Bo Porter, Founder

An accomplished pro athlete, MLB Executive and business developer, Bo embodies how to empower one’s life to its fullest. Bo earned his Communications Degree from the University of Iowa in 1994. Bo was a two-sport star at Iowa earning All-Big Ten honors in Football and Baseball. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1993. Bo played in the Major Leagues for the Cubs, Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers. He coached for the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves. At the age of 40, Bo was named Manager of the Houston Astros and at the time was the youngest Manager in Major League Baseball. He completed the trifecta of the MLB hierarchy when he was named Special Assistant General Manager of the Atlanta Braves. He was later promoted to Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Players Trust and Player Development. Bo transitioned into broadcast media when he was hired by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) as the Pre and Post Game Analysts for the Major League Baseball World Series Champions Washington Nationals. Bo is a nationally acclaimed Keynote Speaker, known as “The Coach of Champions.” He is the Chairman of the Board for Bo Porter Charities, Director of Operations and President of Future All-Stars Sports Development Academy, CEO of Bo Porter Enterprise, the author of two books REal Life EMPOWERED and The END GAME and the Founder of CORE Magazine.

Bo is a visionary who creates an environment that centers around positive movements and transformational growth. Bo is an entrepreneur at heart, a change agent for all that is good and a true champion.

Ashley Nevel

Known for her engaging interview style and viral videos, Ashley Nevel loves producing sports pieces. Check out her interview series with past, present, and future sports legends on IGTV: @ashleynevel

Crystal Berger

Crystal I. Berger ( is host of the inspirational weekend feature ‘Extraordinary’ airing nationally on FOX News 24/7 Headlines, SIRIUS XM Channel 115. She contributes for Black Enterprise, Mediabistro, BOLD TV, The Dr. Oz Show, FOX News Opinions, and The WORD Network. Crystal is author of “Be Extraordinary: Claiming a Life of Purpose, Passion, and Prosperity”; and contributing author to the Amazon Bestseller “Speak Up: The Ultimate Guide to Dominate in the Speaking Industry”. Social Media Ambassador for the United Nations Foundation, Panelist for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference and recipient of the NAACP Freedom Fighter’s Award are just a few of her accolades. Crystal’s lastest passion project is as Founder and CEO of Pinnacle Media; a media-inspired technology firm committed to breaking the barriers to entry in media and Corporate America via the use of smart technology. Subscribe to her prosperity boutique at

Debbi Taylor

Debbi Taylor joins CORE Magazine as a respected reporter and three-time Emmy-award winner. If she’s not writing or talking about sports, she can be found making an impact in her community and chatting on Twitter: @debbiwtaylor

Elizabeth Fordham

Elizabeth Fordham is a widely sought C-suite writer and content creator for businesses in a wide range of industries. Her 250+ writing awards are showcased under “Bragging Writes” on

JR Gamble

JR Gamble is the General Manager of Content and Social Media at The Shadow League. He hosts the “Foul or Fair” segment on the podcast Inside the (Rob) Parker, part of The Herd Podcast Network. IG: @thegambler24

Royce Kinniebrew

Royce Kinniebrew is the founding president of the Kinniebrew Group, a nationally acclaimed published author of Moving from Failure in the Hood to Success: Commencement and Beyond and a force for all that is good with education, cultural competency and transformational leadership. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A., English and earned his Masters of Education from Marygrove College. His exemplary and extensive body of work in the educational system includes program designs and implementation. He has established working relationships with local school districts, administrators, and higher educational institutions. His clients list includes: the Detroit Public Schools, the State of Michigan, the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, , Marygrove College, National Black Crown Prosecutors Association, the Bloomfield Public Schools, National Black Prosecutors Association, University of Western Ontario, the Inkster Public Schools, Jackson State Correctional Facility, the Detroit Historical Museum, and Penn State University. CORE Magazine is honored to have Contributing Writer Royce Kinniebrew join our team of champions.

Yolla Kairouz

Yolla Kairouz is an Executive Director and Banker in the Los Angeles office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank. She works closely with serial entrepreneurs and corporate executives of privately held companies and their families in the Beverly Hills and Westside communities to manage risk, maximize opportunities and create a lasting impact with their wealth.