NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2018 11 Contributors Colin Smith Estate Law Expert Colin Smith obtained a computer science degree from the University of Texas and worked as a software consultant for ten years before returning to the classroom on nights and weekends, earning his law degree from SMU in 2010. Colin finds that helping families planforthefutureismostrewardingandfocuseshislegalca- reer on estate and business planning, especially living trusts. Colin is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Asso- ciation, and the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. In his free time,heenjoysgolfingwithhischildren,leadingaCubScout den, attending University ofTexas football andTexas Ranger games,andwoodworking. Dean Beckloff, PhD Family Counseling Specialist Dr. Beckloff maintains an active coun- seling practice in Dallas, specializing in treatment for children’s issues and families going through divorce. Dr. Beckloff has extensive experience, in- cluding teaching, working as a school counselor, providing teachertraining,andworkingattheCenterforPlayTherapy attheUniversityofNorthTexas. Heisalsoactiveinhiscom- munity, working with child-focused community groups; his desire is to see kids and families thrive despite the stressors of life. Deborah Walsh Dobbs, M.A. Sociologist & Non-Profit Leader Deborah is a sociologist with 21 years experience at The Counseling Place, a non-profit agency dedicated to em- powering victims of crime. She earned her Bachelor’s degree fromThe University ofTexas at Austin and her Master of Arts from the University of North Texas. Deborahisaself-describedloveroffood,whiskeyandwine. goodPEOPLE Elle Parks Photographer & Stylist Elle Parks is a commercial photog- rapher/stylist and designer based in Dallas. Her work has appeared in national and local publications including Vogue, Texas Monthly and D Magazine. Her background is in the fashion industry, with her experience in places like NewYork and Milan, allowing her to design each shoot as unique as her clients. Andrea Katz Book Salon Leader After 20 years in commercial real estate sales, Andrea Peskind Katz founded Gre- due to her love of read- ing. She is always looking for the next great read and the next great beach.  In 2016, Andrea formed the Great Thoughts’ Great Readers Book Salon on Facebook, now home to over 4,000 readers and authors, where she hosts a monthly book club and author chats.  To join the book salon, go to www.facebook. com/groups/greatthoughtsgreatreaders. Rick Seaney Travel Expert Internationally known travel and airfare expert Rick Seaney, CEO and co-founder of FareCompare, is the media’s go-to resource for airline in- dustry news. Rick’s mission is clear: “I want to help consumers find the best flight deals available every time they shop” and he loves to share his insider information. Besides his advice blog on Fare- Compare, Rick began writing a weekly column for ABC Newsbackin2008whichcontinuestothisday;heisalso USA Today’s Airfare Expert columnist as well as a regular contributor to Fox News and is frequently quoted in the pages of the NewYorkTimes,WallSt.Journal,HuffingtonPost andmore. Taylor Mohr Attorney, ONDA Law TaylorMohrisanattorneyintheFamilyLaw firm of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Ander- son,LLP,withofficesinDallasandFrisco.Sheis dedicatedtoguidingfamiliesthroughthele- galsystemandrepresentingclientsindivorce and estate planning matters.Taylor has been named to the 2017 and2018TexasSuperLawyersRisingStarslistandnationallyranked bytheAmericanInstituteofFamilyLawAttorneysin2016&2017. Susan Sugerman Adolescent Medicine Physician Board Certified by the American Acad- emy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sugerman is the president and co-founder of Girls to Women Health and Wellness (GTW), a multidisciplinary medical practice in north Dallas dedicat- ed to the physical and emotional needs of girls and young womenages10-25.Publishedauthorandspeakeronsub- jectsrangingfromadolescentdevelopment,bullying,sex- uality, and risk taking to resilience and preparing teens to transition to college, she brings a professional perspective on“what’s normal and what’s not”when considering the struggles and celebrations of our youth as well as some wisdom about how the grownups in their lives can sup- port them to become healthy adults who can take good care of themselves. Dr. Kwabena Blankson Adolescent Medicine Physician A graduate of Harvard College and theYale School of Medicine, Kwabena “Bobo”Blanksonisapediatricianwith subspecialty training in Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Bobo is passionate about teen and young adult health and has been featured on,,,,, and more. In his spare time, he writes middle-grade/young adult novels and is a medical consultant with GoodThinkInc, a positive psychology consulting firm. Dr. Melanie Ross Mills Therapist and Life Strategist As a certified and licensed Tem- perament Therapist, Dr. Melanie Ross Mills is gifted at instigating purposeful dialogue and honest self-reflection on topics of friend- ship, parenting, and marriage during her one-on-one ses- sions and through her Life Bonds™ Book Series. She was recentlyhonoredwiththeWomenofExcellenceAward,and she has been seen or quoted in television programs and other publications nationwide, including serving as a FOX NewsRadioRelationshipExpert. Shereceivedherdegreein Applied Learning and Development from The University of TexasatAustin. Dr.MillsresidesinDallaswithherhusband, Michael, and teenage son. Rebecca Baker TheJimUtleyFoundation Dr. Dean Beckloff PediatricTherapist Dr. Kwabena Blankson AdolescentMedicinePhysician Nishima Chudasama ProgramDirector,NestFoundation Dr. Sandy Gluckman FunctionalBehavior&HealthSpecialist Vanita Halliburton FounderandPresident, TheGrantHalliburtonFoundation Donald Hooton, Jr. EducationPrograms TheTaylorHootonFoundation Anne Hudson DisabilityHiringSpecialist,LaunchAbility Dr. Cary A. Israel PresidentEmeritusofCollinCollege William McLaughlin PISDHumanResourcesDirector Whitney Rosenbalm RichlandCollege&CollegiateHighSchool Charmaine Solomon Co-Founder, MyPossibilities Libby Spears Filmmaker,ChildAdvocate Dr. Susan Sugerman AdolescentMedicinePhysician KellyWaterman AdvocateforKidswithSpecialNeeds 2018 EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD