Who We Are

Together we have 60 + combined years of successfully navigating various medical fields, including the Veteran's Administration (VA)

OUR TEAM:

Lita Tomas 

Host/ Creator/ Visionary.

Lita’s a petite lady with a boisterous laugh!

 

She has worn many hats: 

Retired Army tank mechanic, turned global logistics manager.

Masters in Recreational therapy.

Caregiver.

Mother & Nana.

She is caring, and accepting of all people and likes to undertake random acts of kindness.

Her brilliance is only slightly tarnished by Early Onset Alzheimer's disease.

Jean Marie McNamara 

Co-host/ Segment Producer/ Optimistic Curmudgeon.  

 Jean Marie is Lita’s daughter.

 (Lita roped Jean Marie into helping with this podcast.)

 When she’s not searching for the perfect cup of hot chocolate, she can be found

 researching obscure facts.   Jean has a knack for research.

 A retired military officer, whose only battle has been with depression.

 Her wry sense of humor has been bolstered by bureaucracy.

Ron Rispoli  

 Co-host/ Researcher/ Underwater Archer.  

 Ron attended graduate school at Aurora University with Lita many, many moons ago

 where he earned his MS in Recreation. He is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation

 Specialist (CTRS). 

 

 Ron acquired his disability after being hit by a car almost 50 years ago.

 His right arm was paralyzed due to the accident. Since completing graduate school,

Ron has spent the last 20+ years helping people with disabilities. He currently works as a Case Manager for young adults with severe physical disabilities as they transition from school to adult life. He's also a board member for Diveheart Foundation, a non profit organization that provides adapted scuba diving to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. He also volunteers with Dreams For Kids, another non profit organization that helps disadvantaged youth. In his spare time Ron enjoys scuba diving, golf and archery as he assists in raising his two teenage children (what spare time?)

Ron is the more serious member of our team.

Sean Murphy

Technical Director/ SEO / Male Model. 

Sean is the Podcast's SEO. He keeps our website visible on the Internet and keeps us free of malware attacks.

(He's known for his technical prowess and his James Bond look.)

Dom Cimino

 

Dominic J. Cimino is an audio engineer from the Chicago suburbs. Graduated from Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, he focused on music recording and live event production. Although focusing on the music end of recording, he worked on multiple location shoots including a North Coast Documentary and continues to do so when given the opportunity. Dominic's passion for audio was sparked in his home studio, where he recorded vocals for local artists and friends as a hobby. Pursuing his dream, he then was in search of professional standards and industry work, which led him to Tribeca Flashpoint. Today he utilizes his creativity and applies his growing knowledge of audio tools accordingly and effectively to create a pristine sound.


He doubled as our Audio Editor for the first 9 episodes merging tracks and producing finished audio products to upload to iTunes.  

Jack Scaro Audio Consultant/ Audio Editor

Jack is a college student residing in Elmhurst, Illinois. 

He is majoring in Music Therapy, he recently completed his first year at Columbia College, Chicago. 

He loves to write, hike, listen to and write music. 

Jack is a skilled audio editor!  He has already successfully edited all of our episodes since  Season 1 Episode 10. 

 

We are looking forward to adding his skills as a Music Therapist, as he gains knowledge in his chosen field of study! 

Buddy Boy & Gigi Girl 

  Production Assistants/ K9 Web Security.