Our team is committed to making educational opportunities a reality for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals.
Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur and scientist. Often cited as the father of the video game industry, he is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater. Mr. Bushnell is passionate about enhancing and improving the educational process by integrating the latest in brain science, and truly enjoys motivating and inspiring others with his views on entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and education.
Currently, Mr. Bushnell is devoting his talents to fixing education and serving as a founder, chairman, board member, advisor, speaker, and mentor for many organizations including Lernip, Novum-U, ModalVR, Anti-AgingGames, VIRSIX GAMES, and HearGlass.
Dr. Edward Bevilacqua
Dr. Edward Bevilacqua is an entrepreneur, Director of Education at Novum-U – a school a committed to Breaking the Chains of Recidivism that annually helps 1,000+ inmates and ex-felons learn valuable hard-skills, publisher of Res Gestae – a magazine distributed throughout prisons in the West, and a father of six (including US Army 35M Human Intelligence Collector, US Navy Intelligence Specialist, Jr at Carnegie Mellon U. Neuroscience major). Dr. Bevilacqua earned a B.S. from Santa Clara University and J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.
Mark Rowland uses his fun-loving intrepid nature, passion and ability to inspire others to positively impact the equality; creativity; vitality; sustainability and happiness of the world through his active involvement with entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial ventures, and ecosystems. Mark is currently the Innovation Actualizer at AFWERX and the Co-Founder and Positive Deviant at ROCeteer Inc. Mr. Rowland holds a B.S. from The University of Manchester, and a M.S. from Buckinghamshire New University, he is a Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, and a Neuro Semantics Certified Coach.
David Kohlmeier has over 17 years of experience in law enforcement. He is a Law Enforcement Expert, Crime & Safety Expert, Commentator on Law Enforcement Issues, Public Speaker, Police Veteran, and the author of “Surviving Justice”. Currently Mr. Kohlmeier is the CEO of the Las Vegas Legal Network and the Director of Client relations at The Defenders.
Dr. Carrie Buck
Dr. Carrie Buck is an inspirational leader and educator. She currently serves as the Nevada State Senator for District 5 and is the president of The Pinecrest Foundation. Dr. Buck is an adjunct professor, teaching graduate level courses in the School Finance, Community Partnerships, and Education Policy for Touro University and serves as a board member for many enriching programs and organizations. Dr. Buck holds a B.S. from Montana State University, a M.A. from University of Phoenix, and a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Adult Learning Theory, Human Resources, Public Administration and Educational Technology from NOVA Southeastern University.
Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL Commander, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Founder / CEO of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, founder of multiple million-dollar businesses, lifetime Martial Artist, Ashtanga Yoga teacher, and host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast (recently rated #1 health podcast and #30 overall on itunes).
Mr. Devine holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an MBA from the NYU Stern school of Business.
Dr. Richard Scotti
Dr. Richard Scotti serves as the Nevada state 8th District Court Judge for Department 2 and on the Board of Directors of a local Lions Club. Dr. Scotti has lectured on civics and the Constitution to school children. Conducted a mock trial for an elementary school and worked with Project Real in the supervision of a mock trial in his Courtroom. He participated as a Presiding Judge over mock trials and moot Court with college students.
Dr. Scotti holds a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Stephen Wesley is a is an American country music singer and songwriter. His notable collaborations include “Cowgirl” featuring Slash of Guns N’ Roses, “All Night Long” featuring Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, “South Shaker” featuring Bubba Sparxxx, and “Rock N Roll” featuring Grammy Award winning rapper T-Pain. On September 24, 2020, Wesley’s song “Break The Light” reached the #39 position on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 Indicator Chart.
Amos Hammar is a highly motivated, personable and innovative information technology leader experienced in designing and developing information system integrations, business process improvements, education programs, and learning systems. Amos is committed to developing a diverse portfolio of accessible learning resources to all in need, and promoting inclusion and equity, while empowering learners to reach high levels of success.
Amos holds a BA from National University, a MS from American Military University, and is currently completing a Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Learning with Aspen University.