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Nardia Aldridge (CC, CL)
About Me: I am the the current President of Club Awesome Toastmasters and the former Vice President of Membership for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. I joined club awesome in September of 2016 and became the VP of Membership July 2018 and President July 2019. Since joining Club Awesome, I have gained the confidence needed to become a full-time Faculty at Nova Southeastern University and a more effective leader in my professional organizations. I have since done multiple state and national conference presentations. In September 2018, I presented at my first International Conference in Melbourne Australia. Without Club Awesome, I would not be where I am today.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University. I am also a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University. I have a B.S in Occupational Therapy and an M.S. Gerontology and served 9 years in the United States Army. My areas of interest are gerontology, health promotion, interprofessional activities, community-based interventions that enhance the quality of life for older adults, and diversity in occupational therapy. I am a responsible and dedicated Occupational Therapist and Healthcare Leader with over 17 years of experience and expertise in Long Term Care and Subacute Care. I am a big supporter of interdisciplinary approaches to client-centered care and my professional associations.
VP of Education
David F. Carr (DTM)
About Me: Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. Currently, as Editorial Director at Rimini Street, I oversee the development of blogs, executive thought leadership articles, and other content. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm.
VP of Membership
VP of Public Relations
About Me: I am a brand strategist and marketing expert. My focus is on helping small business owners reach their goals and grow their businesses by implementing strategic marketing tactics. Born and raised in Romania, I moved to Florida in 2006 and started my company, Bright Pink Agency, in 2008. A journalist by training, my true passion is communication, whether visual or verbal. In a past life, I used to be a photographer with an interest in surreal digital art, published a book, had a few shows and won several awards before shifting my focus onto marketing and business. I live in Coral Springs, Florida with my husband Alex and three daughters. We enjoy traveling and the outdoors - camping, kayaking, mountain biking.
Sgt. at Arms
Dr. Janice Brooks
About Me: Dr. Janice Brooks is a Doctor of Counseling, Author, Certified Temperament Counselor, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Speaker, Coach and Trainer, as welll as a Banker. She is a current Member of the John Maxwell Team – Speaker, Trainer and Coach, facilitating Lunch and Learn and Mastermind Groups sessions.
Author of the book Anchored by Purpose; Leader at Purpose Coach and Counseling, a coaching and counseling service dedicated to providing value and helping persons find and live with purpose; located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Also an affiliate of Alliance Professional Services the Jamaican arm of the same type of professional services. Owner of Purpose Cleaning and Décor in Fort Lauderdale Florida. She is a Notary Public for the state of Florida
Diane Diamantis (CC, CL)
About Me: I have provided writing and PR services to South Florida since 1996. Originally from Rome, GA, I attended University of Georgia and now work from home in Boca Raton, FL. I help companies spread the word about new products, services, personnel and all types of company news for small to medium sized businesses and non profit organizations. I also co-founded a 501c3 non-profit organization, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, with my daughter, Kelsey. We award college scholarships to students who face the challenges of Tourette Syndrome. I came in Second Place in the Toastmasters 2015 Division B Evaluation Contest.
About Me: After spending over two decades working in banking and corporate finance in NYC for companies such as Bear Stearns, JP Morgan Securities, and DST Systems, Marlo has returned to her home state of Florida to pursue new and exciting opportunities. She is a proud member of Toastmaster International Club Awesome, The A.I.D. Group and PTO Secretary co-chair for the Sagemont Upper School. An avid volunteer and mentor for various organizations over the years, she continues to give back and support the South Florida community.
Bruce Goldfarb (CC, CL)
About Me: I have lived in So Florida and been a realtor here for over 28 years.
I am a tennis player,karioke singer and swimmer.
Tyler Justin Storer
About Me: At A.I.D. Wealth Management, we believe that amid an ever-changing investment landscape, investors need highly credentialed experts and experienced partners who can guide them through the intricacies of investing. As long, mid-range and short term investors, you are faced with a wide array of financial considerations. You may need to provide financial assistance for a child's college education or help support an aging parent. In addition, you must prepare for your own retirement and consider what's to be done with your estate. You're also confronted with a growing number of investment products and services, and more ways to access them than ever before. Should you invest in mutual funds, annuities, individual securities, or a comprehensive asset management program? Is it possible to mitigate some or all of the income, gift, capital gains and estate taxes that often create performance barriers during the financial and estate planning process? Add up all of these important considerations, and your need for highly competent, objective financial guidance has never been greater. A.I.D. Wealth Management’s advisors will help you find solutions to your financial puzzles utilizing an array of suitable and often creative options. Because neither A.I.D. Wealth Management nor our Broker Dealer INVEST Financial Corporation offer proprietary products, we are able to provide unbiased investment recommendations that integrate this broad scope of investment vehicles. Advisors who work with A.I.D. Wealth Management and INVEST have direct access to a team of analysts who utilize superior tools and technology, and thus help increase the value and impact of our independent research. It is these resources that allow us to focus on the investment strategies that provide solutions for our individual clients, their families and their businesses.
Bruce Pockey (DTM)
About Me: I am a Long Term member (affectionately known as a crouton) of Club Awesome Toastmasters for over 20 years. As of July 2018 I have attained my Distinguished Toastmaster designation. I remain a Toastmaster because of what Toastmasters has done for me personally and professionally, and to help others to get from Toastmasters what they need. I am the owner of Future Funding Unlimited, Inc. an independent insurance agency involved in Financial Services and Insurance including group and individual coverage for Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care, and Supplemental Insurance. What sets me apart is my CPR service! Everything I do is Customized, Personalized, and highly Responsive. I am more than your agent. I am your advocate!