Meet the Team
Each person on our team is a graduate of AssistU, and we’re proud of our shared foundation and connection through the Virtual Mentoring Program. Although a small team, we are mighty and care deeply about each other, our profession, and helping you. We ask each other to weigh in on different topics throughout the year, some silly, and some serious, so be sure to stop back and see what we have to say! The current question is:
If you could invite three people from any time in history to dinner with you, who would you invite and why?
Maya Angelou, Gertrude Bell, and Michelle Obama, for their quiet fierceness. The conversations and connections we would have would be legend!
—get to know Anastacia
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Edward Bok — because I think he was a kindred spirit. The Apostle Peter (some people would know him as Saint Peter) because I think he’s a wonderful example of how someone can grow beyond early limitations to become a force for good. Vincent Van Gogh because his ability to infuse emotion onto canvas fills me with joy and wonder.
—get to know Nicole
I would love to have dinner with Thomas Edison, Leonardo da Vinci and Amelia Earhart. I’m not sure if I would invite them together or separately, the conversation would be interesting either way, but I do think they would enjoy meeting each other!
—get to know Heather
Jesus – Because he’s the son of God and had a hand in creating everything. I mean, there would be so much to talk about. I wouldn’t even know where to start… I’m just not sure that dinner would be sufficient time to cover everything.
Oprah – Because she’s an amazing inspiration and an amazing human being. She managed to take the sourest of lemons and turn them in to the sweetest and most delightful strawberry lemonade. We all have our own stories from our childhood, but it’s from Oprah that I learned that that we each have the power to write the next chapter in our story and to thrive, succeed and support others in the highest ways possible.
Lin Manuel Miranda – Because the man is so consummately cool and brilliant at whatever he puts his mind to. His skill with a pen is unparalleled.
—get to know Gayle
Buddha, to learn from and bask in his wisdom – Helen Keller, who was a childhood hero of mine – Bruce Springsteen, whose music has been the most important thread throughout my life
—get to know Jude
Mother Theresa—to learn what inspired and motivated her to give her life to complete service to others. Rosa Parks—to hear what inside of her gave her the courage to not move to the back of the bus. And John Lennon—to talk with him about his song, Imagine, and his views on how he envisioned our having world peace.
—get to know Pat
“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.”
– Walter Winchell