Host Bios

Jay Stoyan

Host: Jay Stoyan

Jay Stoyan grew up in Toronto with a disability “Familial Mediterranean Fever”, an incurable illness which he continues to deal with to this day. Growing up in Scarborough and becoming a published author, documented his experiences in his novel, “Flanagan’s”. A tale of the streets. He has managed a popular night club in Toronto’s entertainment district, has been a retail store owner in the ‘FCP’ underground concourse that exists below the downtown streets, is a dedicated dad to his beautiful daughter and highly ranked swimmer and he enjoys martial arts. He has always been, first and foremost, a die hard sports fan, loyal to Toronto’s teams throughout the struggles. He has appeared many times as a guest on Micheal Landsberg’s “Off The Record” sports show and CFRB 1010 with Spider Jones..

This led Jay to develop his own Online talk Show and TV Show. Hosting the ‘Toronto Jay Variety Show’. His one hour On line show commenced in 2007 to 2011 on “” – moving onto Rogers TV, Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto and FOX WUTV ’29’.

Jay has interviewed such Stars as OPRAH, Jeff Bridges, Michael Moore, Don Cherry, Mike Ditka, Warren Moon, Darrly Sittler, LT. Gov. David Onley, The Mayor Rob Ford, Ronnie Hawkins, Mark Messier, Frank Sinatra Jr., boxing great George Chuvalo and many more. From sports, news, music to entertainment, Jay gets the skinny and brings out the best of his guest with interesting and entertaining interviews and great performances.

Jay really enjoys getting feedback from viewers, and has a great feel for getting what viewers want to see on to the screen.

You can find Jay today relishing his new role and the future of TDC!

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Frank Sroka

Host: Frank Sroka

Socially Served

Frank Sroka is the Managing Director of OWLware Ltd  a recognized  social service agency serving persons with disabilities and those facing  barriers to employment.

Socially Served is a program that provides in-depth discussions with organizations about their services and resources so that consumers can make informed decisions.

Frank believes that  information and education is the key to eliminate career and employment barriers.

He has incorporated this belief in  providing training and consultancy to corporations and business enterprises to encourage  inclusiveness within  the workplace.

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Frank Sroka

Host: Dave Stevens

Dave Stevens is an inspirational athlete, Emmy Award winning sports journalist, and father to three boys who brings his story of grit and perseverance to audiences of all ages. Although he was born without legs, from a very young age Dave developed a passion for sports. With persistence and support from his family and coaches, he became a star high school athlete, went on to play college and professional sports, and was a sports journalist at ESPN for 20 years. Dave’s amazing and uplifting story has taken him around the world, from corporations to colleges, grade schools to arenas. His message is the same: you can do anything in life that you put your mind to, despite the odds.

Read more about Dave Stevens on his website.

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Nick Herd

Host: Nick Herd

Without formal drama training but a true love for both dance and drama Nicholas has embrace all performance opportunities offered to him. And Keeping It Real With Nick is a bio resume based show, and his questions are based on the past, present and future. And if anyone wants more information on Nicholas Herd, go to his Facebook page.

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Past Host Bios

Host: Tracy Schmitt

Tracy has 30 Years of Inspiring Audiences that Anything is Possible!   She is no longer with The Disability Channel and we wish her all the success in the world!  Visit her website Unstoppable Tracy