BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Birds Eye View Project Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience to the table.
John Wood is Senior Director of Business Development for American Traffic Solutions, the nations leading provider of traffic safety solutions. With nearly 20 years of corporate, government and public affairs experience he brings a unique blend of communications, business and political insights having worked with non-profits, Fortune 200 clients as well as for several Federal elected officials in both official and campaign capacities. He is originally from Colorado but now makes Dallas his home. John’s education includes a Masters in Business Administration from T.C.U. in Fort Worth, Texas.
Bradford E. Adatto decided to become a lawyer during sixth-grade Career Day, when he promised to represent his best friend, a future doctor. A few decades and many miles later, he started his own law firm that focuses on representing health care and corporate clients. With a B.A from Texas Christian University and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, Brad works with physicians, physician groups, and other medical service providers in developing ambulatory surgical centers, in-office and freestanding ancillary service facilities, and other medical joint ventures. In his free time, Brad enjoys reading, running and spending time with his family. He is actively involved in various community and philanthropic associations in Dallas..
A Native Texan. Christie Brimberry is the spunky assistant to Richard Rawlings, co-owner of Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, Texas. Christie utilizes her celebrity status to help many charitable organizations, and as a mother, is particularly passionate about helping children in need.
Liam Flaherty is a Captain with the New York City Fire Department. He has well over 25 years in the fire service and has worked most of his time in the FDNY Special Operation Command. He was a firefighter at Rescue Company 4 ,Lieutenant at Rescue 2 and is Currently the Captain at Rescue 2.
Liam is also very well know around the world not only for being the Captain of Rescue 2, but also as the face of the FDNY Pipes and Drums. He is the Drum Major that leads the band at all events and has played all over the world and on Television.
Jeff served as a Green Beret with US Army Special Forces, completing service in 2009 after multiple combat deployments to Iraq. After Jeff’s time in the Army, he completed his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado – Denver. While in school, he started a firearms training company and a security consulting/personal security detail (PSD) company. Jeff then worked for two years, as Director of Training and Lead Instructor, expanding and developing a training division for a shooting range in Denver Colorado. In early 2015 Jeff decided to move to Texas and carry on his spirit of entrepreneurship with his Texas company, Tac7, which focuses on active shooter response/preparation programs and specialized security services.
Steve began his career in real estate in 1985 with the Swearingen Company where he was
consistently a top producer. In 1992, he was a founding partner with the Stoneleigh Group where he helped the company grow into one of the largest real estate tenant representation firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He was the managing partner for many years and a top producer. In 2005, Stoneleigh merged with Transwestern.
Wayne McCullough is Managing Partner and President of Benchmark Private Wealth Management. A veteran of the Wealth Management business, Wayne taps into his vast experience, as well as industry acclaim and focuses on creating relationship-based partnerships with his clients, to build the Benchmark Private Wealth Management channel. Wayne, a sixth generation Texan, received his BA from the University of Texas and holds his Certified Financial Planning designation as well as multiple other industry designations. Wayne, his wife and children reside in Dallas where he currently serves various non-profit organizations and is intimately involved in the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. His hobbies include ultra running, skiing, hunting, any outdoor activities and coaching his kids sports.
#1 Bestselling Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in 45 countries and reached 23 million people this decade. He was voted the World’s Second Most Likeable Author behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.
Brendan Weimholt is a Navy SEAL with nearly 20 years under his belt. He graduated BUD/S class 222 in 1999 and was assigned to SEAL Team Five where he completed 3 deployments. From 2005 to 2008 he instructed at First Phase before reporting back to SEAL Team Three for two more deployments. Completing a tour as the NSW Sniper Course Manager he transferred back to BUD/S to finish up his career as the NSW Orientation (pre-first phase) Senior Enlisted Advisor. Brendan is set to retire from the navy in 2017.
“Weimy” was born in Ridgecrest, CA. (near Death Valley) in 1975. He is married to Shannon and they have three children, daughter Jacy 20 yr, Son Trevor 16 yr and son James 7 yr. In 2015 they launched Weimy Cutlery, a hand forged cutlery business from their home in Imperial Beach. The family has plans to move to North Dallas (Prosper area) post retirement to expand their business.
Sam Williamson was born in Mesquite, Texas, and grew up in Dallas, Texas where he now lives, happily married with three amazing children. A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Advertising, he immediately jumped to the other side of the camera, starring in numerous TV commercials and TV & Film roles. He spent several years as a commercial construction project manager with a large, national real estate services company, a job that took him to Los Angeles where he signed with the William Morris agency, which represented Sam as a voice-over talent.
With no formal training, he took his on-set experience coupled with a desire to shoot images that reflect the true brand while adding an entertaining twist and created what he likes to call “ADVERTAINMENT”. Sam continues acting as well and currently is the announcer for radio and TV commercials including Denny’s, TXU Electric, Taco Bell, KFC and Wingstop. He’s also Director of Project Management for Spire Realty Group in Texas.
Ex-Officio Board Members
Ryan “Birdman” Parrott
Former U.S. Navy SEAL
President BEVP, LLC
Mary Denton Meier