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Best Life Ever Mini-Series

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A Life Coaching six week Mini Series
Hosted by Ron Helman
SFCTV Comcast Channel 16 Santa Fe, NM

 Best Life Ever TV aired:
Monday February 23, 2009 – Friday April 3, 2009

The Concept:
Best Life Ever is a TV series that takes the viewer behind the scenes during the intimate life coaching sessions of five individuals. Each client will have different concerns and challenges, but have needs and desires that are common to us all: the quest for a happier and more satisfying life being the ultimate goal.
We will witness the challenges and successes of each person’s journey over the course of a six-week time frame. Each client will be given an appointment for the same day and time each weekday. The program will be shot live, and shown unedited one week later. In total there will be 30 one half hour shows aired two times over a six-week period.


Introducing Ron Helman, Host


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Ron’s been working as a trainer and coach for over forty years. He’s also an amazing award winning musician, dancer, mime and gymnast. His background includes a faculty position at the Juilliard School Drama Department, Circle in the Square, and at his own studio, Ron’s C-57 in Carnegie Hall and the creator of Mileshigh Artists Management in New York City. He has worked with many celebrities including Sting, Al Pacino, Julianne Moore, Mr. Big of Sex and the City, Chris Noth, Desperate Housewives’ Marcia Cross, plus numerous top models, actors, musicians, and business professionals whose livelihoods demand peak performance. He is currently the producer and host of a Life Coaching mini-series called “Best Life Ever” premièring February 23.09 on Comcast Channel 16. You can find him at www.ronhelman.com

The Participants:


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Mario Moreno“I was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to New York in 1963. For over thirty-five years my parent’s were hard working factory workers. That was their American dream.I dropped out of college and auditioned at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC. I got in, graduated and my first job was as an understudy in a hit off-Broadway play directed by John Malkovich. I eventually became a principal in that run that lasted over a year.

The passion and commitment needed to sustain an acting career waned. I studied print production and graphic design and have worked for some of the largest advertising agencies in the world.
I started writing, producing, and acting in my own one-act plays years later.

After twenty-five years of living in Manhattan and Brooklyn, I’ve moved to Santa Fe to breathe new life into the passion and commitment that’s been dormant all these years.
Currently, I’m acting in a play at The Santa Fe Playhouse and have written a short one-act that will be stage read as part of their Benchwarmer’s series.”

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Judy Tuwaletstiwa

Judy Tuwaletstiwa is a mixed media painter who uses natural materials, such as sand, mud, feathers, sticks, and fiber, with acrylic on canvas. She is also a writer and a teacher. Her paintings and her limited edition first book, The Canyon Poem, reside in numerous private, corporate and public collections. She has shown her work in many group and solo exhibitions over the past thirty years, nationally and internationally.
About her most recent book, published by Radius Books in 2007, she writes, “Mapping Wateris a new type of memoir based on an evolving language of words and images that suggest the ephemeral threads of collective and individual memory that weave the elemental fabric of our common human experience.”Ms. Tuwaletstiwa was born in Los Angeles, California in 1941. She received her B. A. in English Literature, concentrating on the English Medieval period, from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962. She received her M.A.T. in English Literature from Harvard University in 1963.She lived in Northern California for thirty years, pursuing her art while raising four children. In 1993, she remarried and moved to the Hopi Reservation in Northern Arizona where she and her husband, Phillip, lived for twelve years. Presently, they reside in Galisteo, a village in northern New Mexico.

Of landscape, Ms. Tuwaletstiwa writes: “In this vast desert, a thin membrane separates the daily world and the world of the spirit. This elemental landscape continually reminds one of the fragility and tenacity of life. It holds a deep reservoir of the unconscious.”

Of her art, she writes: “Art is an act of devotion: having faith that meaning will evolve out of the making. Devotion asks for discipline, freely given. My work is to integrate the dark and the light into a harmonious whole that speaks directly to the soul.”

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Navajo NguyenNavajo is a typical 15 year old. She is currently a sophmore, who attends Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque, NM. Navajo is an Honor Student who maintains a 3.5 GPA. Athletically, she competes as a Level 8/9 gymnast. She attends Albuquerque Gymnastics School. She was the 2008 Floor Champion for NM State Meet. She loves to have fun and take care of her two little sisters Haley and Storm. For fun, she acts, dances and auditions for movie roles in Albuquerque, NM. Navajo’s acting classes and training are at John Robert Powers of Albuquerque. She recently signed with an agent out of New York called NY-MMG (Model Management Group). Locally in Albuquerque, she has signed with an agent at the Mannequin Agency.Navajo is unique in that she is very diverse from an ethnic standpoint. Her mother is Navajo and father is Vietnamese. From an acting standpoint, this is good because she can reach so many market groups of people. She is most proud of her Native American heritage as she practices and observes the Navajo/ Dine traditional ceremonies, speak the native tongue and one day hopes to be a leader/ role model within the community.

Navajo recently showed off her skills at IPOP (International Presentation of Performers) in January of 2008. In May of 2008, she landed a movie role in Albuquerque/ Santa Fe area as a teen actress in the movie “Descanos”. Navajo hopes to expand her knowledge and understanding of how movies are made while being in the production of “Descanos”. She is also being seriously considered for another movie called “Masani”, a tale of a Navajo girl adapting in today’s world which brings a set of challenges while also dealing with traditional Native American ways. Navajo’s main goal is to do well in school and achieve an academic scholarship so she can earn a medical degree and practice being an oral surgeon one day. However, Navajo presently enjoys performing in front of audiences and have set her goal to one day receive an Academy Award. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3232458/resume


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Todd ScaliseTodd Scalise is a visual artist with a passion for applying his artwork onto almost anything. Developing applications for art is the basis of Todd’s professional work. Since studying painting in Rome during the early nineties, Todd has created and exhibited an elaborate body of artwork. His work has been selected to hang in the Andy Warhol Museum, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and a number of galleries in New York City. Todd’s work has also appeared in several national magazines such as The Progressive for Howard Zinn, Juxtapoz, and Parade. He has served in higher education as an Assistant Professor of Art for institutions in Pennsylvania and New Mexico and has distinguished himself by receiving two Heinz Endowments. Currently, Todd exhibits large-scale paintings and designs art rugs that blur the line between art and design. www.toddscalise.com

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Deb DurhamDeb is the one in any crowd who exudes willowy ease, sunny youthfulness and eIegance. Quick to laugh, cook, dance, and bring joy to her family, friends and clients, Deb Durham sees the irony in most everything in life.Deb combines her sense of humour with a seriousness of purpose in any endeavour she undertakes. An entrepreneur, Deb Durham pioneered her own successful spokesperson business in New York City in 1974*. The SPOKESPERSONS PLUS NETWORK®, the first firm of its kind, is now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and provides credible experts and celebrities to Fortune 500 companies interested in 3rd party spokespeople for their consumer marketing and advertising campaigns.

A media-savvy home economist with B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University’s School of Consumer & Family Sciences, Deb Durham has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Home & Garden Television, Lifetime Network, The Discovery Channel, PBS as well as on hundreds of local market TV shows nationwide.

Deb’s personal passion is anything to do with home and design and, in particular, the charm of small homes that are nurturing and energy efficient. Having never lived in a home larger than 1,300 square feet since college graduation, she is pursuing a new venture around the idea that smaller homes can provide bigger lives. Practicing what she preaches for years, Deb once entertained 80 guests in her 350 square foot New York City apartment.

An adventurous spirit with great range, Deb loves making a home cooked meal for friends as much as a spontaneous road trip. The incongruity of a 6 foot blonde stepping out of a two-seater sports car is not lost on Deb Durham. Ever-ebullient, that wild roar of delight is always just beneath the surface! www.spokespersons.com

*Please indulge Deb when she tells you she started the company when she was only 8.


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Best Life Ever TV
Aired: Monday February 23, 2009 – Friday April 3, 20
Photo credit Jennifer Esperanza

http://www.jenniferesperanza.com

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