SIMA is a celebrity trainer, nutritionist, wellness expert and author with more than twenty years’ experience. In her life journey she learned the important elements that govern and influence health and happiness. Her expertise in nutrition and fitness has helped thousands of overweight individuals achieve and maintain ideal weight. Her book, Sima’s Healthy Indulgence (by Skyhorse Publishing) is the culmination of her culinary work on achieving ideal body weight without counting calories or crazy diets. She has competed and won titles on fitness competitions across the US. She is a tv personality and has been featured on FOX5 San Diego and KUSI Good Morning San Diego. She also collaborates with many top brands in lifestyle and wellness such as Williams- Sonoma, Athleta, and Lorna Jane. Additionally, her blogs, recipes, interviews, and workouts have been featured in Whole Foods Market, Mindbodygreen, Jewish Journal, Oloxir Magazine, Primal Kitchen, JLTV, LA Mom Magazine, DLRevAMP and Tour De Fit.
Larissa Wohl is a dynamic journalist best known for her energetic and relatable personality. Currently she can be seen on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” as the resident pet rescue expert. Her years of dedication to working with shelter animals and fostering for dozens of rescue groups makes her the perfect addition to the 2-time Emmy
Nominated show. She is thrilled to combine her background in news and her passion for animals to such a prominent platform to help educate and entertain viewers about animal related issues.
Prior to “Home & Family,” Larissa worked as a morning traffic anchor and live field reporter for the NBC affiliate in Tucson, AZ. Larissa’s journalistic skills and versatility made her the go-to reporter for everything from entertainment and community events to hard-hitting news disasters like the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
After working at KVOA, Larissa went to anchor and produce for the ABC affiliate in Bakersfield, CA and then became a freelance reporter and weather anchor for Fox 5 in San Diego, CA and the host and producer for the Scripps’s produced show, “The List.”
On “The List,” Larissa’s engaging and approachable personality helped shine a spotlight on San Diego’s finest. From the latest restaurants to the hottest fitness studios to the traveling circus show, Larissa continuously immersed herself into to each of her stories to give viewers an “inside” look.
Larissa is elated to be back in her hometown of Los Angeles and lives with her various foster animals and her two rescue dogs, Muppet and Maple.
Ashley Jones is a versatile actress having garnered her break-out role as the scene- stealing Merlott’s waitress, ‘Daphne,’ in HBO’s hit vampire series, True Blood. Currently, Jones can be seen on General Hospital as Parker Forsyth and bantering with Kaley Cuoco in Priceline’s latest commercial campaign.
Coming up in December, she stars in You Killed My Mother on Lifetime Movies as well as the Christmas movie, 12 Days of Giving, airing on UP.
In May of 2016, Ashley and her husband welcomed their first Child, Hayden. She also has a five year-old stepson, Huck. Jones is very well known to daytime and international audiences for her role of over a decade as Dr. Bridget Forrester on the number one serial drama in the world The Bold and the Beautiful. Viewers have also watched her as a guest star or in recurring arcs on numerous top rated television shows including, but not limited to, CSI:Cyber, The Mentalist, CSI, House, Private Practice, CSI:NY, Flashforward, Drop Dead Diva, Bones, CW’s 90210 and Criminal Minds and most recently on NCIS:LA and NCIS. Ashley co-starred in the comedy, The Wedding Ringer, with Kevin
Hart and Josh Gad. She just recently aired.
Last year, she was honored to guest on Dr. Oz discussing how to stay healthy in her newest role as a mother and again worked with Dr. Oz this past summer. Jones enjoys working behind the camera as well. She has produced and starred in several Lifetime Movie Network and Lifetime Original movies over the past few years.
Jones also stars in the Kickstarter independent Angel’s Perch, which made headlines regarding Alzheimer’s awareness and won critical acclaim at film festivals.
Having wanted to act since she was a young girl, Jones began performing in the theatre at nine years old as the lead in Enid Bagnold’s English play, The Chalk Garden. She’s grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with talents such as Luke Wilson; Will Farrell in the hugely successful comedy, Old School, as well as Betty White, John Hawkes, Vince Vaughn, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Arquette, Anna Paquin and Alan Ball.Jones was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards for her role on The Young and the Restless. She was nominated for an audience “people’s choice” award for her role on The Bold and the Beautiful, and has received multiple accolades internationally.
Ashley actively participates with STEP UP WOMEN’S NETWORK, a national charity connecting professional women with underprivileged teens. She is honored to be on the host committee for their annual Inspiration Awards and is active in their mentoring program.
When not working, volunteering or traveling, she can found at home with her family. She loves hiking, writing, playing violin or sharing her passion for fashion (“styling and nesting”), which she can be followed with “shoppable links” at
Born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Texas, Jones currently resides in Los Angeles with her family. She is a celebrity blogger on PEOPLE.com. You can also follow her personal written blog and lifestyle website: AshleyAJones.com.
Social Media: instagram: @ashleyaubra
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Interview on 12/8/17
A chance encounter landed Baron his first break in the ensemble drama film, “Marriage Prep.” He went on to act in a number of television shows including Entourage, America Most Wanted, Spy TV, Young and the Restless, Day of Our Lives, Domino Day and made a special appearance in Star Trek Nemesis movie.
Baron has made a name for himself in the TV commercial arena having done national spots for Nikon, EBay, Target, Mc Donald’s, General Motors along with a-list actors such as Asthon Kutcher and academy award winner director Bennett Miller of MoneyBall starring Brad Pit.
He added film producer to his credits by executive producing the award-winning suspense thriller, “Safe House.” Baron talks about how he financed the film. In big Hollywood studios, filmmaking is often a massive corporate endeavor demanding big crews, mega stars, multi-million dollar digital effects, and record-breaking opening weekends to offset astronomical budgets. Thankfully, smaller independent films are still a force to be reckoned with. But how do you get your indie in the can and out to an audience in today’s tanking economy? Actor/producer Baron Jay Littleton found his answer by thinking out of the box, convincing some cast members in his recently completed feature crime thriller Safe House to invest in the Production. “Actors think nothing of spending $300 a month on acting classes, directing workshops, headshots, clothes—all the things they do to find work,” Littleton said. “But when I initially approached my cast to invest in this film, some said they didn’t pay to be in a fi lm, they got paid. So I told them ‘We’re usually waiting for someone to give us work, right? Why not think like business people and invest in ourselves? Take the capital we’d spend on classes and whatnot for two months, and instead invest it in a film we believe in and can use to leverage future work.’ Baron is in pre-production on the “The Condo” as an actor/producer starts principal photography October 2012 which is about “Four married friends buy a condo to share as a bachelor pad, so they have a place to bring their mistresses, until the wives and girlfriends bust the cheating…spouses. He has several projects lined up for 2013 including Mafia Boss to the Cross, LA Gangs, The Disciple, and African Love Story he is currently filming “Not Another Celebrity Movie” as Kanye.
Baron is much more than an actor and filmmaker. His philanthropic interests led him to start the Baron Jay Family Foundation which is committed to promoting health awareness, relationship guidance, employment preparedness, and financial literacy in economically distressed and under served communities.
Joey Ortiz (www.joeyortiz.com) is an unstoppable force in the face of adversity. Time after time Joey has been knocked
down by life but he is a firm believer in living the mantra, “it’s not about how many times you get knocked down, but how
many times you get back up.” Joey’s childhood home was the beginning of his journey. A recipient of frequent physical
abuse by his father, Joey turned to drinking at the young age of 8 and drug use at the age of 12 to relieve his pain. His
challenging childhood started leading him down a dangerous path. Instead of conquering his vices, Joey began using
football as an avenue to release the rage he felt. He became a star on the gridiron and was recruited by the University of
Nevada Las Vegas and offered a scholarship.
Life was looking up for Joey but then tragedy befell him. Shortly after he was offered a college scholarship, he was the victim
of a near-fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accident. Struck by a car traveling at 70 mph, Joey was left for dead in the streets until
help arrived. Joey’s heart had stopped, his bones were broken, and his left calf was shredded. Paramedics revived Joey, but
even though his heart was beating, he was unresponsive due to a closed head injury and a bruised brain. Joey was within
inches of his life and treated for 18 major injuries but his spirit was still strong. Joey’s doctors told him he would never walk
again, let alone play football. This sparked a fire within Joey. He was more determined than he’d ever been before; he
wouldn’t let his life-changing opportunities get away from him. Joey defied the odds and overcame an excruciating
rehabilitation program in only 5 months. Although he could get back on the field, his offer from UNLV was rescinded and
other major colleges were no longer interested in recruiting Joey. After conquering his physical obstacles, his mentality was
crushed and Joey turned to coke to escape his reality.
Joey fell into the dark hold of addiction and was trapped there for years. His life was riddled with aggression and anger. It
wasn’t until he was introduced to God that he was able to turn his life around. Since his spiritual awakening, Joey has been
able to redirect his life and find meaningful purpose. He became an author, and ministers with the hope of helping those who
struggle with sobriety and addiction. Joey encourages his followers to be in control of their lives and to persevere even when
it seems like they are out of choices. Joey preaches the power of a conscious mind and urges his followers to take control of
their lives by creating options, even if they feel like they have nowhere else to turn.
Joey Ortiz is a different breed of motivational speaker. He has, personally, overcome abuse and tragedy to become an
inspiration to those trapped in similar situations. Joey has a moving story with the insight and passion from a true, relentless
spirit of a survivor that has defied all odds; serving as a catalyst of hope as he shares his message of healing, perseverance,
redemption and triumph.