Greg and Debra BarnesClearwater, Florida 33756May 9th, 1999Contributions of Greg and Debra Barnes:Was awarded the #3 top street bookseller in the US in 1980.Assisted Dissem org in getting the Tony Hichman interview put on cable TV stations in Dallas in 1984. Went and got several stations to put the interview on. Dallas TexasAssisted the then Mission in Atlanta with regging and recruitment of staff. I regged an estimated 60-70 thousand dollars and got people moving onto auditing and training who were not.When mission was becoming org we donated $500.00 to furnish the LRH office and our donation made the project happen. 1984-90During the Portland trial we paid the plane ticket for someone to go and represent us.1986, started WISE consulting company Atlanta Georgia and put over 70 doctors onto the bridge and some of these doctors staff joined mission staff. Many became Patrons and are still active today. These doctors spent in excess of $1 million with the church not to mention the others that they brought in that we don’t know about. We paid over 250,000 in royalties to WISE over a 4 year period and introduced LRH admin tech to over 300 doctors. Many of our doctors did L’s at Flag and we sent doctors into orgs in Ohio,Minneapolis and Atlanta and LA Day. Will provide names if desired.Spoke at a public forum in Gwinette County Georgia against having a psych hospital put in. We went twice and Dwight Matheny who ran the CCHR Chapter in Atlanta can attest to this. 1989-90Did radio talk show Media on Dianetics in 1986-87, estimate that we did 10-15 talk shows that got very good results.Became Life time members of IAS right after the IAS was formed.Moved to Dallas in 1990 and became active with OT committee and was on training.snippety... read Mark's site for more...
The Atlanta mission was thriving in the late seventies and early eighties. As I recall, it was Peter and Doran Greene who started that mission along with another mission in Charlotte, NC. Peter was one of the original scientologists and a personal friend of LRH. He had a son, Eric, and Doran had a daughter who was killed/died in her twenties. Both Peter and Doran were declared when the missions were taken over by Miscavige in the early eighties. Some of the people who were active then are still active now: Tom Davis, Dan Austin, Ron Marquis, Mary Reiser to name a few. Some other names that come to mind are Robin Conant, Dave Ouellete, Art Colliani, Debbie Hartzell.
I have to laugh thinking about a conversation with my little sister and her telling me that it was all a big scam and that the reason the "enlightened few" never talked about the upper levels was because they were embarrassed about being scammed. Out of the mouths of babies . . .
At the time she would have been about sixteen or seventeen so she was not really a baby. She always was the one with brains in the family.