Mark Culbertson has over 20 years of television and sales experience, which began in software & communications marketing with companies such as Motorola Communications & Teletrac, Inc. As co-founder of The Morris Brothers original characters, he later launched his television career at FOX TV, where he co-created, wrote, produced and directed over 300 thirty- and sixty-second FCC-compliant family-friendly educational variety segments featuring The Morris Brothers for the FOX Kids Network. Mark also co-wrote, co-produced and delivered the 30-minute special, The Adventures of the Morris Brothers, which was awarded a Heartland Regional Emmy for Best Direction. Mark received his B.A. in Marketing at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Mark currently oversees all production, management, and day-to-day sales operations of Between Your Ears Entertainment’s live touring, digital media and e-learning curriculum divisions.
Stacey Davis – Advisory Board Member
Stacey Davis is the president of davisRE, LLC, a Dallas, Tx based real estate company, and has extensive experience in underwriting, analyzing and financing multi-million dollar transactions as well as developing and implementing operations for growing organizations. Prior to davisRE, Stacey was President of TPMC Realty and Senior Vice President of M West Holdings. Stacey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University and is a 2002 graduate of the Stagen Leadership Institute’s Transformational Leadership Program.
James Caldwell, co-founder of the Morris Brothers, is also a counselor at Hope Works counseling agency in Plano, TX, where he works with children (ages 9 and older), adolescents and adults specializing in anger/stress management, bullying, classroom behavior, and parenting skills. In addition, James has been a featured speaker at the Texas State PTA Leadership Convention presenting workshops such as “Dealing with Angry and Defiant Adolescents & Children,” “Creative Ways to Keep Kids Drug Free” and “Classroom Discipline.” James Caldwell also contributes curriculum outlines, lesson plans, reference material and additional classroom follow-up material for all of Between Your Ears life-skills curriculum.
Heather Brown, M.Ed., B.A. Psychology – Curriculum Coordinator
Heather Brown is a teacher at Mar Vista Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she has been instructing kindergarten students as well as, first, second, and fifth graders for five years. Heather specializes in teaching social skills and organizing classroom procedures and positive behavior plans as a constructive method to encourage students to reach their greatest potential. Heather has also spent two years as the Health Education Coordinator (HEP) for Mar Vista, where she is responsible for educating staff and parents about anti-bullying programs, implementing the “Too Good for Drugs” and “Second Step” programs, and creating a school bulletin featuring the “Character Trait of the Month.”
During Kerri Schwartz’s 11-year career, her dedication to education has been to foster student success. Currently working as a middle school English teacher at Calmont School in Calabasas, CA. She has been responsible for working with students to problem solve, participate in conflict resolution and building self esteem. She is committed to learning and helping her students be successful. Through her lesson plans, Kerri has created a “Survivor Series” component for students based on literature where students learn to work together and understand the importance of teamwork. Kerri has also had many of her students poetry published in an anthology titled “A Celebration of Young Poets.” She is a dynamic and creative middle school educator with a strong commitment to student learning, achievement and development. Kerri holds a Master of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Science degree in administration from Pepperdine University.