BOD and Team Members
President- Deborah Watson
Deborah Watson spent twelve years as the founder/director of an International non-profit organization, Faithwalkers International. During that time, she wrote, produced and directed several theatrical productions as well as assisted others in developing their stories for production in St. Louis, Mo.
After a visit with some friends in Los Angeles in 2005, she decided to cross over into screenplay writing. She began her education journey in Nashville, Tn. at an ACT ONE training while also studying Story, by Robert McKee> Soon after, she joined Jerry Jenkins writers apprentice program and attended Steve Harvey's "Act Like a Success" online.
She wrote and produced a short “I Hope You Dance” and participated in St. Louis 48 hour film festival. In 2010, along with her husband, Michael, and daughter Angel, they moved to Branson, Mo. She has written, produced and directed an award winning short film, "Taneycomo", a pilot for television "Ruby Unleashed" and is in the process of developing ten full features that she has written. She is also partnering with Italian writer, Marisa Brogna on "Silent Truth" and making plans to work with other local writers she has met along the way.
Vice President - Tricia Harmon
Tricia Harmon is the owner of Noble Pearls Media LLC. (www.noblepearlsmedia.com)
She’s an award-winning professional actor, model, director, and producer. She is also a faith-based success mentor to leaders in ministry, media and the marketplace.
As a result of Tricia’s life-changing, S.A.N.D. To Pearls online course, Faith-based leaders, experience immediate breakthroughs that transform blindsiding adversities into their most valuable assets. Through the variety of online, hands-on, and on set courses, students will be up-to-date regarding all industry standards, technically equipped, and culturally connected with uncompromising respect as well as personal integrity.
Peggy Reyes is a daughter, wife, mother, friend to many and mentor to young girls. She has 4 children of her own ranging in age from 28 to 12, 2 boys and 2 girls. Her first two children were born to her and the second two were chosen. She was born in CA and currently resides in Branson, MO.
She and her husband have been actively involved in youth leadership at their church for over 20 years. She is passionate about young girls and helping them figure out this thing called life through a mentoring program called Modern Day Princess. She has been the Midwest Regional Director of this program for over 3 years and has lead more than 50 young ladies through this program. Her strong leadership and organizational skills are a proven asset to our board of directors.
Cassidy S. Cooley has worked in an administrative capacity in healthcare for over 20 years, and has been a freelance author since the second grade. Currently employed by the College of Optometry at the University of Missouri—St. Louis; she is responsible for the Credentialing & Compliance of over 50 faculty and staff at the college’s three clinic sites. In her “free” time, she enjoys writing, editing, and consulting with other authors. Reaching people with the Gospel as seen through faith, family, and humor, is her primary goal in life (alongside being a wife to David, and a mother to Jericho). Her personal works can be reviewed at www.CassidysCommentary.com.