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Mika J. Cross | Workplace Transformation Strategist

Mika J. Cross | Workplace Transformation Strategist

Mika J. Cross is a seasoned Workplace Transformation Strategist specializing in innovative global workplace initiatives, culture change, strategic communications, knowledge management, next generation/future workplace predictions, mobility and flexible work policy, diversity, inclusion and employee engagement.

Garth Massey | MLMethods Chief Leadership Officer

Garth Massey | MLMethods Chief Leadership Officer

LtCol. Garth Massey is the Chief Leadership Officer for MLMethods, a learning and development firm based out of Los Angeles, CA. Building on his military experiences, Garth is currently serving as an infantry battalion commander in the reserves.

Kevin “Rabs” Bemel | Navy Rabbi & Entrepreneur

Kevin “Rabs” Bemel | Navy Rabbi & Entrepreneur

Rabbi Kevin Bemel joined the United States Navy after spending over 20 years in the business world. After nine years on active duty, he returned to civilian business to help veterans find high-paying jobs and start businesses.

Travis Scott Collier | Author of Command Your Transition

Travis Scott Collier | Author of Command Your Transition

Travis Scott Collier, a Georgia native- graduated from the US Coast Guard Academy and spent his career immersed in the Coast Guard’s military training system. He holds a Master’s in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University, he’s trained over 650 foreign nationals in 19 nations, led three of the US Coast Guard’s apprentice training programs, and helped develop small boat engineering and coxswain training programs for the Republic of Georgia Coast Guard

Justin M Sloan | Marine Turned Creative Genius

Justin M Sloan | Marine Turned Creative Genius

Justin Sloan served in the Marines for five years, He went on to study fiction in the Master of Arts writing program at Johns Hopkins and interned with the Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review. He’€™s authored several fiction books and nonfiction books alike.

Heather MacArthur | Executive Management Coach

Heather MacArthur | Executive Management Coach

Heather MacArthur has been career coaching individuals at all levels and across various industries for fifteen plus years. Her career has spanned from serving in the Air Force as a Russian Linguist for the National Security Agency, to being a learning and development leader for companies such as Princess Cruises and The Walt Disney Company.

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Dan is one of the most talented individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His dedication and passion in enhancing the District’s multiple social media platforms is nothing short of brilliant. Most notable was his ability to develop a training and execution plan that ultimately increased leads and quality by leveraging social media to reach a more diverse population of applicants and linking them up with our sales force.

Jorge Escatell Recruiting Advertising Officer USMC

“Dan did an outstanding job of getting the Marine Corps involved in the social media revolution. Now, Marines from all over the country are following Dan’s tactics, and the Marine Corps has even changed its social media policy and platform because of him. Dan had a tremendous influence on this”

Michael Wick Combat Correspondent USMC

Dan is the type of leader you want in your organization; his entrepreneurial mindset gives him the ability to influence others while creating a highly innovative environment. He is not afraid to share fresh ideas, which while pursuing his own interests help those of the organization, and its stakeholders. He continuously invests in his literacy through abundant reading material that have helped him maintain a higher standard in his course of action.

Gustavo Bustos Recruiter, USMC

Dan demonstrates creative strength by being clever and imaginative. During my tenure, Dan always dynamically and aggressively engaged in the pursuit of professional excellence and continuously produced superior results. His degree of leadership far exceeds that normally expected for an individual in his position and experience. Daniel is a must have on any team!

Edgar Carpenter Director of Audience Development, Gannett Media


Daniel stands out to me as one of the most disciplined, competent, and dedicated students I have had. Despite extreme demands with work and school, Daniel completed all of his work on time and exceptionally well. In an environment where many students are looking to do the least amount possible, Daniel amazed me with his commitment to fulfilling his responsibilities willingly and professionally. He is an absolute asset.

Kate Klemme Adjunct Professor, Utah Valley University

I have never come across a more qualified expert in social media than Dan Evans. He is not only well versed in the various platforms, but he has a unique understanding and expertise in utilizing each platform collectively to market and sell a brand, and in our case, the United States Marine Corps.

Amanda Anderson Public Affairs Officer USMC

Dan Evans is a visionary innovator who walks the talk. Dan was 1 of 3,700 Marine Corps Recruiters hand-selected to serve on the Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Digital Communications Working Group. Dan is a leader, teacher and scholar who thinks and acts by applying systems thinking and modeling the way.

Raphael Hernandez Chief Marketing Officer USMC

Daniel is one of the finest students I have known. His work is of high caliber. While in an undergraduate program he consistently produced a quality of output that was clearly at a graduate level. He possesses keen insight. He also demonstrates a caliber of leadership that is rare. He understands authentic leadership and how to help others achieve their goals in life. l recommend Daniel without reservation for positions of leadership, high responsibility, and trust.

Gordon Whitehead CEO Captus5