Danny Cahill was a contestant on Season 8 of NBC’s The Biggest Loser - “Second Chances.” Over the course of just under seven months he lost an incredible 239 pounds, or 56% of his total body weight. Danny holds the title for the men’s highest percentage of weight loss in the show’s history (55.58%), the record for the most consecutive weeks with double-digit weight loss (7 weeks), and was the first in history to lose more than 200 pounds at a weigh-in prior to the show’s finale’.
Danny went to the ranch for far more than to win money or prizes – He went there to save his life!
As a result, he became The Biggest Loser Ever and has inspired millions worldwide to begin not only their weight loss journey, but to achieve their dreams and goals, to become better role models for their children, and to become inspirations to those around them. Danny has learned the importance of living with a healthy mental attitude and physical lifestyle. He can now happily say he is “half the man he used to be!”
Since winning “The Biggest Loser”, Danny has appeared on numerous national television programs including The Today Show, The Jay Leno Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Doctors, Larry King Live, The Suze Orman Show, Joyce Meyer’s Everyday Living, Access Hollywood, E!, and many more! He writes and records music, is a best-selling author and is a highly sought after Motivational Speaker with an untold story you won’t believe! He will inspire any listener to reach new heights, reclaim their hopes and dreams, and move forward and face any obstacle in life! He has acted in the movie, “A Christmas Snow” and has spoken for over 250 companies, churches, and organizations. If you want to motivate and inspire your listeners, Danny Cahill is the speaker for you!
Danny’s speaking career began shortly after The Biggest Loser and he has appeared for The Williams Company Inc., Chick-Fil-A Inc., The University of Oklahoma, Arvest Bank Mortgage, St. Francis Health System, Kohls, Dover Corporation, Hotze Health & Wellness, as well as at numerous community events and churches around the country. Since beginning his speaking career he has spoken to millions of people at events in 7 countries and over 40 states.
Carolyn Rivera has been a Human Resources Executive for over 28 years working for number of fortune 500 companies. Her areas of expertise include: Human Resources, Learning and development, Leadership development, Quality assurance, Operations, Talent management and Performance management. In her roles, she has been responsible for creating and implementing programs that ensure associates have the skills they need to be successful which increases overall employee engagement. Carolyn has implemented human resource strategy, focusing on measuring results and aligning all associate goals with the company strategy. She attributes her past success to her need to learn, and grow, perseverance, forward thinking and constantly looking for ways to improve while focusing on achieving business results. She became involved in her profession after starting in education and transitioning to training early on in her career.
She recently competed on Survivor World’s Apart for their 30th season of Survivor where she finished as runner up. Since the show, she has started her own company CJR Leadership Strategies. You learn a lot from being in different situations and she is using her experience to help Inspire and motivate others, taking her experience on the road as a Public Speaker. She is in the process of writing a Leadership book.
Carolyn enjoys exercising, music, softball, volleyball, cross fit, biking and swimming. She completed her MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources. Carolyn is married to Jo’el and they have 3 children, Gabi, Dani, and Jo’el.
As a leader, Carolyn offers the following words of wisdom: "Cultivate the Leader within you”, "You get what you measure," and "You are only as good as your people."
Sierra Dawn Thomas is a professional barrel racer/horse trainer and model. She spends her days riding horses, traveling the nation hitting the professional rodeo circuit and loves being in front of the camera modeling. Sierra travels up to 60,000 miles a year alone in her truck, living in her horse trailer and sometimes goes with out running water or electricity. Although she loves all the girly things in life she isn't afraid to get her hands dirty on the ranch. She has had great success within rodeo, winning 3 national titles. Sierra not only loves horses and fashion but also has a degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in corrections where one day she hopes to be a voice to stop sex slavery and human trafficking. Sierra was on season 30 of Survivor Worlds Apart where she was placed on the "blue collar" tribe which fits her perfectly being a woman living in a mans world(rodeo). Since being on Survivor, Sierra has been involved in many different charity events. She enjoys meeting new people and getting involved in many different organizations. Sierra not only lives a gypsy lifestyle traveling and living on the road but loves being home with her family and friends which are very important to her. She is a firm believer in giving your best in life, "nothing great happens when you are living in your comfort zone. You never know how strong you are or what great things you can accomplish until you are truly pushed to your limit."
Stephen Lee was born in Huntington Beach California in 1967. He was moved to Seattle at the age of ten after losing his mother to a car accident. During the 80’s & 90’s, Stephen spent his teenage and early years as any respectable hoodlum would, scavenging and wreaking havoc on the city streets. Influenced by the punk rock music scene, Stephen and his counterparts were among the Seattle youth who shaped and defined the grunge scene, a bohemian milieu that set the context for much of his life.
His first job as a teenager was at Ave. Ristorante, an Italian joint in Seattle’s University district, busing tables until the owner, Bruno Pacci, quickly advanced him to the kitchen, tossing dough and throwing together pizza pies. Stephen’s gypsy lifestyle, hitchhiking city to city, led him to acquire extensive cooking experience in many varied environments, traversing from small diner cooking to cooking on farms to across the Atlantic Ocean where he learned advanced cooking techniques in the great culinary city of Rome, Italy. During his travels, Stephen worked on several farms, spending many years practicing the philosophy and science of sustainable agriculture; working with the understanding that maintaining the integrity of the soil and the seeds should never be compromised.
Growing his own food was a natural step as a sustainable chef to refining his own menu, using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients that he had nurtured himself. In January of 2015 Stephen was selected as a contestant on the FOX network’s hit cooking show, MasterChef, Season 6. His MasterChef experience has been the capstone of his life travels and he is grateful to those who have given him the opportunity, which include at the top of the list, the incomparable chef and Michelin star restaurateur, Gordon Ramsay, who he is honored to have met and cooked for.
Stephen currently lives in Palm Springs California with his girlfriend and continues to be a steward of the land and the food it produces. He hopes to inspire people to choose their food wisely and with care.
Mark was always athletic growing up but never had a filter when it came to food. So when college arrived, the workouts stopped, but the overeating did not. Tipping the scales at almost 450 lbs, he decided to do something about it. Enter: The Biggest Loser. Mark tore through season 10 losing the most weight of any contestant by far that year (213 lbs.) and captured the 100K prize! Since then he has dedicated his life to health and fitness by spreading the word to as many people as possible through public speaking, brand marketing, and social media. He has also started his own line of athletic apparel (Bare Fit Wear) that carries clothing to fit anyone, no matter what point of their fitness journey they are on.