Schlise D. Smith-Browley is responsible for creating memorable events with her creativity, time management, and organizational skills. While planning trips or events may be a headache for some, Schlise thrives in this arena. Her attention to detail and ability to make your sure you adhere to your budget makes her a sought out Event Coordinator globally.
Publisher & Ghost Writer
Changing Manuscripts into
Renetta Gunn-Stevens is the CEO of Sophisticated Press LLC. She a world renown ghost writer, author of four books, Kingdom Speaking In The Boardroom, A Dad's Redemption, 10 Ways To Eliminate Debt By Writing and PUSH: Promote Until Shipping and Handling. Her latest Publication is the self titled Book, Grasshopper To GIANT: Overcoming Good to Become GREA. She is the facilitator of a mass variety of self-published books for professionals globally and Founder of Sophisticated Press Author Academy (SPAA). Her contribution to the Marketplace is responsible for hundreds and thousands of dollars in promotions, publications, and incentive performance payouts to the clients she has served.
Producer & Director
Micro-budget Film Production
Zanah is an actress, producer, writer, and director from Chicago IL. After being homeschooled until she was fifteen years old, she began her college career. Her love for filmmaking sparked after years of acting in a drama team, and various independent films. She received her master’s degree in cinema production from DePaul University at the age of twenty two, and began her career in independent filmmaking and content production in 2015.
In 2016, Zanah won Best Female Director for her short film “Hourglass” at the Cineplay Film Awards. Her festival credits as a filmmaker include Official Selection - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival (2016), Best Student Documentary - London Independent Film Awards (2017), Semi Finalist at The German United Film Festival (2018), and Finalist at Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival (2018). In addition to her international credits, five of her films are streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Since launching her brand, Zanah Thirus Productions LLC, Zanah has shifted her focus to merging arts and activism though documentary and narrative storytelling. Her films surround subjects such as gender, race, politics, and mental health. In 2019, her feature documentary- Black Feminist - was an official selection at the Bronze Lens Festival of Atlanta. That same year- her short film, Demons, was also nominated for Best Short Film at the Content Creators of Atlanta Awards. Shortly after her most decorated year, Zanah was named one of Diversity in Cannes Top 10 Filmmakers of the Decade.
Deanna Ms Dee Browley
Deanna “Ms Dee” Browley is Owner and Hairstylist at RelaxShesNatural Hair Salon located in Chicago’s West Loop. Her passion with the beauty industry begin at the age of 13 when she realized after observing one of her mothers friend while she braided hair, “I want to make people feel beautiful too”. Though the road she took wasn’t a straight path to where her true passion lied, she made it there never the less! Known as the “Best Silk Press In The Mid-West” Deanna has mastered a healthy execution of natural hair silk-press as well as color. She believes in educating each and every guest she encounters, and has built her reputation around doing so. As a graduate of Truman College’s Advance Cosmetology Program, she continues to cultivate her skills by training with some of the industries most revered Master Colorist, Master Cutters and most recently becoming certified in advanced Natural Hair Styling and Braiding from Mahagony Revolution Academy in Los Angeles Ca. RelaxShesNatural was featured in Essence Magazine as one of the Top Ten Natural Hair Salons to visit in the Nation, Ms Dee is just getting started, as she desires to launch her hair care line and recently becoming a published author, of the book “RelaxShesNatural The Reintroduction.” Where she states “there is no handbook on how to become acquainted with your natural hair until now!” Relaxshesnatural™ is conveniently located five minutes outside of downtown Chicago, with its relaxing welcoming environment be sure to schedule your experience today!
Mental Health Advocate
Minister Rosetta Elkins-Thomas is the CEO and founder of Kingdom Daughters Network. She knows firsthand the high expectations that come along with being a Pastor’s daughter. While growing up, all of her actions and decisions were closely monitored due to the title of her father. With much prayer and mentoring, she was able to learn strategies on how to handle her status as a Kingdom daughter and still maintain a normal life. Her compassion for fellow Preacher’s Kids (PKs) in Christ, led her to create Kingdom Daughters Network.