Kevin Mark was injured playing hockey when he was 16 years old in Yorkton, SK. He has been living life as a quadriplegic for over 30 years. Kevin has overcome many challenges to build a successful career in engineering and sales. He has been married for 25 years and has an adult step son. Kevin is a member of Toastmasters International and represented Alberta and Saskatchewan at the World Championships of Public Speaking in 2011. Kevin has been speaking to hockey teams and schools for over 15 years. He uses his experience to connect with students and to help them make their lives better.
Russ Dantu moved to Calgary, from Gloucester, England when he was 9 years old. On his first day of school in Canada, he showed up in a plaid sports coat, shirt and tie…..the bullying began immediately!
Although he made many friends in his youth, he also faced the harsh reality of racism and bullying which lead to his journey into the life of drugs and alcohol. Russ did his very best to annoy his parents, his teachers and many of his classmates growing up. Because of the valuable life lessons he learned along the way, he now shares powerful stories and messages with our leaders of tomorrow. A professional speaker for more than a decade, Russ inspires, motivates and invokes change in his audiences. He will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more! Russ resides in Calgary with his wife, Sonia and Golden Retriever, Shylo and has two grown children who also tested his patience during their youth…what comes around, goes around!
Larry Dixon grew up on a farm in Ontario, In his teens and early 20’s he used alcohol to try to fit in. He has enjoyed 32 years of sobriety. Larry bounced back and has been living a dream life as RAINBOW the clown for 22 years. He is married to his childhood sweetheart Karen. Larry has five adult children and four grandchildren and cares about the future of our youth. He shares his insight into success, overcoming adversity, goal setting and creating the future you want. Larry touches the hearts of not only teenagers, but adults as well, with his down to earth openness. He has entertained audiences from P.E.I. to Vancouver Island, as well as Oregon, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.