About Our TeamDedicated to protecting the natural beauty of our world.
The GAEA Team
Working toward a sustainable future…
Lisa Mueller is a Long Island, New York native, having studied Physical and Environmental Science at Stony Brook University and having served her community as a decorated auxiliary police officer, in the 1980’s. Later, her work in private security and at Star Trek conventions led her to becoming a well-respected celebrity personal manager.
Her love of all things “Trek” and her experience working alongside the best and the brightest helped launch her into a whole new world, inspiring her to found the not-for-profit organization, Celebrity Entertainment Corporation. She’s produced and managed over 500 shows and countless successful charity campaigns, raising over $750M.
Around the turn of the 21st century, Mueller and her team created the GAEA Project and Earth Smart Village, a leadership education program with an environmental twist, designed to create an entire generation bent on preserving and repairing the environment and minimizing society’s harmful effects, moving forward.
Barry Stevens Ph.D.
Dr. Barry Stevens is an internationally recognized expert in clean and renewable energy, wastewater treatment and nuclear site remediation. Dr. Stevens is founder and President of TBD America, a global technology business development consulting group that provides advice and counsel to help globally competitive companies achieve higher levels of profitability and growth.
Previously, Dr. Stevens presided over the National Hydrogen Fund and held executive positions with Superior Concrete Products, RadioShack, Alcon Laboratories, Memory Tech a Mitsubishi JV, Eastman Technologies, and CBS. He led companies to higher levels of productivity and quality and ultimately to critically acclaimed products and services.
Dr. Stevens earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Rutgers University and B.S. (tri-major, biology, chemistry, physics) from Fairleigh Dickinson University graduating Magna Cum Laude, 1st in his class. He is also a published author and appears frequently in the media and as a guest speaker.
Bruce Nahin was born in 1953, in Los Angeles, CA. He’s had a very unique career and possesses a host of skills and talents.
In 1976, Nahin co-founded and branded Chippendale’s Male Exotic Dancers and remained CEO until 1994. As an attorney specializing in entertainment law, he later transitioning to a career on the production side for film and television projects at most of the major studios. Nahin’s current company, Entertainment Support Services, continues to provide consulting and production development services for the entertainment industry.
In August 2016, he agreed to join the board of an environmental charity called the GAEA Project, to help them create a documentary film about their journey.
Nahin especially enjoys mentoring and inspiring young people interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment field. He remains involved in his community and he volunteers at two churches, Expression 58 and One Church LA.
Mark “The Animal” Mendoza was born on July 13, 1956 in Long Island, New York. Mendoza began his music career in the early 1970’s, but he’s best known as the bassist in the American heavy metal rock band, Twisted Sister. Mendoza feels blessed with his career. He states that music is in his blood and there’s nothing he’d rather be doing.
Because of his interest in cars and motorcycles, Mendoza often participates in charity motorcycle rides and car show events. Riding motorcycles from a young age, he also developed an equally intense interest in the great outdoors. In 2010 he joined the board of the GAEA Project teaching children about the environment and how important it is to have a deep respect for nature.
Mendoza enjoys spending time in New York with his family, and he especially enjoys tormenting and torturing his two nieces, with his singular sense of humor.
Virgil began his amazing career in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 9, singing at churches with professional gospel singers.
Later, Virgil appeared with groups and individuals, including The Drifters, The Coasters, The O-Jays, Bobby Day, Dee Clark, Al Wilson, Grand ‘Ole Opry legends: Claude Gray, Ray Price, Bobby Bare, and Blue Grass star Rhonda Vincent.
As lead singer of the Rivingtons and The World Famous Platters, Virgil toured the world, performing for tens of thousands of people throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Italy, Germany, Venezuela, and the Philippines.
Audiences of all ages and cultures thrill to Virgil’s six octave voice and charismatic personality. His genuine love for his audience makes him a favorite in any setting, including frequent benefit concerts and music therapy programs. Learn more at Virgil’s website.
Anthony Listrom is a resourceful and highly experienced attorney, accountant and real estate professional, having acquired his credentials from NYU Stern School of Business and St. John’s University School of Law (JD).
At his firm, he helps high profile and high net worth clients build equity and insure assets are protected and he enjoys that fast-paced competitive space.
Listrom is also a serial entrepreneur. In 2002, with encouragement from his friends and colleagues in science fiction and Star Trek, he founded the toy and game company, Fleet Games, Inc., which produced the award-winning Stargate-SG1 role playing game, sold worldwide.
Passionate about the great outdoors, Listrom was a natural fit to participate in the creation and success of the GAEA Project, with its tours and journeys across the US and Canada.
Grateful for his amazing family and friends, Listrom enjoys life with his beloved wife, Melanie and his four children.
With deep appreciation for all you did for us and for this project, we love you…