Nate Truman '83
Nate Truman's passion is famous movie and television vehicles, like the Shaguar of Austin Powers fame and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van. He shares his sense of fun with others through parades, car shows and special appearances. Young and old alike can find a vehicle they identify with when Nate and his group Star Car Central get together! Nate, his wife Susan Martini Truman '83 and members of Star Car Central often show their famous vehicles at charity events that benefit a variety of groups, including the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson's Research and Friends of Angels Autism Family Camp, an organization the Trumans are deeply involved with.
Most recently, Star Car Central broke a Guinness Book of World Records, driving 41 star cars in the 2015 Hollywood Christmas Parade! No matter where these vehicles travel, they bring smiles with them. Learn more at: http://www.starcarcentral.com/
Photo of Nate and his car "Bullit" courtesy www.tommyandersonphotography.com
Elan Carson '11 Johnston
Elan Carson has a story to tell and words of wisdom to share with her TEDx Crenshaw talk: Changing the Face of Depression. Her simple message and heartfelt delivery include encouragement for those who feel alone in their situation and a call to action for everyone in relation to mental health.
Elan is a critically acclaimed author and mental health advocate. Her recent book "The Willow Tree" offers insight into the lives of those struggling with depression and similar challenges and like her TEDx talk, offers hope and support. Enjoy her presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muEW4v6lBxc
Photo credit: Latoya Hawthorne