Musicians

Eddy Mann

August 10, 2016
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Twenty years ago, Philadelphia-based musician and songwriter Eddy Mann made the decision to offer his creative gifts to God, penning songs that express his vision of hope, peace and understanding through the eyes of a loving heart. Over the course of that time, Mann has released seven albums and written countless songs for the church and the world at large.

In 2014, Mann released Dig Love, a collection of inspiring songs including “You, You Make Me Feel,” which garnered airplay on Americana radio across the country.

Mann is currently wrapping up his newest album, The Consequence, which will be released in November of 2016.

A consummate professional, Eddy performs a rigorous schedule of intimate coffeehouse sets, concert events, conferences, and worship services. For concert dates, visit eddymann.com, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. READ MORE

Athletes

Michelle Jenneke

January 9, 2015
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In July of 2012, Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke became a worldwide sensation when a video of her playful pre-race warm-up routine at the IAAF World Junior Championships went viral on YouTube. Born in Sydney, Australia, Jenneke began training as a hurdler at the age of 10 at the Cherrybrook Athletics Club, under the tutelage of coach Mick Zisti.

Jenneke competed in the Australian Junior Championships in March of 2010, finishing first in the 100m hurdles and helping to break the Australian record in the women’s sprint medley relay. Four months later, she represented Australia at the Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, where she won the silver medal in the 100m hurdles. At the Australian Junior Championships in 2011, Jenneke finished first in the hurdles in the Under-20 group and, in April of that year, competed at the 89th Australian Athletics Championships, where she finished third, behind world champion Sally Pearson. READ MORE

Authors

Theresa Troutman

October 14, 2014

Romance author Theresa Troutman lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their dog, Niko. A voracious reader with a love of theater and traveling, she published her first novel, My Secret Summer, in October of 2013. Featuring a pair of misfit adolescents who become friends and fall for one another, My Secret Summer is an emotional coming-of-age story about the thrill of forbidden love. Troutman’s second novel, A Special Connection, was released in early 2014 and explores the intimate relationships between three friends.

In April of 2014, Troutman published Life’s What You Make It, the first in her Love’s Great Adventure trilogy. Inspired by Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, which Troutman read when she was 16, the series follows British playboy Sebastian Irons, who struggles to find discipline and purpose after being banished to America by his domineering mother, and his tutor Tess Hamilton. As their once-platonic relationship gradually evolves into something more, together they embark on a journey of passion, introspection and self-discovery. READ MORE

Entrepreneurs, Television Personalities

Fergus McLaren

March 6, 2015
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Since its premiere in September of 2008 on W Network in Canada and HGTV in the United States, reality television show Love It or List It has been offering homeowners a choice: to remain in their current home, newly renovated by designer Hilary Farr and her team of professionals, or to opt for a new home shown to them by realtor David Visentin. As an instrumental member of Hilary’s team, Fergus McLaren helped achieve these eye-popping renovations with tight budgets and even tighter deadlines.

Since 2001, Fergus and fellow contractor Ed Richardson have been operating construction and renovation company R-Mac Solutions Inc. in the city of Toronto. They started small but were quickly granted larger commercial and residential jobs based on their impressive work. Taking notice of R-Mac’s success, Big Coat Productions contacted Fergus and Ed in 2006 and asked them to join their crew on Love It or List It, which airs around the world and is currently in its 11th season. READ MORE

Actors & Actresses

Milana Vayntrub

December 15, 2015
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At the age of three, Milana Vayntrub and her family moved halfway around the world, from her hometown of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to West Hollywood, California. Two years later, Vayntrub got her first acting role, starring in commercials for Mattel’s Barbie, and in 1995, she starred on the hit series ER as Tatiana, a young Russian girl diagnosed with AIDS.

After earning a degree in communication from the University of California, San Diego, Vayntrub trained with the acclaimed improvisational comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade, and in 2011, Vayntrub and fellow actress Stevie Nelson joined forces to create the YouTube comedy channel Live Prude Girls, where they produced a number of shorts and the hit web series Let’s Talk About Something More Interesting.

In November of 2013, Vayntrub began appearing regularly in AT&T commercials as endearing salesperson Lily Adams. Though originally intended to be a single spot, the success of the commercial led to several more spots, making Lily a fixture in AT&T’s advertising campaign. READ MORE