Biography/Memoir

Saltzman, Nancy

Saltzman, Nancy
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1952
Birth City: 
Bloomington
Birth State: 
IN
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Retired educator - speaker and author
Biography: 

Dr. Nancy Saltzman grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and moved to Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College in 1970. Upon graduation she taught elementary school in Colorado Springs, received her master’s from the University of Colorado then completed her doctorate at the University of Denver. She served as the principal of Broadmoor Elementary School for 16 years before retiring in 2006. During Nancy's 31 year career in education she was recognized as Colorado’s National Distinguished Principal, the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation Educator Award, and as the American Cancer Society's Sword of Hope winner for her work with breast cancer survivors.

Saltzman continues to stay busy as an emeritus member on the board of Kidpower, working as a volunteer at the Humane Society, participating in three book clubs, and speaking about her recently published memoir, Radical Survivor: One Woman’s Path Through Life, Love, and Uncharted Tragedy. The memoir chronicles Saltzman’s extraordinary saga as a two-time cancer survivor who lost her entire family in a small-plane crash. Told with honesty, insight, and laugh-out-loud flashes of humor, plus the added richness of letters Saltzman received, Radical Survivor traverses the full spectrum of human emotions. Her journey reminds us that the heart can make
room for both loved ones lost and happiness found, offering a compelling gift of hope.

Saltzman presently lives in Colorado Springs with her fiancé, Greg Roman, and her dogs, Nacho and Macy.

Awards/Honors: 
2012 eLit Silver Award for Radical Survivor
Colorado Springs Business Journal "Woman of Influence"
Milken Family Foundation Educator Award for Colorado
National Distinguished Principal of the Year, Colorado
American Cancer Society's Sword of Hope Recipient
Education/Training: 
PhD, University of Denver - Master's of Arts, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - Bachelor of Arts, Colorado College
Organizations: 
Emeritus member on the board of Kidpower - volunteer at The Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
The writing, publishing, and marketing of a memoir - The story of a "Radical Survivor" including readings from the book - How to write a condolence note using examples from "Radical Survivor"
Local Authors Genres: 

Irwin-Vickers, Mary

Irwin-Vickers, Mary
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Homemaker
Biography: 

Mary Irwin is an expert on the topic of Noah’s Ark and has conducted more than 25 years of research on the subject. She traveled the world with her late husband, astronaut James Irwin, who served on the historic Apollo 15 flight. The pair climbed Mount Ararat numerous times looking for the ark and searched for biblical antiquities throughout the Middle East. In 1972, they founded the nonprofit Christian organization High Flight Foundation. Irwin has published four books on her life experiences.

Education/Training: 
Two years of college education
Speaker Availability: 
No

Klismet, Jr., Peter M.

Klismet, Jr., Peter M.
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography: 

I'm a native of Colorado and grew up in the Denver area. I left after finishing college, but returned after 27 years.

Awards/Honors: 
2nd Place, non-fiction, Public Safety Writer's Association, National Convention, July 2013
Education/Training: 
2 Master's Degrees - Bachelor of Science Degree
Organizations: 
Public Safety Writer's Association - Society of Former FBI Agents - National Association of Cold Case Investigators - Professor Emeritus at Pikes Peak Community College
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Speaks on crime-related topics, the FBI, criminal profiling, and related topics

Aiken, Thomas J.

Birth Year (-Died Year): 
b. 1942
Birth City: 
Colorado Springs
Birth State: 
CO
Current Location: 
Oregon
Biography: 

My name is Tom. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs during the 1940s and 1950s, which in many people's opinions was the "best of times." I am retired, but I write and paint in oils and acrylics. My art has won several awards including a couple of "Best of Show." I have previously published "Memoirs of a Bureau Curmudgeon" and my latest effort is available now is entitled "From Hell Raiser to Hall of Famer: Best of Times." Both works are autobiographical.

Awards/Honors: 
Recognition for carrer achievements as a Federal civil servant
Education/Training: 
BS in Business Administration - Colorado State University
Organizations: 
Lions Club of Coquille, Oregon Elks Club of Coquille Valley, Orgeon
Speaker Availability: 
No
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