Cambridge Who’s Who Member Annette Fuson

October 6th, 2009

Annette_FusonAnnette Fuson is a recent Cambridge Who’s Who member and the author of Straight Talk for Teenage Girls, a book that provides straight-forward and useful advice, ideas and solutions for dealing with real world situations that all girls need as they mature. With her sharp wit and up-beat and entertaining style, Ms. Fuson uses her 20 years of teaching experience to educate and assist teens in making intelligent choices for their lives and futures. Her book has recently been accepted by two companies that are widely used by school libraries, namely Perma Bound and Follett. Ms. Fuson hopes that Straight Talk will become an essential addition to middle school and high school libraries around the country.

Straight Talk for Teenage Girls touches on a variety of issues that teens are confronted with on a daily basis, such as gaining self-esteem, managing emotions, building friendships, coping with problems and learning how to avoid serious mistakes. Ms. Fuson delves into the most controversial of subjects, discussing ways to recognize controlling behavior from a boyfriend or girlfriend and how to handle drug and alcohol abuse, promiscuity and teen pregnancy. A reference guide for teens, parents and counselors alike, Straight Talk also includes telephone numbers and websites that may be of use along with several questions from real girls, life examples and self tests.

Ms. Fuson also conveys her message through public speaking. To keep her presentations lively StraightTalkforTeenageGirlsand interesting, Ms. Fuson designs innovative workshops to suit the needs of the group she is addressing. In addition to leading seminars that help parents to deal with and motivate their teens, she has conducted workshops for several school districts and national organizations throughout her career on communicating with teens, developing their self-esteem, and helping them to solve problems and remove themselves from unhealthy situations.

Annette Fuson currently resides in Morgan’s Point Resort, Texas with her husband. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and masters in management, both from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. To learn more about Ms. Fuson or to purchase her book, please visit the Straight Talk for Teenage Girls website.

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Cambridge Who’s Who Member, Christopher Blastos Honored with New Hampshire Union Leader Hero Award

May 13th, 2008


NH Heroes: Emergency? They’re going in

By NANCY FOSTER
New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2008

MILFORD – When the fire call came in just before 1 a.m. last May 18, four Milford police officers rushed to 48 Dearborn St.

Officers Weston Vollheim and Dana Johnson were the first to arrive at the home; within moments, they were joined by officers Garret Booth and Christopher Blastos.


Together at an award ceremony at the Milford Police Station, the four officers involved in the attempt to rescue Ellen Cassidy during a house fire are, from left, Christopher Blastos, Dana Johnson, Weston Vollheim and Garret Booth.


“We found heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the residence,” Vollheim recalled, “and all four of us ran in.”

While Johnson and Booth surveyed the first floor, Vollheim and Blastos ran upstairs, yelling and trying to get a response from the two residents they believed were inside.

“Suddenly, we were facing a wall of smoke,” Vollheim said. “There were four or five inches of breathable air near the floor, but otherwise we couldn’t see at all.”

As embers and debris started falling from the ceiling, Blastos stuck his head down into the clear air below the smoke and found Ellen Cassidy, 60, lying on the floor of a second-floor bedroom.

“He pulled her out and we brought her out of the house,” Vollheim said.

Vollheim and Booth then started looking for Cassidy’s son, but it turned out he wasn’t home.

“We were wearing polyester, which is like kindling,” Vollheim said, “and when more debris started falling, Officer Booth, who was the senior officer, ordered us to get out.”

Once outside, Booth and Blastos decided to take one more look inside the house while Vollheim joined Johnson in administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation to Cassidy until the Milford Ambulance Service arrived.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t get her back,” he said.

Cassidy died at the scene. Authorities said the cause of death was smoke inhalation. The fire was not considered suspicious.

Although the officers weren’t able to save Cassidy, Vollheim said he wouldn’t hesitate to try to save someone’s life, even if it meant risking his own.

“I’m not interested in running into another burning building,” Vollheim said, “but as police officers, we’re often the first ones on the scene. If someone’s trapped inside a burning building, we’re going in.”

Vollheim, Blastos, Booth and Johnson will be honored with New Hampshire Union Leader Hero Awards, presented in conjunction with Citizens Bank, at a reception at the State House in Concord Thursday.

The Hero Awards are given out annually to recognize the efforts of New Hampshire residents who risked their lives in attempts to save others.

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Cambridge Who’s Who Kirk Sturm, Esq. Names Professional of the Year in Law

October 11th, 2007

Los Osos, CA, October 11, 2007–Kirk Sturm, MPA, JD, Esq., attorney-at-law for The Sturm Group has been named Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of law.

Sturm has an impressive background in law, with 17 years of experience. As the attorney-at-law of The Sturm Group, he is responsible for influencing public policy and decision making, mediating conflict resolution and overseeing business improvement and performance. The Sturm Group is a business law consulting firm that provides coaching, facilitation, estate planning and conflict resolution as well as government and business consulting services.

Sturm received his JD from Ventura College of Law, his master of arts in public administration from California State University at Northridge and his bachelor of science in recreation administration from California State University at Sacramento. He is the director of The Central Coast Natural History Association and director of the The San Luis Obispo County Emergency Communications Council.

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