Meet The Team

Team Walter is on a mission to promote the book for the benefit of The Center for Discovery.

Walter J. Scherr


A career businessman, he was also a visionary, as the founding principal of Visual Sciences Inc./Panafax (the first publicly traded facsimile company).

Deborah Chiel

Deborah Chiel

Editor and Researcher

A writer, editor, and collaborator who began her publishing career at Simon & Schuster over thirty years ago. She has written or co-written sixteen fiction and nonfiction books.

Editorial consultant for Walter's Way

Elizabeth Swann

Editorial Consultant

An original member of Team Walter, she helped draft and develop Walter’s Way. She has over ten years of editorial, research, ghost-writing, and blogging experience.


Lori Ames

Media Relations

A career publicist, Ms.Ames is the founder of The PR Freelancer, Inc. providing marketing services for authors. The firm has been featured in the Long Island Press, Newsday, and Associated Press, to name a few. .


Frank Cusack

Art Director

A photographer, art director and design specialist, Frank has for the last 10 years worked with some of the top photographers in the United States.

Sr. Production manger

Margaret Tripp Zenk

Production Manager

She is the Senior Production Manager for Content Management and Technology Research at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and did the copy-editing of Walter's Way.


John Hanc

Writing Consultant

Author of 12 books, John is a long-time contributing writer and columnist to Newsday, the New York Times and a contributing editor for Runner's World magazine, He has completed 28 career marathons.

Richard Humleker

Richard Humleker

Fulfillment Coordinator

A Vice President at the The Center for Discovery, Richard has been instrumental in obtaining endorsements, creating the book insert, coordinating book launch and providing book fulfillment support.