It is not very often you find a woman who can seamlessly shift gears to help lead and support through a male-dominated career path, while integrating small businesses and enterprises. A woman that can turn around an untapped market and lead a cross-disciplinary strategic initiatives team. These are primary components of the signature offerings of Renée Edwards-Ambrose.
Renée is differentiated by an uncommon complement of leadership and brand management expertise. Her strong business acumen, allows her to view a business with wide lens and narrow things down to connect the dots. She specializes in areas such as identifying business drivers, understanding complex issues, and taking actions necessary to drive results.
Renée Edwards-Ambrose is a licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Amateur Racecar Driver, Motor Sports Administrator, Automotive Educator, Social Influencer, Podcaster, Television Talk Show Host, Blogger, Author, plus Model, Mentor, Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur. Additionally, she is a Philanthropist who is deeply passionate about youth development and women’s empowerment initiatives.
Her company, inREAlyfe Group, is a leadership and personal branding agency that prides itself in helping professionals uncover, optimize, and grow their personal and corporate brands. She is the Founder and CEO of the Caribbean’s 1st All Female Drag Racing Team, LHF Motorsports nee Lady Horsepower Farm. Renée has also led an initiative dubbed: The LadyMex Workshop. The LadyMex (Lady Mechanics) Workshop is an interactive and fun way to learn all about your car, how to talk to mechanics and what to do in the event of an emergency.
Apart from excelling in a male-dominated environment, Renée loves fashion and modelling. She won both inaugural Carnival Plus Model International 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago and the Curvy Idol Competition in Atlanta, Georgia in February 2015. Renee created the podcast “REAlyfe Driven Conversations” in 2020 using the platform to promote and produce hard working and persistent DRIVEN women.
The Woman of Wadadli (WOW) 2020 Award for Sports and Athletics was bestowed on Renée in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the socio-economic development of Antigua and Barbuda.
In her downtime, Renée enjoys cooking, going to the beach and making movables (small home furniture).
VERNON A. SPRINGER
A firestarter, inspirer, and doer- not just a trier- Vernon A. Springer, who has given over two and a half decades of unrelenting, committed service toward covering Cricket in the Caribbean, is a multi-disciplinary journalist.
Born in St. Kitts and Nevis, currently based in Antigua & Barbuda, and someone whose voice resonates with the last mile in the town, Vernon A. Springer epitomizes what’s West Indies Cricket, at large:
A truthfulness, a sense of passion, a yearning for constant self-improvement, and redoubtable faith in one’s own ability!
With these values, the noted cricket commentator, Leeward Islands operations manager, popular sports show guest, and prominent cricket writer is leading a new crusade in sports journalism.
With a vision to talk sport and with it, uncover its characters, achievers, rising names, and importantly- doers, Vernon A. Springer, along with Calvin Blankendal, is leading a revolution in sports journalism.
Through exclusive multi-media offerings called The Value of Sports, On Drive, and Football Insight, Mr. Springer is hitting geographies hitherto unvisited, personalities central to a sport but so often unheard, and stars we dream of but never get a chance to hear intimately from!
Vernon A. Springer believes in the power of doing good Karma and in the power of Gratitude!
Vision without execution is hallucination! There’s much light in the quote to understand the vision of Calvin Blankendal of Bermuda. A passionate advocate of sports, Calvin, deeply involved in development of Cricket & Football in his homeland, is driven by this poignant Thomas Edison saying in that his vision is to scale up sports content; its presentation, visibility, and reach.
Through one-of-a-kind multimedia platforms like The Value of Sports, Football Insight, and On Drive, Calvin is steering sports content on personalities, topical themes, and most importantly, talents- past, present, and rising.
With a background in Sports Management, Public Policy, and Financial Services industry, Calvin, who’s the Executive Director of Bermuda Cricket Board, wishes to add a new dimension to sports content that’s unhindered by geography and unrestricted by any challenges.
Together with Vernon A. Springer, Calvin Blankendal is broadening the dialogue on sports at Caribbean Sports Entertainment Management Group.
Ra’ees Tankard is the Owner of Road Less Traveled Videos. He conducts all of the managerial, financial and organizational responsibilities needed to successfully operate the company. RLT Videos is a video production company that caters to the small business demographic in Bermuda. Ranging from athletic highlight reels to promotional content to short films RLT Videos creates the content that is needed in order to execute various goals.
Ra’ees is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York, USA majoring in Film and Television and minoring in Business Administration. Between interning, networking and freelancing he gained an understanding as to how the film, video and television production industry works in local, national and international markets.
With 10 years of experience, he has created content at some of the biggest events in Bermuda. These events include the Annual Cup Match Classic and the May 24th Bermuda Day Parade. Since becoming an entrepreneur, he has created content for some of the most successful brands on the island such as the Bermuda General Agency and Luxury Cuts Studio.
In addition to owning his own business he is also the Director of Photography of Hustle Entertainment Films. He has shot a feature length film, music videos and promotional content for the brand since being promoted to the role in August 2020.
In his spare time, Ra’ees is developing his managerial skills being the co-founder of the LenzCrafterz Photo Group. This group organizes photography meetups and challenges for photo enthusiasts who want to develop their passion in an inclusive way.
Cricket & F1 * infinity; loves speed, chicanes, the underdog, simplicity, flair as also technical virtuosity.
B.C. Lara, du Preez, Nain Abidi, Lanning, Shai Hope, du Plessis, Dravid, Kimilainen, and Kimi Raikkonen!
Writes + drives fast; sometimes does both decently, though always with a purpose.
To celebrate the less celebrated, under appreciated is joy!
Caught At Point
Almon Dasent has extensive background and experience in Marketing and Promotions, Media Relations, Media Production, Programming and Media Management, embracing print, radio, television and new media. Content Development, Content Aggregation and Content Distribution are now as a blended passion from these experiences.
He has dedicated himself over the past three decades to documenting history and heritage content in St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as the diaspora. He is driven by a very strong belief that the Caribbean region is embedded with a treasure trove of talent and stories worthy for the global stage and screens, and is fully committed to, not just sharing the vision of the CSEM Group, but to provide real support in pursuit of its goals and objectives.
Almon is presently Director of Marketing and Media Relations for Caribbean Broadcast Network which is headquartered in the British Virgin Islands. Caribbean Broadcast Network operates radio and television platforms in the BVI – www.cbnvirginislands.com and networks with media production and broadcast partners throughout the Caribbean region from Bermuda and Jamaica in the north to San Andres Island (Colombia) in the south. The CBN mantra is ‘Promoting Caribbean Integration through Media Edutainment’.
His background in Accounting, Banking and Logistics brings a balancing act to the CSEM Group.