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Team Bios

Beatrice Davis, President

Prior to establishing Sassy B. Worldwide Productions Inc., it's president, Beatrice Davis served as tour manager, entertainment coordinator and consultant for some of the finest athletes and artist's of the world including B.B. King, Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Common, Will Smith, Ice T, Too Short, Commodores, SOS Band, former baseball player Dave Stewart, former football player Emery Moorehead, former basketball player Dennis Rodman, Ivana Trump, Gypsy Kings and R. Kelly.

In 2000 she became the personal assistant and public relations consultant for the international Norwegian celebrity designer and philanthropist Geir Ness. Never stopping and always ready for new business venture, in July 2006 she took on a new and a amazing challenge, managing the largest living athlete in the world and former world amateur sumo champion Emanuel Yarbrough (AKA Tiny).

To keep her business life even busier and always looking for new challenges, she joined forces with Sue Yan of HK28, Inc. and Mary Iwaniki as her partner in crime to represent Fran Capo the world fasted talking woman in the world and 5 time world record holder, VIP Scene Chicago Promotions and Marketing Firm, world renowned actor and motivational speaker Kevin Sorbo and actress and motivational speaker Barbara Niven.

Never stopping and keep moving on to new projects her latest adventure is a new internet talk show called “Undercover Talk”. Created and produced by Sassy B Worldwide Productions, Inc. with an audience target towards the Baby Boomer Generation. A internet talk show about sex, love, romance and many other hot topics. This show is currently in production and seeking funding for release and broadcasting.

Her high degree of expertise and organizational skills has enabled her to mount successful tours, sporting and high profile events.

Possessing degrees in business and fashion design enabled Beatrice Davis to successfully venture into many facets of the entertainment business, including consulting, coordinating music festivals, organizing special sporting & corporate events, promotional campaigns for various sports celebrities as well as productions of music videos, low budget movies and short films.

A native of Switzerland, Beatrice Davis has hosted radio talk shows in Germany (Stuttgart Stadt Radio World Wide Entertainment News), and her industry related articles have been published in German music magazines (DJ Magazine and German Dance Magazine). In the past Beatrice has been featured on many television and radio shows around the world and featured in magazines and news papers. These experiences have given Beatrice Davis a wide array of eclectic knowledge and useful contacts in the industry: from media, film, music and sports affairs to a broad range of interactive entertainment.

In 2007 she founded the on-line magazine No Strings Attached E News. The magazine allows writers to publish articles what normally may not be published through other magazine. Freedom in creativity, writing and expressing each individual opinion is the main purpose of the magazine.

Her non profit affiliations and commitments are: Children’s Medical Research Foundation; Athletes Against Drugs, Core Center; Rising Sun Ranch, JB Dondolo Foundation, SumoKids Foundation and I am 4 Kids Foundation.

Entertainment Correspondent

Raquel Moore 

Raquel Moore is an Entertainment and Sports Reporter based out of Chicago. She has interviewed Professional Athletes, Famous Musicians and Well-Known Political Figures.

Ever since Raquel Moore was 10 years old she knew she wanted to be in front of the camera. Constantly asking questions and fascinated by the world around her- college allowed her that first opportunity to dive into her true passion of reporting.

After college, she landed a full-time on air job working for CBS's 23 News in Rockford, IL where her first big break began. Covering everything from breaking news to major crime- and being her own reporter, photographer, editor and writer- allowed her to really explore what being a TV Reporter was all about. She learned to work under high pressure and hard deadline situations, meanwhile, maintaining the pose and elegance being on television requires, let alone LIVE Television.

Prior to working for CBS, she held nearly 7 internships for various television stations. Her sports internships included Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Chicago, the Chicago Cubs and Fox Sports (National), all allowed her to explore her love for sports- Hockey, Football, Baseball and Basketball. Raquel is an avid sports fan, and will always support her Chicago teams. She has been fortunate enough to interview some of Chicago's most iconic athletes like Jonathan Toews and Derrick Rose, and working alongside some of sports’ greats like Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan, and Jimmy Johnson.

She also learned the other side of TV through interning with Lexington 18 News and ABC 36 News in Lexington, KY. There she helped cover breaking news, the Kentucky Derby, upon many other things.

She is very involved in volunteering, where she spends her free time helping out local animal shelters, and even bringing her dogs to nursing homes. She was even awarded in High School for her outstanding volunteer efforts. She believes it's important to constantly keep bettering ourselves, and that is why employers believe this young lady has the ability to be very successful in an often tough industry. It's that determination and will-power which Raquel says keeps her going.

Client Development and Booking Manager

Marquell Oliver

Creative, visionary, and motivator are three words that strongly describes the Aurora- born leader that is Marquell Oliver.

He is currently studying at Illinois State University where he is also the first-generation student to pursue higher education in his entire family.  In the past few years, Marquell has added his name amongst the community leaders once he received the NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Character Award (’14). He is an alum from Metea Valley High School (’14), where he was the Black Student Alliance President, Vice President of the Young Men’s Club, and he achieved being selected 1st Team All-Area/All-Conference basketball player.

From studying in Europe and South Carolina, Oliver’s approach has definitely been influenced in a worldwide view which he hopes to continue to educate himself to help further his ideas and plans moving forward.

He currently has his own Social Emotional Learning program (LIFTOFF), motivational speaker, creative director, and a youth success coach. Through this, his goal is to form collaborations that’ll help strengthen the way people perceive things in their everyday lives, and helping people reach their maximum potential.


Associate Manager of Creative Services

Pelin Taser

Pelin was born in Istanbul, Turkey and received her bachelor’s degree in ESL (English as a Second Language). After working for Turkish Airlines for 6 years she moved to US and worked as a manager in sales. She took the opportunity to work for United Airlines as a flight attendant in 1999. She has experienced many international destinations and cultures until 2010. She took time off from flying and established her Tour & Travel Consultation Company in Chicago.

She worked with variety of committees of some events and festival organizations. She also represented variety of Turkish and European Medical companies in trade shows. She is a tour guide and a certified medical interpreter.

Mrs. Taser states her life philosophy as follows:

“I love to accomplish challenging tasks. We only grow if we do the things we think we cannot do. We may not know every answer; however the answers are usually not in us or in others but in front of us. To make a difference in our society team work is very important.”

She is in the process of receiving her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of management and resides with her Husband, who is an artist and an Industrial designer and her 11 year old son who loves acting and modeling.

Marketing & Social Media Manager

Shawn Sturges

Early on sports played an important role in his life, but it was not long until his vision loss took sports out of the equation. The vision loss began to affect him at the age of fifteen and complete vision loss followed three years later in 2004. The loss of his vision sent him into a severe state of depression that affected every part of his life. At this point is where music found and uplifted him out of his state of depression.

At the age of eighteen he received a guitar from his parents in a hope to shift his focus away from the disability. He took lessons and would stay in his room for hours practicing and learning how to play songs. Music provided the therapeutic outlet needed to overcome this rough spot in his life. This new found interest set him on a path where he knew the music industry would be in his future.

Sturges began his secondary education at Hillsborough Community College where he studied both business and music, and graduated with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. The next step in his life took him to the University of Tampa where he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Business with a minor in Marketing. Throughout his time at the University of Tampa the drive to find his place in the music industry set him on a path to McNally Smith College of Music where he obtained his Bachelors in Music Business. Once accepted to McNally Smith, the journey into the industry commenced in the summer of 2012.

Over the past several years he has had a breadth of experience in many aspects of the industry. The first introduction was while managing the twin cities based band City of the Weak. He jumped in with both feet and planned a short tour in May 2013. The tour began in St. Paul traveling to Atlanta and back. City of the Weak gained some much needed exposure outside of Minnesota, gaining new fans in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. The highlight of the tour was the in studio radio interview on 93.1 The Fox with Shannon The Dude in Louisville, KY where their song “White Fire Alarm was played on air for the first time.

He has also played a role in artist development mainly in social media management where he worked with artists to develop techniques to increase fan engagement. It was during the 2013 year that he worked with Shane Martin, a Twin Cities based country artist, to not only increase Martins core following, but obtain much needed exposure. Shortly after they began working together Sturges obtain the opportunity of several songs to be played on the Nashville based Internet station Renegade Radio Nashville. Furthermore, Country Radio Junkies interviewed Martin along with playing Martins song “Just Me Missing You” on the show that Patrice Whiffen hosted. Sturges also worked with Eric Steele the host of the Sunday evening Country Culture Show on NIXA Country Radio in order to get “Just Me Missing You “played for one month.

In 2013, he began an internship with Brenda Cline at Brenda Cline Consulting. Maddie Logan was the young artist he was assigned to begin a promotional campaign. His main role here was building a social media network from scratch. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reverb nation was leveraged to begin the promotion of Maddie Logan in the world of country music.

Other roles led him to gain knowledge in music publishing during an internship with New Music Arts based in Minneapolis. Here he learned about performing rights organizations and their importance to performers. He worked on a project tracking down which publishing companies owned music by Tommy Durden in hopes of retrieving the rights for the Durden estate.

Sturges also partakes in every opportunity to share his journey through vision loss with others in the community. The first speaking engagement was during his time at the University of Tampa. He was invited to speak on a panel of Students with Disabilities. This opportunity translated into Sturges being invited to several classes on campus to speak on related topics. Sturges says “My goal is to share my story with all who will listen in order to show that even in your darkest hour something positive can emerge.” He states his motto is “Adversity breeds character.”

Web Master - IT Support

Ordaz Jeter

Jeter finds interest in all things dealing with technology and the online community.  He has many years of experience in K-12 and higher education as an instructional technologist and instructor.  He is currently the owner of the Virginia Computer Institute, Inc., a technology based company that provides technology implementation services, customized training and aerial drone videography services.  He is a proud member of the NSAEN team and is responsible for the overall IT mission, vision, and strategy.
He believes in the incredible power of positive thinking and he is firmly committed to making a positive impact throughout the world.

Legal Representation

Khaled J. Elkhatib
Elkhatib Law, LLC
134 N. LaSalle, Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 324-0944
Fax: (312) 276-4747


For inquires, please contact:

Pelin Taser
Associate Manager of Creative Services

Shawn Sturges
Marketing & Social Media Manager

Beatrice Davis