Pat Brown is a familiar face in San Diego, most recently recognizable as chief weather anchor at ABC10 News. During her nearly four-decade broadcast career, Pat received five Emmy Awards and served as main weather anchor at NBC 7, morning DJ on KyXy radio and co-host of
PM Magazine on CBS 8. Currently, she leads trips around Southern California for DayTripper Tours. She is also a credentialed teacher and continues to volunteer by reading to students at Ericson Elementary School in Mira Mesa. Pat is a trustee emeritus of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has also served on the Alzheimer's Association Board of Trustees and the Burn Institute Advisory Board.
Billy Blanks Jr.
Special Guest, Dance It Out®
Billy Blanks Jr. is the creator of the worldwide dance fitness program Dance It Out (as seen on ABC's
Shark Tank), creator of the MoveTube Network (with executive producer Paula Abdul) and owner of Blanks Studios in Los Angeles. From director and choreographer to starring in Broadway performances, television shows and music videos, Billy has worked with Tom Hanks, Jason Alexander, Britney Spears and Celine Dion, among others. An American Council on Exercise®- and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America-certified instructor, he has been featured on
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show,
The Dr. Oz Show,
The Meredith Vieira Show,
So You Think You Can Dance and more.
Dr. Heidi Hanna
Dr. Heidi Hanna is chief energy officer and founder of Synergy, a consulting company that specializes in brain-based health and performance programs, and the executive director for the American Institute of Stress. A New York Times bestselling author and global speaker, Heidi has been featured at Fortune Magazine's Most Successful Women in Business Summit, the ESPN Women in Leadership Summit and the Million Dollar Round Table. Her clients have included Microsoft, GE, Google, Starbucks and many more. With a master's degree in mental health counseling and a doctorate in holistic nutrition, Heidi provides simple strategies to reduce stress, optimize focus and recharge your brain so you can master the moments that matter to you most.
A celebrated journalist and author, Jeannette Walls is best known for her best-selling memoir
The Glass Castle, which details her life growing up and tale of emergence from extreme poverty. She ignites our belief in the possibility and the power of the human spirit. With an unforgettable story of triumph over unrelenting adversity, she reveals how our flaws can be our greatest assets and helps us recognize that we're all stronger than we think.