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Russell, Ph.D., Founder and Senior Associate
Dr. Roger Russell is
a retired college Professor of Psychology, who now works out of his home
in Claremont, California. His background includes many different
activities and enterprises, which he contributes to all the different
services available from Eagle Online Services.
Writer: His undergraduate degree B.A. is from Pomona, College in Claremont, California, where he majored in English, with an emphasis on writing. He has maintained an unabated and unabashed interest in writing since that time.
As a result, he has done considerable writing of both fiction
and nonfiction, and has published magazine articles, professional journal
articles and fiction.
At various times over the years, he has
provided copywriting and copy-editing for students (to teach writing
skills), colleagues (to assist with grant proposals and various academic
and informational documents), and others seeking such services
recently edited a cover letter for someone applying for a college teaching
recently designed and currently
writes for, edits and publishes a quarterly newsletter for the national
Handicapped Travel Club (click
HERE to see a recent
issue - it will open in a new window)
And he has various ongoing writing projects,
including a book about the creation of
fictional characters using a psychological approach.
Website Development and Management: He
has become involved with website development and management for several
years. At this time, he has built and manages four websites
(including this one) and has two under development. Click
to see the work he has done.
Other Interests and Activities: Over
the years, he has had a broad range of interests and activities,
including the following:
Mail order business: Prior to obtaining his doctorate in psychology from the University of Houston in 1980, he managed customer correspondence for a mail-order business and participated in both copywriting and advertising
for that business.
Private Practice: He has been self-employed provider of psychological services, including personal and vocational assessment and planning.
Academician: As college professor, he taught for 10 years at the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California, and for part of that time chaired the Psychology Department and chaired the undergraduate psychology program.
Radio Broadcaster: He has also been a radio broadcaster, beginning as early as his undergraduate days at Pomona College and including a stint as a professional "Rock Jock" in the mid-60s on what possibly was the first FM rock-and-roll station in the greater Los Angeles radio market. Since the fall of 1988, he has broadcast a weekly program, The Sunset Review on noncommercial KSPC, Claremont, 887.FM; click
HERE to see the show's webpage (his radio name is "Roger Allen"). He and his cohost, Randy Skretvedt (aka Randy Brian, see below) write all scripts for the program.
of things he's done.
Skretvedt, Senior Associate
Above all, Randy
Skretvedt is a highly creative, motivated person who has been
self-employed his entire life working on a variety of projects, and
providing his skills in consultation with others. Throughout these
years, his interest in vintage music, radio and film has shaped and
directed many of his activities. He currently works out of his home
in Buena Park, California.
Writer: Perhaps first and foremost he is a writer--of books, of magazine articles, of film scripts, of CD booklet notes, and of radio scripts. He has fully developed and honed his abilities as a wordsmith, and while his writing has primarily been in the realm of vintage music, radio and film, he brings his considerable skills to any and all writing projects.
His writing background includes the following:
professional writing began at age 16, when he wrote a series of
articles for Private Screenings, a magazine devoted to vintage
he coauthored (with Jeff and Greg Lenburg) Steve Martin: The
Unauthorized Biography (though it wasn't all that
"unauthorized," because it was okayed by Martin's lawyer and
manager), published by St. Martin's Press in 1980.
that he wrote a book about Laurel and Hardy (the product of 8 years of
research and interviewing). Laurel and Hardy: The magic
behind the movies was published in 1987 (first in England
and then in the US) and since that time has sold over 25,000 copies.
And, yes, you can obtain a copy for yourself, because it's available
As publisher, editor and chief writer, he wrote over 400 articles for
Past Times: The Nostalgia Entertainment Newsletter, which, during the
years of 1990-1999 grew to a 36 page, quarterly magazine.
Jordan R. Young, he compiled The Nostalgia Entertainment
Sourcebook, which lists sources for anything pertaining to this
kind of popular culture--museums, fan clubs, audio and video
distributors, publications, and the like.
else has he done? Well, he's written the booklet notes for 25
CDs for such labels as EMI, Take Two Records, and The Old Masters.
He wrote a cover article about George Burns for Radio Guide
Magazine, as well as one about Jerry Lee Lewis for Sha-boom.
And he's been consulted for and is listed in the acknowledgements of
more than 20 books about vintage entertainment.
he is currently working on a book about the history of radio in the
1930s and 40s.
for a sample from a book
he's written and published
(It will download and open as a Microsoft Word document)
Other Interests and Activities:
This leads quite nicely into Mr. Skretvedt's second enduring love, radio broadcasting.
studied radio broadcasting at Fullerton College.
has a background in acting, which led to developing more voice
characterizations than we can count, which he employs on the Sunset
Review (his radio name is Randy Brian) which he cohosts with Roger
Russell (see above), and for which he writes many scripts.
1982, he has had his own radio program,
Into the Past, which also airs on KSPC FM, 88.7.
Dr. Deborah Adler is
a psychologist who has devoted many years to helping people find direction
and fulfillment in their lives. She has been in private practice for
more than twenty years. Her current interests have been in helping
people clarify their personal values and seek work and personal
relationships that fit with their interests and skills, all of which she
brings to the Personal Planning services offered here.
recent graduate from the University of California at Berkeley, Hannah
offer considerable experience in the realm of academics, and especially
with regard to environmental studies.
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