Annie Burnside | 05/06/18 | Parenting

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Annie Burnside is an author, educator, parent, and soul nurturer, specializing in conscious relationships and spiritual development. As a soul nurturer she helps others awaken to their own truth in all aspects of life by providing the tools and encouragement to experience direct divine connection within everyday reality. As a means to share her own spiritual evolution, Annie created a spiritual support practice in 2005 where she supports others in balancing the exterior world with an interior focus. Annie’s recent book Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family (Wyatt-MacKenzie, June 2010) inspires parents to utilize everyday mediums to infuse greater spiritual awareness into daily family life. She also writes a blog called “Soul to Soul Perspective: A Little Bit of Soul Goes A Long way” for the Chicago Tribune and is the family consciousness columnist for Evolving Your Spirit Magazine. Besides writing, Annie speaks publicly and teaches workshops. She lives with her husband and three children in Chicago, IL. More information about Annie can be found at

2011 Nautilus Silver Award Winner Annie Burnside, M.Ed. Soul Nurturer


Dr. Brian Alman | 05/06/18 | Sports & Hobbies

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Dr. Brian Alman is one of the world’s leading authorities on weight loss an keeping it off, mental fitness, mind-body healing, wellness, and self-care. In his thirty years of private practice he has coached and trained over ten thousand people— doctors, counselors, coaches, educators, healers, parents, students, athletes, and healthcare professionals. And through his company TruSage International™, and also his five books, CD’s, TV and radio appearances, videos, and websites, he has reached hundreds of thousands more people and helped them achieve the personal and professional results they desired.

Dr. Alman has extensive experience in designing wireless and multi-media healthcare, self-care and professional growth programs. He develops and strategizes through research and development for turn-key delivery of these interactive, experiential, algorithm-based programs to healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical companies, telecoms, technology companies and insurance providers.

Dr. Alman has worked with NFL kickers, pro golfers, both women’s and men’s pro tennis players, Olympic skaters and rowers, volleyball players, even champion poker players. His innovative, interactive, and empowering programs feature on-going, year-round coaching and worldwide personalized follow-up by patent-pending TruSage Interactive™ cell phone, text, email and multi-media messages.


Dr. Beverly Browning | 05/06/18 | Business

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Dr. Beverly A. Browning has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, contract bid responses, and organizational development for nearly four decades. Her clients have included chambers of commerce, faith-based organizations, units of local and county municipal governments, state and federal government agencies, school districts and colleges, social and human service agencies, hospitals, fire departments, service associations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Browning has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving awards of more than $350 million.

Dr. Browning is the author of 38 grants-related publications, including Grant Writing For Dummies, Grant Writing for Educators, How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant, Faith-Based Grants: Aligning Your Church to Receive Abundance, Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals, and Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Sustainability (2011, WriteLife).

She holds degrees in Organizational Development, Public Administration, and Business Administration. Dr. Browning is a grant writing course developer and online facilitator for Her online courses (taught to thousands of students annually on are Advanced Proposal Writing and Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant. Dr. Browning is a current member of the Grant Professionals Association. She is CEO of Bev Browning & Associates (BBA, Inc.); Founder and Director of the Grant Writing Training, and most recently, the Vice President for Grants Professional Services at eCivis Inc. (

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Dr. Bonnie Eaker | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

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Dr. Bonnie known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert”. She has been voted by Psychology Today & NY Magazine as one of America’s Best Therapists, Author of the new edition best selling “Make Up Don’t Break Up”, Including DVD Falling in Love and Staying in Love. Recently featured on Oprah’s OWN Network/Discovery Channel, 1st in a series “Unfaithful”, Seen on Oprah, GMA, Today Show, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, USA Today, NY Times, NY Magazine, Redbook, Time Magazine, LHJ and Women’s Health. She is also the author of Financial Infidelity, Adultery the Forgivable Sin (adapted into a Lifetime movie starring actress Kate Jackson), How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happyand Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery? She can be reached for a consultation at 212-606-3787 or via website

Mark Merkow | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Mark Merkow works at PayPal Inc. (an eBay company) in Scottsdale Arizona as Manager of Security Consulting and IT Security Strategy in the Information Risk Management area. Mark has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology from a variety of roles, including Applications Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Security Engineer, and Security Manager. He holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certificate from ISC2, the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certificate from ISACA, and the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certificate from ISC2. Mark holds a Masters in Decision and Info Systems from ASU, a Masters of Education in Distance Learning from ASU, and an BS degree in Computer Info Systems from ASU. In addition to his day job, Mark engages in a number of other extra-curricular activities like consulting, course development, online course delivery, writing E-business columns, and writing books on Information Technology and Information Security.

Mark’s Web site:

His published professional writing includes 9 books:

  1. Breaking Through Technical Jargon, 1990, Van Nostrand Reinhold
  2. Building SET Applications For Secure Transactions, 1998, Wiley Computer Publishing
  3. Thin Clients Clearly Explained, 1999, Morgan-Kaufmann
  4. Virtual Private Networks For Dummies, 1999, IDG Books International
  5. Complete Guide To Internet Security, 2000, AMACOM Books
  6. The ePrivacy Imperative, 2001, AMACOM Books
  7. Computer Security Assurance Using the Common Criteria, 2004, Delmar Learning – Thomson Publishing
  8. Information Security: Principles and Practices, 2005, Prentice-Hall Pearson Education
  9. Secure and Resilient Software Development, 2010, Auerbach Publications

Mark also served as contributing editor on the following publications:

  1. Hack-proofing Your E-commerce Site, 2001, Syngress Press
  2. The Internet Encyclopedia, 2003, Wiley Computer Press
  3. Internet Security Handbook, 2006, Wiley Computer Press
  4. Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security, 2008, Wiley-Interscience

Ernest Adams | 05/06/18 | Technology

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Ernest W. Adams is a freelance game designer, writer, and teacher, working with the International Hobo Design Group. He has been in the video game industry since 1989, and is the author of four books, including the university-level textbook Fundamentals of Game Design, Second Edition. Ernest was most recently employed as a lead designer at Bullfrog Productions on the Dungeon Keeper series, and for several years before that was the audio/video producer on the Madden NFL Football line for Electronic Arts. He has developed online, computer, and console games for machines from the IBM 360 mainframe to the Nintendo Wii. Ernest is also the founder and first chairman of the International Game Developers’ Association and a popular speaker at conferences and arts festivals around the world.


Books managed by Waterside:

  1. Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design, New Riders Games, 2003
  2. Break into the Game Industry: How to Get a Job Making Video Games, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 2003
  3. Fundamentals of Game Design, Prentice Hall, 2006
  4. Fundamentals of Game Design, Second Edition, New Riders, 2009

Elaine Wilkes | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

Elaine Wilkes, Ph.D., N.C., M.A., LEED a self-proclaimed “learning addict” who ultimately discovered that the answers to most of life’s questions are found in nature’s magic. (Just like Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the solutions were there the whole time—in plain sight right outside her door!) Her highly acclaimed Hay House book titled Nature’s Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight, can be found at, Barnes and Noble, and book stores.

Elaine has a Ph.D. in naturopathy (alternative medicine)—graduated with honors, a master’s degree in psychology, and degrees in nutrition and communications. These all synergistically work together to help the body-mind-soul connection.

Elaine is an accredited LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional. She is also a K.R.I. certified instructor of meditation and yoga. As a professional speaker, Elaine uses her acting background (she has appeared in numerous television shows, movies and in more than 70 TV commercials) to create fun, inspiring presentations.

Elaine has been a holistic health expert for E! Entertainment TV, Kid’s Talk TV, documentaries, CNN, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Alternative Medicine, and Women’s World magazines. Elaine course on how to get your books into stores can be found at, along with the finest health products.

David Karlins | 05/06/18 | Technology

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David Karlins has written or co-authored more than 40 books on web design, graphic design, digital photography, and digital video, along with creating dozens of videos and online tutorials. David’s articles have appeared in publications ranging from Macworld to Business Week, and his clients have ranged from the Association of Alternative Media to the Himlayan Fair to commercial realtors and online commercial distributors.


David Karlins recent books include:

  1. Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  2. Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  3. Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  4. Enhancing a Dreamweaver CS3 Web Site with Flash Video: Visual QuickProject
  5. Total Digital Photography: The Shoot to Print Workflow Handbook by Serge Timacheff and David Karlins
  6. Adobe Illustrator CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  7. Digital Sports Photography : Take Winning Shots Every Time by Serge Timacheff and David Karlins
  8. Adobe Illustrator CS2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  9. Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques
  10. Build Your Own Web Site
  11. PC Magazine Guide to Printing Great Digital Photos
  12. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Macromedia Flash 5
  13. MCSD: Designing and Implementing Web Sites Using Microsoft FrontPage 98
  14. Using Applixware for Linux
  15. Sams Teach Yourself CorelDRAW 9 in 24 Hours by David Karlins and Paul Mikulecky
  16. FrontPage 2002 Bible by David Elderbrock and David Karlins

Jon Fisher | 05/06/18 | Business

Jon Fisher is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, author and analyst. Fisher co-founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Bharosa, an Oracle Corporation company, which produced the Oracle Adaptive Access Manager. It has been reported that Fisher has one of the most accurate unemployment forecasts in the U.S.(2008-2010). In April 2008 at Marquette University, Fisher predicted U.S. unemployment would rise to 9% by April 2009 and in August, 2009 at the Commonwealth Club of California Fisher predicted U.S. unemployment would peak at not more than 10.4% within not more than two quarters before quickly falling.

Jon’s book is Strategic Entrepreneurism

John R. Levine | 05/06/18 | Technology

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John R. Levine writes, speaks, and consults on the Internet, electronic mail, cybersecurity, and related topics.

He speaks to many trade, policy, and general groups. He’s testified at the Federal Trade Commission Spam Forum on the mechanics of spam, to the Senate Commerce Committee on spyware, and is part of the Industry Canada Task Force on Spam.