Since 1997, Brian has worked for ExecuProv, applying its improv comedy techniques to teach public speaking, teamwork, PowerPoint presentations, and communication skills for the company. He also has the invaluable experience of applying those techniques in the corporate and military workplace. His work on PowerPoint was featured as a “how-to” in Kerr’s book, Death by PowerPoint, and his teamwork and leadership prowess was featured for over five years as a “how-to” in military aviation crisis and survival training. Most recently, Brian has served as the Vice President for Business Development with a New York-based Aviation Operator. His nine-year affiliation with ExecuProv includes teaching workshops with Allergan, Nissan, selected faculty and staff at the Naval Academy, and the Naval Academy’s Brigade of Midshipmen.
A 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Brian pursued a career in Naval Aviation. He was highly decorated for his leadership, aviation skills and heroism, and the Navy brought Brian back to the Naval Academy where he served as the Ethics Advisor to the Commandant and resurrected the Naval Academy’s Public Speaking Program. Brian first called on ExecuProv to add a new dimension to his personal public speaking skills and to train the Brigade of Midshipmen and several officers.
Karen Gallinger has been part of the ExecuProv teaching staff for the last 4 years. She joined the Orange County Crazies as an improv player and soon began assisting Cherie Kerr with classes. She has taught for ExecuProv, the OC Crazies and in the community with various OC Crazies outreach programs including both the Community Development Block Grant, and the “High Life” Juvenile Rehabilitation Programs. She loves being part of the ExecuProv team!
Long regarded as one of Southern California’s premiere vocalists, Karen Gallinger has a lifetime of experience as a performer. Her background as a musical performance artist gives her an unique approach to many aspects of presentation including effective vocal technique, public speaking, communication skills, timing, and confidence. She also assisted with the critical work needed for “What’s So Funny?” which teaches speakers how to incorporate humor and good storytelling into their speeches and presentations where timing is such a critical element.
As a jazz recording artist Ms. Gallinger has 4 CD’s in international distribution; “Live at the Jazz Bakery”, “My Foolish Heart”, “Remembering Bill Evans”, and “Kinda Blues”. She performs in the U.S., Europe and Asia garnering reviews such as: “A voice of extraordinary range and quality.”… L.A. Weekly,” An original issue … she’s got it all.” L.A. Jazz Scene “A voice that is nothing short of astonishing”… O.C. Register “An amazing ability to cover boisterous blues and quiet ballads … gathers you into her head as well as her soul …” Bill Kohlhaase-O.C. Weekly
A private voice and performance teacher for over 20 years, Gallinger has done clinics and master classes ranging from technique to performance skills. She teaches vocal workshops annually in Berlin, Germany and is a staff instructor at the Jupanesti Summer Jazz Camp in Romania. She has recently published her first book: The Zen of Singing (ExecuProv Press) which is available at various retail outlets including Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Amazon, Borders and Barnes & Noble. Besides her busy private coaching schedule, she is on staff at the award winning Orange County High School of the Arts since 2003, where she teaches jazz voice and theatre.
Professional Affiliations: International Association of Jazz Educators, Musician’s Association Local 7.
Richard Frattali has been a member of the teaching staff at ExecuProv almost from the beginning of the company’s inception in 1983.
He has taught public speaking and communications skills courses for a number of ExecuProv clients including the Wine Institute of California, the Driver Employer Council of America, Toyota North America, and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Frattali continues his performance career primarily in the realm of voice-over work. Frattali enjoys the status of Senior Instructor with ExecuProv.
Along with ExecuProv’s President and Founder, Cherie Kerr, Frattali is a founding member of the Los Angeles Groundlings, LA’s premier improvisational comedy troupe currently in its thirty-first year and an organization that has become the entertainment industry’s “go-to” source for budding and upcoming comedic talent. Richard Frattali performed in the Groundlings’ shows for seven years, working closely with such notable comedic personalities as Phil Hartman, Bill Steinkellner (creator of Emmy award-winning “Cheers”), Kathy Griffin, Edie McClurg, and many others.
During Frattali’s stint with the Groundlings he appeared in numerous television commercials (Budweiser, Great Western, Folgers Coffee) as well as several television shows, including two Lili Tomlin specials; the daytime drama, The Young and the Restless; and The Merv Griffin Show. He also has appeared in such films as Cheech and Chongs Next Movie and Shoot Out. His work with the Groundlings was honored for the “Best of the 70’s” during its Thirtieth Anniversary Gala held at the Henry Ford Theater in Hollywood where it saluted Frattali, Kerr and others who established the now legendary comedy organization.