Clyde Lewis

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Clyde is a powerful voice in parapolitical and paranormal news and commentary. With a diverse background in news, acting, writing and radio, he entertains and captivates audiences across multiple platforms. Lewis’ career in radio began in Utah in 1982 and he created Ground Zero in 1995 in Salt Lake City. Lewis has produced Ground Zero programs online, on radio and on television. The program (which takes its name from the scientific definition of the term) joined FM News 101 KXL in Portland, OR in 2011 and consistently ranks #1 in the market.

Ground Zero is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks and broadcasting on close to 300 radio stations across the country.

Lewis has appeared in a SHOWTIME special with magicians Penn & Teller, as well as the television programs, Sightings, Strange Universe, The Conspiracy Channel and the Discovery Channel special, Return to the Bermuda Triangle. He has been published in Paranoia Magazine, UFO Magazine and Unknown Magazine, and has been featured in Rolling Stone. Lewis is the model for characters in such books as Safe House by Andrew Vachss, Supernatural Law by Batton Lash and Alien Invasion by Michael Tresca. His three published books are Riding The Shockwave, Disclosure: UFOS, and Resist The Darkness.

A fan of B-horror and science-fiction movies, comic books and mythology, Lewis has also published his own fanzines and co-written scripts for television and radio. He appeared in the movies Nightfall, which he co-wrote with director Kevin Delullo; Cage in Box Elder; and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV, in which he provided the voice of the title character.

Website: www.groundzeromedia.org

Kayla LaFrance

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Kayla LaFrance

Hello Everyone! My name is Kayla LaFrance and I am the King of the Nerds. Well I was, until I went space mad on Mars and died. Or in other words, I was the winner of TBS’s reality competition show, King of the Nerds last season.

I am 30 and a native of Spokane, Washington. I have earned a BS in Engineering Physics, a MS in Space Studies, and minors in Public Relations and Mathematics. My ultimate dream and goal in life is to work with human Mars Exploration and work within space mission operations and mission control. Currently I like to spend my free time with an amateur high altitude balloon group out of Spokane, sending balloons to the edge of space, as well as continuing research in my thesis topic.

I am extremely passionate for the subjects that I find interesting – Space exploration, Astronomy, Star Trek, Batman, Hockey, cars and all things sci-fi… I tend to take them to the Max and obsess over them.

I love space and astronomy so much that I have spent most of my life learning the art of telescopes and studying all things NASA. I have won numerous awards including the NASA’s Greatest Fan contest and the Jack Horkheimer Award presented by the National Astronomy League. All of my college education has been to focus my career path in human space exploration.

Star Trek and Batman are the bases of my collections and hours of entertainment, cosplay and conventions. It would be my strong points in nerd cred and pop culture. I also geek out hard core over cars and trucks. My grandfather taught me almost everything that I know. I love to use my hands and work with tools. And just look, nerds have some pretty cool cars – the Batmobiles, the DeLorean, Speedracer, Transformers…ect…

And hockey, I just cannot get enough, any league, any level, I am there. I play, I watch, I ref, you name it and I do it. I have NASA logos on my gear, Klingon written on my sticks, and custom NASA and Batman jerseys to represent my nerd while out on the ice.

Check out her website here: http://www.theknightsofnerdvana.com/