Tuck Newport was born and spent his childhood in Hawaii. During his twenties, he worked as a journalist for Honolulu’s morning newspaper; as the press aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye in Washington, D.C.; and as the publisher of a bi-weekly magazine, the Hawaii Observer. Newport subsequently moved to Los Angeles and became either a founder or a manager of various software, data network, and telecommunications businesses. He continues to indulge his residual entrepreneurial instincts by investing in other peoples’ high-tech startups. For two decades, Newport taught occasional seminars in a variety of subjects at his alma mater, Occidental College, where he majored in history and graduated with honors. Newport also received a master’s degree in management (as a Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University. He enjoys hiking in the hills and mountains around Los Angeles with his dogs and other miscreants.
For over a decade, Brian Kraft has been the C.O.O. and Head of Admissions for RRF, the largest mentor/apprentice based trade school in the United States with courses in audio engineering, filmmaking and radio broadcasting. During his tenure, graduates have achieved a 72% job placement rate directly into their preferred careers.