Christian Peterson

Christian Peterson

Social Media Manager

Aspiring Venture Capitalist experienced in Startups, marketing, consulting, and executive leadership. Christian is a passionate creator who has experience in multiple mediums including illustration, animation, and videography. His drive is to not only help people on their ventures, but inspire other individuals to find and strive for what they enjoy in life. Throughout Christian’s time as a leader, he has been recognized for his success in the role with accolades such as the presidential service award and winner of an MIT entrepreneurial pitching competition. From student body president to owner of small businesses he has been able to demonstrate and improve his skills as an effective leader and imaginative creator.

Ava Collins

Ava Collins

Content Writer and Researcher

Ava is about to begin her junior year in college, studying business. She hopes to be a business owner one day, owning her own clothing store. Originally from Washington State, Ava relocated to Tucson, AZ in 2020 for school. In between classes and working full time, Ava enjoys spending time with friends and family outdoors, relaxing by the pool and keeping up to date with her numerous YouTubers.

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Design Director & Webmaster

Matt Wilson has over 20 years of design industry experience in web, mobile apps, print, video, 3D modeling and animation, photography and illustration, Matt has a proven record of delivering first-class marketing, advertising, training, communications, and promotional materials in any medium serving as both part of an integrated team, as well as design-lead.

Matt has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington.

Joel Weldon

Joel Weldon

Contributing Writer of Inspirational Wisdom

Joel Weldon has amassed a global following as one of the most respected speakers in North America. Not unlike most entrepreneurs, Joel’s success was discovered through trial by fire. It’s by such reliability that we find him such a refreshing source of strength and wisdom.

The timeless principles Joel echoes are not only practical, they are unforgettably illustrated in his true stories and examples. Joel’s message generates positive action. Each story is specifically designed to meet the audience’s needs, help them conquer their fears and reinforce their victories. We are so happy that Joel has chosen AFEUSA as his platform to reach the new Entrepreneur.

Wayne Goshkarian

Wayne Goshkarian

Director of Communications

Wayne Goshkarian is a born entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial journey started at age 11 when he sold Amway cleaning products to his 50-home paper route, Wayne was “cross selling” at a young age. While in High School, he secured his insurance licensed, his Series 6 and 63 and lived in Oxford England doing financial planning for American’s living in England. AFEUSA is excited to have Wayne as the Director of Communications to bring his years of entrepreneurship experience to the team. Wayne has continually redefined standard industry practices and adapted to changes before they occur. He has been working in the marketing industry for over 45 years, identifying opportunities that have been overlooked by most. Wayne has consulted, enrolled and provided services to companies like Safeway Foods, Children’s Hospital, Rio Hotel and Casino, Ameristar Casino and many other large national companies.