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Who is Out of Step: Randy Schraier

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  Randy speak mainly about the subject of disability with a focus on related topics such as the challenges that people with disabilities commonly face and the value of independence. A sense of humor, get-it-done attitude, and passion for helping people are all key elements of my work. Over the last of several years, Randy…

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Who is Out of Step: Geoffrey Surprenant

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Veteran Awards, Inc., is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated Company, is proud to offer handcrafted custom Glass, Optical Crystal and Stone Achievement and Recognition awards and gifts for all corporate and special occasions. We look good by making you look even better! From corporate logos to one-of-a-kind etched artwork, Veteran Awards creates products…

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Who is Out of Step-Terry Smith

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Terry Smith Sometimes life doesn’t always unfold the way you plan. On July 20, 1984 while at USMC Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, a young Marine was a passenger in a three-ton troop transport vehicle that, while traveling at sixty-five miles per hour, flipped and rolled several times, finally coming to rest upside down….

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A talk with Robert Kingett

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Robert Kingett is a blind journalist specializing in audio description, adaptive sports, and disability news. He has overcome child abuse, and is a motivational speaker as well. His essays have been published widely in magazines, blogs, and read on radio stations across the country and abroad. He has been published in several anthologies. He’s the…

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Out of Step with Nikki Zimmerman

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A new employment resource for people with disabilities. Out of Step is a web-based platform where people with disabilities can market and sell their products and services as well as post resumes for potential employers. They are based out of Seattle Washington, but our platform is nationwide. *In Nikki Zimmerman’s book, A Life with Riley,…

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A Talk with Becky Curran

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Becky was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her degree at Providence College in Rhode Island and moved to Los Angeles the summer after. Spending six and a half years working in the entertainment industry, before moving back to the east coast in order for me to live closer to family.   Most recently Becky…

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A Talk with Eileen Grubba

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Actress, writer and producer. Used to be Casting Director. Worked on The Five Year Engagement, Sons of Anarchy, The Closer, Cold Case, Hung, CSI Miami, The Mentalist, Masters of Sex, Nip/Tuck, Monk, E.R. and many other shows, films and in theater. She is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, a spokesperson for LSI: Families…

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A talk with Heather Watkins

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Heather Watkins is a disability advocate, graduate of Emerson College with a B.S. degree in Mass Communications and a lifelong resident of Boston, Massachusetts. She is a mother, loves reading, daydreaming and chocolate. Born with Muscular Dystrophy, Heather ambulates with a cane. She is Vice Chair serving on the Boston Disability Advisory Commission and is…

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A talk with Larry Sapp

Larry Sapp has been a paraplegic since April 1995 after a fall that broke his back and completely severed his spinal cord. At the time Larry was in the process of fulfilling his dream as a filmmaker. That passion and dream did not become paralyzed with the bottom half of his body! In fact, he…

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Talk with Donna Walton, Ed.D

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Motivational speaker and life coach Donna Rena Walton Ed. D., has been a bone cancer survivor for over 30 years. At the age of 18 her left leg was amputated above the knee to prevent the spread Osteogenic Sarcoma. Walton has dedicated her life to motivating and empowering others as founder and CEO of Leggtalk,…

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