DC Veteran Silvia Perez-Rathell Joins NAHREP to Drive Expansion

Silvia Perez-Rathell NAHREPThe National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced today that Silvia Perez-Rathell has joined the organization as its chief development officer. In her new role, Perez-Rathell will lead corporate and government development efforts for the trade organization and will also be working with the Hispanic Wealth Project (HWP), formerly known as the NAHREP Foundation, from NAHREP’s new secondary office in D.C.

“Silvia is coming in at a perfect time as NAHREP and the Hispanic Wealth Project are expanding to serve the broader Hispanic business communities,” said Gary Acosta, Co-founder and CEO of NAHREP, “She brings a tremendous network of business and government relationships that will add value to our members and fuel additional growth to our organization.” Continue reading “DC Veteran Silvia Perez-Rathell Joins NAHREP to Drive Expansion”

Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.

Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.Poet Laureate to speak on making a difference. 

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Author, educator and community activist, Dr. Mona Lake Jones will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 17, in Seattle’s Key Arena.

 Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City of Seattle and Martin Luther King County, travels extensively throughout the country speaking on issues of culture and diversity.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Bellevue College’s 50th year celebration,” said Jones.  “Besides congratulating the graduates for the life stories they have written thus far, I will prompt them to think about the next chapters in their book.”

Jones is well known for her books, The Color of Culture, The Color of Culture II, The Color of Culture III, and Unleashing the Power of a Sister.  Her forthcoming work, Nectar from Grandhoney will be released this summer. Her 1992 poem, A Roomful of Sisters was commissioned by 100 Black Women of Boston, a national civic group, and exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Continue reading “Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.”

Everything is Perfect!

Everything is Perfect Because:

My family and friends enjoy great health, wealth and happiness.
I am fortunate to get to spend quality time with family and friends on a regular basis.  Super lucky to have such great friends and a wonderful mate and life partner.
We all have choices – and make lots of great decisions daily.
Money is a tool that flows freely in great abundance.
We get to live where we want, when we want, doing what we want.

I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world, the girl of my dreams – Stacia Kennedy.

My daughter Nataliya Kennedy is smart, caring young lady who has many great options in life.  She is successful in whatever she chooses to be.  She has a great mom, step-dad and Baba, who she travels with frequently.  I get to spend time with her whenever possible and we both enjoy every second of each other’s company.

Makaya Loo is a brilliant student and a budding YouTube star.  He makes awesome videos and has a huge following that gives him a world of awesome opportunities.  He has lots of friends and great family and gets to spend time with them whenever he changes.  Together we find common ground to explore continue to build a strong relationship that will last as long as I do.

Ava Kalea Kennedy is growing strong and healthy in momma”s belly and is anxious to make her appearance in the world and will be a real world changer.  She is a blessing to her parents, family and many, many people around the world.

Life is good and continues to get better.  I am very lucky and extremely blessed.

Grateful.  I am very grateful.