Allison Sledge ~ Founder/CEO /Writer: Military Real Estate Professionals
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Having had the experience of growing up in so many ethnically diverse areas of Los Angeles , including Hollywood. Pomona and Claremont - Allison saw diversity everywhere she looked. “You could not have witnessed two completely separate universes in the world, if you put Claremont and Pomona side by side on a map The fact is, they are side by side on a map! One street divides the two cities, and they are as diametrically opposed as anyone could possibly imagine. One was poor; one was rich; one was black; one was white; one was laced with drug addicts, gangs and burglars; the other was laced with prestigious private colleges, rich kids, wild and loud dorm keg parties and pedigree degrees. I grew up in both towns” recalls Allison, "I understand both sides of the track."
Indeed, this perspective would tend to shape the character of a young woman trying to make sense of her world and her future. “All I wanted to be was the first female shortstop on the Los Angeles Dodgers” she says, “I was the first girl to play Little League baseball in Claremont, I played with and against Mark McGwire – and I was better than him!”
In fact, she was. Allison won MVP in every sport, and was always the first choice when voting for the All-Stars. In Jr. High, Allison and Mark were voted best female and male athletes of the school, respectively.
Recalling the events, she says, “It’s a tragedy that female athletic talent, at that time, was totally and 100% dismissed. What do you do when society tells you that you can’t do what you were born to do?” she laments. "It wasn't until I read the poem "A Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes that I got a grip on the reality that I wasn't in this alone. Both sides of my family ancestry had never realized their potentials or dreams. They were never given the chance."
Fortunately, Ms. Sledge had many other talents to pursue. She was a bass player for many local bands in the Hollywood circuit and then decided go to college when the music scene became redundant. “That was a time when bands had to ‘pay to play’ she states. “If you wanted to continue to gig on the Sunset Strip, you had to promote yourself for the club. I found that to be ridiculous, so I left to pursue my writing career.”
Allison enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Television, Film and Radio. “I took full advantage of all of my opportunities” she says. “I interned on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, “Family Feud” and “Jeopardy” just to name a few. My first professional gig was the Assignment Editor for “Personalities” on Fox Television with Host Charlie Rose, who had been my idol for many years. I worked on Films, on Television, on Radio – everything. It was effortless for me.”
Having been interested in religion and spirituality all of her life, Allison wrote and published a book entitled “The Quintessential Jesus of Nazareth” which is available in bookstores across the globe.
“I learned very early that you can’t always get what you want” she says, “Forces beyond you prevent you from idealizing your dreams, and when that happens, you have to be smart and succeed in other areas where you are equally competent. Moreover, when you're young, the things that you believe you want to do for the rest of your life suddenly change as you grow older. You just have to be ready, willing and able to accept those changes, with the full confidence that you had in your younger days."
Never one for letting outside influences interfere with her goals, Allison founded “Momentum Services” a company that started out creating and designing mobile websites and apps for small businesses. “It was the next ‘big thing’" she opines, “But once it’s done, how are people going to know about it?”
Being true to her news background and knowing that being in the media is always a good thing, Allison decided to promote her clients through Press Releases.
Allison is a proud member of the Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals.
That said, every Real Estate agent, broker, home inspector, lender, and any other professional who wants to get their name out in the Media to the Military community as well as the civilian community, can look no further.
CEO/Military Real Estate Professionals
David Rothstein ~ Founder/ CEO: EIN Presswire
For over 20 years David has been an innovator of proprietary Internet news services and intelligent search technologies used by millions of online users.
Specialties: Internet news aggregation services. Vertical content channel development. Development of innovative approaches to online news platforms. Launching and managing publishing brands. Press release distribution services and syndication.
David is a member of the National Press Club, Washington DC.
Herbert Schwarz ~ President: Military Real Estate Professionals
Born on May 2nd 1948 in the city of Zams in Tirol, Austria, Herbert Schwarz has a diverse and colorful background.
At the age of eight, Mr. Schwarz immigrated into the United States with his family and settled in Los Angeles, California, three miles south of downtown.
Herb attended Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic grade school, from the 3rd to 8th grades.
He went on to graduate from Mt. Carmel High School, an all boys, Roman Catholic college-prep school.
Mr. Schwarz attended two years of Seminary training but chose to make his living in the secular arena.
Herb became a proficient communicator in various careers and managed several small companies. Ambitious, reliable, competent and team oriented, he prides himself in doing things right the first time.
Herb has excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. While fluent in German and adequate in Spanish, Herb has excellent command of the English language and is an accomplished writer and editor.
Herb “The Herbmeister” Schwarz, a celebrity in his own right, has been the MC (Master of Ceremonies) of the Oktoberfest at Old World Village in Huntington Beach, California, for the past thirty-one years; since 1983!
Also, Mr. Schwarz was Executive Assistant to Won-G “The Haiti Boy” in Beverly Hills from 2000 to 2005 and has been a part of his beautiful Haitian family for twenty years. A Fashion, Film, and Music Entrepreneur, Mr. Won-G has been enjoying a successful career in all three areas. (See www.won-g.com)
Herb’s number one passion is soccer and his favorite pastimes are singing, table tennis and pocket billiards. He was a board member of his German soccer club, D.S.V. Danubia, for 15 years and a choir member of the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church German Choir in Los Angeles for 25 years.
To see Herb's personal website and hear his beautiful singing, please visit www.oldworld.ws
A man with strong family values, he is very close to his three children, Heidi, and her identical twin brothers, Bryan and Brendan, who are now all married and have their own families.
Herb currently resides near Palm Springs, Southern California.
President/Military Real Estate Professionals