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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is UltraGlas®? Jane Skeeter, guest.

Jane Skeeter

Jane Skeeter, CEO and Founder of UltraGlas, Inc., joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what UltraGlas® is, and what makes it so gorgeous, strong, versatile, and environmentally friendly, too!

UltraGlas® is a full-service custom design and glass manufacturing company providing virtually every specialty glass fabrication capability. Their beautiful projects can be found in Airports, Casinos, Museums, Resorts, Restaurants, Homes, Offices, and many other destinations.

UltraGlas® is manufactured under California’s strict air and environmental standards. All manufacturing processes meet or exceed regulations set forth by the City and County of Los Angeles and the State of California.

Tune in for a fascinating interview!

About Jane Skeeter:

Jane Skeeter is CEO and Founder of UltraGlas, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of all facets of designed architectural and high performance glass and glass tile. The company offers a full complement of glass fabrication techniques and innovative processes. Its projects can be large in scale, 125,000 square feet, 5,000 panels of permanently colored, molded, tempered, heat-soak tested, translucent, back-lighted UltraGlas for the exterior façade of an iconic hospital in Kuwait City. A 250’ long by 5’ high molded glass mural of abstract molten lava for the Honolulu International Airport is the focal point for the Delta and American Airlines’ check in lobby. It has a patent on products made from 100% recycled glass and is introducing the production of custom made Building Integrated Photo Voltaic, BIPV, to the US. It has also developed permanent unleaded coloration for use in its tiles and other architectural glass. UltraGlas strives to offer valuable highly sustainable products while utilizing best production and business practices.

In 1973, phasing out of her clothing design and dressmaking business, and her Porsche restoration business, she began Skeeter Studios, an architectural art glass and glazing business. It offered and installed stained and leaded glass, sandblasted and carved glass, showers, mirrors and various art glass works.

In 1987 Skeeter introduced a new brand of architectural glass — and a new company by the same name, UltraGlas, Inc. Today, UltraGlas is the glass of choice among the world’s distinguished architects and designers. The company has evolved into the single source resource for all facets of specialty glass use from flooring to ceilings, inside and out, including walls, windows, curtain-wall, doors, showers, stair treads and balustrades, lighting, art, signage, surfacing, counter/bar tops, flooring, partitions, water features, screens, ceilings, hi-rise cladding for the building’s surfacing and windows that offer heat gain protection and power the building. Capabilities include: glass fabrication, carving, etching, slumping/heat molding, fusing, laminating, encapsulation, tempering, permanent coloration- opaque and translucent, mirroring, switchable glass, heat-soak testing and patented UltraGlas-E made from salvaged glass all diverted from landfill, BIPV and insulated glass.

In 2011, Skeeter expanded the company’s manufacturing capacity and increased its diverse glass product offerings. The company now has a state of the art facility and equipment to create all facets of laminated and encapsulated glass. The most exciting advancement for the company though, is its developing ability to provide BIPV, Building Integrated Photo Voltaic, glass panels that will clad a building, both the vision (windows) and spandrel panels (course of panels between the windows), and create energy from the sun to power the building. An alternative energy source in Europe for several years, UltraGlas is now pioneering this R&D in the US.

Skeeter received her California Lifetime Teaching Credential and taught college and adult-education classes in creative design, rug making, clothing design and construction, and stained glass. She holds licenses as a General and Glazing Contractor, and is a Certified Interior Designer. She is also a graduate of UCLA’s MDE program, the NAWBO-LA Peak Leadership Academy, and is a LEED AP, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, by the USGBC. She maintains membership in numerous professional trade organizations as well.

Some of Jane’s other accomplishments are: NEWH 2016 Icon of Industry, received LA Chamber of Commerce 2017 Export Achievement Award, Past President of NAWBO-LA- National Association of Women Business Owners, SFVBJ’s Women in Business CEO of the Year and one of ten to win their Business Woman of the Decade award; the L. A. SBA’s Women in Business Champion of the Year; 2012 Small Business of the Year from the 23rd State Senate District,

Pioneer Woman Award from the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women; and the NAWBO/Wells Fargo National Trailblazer Award, along with a variety of others.

Jane is a highly regarded consultant, popular lecturer, community activist an engaged member of many non-profit organizations and boards: the Advisory Board of Woodbury University School of Business, The Valley Economic Alliance, VICA, Val*Pac, The Valley Group, NAWBO-LA Foundation, Promerica Bank Advisory Board, West Hills Hospital Trustee, Valley Pres Hospital Annual Golf Classic and her favorite, The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley and its Board of Directors.

In 2017 the company was inducted into the VICA Hall of Fame and has won numerous awards for its innovative products, 2 Crystal Achievements Awards from The National Glass Association and Best of Boutique Award from Hospitality Design Magazine.

Jane has been a West Valley resident since 1959. She lives in West Hills with her husband of 40 years, Barron Postmus, who is an award-winning fine artist. They have four children and six grandchildren, who along with her other interests of art/design, athletics/fitness, gardening, fiber arts, fine cuisine, and traveling, keep her very busy.

Contact Jane Skeeter (800) 777-2332 or (818)772-7744, or E-mail: sales@ultraglas.com or jane@ultraglas.com

Also visit: http://www.ultraglas.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com 

 

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Ask Dr. Bunny. How important are health tests? Randy Hinton, guest.

Randy Hinton joins Dr. Bunny to share an incredible health story.  Randy was in his early 50’s when he asked his doctor to include a PSA test in his routine blood work.  The doctor told Randy it wasn’t really necessary because that test isn’t generally done until you’re 55.  But Randy had a feeling that he should have it, and insisted he’d like it done.

So, the PSA test was included in the blood tests, and it showed that Randy had prostate cancer.  But there was another turn of events that happened when Randy had a full body scan – a tumor showed up on his kidney.

If Randy had waited until the suggested age before having these tests, his issues would’ve been much further along, and he may not be here today!

Randy has had more specialty tests & his journey has been truly fascinating.  Tune in and hear more of this very informative story.  And remember: if you have a feeling about needing a test, push for that test to be done – even if you’re not at ‘the age’ yet!

About Randy Hinton:

Randolph Hinton is the president of RH Wealth Advisors, Inc. He has been working with individual and institutional clients since 1985. The first nine years of his career were spent in Washington D.C. with three different firms, one of which he helped found. Since May of 1995, shortly after moving to California, he has been a limited partner with United Planners Financial Services, which serves as his broker- dealer.

Mr. Hinton holds series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses, which enable him to transact securities and supervise other representatives in states in which he is registered. He is registered in a number of states in addition to California. He holds a life insurance license in California and is authorized to do insurance business in several other states. Additionally, he is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS).

His areas of expertise include: Asset Management and Preservation, Retirement Planning, Life Insurance and Annuities, Income Planning, Business Continuation Planning, and advising business owners in a wide array of financial matters.

Mr. Hinton obtained a B.A. in both Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He also earned a law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Virginia.

Active in the community, Mr. Hinton is on the Board of Directors of FOOD Share of Ventura County, the Board of Directors of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association, and is a member of the Investment Oversight Committee for the City of Ventura. He is also board president of Ventura County Art Events, a non-profit creating dynamic art events for the whole community. Previously, he was a 13-year member of the Board Directors of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman in 2009, and a 17-year member and past president of the Ventura Chapter of Business Network International. RH Wealth Advisors is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

Contact Randy Hinton at (805) 658-1500.

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Nurturing in the Hospitality Industry? Sandra Cade, guest.

Sandra Cade, Spa Director at Allegretto Vineyard Spa in Paso Robles, California, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss nurturing clients and being in the spa industry.  Sandra has extensive experience in the spa and hospitality industry, and she shares with us her journey that brought her to owning a spa management company, and managing the Spa at Allegretto.

Paso Robles is seen by many as the “New Napa”, with the multitude of beautiful vineyards.  Of course, wine, spa & good food go hand in hand and Paso Robles has become quite the delightful destination for people looking to relax and enjoy it all!

The Spa at Allegretto is a quaint boutique spa with six beautifully appointed treatment rooms, a gentle infrared-detox sauna and outdoor lounge patio.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, nurturing destination for your next getaway, you simply must check out the Allegretto Vineyard Resort and the Spa at Allegretto!

About the Allegretto Vineyard Resort:

A Mediterranean-inspired refuge poised along the idyllic east side of Paso Robles, the Allegretto is bathed in acres of sprawling vineyards and orchards, blending the region’s best food and wine experiences with European-style hospitality that invokes joy and harmony. Here, discoveries never end, with spaces that open up to lush gardens, soothing spa treatments that perfect balance, and finely crafted cuisine cultivated from local farms and purveyors. Set out to explore the Wine Country on horseback, sip, savor and swirl some of the finest regional wines, including the Allegretto’s own private label, or lounge poolside in a private cabana while prepping for the next day’s adventures. The California Central Coast is calling.

Spa at Allegretto 2700 Buena Vista Drive
Paso Robles, CA 93446 (800) 553-1793 or (805) 369-2500

More info visit: https://www.allegrettovineyardresort.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Happiness? Carmen Fowler, guest.

Carmen Fowler, Operations Manager (or as Dr. Bunny says, “the Happiness Manager”) at the Honor Mansion in Healdsburg, CA, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss life and happiness.  Carmen shares how she found her happiness, despite the extreme challenges that she has faced in life.

Tune in and hear about how Carmen also learned to find compassion, understanding, and forgiveness, as well as happiness, in the face of such incredible adversity.

Carmen is a truly special woman and the beautiful light of her spirit shines through in this wonderful interview.

About Honor Mansion:

The Honor Mansion is a historic Healdsburg hotel within Sonoma Wine Country. Built on four acres of beautiful California land, picturesque views of Healdsburg and Sonoma County can be seen throughout our resort grounds. Our intimate Inn offers a variety of lodging including luxury guest rooms and modern cottages that you won’t find at other Sonoma County hotels. Each guestroom also features the finest amenities to complete your romantic getaway. Guests staying at our resort are treated to a full gourmet buffet breakfast every morning. After a day of exploring Healdsburg wineries, come back to our hotel to enjoy wine and appetizers in the early evening.

For Honor Mansion reservations and more info, please call (800) 554-4667 or visit https://honormansion.com

Interested in knowing more about YWAM (Youth With A Mission) that Carmen talks about?  Go to: https://www.ywam.org

About YWAM: 

Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.

Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 9 to 90. We currently have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) and we work in thousands of teams and locations.

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com

Ask Dr. Bunny. A good neighbor? Fred Sussine, guest.

Fred Sussine, an exceptionally good neighbor, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss being a good neighbor, and why Fred got involved in neighborhood issues, such as house color regulations.

Fred shares valuable information about how he talked with his home owner’s association regarding house colors, and got them to realize how restrictive it was.  The home owner’s association issued a survey regarding colors and once that came out, Fred started discussing it with all the neighbors, going door-to-door, meeting everyone and talking with them.

Fred also shares some interesting stories about living in a Victorian home in a suburb of Washington, D.C., before moving to California.  He worked with the Historical Preservation group there, then got involved in the business association, as well as the city council, to help have more impact on the revitalization and preservation issues!

The things he learned during the process of getting his Victorian home painted turned out to be a great background for the house color regulation challenge he had when he moved to Oxnard.

In addition to being a wonderful neighbor, Fred is a fascinating person – and this is a great interview you don’t want to miss!

Contact Fred Sussine by e-mail at: fred.sissine@gmail.com or call (805) 351-9069

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

About Dr. Bunny Vreeland:

Dr. Bunny Vreeland has been a professional model, an award winning Color and Image Consultant, Radio & TV Show host, and, for the past 20+ years, a Board Certified, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Ordained Minister and the Founder of the Vreeland College of the Healing Arts where she sees clients for Hypnotherapy issues and teaches Accredited Basic and Advanced Hypnotherapy classes on a regular basis.

She was a professional model with a major agency in Los Angeles for a number of years, and a published author of a best seller on the subject of Image, entitled, “How To Be A Woman – 15 easy Steps to Presenting Your Best Image”.

Because of Dr. Bunny’s diverse background, she is the go-to person for questions that run the gamut from Hypnotherapy, a Holistic lifestyle, beauty and image, to health, wellness & positive living.

Dr. Bunny created www.MercuryBroadcasting.net to answer your questions, bring you fascinating guests on a variety of topics, and share her knowledge of things that are important in your life.

 

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