My name is Janelle Nightingale, and I love experiencing life!
I’ve nearly cut off my finger in Arkansas, I got lost in the middle of the night in Wacken, Germany at a metal festival, I was honored to accept an award in front of 14,000 people at a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, then, there was that time I was struck by lighting (sort of) on my way to Canada, and also spoke at a Veggie Fest in Oklahoma, and was quoted by local news. Oh, and I love to kayak and hike.
That’s my life – one adventure at a time. Even if I end up with bloody fingers, chipped teeth, and fractured bones (all things that have happened), it all still makes for a great story later.
At age 17, I signed up for the military and began my career in Public Affairs. I became a licensed private investigator at 18, and when I was 22, I led a remote Eastern European freelance marketing team, tackling the digital needs of businesses worldwide. Since then, I have hiked mountains in Taiwan, accepted an award in front of 14,000 people, assisted in the growth of a Ugandan agricultural NGO, ran a few half marathons, learned another language, raised $34,000 in four days for an MMA fighter, and coordinated an interview between Sarah “Too Sweet” Alpar and Jake Paul, and continued my education with experience to back it.
I keep going, always. I’m that person. Once I say I’ll do something, it will happen.
Now, I put that perseverance to work as an Event and Communications Manager for Coryell Roofing while pursuing my master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!). I don’t have to trek any mountains…but I do have to move them.
My Mission Statement is: To teach using leadership, empathy, and passion. Inspire young people, entrepreneurs, and change agents to be courageous with their voices, compassionate with their hearts, and responsible with their hands to make the world a better place.
I believe in the empowerment of all people. Together, we are strongest.
Kateryna “Kitty” Voloshyna
My name is Kateryna, which means ‘honest’ and ‘pure’ in some Greek version, as far as I know, but I am Ukrainian 🙂 I was born in 1986, the year of the Tiger. This is very important in Ukraine, as we think the year of your birth can tell a lot about you. I know it may be stupid, but I’m a Tiger at least! I have two brothers, one a Dragon and the other a Mouse. That totally represents them.
Ukraine is a crazy country with constant instability, however, I do love it. I love to travel, and I am a really big fan of trains. Once I wrote a novel on the train from one city to another. I feel magic inside the train. I like to write different stories and novels… I use to hide them in my desk. Maybe someday humanity will read about sarcastic geeky vampires, strong women, hard decisions…and more.
A couple fun facts about me: I am a cross-stitching’ maniac! I can create pictures and blouses; stitching and watching TV shows at the same time. Yep. Also, Once I traveled across all of Ukraine via hitchhiking – today, however, I prefer to book cheap tickets and fly low-cost; take a bus or use a train 🙂
My favorite countries include – Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Austria. I have a lot of plans for my future trips and hope you will join me here!