Your NOODLEU Holiday Professors
Emmy Award-Winning Author, TV Host and
Suze Orman is the author of ten consecutive New York Times bestsellers, a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today.
The single most successful fundraiser in the history of PBS, Orman has received an unprecedented eight Gracie Awards, which recognize the nation's best radio, television, and cable programming by, for, and about women. Twice named to the TIME 100 and ranked among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes, Orman was the host of The Suze Orman Show on CNBC for 13 years and a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine for 16. Some may say, however, that her true claim to fame is having been spoofed on Saturday Night Live four times.
Orman's incredible journey to becoming America's most recognized expert on personal finance began as a young broker at Merrill Lynch, helping clients of all backgrounds create a financially secure retirement plan. Orman was an account executive at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1983, served as Vice President-Investments for Prudential-Bache Securities from 1983 to 1987, then directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987 to 1997.
Currently, Orman hosts the popular Women & Money podcast, serves as the official personal-finance educator for the United States Army and Army Reserve, and is a special advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, bringing her message of awareness and empowerment to women who have suffered financial abuse. On her days off, you will find Suze and her wife, KT, spending time out on the water in the Bahamas, following their newfound passion for wahoo fishing.
VetX International Founder, Practice Owner, Author
Dr Dave Nicol is the founder of VetX International where he spends most of his time teaching vets how to thrive in practice and practice owners how to lead teams effectively.
He is a veterinary business expert, author, award winning speaker and insanely prolific content producer! This content list includes, three books, most recently the best-selling, So You’re A Vet…Now What? - a manifesto on how to survive as a veterinarian after graduation. Two podcasts and an IGTV show – The Freewheelin’ Vet Q&A Show and Blunt Dissection Podcast - a monthly conversation about success with the rock stars of veterinary medicine (which combined have been played or downloaded nearly quarter of a million times!)
He is also an occasional CEO having held senior leadership positions in veterinary and media organisations and now advises many of the vet worlds’ most successful organisations on how to manage their people.
To learn more about his work and access all of his content (the vast majority of which is free), or to get in touch visit www.drdavenicol.com.
MARY GARDNER, DVM
Co-founder, Lap of Love; Grey Muzzle Vet
Dr. Gardner is a "second career" veterinarian who spent 10 years in enterprise-wide software design, implementation and marketing. However, a twist of fate changed her path and in 2008, Dr. Gardner graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After a few years in general practice, she found her niche in helping geriatric and terminally ill pets and their owners. In 2010, she joined her classmate Dr. Dani McVety with Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, which now has over 200 veterinarians across the United States offering in home end of life care.
Dr. Gardner not only is a practicing veterinarian focusing on geriatric pet care, hospice and euthanasia but she is also the company’s Chief Innovation Officer and is responsible for the company’s proprietary software, web presence and all internet marketing.
Dr. Gardner’s professional goals are to increase awareness and medical care for the geriatric veterinary patient as well as educating veterinary students on the scientific and soft skills surrounding end of life care. She speaks internationally on veterinary hospice, geriatric medicine, assessing quality of life and euthanasia. She was named 2018’s Veterinarian to Watch by DVM360 and won VMX Small Animal Speaker of the Year in 2020.
ERIC D GARCIA
Owner, Simply Done Tech Solutions
IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader. When it comes to helping veterinary practices streamline their technology and attract and retain clients, Eric Garcia has a proven track record of educating the industry and producing results. Eric is an IT and Digital Marketing consultant working exclusively with veterinary practices. In addition to a long list of satisfied clients, Garcia’s work has been recognized throughout the industry. Eric is an active advisory board member with the American Association of Feline Practitioners and marketing columnist for Today’s Veterinary Business, an NAVC publication. He speaks regularly at conferences all throughout the world. Eric was voted as VMX 2020 Speaker of the Year by attendees.
BS, RVT, VTS (ECC)
Megan Brashear, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC) graduated in 2000 with a BS in in Veterinary Technology and obtained her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency/Critical Care in 2004. She has enjoyed working in emergency and critical care since 2000 and is the Small Animal Veterinary Nursing Manager at the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital in West Lafayette, Indiana. Here, Megan truly enjoys the opportunity to work with technician supervisors as well as teach and train technicians and students on the hospital floor. She loves the opportunity to travel and lecture sharing her knowledge with veterinary technicians and nurses around the world.