Press Releases

Perminova secures $7 million in venture funding

Perminova, Inc., October 2011

Cardiac surgery software firm Perminova lands $7m Series A funding.


Boost Academy Raises $600k Seed Round

Boost Academy, Inc., May 18, 2015

Press release announcing $600k seed round of financing for Boost Academy, an ed-tech startup.


Mount Sinai Medical Center deploys Perminova EP

Perminova, Inc., April 2012

Mount Sinai Health System deploys Perminova cardiac software system.


Boost Academy Named “COOL Company” by San Diego Venture Group

Boost Academy, Inc., July 2015

Boost Academy named Cool Company by San Diego Venture Group.


Boost Academy Fact Sheet

Boost Academy, Inc., June 2015

Corporate overview of Boost Academy, Inc.


Blog Posts

Math Proficiency: A Matter Of Hard Work, not Genes

Boost Academy Blog, July 17, 2015

Boost Academy blog about innovative math tutoring platform.


Boost Academy’s Innovative Platform Bridges Distance Between Tutor, Student

Boost Academy Blog, August 2015

Blog post describing Boost Academy's math tutoring platform.


Boost Academy Introduces Knowledge Workers to the Sharing Economy

Boost Academy Blog Post, June 2015

Math tutors can now participate in sharing economy.


Though Bells Toll for Us All, Men and Boys Bear the Brunt of Our Nation’s Gun Epidemic

Huffington Post, Nov. 5, 2014 http://www.huffingto ... 08484.html

A personal, impassioned analysis of the nature of gun violence in America.

Epic Tale of Survival is Replete with Midair Collision, Super Typhoon and, Yes, Sharks

Huffington Post, Sept. 6, 2016 http://www.huffingto ... 1630df441e

A recap of the primary survival story in the book Midair (Lyons Press, 2016).

Executive Summaries

Perminova Executive Summary

Perminova, Inc., August 2011

Executive summary for Perminova, Inc., a web-based cardiac surgery software system.


Prunolo Executive Summary

Prunolo, Inc., August 2009

Executive summary for Prunolo, Inc., a smartwatch company.


Investor Presentations

Boost Academy Investor Deck

Boost Academy, Inc., March 2015

Investor Pitch Deck for technology start-up Boost Academy


Perminova Investor Presentation

Perminova, Inc., May 2013

Investor presentation for Perminova, Inc., a web-based cardiac surgery software firm.


NuBuild Investor Presentation

NuBuild, Inc., August 2008

Investor presentation for NuBuild, an innovative homebuilding company.


BioLaurus Investor Presentation

BioLaurus, Inc., June 2010

Investor presentation for biotech firm BioLaurus.


Prunolo Investor Presentation

Prunolo, Inc., August 2009

Investor presentation for Prunolo, Inc., a smartwatch startup.


Ad Copy

KPBS Radio Ad Spot for Bost Academy

KPBS, Aug./Sept. 2015

15-second ad copy for Boost Academy

Business Plans

BioLaurus Business Plan

BioLaurus, Inc., February 2010

Business plan for biotech firm BioLaurus.


NuBuild Business Plan

NuBuild, Inc., August 2008

Business plan for innovative homebuilding firm.



Midair, Ch. 1 & 2

Midair (Lyons Press, 2016), September 2016 https://www.amazon.c ... 1493018639

Midair is a true account of one of the most remarkable tales of survival in the history of aviation - a midair collision at 30,000 feet by two bomb-laden B-52s over a category 5 super typhoon above the South China Sea during the outset of the Vietnam War. Authored by Craig K. Collins, the nephew of


Thunder in the Mountains, Foreword & Ch. 1

Thunder in the Mountains (Lyons Press, 2014), Oct. 2014 https://www.amazon.c ... 1493003852

In this beautifully written and powerful memoir, author Craig K. Collins ushers readers down a remarkable path – one that wends from the American frontier to present-day suburbia. Along the way, he explores the meaning of a history – of his family’s and his country’s – that is infused with the cultu


Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

Collins Communications, Inc., 1990 to Present

Winner of over four dozen awards for reporting, writing, marketing and advertising.