Michael J. Morton, is an ex-convict turned corporate and civic leader. In 2006, Morton was an honors student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Florida A&M University. He served as President of the Student Body Senate and two consecutive terms as president, of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. The course of his life was altered after he and four of his fraternity brothers were charged with hazing. In a nationally publicized trial, he was convicted of hazing and received a two-year prison sentence. The judge in the case said she wanted to send a message with the state's first prosecution under a felony hazing law.
After serving his sentence, Morton went on to finish his bachelor’s degree at Florida A&M and earn a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University. Morton was recently appointed to the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering advisory council for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.
Morton believes in “paying it forward” and has a strong desire to help those in most need. He serves on the Board of Directors for Pentorship, and educational products company that provides skills-based training to incarcerated persons. He actively volunteers with Junior Achievement, the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics and free enterprise. Morton is also a member, and former Secretary, of the New Jersey INROADS alumni association, an organization whose mission is to develop talented underserved youth and connect them with opportunities in business and industry while preparing them for corporate and community leadership.
Karrine Steffans is the New York Times best selling author of five titles: Confessions of a Video Vixen, The Vixen Diaries, The Vixen Manual, Satisfaction, and How to Make Love to a Martian published by Harper Collins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, USA, and Steffans Publishing Enterprises, respectively.
The author and her books have been featured on shows hosted by the likes of Paula Zahn, Donny Deutsch, Tyra Banks, Bill O’Reilly, Geraldo Rivera, Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and the queen of daytime herself, Oprah Winfrey. Quite accidentally, the author also contributed satirical editorial to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
Fox Television Studios has optioned The Vixen Manual, as well as Confessions of a Video Vixen, and the author enjoys a new career as creator and executive producer of both scripted, hour-‐long, television projects via her development deals with the studio giant.
In October 2013, the author partnered with BenBella Books and published Vindicated: Confessions of a Video Vixen: Ten Years Later in June 2015. Currently, the author resides in Los Angeles.