Nels, Richie, and Friends are...
⋯ About The UP Guys ⋯
Nels Ross and Richie Derwald are The UP Guys – acclaimed speakers, teaching artists, entertainers, and emcees who uplift and empower:
Wellness, Mental Health, Growth, Change, Creativity
Staff Development, Team Building, Unity in Diversity
Managing Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions
Fun for Conferences, Conventions, and More
They work solo, duo, and with other keynote speakers, motivational speakers, school presenters, corporate entertainers, and talents.
Both have inspired people for 20+ years – Nels as an educator, clean comedian, and juggler; Richie as a singer, impersonator, and “The Mental Health NUT.”
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⋯ Fun Facts ⋯
Contrary to popular opinion, Nels and Richie are more than just idiots.
Nels has a MEd; Richie, a "PHD" in Personal Humor Development.
They started UPLFFT, a Rotary-inspired nonprofit for uplifting talents.
Nels Ross Cremean goes by Nels Ross. It's easier for him to remember.
Richie was a pro wrestler and producer of a national TV show.
They’ve worked across the U.S., Canada, the world… And other places.
Their training includes theater, circus, and juggling nine kids.
They appreciate their pro-love, pro-human friends and therapists.