Never has the phrase "he shoots, he scores" been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)," and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since. While he doesn't wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track "Superman" suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain to their knees (and tears) with his poignantly sharp songs that cut deeper than a Ginsu knife
Yet, there's more to Ondrasik than the music and it's far more important to him and countless others. "Music is the great healer as well as being a unique vehicle in raising awareness and funds for important causes," he explains. Ondrasik is a featured speaker from Ted Talks to the Salk Institute. He's also graced The Kennedy Center stage, performed for world leaders and presidents, and contributed special performance for NASA to commemorate the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Mission.
And, just for LiveRez partners, Ondrasik is taking the Partner Conference stage for an evening of storytelling and award-winning music!
There is no one quite like David Goggins. From his astonishing military record to his personal, record-breaking achievements, his life is a metaphor for adversity destruction. As a Navy SEAL, Goggins was one of an elite group of men regularly sent on some of the toughest missions in the world and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force tactical air controller training. That drive led him to become one of the greatest endurance athletes in the country, running multiple ultra-marathons (one totalling more than 200 miles!), ultra-triathlons and arduous mountain ascents. Get ready to feel inspired to push yourself beyond your limits!
Amy Hinote is the founder of VRM Intel, one of our go-to resources for news and information on the vacation rental space, and VRM Market Data, which provides competitive market data for the rapidly expanding industry. With a background in finance and marketing and over 12 years in the vacation rental industry, Amy has worked with property management companies, suppliers, intermediaries and investors, and provides insider information about our industry. In addition to her Data Driven Marketing Class, don’t miss Amy on our Monday afternoon panel where she’ll be sharing her unique perspective on the future of the industry!
Matt Landau is the voice of vacation rental independents. While launching Los Cuatro Tulipanes, one of the first vacation rental businesses in the emerging historic district of Casco Viejo, Panama, Matt learned the challenges of community building from the ground up, co-founding a gang intervention program called Esperanza Social Venture Club, which demobilizes street gangs through entrepreneurship. Matt applied his real world community-building experience to the creation of a virtual community in the form of VRMB, widely recognized as the top online marketing resource in the industry, as well as VRMB’s Inner Circle, a private community of vacation rental owners and managers. Matt is also an avid triathlete and one week before Partner Conference, he will be competing in the AZ Open swim competition in Canyon Lake.
Partner Conference favorite David Angotti is returning to the big stage this year! Before jumping into the vacation rental industry, David founded and exited an EdTech startup, consulted with Fortune 100 brands, wrote for Search Engine Journal and recently sold one of the fastest growing property management brands in the country. He is now laser focused on developing SmokyMountains.com into the premier niche listing site in the county. David is teaching two classes this year, so get ready to have your mind blown by his incredible digital marketing knowledge! (Oh, and be sure to ask him about that one time he fed his brother dog food…)
Wes Melton is a builder of things, technology expert, and Lego fanatic. Previously a technology consultant for national brands, he now spends his days building the premier niche listing site in the country - SmokyMountains.com. Having started and recently sold one of the fastest growing property management firms in the country, he understands intimately the challenges and headaches the professional property manager experiences on a day to day basis. Wes excels at finding solutions to complex problems using technology, helping businesses find increased efficiencies, and motivating entrepreneurs to maximize their potential, which is why we can’t wait for his classes on time management and developing business processes.
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