Experts in social media, journalism, and digital publishing join LAMP advisory council

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Photos (l-r): Shaun Arron Cassidy, Rocío Guenther, David Wogahn

The Lincoln and Mexico Project (LAMP) is proud to profile three more members of our international Advisory Council. Together, they add expertise to promote LAMP activities using social media, journalism, and digital distribution of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico.

Shaun Arron Cassidy, San Diego, California, advises the LAMP about social media marketing and is an associate editor of the Facebook page for Abraham Lincoln and Mexico ( His company Cassidy Creative Solutions is a speaking, training, and consulting firm that helps professionals, nonprofit organizations and corporations leverage social media, internet sales and marketing strategies through storytelling across platforms. He holds professional and social media networks for over 500,000 people from within over 40 different countries around the world. His LinkedIn profile is listed within the top 1 percent of profiles viewed worldwide with over 30,000 first level professional connections, and his network is considered one of the largest global networks within LinkedIn. He has trained over 500 professionals and over 100 businesses and organizations on how to leverage the tool. See more at

Rocío Guenther, San Antonio, Texas, is helping LAMP connect with educational and civic leaders from San Antonio and advise on press strategies for Michael Hogan’s book, Abraham Lincoln and Mexico. She currently works as an International Relations Specialist with the City of San Antonio. She’s also a bilingual and bicultural journalist whose writing focuses on local politics, the U.S.-Mexico relationship, and immigration. Her work has been featured in the Rivard Report, DemocracyNOW!, PRI’S The World, Fusion, Buzzfeed, and Latino Rebels. She also works as a volunteer Spanish translator for National Geographic’s Out of Eden Walk, spearheaded by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek. Currently, Rocío is putting together an anthology of personal essays written by young Mexicans who deal with issues about identity, politics, borders, and being binational or bicultural. Rocío earned her B.A. in English and a minor in Political Science from Trinity University. See more at

David Wogahn, Carlsbad, California, assists LAMP with digital publishing. His company programmed the award-winning eBook edition of Abraham Lincoln and Mexico and he advises LAMP on digital distribution methods for the eBook. He is president of Sellbox, Inc., the parent company of AuthorImprints, an award-winning independent publishing services company that helps authors and organizations publish books and metadata. AuthorImprints has launched over a hundred professional imprints, enabling the successful publication of 250 books and counting. He is the author of three books and two video courses, including “Distributing and Marketing eBooks” for, a LinkedIn Company. David is the author of Register Your Book: The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright and LCCNs, and is a speaker for the Independent Book Publisher Association’s (IBPA) Publishing University. Prior to founding Sellbox in 2002, Wogahn worked at Times Mirror, a media holding company that included the Los Angeles Times. He also worked for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and co-founded the first online publisher of sports team branded websites, known today as CBS College Sports Network. Learn more at and .

We’re adding new Advisory Council members every month, and will profile more in coming weeks. Here’s the current list of members:

1.    Ronald Barnett, Ph.D. historian and former professor, Jocotopec, MX

2.    Shaun Arron Cassidy, social media marketing, San Diego CA

3.    Gen. Clever Chavez Marin, historian and Mexican military expert, Zapopan, MX

4.    Noor Chehabeddine, Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) student, American School Foundation of Guadalajara (ASFG), Guadalajara, MX

5.    Sylvia N. Contreras, businesswoman, history activist, and LAMP PR representative, Long Beach, CA

6.    Robert DiYanni, Ph.D. Professor, and instructional consultant, Center for the Advancement of Teaching at NYU, New York City

7.    Heribert von Feilitzsch, historian, author, and business executive, Washington DC area

8.    Héctor García Chávez, Director, Latin American-Latinx Studies, Loyola University, Chicago IL

9.    Patricia Gonzalez, Director of Inclusion and Diversity, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA

10. Emb. Carlos Gonzalez-Magallon, retired Mexican foreign service official, Ajijic, MX

11. Rocìo Guenther, freelance journalist, San Antonio, TX

12. Jorge Haynes, retired California State University administrator, Austin, TX

13. Janet Heinze, international education consultant, Guadalajara, MX

14. Javier Hernández, photojournalist and reporter, Chihuahua, MX

15. Cindy A. Medina Gallardo, history activist, genealogist, and LAMP senior PR representative, Austin, TX

16. Carlos Alberto Méndez Villa, Ministry of Culture, Chihuahua, MX

17. Luciana Mendez, computer sciences student at DePaul University, Chicago, IL

18. Liam O’Hara, high school Social Studies Department Head, ASFG, Guadalajara, MX

19. Stacy Lynn Ohrt-Billingslea, Theatre Director, ASFG, Guadalajara, MX

20. Brenda Prado, APUSH student, ASFG, Guadalajara, MX

21. Mark Sconce, author and retired businessman, Camarillo, CA

22. Jason Silverman, Ph.D. retired university history professor, Rock Hill, SC

23. Richard Stafford, retired journalist, Washington DC area

24. Philip Stover, historian and retired deputy superintendent of San Diego Unified School System, Chihuahua, MX

25. Isaias Torres, APUSH teacher, ASFG, Guadalajara, MX

26. Christena Wiseman, retired high school educator, Reno NV

27. David Wogahn, digital publishing executive, Carlsbad CA

Author: LAMP

Co-founder of the Lincoln and Mexico Project. Email: USA: 619-246-4342. MX: +52-33-3676-5897

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