Celebrity/ National Speakers

Tony Denison

Tony headshotAward-winning actor Tony Denison joined the cast of The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, as Det. Andy Flynn in 2005, which quickly became TNT’s # 1 Drama. Transitioning his role onto the spin-off series Major Crimes,  with season 6 now filming and has broken all rating records with over 10 million fans and consistenly wins the night the show airs.  Lt. Flynn is a consistent fan-favorite known for his antics opposite GW Bailey’s Lt. Provenza and for his character’s romance with Mary McDonnell’s Capt. Sharon Raydor, which his avidly growing fans affectionately refer to as #Shandy, and with this seasons wedding the fans will be glued to their screens more than ever.

Denison has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment Industry Council for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and five SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. As a popular television guest star, he’s appeared on ABC’s Castle, in the final season of FX’s hit show Sons of Anarchy and had a recurring arc on FOX’s Prison Break. 

Darren headshotDarren Prince

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, and the late Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali to name a few.

As a leading authority in this space, his insights have been featured in WSJ, NYT, USA Today, CNN and Dr. OZ. From selling his first business at 19 to building a multimillion-dollar talent agency, Darren has experience what life is like in the celebrity world. Unfortunately, he also saw the dark reality of addiction through his own personal struggle. After over 11 years of sobriety, it’s now Darren’s mission to help others avoid and break free from addiction.

Through his new cause, he has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. He specializes in helping high functioning addicts and at-risk executives to identity and avoid the pitfalls of addiction and working with teens of self esteem and self worth.

Tim and Jennifer headshotsTim and Jennifer

Welcome! We are delighted that you found us and look forward to the possiblity of working with you. One thing you should know about me: I speak on more topics than just alcoholism and drug addiction. I share with complete honesty. It is my sincerest desire to help others. Sharing some of my most painful and private personal and professional experiences will prove that healing is possible for all who want it.

I have been honored to present at thousands of conferences and events in the past 13 years on subjects such as: mental illness and depression, suicide, destructive behaviors, violence, dysfunctional families/relationships, trauma, substance abuse, and more.

“Six months after I was released from prison, as a direct result of my own heroin addiction, my 20-year-old son, Nick–who I paved the way to use deadly drugs–died of an overdose. I take responsibility for his death. I will spend the rest of my life trying to prevent that from happening to another addicted person or parent.” It was in prison that I found recovery—and a passion to help others. I am best known as “The Hope Dealer.” It is my mission to prevent addiction issues in others and inspire and change in the hearts of those people already addicted. I speak the language of solutions in the midst of an opioid epidemic that is killing hundreds of people in the United States every single day.

Randy Grimes headshot black and whiteRandy Grimes

A former NFL center, Randy Grimes lived as everyone’s all-American—with a successful 10-year career for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a beautiful and devoted college-sweetheart-turned-wife, and two healthy children. But pain took over, and the prescription pills used to treat chronic injuries eventually led to playing in blackouts.

When Randy’s career ended, the pills continued—feeding an opioid addiction that would last 20+ years and erode his identity, health, and family. When addiction claimed the life of a close friend, Randy finally found the courage to raise his hand and ask for help. This single decision reclaimed Randy’s life.

Today, as a keynote speaker and National Director of Professional Relations for Transformations Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center, Randy equips athletic teams, associations, healthcare groups, colleges, associations, corporations, and families with tools to change. He guides addicts into lasting recovery—while advocating for policies and programs to combat addiction.​

Alexis Johnson

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Alexis Johnson is a 35 year female who currently resides in Harrisburg, Pa. July 13th, 2018, Alexis celebrated 3 years clean and sober. She has suffered everything imaginable, from 7 overdoses, 2 flatlines, 3 DUI’s, 7 trips to prison including state prison, burying 16 of her friends- including her ex fiancé, and giving her addiction 15 years of her life. Today, she is an international fitness model, making 2 magazine covers and getting published in one of the most prestigious magazines in America. She is a published Author. Her memoir, Beautiful Nightmare will be released this year. She is one of our most powerful and most engaging motivational speaker.

Thomas Tapeh

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He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Minnesota. Tapeh has also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

Tapeh grew up playing soccer in Liberia before his family moved to the Twin Cities when he was nine years old. He attended Saint Paul Johnson High School. He is the only player to score a touchdown in the Metrodome as a high schooler (in a Johnson-Harding High School game), as a collegiate athlete (for the Gophers), and as a professional athlete in the NFL (as an Eagle). Thomas has been reaching youth as a High School football coach, as a motivational speaker and as a mentor since leaving the NFL. His dynamic message resonates with students and staff and his engaging personality is something that students engage with allowing his message to leave a lasting impression.

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Tony headshotTony Denison

Award-winning actor Tony Denison joined the cast of The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, as Det. Andy Flynn in 2005, which quickly became TNT’s # 1 Drama. Transitioning his role onto the spin-off series Major Crimes,  with season 6 now filming and has broken all rating records with over 10 million fans and consistenly wins the night the show airs.  Lt. Flynn is a consistent fan-favorite known for his antics opposite GW Bailey’s Lt. Provenza and for his character’s romance with Mary McDonnell’s Capt. Sharon Raydor, which his avidly growing fans affectionately refer to as #Shandy, and with this seasons wedding the fans will be glued to their screens more than ever.

Denison has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment Industry Council for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and five SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. As a popular television guest star, he’s appeared on ABC’s Castle, in the final season of FX’s hit show Sons of Anarchy and had a recurring arc on FOX’s Prison Break. 

Darren headshot

Darren Prince

Darren Prince is a prominent sports and celebrity agent and global advocate for addiction and recovery. Through his agency, Prince Marketing Group, he represents icons such as Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman, Chevy Chase, and the late Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali to name a few.

As a leading authority in this space, his insights have been featured in WSJ, NYT, USA Today, CNN and Dr. OZ. From selling his first business at 19 to building a multimillion-dollar talent agency, Darren has experience what life is like in the celebrity world. Unfortunately, he also saw the dark reality of addiction through his own personal struggle. After over 11 years of sobriety, it’s now Darren’s mission to help others avoid and break free from addiction.

Through his new cause, he has become a sought after speaker on addiction recovery and mental health. He specializes in helping high functioning addicts and at-risk executives to identity and avoid the pitfalls of addiction and working with teens of self esteem and self worth.

Tim and Jennifer headshots

Tim and Jennifer

Welcome! We are delighted that you found us and look forward to the possiblity of working with you. One thing you should know about me: I speak on more topics than just alcoholism and drug addiction. I share with complete honesty. It is my sincerest desire to help others. Sharing some of my most painful and private personal and professional experiences will prove that healing is possible for all who want it.

I have been honored to present at thousands of conferences and events in the past 13 years on subjects such as: mental illness and depression, suicide, destructive behaviors, violence, dysfunctional families/relationships, trauma, substance abuse, and more.

“Six months after I was released from prison, as a direct result of my own heroin addiction, my 20-year-old son, Nick–who I paved the way to use deadly drugs–died of an overdose. I take responsibility for his death. I will spend the rest of my life trying to prevent that from happening to another addicted person or parent.” It was in prison that I found recovery—and a passion to help others. I am best known as “The Hope Dealer.” It is my mission to prevent addiction issues in others and inspire and change in the hearts of those people already addicted. I speak the language of solutions in the midst of an opioid epidemic that is killing hundreds of people in the United States every single day.

Randy Grimes headshot black and white

Randy Grimes

A former NFL center, Randy Grimes lived as everyone’s all-American—with a successful 10-year career for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a beautiful and devoted college-sweetheart-turned-wife, and two healthy children. But pain took over, and the prescription pills used to treat chronic injuries eventually led to playing in blackouts.

When Randy’s career ended, the pills continued—feeding an opioid addiction that would last 20+ years and erode his identity, health, and family. When addiction claimed the life of a close friend, Randy finally found the courage to raise his hand and ask for help. This single decision reclaimed Randy’s life.

Today, as a keynote speaker and National Director of Professional Relations for Transformations Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center, Randy equips athletic teams, associations, healthcare groups, colleges, associations, corporations, and families with tools to change. He guides addicts into lasting recovery—while advocating for policies and programs to combat addiction.​

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Alexis Johnson

Alexis Johnson is a 35 year female who currently resides in Harrisburg, Pa. July 13th, 2018, Alexis celebrated 3 years clean and sober. She has suffered everything imaginable, from 7 overdoses, 2 flatlines, 3 DUI’s, 7 trips to prison including state prison, burying 16 of her friends- including her ex fiancé, and giving her addiction 15 years of her life. Today, she is an international fitness model, making 2 magazine covers and getting published in one of the most prestigious magazines in America. She is a published Author. Her memoir, Beautiful Nightmare will be released this year. She is one of our most powerful and most engaging motivational speaker.

Tapeh headshot

Thomas Tapeh

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Minnesota. Tapeh has also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

Tapeh grew up playing soccer in Liberia before his family moved to the Twin Cities when he was nine years old. He attended Saint Paul Johnson High School. He is the only player to score a touchdown in the Metrodome as a high schooler (in a Johnson-Harding High School game), as a collegiate athlete (for the Gophers), and as a professional athlete in the NFL (as an Eagle). Thomas has been reaching youth as a High School football coach, as a motivational speaker and as a mentor since leaving the NFL. His dynamic message resonates with students and staff and his engaging personality is something that students engage with allowing his message to leave a lasting impression.

Donate Now to Steered Straight

Contact Us

Steered Straight, Inc.
845 C Middle Tennessee Blvd.
Murfreesbor, TN 37129
(856) 691-6676
✉ Go to Contact Form
“Helping Young People Help Themselves”