Cynthia (Cindy) Anne Gonzalez
Executive Producer, Director, Writer
Cindy A. Gonzalez, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is a writer, documentary director and public speaker. Her focus is on military history and forces, political analysis, and inspiring others to follow their soul’s passion and purpose. Cindy is a prolific author with published works that include books, articles, photographic images, and her blog – www.cynthiaannegonzalez.com. Cindy is also an Honorary Member of the Force Recon Association.
She has worked in corporate America as a contact analyst and negotiator, as well as in government at the state, federal, and international levels. Cindy’s experience at the Texas Legislative Board, at the Texas Lt. Governor’s Office as a policy analyst and co-author of the 20th Century Colleges and Universities Planning document, and finally, in the Texas Governor’s Office as the Higher Education Director, gives her first-hand experience at multiple levels of diverse government inter-actions.
Cindy went on to apply that experience to consulting on political campaigns, which culminated as the Campaign Manager for a United States Congressional campaign in the 15th Congressional District of Texas. She is the mother of two children and the proud Grams of two grandsons. Cindy currently lives in Texas with her dog, Bridget Rose.
James A. Kuiken (Jim), USMC Sgt. Major (Ret.)
Producer, Asst. Director, Technical Advisor
Served in the Marine Corps for 30 years 1973-2003 (Active & Reserve), retired from last post as the Force Sergeant Major of Marine Forces Pacific (the largest combatant command in the Marine Corps) during Operation Enduring Freedom. Amphibious (Bn.) Recon and Force Recon Marine.
Decorated, combat-wounded veteran of multiple wars/conflicts, from operations at the end of Vietnam, to the Gulf War, Bosnia, Kosovo, Operation Enduring Freedom, and various others. Awarded: Legion of Merit; Purple Heart; 3 Combat Action Ribbons.
Civilian career spans over 30 years in law enforcement (state, local & federal), working drugs, gangs, counterterrorism and more, culminating as a Director (Senior Executive Service SES-6) with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Appointed as the DHS Attaché and Country Director in Iraq, a diplomatic post (2005-2006), and subsequently, as Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa.
Former Corporate Executive: Vice President of a mid-sized defense contractor, and later, President & CEO of two other Companies.
Former Candidate for US Congress (TX-15)
Currently a writer / speaker / advocate at www.JamesKuiken.com
David C. Moragne, Jr.
Producer/Director/Director of Photography 1982 -2018
Retired Owner of City Centre Digital Multimedia Productions, Inc 1997 – 2018
USMC Jan 1966 - April 1970
MOS 8652/0311 (Airborne/Ranger - US Army Schools, Fort Benning, GA)
Deployment: April 1967- May 1968 RVN
3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Marine Division, FMF
Team Leader Teams 2-1 and 2-2
Spirit: “Life is Good!!!”
Louis (Lou) Kern
Lou Kern is a farm boy, a Marine Force Recon combat veteran and a self-taught master craftsman. He is currently engaged in a series of film biographies about warriors, artists and dream chasers. The underlying viewpoint of these profiles is that everyone is gifted in some way and that a life well lived lies in the discovery and development of that gift. Secondly the tools necessary to fulfill one’s gift are perseverance, work ethic, intentionality, courage and a certain amount of recklessness. These tools collectively are an ethos best expressed by two simple words: "never quit." All of these are learned qualities and the focus of Lou’s film work is to capture the stories of people who have a lifetime of experience in overcoming obstacles and diligently pursuing their dreams.
Scott Attenborough, former SSgt USMC, is technology consultant with 30 years of experience in the electronic information industry. His consulting work encompasses health care, intellectual property, education, company information, taxonomies, search relevance testing and search algorithm development. During his spare time he enjoys writing and creating engaging art in many forms. www.scottattenborough.com.