Manny Rivera discovered his talents on his family computer while programming, tinkering, and of course by breaking it. He’s now been in the business for almost 20 years. Manny later progressed to high school where he attended Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester, CT. There he earned his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and the honor of being one of Connecticut’s youngest certificate holders by the age of 17.
After he graduated he went on to work at numerous data centers across the state, working with major companies like Cigna, UTC and even Microsoft as a consultant. In 2007 Manny along with his wife Diana, created the MD TECH TEAM. The MD TECH TEAM prides themselves as an expert in the creation of Joomla websites.
In 2014 Manny Rivera was honored as one of the 100 men of color as well as receiving a Mayors Citation for serving the community in business and leadership. Following that, in 2016 Manny Rivera was honored as one of Hartford Business Journals 40 Under 40. Since then, the MD TECH TEAM has created over 250 websites and currently manages 120 sites.
When Manny isn’t behind his computer he enjoys spending time with his family and reading to expand his knowledge on personal growth.
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Brubaker is teaming up with C.O.P.S. – Concerns of Police Survivors to show support and gratitude for our law enforcement officials by walking 50 miles in their shoes from the Police Station in Kennebunk, Maine, to the Police Station in Topsham, Maine.
Benefiting C.O.P.S., the Blue Ribbon Walk is an outward gesture of support for law enforcement officers all over the country. It’s also a fun, inspiring way to raise funds that support the families of fallen officers through C.O.P.S. programs such as peer support, counseling reimbursement and other resources to help families rebuild their shattered lives.
Do your spouse and kids worry when you leave for work each morning, wondering if you’ll make it home safely that night? (The children and spouses of our nation’s police officers do every day. )
Did you know 1,439 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty over the past 10 years? (That’s an average of one death every 61 hours or 144 per year)
Have you ever walked a mile in a police officer’s shoes?
This is your chance to honor our law enforcement officials and show appreciation for the sacrifices they and their families make.
Your donations will be used to support families of fallen officers. Follow in Coach Bru’s footsteps and join us for the Blue Ribbon Walk. You can join our fundraising team or start your own today at: www.BlueRibbonWalk.com
We want to thank you for joining us while we are in the initial phases of ManBrands.Club Beta. ManBrands.Club is an exclusive resource for men and men’s fashion. We believe that everyday men have to walk a fine line between being bold and differentiating themselves yet maintaining a professional look. We want our affluent men to be able to convey themselves in a way that will meet the need to differentiate in the boardroom yet refined enough for a jaunt around town. That is why ManBrands.Club will be introducing our first line of apparel; the ManSock. Socks are a great way to demonstrate ones creativity, sophistication and charm. We don’t believe you need to be loudest in the room to foster positive attention; at least not verbally. Make your presence known without ever saying a word with your ManSocks.
Dressing for success does not mean spending your hard earned money on audacious logos to demonstrate your prosperity. That is why ManBrands.Club is bringing you the ManSock well below big brand prices. We are utilizing the same composition and manufacturing techniques as top-end designers but between 40%-60% below their retail price. That doesn’t mean ManSocks are cheap, NOPE, because we understand they most certainly are not. There is a cost for producing luxurious, high-quality products; but as we grow we will remain focused on our core principles of product, price, and people. Our Company is based in the United States with American designers, thus ensuring we are innovative and forward thinking with ManBrands.Club products.
Lastly, ManBrands.Club is about much more than just high-quality fashion; we are also about giving back to the community and the country we love. We are an entrepreneurial company that sees an unfortunate lack of resources for students to learn about entrepreneurship before they reach a post-secondary education. We are believe strongly in the power, drive, and creativity of young people and believe there should be more resources provided to them to help them succeed. ManBrands.Club is currently working on a partnership with a National Organization that focuses on providing these resources and educational tools to young people all over the country.
Once again, Welcome to ManBrands.Club
Ry A.K. Russell, Founder, ManBrands.Club
Lisa focuses on the connection between organizational development and facility design, specializing in strategic planning and effective change management. Whited is a trainer, speaker and leader who has developed and delivered webinars and in-person workshops across the country. Her speaking career expands into her work as an accomplished writer, having published numerous articles, continuing education monographs and white papers. She is also a master facilitator and trained mediator. Whited is gifted at building high performing teams and successfully includes stakeholders in the process of change. As a result of her work, groups reach extraordinary outcomes.
Through her facilitation, teaching and project management experience, Lisa has developed a deep understanding of group dynamics and situational leadership. A certified interior designer with over 25 years of experience providing space planning and design services for workplace transformation, Lisa knows that the most successful work environments need strong leadership, a clearly articulated vision and employee engagement. This appreciation led Lisa to earn an M.S. in Organization and Management from Antioch New England Graduate School, augmenting her interior design and architecture education to provide greater strategic value to her clients.
Judy Moore is the owner of Canine Behavior Counseling, LLC. She is the only Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant in the greater Portland, Maine area (ACDBC). Judy is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator along with an AKC STAR Puppy Instructor. Judy is also the Head Trainer for the Portland Maine Chapter, Pets for Vets Program. Judy specializes in individual private behavior modification sessions and teaches reward based training classes in Falmouth Maine. She is recommended by more than 25 veterinarians, and has volunteered countless hours to many rescue groups in the area. She has been training dogs professionally for over 8 years and can be found listed as a Professional member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science as well as the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
I am truly fortunate that I discovered a career, as a Certified Dog Trainer, using positive reinforcement techniques, which reduces stress on your dog while training them. I have learned over the years that I am able to relate well with both people and animals, and it has become my mission to share that skill in bettering the lives of both.
My animal-loving and training background began as a child growing up on a small Quarter Horse Farm in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the seventh child of eight my beloved parents, Martha and Fran Rapp demonstrated unconditional love for unwanted pets. I was surrounded and cared for by all sorts of animals. But, growing up on a horse farm meant the primary work was in caring for the horses. I not only cared for registered Quarter Horses, I trained them using Natural Horsemanship methods and competed at the highest levels in AQHA shows and competitions throughout the country for over 20 years. Of course, dogs were always at my side and I volunteered time supporting my mother’s efforts at the local Animal Shelter, where she was President. The “problem” dogs that were otherwise hard to find homes for found their way to our house. That’s how I recognized my gift for training dogs, developed my understanding of their behavior, and reapplied the approach of positive reinforcement I utilized effectively raising and training horses.
Understanding and relating well to animals is only half the equation! I also work well with people, and have made a “second” career as a school teacher, State D licensed soccer coach, and mom to my three children — who are also growing up too fast, but fortunately have the same love of animals that I do!
Canine Behavior Counseling is now my full-time “passion” outside of my home life. Not only do I train problem dogs and work with their owners to find that “joyful balance” in the relationship between the two, I also volunteer support to the Animal Refuge League, foster neglected and/or abused dogs, and volunteer the services of “Annie”, a dog I adopted and trained as a registered Therapy dog, at a local retirement home. I still train horses — but only as a hobby!
I’m busy, and I absolutely love what I do! If you have a “problem” dog, or simply want to understand your dog’s needs and want to improve the relationship you have with your dog, contact me, as I welcome the opportunity to help. There is nothing that gives me greater joy!”