Speaker Date Topic
Sonny Horses 4 Kids Apr 18, 2024

Laura and Russell Libby are native Californians who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and have been residents of Ventura County for over 25 years.


Russell went to San Diego State and majored in business and architecture. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Russell has owned and operated many businesses from clothing stores to automobile dealerships. As an artist he has designed and created metal artwork that can be found in businesses, ranches, and homes across the country.


Laura went to Pierce College and has enjoyed a lengthy career in business development, staffing, management, HR, coaching and training. She has served on several non profit boards for Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) and Employment Advisory Council (EAC.) 


People will tell you that Laura & Russell Libby live their lives “Cowboy Style.” Navigating the wild ride, getting the job done, while always being at each other’s side. They are somewhat of a throwback couple that is keen on hard work and saying “yes” to helping others.


In 2022 Russell, Laura and Sonny Boy started the non-profit Sonny Horses 4 Kids. This has now become their lives’ work as they passionately advocate to unite children with Law Enforcement and creating positive interactions and relationships while bringing smiles to children’s faces. Their motto is “one child at a time, and no child left behind.”

Carla Ondrasik May 02, 2024 7:15 AM

How eliminating just one word from our vocabulary can mean the difference between success and failure in achieving our daily goals.

A natural born motivator, Carla has been living the information she presents for her entire life!

Carla’s interesting and inspiring career path began with a Department of Defense top secret security clearance via:  Northrop Corporation, to Employee Relations Coordinator for Sundstrand Aviation, and ultimately as Vice President of Creative Writer Development for EMI Music Publishing, where, in the highly competitive world of music, she made dreams a reality for songwriters and recording artists on America’s top billboard charts, and is responsible for the sales of millions of records world wide. 
Celebrating 26 years of marriage to the love of her life and being the mother of two children ages 22 and 23, Carla has been developing her concept through private workshops, leading group discussions, as-well-as various speaking engagements, all discovering how the power of our words define the path we ultimately take towards making our dreams a reality.

*Everyday, we are exposed to new ideas and opportunities to better ourselves.  Think about the television features, newspaper and magazine articles, the blogs and websites dedicated to  self-improvement.  While much of this information is valid and can produce positive results, there has never before been the concept of eliminating a word from our lives in order to finally reach the success we desire.

Jessica Censotti, President MyChosenVessels May 16, 2024 7:15 AM
Visiting Kenya - and Making a Difference
Visiting Kenya - and Making a Difference

Founded in 2009, My Chosen Vessels (MCV) is a 501(c)(3) Organization in the USA & a registered NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Kenya. Their mission is to empower Maasai people through our water, education and culture conservation initiatives. They believe every Maasai person should have access to clean water & education for their ancient culture to survive. Their programs are led by a Maasai Chiefs Council which consists of 15 traditional Maasai chiefs spanning Kenya and Tanzania.

Assembly Woman Jacqui Irwin Jul 11, 2024
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