Fred Bartlit Fred is a West Point graduate, a US Army troop commander, and a U.S. Army Ranger. He was first in his class in law school and holds the top academic record in the 120-year history of the University of Illinois College of Law. Fred is the subject of many books and publications, including America's Top Trial Lawyers: Who They Are and Why They Win, American Bar Journal, and the National Law. Fred has tried over 100 major cases in 24 states, the Virgin Islands, and Scotland. In 2001, he was selected by President Bush to represent him in the presidential election "hanging chad" trial. And in 2010, he was selected by President Obama to be the president's chief counsel for President Obama's National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Fred has been on the StrongPath for 34 years. Choosing the StrongPath is his first book. To reach Fred or to learn more about the StrongPath, visit strongpath.com.Steven Droullard Steven is a National Academy of Broadcasting graduate and was a news reporter in DC during the Watergate era at WPIK/WXRA. Steven was the director of COLL, a mindfulness-based commune during the mid-1970s. He also is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America and became the CEO of Intergem, Inc. Steven got his master's in consciousness studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, CA, where he is now a faculty member. He is also chief business advisor to William R. Hearst II and has been a consultant to the Board of Directors of the New York Diamond Dealers Club. Steven was among the first to identify the newly emerging attention economy and worked closely with Sylvain Ringer, a director of the New York Diamond Dealers Club on its practical implications for the diamond industry. In 2005, Steven introduced the dynamics and mechanics of the developing attention economy to the Diamond Industry Steering Committee. Steven authored The Power of Attention in support of his course in "Attention Mechanics" in 2005. Steven and Fred began working together in 2003. Fred taught Steven the powerful impact that serious strength training has on physical and mental fitness. Steven has been on the StrongPath for 12 years. Choosing the StrongPath is his second book.Marni Boppart, ScD Marni Boppart obtained her bachelor degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of New Hampshire, in Durham. She obtained her master's degree in cell biology from Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, while serving as an officer and aerospace physiologist in the US Air Force. She received her ScD in applied anatomy and physiology from Boston University and completed research for her degree at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School. Her postdoctoral work was completed in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and is full-time faculty at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she heads the Molecular Muscle Physiology Laboratory. Her research interests include cellular biomechanics, cell signaling, and the role of extracellular matrix proteins in the protection of skeletal muscle from injury, disease, and aging.