Who are we?
Dan Egan– co-host of the Extreme Faith Podcast on Sound Cloud and sought-after Catholic and motivational speaker, Dan shares a message of faith through all his endeavors (writing, producing, coaching, skiing, and teaching). A pioneer of the term “X-Treme Skiing,” he markets and promotes skiing around the world. Internationally known, he has been named by Powder Magazine “one of the most influential skiers of all time.” Co-author of two books, “All Terrain Skiing” and “Courage to Persevere,” Dan is also the founder ofskiclinics.com, teaching, coaching and leading ski expeditions in several U.S. states as well as various countries including France and Chili. Dan is an award-winning film producer who has been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards for his national winter sports show “Dan Egan’s Wild World of Winter.” A three time sports journalist at the Olympics, Dan’s company Degan Media, www
Fr. Gregory Usselmann – featured on the Catholic TV Network’s program “This is the Day,” Fr. Gregory is the author and creator of the acclaimed video series “Why We Worship,” an in-depth exploration of the beauty and meaning behind the Catholic mass. Called to the faith at a young age, he attended Immaculate Conception Apostolic School (ICAS) in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, prior to entering the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Connecticut, where he pursued his seminary studies. Studying the classical humanities, he completed an internship as Dean of Students at Oaklawn Academy in Edgarton, Wisconsin, a Roman Catholic boarding school of 160 boys in 6th through 8th grades, as well as for the Legionaries’ seminaries in both California and Ontario. Fr. Gregory obtained a licentiate in philosophy in 2007 followed by a bachelor’s degree in theology in 2010 at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in
Rene J. Schwartz- Reminding listeners that “the One within is always greater than the one without,” Rene Schwartz is a co-host of Extreme Faith Podcast on Sound Cloud. Although he considers himself an “average guy in the pew,” he takes the extra steps to inform people about historical references and elements of the Catholic mass as well as the Catholic faith as a whole. He comes to Extreme Faith with a degree in Business Management from Plymouth State and experience at PC Connection’s television studio-PCTV, Inc. as the host talent and co-producer of MacTV™, a daily, national cable television show featuring in-depth product analysis and reporting on the Apple Macintosh® computing industry. At PC Connection, Inc, Rene additionally became one of the top sales people, helping them become a leading mail-order supplier of computer software, hardware and IT related products. Currently as General Manager of White Mountain Athletic Club, Inc.(WMAC Inc.), a company that owns and operates the award-winning 18 clay-court Waterville Valley Tennis Center as well as the athletic center, Rene oversees all aspects of the company including personnel, human resources, budgets, mechanical & maintenance and future growth and expansion plans. Since his employment, the company has seen gross revenues increase 33%. Rene additionally serves on their Board of Directors as Secretary to the corporation.