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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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I make my living as a Realtor. It allows me the opportunity to stay involved with so many charities. If you're in need of a great Realtor please go to

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Visionario @ Large and Joey Sarandos Design and charity work.

As a designer, I love the feeling of making things beautiful. Sometimes I have the challenge of taking something old and damaged and breathing new life into it again. That's such a great feeling. I guess that's why I love working with so many charities. People sometimes feel old and damaged but all that's needed to breath new life into them is hope and knowing someone really believes in them. Below you'll see some of the great charities I've had the honor of working with. I hope you find one that touches your heart so you can give someone in need a second chance. I'll also show a few examples of homes and offices that I'm really proud of. I hope it shows the love  I have for the people and world around me!.

Visionario @ Large brings the serene, tranquil, relaxed feel to dentistry

When you think of fantastic home design you think of Visionario @ Large and Joey Sarandos. Now you can expand your thinking to office design. Visionario @ Large had the task of making your visit to the dentist a pleasant and relaxing one. I know you're thinking dentist and relaxing really don't belong in the same sentence but Joey Sarandos pulled it off. When you visit Open Wide Dental in Phoenix Arizona you'll feel like you are at the spa from the moment you walk through the door.

Open Wide Dental is a dental practice in Phoenix devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve.

Dr. Thomas Durisek and his amazing staff  make you feel welcomed and relaxed 
in their new office.
Here's some reviews from fans of Open Wide Dental
I really do appreciate the friendly professional atmosphere of your office. Additionally, the aesthetics of the office tend to make for a very relaxed visit; and the people in the office are top-notch. All-in-all it is a pleasurable experience to have such a nice office as well as great staff to assist one with their dental care... and the convenience for those of us that live in the central phoenix area is great!
5 stars

RED BRUNCH An Aunt Rita's Event!

Hi, Joey Sarandos here.It's always fun to help raise money for RED BRUNCH! This years event was really successful. See below information that will help you get get involved. Hope to see you next year!

Event Information

RED Brunch

Red Brunch is a signature event for the diverse communities of Phoenix to celebrate World AIDS Day. Aunt Rita's Foundation, in association with the 17 non-profit benefiting agencies that provide important services to the HIV/AIDS community, produces this annual fundraising event.
At this event, we will join with our friends in reflection on the past three decades and how it has affected those we love. Also, we will recognize and honor individuals and organizations that continue to provide essential services and programs to the diverse HIV/AIDS community. Finally we will take an opportunity to celebrate life.We invite you to host a table or come as a guest for the RED Brunch and invite your friends to sit at your table, on this special day.

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held on the first day of December each year. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for those living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate those who have passed.
The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988 and was the first ever global health day. Worldwide, nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS since 1981, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Learn More About World AIDS Day

Hi, Joey Sarandos here. It's always such an honor to be involved with helping raise money for such an important cause. The Trevor Project saves lives every day. They're always ready to talk 24 hours a day 7 days a week! Here's some fun photos from this years event.

About The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth that create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.

Crisis Interventions

Trevor Lifeline - The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat - A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT.
TrevorText - A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Fridays from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT at 202-304-1200.

Suicide Prevention Trainings and Resources

Trevor Lifeguard Workshop - A nationally-recognized best practice for suicide prevention, this interactive training is available online or on DVD and includes a lesson plan to help youth in grades 6-12 develop skills to prevent suicide.
Trevor CARE Training – This training for adults provides an introduction to suicide prevention techniques based on Trevor’s CARE model (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower).
Trevor Ally Training – This training introduces adults to the unique needs of LGBTQ youth.
LGBTQ on Campus – These online, interactive training simulations for students and faculty in higher education are AFSP/SPRC Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and were created in partnership with Kognito Interactive and Campus Pride.
Step-In, Speak-Up – These online, interactive training simulations for faculty and staff working with youth in Grades 6-12 are AFSP/SPRC Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and were created in partnership with Kognito Interactive.
Trevor Resource Kit - Trevor Resource Kits provide tools and activities to supplement suicide prevention education in youth group or classroom settings.
Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention - A roadmap to help school leaders easily navigate ways to bring suicide prevention policies and resources to their schools, developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.
Coming Out As YOU! – A pocket-sized guide to inspire critical thinking in youth who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Trevor Support Center - A resource where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.
PSAs - Our current public service announcements, "Ask for Help," are available free of charge for TV, radio, website, social media, and print use.

Community Resources

TrevorSpace - A social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
Trevor Ambassadors – Local volunteer groups in select U.S. cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.)
Trevor NextGen – Groups of young, motivated volunteers in New York and Los Angeles who raise awareness, develop leadership, advocate, and fundraise in support of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work.
Trevor Youth Advisory Council – Sponsored by Toyota, this group of 20 young advocates, ages 16-24 from around the country, are trained by The Trevor Project to raise awareness about LGBTQ youth, mental health, and suicide prevention in their communities.
Trevor Advocacy Network – A way for Trevor supporters to take action to improve policies and legislation that protect LGBTQ youth.
If you are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate support. Please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.

Get Involved

Want to get involved with The Trevor Project’s life-saving work but don’t know where to start?
Click on these volunteering opportunities to explore how you can help end suicide among LGBTQ youth.

Connect with Trevor

Sign up for email updates, follow us online, explore upcoming events, and find local volunteer groups near you.
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The Trevor Project could not exist without our incredible volunteers.
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Trevor Advocacy

Take Action - Support policy change at the federal and state level to enhance the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth through important legislation.


“We Are Here” Movement

Youth Advisory Council


Jumping into Design Trends 2012,

Joey Sarandos with Visionario @ Large

Modern interior design trends help find a fresh appreciation of existing homes, see properties through new eyes and find comfort in old rooms, decorated in chic style for 2012. Current economic situation forces people to stay where they leave, adding more comfort to their home interiors and creating luxurious and relaxing rooms with impressive, personal and interesting decorating ideas.Chic design style and comfort themes will define interior decorating ideas in 2012. Soft home furnishings, luxurious and pleasant materials, attractive and cheerful colors, comfortable and beautiful furniture design with interesting details will help create welcoming, unique and stylish homes.





 Here is a great example of spa like living space designed by

Joey and Visionario @ Large  

Hillside Resort Style Home 
7549 N. 20th Street

  To see beautiful video of this home 
Click here >

Beautiful private hillside home has been completely renovated inside and out! A perfect home for entertaining..court yards, heated pebbletech pool with baja soaking shelf & heated spa, outdoor kitchen with stainless fridge and Jenn Air Grill, gas fire places, bbq, bar and so much more.This home sits high and backs to the mountain with dramatic views. Gourmet Jenn Air kitchen concrete counter tops. Two master suites one w/an outdoor shower. Living/media room w/surround sound, gas fireplace, custom built ins featuring accent lighting and ebony entertainment cabinets with slide out shelving..Music throughout the home!Dumb waiter for convenince.

About Joey

Visionario @ Large! I am the master of all things visual. From a house party to a full home renovation....if you need it to be pretty...I am your man. Some of my favorite projects involve remodel consulting to create live,work and play spaces that preserve and gel with
my native Phoenix. 

I love travel, cars, health and fitness and enjoying all that life has to offer. Just Dance!

Do You Want To Sell

Your Rehab Fast?

That’s an obvious question – we all do! So what is the trick? So much time and money is spent on systems updates, roofs, and structural issues, that many times there’s nothing left for what really makes the sale: what your potential buyers see. And more importantly, what they fall in love with. People don’t walk into your house, and say, “Wow, they have all new electric. Let’s buy.” That’s just a core expectation. The trick to selling houses fast is to seduce your customers to fall in love when they walk through. It has to feel like a home to them. The two most inexpensive yet surefire ways we have found to create this atmosphere is through color and through decorating. A tastefully decorated house really stands out from the others. New house builders learned this a long time ago. Why do you suppose they hire interior decorators? But they have the advantage of creating one masterpiece to sell many. Rehabbers don’t have that luxury. But we discovered that a house can be “staged” to feel like a lived in home. Staging is the art of artistically placing d├ęcor items around the house. Perhaps a colorful place setting on the kitchen counter along with open coffee beans for aroma, and an open recipe book turned to a colorful picture. Bathrooms dressed up with beautiful towels, sweet smelling soaps, and window treatments as shower curtains. Finally, fireplace mantels decorated as if the family was already living there. But even staging doesn’t create the ambience you need. It is the warmth that comes from color. You may have heard to use a white-on-white color scheme to remain neutral and not turn anyone off. The truth is – no one is turned ON either. Buyers aren’t attracted to all white houses. At best, there’s no emotion. With the use of contemporary designer colors, however, these same people fall in love with the home. That’s the emotion that sells. When they love, they buy. And they fall in love with houses that are brought to life with full color.

Visionario @ Large 
Contact information


Arizona Gay Rodeo Association

Hi, Joey Sarandos here. I'm so proud to be a supporter of the Arizona Gay Rodeo. 

Welcome to Arizona's official Gay Rodeo Association

AGRA is a 501c(4) organization incorporated in the State of Arizona and is proud to host the annual Arizona Gay Rodeo formily RoadRunner Regional Rodeo for IGRA .
We're totally funded by private donations and our membership fees. 

A little history

Things were shaking in Phoenix as early as 1982, when a small group traveled to the Reno rodeo and Tish Tanner won the title of Miss Reno National Gay Rodeo. Arizona came to life in the fall of 1984 when John King decided to open a second Charlie's in Phoenix.
The bar opened in early November and since John and Kenny Cunitz lived and breathed rodeo, it was only a matter of weeks before the Arizona Gay Rodeo Association (AGRA) formed.
In December 1984 the new group targeted January of 1986 for their first rodeo. Arizona became the fifth state to host a gay rodeo and the event took place in the most unique arena facility on the south side of Phoenix: a Mexican Charro rodeo arena with an attached dance hall known as the Corona Ranch.
AGRA is proud to be one of the 5 founding members of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA) and priveleged to hold the Arizona heat for the International Rodeo league.
Since then. the story continues...
The Gay Rodeo History
The site you are about to visit is being developed in conjunction with the IGRA Archives committee and is currently hosted by Cowboy Frank.

Read more about the Gay Rodeo History
Click Here

If you are looking to help and support AGRA
By Volunteering we'd love to hear from you.

John King Assistant Rodeo Director
and Volunteer Coordinator at

"Volunteer Bartenders click here"

See you in 2015


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