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Sk8Expo 2022 Speaker Bios

Each of the speakers brought to you have incredible backgrounds, education and experience in a variety of areas that will help you take your business to the next level. Below are some of our confirmed speaker bios of individuals who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge with you. (Schedule of events forthcoming)

Dr. Christina Madison

Dr. Christina Madison, PharmD, FCCP, AAHIVP is the Founder and CEO of The Public Health Pharmacist®, PLLC a public health consulting firm. She is a clinical pharmacist specializing in public health with a focus on infectious communicable diseases. As a past President of the Nevada Public Health Association, she has been asked to share her clinical public health and infectious disease expertise with Local, State, and International Media outlets and NGO’s.

Dr. Madison has been featured in over 200+ on-air TV appearances since beginning of the pandemic related to public health. She has an intimate knowledge of the impact public health messaging, policy, and legislation can have on communities. A trusted and valued health care professional with 15 years of experience in Public Health and 18 years’ experience as a pharmacy professional.

An advocate for victims of human trafficking, vulnerable populations, and the underserved; Dr. Madison is a graduate of the 2021 Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy. She has received multiple awards and recognitions including being named 50 Most Influential Pharmacy Leaders (Top 10) by the Pharmacy Podcast Network for 2021, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada Chapter Women of Distinction Finalist (Health Category), Nevada State Board of Pharmacy Challenge Coin Recipient, Awarded for Exemplary Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic Response, 2021 Greatest Medical Minds by Real Vegas Magazine, 2020 Educator Healthcare Hero by Nevada Business Magazine recognizing unsung heroes in the healthcare working on the frontline (featured in September 2020 issue), Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist Honoree (Civic Leader Category), named one of the Top 25 Healthcare Influencers by Las Vegas Entrepreneurs Magazine in June 2020, and Pharmacy Times® “Pharmacy Hero” in May 2020 for her patient education and pharmacy advocacy during COVID19. She has also been recognized for her patient counseling skills and public health/vaccine advocacy.

Dr. Madison is currently an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Roseman University of Health Sciences (RU), College of Pharmacy. She maintains two active clinical practices with Huntridge Family Clinic, which focuses on the LGTBQ community and is one of the largest providers of HIV prevention and gender affirming care services in the State of Nevada as well as Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN) where she offers immunization and communicable disease care.

Dr. Madison is past director of Roseman University of Health Sciences COVID-19 Vaccine Operations, Logistics, Distribution, and Administration as well as the Point of Contact for the State of Nevada for COVID vaccines. She has personally facilitated the administration of over 11,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the Southern Nevada community since January 2021. Advocating for public health and the profession of pharmacy to improve the health and wellness of vulnerable populations and the underserved is her passion and mission.

Sam Carpenter

Born and raised in upstate New York, and after over four decades in Oregon, Sam now resides in rural SE Kentucky with his wife Diana. His background includes engineering, journalism, publishing, surveying, forestry, construction management, telecommunications and a myriad of blue and white collar enterprises and jobs.

Author and entrepreneur, he is founder and president of Centratel, the premier telephone answering service in the United States. He has owned and operated the business for 38 years and his experience rescuing and then propelling the enterprise to the number #1 ranked answering service in the U.S., comprises the “thread” of his best selling business book.

 Originally published in 2008 by Greenleaf Book Group, Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less is now in its fourth edition (2021). His second book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of your Life, was published in 2016 (thesystemsmindset.com).

Sam’s outside interests include mountaineering, skiing, cycling, reading, traveling, writing (currently working on his fourth book), public speaking, an overseas non-profit 501C, local property development/rehabilitation, and especially long “rucking” hikes with his two hounds in the surrounding Kentucky wilderness.

In Oregon, he was a U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial candidate. He is Married to Diana Bybee of Kentucky.

Frank Kitchen

Frank Kitchen is "The Mindset Master Chef." He works with Organizations who want their people to break through mental barriers to cook up the professional dreams they hunger for.

On June 18, 2015, Frank was fired by his employer. His son was 2 years old and his wife was 6 1/2 months pregnant with their second child. It was Father's Day weekend! That weekend, Frank got hungry and committed to living the Professional Speaking Dream he had been "talking" about for years. With the support of his family and friends, he used the skills he earned as a student leader, award-winning toy store manager, salesperson, educator, event planner and entertainer to transform the ultimate "burnt meal" into a tasty 5-Star Masterpiece!

Frank now teaches his proven recipe for transforming your professional aspirations into reality with professional associations, corporations, schools, colleges, universities, nonprofits, and civic groups around the world . The same recipe he used to go from unemployed to being recognized by the National Speakers Association as one of the top Professional Speakers on the planet.

When he isn’t speaking, Frank practices what he teaches. He currently serves as a volunteer and Board Chair for the Non-Profit organization Hustle PHX. Their team of staff and volunteers provide aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved urban communities with the resources needed to start and operate thriving businesses.


Jeremy Veatch

Jeremy works with CEOs to develop profitable businesses through Fortune 50 disciplines and speaks across the USA on generating profit.  Jeremy also speaks on bringing restoration to the marginalized through business operations. He received his BS in Accountancy from UA and MBA from ASU. Jeremy spent years in corporate America scaling technology and people processes using six sigma principles.  He has helped numerous businesses scale and achieve sustainability via strong profits.

 

Jeremy sits on several for-profit and non-profit boards advising on scaling for profitability:

       Finance chair for Hustle USA, a CDFI helping under-resourced individuals start small businesses

       Finance chair of Another Round Another Rally which deployed over $3MM to underrepresented populations during the COVID pandemic

       Strategic advisor for dotScribe a medical SaaS company

       Strategic advisory board member for Televerde Foundation, which has reduced recidivism rates for women inmates to 5% through employment

       Board member and partner in Wellness and Equity Alliance, a multi-state medical operation that is a public health extension to under-resourced people

Having started several ventures, he most recently co-founded a boutique management consulting firm for growth-stage companies, exiting in 2021. He was also the managing partner for an AZ based investment fund. Jeremy is adjunct faculty in Strategic Management at GCU.  His wife Cori, of 21 years, and kids Finn and Felicity have his entire heart.

Michael Rees

With over two decades of professional Human Resources experience, Michael brings his executive-level expertise to team and HR Challenges. He is the cofounder of Potere Professional Services where he provides Fortune 500 HR support for non-Fortune 500 organizations. Michael holds a Bachelors degree in Communication and a Masters in Human Resource Management.

Michael is passionate about training front line leaders and also provides advice on constructive coaching, leadership techniques and makes career development recommendations.  He has worked across a wide variety of industries (IT to Insurance) and within multiple Human Resources leadership capacities.

Michael has a knack for creating fun leadership analogies from his experiences in the outdoors or sometimes from his parenting mistakes.  

Scott Salter

Scott Salter is the owner of Alvin Skate-n-Party, a firefighter at Alvin Fire Department, the chairman of the Social Media Committee of the Roller Skating Association and the number one roller skating rink on TikTok with millions of video views. Scott's knowledge and experience in social media marketing has educated members of the RSA regularly on how to improve their social media marketing to help drive traffic and profits - with great success. Join Scott at Sk8Expo where members will learn how to level up their social media marketing skills.