Carr Collins is a native of Dallas and a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law. His undergraduate education included studies in Nairobi, Rome, the former Soviet Union, and at Westminster College and Oxford University.
Carr graduated college in 1988 and spent the next seven years as an officer in US Naval Special Operations (1140). He received extensive training in diving and explosives, and led the MK6 (killer dolphins) his final year of service. He also served as Operations Officer aboard USS Salvor in 1992 setting the world record to date for the deepest open ocean salvage, recovering a downed helicopter from 17,251 feet of sea water. Carr was selected to lead US Secret Service TSD teams in response to assignation threats against President George Bush Sr. in 1991, President Bill Clinton in 1994 and Prime Minister Bhutto of Pakistan in 1995.
Carr went undefeated in all swimming events throughout his naval career.
Carr has spent the last thirteen years in mixed martial arts, both training and in numerous business ventures. He built the first MMA gym in Dallas, The Lion’s Den in 2002. After two broken necks and two subsequent neck surgeries, Carr now seeks to assist others in realizing their dreams – but he still enjoys extreme sports and a good fight.
Dena Magazzine has been a professional performing artist since the age of 15. She studied dance at Texas Tech and completed her education with a scholarship in musical theatre at Oklahoma City University.
Dena was the youngest performer at the Southern Palace, was Miss Garland 1985, and was a two time Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (1989-90/1998-99). She then formed a group of former cheerleaders, called Leading Ladies and toured the nation. Dena’s modeling portfolio includes “the famous leg” which featured her leg 50 consecutive times on the marquee for the grand opening of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
Dena has worked for numerous production companies in the Dallas area, and been featured on Good Morning Texas, Silk Stockings and Walker Texas Ranger. Several of her bands include: My Jazz Quartet, Inside Out, and The Mix. Dena is expertly qualified to instruct on everything from body sculpting to voice and dance.