Sterling Sparks

Sterling Sparks

Title: Author

Location: Dayton, OH

Career History: Author;

Real Estate Sales Agent;

Owner, Trucking Company;

With, United States Army (1968-1991)

Sterling Sparks, Author, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of book writing.

Given a tremendous life story, Mr. Sparks felt called to write his life’s stories to inspire and educate others. Early on in his life, he was called to serve in the United States Army and was active during the Vietnam War in 1968 up until Desert Storm in 1991. Through the years, he has faced trials and successes as the owner of a trucking company and real estate agent. Throughout these decades of service and work, Mr. Sparks has collected a rich life experience. In 2021, he cemented this story by publishing his first book, “Life of a Common Man: With a Praying Mom.” His book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Mr. Sparks attributes his success to his faith in God. He has made it his life’s mission to be an instrument of God to touch people’s lives. It is one of the central themes throughout his recently published book. Looking toward the future, Mr. Sparks endeavors to continue sharing his story and inspiring people through it.

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Michael L. Watts, Jr.


Title: Author

Location: Saint Louis, MO

Career History: Author, Self-employed, 2018-;

Michael Watts, Author, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field.

At a young age, Mr. Watts enjoyed writing short stories of fantasy. He was always in pursuit of delivering an amazing story. Mr. Watts believed writing was one of his better skills that he could develop. Currently, he is working on his third book and endeavors to complete it before the end of the year. With his books, he is hoping to have one of his books turned into a movie or series. His first book in a series is called “Central: The Celtic Priesthood of Samhain” and is an extraordinary look at Halloween and the enjoyment it brings. He published it in 2018 and it is available to purchase on Amazon.


Richard Alvin Snow Jr.


Title: Truck Driver, Published Poet

Location: San Bernadino, CA

Education: Coursework in Network and System Administration/Administrator, California State University, San Bernardino (2000);

Coursework in Business Administration, California State University (1981-1982);

Coursework in Business Administration, California State University-Sacramento (1981-1982);

Coursework in General Human Development and Family Studies, Sacramento City College (1981-1982);

Coursework in Business Administration, Riverside City College (1977-1984); 

Coursework in Accounting, Skadron College of Business (1976-1977)

Career History: Published Poet (25 years);

Truck Driver, Logistics & Distribution Services, Corp Full-time (2020);

Truck Driver, Western Express Full-time (2019);

Truck Driver, Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc. (2015-2018);

Truck Driver, Swift Transportation (2014);

Materials Handler, Kohl’s (2013);

Enumerator, US Census Bureau (2010);

Driver, Schneider National (2005-2009);

Custodian, County of San Bernardino (2002-2005);

Warehouse Worker, Remedy Temp (1999-2000);

General Laborer, Remedy Temp (1998);

Material Handler, BancTec (1997-1998);

Sales Clerk, Mervyns (1997); 

Technical Support Representative, Stream International, Inc. (1996-1997);

Customer Service Representative, Teleservice Resources, Inc. (1996);

Customer Service Representative, Stream International Inc. (1995-1996);

Machine Operator, Kelly Temporary Services (1994-1995);

Laborer, Navy Exchange Center (1994);

Tool Crib Attendant-Grade 1, Douglas Aircraft Company (1989-1992)

Type of Business: Transportation and Art

Richard Snow, Truck Driver and Published Poet, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of transportation and the arts.

Mr. Snow has lead a life filled with adventure. From traversing the nation’s road transporting goods and services, to working as a mechanic on C-17 aircraft, and to being a published poet for more than 25 years. With a wide range of skills, he is able to breathe life into his work. He became interested in poetry due to being a voracious reader while growing up. His mastery of this art form has resulted in such accolades as being considered a Man of the Year by the American Biographical Society in 2008, and as a Poet with the International Hall of Fame in 1986.

In his career, Mr. Snow has held a multitude of positions. He recently served as a truck driver for Logistics & Distribution Services, Western Express Full-time, Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc. and Swift Transportation. He has also garnered skills and experience through various positions with Kohl’s, the U.S. Census Bureau, the County of San Bernardino, Remedy Temp, BancTec, Mervyns and various other institutions. Early in his career, Mr. Snow enjoyed his time as a machine operator with Kelly Temporary Services, as a laborer with the Navy Exchange Center, and as a Tool Crib Attendant-Grade 1 with the Douglas Aircraft Company. He looks forward to retiring and mentoring others.