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Gretchen Burman on Character U

Gretchen Burman on Character U

Founder of Character U Gretchen Burman joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss teaching elementary aged children the power of positive self-talk.

Burman’s book, The Adventures of Ooga and Zeeta, uses stories to bring twelve character concepts that she created called, The 12 Cs, to life.

There are two relatable characters, positive Green Glory and negative Red Rant that help children understand the power of their thoughts and how they can change from negative to positive.

“I would love for this to be a TV show someday,” Burman says. “That would be my dream.” To learn more, click here.

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Lisa Marie Latino

Lisa Marie Falbo (Latino) is CEO and executive producer of Long Shot Productions, a full-service media production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Latino’s career has produced numerous commercial, corporate, and entertainment programs that have taken her throughout the United States as well as Europe. In 2014, Latino co-launched Hip New Jersey a lifestyle program featuring the latest trends around the Garden State. She serves as the television show’s executive producer and host. Hip New Jersey can be seen on HometowneTV, NJ on Air and HipNewJersey.com. Latino has appeared on a wide variety of local television, network cable, and radio shows, including TLC’s Cake Boss, SNY’s Oh Yeah and on WFAN Sports Radio. She also works in-season for the New York Giants Radio Network, and has served as an adjunct broadcasting professor at Seton Hall University. In 2016, Latino added published author to her lofty resume with the release of her debut novel, Ten Years Later. In 2017, “TYL” won Best Fiction at the Independent Authors Book Expo. Latino graduated from Montclair State University in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and speech communication.

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