The community of The Art Of Monteque Organization and The Art of Monteque Team is made up of talented and insightful professionals artist who speak their minds and are devoted to creating change through social dialogue by sharing their insights and thoughts, with the goal of illuminating the world of the arts, social issues, politics, the environment, literature and entertainment. Our contributors are the lifeblood of The Art Of Monteque Organization and with great gratitude, we honor them below:
Arts and Entertainment Journalist
Mike Szymanski is a journalist, activist and writer with more than a dozen books in fiction and non-fiction published throughout the world. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, New York Times Syndicate, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, E! Online, Chicago Tribune and many other publications, and he has interviewed hundreds of the most famous celebrities of the past half century.
He is also a tireless activist for environmental and animal causes, and has personally co-produced shows that raised millions for AIDS charities, as well as for Multiple Sclerosis, which he has had since 2000, and hopes you never notice.
Social and Healthy Living Contributor
Katerina Cozias is America’s Media Mindset Mentor. An international media and communication expert, on-camera TV host, bestselling author and global empowerment speaker. Katerina currently resides in Los Angeles where she is the producer & host of the morning talk show LA40 as well as the founder of VasGeo Media Corp., a Hollywood based media training and production company.
Art and Culture Contributor Journalist
Joanna Panayi is a Greek Cypriot first-generation woman from Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Being a creative thinker, Joanna has always had a passion for the arts, loved participating in school choirs, plays, and musicals. Writing became Joanna’s only solace in times where she could not make sense of her own thoughts. She realized writing was another creative outlet that would give her perspective, give back her voice and confidence. This discovery led to creating her Personal Blog Trending Me.
Trending Me is a collection of heartfelt pieces to empower women and ignite them to do the same. Ultimately Joanna started this blog as her own therapeutic channel to release the thoughts that were too overwhelming to keep inside. Joanna saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between women living in fear, to women cultivating and creating their own reality by embodying their truth.
Film and Art Journalist
Vernon Nickerson is 21st century entrepreneur and educational consultant who brings a myriad of skills and abilities (active listening, collaborating, teaching/coaching, motivating, communicating and facilitating) to any endeavor. He is a talented creative writer, Singer and musician.
Metaphysical Arts Contributor
Masters Degree within metaphysical-arts and strong background in: psychology, philosophy, Eastern-principles, Buddhism, fine-art, entertainment-film/motion-picture industry, photography, commercial-advertising, mixed-media and creative writing. In charge of all visually-creative fine-art/film-videos keeping within the “Metaphysical Photographic Life” mission-statement of “the unseen influences the seen” the non-physical directs the physical. For more go to www.stephanpisko.com
Health and living Contributor and Master Gardener
Jannie Vaught was born to the bird clan in 1953. Four generations of farmers who came to central California in the dust bowl. Okies. She was called to the medicine path as a small girl. She trained as herbalist and massage therapist. Jannie has always gardened and now is a Permaculture Practitioner
Today at 67 Jannie lives with her two daughters in the hill country of Texas. They have wind, solar power, and a permaculture garden. She has built a food forest in her back yard, started the farmer’s market, a seed library and she writes a weekly column in two local papers. Jannie is currently doing tree rescue in the town where she lives, you can find her on Bloom where you’re planted on Facebook. She is a testament to the Abounding Love of Creator. The patience and encouragement of Mother Earth. Jannie is grateful for the incredible genetics of her Cherokee, German and Irish heritage. You can find her radio show here.
Editor in Chief
Christopher Roberts is a scholar who believes in the power to help others. He has spent many of his years abroad studying and working to improve the lives of the need is a foreign lands. Christopher’s mission is to use the power of the art to improve the living conditions of communities around the world along with improving social conditions. Christopher lives in London, England.
2012 -2016 Emeritus
Austin Winter-Chase was a world-wide traveler of books. He has helped many non-profits in their goal of achieving higher standards. He was an avid art lover. Austin lived in Alberta, Canada, where he did a great deal of creative work. Austin Winter-Chase passed away in 2017
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