EXPO Workshop Facilitators

Confident Teen : Kristen Guillory, PhD

Director of Programs at Fortress Youth

Dr. Kristen Guillory Brief Overview
Kristen “Dr. G” Guillory, Ph.D. is a motivational speaker, professor, entrepreneur, blogger, researcher, and author. Her passion for helping others started very early and has continued. She believes it is important to be a positive role model and let others know that while things might be difficult to keep pushing forward and “Get er Done!”
Having over 100 speaking engagements under her belt, Dr. G wants all to know that change starts from within. Not only will you be sure to laugh, you will be empowered and inspired!

Healthy Eating

Paul Ritter ~ Heart, Mind, & Body

Eating healthy as a way of life. Building a better you from the inside out.

Confident Walk - Issac Birdlong - Fashion Industry Professional

Mr. Birdlong has over 20 years experience in the Fashion Industry as a:
Ranks in top 3, Nationally of Runway Training Coaches, Fashion Show Producer/Director,
Fashion Show Commentator, Fashion Stylist, Fashion Writer, and Training Models for Ebony Fashion Fair.Models he has worked with:Tyra Banks,Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, Iman, Veronica Webb Tyson Beckford, Giselle, Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosia, Shemar Moore. Bachelor of Arts Degree – Broadcast Communications,
(with emphasis in English, Theater & Business Administration)
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, and a Master of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.Mr. Birdlong currently is President/Founder of ccaSI' INC.(Model Grooming & Enhancement Company)
U.S.A., Office Coordinator for E.K. Collections, Inc. a International Sourcing Company offices in: New Delhi, India; Bangladesh, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, China and Spain.
Head of the Design for Byer-California for Texcraft Ltd (Delhi, India), Special Advisor/Mentor to Fashion Professionals and
Fashion Spokesperson for TV (FOX Affiliate)

Clean Driving Record

Jessica Robinson ~ Chevolett

Most states have a graduated driver’s license (GDL) program. This means your teen is required to spend time learning how to drive with a licensed driver and he gradually earns more independent driving privileges prior to getting his own full driver’s license. Keep in mind that teen drivers account for the largest number of car accidents. Scary, isn’t it? Not if you have prepared your teen properly.

Teen Texting and Driving

Tamera Nalls~Founder/CEO of Journey of a Young Lady

Journey of a Young lady a teen leadership organization designed to inspire, impact, educate, encourage, and celebrate teen ladies as they journey through their teen years. With emphasis in the areas of speech, life, love, faith, and purity. Program study in the area of Entrepreneurship, Community Ambassadorship, and the Apprenticeship program. Journey's foundational truth is 1 Timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.


Lawyer to Yoga ~ Nicole Payseur

Once upon a time, a yogini took her yoga off the mat and into the court room. As a lawyer, Nicole ameliorated harsh confrontations using yogic equanimity and discipline. She has since left the court room to teach yoga full time. Because transforming from lawyer to yoga teacher has been so personally fulfilling, Nicole encourages her students to pursue their passions whatever they may be. Nicole has studied many styles from Iyengar to Ashtanga to Anusara. She holds a 500-hour certification from Yoga Works. Over the past 18 years of practice/research and nine years of teaching, she has discovered that laughter makes the body limber and humor makes the soul resilient. Students learn compassion, contentment and courage under her guidance. Their yoga blossoms. They learn to smile which is the most important pose of all.

Teen Violence

Darleene Greene of the Ida Mae Greene Foundation

Darleene Greene has been president and CEO of DGreene Sales Solutions, LLC, a sales and marketing support company for manufacturers of health and beauty products, since 2000. Her professional background includes 30 year in sales and marketing. A native of Chicago, Darleenes life would change forever when her youngest sister Ina Mae was lost to domestic voilence. This tragedy prompted her to develop and organization where women of crisis could go. The Ina Mae Greene Foundation-For My Sisters a 501c3 educational, resource, and informational foundation.

Dress for Success-"Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal." Trenette Wilson

Publisher and CEO of Urban Girlz

Trenette Wilson is the Publisher and CEO of UrbanGirlz.org. Since 1992, Mrs. Wilson has impacted the lives of girls, teens, parents, youth workers and service
providers through innovative and impactful teen pregnancy prevention methods. Mrs. Wilson credits her success to her faith in God, her strong family support and considers impacting the lives of girls and teens her life's ministry.A ten year nonprofit expert, Mrs. Wilson serves as a Consultant to nonprofit organizations, churches and community based organizations on structure and

Words of Encouragement

Minister ~ Kimberlyk Smith