a team standing triumphantly on top of a mountain together.

Team Members

Coach Banks

Clay Banks

Head Coach and Owner of CBSI

Coach Banks is a class act!  Bold statement? Maybe… but that’s how we feel! His accomplishments as a former Fortune 500 Motivational Speaker – National Instructor –Improv Director – Comedy Coach – Life Coach – Personal Empowerment Coach – Business Coach – Writer – Producer – Director – and more, will have you asking… “How’s he do it”? His profundity is eye-opening as he carefully serves up his words so the listener can gain maximum benefit for their own self-growth. He specializes in empowerment: getting you to unlock the ultimate champion creative artist inside of you. Hasn’t really set in yet?! Then you might want to check him out for yourself… and also check out our testimonial page. You’ll see! Oh, and he’s also a master at training actors how to work professionally in films and television shows!

Celine Rosalie

Celine Rosalie

Executive Assistant

Celine is as effervescent as a person can be. That along with German efficiency mixed with Italian spice and Czech modesty is her recipe for being a sensational CBSI Team member. Celine went to the Oxford School of Drama in England and graduated (with merit) from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts [AADA] in L.A. She has been assisting Coach Banks since 2017 and is now a CBSI pillar!  Since studying The Process with Coach Banks in his Master Class, she’s been ferociously working on her craft. As a result, her growth has been enormous and her booking ratio has gone up exponentially. If you have any questions regarding anything that’s happening at CBSI, she’s your girl to call!

Sammi Gullman

Sammi Gullman

Program Facilitator

Sammi, a world-citizen at heart, hails from Minneapolis MN. She’s a trained actor, singer, writer and dedicated student of the arts. Sammi is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts summer program as well as a graduate of CBSI’s A.C.T. Certificate Course. Sammi works as Program Facilitator for CBSI where she oversees the operations of A.C.T, a fully comprehensive on-camera acting eCourse. She also developed the A.C.T. Global Ambassador Program!
Lauren Schoepfer

Lauren Schoepfer

On-Camera Coach

Coach Lauren is a long time student of The Process with a wonderful ability to empower knowledge and guidance to not only adult actors but young actors as well. She graduated CSULB with a degree in Theater Arts and has directed numerous live shows for Jr High and High School age artists. As a theater teacher, Lauren has taught theater history along with acting theory. Under the guides of Coach Banks, Lauren has developed a special talent for asking her students a series of questions that naturally lead them down the thought process to effective script analysis. She has also become one heck of a writer!

Geovanni Gopradi

Geovanni Gopradi

On-Camera Coach

Coach Geo is an actor/director with over twelve years of experience. He graduated from two conservatory programs in English and Spanish respectively before embarking on a career that spans over Miami, New York, and Los Angeles. Upon arrival in LA, Geovanni quickly rose from student films to independent films and then his first upgrade from featured background to under five. It was around this time that he began studying The Process at CBSI. Now, Geovanni is a recurring guest star on The CW show “Dynasty” and the OWN show “The Haves and Have Nots.” 

Joe Abraham

Joe Abraham

On-Camera Coach

Coach Joe is a graduate of the CBSI Process. Joe is an amazing CBSI Coach! He’s a working actor, published writer, motivational speaker, and family man. As a writer, Joe and his wife Christine co-authored The Thriving Artists TTA: a groundbreaking book that teaches actors insider secrets for lifelong success in the industry as they master the demands of life, finances, and the career they so desire to achieve. And… he also has one amazing, effervescent personality that you just can’t help learning from!

Jack Stuart

Jack Stuart

On-Camera Coach

Coach Jack is a graduate of The Process. He’s studied under the direct leadership of Coach Banks for seven meticulous years. Jack’s a well-skilled actor with a special added gift… his profound ability to communicate writer’s intent.  This gift has opened up an ideal opportunity, not only for Jack as one of our interim teachers and coach of the CBSI Process but also to coach you, the aspiring on-camera actor.

Richard Gilbert Hill

Richard Gilbert Hill

Resident Vocal Coach

Richard is CBSI’s go-to Vocal Coach. He does private voice coaching for CBSI students as well as teaching weekly classes with Voice, Breath, and Muscularity. Richard has been a working actor since 1976 and has had a long career as a professional coach with companies such as the Young Company at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, the Academy of Radio Broadcasting, and Gordon Hunt and his Acting Workshop. He has Guest Starred on many television shows including Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Seventh Heaven and Third Rock From the Sun. He is also a produced writer for television (Renegade, Highlander, The Perfect Nanny).

Lorie Rivas

Lorie Rivas

PZTV Producer

Lorie is a first-generation Dominican-American from the Bronx, NY… and she won’t let you forget that! She’s a versatile and fiery actress and overall entertainer. Behind the camera, Lorie studied and has a background in Television and Film Production. And, underneath all of that fire and attitude, she’s also an amazing chef!
Laura Grimaldi

Laura Grimaldi

Executive Accountant

Laura is the Executive Accountant for CBSI. She handles all taxes and business expenses and helps us to keep everything financially fair… for everyone! Oh… and she’s really good at it! Laura is an amazing juggler! She’s able to keep the left side of her brain working numbers (logic)… while her right brain, (you know the creative), continues to knock out acting jobs right and left. Ha! Look at that!


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