Team

MEET THE CORE TEAM FOR EMPOWER 2000

Dr. Joseph PeckJoseph Peck, M.D. (Founder and President)

Dr. Joseph Peck, aka THE Time Doctor and The Connector, is a physician, author, international speaker, creative marketing and communication strategist, and 30-60-100 Dream Coach. His passion is creating a movement Empowering Dreams of millions of people globally through coaching, journaling, and life-changing webinars. His gift is connecting people, ideas, and resources in Christ for creative miracles.

Recognized by many as the global thought leader for life-changing webinars to empower dreams and transform communities, Dr. Peck is passionate about helping people reach more people with their life-giving messages. He says stories are life-changing and webinars are the #1 online marketing, teaching, and connecting tool – bar none. I Was Busy, Now I'm NotFor several years, Dr. Peck has been saying “Webinars are the new global interactive TV!”

Dr. Peck is a master at assembling and facilitating high performance dream teams (mastermind groups). He communicates weekly with groups of business and thought leaders around the world.

According to Larry Tyler, a business coach, “Joseph is the Maestro, making the entire orchestra speak with one voice! God has called him and given him the gifts and talent to take so many different individuals (instruments & sounds) and blend them together, so disciplined and so coordinated into Sound Alignment.”

Dr. Peck has authored several books, including “I Was Busy Now I’m Not: Changing the Way You Think about Time”.

 
Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson (VP of Development)

Michael has over 45 years of experience in business, management, marketing and media development. Deep experience and expertise in Strategic Planning, Brand Development, Marketing Management, Media Development, Visual Design, Writing, Photography, and Illustration. Founded Breakthrough Media Group in 1980 as a marketing and communications consultancy and provider of supportive media, specifically serving churches, missions, and ministry organizations to reach deeply into their communities, create growth, and become strong ministry conduits for community impact. Michael has published many articles and white papers on marketing, community outreach strategy, church growth, coaching and purpose-centered discipleship.

Michael held previous creative, marketing, and executive positions with Dreamfire Group, Lifeformng Leadership Coaching, Christian Broadcasting Network, Gospel Publishing House, Follett Publishing, Baker Advertising, Dixon Agency, and Hallmark Cards.

Michael’s life calling is evidenced in the focus of his work, creating business-as-mission models, social impact marketing and media strategies, and creating compelling communication to reach and empower the God-given dreams of people, families, and organizations.

Michael is married and father to three adult children, and grandfather of eleven grandchildren.

His responsibilities include:

  • Empower 2000 Team Development
  • Dream Team Development
  • Brand Development
  • Client and Project Development
  • Media and Creative Development
  • Strategic Planning

 
Jeffrey ThompsonJeffrey Thompson (VP of Operations and Marketing)

With a strong gift for creating systems, Jeffrey Thompson combines administrative and team building skills with a pastoral heart. Jeffrey is an ordained minister through God Encounters Ministries and carries a passion for prophetic ministry and the fire of God.

He and his wife Brooke have six children: Jonathan, Katherine, David, Grace, Timothy & MaryAnna.

His responsiblities include

  • Ensuring people, systems, and processes are in place so that all the day-to-day tasks for the business/ministry get done. This supports the growth and adds to the bottom line for E2000
  • Team Building
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing campaigns, including paid Facebook ads

 
Jen HarmanJen Harman (Team and Project Management)

The mission of Empower 2000 combines Jen’s love for the global church, a detailed and analytical brain, and a creative and problem-solving spirit.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Single project management from A-Z
  • Training development and training
  • Coordinating project teams

Other skills include:

  • Copywriting and editing
  • Class development
  • Event management

Since founding the organizing business Harmanize Consulting in 2007, Jen has used her love of organization and varied skills to help people reorder their homes, offices, and lives. Passionate about work/life balance and maintainable systems, she loves to see clients gain control over their cluttered spaces and regain time for what is truly important.

 
Rachel CarlsonRachel Carlson (Executive Assistant, Trainer)

Rachel is a communication and strategy professional specializing in project, corporate, and volunteer management and training. She has a passion for effective messaging and empowering people to pursue their greatest potential. She combines these gifts and passions to develop and train impactful leaders.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Training and Training Development
  • Administrative tasks
  • Project management
  • Webinar facilitation

 
Melodie VanAlstyneMelodie VanAlstyne (Customer Relations Specialist)

Melodie graduated from Jacksonville Theological Seminary with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Health Education. She has leadership skills and creative gifts that exemplify her character. Melodie is passionate about working with people on a global scale and has founded The Prophetic Chambers. She encourages God’s Kingdom to expand on the earth through E2000’s life changing webinars and dream teams.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Customer relations and support
  • Project management
  • Webinar facilitation

 
Laura NieminenLaura Nieminen (Video Production)

Laura Nieminen is gifted in administration as well as recognizing and seeing the patterns involved in a process – then improving that process so that it is easy to duplicate. Seeing those patterns is crucial to understanding how an organization works. Those skills allow her to aid the process of continued organizational growth and planning for succession. She holds an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her passion is to educate, encourage, and strategize to build legacy through succession planning for leaders, pastors, and entrepreneurs.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Video production
  • Webinar facilitation

 
Michael OswaldMichael Oswald (General Counsel)

Michael Oswald is a cofounder and managing partner of InnovaCounsel, LLP, providing a new breed of innovative legal services.

Michael is an attorney with over 25 years of in-house corporate legal and management experience. His broad range of experience spans aerospace, construction consulting and technology, and he has counseled on a wide variety of general business, government contracts, commercial contracts, employment matters, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance and governance.

Michael most recently served as Vice President and General Counsel of SRS Labs, Inc., a publicly traded developer and licensor of audio and voice technologies. He previously acted as Vice President and General Counsel of Lantronix, Inc., a publicly traded provider of computer networking technologies. Prior to his public company experience, Michael was General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at NowDocs, Inc., and General Counsel at Acuity Corp. He held several management positions at SEMATECH, a semiconductor industry research and development consortium. He has also served as Assistant General Counsel to a government construction contracts consulting firm and a Subcontract Administrator at Lockheed and Ford Aerospace.

He has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Western State University College of Law, where he taught business law courses, and also served as Assistant Director of the school’s Business Law Center. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel – America (ACCA).

 
Katherine Haag

Katherine Haag has a strong gift of administration and many diverse work experiences.

  • Copywriting
  • Overseeing transcription services

 
Celene Grace Zulla

  • Administrative assistant
  • Helps with pre and post-production for live global broadcasts, including creating professional PowerPoints, editing videos, etc.