Allison Pieter is the Founder & President of Cassis Productions. Pieter has been producing in-person, hybrid and virtual events for more than two decades and has worked with organizations and brands including Equinox, Freeform, Hulu, BYUtv, Rebel Girls, TheWrap, Radio Hall of Fame, Kasem Cares, Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, California Department of Education, Boost Experiential, MKG and Visionary.
Prior to launching her business, Pieter was executive director of marketing and events for Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia. Pieter joined the company in 2004 as director of event planning, leading all event marketing and branding efforts for Premiere, as well as producing national meetings and events across multiple companies within the organization. During her tenure, in addition to producing hundreds of events all across the country, Pieter helped the company successfully launch a new division via a series of nationwide activations. She also produced events for notable personalities such as Steve Harvey, Ryan Seacrest and Nikki Sixx.
Before joining Premiere, Pieter was a senior producer for Digital Planet, a multi-platform production company. She produced some of the first live virtual events, from backstage interviews at award shows and concerts to weekly musical performances with talent including P!nk and Melissa Etheridge. Microsoft, DreamWorks, Yahoo!, AOL, Universal Pictures, Fox Broadcasting and WebMD were among her many clients. A career highlight was when Pieter and her team collaborated with the Democratic National Convention to develop and produce their first primetime streaming content, including nightly broadcasts from the podium with interviews featuring key political figures. Pieter got her start working for a variety of event-planning companies in Southern California, producing corporate and social events.
Hello, I would like to take this time to introduce myself. My name is Julie L. Belshe. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I studied psychology in College up in Northern California. Decided to become a hairdresser, what better profession to listen to people’s lives and make them feel Beautiful at the same time. I come from a family of five.
Let’s get started! “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” by Lao-Tzu. I choose not be a victim but a survivor and to reach out and assist people among their journey in the Guardianship Arena. Finding my purpose at 48 years old was the biggest gift that god or my higher power has ever given to me, not saying that hasn’t come with plenty of sorrow as well!
My Parent’s were legally kidnapped from their home on the golf course in August of 2013. I lived 10 miles from them and have always been close as life has them. I also am blessed to have a husband of 30 years and 3 Young men that make my heart sing, most of the time. At the beginning of my story it was Labor Day Weekend of 2013 and we had plans to go and visit my Parent’s but nobody was picking up their phone. I was shocked to the core of my being because my Mother was in a wheel chair and normally was home. I decided it was time to take a drive and make sure that My Parent’s were ok? Their home was locked up tighter than a drum. I noticed something was wrong, little suspect items, such as the windows in the middle of the afternoon closed, blinds closed the wrong way. I walked around their home and got a gut wrenching feeling that my Parent’s were kidnapped. I phoned hospitals, facilities, and other people that my Parent’s knew. Nobody knew where they were on this Labor Day Weekend? I continued to drive out to their home for the next 3 days and with no sign of any life and the newspapers piling up. Finally on Tuesday after the holiday a sign was placed on their door saying, “In case of Emergency contact Private Guardian and her phone number. That was the welcoming of my life 4 years ago into the Family Court and Guardianship Arena.
I can now say, after 26 months of visiting them their health was declining and it was my only hope to learn the law and represent my Parent’s Pro Per Se and fight with all of my might to get them out of this Private Guardianship. Good News came down finally at our court hearing and it was decided to restore their rights and they could go home. We now have had them with us for a year and a half. They have become healthier and happier in every sense of the word. We still are in court now and do have representation. I have now dedicated my life to supporting people that are experiencing the different stages of having one or more of their loved ones taken abruptly from their Families life. I proudly have found my second Family at Kasem Cares Foundation. I admire and love all of our team. I especially admire the dedication that Kerri Kasem has taken to start Kasem Cares Foundation. We’re here for you with love and support to offer our empathy and to the best of our ability share our knowledge to help you navigate through this nightmare.
I strongly urge you to share your story with us. Since this tragedy has occurred something in me always keeps me on my toes. Acknowledging that everything in life is temporary the cornerstone of my identity. I look forward to hearing from you and send my love and FAITH to all of us who are brought together by this atrocity of events. Keep the HOPE. With LOVE and HOPE, Julie…xo
Kerri Kasem is a multimedia personality, humanitarian and unrelenting freedom fighter. She is the preeminent advocate against elder abuse in the United States through her work , as founder of the Kasem Cares Foundation — a group that fight against unscrupulous guardians and family members that attempt to exploit ailing seniors and separate them from their loved ones. Due to her efforts, the groundbreaking Kasem Cares “Visitation Bill,” or a variation, has been passed in 21 states and counting, giving children of ailing parents the legal right to visit their parents for the first time in U.S. history.
Kathleen holds the title of Chairman of the Executive Board at Kasem Care. She is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of Wyatt, Wynnie and Dylan. She worked for the United States Postal service as a mail carrier and union representative for eight years negotiating with management for the rights of her co- workers.
In 1990 Kathy got involved with the self help movement attending many talks and conferences on sexual abuse, domestic violence and chemical dependency with speakers such as Depok Chopra, and John Bradshaw. As a member of the Red Cross she helped hurricane Katrina victims by listening to their stories and obtaining clothes, medical attention and funds for lodgings.
During the Christmas of 2012 Kathy's father was taken by a caregiver “friend” who left no information on where they were going or when they'd be back. That was the start of her father’s 14 month isolation, abuse and eventual death at the hands of others. Not only did they isolate Kathy’s father from all family and friends, they stole his entire estate and changed his will leaving nothing to his 4 children or grandchildren. This led to her involvement in Kasem Cares and her position on the executive board of Kasem Cares.
For the last 2 years Kathy has lobbied the “Visitation Bill” speaking to dozens of Senators, Assembly Members, Delegates and State Representatives all over the country. She was an instrumental part of the successful passage of the bill in 8 states which helped earn Kasem Cares several awards including Congressional and State Assembly recognition.
Kathy personally helps victims who write in or call in to the Kasem Cares help line. She continues to push the “Kasem Cares Visitation Bill” forward in 2017 by lobbying 13 new states who have the bill currently going through their legislature.
Kelly Rooney/ Mickey Rooney’s Daughter and daughter of Barbara ann Rooney. Kelly is a skilled stylist for the last 40 years. Kelly is also a advocate for our Elders and their family members. After she and siblings experienced their fathers Abuse with secondary family members before his passing in 2014. Mickey testified before Congress on his abuse.Saying if it could happen to him, it can happen to anyone! She is a board member with The Kasem Cares Foundation. Together with Kerri Kasem, Daughter of ( Casey Kasem) ( Kathleen Wright Braun) (Travis Campbell ( Glen Cambell’s son. They along side many other people and families, have, And will legislate until all the states are covered with justice & fairness for our basic Human rights. We know together we can make a difference.
Nazanin “Naz” Barouti is a licensed California attorney and founding partner of Barouti Law Corporation located in Southern California with offices in Brentwood, Glendale, Irvine, San Diego, & Woodland Hills. She is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Naz has extensive knowledge in the areas of advanced estate planning, business planning, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, and asset protection. She has counseled individual and corporate fiduciaries in connection with the preservation, management and transfer of wealth.
In addition to managing her own practice, Naz has become a rising legal analyst, public speaker and radio personality hosting her own show called Protecting Your Family on Talk Radio 790 KABC. Every week she is eager to share with listeners legal steps they can take to create, protect and transfer their wealth.
Naz has been featured on Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV and is a legal analyst for various syndicated radio shows throughout the United States.
Travis Campbell, Son of the legendary recording artist Glen Campbell and the late Billie Jean Campbell, who worked extensively with the great “Mother”, now “Saint Teresa”. Travis is an International Speaker and Elder Abuse Activist who speaks several languages. He is as well a Drummer /Record Producer and Co-owner of Glen Campbell Music. He was taught at an early age the importance of helping others and being a voice for people in need.
Travis received his early education in Lausanne, Switzerland and returned to the United States where he graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in French literature and minor in political science. He grew up in the Hollywood Hills and often appeared on his father’s television show "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour".
Travis and his sister Debby Campbell Cloyd were alienated from their father after Glen just endured a grueling 157 dates on a concert tour at the behest of his wife all the while being in his late seventies and suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was then placed in a nursing home, of which Debby and Travis only found out through the media. Once they found their father, his plea to Travis was, "son please get me out of this Sh.. hole". This launched a whirl wind battle which played out through the media. After a lengthy court battle to see their father because of being denied visitation, the disturbing circumstances surrounding the Glen Campbell case resulted in a law being passed in Tennessee similar to the Kasem Cares bill that has become law in numerous states. Travis worked diligently and made multiple trips to Nashville to deliver his testimony at hearings and meet individually with legislators. Three Major areas that were addressed are things one would never think would have to be codified!
- the right for children to see their parent in a nursing home,
- the right to read your mail in a nursing home,
- the right to talk to your loved ones in a nursing home on the telephone.
Travis Campbell now dedicates his life to helping others who have been through the tragedy of being alienated from a Parent or loved one. As a board member of The Kasem Cares Foundation and an advocate on Elder Abuse, he understands and sympathizes with those who are going through alienation, exploitation, and abuse of a loved one.
Travis travels the United States to testify and pass laws that protect our elders through the Kasem Cares Foundation he has traveled to and testified in Michigan, Maryland, Washington DC, and countless other cities across the United States to help others become aware and informed on how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from falling victim to these senseless crimes.
He has been known to state on many occasions,” I am part of the Kasem Cares team to bring awareness and stop the abuse to those in need. I find it extremely fulfilling that due to the hard work of everyone on the Kasem Cares team, we will effect changes in people’s lives, many of whom we will never meet or see. I am extremely honored to be part of such a dynamic and talented team”.
My name is Trudy Campbell, I was raised on a ranch in Kansas, and grew up in the land, cattle, and oil business, of which I continue to operate, along with working as Ambassador to the troops, with California National Guard Executive Director James Martin Lubey. My husband Travis Campbell and I married in 2001 we own and operate commercial properties, along with farm and ranch land here in Kansas.
I have two adult sons Garrett and Westen Champlin, who have an Automotive Channel that is listed as one of the top 10 YouTube Automotive channels on the Internet, with over 7 million followers and subscribers generating over 1 billion views.
We have been very blessed and do not take one single day or moment for granted, the last five years it has been an honor to give back to our community and help anyone we can in need. We have donated a full-time downtown office to the Cowley County Republican Party as their headquarters, and the remainder of the building is used as a non-profit to assist others along with a staff that supplies end stage renal patients at no cost with the tools and assistance to remain in their homes to do Home Dialysis.
I became part of the Kasem Cares team after experiencing firsthand the grief My husband "Travis Campbell" and his sister Debby Campbell experienced in being alienated from their father I notified State Senator Rusty Crowe in Tennessee and explained to him the circumstances surrounding this case and things we take for granted that are common sense practices such as a child being able to see a parent in a nursing home, I was shocked and surprised the need to pass a law, but the need was absolutely there because this literally was happening all around the country.
With Senator Crowe’s help the law passed in Tennessee and due to the circumstances that surrounded this case and in conjunction with District Attorney’s working with Senator Crowe and the Kasem Cares Foundation numerous laws we passed in Tennessee and throughout the United States, to protect vulnerable elders. In Tennessee Senator Crowe is responsible for the development of a complete Elder Abuse Task Force, throughout the entire state in conjunction with law enforcement and the District Attorney's offices, the bills being passed have more bite to them, meaning criminal felony charges.
I have been very honored to work with Kerri Kasem and the team of Kasem Cares, I have traveled around the United States, from California, to Maryland to Michigan, and to Washington DC. I do this because I believe in the cause, and that justice needs to be served for all people when you have something bad happen to you and someone you love it is important to try to make a difference so that does not happen to someone else.
Rick, and his wife Terri, were first exposed to fraudulent guardianships and probate exploitation in June 2013. His wife’s father, Del, had retired in Las Vegas and due to the deception of family friend Helen Natko, his Alzheimer’s type dementia allowed Helen to exploit him. When her deception, exploitation, and theft was discovered Terri came to her father’s aid but Natko isolated Del in her home. He was never allowed to see or speak to his family alone after the discovery and never allowed to leave her home with family until his death in July 2015.
Law enforcement refused to engage even though Terri presented three forged checks totaling $220,000 and evidence of Natko’s abuse and isolation. The police instructed Terri to file for guardianship of her father as they viewed the situation as a “civil” matter.
Commission Jon Norheim ignored established law, estate documents, and the evidence of theft, isolation, forgery, neglect, and exploitation by Natko against Del. Natko ultimately prevailed in gaining guardianship over Del in July 2014. Rick ultimately got law enforcement engaged and in October 2014 Natko was criminally indicted for felony theft and exploitation of Del.
The family lost over $1 million in the ordeal. Natko was criminally convicted for exploiting Del in April 2017 and sentenced to five years’ probation. Family Court continues to deny her criminal acts against Del.
Motivated by the experience, Rick built a coalition of over 50 families who lost over $40 million from 2010-2015 due to fraudulent adult guardianships in Nevada. He gained the support of local media, elected officials, and the Nevada attorney general to investigate widespread corruption endorsed by Commissioner Jon Norheim in adult guardianship proceedings. He participated in the Nevada Supreme Court’s Guardianship Reform Commission meetings and helped develop new statutes to improve adult guardianship adjudication. The efforts of the coalition has yielded 18 arrests and 17 convictions over the last 4 years. Infamous professional guardian April Parks, attorney Noel Simpson and coworkers Mark Simmons and Gary Taylor were convicted in November 2018.
Rick left his job as an executive of a global textile company in early 2015 to devote himself fulltime volunteering for guardianship reforms and to assist other families. Rick has investigated over 500 suspected fraudulent guardianship cases nationally and counseled over 1,200 families. He coined the phrase “isolate the victim, defame legitimate family, and liquidate the estate” to describe the hallmarks of fraudulent guardianships and probate fraud. Rick’s efforts were the genesis of the documentary “The Guardians” by Billie Mintz which describes the systemic exploitation of vulnerable persons of wealth in Las Vegas via fraudulent guardianships.
He regularly speaks on the issues and has spoken at the National Forum on Financial Exploitation by Conservators sponsored by the National Center for State Courts and the Department of Justice in March 2017 and the KasemCares/California District Attorneys Conference in December 2017. Rick and Terri actively lobby for improved protections for vulnerable adults from the predatory legal community nationally.
Rick, his wife Terri, and Athena Roe, JD of Colorado Springs founded the Center for Estate Administration Reform in early 2018 to advocate for reforms nationwide. Rick can be reached at [email protected] and internet access at https://www.cearjustice.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CEARRICK