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Nancy Dickson-Lewis
PROUD USAHACHAROENPORN - PRESIDENT
Proud Usahacharoenporn is an associate in the business litigation department at Rutan & Tucker, LLP. She handles a variety of different civil matters, including contract disputes, business and intentional torts, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and trusts. Proud is a graduate of Duke University School of Law and obtained a B.A. in psychology from UCLA. She started dancing at age five and is trained in jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, lyrical, and modern dance. She is affiliated with a number of other dance organizations, including Diamond Bar High School Songleading, Fine Arts Academy of Dance, and NSU Modern.


JENNIFER BACKHAUS
is the Founder and Artistic Director of Backhausdance, Orange County’s award winning contemporary dance company. As a choreographer, Jennifer’s works have been commissioned and produced by the Los Angeles Ballet, Orange County Regional Ballet, the McCallum Theatre, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Utah Regional Ballet, Chapman University, Mount San Antonio College, Santa Ana College, Impact Dance Theater, TDC of the Bay Area, Brigham Young University, among others. more...

JEREMY HUNT
is a life long resident of Orange County, Ca. and holds a B.A. in Film Production from the California State University of Long Beach. In addition to his role as Executive Director for Backhausdance, Jeremy is the owner and lead artist of the lauded and successful Screaming Death Monkey VFX studio which provides cutting edge computer generated visual effects to the motion picture and television industries. His credits span 12 years and include numerous films and tv shows such Star Trek, X-Files, Pushing Daisies along with the recent films 300, Street Kings, and Marley & Me to name a few. Jeremy has been given numerous accolades more...

HAROLD HUNT
is the president of Hunt Industrial Properties, Inc., which he founded in 1986 to serve the industrial real estate needs of manufacturing and commercial businesses. In 1990, he founded Hunt Management Company, a property management firm that cares for nearly a million square feet of industrial and commercial property. In 1992, Harold co-founded Debt-Proof Living with his wife, Mary, a publishing organization in the field of personal finance and money management education. Believing that three businesses were not enough, in 2003 Harold became the president of DPL Press, Inc., a full-service publishing company that publishes and distributes books on personal finance. Harold holds a B.A. in Economics from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with graduate work toward his MBA at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to becoming a business owner, Harold was with Security Pacific National Bank for 16 years, managing four branches in LA and Orange Counties. Harold lives with his wife in Orange County, California.

MARY HUNT
Mary Hunt is an award-winning and bestselling author, syndicated columnist and sought-after motivational speaker, and has created a global platform that is making significant strides to help millions of men and women battle the epidemic impact of consumer debt. Mary is the founder of Debt-Proof Living, a highly regarded organization consisting of an interactive website, a monthly newsletter, daily email and hundreds of thousands of loyal followers. Now in its nineteenth year, DPL is more dedicated than ever to its mission to provide hope, help and realistic solutions for individuals who are committed to financially responsible and debt-free living.

She is the author of numerous books which have sold more than 1.3  million copies, including Debt-Proof Living, Debt-Proof Your Marriage, Live Your Life for Half the Price, Tiptionary, Debt-Proof the Holidays, and The Financially Confident Woman, which was awarded the prestigious Gold Medallion Award. 
Her daily newspaper column, “Everyday Cheapskate” has been syndicated continuously since 2003, first by United Media, Inc., and most recently by Creators Syndicate, a half million each day through print, and nearly 100,000 via email, daily. Mary has been the money editor for Woman’s Day magazine since 2003. Her “Your Money” column appears in every issue of the magazine, enjoying a readership of 20 million each month.

As a speaker, Mary travels extensively addressing women’s conferences, corporations, colleges, universities and churches across the country, and abroad. A frequent guest on radio and television, she has appeared on dozens of television shows including Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, Maury Povich and The Phil Donahue Show. For three years Mary hosted a regular weekly segment on KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. Currently, she is the host of Mary Hunt’s Money Solutions, a weekly Internet radio show on the Woman’s Day Radio Network.

Prior to founding Debt-Proof Living, Mary was co-owner of Hunt Industrial Properties, located in Paramount, Calif. In her role as an industrial and commercial real estate specialist, she served on the board of the American Industrial Real Estate Association. Additionally, she has served as a director on the boards of non-profit organizations including Haven Ministries and the Long Beach International Film Festival. 
Nancy Dickson-Lewis
NANCY DICKSON-LEWIS
Nancy Dickson-Lewis has been a freelance choreographer and university educator for over 30 years. She started dance training at age five and performed in ballets and musical theatre as a youth. After receiving her BA in History from the University of California, Riverside she once again returned to the arts full-time and earned her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah.

Following graduation Nancy became a performer with Dance Theatre West and ultimately became the director. Teaching at several colleges and choreographing for other dance companies followed. In 1986 she began teaching at Chapman University where she has helped build the Dance Department into a nationally accredited and prestigious program. Currently Nancy most enjoys mentoring young choreographers and teachers and promoting arts education.

Nancy Dickson-Lewis
MAYRA CASTRO GUITIERREZ
Mayra Castro Gutierrez is a Southern California native and was a member of Backhausdance from May 2003 to December 2006. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Chapman University where she received a BFA in Dance Performance along with various awards including the Greta Weatherill Merit Scholarship and 2002-2003 Choreographer of the Year. In addition to her work with Backhausdance, Mayra has also worked with many other choreographers such as David Parsons, Sean Greene, Cyrus-Parker Jeannette, Erin Landry, Robert Salas,and William Lu. She currently lives in Long Beach with her husband, Mike, and has been very busy for the last few years raising their three small children, Sofia, Nicholas, and Lucas. Mayra has a deep passion for dance and is honored to be working with Backhausdance again. She has a strong belief in Jenny Backhausʼ work and is ready to help propel Backhausdance into the higher level of exposure and recognition it deserves.


KIM OLMOS
Kim Olmos began her ballet training in Torrance, Calif. with Diane Lauridsen where she danced leading roles in original works by Charles Maple, Jon Crisafori and Terri Lewis. Later, while earning her B.A. in Dance from California State University, Long Beach, Ms. Olmos continued her dance training by studying with Gloria Newman, Gus Solomon and Rebecca Wright.
Ms. Olmos spent five seasons as a company member with the former Ballet Pacifica, where she performed in ballets by Peter Pucci, Ann Marie De Angelo, Choo-San Goh, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Molly Lynch. She was also a faculty member and the school's Registrar at the former Ballet Pacifica Conservatory where she taught ballet and modern and choreographed for the conservatory. Ms. Olmos's choreographic credits include On The Third Day…, Brother’s Keeper, This Mystery I Pose, Summer Sunday and Le Do Gra — all of which were chosen to be performed at Regional Dance America, Pacific Region's annual dance festival.
Ms. Olmos is currently an instructor and the Director of Student Management at Maple Conservatory of Dance as well as Rehearsal Assistant and Ballet Mistress for Backhausdance, Orange County’s award-winning contemporary dance company.

HEATHER MIRCHEFF
Heather Mircheff was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA. She trained at Orange County Dance Center where she spent 18 years performing with the regional company, Ballet Repertory Theatre. As she grew in her dancing she also fell in love with teaching. Heather began teaching at the age of 18 at Orange County Dance Center, where she taught for 7 years before joining the prominent regional dance company Ballet Pacifica. She danced professionally with Ballet Pacifica for 6 years, where she also taught in the conservatory. After retiring from dancing, Heather graduated from CSULB, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and became the proud mother of twin children.  She has stayed connected with ballet over the last six years by teaching advanced ballet classes at Huntington Academy of Dance.  Heather is also a board member at North Huntington Beach Community Nursery School, and helps serve the community as a member of the Orange County Chapter of National Charity League Jr’s.