Marc J. Victor, Esq.
Marc J. Victor, Esq.
Marc J. Victor Bar is a certified Criminal Law Specialist by The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is admitted in Arizona & Hawai‘i. Marc has been zealously representing clients in serious state and federal criminal law matters for well over twenty-five years. He has twice debated Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on the drug war.
Marc has represented clients in more than a thousand major felony cases including first and second-degree murder, sex cases, gun cases, major drug cases, complex white-collar cases, federal appeals, high-profile civil rights, personal injury, and other complex state and federal matters. His jury trial experience includes several murder trials including death eligible matters as well as complex sex and drug cases including both state and federal courts.
During his career, Marc has successfully represented clients in many high-profile and media attention cases, including his representation of Elizabeth Johnson in the nationally televised “Baby Gabriel” case. He has also successfully argued before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
Marc has always been interested in what rules are best to govern human interactions. It was this interest that inspired him to go to law school in 1992. While in law school, Marc was fortunate to have Butler Shaffer as his law professor. Butler inspired Marc to think independently and deeply about the nature of human freedom. Since Marc's law school graduation in 1994, Marc has been a tireless activist for advancing the cause of human freedom for all people. Marc believes all competent adults own themselves and their lives.
As an activist, Marc has given countless speeches to countless groups always advocating for the rights of competent adults to run their lives as they see fit. Marc has also promoted freedom on television, radio, the internet, in articles, and in formal debates. He named his law firm, "The Attorneys For Freedom" which hires only pro-freedom attorneys and is well-known for representing people in criminal defense matters and speaking out publicly on individual liberty issues.
In 2019, Marc founded the Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement to build a community of committed people advocating for freedom globally. The Movement promotes a legal principle that can be described with the phrase, "Don't Be An Aggressor!" and a moral principle that can be described with the phrase, "Be A Good Human." Marc is also writing a book entitled, "Live and Let Live: Two Rules For Global Freedom, Peace, and Prosperity." Freedom has always been more important to Marc than money, fame, or almost anything else. Marc is a principled man of character who cannot be intimidated or corrupted.
Marc has also been quoted locally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, and in print. Several local and national media outlets turn to Marc for his legal commentary and expertise on high-profile criminal cases.
In 2022, Marc is on the U.S. Senate ballot for Arizona as a Libertarian, though he is clear on promoting Live and Let Live as his platform.
Marc and firm partner Andrew Marcantel host The Peace Radicals Podcast with a new episode every Friday. The Peace Radicals is available on most streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify and is also available to watch on YouTube.
Zen Benefiel, MA, MBA
Zen Benefiel, MA, MBA
In March of 2022, Zen joined the Live and Let Live Leadership Team as co-director with the Executive Director title; an accomplished Senior Executive and Consultant with nearly 40 years of success across a variety of industries. If you are familiar with the DISC assessment, his natural style is Promoting Persuader and adaptive is Analyzing Implementer, fitting for the role.
His books explore topics from consciousness to self-awareness to world peace and being a Pay It Forward kind of guy, he gives many away. Check out his latest book - ZERO to ONE - Making Our Way Toward a Conscious Civilization.
His passion is facilitating people, places and things to work together best in order to change the world for the better and, of course, to be a better human himself. Zen is a catalyst for transforming conversations; a connector for the leaders of social transformation. His ability to sink deep into himself and bring the treasures found to others in service is inspiring. He is a bridge builder between science and spirituality to navigate complexity.”
~ Mansi Kakkar— Regenerative Design Specialist
Zen has held leadership positions with Allied Signal, Phoenix Union School District, Christown Lions Club, Association for Talent Development, Institute for Noetic Sciences Phoenix Chapter, and Speakers Resource Organization. His background in facilitating people, places and things includes a $7MM/mo aerospace manufacturing product line, full charge of high school curriculums, partnering sessions for multi-million dollar building, road and bridge construction stakeholder teams, and coordinating personnel and logistics for public events that drew 250,000 patrons.
Mr. Benefiel also produced radio and television shows in the 1990s as well as cohosting small business podcasts that garnered over 200,000 listens from 2016-19. He co-facilitated state-wide meetings of the Arizona Coalition for Peace, Justice and the Environment in the mid-90s.
He resides in Arizona with his wife, Luba, a Kundalini yoga teacher and graduate of Mussorgsky College with piano pedagogy and music theory focus, from St. Petersburg, Russia. She is principal and teacher for Love for Music Piano Studio in Chandler, Arizona.
His most recent evo-leap is into the Executive Director position for the Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement. It came about through a One World in a New World conversation with Marc, the Founder, and the alignment of inspiration, mission and vision for peace in the world.
Zen is joined by Jennifer Hunt as Events Executive and they are a dynamic duo for growing the organization and sharing the message with the world. Zen and Jen have great complementary skill sets to engage and support the Live and Let Live Movement. Both honor the work of Maria Londono prior to their arrival and are grateful for her service to 3LM.
Digital Vitae Website: ZenBenefiel.com
We welcome the dedication and leadership of Leonard as our Communications Coordinator to the Live and Let Live Movement. Below is a synopsis of Leonard's background from his LinkedIn profile. It alone speaks volumes. He joins the leadership team with a great attitude and has demonstrated his desire to serve well.
Leonard over the years has demonstrated his understanding of working in the Education, Public Relations, Media/IT, and Communications industries. He is an experienced Project Management Executive skilled in Fundraising, Nonprofit Management and Event Planning.
Leonard studied Statistics at the University of Ibadan and because of his strong desire to help others in his community, he joined Students For Liberty in 2013 and served as the Media Team Lead for seven years. He went on to create Face of Liberty International– a free market-focused think–tank. Leonard is a media enthusiast and he is actively using the medium to promote libertarian principles.
Professionally, Robbie is an investment fund manager, focusing on sustainability and agriculture. He grew up on a farm in the UK and has lived his adult life in London (where he is now) and San Francisco. It was in the US that became inspired by ‘Live and Let Live’, in particular how much better it would be as a sustainability solution than the political approaches currently being taken.
Robbie is a Chapter Leader and Influencer in the UK now, hosting a monthly Live and Let Live Lounge gathering for conversation and discussion of the Live and Let Live Movement for members and those who want to know more about the Movement. The Lounge gatherings are on the first Monday of each month, at 6:30 UK time. Robbie is a great resource for the European area.
My name is Howard Blitz, Founder/Director of The Freedom Library in Yuma Arizona.
I came to Live and Let Live through the libertarian philosophy.
However, I just always believed in the Freedom Philosophy, which is the libertarian philosophy.
I remember back in college at the University of Arizona in my economics classes about free markets, how they worked, and that it would probably be the best method of achieving any end.
When I went to work for the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, my freedom philosophy became crystalize and learned about FEE and met its founder, Leonard Read.
Ever since then I always wanted to start a similar organization to promote freedom.
I found the libertarian philosophy after working at the bank and founded The Freedom Library after that.
Live and Let Live is just an extension of the Freedom Philosophy.
So, here I am interacting with all of the folks who truly believe in freedom and Live ad Let Live.
We will take over the world.
Jon Wolfenbarger was born and raised in Texas. He was in the Honors Business Program at University of Texas at Austin and earned an MBA at Duke University. He worked in investment banking for three years and investment management as an equity analyst for over 22 years. He is Founder and CEO of BullAndBearProfits.com, an investment website and newsletter focused on helping investors generate high returns in both bull and bear markets.
He lived in San Francisco, California for over two decades before moving to Lisbon, Portugal with his wife in 2019, where he started the Portugal chapter of "Live and Let Live". Jon loves music, soccer, tennis, travel, food, wine and good friends.
Jon began studying the "live and let live" philosophy in college, learning about individual rights, peace, freedom and voluntary cooperation from great writers such as Ludwig von Mises, Murray N. Rothbard and Ayn Rand. Jon believes "live and let live" will be the dominant philosophy in the future, since everyone ultimately wants peace, freedom, prosperity and happiness. Jon believes that once enough people learn that "live and let live" is the only way we can achieve those goals, it will dominate the culture and those who initiate aggression and despotism will no longer be supported. He wants to share this philosophy with as many people as possible so he can live in a free society in his lifetime.
Advisory Board member, Center for Multicultural Science in Los Angeles, California. Joseph has an extensive background in cultural anthropology, sociology, social psychology, neuroscience and related studies to help produce top level research that aids businesses maximize their reach in today's diversified world.
Native of Los Angeles. Studied clarinet & saxophone from age 8. Played clarinet as a teenager in a marching band for the parade scene in the movie “Hello Dolly!” Engineering student at UCLA at the moment the Internet (then called “Arpanet”) was turned on for the first time. Graduated from UCLA in their first ever class in Computer Science. MBA from USC. First became a freedom movement activist in 1980 for local issues and political campaigns. Organized a 2-day “freedom music festival”. Freelance software developer and owner/manager of residential apartment houses.
Moved to SF Bay area. Organized freedom-themed supper clubs in 3 cities that featured monthly speakers for over 20 years. Started a software development consultancy of 12 engineers. Started and ran a 14-piece jazz and ballroom dance orchestra with a monthly dance series for 25 years, recorded 5 albums, recorded a soundtrack for an award-winning short film, and performed at music festivals in western states. Executive director for a 3-day regional jazz festival. Greatest achievement: Single-handedly developed, hosted, and maintained a software app for the automotive aftermarket, which became a “world standard” in auto repair shops worldwide for over 10 years. Sold my interest & retired. Continued political activism with freedom-oriented political parties.
Moved to North Idaho. Got involved as a freedom political activist in local issues. Joined forces with the “live and let live movement”.
As philanthropist and award-winning serial software, finance, and social impact entrepreneur for more than 20 years, living between Los Angeles and Paris, Arnaud went through his awakening when 13. While having a successful career in Finance and Technology across continents, he has been traveling throughout the world to study the different religions and philosophies in his relentless quest to understand himself. His life purpose is now to open billions of hearts and help them find harmony inside and out.
Victor Acquista, MD
Victor Acquista, MD
Dr. Acquista has been a pioneer in the emerging field of Integral Health. He is founder of Pathways Integral Health and Wellness and co-founder of The Collaborative for Community Health. He is an international speaker on integral approaches to personal growth, transformation and the evolution of consciousness. Victor is also an author/writer and syndicated health and wellness columnist.
Claudia is an artist, writer, philanthropist, abundance coach, mentor, mother, and wife. During her career as a journalist, she has worked for magazines and television in South America and the US, touching subjects from parenting, forgiveness, and growth to political issues.
"Helping others achieve self-confidence, good relationships, their life purpose and becoming authentic leaders, brings so much joy to my life; especially when I help them stand in their own power and have clarity about who they are and where they want to be, so they can ultimately become the best version of themselves."
She has dedicated the last twelve years of her life to empowering people, especially children, and women. As a life/abundance coach, she has helped people from different backgrounds to discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing.
Born in Peru, Claudia comes from a culture of taboos and beliefs that had not always empowered her to become what she believed was her calling. In the process of self-discovering, she fell in love with Self again and found passion for helping others.
Ann is based in the Philippines and has worked with Jennifer at another company prior to joining us as a administrational assistant. Her skills in project management software help us to organize activities in greater detail and promotes transparency for volunteers in various roles.