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Gordon Pennington is the Founder of Burning Media Group and serves as its Managing Director. Mr. Pennington began his career on Wall Street developing marketing communications for institutional investors and the emerging electronic banking services sector. He has also served as Director of Marketing for Tommy Hilfiger, where he helped position it as the fastest growing menswear company in the world.
At the height of his career, Michael Franzese was one of New York’s most feared mafia bosses for the Columbo crime family. Considered the biggest money earner for the mob since Al Capone, Mr. Franzese now uses the compelling experiences of his former life for the benefit of corporate executives, professional and student athletes, at-risk youth, church audiences, and for anyone seeking the inspiration to beat the odds and make positive changes in their lives.
Rosemary is a world-class, multi-award winning violinist and singer known for her love of sparkle and bling, quirky laugh, and warm, genuine personality. She has mesmerized audiences around the world since the age of three. Hailing from a century-family-farm in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, but currently based in Vancouver, BC, Rosemary is a small-town farm girl dominating the world-stage playing a 300-year-old violin named “Sparkle” that was played in King Louis XIV’s orchestra.
John Fluevog is footwear designer and marketing innovator. Through collaborations, online and ecologically sustainable innovations, and a consistently unusual sense of style, Fluevog has remained at the forefront of both the Canadian and international footwear design world for more than four decades. His shoes have been worn by celebrities around the world, and featured on the runways of Betsey Johnson and Anna Sui’s fashion shows.
Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline For over 32 years, Tina Konkin has been helping heal the broken-hearted. She is the Founder and Director of R3 Lifeline and facilitates the intensive Relationship Lifeline and Couples Retreat. As a sought-after motivational speaker, Tina has also been featured on prime time shows including, Gene Si
Jim Krueger is a comic book writer, filmmaker and novelist. During his first year as a copywriter he two won Addy Awards. The following year he became a creative director at Marvel Comics. His comic book writings include the Earth X trilogy for Marvel Comics with Alex Ross, The Matrix Comics, Batman, Star Wars, X-men, Galatica, and Micronauts. Wizard magazine named him one of the top ten writers in the comic industry and an innovator in the field.