Advisory Board

Lance Goodpaster

Lance Goodpaster was recently selected as the next Superintendent of the Franklin Pierce School District. He has had a 24-year career in public education, as teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and has advanced degrees or certificates from the University of Puget Sound, the University of Washington, Tacoma, and Washington State University. He is an active member of the Parkland-Spanaway Rotary. 


David W. Richardson, CSP

David Richardson has conducted over 3000 speeches, seminars, workshops, and executive speech coaching worldwide.

An executive speech coach, he has worked with politicians, CEOs and presidents of major corporations. For many their career rested upon their ability to communicate the challenges their industry faced going forward.


A magician, he cleverly weaves magic into his speeches, seminars, and workshops.

An author, he has written trade journal articles representing 17 different industries. He has produced training albums, manuals, books, videos and customized learning systems.

David W. Richardson CSP, President

Richardson Resources Group Inc.

Member, National Speakers Association

Member, International Speaker Hall of Fame


Charlie Simpson


Charlie Simpson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has empowered hundreds of couples through his practice at the Arkansas Relationship Counseling Center. Charlie is the Relationship Expert for Fox 16 and THV 11 and has published work in Little Rock Family and Savvy magazine.Along with his work as a Relationship Expert, Charlie conducts speaking engagements for organizations, business groups, and schools. When not working, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife, three boys, and leading the marriage ministry at his church. 


Dr. Walter L (Bubba) Smith

Dr. Smith, an Arkansas native, is a man of many hats and titles.   An ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church,  a 27 year veteran of the US Air Force retiring as a Colonel, and the senior ranking member of the Arkansas State Police chaplaincy corps, Bubba, an endeared name he most prefers, is also a highly respected "Grill Master", having grilled live on Good Morning America.  He recently celebrated 40 years of marriage to his wife Diane.


Larry Venable

Larry Venable is an executive coach with over forty years’ experience helping CEOs, sales professionals, and executives improve their results, grow their skills, and outperform their competition. He has logged over 1800 one-on-one coaching sessions with CEOs.

His experience as a professional speaker includes presenting some 2500 seminars, keynote speeches, and workshops on leadership and other business topics to and for both domestic and international clients.

Larry Venable, Executive Coach

Professional Speaker