Hugh Simpson aka Mr. Valentine has spent the past 18 years teaching clients worldwide preparedness and survival. Previously he was a network news investigative reporter reporting on civil rights in the late 60s, the drug scene, and consumerism. After leaving news, he returned to Florida State University to finish a degree in Sociology, and then went on the get a Masters in Advertising & Public Relations at the University of Illinois. He opened a consulting firm in Public Relations with his first client being the original Marlboro Man. Later clients included several World Guinness record holders, an award winning kitchen designer, a Nobel Prize nominated author, and an ultra marathon runner.
He also became a International Sports Science Association certified personal fitness trainer at 50 and hosted an award winning TV show on holistic health and fitness for three years. His first book "A Family Survival Manual for Y2K & Beyond" led to being featured on CNN, Fox News and others. Currently he resides in western North Carolina mountains but he now planning to relocate to either the US Virgin Islands or Belize.
Former CBS TV and Newsweek reporter, Hugh Simpson, discussed the need for preparedness in both economic and natural disasters. Getting prepared can be a fun project rather than doom and gloom, he stressed.