Having dedicated her entire life to artistry and entertainment in one facet or another, Paula is able now to draw on her many different skills to help create and contribute to Kougar Magazine. “Working in an incredibly competitive industry where one has to constantly find ways of building and maintaining self-esteem has given me the passion to help others do the same. It’s not easy and, hopefully, Kougar Magazine will bring a little support, relief, and even a smile!"
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/"QUEEN OF THE DAMNED"
The very shy Manuel is being forced to produce a bio soon...against his will.
Not only is Jane an accomplished editor, writer, (and kick-ass mentor) she is a leading practitioner and teacher of Healing Touch, Dual Action Life Force Healing, and Stone Empowerment classes based on her book Stone Empowerment: A Resource for Both the Beginner and the Adept. She worked as a program manager at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, GA for 22 years. Visit her website www.StoneEmpowerment.com for more information.
ASSISTANT LITERARY EDITOR/SUPER KOUGAR
Caroline is a native of Augusta, Georgia, home of the Masters' Tournament. She retired from teaching English at the high school and college level and works as a real estate agent with her sister, Margaret. They have a rare gift in finding just the perfect home for clients. She also practices Healing Touch and Life Force Healing. We are most fortunate to have her skills as an editor.
Nickie was born and reared in the Los Angeles area, yet has the heart of a New Yorker. Her parents came to this country from Budapest, Hungary. n other words, she has a world view of life! Nickie has worked in a physician’s office for many years. A helper at heart, she graduated from Maric, a school of radiology and has done her radiology internship at a local hospital. She loves to cook and to make others happy and we love and appreciate her organizational skills!
Born with an urgent need to express her opinion about everything, Johanna’s career choices have allowed her to exercise that need. Considered an “artsy type” by most sane people, she is a child of the theater, a slave to the Argentine Tango, a writer, and an appreciator of good food and wine. Her writings in Kougar Magazine mark her debut as an ezine reporter, and her eclectic tastes and experiences provide an interesting take on life in the fair city of Los Angeles.
VERNON G. WELLS
CELEBRITY & BEHIND-THE-SCENES INTERVIEWS/KOUGAR CUDDLER
This son of Australia and actor of both the big screen and television is one of America’s favorite cult heroes from his work both as Wez in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Bennett in Commando. Vernon is also a prolific writer and is with us to share the inside world of his celebrity friends in unbiased and, most certainly, candid conversations. One of Vernon’s passions is encouraging young people to stay in school.
WORLD'S BEST LASER NURSE/KOUGAR YOUTH KEEPER
KOUGAR HABITAT SPECIALIST
Jane, BSN, RN, works in Cosmetic Dermatology specializing in facial rejuvenation using anti-aging and skin tightening lasers. She participates in product research for the FDA. “I work for one of the best Cosmetic Dermatologists in the nation treating an exclusive celebrity clientele. I am 42 and keenly interested in not looking my age!” Jane has also worked with tools since childhood and is accomplished in the basics of home improvement to larger tasks such as plumbing and dry wall to having actually built her house from the ground up!
HAIR GURU TO THE KOUGARS
Le Maire, an award winning “Haircutter to the Stars” (and professional comedienne) has become one of the most sought-after stylists in Hollywood. Her signature designs are fresh, easy to do “looks” and appropriate suitability with an edge. Her clients include Demi Moore, John Cusack, Rene Russo, Helen Hunt, Mel Gibson, Raquel Welch, Jane Fonda, Martin Scorsese, and many more. She has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, E! Entertainment, Vogue, and Allure.
KOUGAR ENTERTAINMENT ADVISER
Kristen, a graduate of Tisch School of Performing Arts at NYU, is a singer, songwriter, and producer. She’s had several dance albums released. One single “Forever” charted No.1 on the German DJ Top 40 Dance Chart. Kristen was a finalist in VH1’s “Song of the Year” contest for her song “Secret.” She was Associate Producer of a live daily talk show for Sirius Satellite Radio. She’s now producing an entertainment variety show, recording music, and working on a new film.
SOMMELIER STUD/KOUGAR WHISPERER
Steve comes to Los Angeles from Leyland, England, via New York. He has studied wine for several years and is a graduate of the Advanced Course of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust out of England. He is the Sommelier and Bar Manager at the world renowned Yamashiro Restaurant famous for its spectacular view of Hollywood and the Los Angeles skyline. (Learn more at yamashirorestaurant.com.) Steve, a magician, delights people with his sleight-of-hand skill and his great sense of humor.
KOUGAR CAPTURER...ON FILM!
James Hundhausen has been a fashion/glamour photographer for over 10 years for some of the largest companies in the world including Playboy. His light-hearted, artistic nature makes him a favorite in the industry, being able to bring that energy to the set. His unique style, heavily influenced by his creative use of light, creates an ethereal ambience he's becoming known for. www.shadowplayglamour.com
Don has played an integral part in bringing the concept of Kougar Magazine to fruition.
ON THE COVER:
MODEL INEZ ROMERO
PHOTOGRAPHED BY JAMES HUNDHAUSEN
STYLED BY MANUEL SILVA
WARDROBE: HOLIDAY CORSET by FREDERICK'S OF HOLLYWOOD
MAKEUP: SHERILYN SEGAL (www.sherilynsegalmakeup.com)
HAIR: CAT & LAZ at THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, LA