There are successful DJ’s like Ryan Seacrest, Casey Kasem, and Rick Dees. There are artist managers who take unknown personalities and make them big stars. There are concert promoters like Live Nation and AEG. There are TV producers who are known within the industry and there are TV personalities like Tom Bergeron, Bob Barker, and Pat Sajak. There are people who have won multiple Emmy’s, and there are people that have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But only one person, in the entire entertainment industry, has done it all - Bob Eubanks.
In 1964, he was one of the top Rock and Roll DJ’s in Los Angeles at the number one radio station. He had developed a chain of young adult nightclubs called the Cinnamon Cinders. At the time, you had to be 21 years old to go to nightclubs due to the California liquor laws. These clubs were in every sense a “night club,” with a house band, dancing and live entertainment. The difference was no alcohol was served and you had to be 18-25 years of age to attend. The “Cinders” became nationally known through a hit record recorded by one of the house bands entitled CC Cinnamon Cinder, and the quality of hit Artists that performed there weekly. Everyone from Ike & Tina Turner to Jerry Lee Lewis, to Stevie Wonder were regularly featured.
But the biggest success story was The Righteous Brothers who started their career at the Long Beach Cinnamon Cinder, years before recording “You Lost that Loving Feeling,” and played there for the last time on New Year’s Eve 1963. They would go on to open for a British Group that swept the US, and many decades of headlining concerts around the world.
Because of Bob’s weekly involvement with talent at the clubs and on local TV, he was keen to recognize a new movement in music. When the Beatles came along there was an overwhelming response to their music, which he felt nightly on his radio show. So, he ventured into what would later be known as the concert business. No Rock n’ Roll act had ever played large venues or played without numerous other hit record artists on the program. Bob risked all and pioneered what would later become known worldwide as the historic 1964 Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl Concert on August 23, 1964. The following summer, he would repeat this feat with two shows at the Hollywood Bowl, on August 29 and 30, 1965. Then, in 1966, he would promote the Beatles final Los Angeles appearance at Dodger Stadium. Eubanks is one of only three individuals to promote the Beatles Concerts, all three years they toured in America.
He went on to produce some of the biggest concerts ever which included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, the Dave Clark Five and Bob Dylan just to name a few. It seemed that Bob had found a new business in promoting concerts that would continue for decades. He would be the “go-to” promoter in Los Angeles, and establish a large concert company he would later sell to Filmways. After leaving the Filmways company, and a few years hiatus, he again pioneered new territory by producing concerts in major cities, in major venues/arenas with Country Music artists, which up until that time had mainly performed in nightclubs and state fairs.
In 1972, Eubanks entered the world of country music. He became the exclusive promoter for country star Merle Haggard for ten years. During that time he also managed and crafted the careers of Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, and Marty Robbins.
Bob’s career continued beyond concert promotions. Living in Los Angeles, it allowed him to become very active in television both in front of and behind the camera. He was one of the top TV producers, having produced network and syndicated game shows and variety TV, producing television shows for all four of the major networks and for the syndicated market. Producer credits include: The Toni Tennille Show, Buddy Hackett's You Bet Your Life, All Star Secrets, The Guinness Game, and Infatuation. His motion picture producer credits include Payback.
He hosted some of television’s most successful daytime programs, such as The Newlywed Game and Card Sharks. He is the only game show personality to host the same format with original programming for five decades. TV Guide named him one of the top five Game Show Hosts of all time. He’s won 8 Emmy’s, including a lifetime achievement award and became the last person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the twentieth century.
Each year Bob can be seen all over the world hosting the Emmy Award winning coverage of the Tournament of Roses New Year's Day Parade for Tribune Broadcasting and the Hallmark Channel. His ratings usually are double the other channels combined.
Currently Bob Eubanks is a highly demanded Keynote Speaker to corporate America. Speaking to such companies as Southwest Airlines, John Hancock Insurance, and Wells Fargo Bank just to name a few. Eubanks shares his unique business philosophy to corporate America, which has made him one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry.
Bob currently resides in Southern California with his wife, Debbie and son Noah.
Clara Bassett is founder and CEO of Personal Best, a "whole life warehouse" and fitness counseling company. A Havana-born dancer and fitness trainer, Clarita brings her Cuban heritage to group exercise classes and private sessions. Her Latin flare combines with a pinch of Yankee know-how guaranteeing workouts that explode with energy and fun. She is a consummate motivator, consistently propelling her students to their highest levels of achievement and success.
Clara has been dancing since she was nine years old, first as a classical ballerina, and then as a professional jazz dancer. Her television and film credits include the iconic seventies dance movie Staying Alive, several television commercials, and a series of exercise videos. She has also choreographed and co-starred with fitness diva Kathy Smith in her Latin Rhythms workout, and has been featured alongside well-known television hosts like Maty Monford from HGTV’s Smart Solutions.
With 30 years in the fitness business, Clarita has owned and managed several high-traffic clubs and studios in Southern California. In 1994, she began expanding her energies into a very successful, in-home personal training business. Her extraordinary successes have catapulted her to newer heights and now, she owns her business office/studio building located in San Pedro, California. Here, she provides clients with fitness-dance classes, "mini spa" services, hair-care and chiropractic care. At her studio, she also organizes and facilitates testimonial study groups for infomercial marketing companies. Her focus, dedication and skills deliver those dramatic "before and after" results so crucial for successfully marketing "product hits" such as: Body by Jake’s The Hip and Thigh Sculptor, ATC’s Katamibar; Ab Lifter Plus and Windjector from Dosho Design (the creators of Bowflex®); and Guthy-Renker’s Ab Lazer.
Currently, you’ll find Clarita starring in her exhilarating new Latin-based fitness DVD series, Mambo Mania® and promoting her nutritional meal plan and guide, Clarita’s Caloric Cure.
The Clarita brand is dedicated to educating and transforming people’s lives into their PERSONAL BEST through the power of Latin music and movement. The Mambo Mania fitness series and its accompanying products are designed specifically to support such a movement.
Jill is a renowned, L.A. based fitness professional with multiple certifications including several from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Stott Pilates. In her 20 plus years of fitness training experience, Jill has touched the lives of thousands of people by helping them improve their quality of life. She inspires people to find their inner strength by working through their bodies and making sustainable lifestyle changes.
Jill is the co-inventor and owner of a suspension training product that increases total body strength, range of motion, flexibility, and can be used in supine positions while supporting the lumbar spine.
Throughout her career, Jill has taught at L.A.’s most prestigious studios and fitness facilities, specializing in a variety of training methods ranging from Spinning, to Pilates to Boot Camps including suspension, body weight and functional training, kettlebells, ViPR and more. Over the years, Jill has developed and designed various unique and popular workouts including a Barre-Pilates fusion called "Barre Code", “SuperBody Circuit," "Cross Training Revolution," seasonal training Indoor Cycling programs and many others. Currently Jill teaches Indoor Cycling, "Barre Burn," "Cross Training Revolution," "Core Conditioning," and more at Equinox gyms in L.A. Outside of the gym, she personally trains a list of high profile clientele at their private residences or outdoors. She consults for fitness companies in marketing, product / program design and visual content.
Sue Chen founded Nova Medical Products in 1993 when she was just 23 years old with a strong vision – offer stylish designs and choices to people using mobility equipment.
Today, Nova has grown to become an industry leader in Mobility and Bathroom Safety products, providing greater independence and well-being to people at all stages of life, with products that reflect the beauty, style and confidence of their customers.
Chen is changing the look and perception of medical equipment and improving the lives of millions of Americans reliant on assistive devices by incorporating fashion and function in products such as designer canes and colorful walkers. Through her trademark “Mobility Makeover,” Sue helps customers show their style and pursue an active lifestyle with the help of their mobility equipment.
Most recently, Chen was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recipient of the Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, and named one of the ten Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women issue.
Chen is a Director for NAWBO-LA (National Association of Women Business Owners), YPO member, Trustee of the California Lutheran University Board of Regents, President of Reef Check Foundation and Director of Shark Savers. She is also the author of Confessions of the Walker Stalker, about her experiences changing the way America faces mobility challenges.
Deborah is the world's first Livitician® coach, a term she coined beyond Dietician, coaching clients on nutrition and fitness for over 15 years. Her mission is to educate others on achieving optimal wellness through balanced eating, intrinsic coaching and exercise.
At University of California, Davis, Deborah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a minor in Exercise Physiology and received her Registered Dietitian License in Georgia. She also completed her Master of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition with an emphasis in sports nutrition at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, and is a PhD candidate at Saybrook University Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine.
Deborah is also a Certified Intrinsic Coach, which she incorporates into her nutrition coaching to delve into the core of ones' experiences and thoughts, to identify any barriers to enable long-term health.
Dr. Tess Mauricio is a Board Certified Dermatologist, graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of California San Diego. She is the founder of M Beauty by Dr. Tess with multiple clinics in California, and is the youngest woman to hold the position of President of The San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
She is a published author with a book called "California Total Beauty," renowned speaker, sought after media personality, and has educated thousands across the globe on technologies she has helped pioneer, including the Time Machine Procedure™. Her premium skincare line, TimelessMD by Dr. Tess, launched in Fall 2014.
Dr. Tess is a favorite medical expert on TV with regular national network appearances on The Rachael Ray Show, Fox News, CBS' The Doctors, America’s Next Top Model, The Talk, and The Dr. Oz Show, among countless local TV news and lifestyle programs. She also produces and stars in The Dr. Tess Show, which airs in North America on GMA Pinoy TV and soon globally.
Internationally, Dr. Tess has been featured in UK Cosmopolitan magazine, France’s Les Nouvelle Estetiques, and Philippines’ YES magazine. In the US, she has been in The Aesthetic Buyer's Guide, Health Beauty Life Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and New Beauty magazine, among others.
Dr. Tess is married to her Stanford Medical school classmate, business, and life partner, Dr. James Lee. They have two children.
Rena Revivo is the founder of Spa De Soleil® Inc. (SDS), a pioneer and leader in the beauty industry with over 25 years’ experience in full-service manufacturing both in private label and branded products. SDS is FDA certified, GMP compliant and department of Health and Human Services, as well as USDA Organic Certified; and a member of the ICMAD, CTFA, NPA, ISPA, PBA and many more organizations.
SDS is a turnkey manufacturer. More to it, the Spa De Soleil® obligation is to share in the fight against environmental stress and the eco-crisis. From Rena's broad knowledge and the never ending fight against aging she has also created our premiere skincare line Pharmaskincare®, which features nature's best ingredients in the most advanced formulas available in the market today.
Additionally, HomeSpaCollection® is a one stop shop for many of her own skin care brands. Her life-long mission is to create, invent and manufacture innovative skin care solutions using high quality ingredients.
Rena grew up in a farming town surrounded by the Jerusalem Mountains. The 80 family village cultivated everything from peaches and apples to cows and turkeys. What Rena remembers most fondly is the neighborhood women creating at-home facials, by combining their knowledge of “old fashioned” skincare remedies from their European and Middle Eastern backgrounds with the local fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, etc. As an adult, Rena took her passion to the next level and enrolled in aesthetician classes at the Helen Fogel School of Esthetics, which was certified by the Israeli Health Administration. She specialized in aromatherapy and the healing power of essential oils. She believes that skin care is not just a skin care, it's a skin lifestyle.
Dr. Joseph Sciabbarrasi is a practitioner of holistic and integrative medicine with over twenty-five years of experience. His exploration of traditional forms of healing began prior to entering medical school, and have encompassed nutritional biochemistry, bioidentical hormone replacement, acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, Shamanic healing, meditation and spiritual training.
His exceptional training and practice arises from the best of both conventional and alternative approaches. He is as comfortable in designing a program of healing utilizing nutrition, supplements and acupuncture as he is discussing medical issues with his colleagues in cardiology, surgery or oncology. This wealth of fluency and expertise is the culmination of a lifetime of involvement in these different worlds of healing.
Within the conventional sphere of training, Dr. Sciabbarrasi is a graduate of Georgetown University where he attained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Theology. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Microbiology from George Washington University, where he also graduated from the School of Medicine.
After completing his internship at New York Hospital, he served 4 years within the military where he began his practice of Emergency Medicine. Board certified in this specialty, a certification he continues to maintain, he was a full time Emergency Room physician in both trauma centers and community hospitals for twelve years.
His training in traditional and alternative medicine has included work with such luminaries as Dr. Milton Erikson, Dr. Anita Cignolini, Dr. Rosalyn Bruyere, the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, Dr. Jean Houston, as well as travel and study with indigenous healing practices around the world.
Dr. Sciabbarrasi pioneered and co-directed the development of the first extensive alternative medicine presentations and coursework ever offered at a U.S. medical school at George Washington University while a student there. He co-founded and chaired the Biomedical Ethics and Bereavement Support Committee at Centinela Hospital Medical Center while an Emergency physician and developed a Resource Directory for those with cancer and AIDS. He founded the peer support physician group at Centinela Hospital. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Healing Light Center and the South Bay Hospice.
Dr. Sciabbarrasi has been guest faculty and clinical preceptor for UCLA’s program for medical students in alternative medicine. He has had numerous local and national interviews on alternative medicine including The Michael Jackson Radio Show, Shape and Ms. Fitness magazines, The Discovery Television Network, KIEV Radio, and KCOP TV in Los Angeles. He has lectured and presented workshops at state and national levels with the Los Angeles Society of Emergency Physicians and the California and National assemblies of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He has also been an invited speaker throughout Los Angeles including the first Women’s Day Journey to Wellness Conference, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, The Southern California Chapter for Chronic Fatigue, The Wellness Community and The Annual Cancer Conference at Torrance Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Sciabbarrasi has trained in Isshinryu karate, attaining the second level of black belt in this discipline; has studied classical and popular piano for many years and is an enthusiastic swimmer. He is blessed with the lights of his life, his beautiful wife Kathleen, who is an actress, and his son Kieran.
They call Kathy Smith “Women’s Most Trusted Fitness Icon” for a reason. Several, actually: Her online weight loss program, ReShape, combines downloadable workouts, food plans, shopping lists, and hundreds of recipes. And her new DVD, FastFit, sounds the alarm on the belly fat epidemic and blood sugar roller coaster with breakthrough techniques for long-term health.
Kathy Smith has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for more than 30 years. With a collection of best-selling books, videos, audios and DVDs on walking, strength training, yoga, Pilates, dance, aerobics and nutrition, Smith has sold $500 million in lifestyle products and fitness equipment and is a member of the Video Hall of Fame. Smith recently launched Ageless with Kathy Smith, a new age-fighting DVD workout line with award-winning producer Acacia that includes Staying Strong and Total Body Turnaround, and partnered with industry leader Stamina to develop a line of kettlebells for women called The Kettlebell Solution.
In addition to her DVD library, Smith is an accomplished author, with bestselling titles including The Feed Muscle Shrink Fat Diet and Moving Through Menopause. She has contributed her expertise on health and wellness to countless media outlets, including Oprah, The Today Show, USA Today, Larry King Live, The View, The Los Angeles Times, and many more.
Smith has partnered with Natural Factors, a leader in nutritional management, in an effort to educate on the importance of healthy eating and sensible exercise. As spokesperson for the Natural Factors supplement PGX, Smith appeared in a national TV advertising campaign, and lent her image to product packaging sold throughout North America.
Ageless Energy, Smith’s latest TV special, continues to air nationally on PBS. With her Four Pillars of Fitness Success at Any Age, she inspires viewers to shift their perspectives on fitness with a series of tools for boosting energy, stamina, strength and vitality.
As a sought-out educational and motivational speaker, Smith has appeared at events for The American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and is currently touring nationally with her presentation The Stress Solution: Train Your Body, Train Your Brain. The Los Angeles County Commission for Women named Smith “Woman of the Year” in 2011 for her work educating communities. Other recent accolades include the “Lifetime Achievement” award from IDEA (the world’s largest organization of fitness professionals), and the “Alumni Hall of Honor” award from her alma mater, the University of Hawaii’s Shidler School of Business.
Smith continues to devote her time to a variety of health-related causes: She teamed up with Dr. Fran Kaufman – a world authority on diabetes and former President of the American Diabetes Association – and leading Harvard nutritionist Kathy McManus, to develop the groundbreaking Project You Type 2, an all-inclusive eating, exercise and lifestyle program to manage or prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
Smith also served as spokesperson for the International Council on Active Aging, which unifies organizations dedicated to “changing the way we age” through education, facilities, programs and guidance. And she is a member of the Founders Circle of the Women’s Sports Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Billie Jean King to empower girls and women through sports and physical activity.
With a mission to “inspire the best in all people,” Kathy is the mother of two daughters and currently resides in Park City, Utah.
Dr. Myles Zakheim has been in private optometric practice in the Los Angeles area since 1980, when he moved from New York City. He founded OPTOMETRIX in 1987.
Trained at the New York Lighthouse for the Blind, Dr. Zakheim served on the staff of the Center for the Partially Sighted at Santa Monica Hospital and was the Director of Eye Services at the world-renowned Pritikin Longevity Center.
Dr. Zakheim has provided the Hollywood community with special effects lenses, custom eyewear and professional eye care services for more than two decades. A staff of contact lens technicians and optical fashion consultants support Dr. Zakheim on all projects.
Dr. Zakheim donates eye care services and eyewear through the nonprofit organizations New Eyes for the Needy and Delancy Street Foundation. He is a founding member and former chair of the board of the nonprofit Angels for Sight.