Frank Reale is someone who is very close and special in my heart. He is a friend, a mentor and in a lot of ways a second father to me. We lost him due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

I first met Frank at BOCES in 2009 as I continued to pursue my dreams in television and radio. I was introduced to Peers Influence Peers by him and Buck Heller, who were looking for youth members to help spread awareness regarding the dangers of drugs, alcoholism and bullying.

I learned a lot from Frank and I quickly gained a second family through Peers Influence Peers Partnership. My world was completely wrapped around him and the company. If it wasn’t for Frank, I would have never had the chance to do what I did. He helped me evolve in media as he continued to believe in me.

I know for a fact that everyone at Peers Partnership will continue to remember every moment with Frank.

Don’t forget, if you’re applying to jobs through LinkedIn, make sure you upload a decent photo of yourself. Never upload selfies, or bad quality photos. Employers want to get to know you, so it’s never a bad idea to have someone take a headshot for you.

For years, I’ve had the opportunity to produce a handful of interviews at Peers Partnership. This year, the roles are being reversed!

Ariana Prontelli, a member of Peers Partnership, interviewed me regarding erasing hate and my coming out process in a new Peers Partnership documentary piece.

Additional information is coming soon!

I uploaded a reel that highlights my work through the years with Peers Influence Peers Partnership.

The footage in the video includes interviews that I produced from Chasing Life (2017) and High School: A Survivors Manual (2013).

The producer reel also includes an interview with Shane Bitney Crone from 2015.

I produced a video for Mercy College, which gives students a preview of what they can expect at future graduate open houses.

The Mercy College team gives an exclusive look at their open house and discusses information from programs in liberal arts, education, and health and natural sciences. Former and current students also share their stories while pursuing their dreams.

My good friend Jess DeNoia and I had the opportunity to attend the 25th anniversary for the Peers Partnership ceremony. We were invited to speak on stage, so were very excited to prepare a speech that highlights our time working together.

We couldn’t help but reminisce on some of our favorite moments and hard work that was spent while creating these movies from the past few years. We would like to give a special thanks to Peers Influence Peers Partnership.

Yesterday was our 25th anniversary for Peers Partnership, and the premiere of “Robin’s Nest.” The event was held last night at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York.

Since 2009, Peers Partnership has become a second family to me. The non-profit movie company has produced and distributed PSA’s and movies in New York and across the country on PBS to influence our youth and warn them regarding the dancers of drugs, alcoholism, and bullying. Peers Partnership has received several Bronze Telly Awards before turning 25 years old.

My good friend Jess DeNoia and I had the opportunity to join the ceremony and speak on stage about our time with Peers Partnership. It was a beautiful night reminiscing with new and old friends from the past eight years that I have been with everyone.

Since 2009, I have had several different roles producing segments, conducting sit-down interviews, distributing films, and acting in over five 60 minute documentary/dramas. Through Their Eyes (2010), Take It Or Leave It (2011), Fine Lines (2012), High School: A Survivor’s Manual (2013), and recently Chasing Life (2017) are simply memories that will forever last with me as we are achieving our goal by saving lives and impacting our youth.

Once again, happy birthday Peers Partnership!

A few new headshots that I want to share. The first photo represents a professional attire, capturing my career side.

The second photo is inspired by the 90’s and is a throwback to an older attire that has come back in style within the past few years.

Don’t forget, if you’re applying to jobs through LinkedIn, make sure you upload a decent photo of yourself. Never upload selfies, or bad quality photos. Employers want to get to know you, so it’s never a bad idea to have someone take a headshot for you.

Since 2009, Peers Partnership has become a second family to me. The non-profit movie company has produced and distributed PSA’s and movies in New York and across the country on PBS to influence our youth and warn them regarding the dancers of drugs, alcoholism, and bullying. Peers Partnership has received several Bronze Telly Awards as it approaches its 25th year anniversary.

In that time frame, I have had several different roles producing segments, conducting sit-down interviews, distributing films, and acting in over five 60 minute documentary/dramas. Through Their Eyes (2010), Take It Or Leave It (2011), Fine Lines (2012), High School: A Survivor’s Manual (2013), and recently Chasing Life (2017) are simply memories that will forever last with me as we are achieving our goal by saving lives and impacting our youth.

Please come join us for our 25th anniversary of Peers Partnership, and the premiere of “Robin’s Nest.” The event will be held at The Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, New York on May 19, 2018. It is simply a reunion you don’t want to miss!

For more information, please visit peerspartnership.org. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com

Our new Peers Partnership movie, “Chasing Life,” premiered last month (April 28). The documentary included different segments that centered around drug abuse.

I interviewed Joseph Davis, Youth Substance Use Engagement Specialist of the NYS OASAS at the Center, who spoke to me about his position at the ClubHouse and what they offer as a way to guide our youth.