Lightborn is the pen and artist name used by Daniel Lightbourn Schmucker, a southwestern artist and writer, living in Arizona.
Lightborn has some keen insights into the human psyche, having worked in the substance abuse and mental health fields for over thirty years. Some of the discernment and vision flows through his work in clays and his artful use of words.
If you ask Luke, he'll confidently say, "I was born to entertain people."
Luke's repertoire ranges from gracing a stage with his classical piano playing relaxing cocktail jazz to an excitingly high-energy brand of rock and roll. He auditioned in San Francisco for the 2015 season of American Idol, making it to the fourth round. He has wowed audiences ever since, throughout Utah and other states, entertaining at events such as the elegant Spirit of Hope Gala, Heartbeat: A Tribute to Heart, and The Billy and Elton Show with John Houston.
Pamala has an extensive background of community involvement within every community in which
she has lived.
Much of her volunteerism in Southern Utah has been devoted to non-profit fundraising and event production including Embracing Our Heroes at the Burns Arena, Pay it Forward for Dixie, Tribute in the Tabernacle, Veterans' Day Parade, Vintage Vibes, Mohave County Talent Search, and multiple Galas, including Hearts and Hands in Harmony and the Spirit of Hope Gala.
David Schmucker graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, with an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and Masters in Business Administration.
David has an impressive event planning and coordination background, having participated heavily in producing Vintage Vibes, Mohave County Talent Search, and the 2018 Spirit of Hope Gala, among other outstanding events.
CORINNE VAN METER
Corinne Van Meter was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Edinboro University of PA, with a BS in Education, and after being a stay-at-home mom for twenty-four years, returned to the classroom teaching at-risk students. Being now retired, she retreats to North Carolina in the spring but enjoys spending her free time exploring and experiencing the splendor of the red rocks near her home in St. George, Utah, where she lives with her husband Jim.
Corinne offers a higher perspective on the subjects of death, grief and loss.
She devotes her time to sharing, through writing and speaking, her personal story of discovery.
AROS ARTIMUS MACKEY
Aros founded Adaptive Operations a 501(C)(3) organization. Adaptive Ops locates missing people, extricates human trafficking victims, provides protection and transportation for vulnerable persons and victim advocates. Aros has completed rescue/protection missions in over 10 major US and Puerto Rican cities.
He has collaborated with legislators on capitol hill, agents from Homeland Security, as well as law-enforcement agencies across the United States. He has consulted and contracted with numerous international counter human trafficking organizations.
He is a licensed private investigator and a Utah private probation provider, private security license training provider.
Mikalene has opened concerts for several outstanding performers - her favorite being country superstar, Jo Dee Messina. She currently has two albums of original songs available for purchase, on her official music website, or on iTunes and Amazon. Mikalene's busy working on her third album and an original soundtrack for a world release of a feature-length documentary film.
She plays guitar and piano and found her love of writing her own songs while in Nashville. Mikalene has been commissioned to write numerous songs and jingles for many individuals, companies, and brands.
John Houston has an extensive and enduring background as a piano/keyboard player, sound engineer, producer, creative arranger and professional singer.
John tours nationally and throughout Canada with several bands, including tribute acts, such as Heart and The Billy and Elton Show.
John was a member of Gladys Knight's SUV Choir in Las Vegas and leads his own very talented Gospel Choir – John Houston’s Gospel Choir in appearances throughout southern Utah.
Lyndy Butler is a talented country-folk singer-songwriter, based in Southern Utah.
Light-Hearted, Down Home, Sweet, and Soulful, she has the ability to connect with an audience of kids, or kids at heart. With propelling melodies, simple yet stirring lyrics and something special that reminds us all what it is in life that truly matters.
Lyndy's fourth album, Buffalo Skater, rolled out
March 22nd, 2019.
Kacee, owner of Keek Photography, doesn’t just photograph individuals, couples and families. Kacee photographs the essence of a personality; a deep love shared, and the unbreakable bonds of families.
Kacee beautifully captures the loving glances; hope-filled dreams; the subtle touch of a hand; playfulness; unspoken words, and so much more that we all should love to see and witness in our
Jadon is a singer, and performer, exhilarating audiences with his vocal talent and polished acting. He pursues his life's purpose each day - to uplift others with the power of music and acting.
He has been performing and starring in roles for years, emerging as a local theater star with significant roles in shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserables.
Jadon has also released two solo albums, titled, Because of Him, and Songs of the Season. On them, he passionately sings of purpose and love.
Uriah is a music educator in the Washington Country School District, and a worship pastor-in-training at Solomon's Porch.
Since learning to play the guitar at age fourteen, Uriah's desire is to expand his musical knowledge so he may continue his passion for teaching music to elementary school children. Through his teachings, he hopes to provide youth with meaningful experience that will follow them throughout their lives.
Ami is a lifelong vocalist and entertainer. She has been in roles such as Luisa in The Fantastics, narrator in Joseph and the Technicolored Dream Coat, and Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly.
Ami owns Mrs. Ami’s Dance Studio and Ami Kawailaniakealii Hula Studio. She teaches vocalists across the United States with online leading vocal coach Richard Fink IV. She also teaches voice lessons to all ages and abilities locally and internationally.
Her company, Wish Entertainment, teaches Hawaiian education, performs hula shows and wows crowds with princess and character parties.
Cynthia is a native of Las Vegas, NV, who has a heart to change the world through a variety of passions and service projects.
She is a Human Resources Supervisor for MGM Resorts International, a mother, a blogger, a student, and a volunteer with many organizations within her community. She is pursuing her bachelors degree in Leadership through Southeastern University, while pursing her APHRI certification to further her career in the field of human resources.
Laura Parks is a transplant to St. George, Utah. She was born and raised in Southeast Idaho. Laura obtained her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University in 2016.
Laura has experience working with Felony Probation and Parole, Child Protective Services, and Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children. Laura obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walden University in 2018.
Laura is currently working in residential treatment and is looking forward to volunteering with Aros at Adaptive Ops.
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Aurora has avidly volunteered for many organizations through the years, having served with The Children’s Health Connection, as a CASA Volunteer, TLC (now Root For Kids) and Big Brother’s Big Sisters among many others in the community.
Aurora received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling and has 13 years in the field of education. She has worked with the Washington County School District and in other areas such as a language teacher, translator, interpreter and professional voice over.
Having found her passion in real estate in recent years, she now helps people live the American dream of home ownership.
Debbie is a 20 year veteran of the real estate industry in Southern Utah and more recently the owner of the creative company, The Basket Case.
In her career, she has fund-raised for many non-profit organizations; in 2017, she co-founded a local non-profit called the Blue Butterfly House Supervised Visitation Center. She has served as Governor for the State of Utah Women’s Council of Realtors, Local Chapter President and held other positions throughout the state of Utah. She has settled into a new role in the community by opening her gift basket company, The Basket Case by Urban Chalks.
Laurie has been in St. George since 2008. She has a wonderful husband with four children, four stepchildren, and grandchildren. Her favorite interests are playing pickleball and gardening. She helped to introduce the sport of pickleball by doing clinics for adults and youth throughout the state of Utah. She published her first adventure story and loves writing.
Laurie has organized the gathering of clothes and toiletries to help those escaping the polygamist cult in Colorado City.
Her goal is that every child grows up in a world of love and contentment. In doing so, she believes the world will be a better place for everyone.
Christine is the Director and Choreographer for the Tuacahn High School of the Arts Ballroom Dance Company. She has also choreographed several shows in local theaters.
In Seattle, she was named a Senior Teaching Artist for the nationally acclaimed Dancing Classrooms Program, teaching Social Awareness and Interaction to 5th grade students using the vehicle of ballroom dance.
She is the mother of four amazing children. Two of which have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy(DMD), a debilitating and life threatening disease of the muscles. She advocates for clinical research and awareness of DMD and has been the spokesperson for several Muscular Dystrophy Association events.
Amy McAllister is a lover of faith, family, and friends who was born to be a part of the music industry. She is a singer, songwriter and performer who loves working in media and radio as well. She is passionate about “All The Things” music. From the songwriters, artists and musicians, to radio, media and management, Amy is inspired by everyone behind the scenes making the music happen, too.
Given her dedication to "paying it forward," Amy always says “yes” to her music supporting a cause, no matter how large or small the platform. She reaches out whenever and wherever possible, making a difference worldwide, by supporting many philanthropic causes and charities. Her latest music is dedicated to Suicide Awareness and Prevention.