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Cary Harrison

Cary was spawned from the Mayflower and Abe Lincoln on his mother’s side and framers of the Constitution on the other. Cary is an award-Winning Public Radio host and Podcast designer for executive-level commercial, academic, and service-related industries.

As a former rock-n-roll news director, Cary Harrison created “Reality Bites”— satirical sound vignettes as the antidote to double-speak pop culture or political claptrap. Predictably, these thrust his morning show into first place and the features (later called “Reality Checks”) onto CBS radio and into national syndication. Still skillfully deploying humor, Cary maneuvers in the vein of serious investigative journalism while coaxing the best from celebrities and global thinkers.

It was no mistake that then President Obama challenged Cary Harrison to “now do something to make a difference in today’s radio”.

Broadcasting has taken him from top stations in Florida, Chicago, New York, and LA, including multiple national syndications and the pioneering of America’s first LGBTQ+ network morning show for SiriusXM’s, “OutQ”.

He then joined Air America, hosting a daily show in Los Angeles until later tapped by KPFK Public Radio for current morning drive.


  • Vanderbilt University's distinguished Siegenthaler Award for integrity, intelligence and courage in the field of journalism
  • The Sigma Delta Chi award—the highest honor bestowed for public service by the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Top honors—two years' running—from American Women in Radio & Television for exposé reporting and investigative journalism.
  • 1st place honors for “Best Commentary” from the Associated Press.
  • Harrison has been honored by the UN, the Mayor and City Councils of West Hollywood/LA for his Environmental and Peace work, The LA Press Club for News coverage, and was recently nominated for an Edward R. Murrow Award in Public Radio.

Team Heroes


Jerry Ashton

Jerry served as a Navy Journalist from 1955-1959 and that grounding is central to "Impact Awareness" work. He is no stranger himself to attracting press, especially because of his co-founding of one of America’s fastest-growing and most impactful charities, RIP Medical Debt (RIP). In the nine short year since its founding in 2014, RIP has raised enough in donations to enable it to purchase – and forgive – over $8.5 billion in unpayable medical debt to positively affect the lives of 5.5+ million Americans. Jerry and his team of co-creators at Let's Rethink This (LRT) are using the tools developed at RIP to bring about similar results for his fellow vets.

Joel Stevens

Joel is a computer science engineer having previously worked at the Hearst Corporation's Digital Media department as a Digital Media Producer where he executed unique advertorial experiences for companies including Nike, P&G, and Unilever.

Joel is also a certified life coach. Joel has helped individuals with expanding their business, overcoming fears and low self-esteem, and dealing with trauma and adversity.

Phaedra Poliquin

Phaedra sports a multifaceted background in marketing and management ranging from the entertainment industry, corporate executive roles through the coordination of government campaigns, and production of TEDx events.

Previous roles include Burn It Down Group LLC, Dance4aCause, AT&T, DIRECTV, DotMatrix, Zydeco Media, CWA, Grassroots America, Obamacare (campaign), The Global Help Desk, Junior Achievement USA, H&M and X17 Labs.

Vic Guiza

Vic Guiza is an award-Winning Creative Development Designer with over 37 years of combined experience in Comics, Mobile App Development, Children's Books, Advertising, Illustration, Design, Animation, Licensing, and Toy development.

Vic has been involved with top companies and brands from 18 countries. Some of his clients include Disney, The Simpsons (Bongo Comics), Marvel Comics/Upper Deck, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,,, Televisa, Sabritas, PromoWorld, Kellogg´s, Danone, Exim Licensing, Sinolink Holdings Ltd., Dr. Collins, and Banamex-Citigroup, Ogilvy, McCann, Teran-TBWA, FCB, Delta Rho, Leo Burnett, among others.

Steve Elliot

Steve Elliot has had a varied career in film, video and music primarily in the world of commercials both for EUE/Screen Gems as a producer/assistant director and a freelance artist. For twenty years he also taught film and digital editing at NYU, and for the last ten years has worked as a freelance digital editor for whatever project crosses his path.

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