The Parsons Company, Inc.                                                         Fall Newsletter 2016
Trevor Noah
performed for Dad's Weekend at Washington State University, November 4th. A BIG thank you to Trevor for traveling round trip from New York to provide a hysterical evening including many pre-election laughs! (A  rare photo op with Leo,
Trevor and Phyllis.)
Central Washington University, Oct. 15th
Brian  Regan put on another amazing performance - what a great way to celebrate Homecoming!

Welcoming in 2017:

A ctor, stand-up comedian and
impressionist  Darrell Hammond is well known for his 20-year career on Saturday Night Live where he entertained audiences with
impressions of political and public figures such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. 

While his clever humor and apt impersonations are well-known to audiences, Hammond kept his 30-year battle with mental illness hidden from view.... . until now With an unusual candor and honesty, Hammond delivers a story of perseverance and hope that touches the heart and mind. 
Speakers that Educate, Motivate and Inspire...
Kevin Berthia  is a  Suicide Prevention Advocate , a  true grateful survivor that will impact any audience through his presentation.  As a former  student  athlete, Kevin is especially attuned to young people attempting to deal with all the complexities of life, the demands of school and the pressures that sometimes accompany athletic performance. His presentation,  The Impact of Listening , is an important tool to use for suicide awareness.
General (Ret.) Mark and Carol Graham 
continue their mission  of raising awareness of the dangers of untreated depression, reminding our leaders about the real injuries of PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] and TBI [Traumatic Brain Injury]; while 
shedding light on mental health issues.  The Grahams have dedicated their lives to sharing their story losing both sons to different types of battles in order to spread Mental Health Awareness. An extraordinary and inspiring story to help all communities nationwide.
Jennifer Storm is an award winning author of four critically acclaimed books on addiction, recovery and victimization. She's been an
advocate speaker for crime victims; having spent the last decade as a voice for victims by lobbying for expansive laws, representing the view of victimization in the media and providing direct services to thousands of victims. She is no stranger to the media, in fact she is often times the first call they make when stories break.
As a survivor of child sexual assault, her personal struggles helped her make the decision to end her silence and use her voice to help others in the same situations and abuse.
Congratulations Judge Lerner-Wren. Halfway done with your new book - looking forward to your release date!

Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren pioneered the nation's first mental health court and was instrumental in the model's national implementation. "People with mental illness and co-occurring disorders deserve access to community-based treatment and services, not jail." The success of her court and local campaign has become a national educational campaign, creating a national model that stands up to the blind criminalization of the mentally ill. More than 250 Mental Health Courts exist today based upon this paradigm that she created and thousands of mentally ill persons have diverted out of local jails and into treatment facilities.
Lerner-Wren continues to preside over the nation's first mental health court. Additionally she continues to be a inspirational advocate for the mentally ill and ending the stigma surrounding mental health. Book release Winter 2017!  
2017 Partial concert avails:
Call with questions..!
Jo Firestone / Wayne Brady / Asif Ali / Bill Maher / Rick Gutierrez / Brian Regan / Patton Oswalt / Dixie's Tupperware Party / Christopher Titus / Kevin Nealon / Keenan Ivory Wayans & Shawn Wayans / Garfunkel & Oates / Janeane Garofalo / Daniel Tosh / Sinbad / Gabriel Iglesias / Joel McHale / Adam Devine 
Kristian Bush / Michael Tyler / Jojo / Luke combs / Alan Jackson / Alabama /
Billy Currington / Brantley Gilbert / Chase Rice / Dan + Shay / Frankie Ballard / Jon Pardi / Eli Young Band / Kacey Musgraves / KC and The Sunshine Band / Little Big Town / Kellie Pickler / Martina  McBride / Montgomery Gentry / Sam Hunt / Shania Twain / Willie Nelson / Zac Brown Band / Uncle Kracker / Sheryl Crow / Blink 182 / Twenty One Pilots / The Griswolds / The All America Rejects / The Band Perry 
More 2017 Announcements Coming Soon...

A special thank you to all the speakers who continue to bring their important messages to communities worldwide. 

For All Questions Contact:
The Parsons Company, Inc. 
Phyllis Parsons