrepreneurship to business growth, product development, marketing and peak performance consulting. Her staunch belief is that lasting meaningful and fulfilling success in business and our external world at large is a direct reflection of the integrity of our inner world and our ability to live a passionate and balanced lifestyle.
Originally from Chicago, IL, and raised in Winter Park, FL and New York, NY Renee currently resides in the heart of Hollywood, CA with her life partner, David.
David Polcino, Multimedia Production and Advertising Partner
David Polcino is a 23 year veteran multimedia maverick. In 1990, Dave started his media and game production company, Digital Complete. In the years that followed, he taught and designed the entertainment media courses at the art school, Platt College. He also created and taught similar classes at the University of California, San Diego. He became the Animatics Supervising Editor at Film Roman, the production house for Family Guy, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Mission Hill.
Acting as copy writer, editor and transcriber, Dave is credited in Tony Robbins‘ book Awaken The Giant Within. He has also recorded and edited some of the other great motivational speakers, including Wayne Dyer, T. Harv Eker and Robert Allen. He founded the first magazine on CD-ROM, Rombus. Dave programmed, did sound, music and animation on four game titles for Broderbund Entertainment. He designed web sites and multimedia programs for clients including Union Bankers, Disney, Nike, Kraft and Tyco RC.
All the while, Dave still kept his hat in the world of rock and roll as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, song writer, engineer and producer. After his music scholarship to California State Northridge, Dave started playing live shows. He opened for Billy Preston at the Rebuild LA benefit concert, performed at the San Diego Sports Arena Playskool event, had regular shows with his band at some of the best clubs on the west coast, including The Roxy, The Whiskey a Go Go, The Troubadour and many others. He’s released two well-received solo albums under his moniker, Dave Corwin and has composed original music for independent films, commercials and television series including Oskar Knight Near Myth and Love Sick Fool.
Today, Dave is residing in Hollywood, CA and working under his new company name, Noise & Vision, which helps to represent his multimedia production and advertising company’s seasoned and expansive music production services. Dave has retired his stage name, Dave Corwin, and now composes and performs his music as well as directs, films, edits, sound engineers and produces under his name David Polcino.