The House of Zenviba was created to turn the centuries old pyramid scheme on its head, allowing abundance and creativity to flow from the bottom to the top, and thus unleashing the power of the 99%. We have hand-picked and assembled an eclectic mix of cohorts with varied expertise and skill sets and established a deep culture of servant leadership. Corporate responsibility is a duty that we take very seriously, and we commit our resources to improve the lives of those in the communities we serve. All of our technologies, programs and initiatives empower the working class who are the true creators of wealth and eliminate the top down structure that has unjustly enriched the 1%. Our icon symbolizes our Fourth Sector vision and commitment in everything that we do, as the universe intended.
We are a unique Fourth Sector incubator and clearing house of investments, intellectual property and human capital focused on addressing the major issues of our time that will fundamentally change the course of human history. We are Creatives, Environmental Capitalists, Social Entrepreneurs and Global Citizens with 200 years of combined global capital markets and economic development expertise. We structure each transaction for optimal results and support our investments and initiatives with advocacy and civic engagement. Our resources, relationships and precise execution set us apart.
Zenviba Capital LLC is a long term, bottom up, hands-on seed investor that seeks outsized returns by organizing and acquiring stakes in privately held early-stage companies with innovative ideas, global applications, high profit margins and explosive growth potential. We believe that early money properly invested and nurtured rises like yeast, and we work closely with our Portfolio Companies to ensure the success.
Zenviba Capital Inc. is a non-profit investment bank that makes direct measurable impacts in underserved urban and rural communities. We curate investments that level the playing field and create sustainable economic development, and our initiatives develop human capital and create economic opportunities. Through our innovative public-private partnerships, no project is too large or complex, and benefits will inure to communities for years to come.
Gregory S. Daniel is an international financier, entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist. Mr. Daniel is the Chief Architect, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the Daniel Family Office, Zenviba Ventureprises. Greg also serves as Chairman and inspirational leader of all Zenviba Portfolio Companies. Mr. Daniel is a consummate professional, charismatic leader and proven rainmaker that brings 30 years of experience in the global capital markets, international trade, corporate finance, real estate and risk management. This Wall Street veteran and former NYSE Principal is a senior executive for Mercantil Bank, and has previously served in senior capacities for Bank of America and Wells Fargo. During his distinguished career, he has created several companies, orchestrated IPO's and financed projects on 4 continents.
Mr. Daniel is an Architect of Change that has helped multi-national corporations improve their sales, operational efficiencies and profit margins. Through his deal making skills and commitment to excellence, he has cultivated deep roots in his vast international network of corporate executives, entrepreneurs, premier families, sovereign wealth funds and senior governmental officials to whom he remains a trusted advisor.
Throughout his career, Mr. Daniel has been actively involved in several financial services industry trade groups including Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, Community Development Financial Institution Fund and the United States Small Business Administration, where he advocated and drafted federal legislation that provided $300 million in funding for small businesses that created 10,000 jobs and had a $2 billion economic impact in underserved urban and rural communities.
Mr. Daniel has been a patron of the arts and active in community affairs for the past two decades and currently serves as a Director of Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches, and is also a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and the Boca Chamber of Commerce. He has previously served as Chairman of Palm Beach County School District Office of Inspector General Audit Committee; Member of City of West Palm Beach Independent Audit Committee; Director of Finance for Boy Scouts of America; Director of Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, School of the Arts Foundation, Metro Broward, Marine Industry Education Foundation and Youth Build.
Mr. Daniel received a Bachelor's of Science degree from United States International University (now known as Alliant International University), San Diego, California in Business Administration.
Mariella Daniel is the Matriarch of the Daniel Family Office, Zenviba Ventureprises and the Chief Executive Officer of Zenviba Academy of Art and Science Inc. and brings 30 years of entrepreneurship and executive management in academia. Prior to assuming the helm at the Academy, Mariella served 10 years as Assistant Principal at Riviera Beach Maritime Academy, where she was an original staff member that help launch the school in 2007. Ms. Daniel is a Linguist who is fluent in six languages and the founder and former President of the International Institute of Language, which specialized in teaching English as a second language to students preparing for the TOEFL exam and seeking admission to American universities. The Italian born Ms. Daniel was educated in Switzerland where she earned a degree in Business Administration from the Zurich College of Business.
Alan C. Espy, Esq., is the General Counsel of the Daniel Family Office, Zenviba Ventureprises and has managed the Office's legal affairs since 2003. Mr. Espy has practiced Corporate Law and Civil Litigation for over 30 years. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer and has been recertified three times. Mr. Espy is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed among "Florida's Super Lawyers." Mr. Espy currently serves as a Director of the Eric Dolch Children's Encephalitis Foundation, and has previously served as a Director of The Benjamin School Corporate Board and a Director for Friends of Abused Children. Mr. Espy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1980 from the University of Florida, graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983, and was also admitted to the Florida Bar in 1983.
W. Spencer Harris, CPA is the CFO of the Daniel Family Office, Zenviba Ventureprises and has managed the Office's financial affairs and partnered on investment transactions since 1987. Mr. Harris brings more than 45 years of experience in accounting, financial planning, estate planning, trust administration, investment management, start-ups, capital formation, valuation, financial modeling, real estate development, distressed asset disposition, business plan development, operational planning, budgeting, contingencies, tax planning and preparation for transactions throughout the United States, Mexico, South and Central America. Mr. Harris was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the accounting firm of Harris, Calhoun & Beyer.
During the Savings & Loan crisis in 1980's, Spencer served as Treasurer of the United States Financial Liquidation Trust Company, working closely with renowned law firms Fried Frank and O'Melveny & Meyers, he oversaw the accounting and tax matters related to the liquidation of over $120 Million of real estate assets, as well as a title company and a mortgage company. Mr. Harris started his career in the Los Angeles office of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in 1968, now part of Ernst & Young, where he concentrated on auditing, tax preparation and systems design work for various real estate entities. He also worked on the high-profile mergers, such as Singer and CBS.
Mr. Harris received his Masters from Golden Gate University in Taxation and his Bachelor of Science from California State University at Los Angeles in Business Administration. He is also a past Chapter President of BETA ALHPA PSI (National Accounting Fraternity).
Anthony Babatunde Akinyede is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings more than 30 years of experience in startups, valuation, analysis, operations, marketing and new business development. Mr. Akinyede was born into a politically prominent family in Nigeria and maintains deep relationships with senior governmental officials, business leaders and partners in the West African region. Mr. Akinyede is the founder of the African American Think Tank, a consulting group and international advisory board that focuses on building a bridge between Africans and Americans. His practice area includes providing consultative services to companies doing business or interested in doing business in unfamiliar territory across the globe. He possesses hands on expertise in negotiating counter-trade agreements, helping companies find new trading partners overseas, finding markets for exports, or importation of raw materials or manufactured/finished products.
Mr. Akinyede received his primary education in London and earned his Master's in International Relations in 1986 and his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1985, both from United States International University (now known as Alliant International University).
Donald E. Alves II is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings more than 40 years of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries serving in senior executive roles for MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corporation and others. Mr. Alves' expertise and contacts are in high demand as he moves freely between Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York and London. Don is also the founder and CEO of Starwood Film and Music Production, established in 1994. He has produced and directed feature films and promoted major events. He is also an accomplished artist and started working with the likes of Carol Burnett and Flip Wilson as a teen in the 1970's.
Mr. Alves has worked extensively with Merv Griffin, serving for 4 years as the Entertainment Director for his Resort Hotel where he booked nation acts in the showroom as well as Production Shows for him like Roger Minami's "Island Fever." He served as Stage Manager for Michael Flatley for 5 years on his Las Vegas Production of "Lord of the Dance" with a cast of 80 at the New York, New York Hotel Resort & Casino. In 2005 he also worked with Mr. Flatley in London to design and supervise the building of his mega set for a cast of 180.
Mr. Alves served as Stage Manager for Kenneth Feld for 3 years on his Las Vegas Production of "The Madhattan Show" at the New York, New York Resort Hotel & Casino. Mr. Alves also produced the very successful "The First Annual Rap Awards Show" at the Sands Hotel which aired on BET. Over the past 20 years, he has literally worked on every stage in Vegas at some time or another.
Mr. Alves has worked with some of today's biggest and brightest entertainers including Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Jay Z and Missy Elliott to name a few. Don has also worked with Motown greats Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Four Tops and the Stylistics.
Additionally, he has worked with some of the top names in boxing history such as Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Bernard Hopkins and Felix Trinidad. Among his current projects, Mr. Alves is working on a new screen play and a feature film, as well as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matches.
Stuart D. Cooper, CPA is a Zenviba Venture Partner and Chief Scientist of Zenviba CatapulTECH® Laboratories and brings over 40 years of experience and expertise as an entrepreneur and inventor of several highly disruptive technologies. Stuart aided in the design and implementation of computers with commercial market applications for Hewlett Packard, Texas Instruments, and Verbatim including the development of special function keys and hand-held calculators with corresponding financial ability. He has also aided more than 75 companies in structuring their financial transactions, obtaining access to billions in capital, and where applicable going public.
Mr. Cooper is also a Certified Public Accountant, is a respected financial consultant and auditor in the areas of Public Companies, Securities Regulatory Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions for 35 years. Stuart is a past member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member in the American Society of Business Appraisers.
Mr. Cooper has taught advanced accounting as an Associate Professor at Florida International University. He currently teaches three courses on regulatory compliance (not affiliated to the University) to corporate executives using publications developed by him. The publications are Going Public, What Every Chief Executive Should Know; Going Public, The Financial Proposal; and Evaluating the Shell Corporation.
Mr. Cooper was licensed by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and a former member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he traded gold, foreign currency and financial instruments.
Mr. Cooper graduated from De Paul University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce. He obtained his licenser as a Certified Public Accountant from the University of Illinois Trustees. He participated in law studies at John Marshall Law School and completed graduate work in technical analysis of stock market trends at Loyola University. He has averaged a minimum of 40 hours each year of continuing education since 1982.
Connie Coopersmith is a Zenviba Venture Partner and an award-winning writer, editor and television producer that has served on the production teams for 4 major networks in live sports television and created original programming. Ms. Coopersmith brings over 30 years of experience and expertise in communications, marketing and event planning. Events she has produced or orchestrated include international forums, presidential inaugurals, debate prep, speeches, book tours, fundraisers, multi-laterals with heads of state, live television venues and emergency visits to disaster regions.
Since 1992 Connie has traveled to 5 continents on behalf of President Bill Clinton, First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the wide lauded Clinton Global Initiative, and has executed special projects for President Barack Obama, the White House, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce and Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore.
Connie has also produced notable events promoting education and health, live music concerts and international fundraisers including most recently the SOS Benefit for Haiti with BET and MTV Networks. Her event, The Taste of Thailand, a project for the Royal Kingdom of Thailand, raised funds for tsunami relief. She served as the executive producer of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and EcoVision. She joined forces with Shaquille O'Neal and the Safe Surfing Foundation to launch pioneering Internet safety programs for children. Teamed with Warner Brothers Publications and Quincy Jones, she spearheaded a new national initiative for music and arts education in public schools.
As a partner in White Chocolate Management (WCM), a global sports management and production company and the Revolution Fight Club, Coopersmith is at the forefront of the explosion of Mixed Martial Arts, the fastest growing sport in the world. WCM was invited by the USO and the Pentagon to train American troops in Kuwait and Iraq and on US military bases.
Formerly the editor in chief of SPUR Magazine, she helmed the international publication noted for its illustrious photos and writing. Connie Coopersmith has also been a key member of Emmy Award winning teams in televised sports for four major networks. Ms. Coopersmith is also the founder and owner of Swallow the Sun LLC, a communications, marketing and events company, where she has launched numerous charitable events and ongoing business entities, developing marketing, publicity, multimedia platforms, websites and product development.
Be it promoting high stakes polo for royalty or coordinating efforts to eradicate malaria, teaming with the military or advancing the first regular season NFL game in London for the Miami Dolphins, her range of activities and efforts span the globe and continue to foster success.
Moulay Rachid El Bekraoui is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings more than 30 years of experience in Global Finance, Quantitative Analysis, Strategic Management, Product Development, Marketing and Promotion. Born into a prominent family in Morocco, Rachid maintains strong ties with the Royal Families, senior governmental officials, capital sources and NGO's in the MENA region, where he has done business for many years.
Mr. El Bekraoui is a former professional soccer player and coach, and today he is pursuing his first love as Chairman of the Southwest Soccer Club & Xolos USA Professional and Youth Soccer Clubs. He is the former head of the El Bekraoui International Group, an engineering boutique that helped design, develop, manufacture and finance a broad range of products using electronics, precious metals and chemical applications. Rachid has also held senior level positions at Johnson Matthey, AIG and Equitable Financial. He started his engineering career with Caltrans working on the interstate highway system.
Mr. El Bekraoui received his MBA from National University in 1991 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from United States International University (now known as Alliant International University) in 1985.
Michael G. Holmes is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings 40 years of experience working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a trusted advisor to several high-ranking members of the Royal Family. During that time, he has lent his business acumen and expertise to the Kingdom in various capacities from the procurement of vital goods and services from around the globe to planning, directing and overseeing new projects within the Kingdom. Through his invaluable service to the Kingdom, he has been granted access afforded to only a handful of people in the world which makes him a well-respected and highly recognized figure throughout the region.
Mr. Holmes played collegiate football at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of legendary coach Bo Schembechler, earning his Bachelor's degree in 1976. Former All-Pro Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu is married Mike's only daughter Theodora. Additionally, Mr. Holmes' two sons played college football at USC and have gone on to play professionally in the NFL. His oldest son Alex played tight end on two National Championship teams under Coach Pete Carroll and for the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams. His youngest son Khaled played center and tackle for the Indianapolis Colts.
Tony R. McCray II is a Zenviba Venture Partner and creative community economic development specialist that brings 40 years of experience in public-private sector partnerships. He is a consensus builder whose expertise embraces the pure essence of business networking to connect the dots of multiple relationships and organizations. Throughout his illustrious career, he has secured millions of dollars in Local, State and Federal grants for various projects and he has many friends from Tallahassee to Capitol Hill.
Mr. McCray has founded and directed several community development corporations (CDC's) in Florida, a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded community design center and two State of Florida community development programs under Governor Graham. He has also served as Director of two programs funded by the US Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency - the National Center for Entrepreneurial Development (NEDC) at the Florida A&M School of Business and the West Palm Beach Minority Business Development Center. His rural development experience includes the Directorship of the Comprehensive Community Initiative (CCI) program for the Palm Beach Community Foundation which evolved into the Glades Community Development Corporation.
A tireless community organizer, Mr. McCray has been directly involved in several Community Redevelopment Agencies throughout the State of Florida. He assisted in the design and adoption of Community Benefit elements into the Maritime Park Development Agreement for a mixed-use 30-acre development on Pensacola's waterfront. He recently served as the Special Projects Director for Rebuild Northwest Florida following Hurricane Ivan's devastation of Pensacola. Following the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast he also assisted in the promotion and organizing of the Gulf Coast Tri-State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors which served as the vehicle to design, promote, and coordinate the Gulf Coast Regional Equity to Achieve Prosperity (REAP) Summits in 2007 and 2011. Educated at Tuskegee Institute, McCray graduated in 1972, with a B.S. Degree in History. He is also a Vietnam era veteran having served as a 1st Lieutenant Operations Officer in the United States Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Alberto Pando is a Zenviba Venture Partner and Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of NewsPrime Networks, Inc. Mr. Pando is the former General Manager of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting under the 'Voice of America' during this time of historic change in US policy towards the Island nation. Mr. Pando is an innovative executive with a proven track record in content creation, strategic planning, performance optimization and new business development.
Mr. Pando began his career as a journalist on the launch team of Univision News, moving into the role of Political Director during their first election coverage. He later re-launched their Sports division after producing the 1990 World Cup in Italy, generating record ratings and profitability.
Mr. Pando then launched a major market local news FOX affiliate in San Diego, where he worked closely with sales and marketing to pioneer novel ways to integrate content and sponsorships to better monetize across platforms. Responsible for every aspect of the operation, Alberto was asked to consult for local FOX affiliate start-ups around the country. During his six years in Southern California, his team won 144 Emmys and 13 Murrow awards.
Mr. Pando then switched gears yet again, spending the next decade serving as Managing Director for the US arm of Grupo Televisa. Mr. Pando helped update and better monetize key divisions of the parent company in Mexico City, while simultaneously creating their Hollywood business via partnerships and joint ventures with major American media companies. During his time with Televisa, he helped launch "Pantelion Films" with Lionsgate entertainment, and developed scripted TV series for ABC Family, MTV and Lifetime, among others.
Mr. Pando has extensive experience in content creation, distribution and marketing, and as a media executive has specialized in launching and branding organizations in News, Sports and Entertainment.
Roberto Prado Sagarzazu is Zenviba Venture Partner and Co-founder and CEO of NewsPrime Networks, Inc. Mr. Prado is an experienced, award winning, executive with an eclectic background in international network television, news, motion pictures, fine art and emerging media. He's a proven innovator and team builder with the unique ability to blend technology, creativity and good business, often across national and cultural borders.
Mr. Prado became both a photographer and advertising creative at the age of fourteen. By nineteen he was restoring images for Time/Life. By twenty-one he'd produced his first multi-media performance for the University of Oklahoma, and by twenty-three he was chasing tornados across the Midwest for CBS News. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1988 for a Motion Picture Directors Guild Apprenticeship, Mr. Prado instead went to work for Univisión, as a photographer and segment producer for Olympic coverage in Seoul. Mr. Prado went on to produce the FIFA's UEFA, CONCACAF and World Cup Games, several seasons of Formula One racing, the America's Cup as well as many hours of network, promotional and interstitial programming.
As Executive Producer for internationally syndicated magazine show Telemúsica, Mr. Prado developed modular production techniques utilizing internet and fiber-optic transmission of video in 1991. It was this that brought Mr. Prado in touch with Fox and their early efforts to create a tapeless newsroom, beginning a relationship which was to continue, on and off, until 2014.
In 1993, as the VP of Development and Executive Producer for LENS entertainment news, serving Fox Television, Mr. Prado pioneered work on LA's first Avid Media Composer. The next year, Roberto was part of the Hollywired project with Pacific Bell, connecting all of the motion picture studios in Los Angeles with a high-speed fiber optic ring. Roberto transmitted the first ever high-resolution motion picture dailies over the Internet, for James Cameron's "Titanic". While at Fox, Mr. Prado was an integral part of the Emmy, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow award winning news team which gained acclaim for its coverage of the Los Angeles Riots, the OJ Simpson murder trials and the Michael Jackson trials.
In 1998 Mr. Prado produced the live Academy Awards red carpet event for E Entertainment Television. A long-time media analyst and fluent in four languages, Roberto regularly speaks and publishes articles on the nature of media in the 21st century, and serves as an annual judge for PhD candidates at UCSB.
Honey Rossi is a Zenviba Venture Partner and President of Zenviba Music. Ms. Rossi brings over 20 years of experience in artists' career representation and management. Honey manages several Latin artists in the area of Salsa and Tropical Music for the Firm. She developed and produced a Reality Show searching for new talent in the Urban Genre in Dominican Republic together with Colorvision and Roy Tavaré, a Songwriter, Composer and Producer of many worldwide Latin hits such as "Se Me Va La Voz " of Alejandro Fernandez, "Pegate" of Ricky Martin, and who has also worked with Latin artists such as Shakira, Alejandra Guzman, Carlos Ponce, Roselyn Sanchez, Lisa M, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Tito Rojas and others. This Reality show also included free live concerts by top Dominican and international Latin artists, as well as extensive social work such as medical operatives in one of the most dangerous and underprivileged cities in the country. Currently Ms. Rossi is collaborating with Mr. Roy Tavaré in the development of a new reality show called "The Producer" which will air soon in Latin television. Additionally, Honey directs a publicity social media movement which she calls her Zenvibadors and currently has more than 70,000 followers worldwide.
Before joining Zenviba®, Ms. Rossi served in several senior level management roles in multi-national corporations, including operations, accounting, technology, marketing, human resources, investor relations, real estate. Honey has overseen multi-million dollar budgets and has managed over 350 employees. Additionally, Ms. Rossi has assisted national advance teams for President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in various events.
Ms. Rossi attended Salem State College where she majored in Communications, Public Relations and Advertising. Honey is trilingual in English, Spanish and French.
John William Templeton is a Zenviba Venture Partner and President of Zenviba Capital Inc. Mr. Templeton is an award winning, nationally recognized Economist, Author, Historian and Demographer with a forty-year publishing career of eloquently speaking the truth to power. He is the recipient of six national journalism awards, and was the recipient of the 2016 Visionary Award from the California Black Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Templeton musings are in high demand and he is a contributor to The Hill, NYSSA, Today's Engineer, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and PRWeek. Templeton's 53 books include “Silicon Ceiling: Equal Opportunity and High Technology.” As the editor of the San Jose Business Journal, he participated in the shaping of Silicon Valley. John is the former editor of the Richmond Business Journal, Richmond A! FRO-AMERICAN & Winston-Salem Chronicle. He has also written for the Washington Post and American City Business Journals. He was the first black editor of a business newspaper and editor of the first black newspaper to observe a centennial.
In 2015, the Zenviba Venturata Fund and Mr. Templeton were commissioned by the Doctors Medical Center Closure Aversion Committee to design the concept for a carbon-neutral, zero waste FQHC contraDisparity accountable care organization Center to serve West Contra Costa County's quarter million residents. In conjunction with the new facility, Zenviba Environmental Justice Café will manage the longitudinal study of the 14,000 patients with serious ailments related to the nearby Chevron refinery.
Mr. Templeton is a Co-Founder of National Black Business Month. He has been featured in Gina's Journey, a 2017 official selection Pan African Film Festival, Houston Black Film Festival and Oakland International Film Festival. He was a plaintiff's expert witness on fragmented literal similarities in the intellectual property case Moore vs. Lightstorm. Additionally, he is a Library Laureate, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
Mr. Templeton is the creator and curator of the California African-American Freedom Trail, the West's first based on his books Our Roots Run Deep: The Black Experience in California, Vol. 1-4 and Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco, presenting SFSoul Shuttle tours to generate more than $200 million of new economic activity in overlooked neighborhoods of San Francisco through a three-year agreement between Zenviba and San Francisco Travel.
Since 1991, he has become the National Park Service's subject matter expert for African-American heritage in the West, contributing African-Americans in the West to the Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History in 2006 and completing the 10-year contra-history analysis of Proposition 209 at UCLA School of Law.
Mr. Templeton is also the President and Executive Editor of eAccess Corp., a 25-year old content aggregator with a rich library that has produced scores of book titles, documentaries, exhibitions and websites. In the early 1990s, Templeton was a producer and manager for KMTP-TV in San Francisco, California, one of the few independent public broadcasters.
Mr. Templeton graduated with honors in journalism from the first freshman class of the Howard University School of Communications, and completed the Stanford Professional Publishing Course and Stanford School Redesign Network professional development courses.