About the Author
Phillip Sebastian Porter is the President of Generations United, LLC a privately held family-own company that specialize in business & marketing consulting, publishing and family collaborations. Phillip grew up in Kansas City and attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. Phillip received his MBA in Management from the University of St. Thomas in 1987 in St. Paul, MN. He has been married to his wife Janice for 29 years. They are the proud parents of three children and grandparent of one grandson. He loves to cruise the Caribbean. Janice M. Williams-Porter lives in Minnesota but hasn't forgotten her humble beginnings in Progress, MS. She's a graduate of Jackson State University and she's currently working on a doctorate degree in K-12 Leadership in MN. She's a high school principal and former science teacher. Janice is passionate about providing a learning environment which allows students to thrive academically, emotionally and socially to reach their fullest potential. She's co-founder of Friendship Academy of Fine Arts Charter School. Janice loves traveling, reading, and spending time with family. She serves in her church as a Deaconess and Director of Christian Ed. Ministry. She's been married for 29 years to the love of her life Phillip S. Porter. They have 3 children and 1 grandson. Vanessa Norwood Patterson is a Middle School Teacher at Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Alabama. Vanessa resides in Thomasville, Alabama with her husband, Larry Patterson. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Vanessa is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is an active member of the choir and praise team at Kiel Memorial Temple COGIC. Vanessa loves creative writing, singing, speaking, teaching, inspiring and motivating children, traveling and spending time with family. Vonzella Love Watson is the proud parent of four children, a Christian Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the owner and CEO of Collaborative Family Solutions, LLC. She is certified and does facilitate Prepare Enrich couples interventions. Vonzella graduated from Friends University with her Master’s degree in Family Therapy. She served in the U. S. Air Force. Vonzella has appeared on radio broad cast such as “Love and Inspiration” Hosted by Marian Love, for KGGN 890 AM, Kansas City, discussing topics such as Christian Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Domestic Violence.