Key Note Speaker
Actor/Model/World Traveler Adventurer, fire dancer,
Exotic, Belly Dancer, Multilingual, Barefoot Walker,
Sonalii Castillo was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in France. Having completed her formal education in Europe her family transitioned to New York City.
Sonalii's undeniable beauty caught the eye of several modeling agencies which led her to work in print and commercials. Discovering that acting was where her endeavors lied, she moved to Los Angeles and immediately signed on with Redrock Entertainment Development.
But there is more to the story...
Honorary Rising Star
Social Worker, Bronx High School
Board President and Trustee, Grinnell Library District, Town of Wappinger
Co-chair & Founding Member, Latino Democrats of Dutchess County
Chair, Town of Wappinger Democrats
Proud husband and father
Gregorio Quinn is a resident of Wappinger Falls in Dutchess County NY. Gregorio is a West Side Story baby; his dad was Irish and his mom Puerto Rican. Gregorio was raised in the Bronx and Manhattan. He grew up with his mom and brothers in a single parent household in the Castle Hill housing projects. He claims to be the first Eminem before there was an Eminem.
Gregorio has had to overcome great challenges in his life, but never loosing sight of the bigger picture... read full bio here
Master of Ceremonies/Emcee
Vice Chair, Board of Directors, The Hispanic Coalition NY
John Moreno-Escobar is a successful social entrepreneur, community leader and executive innovator. His passion is education equality and access to higher education for all. John is a native Colombian from Bogotá. John recently was named as the president of the Colombian Education Fund (CEF)and initiative to help Colombian students in the world to access financial resources in order to pay for their studies.
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