Consumer Advocate, The Troubleshooter Network
"The Consumer Man"
President, The Consumer Action Center
President, Country Club Fitness
Dr. Thomas J. Berger
President, Heart Of The Matter Expertise, Inc.
Philip Gregory, PharmD
Lynn Fischer Healthy Living, Inc.
Dr. John Sherman, PhD
Randall Atlas, Ph.D., AIA, CPP|
Vice President, Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc.
Circadian International, Inc., Chairman & CEO
Kenneth A. Solomon, Ph.D.
Chief Forensic Scientist, Technical Director
Institute of Risk & Safety Analyses
President, Robert Hughes Associates, Inc.
Consumer Advocate, The Troubleshooter Network
4695 S. Monaco St.
Denver, CO 80237
The Troubleshooter Network was created by Tom Martino to
disseminate all of the valuable information gathered by Tom, his
staff, trusted experts and listeners.
While Tom's radio shows are at the heart of this effort, TN's
reach is not limited to the radio airwaves. The network also
provides troubleshooter.com -- a comprehensive website featuring a
wealth of consumer information plus ReferralList.com -- Pre-screened and monitored
merchants and service professionals. To get on this list,
businesses must first qualify to be members by showing a track
record of excellent customer service. In addition, they must
demonstrate a willingness to continue meeting high business
standards by agreeing to a strict code of ethics and an
arbitration arrangement for settling disputes.
Another vital service is the Troubleshooter HelpCenter where
friendly consumer counselors provide all of the same information
and referrals by telephone and give direct help in solving
consumer problems or answering consumer questions.
If you think you have been lied to, ripped off or cheated in
any transaction or if you have consumer questions and concerns
call at any time.
If you call during show times your call will be automatically
routed to our studio where your call will be taken on the air. At
all other times, you will either speak to a consumer counselor or
you may need to leave voicemail.
"The Consumer Man"
Fax: +1 425 467 7139
677 120th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98005
With a proven 25-year track record of helping people across the
country, Herb Weisbaum truly is America's Consumer Expert. His
award-winning reports have exposed everything from quack
medications to bogus investments.
Herb is based at KOMO Radio and Television in Seattle. He is also
a consumer contributor to NBC's Today Show, where his
highly-acclaimed Toy Test is #1 in the country. Since 1990,
Herb's Toy Test has helped millions of parents and grandparents
pick good toys for their kids.
Before joining Today, Herb was the Consumer Correspondent for CBS
News. Herb's also covered the consumer beat for: Woman's Day,
FamilyPC and Good Housekeeping magazines.
Herb has won numerous awards, including 5 Emmys. In June of 1994,
he received the consumer world's top honor: "The Consumer Media
Service Award" presented by the Consumer Federation of America.
His FireBusters series has been credited with saving lives.
Herb's investigative consumer reporting has been honored by the
Associated Press, Columbia Journalism Review and the Society of
Herb graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 1974
with a Bachelor of Science in Television-Radio and a Bachelor of
Science in Advertising.
Herb is a real animal lover, who is active in the Humane Society
for Seattle/King County. Herb lives near Seattle with his wife,
and their critters, Jack and Casey.
147 Shore Drive
Somerville, MA 02145
Consumer World was founded by Edgar Dworsky in 1995. A companion
site spotlighting the loopholes in the fine print of advertising,
MousePrint.org, was launched in 2006. Edgar has been a consumer
advocate and consumer educator for the past 29 years.
Edgar is a consumer lawyer who has authored a number of consumer
protection laws, including the regulations under which the
Massachusetts Lemon Law operates. He was formerly the Director of
Consumer Education at the Massachusetts Executive Office of
Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation in Boston. Edgar is a
former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General in consumer
protection, and was a consumer education consultant for the
Federal Trade Commission. He was also the consumer reporter for
the then CBS television affiliate in Boston.
President, The Consumer Action Center
1601 W. Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
On the Clark Howard Show airing on more
than 150 stations across the country, Clark answers a variety
of consumer questions and brings you the latest consumer news,
five days a week.
Clark's second most recent book, "Clark's Big Book of Bargains,"
(2003) has been No. 7 and No. 11 on the New York Times "Best
Seller" list for "Business Books." And his previous book, "Get
Clark Smart" (2002), ranked No. 6 on the NYT "Best Seller" list
for "How-To Books."
As a TV Reporter for WSB Channel 2 (ABC in Atlanta),
Clark tells you what you didn't know about consumer issues during
his "Consumer Reports" segments. He
also brings you special primetime shows and in-depth reports
throughout the year.
Clark's monthly "Top Ten Tips" article is published in the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also distributes two newsletters
- "Clark Howard's e-Scapes," a twice-weekly travel update, and
"Clark Said," which arrives twice a month.
Clark is an Atlanta native who has always been very involved in
improving his community. He has started several civic programs,
such as Atlanta Volunteer Action, Volunteer Action, Inc., The Big
Buddy Program, and Career Action. In 1993 he opened the "Team
Clark Howard" volunteer center, an advice service for consumer
questions staffed by more than 140 volunteers. With the help of
his listeners, he has built 23 homes in and around Atlanta for
Habitat for Humanity.
15717 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, Maryland 20855
Douglas Baumgarten, M.S., offers
consulting related to Fitness, Health Clubs, Exercise Equipment,
Personal Training and Sports. Mr. Baumgarten is a graduate of
Harvard University (B.A. Anthropology) and California University
of Penna. (M.S. Exercise Science). He is a certified
Health/Fitness Director (American College of Sports Medicine),
Performance Enhancement Specialist (National Academy of Sports
Med.) and Medical Exercise Specialist (American Acad. of
Mr. Baumgarten has
over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry, as personal
trainer, facility manager, consultant, and founder/President of
Personal Fitness Inc. ("Country Club Fitness"). Mr. Baumgarten
regularly contributes to publications such as Fitness Management
magazine, Boardroom magazine, and Club Management magazine. In
addition, his expertise includes facility design and layout, as
well as exercise equipment safety and efficacy.
Phone: (828) 651-0290|
Fax: (828) 651-0291
190 Chestnut Place
Arden, North Carolina 28704
Dr. Thomas J. Berger, was board
certified in 1981 and is currently re-certified as a cardiac
surgeon by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
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Television and Radio Nutrition Expert Campbells
Lynn Fischer is the Author of seven healthy cookbooks
and has produced hundreds of her own television shows. Lynn
Fischer currently has over 1 million books in print. Her books
include "Lowfat Cooking for Dummies",
"Quick & Healthy Cooking for Dummies" and "Fabulous Fat
Free Cooking." Lynn quickly dispels myths about diets such as
not eating at night to keep your weight down, or eat a low carb
Beside nutrition, Lynn Fischer teaches exactly
how to relax, relieve stress and how to do it themselves
anywhere, anytime for sleep, at the dentists or for an MRI.
Lynn has produced and hosted several hundred half hour
and one hour television programs for The Discovery Channel and
Public Broadcasting including her own Series, The Low Cholesterol
Gourmet and Lynn Fischers Healthy Indulgences.
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Phone: 831-647-0413 800-521-6384|
Fax: 831 657 9883
419 Watson Street
Monterey, California 93940
Dr. John Sherman is an authority on
Natural Health and the author of numerous articles and
books on the topic. He is a licensed therapist with thirty-four
years of clinical experience and a former Instructor and
Assistant Professor of Physical Disabilities. He has conducted
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Phone: 800-541-7741 or 310-880-1111 (Cell)
Grandson of RJ Reynolds and anti-smoking advocate
P.O. Box 492028
Los Angeles, California 90049-8028
Background and Expertise: The first
tobacco industry figure to turn his back on the cigarette
companies, Patrick Reynolds first spoke out publicly in 1986, at
a Congressional hearing in favor of a ban on all cigarette
Since then, his advocacy work, his
appearances in the national press, and his motivational talks
have made him a nationally known and respected champion of a
Mr. Reynolds is a frequent speaker
at middle schools, high schools and universities, and is often
sponsored by hospitals, health departments and corporations, as a
bridge builder to local communities. He is frequently invited to
debate on Fox News Channel, CNBC, CNN and other networks, and has
been profiled by most of the world's major newspapers and US TV
770 Palm Bay Ln.
Miami, Florida 33138-5751
Dr. Randall Atlas AIA , CPP is a
registered architect, NCARB certified, and he practices criminal
justice architecture and environmental security design. Atlas is
a certified protection professional (CPP) with the American
Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), and is an appointed member
of the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Committee.
Atlas has his doctorate in criminology and a masters of
architecture. Dr Atlas is a member of the American Institute of
Architects (AIA) Architecture for Justice Committee.
Dr. Atlas has taught CPTED (Crime Prevention through
Environmental Design) and criminal justice courses at Florida
International University, Florida Atlantic University, and the
University of Miami, Keiser University, and he is a trainer with
the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of
Louisville. Dr. Atlas has been a technical Assistance consultant
with the National Institute of Justice, National Institute of
Corrections, and the Florida Department of Corrections and U.S.
HUD Drug Elimination CPTED Program.
He has conducted
ADA accessibility compliance audits for private and public sector
clients, and served as an expert witness on over 200 premises
Dr. Atlas has been a speaker and
trainer at security conferences from New Delhi, India to Seattle,
Washington and has written over 200 articles in various
publications on security, safety, and counter terrorism
Fax: 617 314-9275
2 Main Street
Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180
Leading expert on human/driver fatigue and
driver error in transportation accidents, including commercial
motor vehicles (truck, bus and motorcoach), automobiles, marine
vessels (ship, tugboat), rail locomotives (freight and
passenger), public transit vehicles (bus, light rail, commuter
rail) and aviation equipment (commercial, cargo and private
As a Harvard professor for 25 years, Dr.
Moore-Ede conducted the pioneering research investigating the
role of fatigue as a leading cause of fatal and high cost
accidents on highways (including single vehicle, hit-rear and
driver inattention accidents), and of train derailments,
collisions at sea, and human errors in aviation. He has published
10 books, and 125 scientific papers on human fatigue, errors and
accidents and the physiology of sleep deprivation and circadian
rhythms. He has served on multiple national and international
committees, and has received numerous awards. He is a frequent
guest on television (CNN, Today Show, Good Morning America,
20:20, Dateline, Oprah Winfrey, Nova, BBC) radio (NPR Fresh Air,
Connection), and print media (Wall Street Journal, New York
Times, Washington Post, Time and Newsweek). He has testified
before Congressional committees on multiple occasions, and
advised government agencies in the US, Canada and the U.K.
As the CEO of the consulting firm, Circadian
Technologies, Inc., he currently advises and supervises teams
which work with over half of the Fortune 500 companies on
strategies to minimize fatigue risk, and reduce accidents caused
by fatigue. In addition, Dr. Moore-Ede undertakes both plaintiff
and defense expert witness work in selected cases.
Phone: (714) 973-8383|
Fax: (714) 973-8821
1111 Town & Country Rd
Orange, California 92868
Traffic Engineer Expert Witness / Motor
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accidents - maintenance, design, geometrics, controls, signage,
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governmental agency proceduresExpert witness in over 100
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Angeles County Road DepartmentRiverside County Road
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Phone: (818) 348-1133|
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Woodland Hills, California 91364
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Richardson, Texas 75080
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