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About Us

Are you a Baby Boomer?  If yes, then you are definitely in the right place! 

There is an expectation that baby boomers will be completely redefining retirement – and at Booming Encore we couldn’t agree more.

We actually think this is a truly unique time of life that can be filled with passion, positivity and possibility.

To help with this, Booming Encore has developed a virtual community filled with information and inspiration to help Baby Boomers design and live the best encore of their lives.

Our motto is Every Day Matters. To support this, we provide valuable, thoughtful information that matters to you. From health to encore careers, positive aging to boomer living we share a variety of resources and information.

We promote opportunities to make positive changes. Not just for yourself but also for the world we live in. We share inspirational stories as well as offering topics and opinions that may cause you to think. 

We continually search the internet for information that may interest you and share this on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ so be sure to connect with us there. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter where we pull together and share some of our best resources.

We would love to hear from you so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any feedback / comments or suggestions you may have. You can reach us at info@boomingencore.com.

Thank you for visiting Booming Encore.  We are delighted that you dropped by and hope that we help you make Every Day Matter.


Who We Are


Sue PicSusan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Susan’s professional career spans over 28 years and includes working in senior leadership and executive positions within a number of corporations along with running a consulting firm.

Being a Baby Boomer herself, Susan was interested in doing something that really made a difference. As she started her search she discovered that there were limited dedicated resources and information to support this changing time of life for Baby Boomers.

It was then that Susan decided to start Booming Encore.

Since the launch of Booming Encore, it has since expanded to include many additional topics specific to supporting Baby Boomers and has established a solid reputation and credibility for sharing valuable and thoughtful information. Booming Encore has also partnered with some amazing contributors who generously share their experience and expertise.

Susan is married and a mother of two adult children and will often share her own experiences, observations and opinions on living life over 50. Susan embraces Booming Encore’s motto “every day matters” and is personally trying to design and live her own very best encore.


Meet Our Contributors


Bart AstorBart Astor  (www.BartAstor.com) is a recognized expert in life’s transitions and eldercare. His book, AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices about Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle, and Pursuing Your Dreams, was released in May, 2013 and was #1 in Amazon’s retirement planning category for 6 consecutive weeks and a Washington Post best seller. His unexpected personal journey led him to write his best-selling book, Baby Boomer’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, now in its second printing and critically regarded for being today’s must-have healthcare resource. Bart has appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, including ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s “MarketPlace,” Ric Edelman’s “The Truth About Money,” AARP Radio, and Boomer’s Rock radio. His perspective comes from personal experience, both good and bad, and sometimes that’s what matters most. Bart can be reached at Bart@BartAstor.com or you can follow him on Twitter @bartastor

Gillian Leithman

Gillian Leithman, BA, MSc, Ph.D. is the founder of Rewire to Retire™. A company devoted to helping people position themselves for third age success by using cutting edge research from the field of Psychology, Management and Neuroscience. You can find more info about her at www.rewiretoretire.com.



Paul Marshman

Paul Marshman is a writer, photographer and traveler living in Toronto, Canada. Paul is semi-retired from a 30-year career as a reporter, editor and photographer on Canadian newspapers and magazines where his travels have taken him to 50 countries. Paul’s articles have been published everywhere from the Toronto Star to Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel and Paul now shares travel tips and stories on his popular blog – The Travelling Boomer. You can also follow Paul on Twitter at @Travel_Boomer.


Iris Ruth Pastor is an aging baby boomer, wife, mother and grandma. Being a successful author, Iris also writes a column entitled “Incidentally, Iris,”, and is a well known contributor and recognized “must read” blogger for the Huffington Post. She is currently preparing for her book launch in the fall of Tales of a Bulimic Babe – Simple Wisdom to Live the Life You Crave. Along with her writing, Iris also spends time delivering motivational speeches on all topics related to mid life and baby boomers. Iris is available to speak on a variety of topics, focusing on self-help, self-improvement and self-empowerment and is currently delivering a talk on The Secret to Living Happily Ever After. You can read and connect with Iris on her website – www.irisruthpastor.com and also follow her on Twitter at @irisruthpastor


Dave Price is a former journalist and educator who now leads a freelance writing/speaking and consulting practice in Washington, DC. During his time as a journalist, Dave wrote for the Bridgeton Evening New, The Press of Atlantic City and the Philadelphia Bulletin. Dave’s career also included spending 20 years as a high school English teacher, an instructional coach and program designer for Johns Hopkins University, an adjunct professor of communications at Rowan University along with being a Washington DC educational consultant for inner-city schools. Dave has been married for 43 years and is currently living in Atlanta. His greatest joy in his life is spending time with his two grandchildren. Dave now focuses his writing on his interests in the Baby Boomer generation, classic rock music, issues on aging, and grandparenting in his blog – Write On With Dave Price. You can also follow Dave on Twitter @OlderTodayDave.


Richard O. Weijo, PhD, received an undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and went on to receive his MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was an assistant professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Weijo was also a senior analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and his most recent corporate position was as a manager of market research and director of customer channels at Portland General Electric. Currently, he is a consultant and a writer. He adores his young granddaughter Elsie, whose birth inspired his book, Our Dreams For Our Children: Creating Legacies That Inspire Each New Generation To Achieve A Brighter Future. You can reach Richard through his website and also follow him on Twitter at @richardoweijo.


Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, is a job search expert, author, blogger, speaker and radio host. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Career Development, she has over twenty years’ experience working as a career strategist for jobseekers and career changers. Her book, Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 provides mature applicants with the critical information they need to successfully navigate today’s competitive job market. Eileen is an active contributor to the Huffington Post and also makes frequent appearances on both radio and TV and has been interviewed for Market Watch, Money Magazine, Kiplinger and several other national and international publications. Eileen is the host/founder of the popular boomer blog and radio show called Feisty Side of Fifty. You can also follow Eileen on Twitter @FeistySideFifty.

If you have something that you would like Booming Encore to share, please contact us at info@boomingencore.com.