Roy Jones Jr.
Roy is a former professional boxer as well as commentator, trainer, rapper, and actor. After winning the light middleweight Silver Medal for the United States at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea by way of a controversial decision and being named the 1988 Olympic Games’ most outstanding fighter, Jones, embarked on an extraordinary boxing career that resulted in him being voted “Fighter of the Decade” by the Boxing Writers Association of America. He competed in boxing from 1989 to 2018, and is a multiple time world champion in four weight classes, having held titles at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight; and is the ONLY boxer in history to start his professional career at light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title. He is also the first former middleweight champion to win a world heavyweight crown in over 100 years and the only person ever to then move back down in weight to recapture the light heavyweight title. He is thus considered by many to be one the best pound for pound boxers of all time. He’s fought 75 professional fights, winning 66 and 47 of those by knockout. He was born, raised and still hails from Pensacola, Florida. He is a majority owner in Square Ring Promotions, which has promoted some of the largest pay per view boxing events in the world and is still promoting boxing, MMA and hybrid events in the United States and several foreign countries.
Fred Robbins is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football at Wake Forest and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. After four years with the Vikings, Fred played six more for the New York Giants and then another two at St. Louis for the Rams. In his twelve NFL seasons, Fred Robbins recorded 35.5 sacks, 264 tackles and 360 combined tackles. In 2007, the New York Giants won Super Bowl XLII, beating the New England Patriots 17-14, garnering Fred a Super Bowl ring. For the past 5 years, Fred has dedicated his retirement to leaving a legacy of hope for underserved student athletes to find success in life beyond sports. Through their non-profit organization, Mr. Robbins' Neighborhood, Fred and his wife Tia work to position their program participants for success on and off the field, prepare them for future opportunities and develop them so they can be productive members of society during and after sports with guidance and mentorship. Check out www.mrrobbinsneighborhood.org to learn more
You may know Kim Zolciak-Biermann as one of the original housewives appearing on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim left The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2012 after she received her own spin-off show entitled Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, which focused on her wedding to former NFL football player Kroy Biermann. The series was subsequently renewed as simply, Don't Be Tardy, and still airs weekly on Bravo. In 2015, she was one of the contestants on the dancing competition series Dancing with the Stars. Kim and her daughters, Ariana and Brielle, have recently founded and creatively designed KAB Cosmetics, a new luxury brand that offers their own personal lip kits reflecting their own personal styles. Kim also has her own podcast, House of Kim on podcastone.
Brooke has been entertaining crowds with the gift of her voice since the time she could walk, first taking the stage at barely two years old. Not content with being 'just a pretty voice', she also turned her talent to mastering the fiddle, and delighting audiences everywhere.
The early days of Woods' country music career were spent performing at 'The Farmer's Opry' in Florida. As part of the Sawmill Band she shared the stage with such legends of country music as Randy Travis, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, & Travis Tritt. With a voice as powerful as Woods, it wasn't long before her hometown of Pensacola could no longer contain her.
Woods has toured across the Southeast, garnering radio play from hundreds of stations and even performing at the Grand Ole Opry, which is arguably the most prestigious stage in country music. When the president came to Pensacola, there was only one choice to welcome him with the National Anthem: Brooke Woods.
Woods new single "Swerve" has been released to country radio across the country. Her latest album 'Unravel' is available on iTunes.
Chloe has been singing professionally since the age of six. At the age of 11 she was a semi finalist on America's got talent. At the age of 12 she costarred with country legend Billy Dean in a Kenny Rogers production in Branson Missouri.
Now 14 years old, and no longer a little girl, Chloe has become a beautiful, talented, and seasoned professional singer, performer, and actor who spends most of her time being home schooled in her hometown of Pace, Florida, and writing songs in Nashville, Tennessee with some of Country music's hottest song writers. Chloe is signed to Billy Dean music group.
Nathan Monk is social justice advocate, author and former Orthodox priest. He lives in Pensacola, FL with his three children. He is the author of Chasing the Mouse, a memoir about childhood homelessness, and works with nonprofits and local governments to address issues associated with homelessness, poverty and social justice. Having experienced homelessness with his family during his teenage years, Nathan has gone on to found numerous programs providing food, clothing, emergency resources, and shelter. After nearly a decade of pastoral ministry, he has worked for the Studer Family as a consultant in the nonprofit sector. Over the years he has worked with business professionals and government officials to help bring success to their philanthropic work. Currently, Nathan is the executive director of a housing first based shelter and founder of the Charity Institute, a consulting firm for nonprofits. Over his career, he has received notable awards, appointments, and national media for his accomplishments in the area of social justice. Nathan is also an active public speaker and author, currently on a lecture and book tour discussing his second book, Charity Means Love, which explores his philosophy of how charities can be more effective and impactful. Through writing and speaking, Nathan seeks to educate the public and break down stereotypes in our culture about people experiencing poverty and homelessness. His expanded educational programs and consulting work help create nonprofit cultures that are truly client-oriented. With a focus on outcomes over outreach, we can end homelessness.
In an upcoming episode, we welcome The Biloxi Shuckers back for another great season of Minor League Baseball right here in Biloxi. A few of the players for our local Southern League double-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers will be dropping by to talk baseball, Biloxi and big league dreams. Stay tuned for which of your favorite players will be joining us and when. If you love baseball and supporting our local team, you won’t want to miss this episode.