mimi burns

mimi burns

Founder & CEO

Building partnerships in the grand adventure! 

From her radio, television, coaching and international touring career as a musician, Mimi a.k.a. "Radiance" has thrived 25 years in the entertainment industry. Driven by her own experiences, her purpose is dedicated to nurturing young people toward the tools that bring empowerment back into their life through fun, connectivity, mess and camaraderie. She has a Therapeutic Bachelors degree and enjoys creating a space for people to remember how to allow joy into their life. Mimi  is a strong advocate for restoring the voices of the youth and LOVES being a mom, rock star and visionary. 

For ten years, Mimi has been traveling to learn from skilled leaders in the emotional intelligence field. Her creation, Lighthouse Affects, is a fun and innovative way to bring transformational education geared towards empowering youth throughout the world. 

Bianca Mauro

Bianca Mauro

 Production Manager

Bianca is a Boston born production manager, event producer, photographer, adventurer, and supporter of the arts. She has amassed over 20 years of national and international production and event management experience. From 2005-2015, she travelled the globe 300+ days a year as an independent contractor in production, but she has recently returned the business to the US. Bianca has built a team at BRM Production Management that specializes in the logistics necessary to turn clients’ dreams into reality. In the last year, this team has been the force behind six major innovative concepts in the placemaking, festival, and event spheres.

In an effort to facilitate more and varied events, exhibits, installations, and placemaking ventures, Bianca has been appointed to the Lowell Cultural Council (a branch of the Massachusetts Cultural Council), and volunteers as Producer of fledgling concepts such as the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, a non-profit STEM and the Arts collaborative challenge in its 3rd year of production.  

mark waldman

mark waldman

Director of NeuroBabble
& youth therapy

Mark Waldman is the author of 14 books, including the national bestseller How God Changes Your Brain which Oprah selected as one of the nine "Must Read" books for 2012. Mark is on the Executive MBA faculty at Loyola Marymount University where he teaches NeuroLeadership, and he is also on the faculty of Holmes Institute. He maintains an international practice as a NeuroCoach and he also certifies students in mindfulness-based coaching and education. His neuroscientific research on consciousness, communication, and spirituality has been published in journals throughout the world and his work has been featured in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Oprah Magazine.  He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, including PBS and NPR, and his TEDx Talk has been viewed by more than 100,000 people.  

His new book is called NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness, and Success.  These evidence-based strategies are now used in schools, health centers, and businesses throughout the world.  For more information, visit www.MarkRobertWaldman.com

darren williams

darren williams

director of Art Therapy

Darren Williams has been working as a humanitarian for over 30 years. He began his efforts with studying and professionally implementing numerous integrative medicine therapies in facilities such as Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health in Nashville, TN, and with private therapeutic services for well known music artists.

In 2011, Darren began to work alongside Zac Adams, CEO of Skydive Films and Mike Stryker, CEO of Casting Life Films. Their combined efforts have produced EPKs and Music Videos seen on VH-1, MTV, GAC, CMT, and CMT PURE. Simultaneously, Darren participated in filming powerful Emmy award-winning documentaries such as the "In America" series narrated by James Denton and Chandra Wilson.

Darren is currently at work producing and directing the “Sat.Nam Project" which empowers individuals to hear their "still small voice," or that which reveals authenticity beyond life stories of trauma, pain, stress and environmental situations. Darren feels honored to be modeling the concept of utilizing self-awareness to make personal changes that will ripple out into the world, touching the lives of many.

May wild

May wild

Director of youth program

May Wild is an Artist, Psychotherapist, Creativity Coach, and a Human that has experienced deep pain. Because she has walked through this pain and allowed it to teach and transform her, she has learned how to thrive, live out loud, and LOVE. And she believes YOU can, too!

Her passion is to teach self-compassion and create a world of one love- the love of self, others’ and the greater good. She is a skilled and compassionate teacher who over the years, has bravely led others on their unique path of self-discovery, encouraging each person to use creative expression to tap into their own authentic voice. May’s core principle is that self-healing and personal growth can be achieved through creative, integrated mind- body practices

May is in private practice as Trauma Therapist, April Broussard, and is a Creativity Coach in Nashville, TN. Her process arts Studio, Sanctuary Society, is a precious resource for healing and personal empowerment through connection, creativity and authenticity. May also works with Turnip Green Creative Reuse as a teaching artist and is on the leadership team of Mindful Nashville.

brad smith

brad smith

Director of Production

Currently on tour, Bradford Smith is an American music producer, songwriter, engineer, and DJ from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He’s the founder of Lion Nation Music and the key face of Deceptaconz Productions. He has been a musical genius since a very early age and is proficient in playing many different types of instruments.

Emerging from Indiana with years of musical experience, he is becoming a highly influential music producer. He has received several television, commercials, and independent movie placements, and produced hits within a wide variety of genres. He has also had the pleasure of working with Grammy Award winning & nominated artists including King Louie, Killer Mike, Bolo, M-16, Fatman Scoop, Jeff Savage, and many more producers, artists and songwriters. He states, “I am not defined by a music genre, so my music expands boundaries to take my music to the next level and beyond." He wants young people to know the importance of sticking with their dreams. 

Gralan early

Gralan early

Director of Youth Outreach

Gralan Early is the co-founder and Vice President of Next Generation Academy, Inc. a non-profit organization that focuses on youth and community development through areas of music and sports in Fort Wayne, IN. He decided after high school to wrestle for Northern Illinois University and pursue a degree in Organizational Leadership. When not helping or mentoring young people he enjoys listening to music. He is an American music producer, songwriter, engineer and DJ.  For over a decade Gralan's greatest passion is as an executive producer. His purpose is to leave a legacy that first, his children can be proud and second, be a “Rock” for the youth so they may build their own legacy. He enjoys being creative with people, especially young people, and believes creative people rule the world. You can find him in your local gym or outside running in plastic suits and sweats trying to loose some weight in the middle of the summer. If you ask nicely he will tell you why he does it.

Stephanie gottesman

Stephanie gottesman

marketing & branding director

Stephanie received her BFA in Graphic Design from Chapman University in 2006, and has 10 years of branding, design, and internet marketing experience. She started her career working for two world-class design agencies – Chase Design Group and GelComm – working on projects for clients including Disney, Kellogg’s, and Cartoon Network.

In 2008, she founded Alterna.tif Design, and spent the next five years art directing a small team of designers and web developers on branding, websites, packaging, and print collateral projects for small businesses and start-ups.

She has consulted on projects for clients across the country, specializing in brand development, crowdfunding campaign design, and internet marketing. She loves working on a creative team and considers herself a huge geek for cooperative culture and communication skills. 

wil brown

wil brown

Artist
Liason

Born the son of the legendary engineer at "STAX Records", William C. Brown IV knew from age four that music called him toward percussion. Daily, Wil was surrounded by immensely famous artists whose music helped define an era, and who also modeled a mindset of unifying and empowering the people. His grandmother and mom marched during the civil rights movement. Wil's father – a multi-Grammy winner – helped him to recognize that the music comes first, which defines his commitment to music throughout his life.

Wil has known profound isolation and knows the importance of reaching forward to build a support team so a person can achieve the very best life has to offer. With more than 40 years experience as a national and international touring musician, Wil is skilled at guiding, leading and motivating artists.  
As a father, marine, and musician, Wil recognizes the importance of supporting youth – they are the future!

lizzy tremaine

lizzy tremaine

talent
coordinator

Braving the launch of Lighthouse Affects, meet Lizzy Tremaine! Touring often for music production and shows, Lizzy Tremaine is a musician on a mission. She eats, sleeps and breathes music every day. As versatile as she is, pop and EDM soul are her top genres. Her active travels to do live shows range from being a special guest in evening entrtainment venues playing piano/singing to fully energizing EDM clubs and festivals. Lizzy works with multiple Grammy winning producers and is often called in, throughout the country, for recording sessions. She is currently working on her debut album and lives to serve the world in every capacity regarding inspiring all to follow what they are most inpsired by. 

chelsea vona

chelsea vona

Art Gallery
designer

Chelsea has been a part of the arts since a very young age. she was put into art school where every day she got to express herself thought performance and fine art. Chelsea understands how important this project is. When she was a child her sister tragically passed away and she used the arts to cope and express feelings that didn't have words. She not only believes in this program, she has lived it and now wants to pay it forward.

Chelsea has been a gallery director the last 5 years and is excited to bring her experience to help the local youth be seen and heard. She is also a part time yoga teacher, social media manager, and networker. She has come on board with the Lighthouse Affects team to help effectively display young artists' creations in the galleries for each production. She hopes to inspire others to pursue their passion and work hard toward their goals.