Monthly Archives: April 2016

#143 – Mark Llano – Serket Racing

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 143 - Mark Llano - Serket Racing

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton talk about Ryan‘s birthday and preparation for Mom 2.0 Summit. Then they bring on race car driver and former Marine, Mark Llano.

U.S. Marine veteran, race car driver and entrepreneur, Mark Llano, dedicated to bettering the lives of his fellow service members, was named to the Boot Campaign Board of Directors in October 2015.

A native of Tampa, Florida, Llano, seeking to serve his country and help others, joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1988 and served in the Gulf War until May 1991. Llano‘s dedication to excellence was apparent as a Marine, and upon leaving the service, continued with the entrepreneurial work he pursued that brought him closer to his military family.

Following active duty, Llano completed his undergraduate degree in criminology at University of South Florida and moved into investment banking. He ultimately started an investment group, growing the company from three employees to more than 600 across all 50 U.S. states and seven international offices. Shortly thereafter, Llano started Source One Distributors, Inc., a corporation providing equipment, products and support services to the defense industry. Since its founding Source One Distributors has been recognized for being a leader in military and tactical gear distribution. Source One has enjoyed multiple years of $200 million in top-line revenue and won a $10 billion contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide mission-critical gear to the Department of Defense. Most recently, Source One was featured in U.S. Veterans Magazine, making it onto the Top Veteran Owned Business List.

In 2012, Llano married his success with Source One and his passion for auto racing by creating Serket Racing, a Porsche racing team dedicated to raising awareness and direct support for veterans and their families. In just three short years, Serket Racing has worked with incredible partners, such as Boot Campaign, Kaplan University, Crye Precision and Wells Fargo, to change the lives of veterans nationwide. In June 2015, Llano welcomed the Boot Campaign team and five amazing veterans to the Watkins Glen racetrack for a weekend of immense appreciation and honor.

In 2016, Mark Llano and Boot Campaign plan to further support veterans through raising awareness on and off the track and providing the emotional and financial support veterans and their families need.

Mark Llano was the first resident of Wellington, Fla., to be awarded the “Key to the City” for his charitable efforts for veterans across the United States, and the retired Marine continues to inspire others through his vast philanthropic work nationwide. He currently resides in Florida with his family.

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#142 – Michael Hering – Impression Campaigns

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 142 - Michael Hering - Impression Campaigns

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Micheal Hering to talk about his project called Brain Damage. It focuses on the long term detrimental outcomes of children raised in substantial unequal parenting arrangements after separation and divorce. Micheal shares his personal experience with trying to get time with his daughter.

Micheal is a driven entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of a Denver-based video production company, LodoCinema, LLC. Michael currently oversees the day to day operations for LodoCinema, LLC while refining systems based management, client outreach, and product development for Impression Campaigns, to ensure the best reputation, services, and products for clientele.

While receiving his Bachelors of Fine Arts in writing and directing with an emphasis in post-production from CU Denver, Micheal continues to innovative the video production, advertising and marketing industry, while driving change in the world world around him. After graduation Micheal continued to grow his business in video production as well as development in online industries, education, marketing and advertising. He has worked with large companies on production such as American Idol, The Voice, Logo New Now and Battlebots to name a few.

His latest project is focusing on the long term detrimental outcomes of children raised in substantial unequal parenting arrangements after separation and divorce in his latest feature called Brain Damage.

#141 – David Stanley – Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle

The Life of Dad After Show - Episode 141 - David Stanley - Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle

Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on David Stanley to talk about his book — Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle — which you can purchase on Amazon!

David shares his fight against cancer from all sides. From personal reflections of going to the hospital, dealing with stress and anxiety from the different procedures to his relationships with his wife, son and family David gives us an inside look on him beating cancer.

David Stanley is a teacher, science guy, writer, musician, coach, skier and bike racer. He writes about life and death, cancer and sports, kids and education at his blog called Rants & Mutters.

Follow David Stanley on Twitter @DStan58.

Follow his book Melanoma: It Started with a Freckle on Twitter @MelanomaBook and Facebook.