hope-gainerHope Gainer is a global image-maker and marketer focused on the luxury sector. She specializes in launching new brands and companies worldwide as well as produces upscale events.  Gainer also represents luxury real estate properties around the world from her base in Miami to Bali, Ibiza, Argentina, Panama and beyond.

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Regina Ch.Regina Cheng received her Masters of Science in clinical nutrition from New York University and have been practicing as a nutrition consultant in Los Angeles since her move from New York in 2010. Her philosophy is based around making dietary changes that are sustainable in the long run and changing those habits that are detrimental to us both biologically and emotionally to healthy ones.





Josef K.Josef S. Klus is the ghost co-author of The Sports Fan’s Playbook to a Winning Marriage (Prodicom Group, 2011), and biographer of You Can Do It: Inspiration and Lessons from an Inventor, Entrepreneur and Sailor (Constellation Press, 2010). Josef is also an executive leadership and enculturation coach to French and Americans in transition and expatriated overseas for business, through his company JSK Coaching Associates. He contributes to team building and strategic offsites through facilitation, instructional systems design and career seminars. Josef is also a former advertising agency owner and copywriter, for which he still consults on written content conceptualization. His editorial articles and works have been published in the US, France, in the Poet’s paper, and across the web. He has been an invited workshop speaker in Europe and the US, and has appeared as an on-camera and on-air expert in Los Angeles, Chicago, Minnesota, and Paris, France. www.JSKcoaching.com, www.JosefKlus.com

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Ella James1Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News Website. Her interests include reading and writing about Health, Fitness and Latest world news. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Douglas M.Douglas May is a free-lance writer who has previously worked on projects with LawCrossing online publications in Pasadena, California, and currently works with GoldSilver.com in Santa Monica, California.  He is also a college instructor who teaches English Composition and Creative Writing both online and on-site at three different universities in the Los Angeles area. Doug has also worked as a professional actor, and has had several guest appearances on television (“Designing Women,” “Days of our Lives,” “Mike Hammer”), and also in some independent films.  Doug is currently working on a screenplay, which he hopes to begin filming sometime in the near future.  He is very pleased to be a contributing member of Brass Ring Magazine. Articles written by Douglas May: 1 2



Louie F.Born and raised in Orange County, California and currently resides in “Sin City”.

He received his California real estate license as a gift to himself for his 21st birthday in 1981 where it is still active today as is his Nevada real estate broker’s license. He’s also been a licensed mortgage banker and held series 6 & 63 licenses from the NASD. In the late 1980’s, he was a lead broker assisting the RTC (Resolution Trust Corporation) in liquidating assets owned by them in Southern California.

Once a former president of the largest youth soccer organization in Southern Nevada, a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in the Nevada Family Court System, co-authored a helpful consumer guide published on Amazon, called, “Should I Short Sale My Home?” and listed in the 1989 edition of “Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals”.

Now, however, his passion is travel adventure writing. Sometimes all three at once.

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Elaine R.Elaine Ryan is a nationally recognized interior designer, author, and expert. She is the co-creator of the Elaine Ryan ® Home Decorating Kit, available at HomeDepot.com and ElaineRyan.com.
The Kit enables the user to become their own interior designer and color expert when using Elaine’s color–matching system, the Elaine Ryan® Color Bars. Elaine is very pleased to be a contributing member of Brass Ring Magazine.

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Carlo C.Hollywood Hills Realtor(R) with Sotheby’s, co-founder of Jared Jamin, wine taster, traveler, a Fantastic Voyage co-producer, once an equestrian & generally a thespian!

Originally from New Orleans, Carlo Capomazza, has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years. Since 2009, Carlo has enjoyed matching people and places with Sotheby’s International Realty. His broad work history includes10 years at his own talent management and production firm, where he worked collaboratively with clients, culminating in his becoming a co-producer on Twentieth Century Fox’s Fantastic Voyage with James Cameron.

Carlo graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has lived abroad in Florence and London and toured China and Hong Kong extensively, yet still, prefers to call Southern California home.

Being a dual American and Italian citizen with extended family in both countries have given Carlo a continuing passion for culture and community, on both professional and social levels. In addition to the requisite professional real estate associations of BHGLAAR, CAR, and NAR, Carlo also belongs to various genealogical and social organizations in Los Angeles, London, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. http://www.carlocapomazza.com


Michael A.Michael has over 25 years of experience doing business development in the HNW hospitality arena, specifically yachts, resort real estate, exclusive clubs, jets, and travel. His articles on luxury lifestyle in Asia have been published in 5 languages in dozens of countries.

Growing up on the Great Lakes, and educated in Michigan, he earned his sea-legs on fresh water. However, most of his adult life has been spent in the mountains of Colorado or the coasts of California. He brought his skills to Asia in 2011 and hasn’t looked back. His company- The Delfino Group, has worked with some of the most exclusive hospitality groups on Earth. He has a keen eye for detail, and has built and/or managed luxury assets for many high profile clients. Having spent many years as a senior executive of several luxury destination clubs, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge about the leisure habits of HNW clientele to Brass Ring.



Yosh NakanoYosh has 39 years of experience in all aspects of the poker industry.  He’s played high stakes poker with top players and celebrities such as Dr. Jerry Buss and Larry Flynt.  He has also been the high limit poker host at several poker rooms and was the General Manager at the Hustler Casino for a year.  Prior to that, he formed and ran the corporation that handled the banking duties for the casino.  He also promoted an online poker site called PokerBlue which closed when the UIEGA was enacted in 2006.  Although he played in 2 NBC National Heads-Up Championships, his only success came in winning the CBS 2006 Intercontinental Poker Championship.

On Feb. 21, he created and launched the RealHangoverRelief.com which will take the hangover market by storm.



SookieAside from having one kick-ass name, Sookie is also one kick-ass accordion player (she still refuses to let us upload a video of her playing her instrument!). When not practicing or taking her Boston terrier for a walk, Sookie spends her time writing about the latest entertainment apps, music gadgets, and films. Having been inspired by Richard McMunn, the founder of how2become, she likes giving a handful of tips and advice for career-seekers in today’s competitive job market. Sookie believes that telecommuting will change how we work and as a freelance writer, she often visits LinkedIn for career tips and advice.
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Nili NathanNili Nathan is Luxury Travel & Spa Writer. From the Middle-East to the Southern Coast of California, Nili has traveled and covered destinations from around the world. She brings her wealth of knowledge in natural healing and wellness when reporting on people and places from around the world that integrate holistic health and anti-aging to our readers.

Growing up in Beverly Hills, she worked in both the entertainment business as an actress, producer, and script supervisor and as a real estate agent and mortgage loan officer with J.P. Morgan Chase in Century City.

 In 2007, she started producing video content for major publishers such as Demand Media, Live Strong, as well as AOL were she has hundreds of videos syndicating on major websites, such as Huffington Post and Daily Motion. Nili’s passion is with spas, holistic health, wellness, and greening. She created Great Healing Getaways, a destination website and TV program that aired in PBS markets. She has interviewed and reviewed dozens of experts in this field. Nili has directed and produced over 300 short-format videos for the web on topics of holistic health and wellness. An early pioneer in the online video space, she received one of the first emails from YouTube inviting her to upload videos. Having a strong understanding of how viral videos can have an impact online, she enjoys helping business owners develop content.

In addition to creative work, she has a thriving mortgage business with C2 Financial and is the Century City/Westside Rep specializing in the Luxury high-net-worth clients with residential and investment properties.

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