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Adam Schluter

Adam Schluter Adam Schluter, an award-winning, National Geographic published photographer, decided to put landscape and travel photography behind him and focus on trying to use a camera to connect with people all around him. In the last six months, he has been to over 16 countries and just walked up to strangers to ask them…

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Robbi Anthony

Robbi Anthony Robbi Anthony is an entrepreneur, a transgender activist and a business owner. Robbi started her first business 10 years ago in Spokane while in high school and hasn’t looked back. Her focus is inclusivity; inclusivity requires discomfort, as that’s the heart of empathy. Through her insights about the nature of loss, pain, hope…

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Mandy Manning

Mandy Manning Mandy Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Mandy teaches in the Newcomer Center (English language development for brand new immigrant and refugee students) at Ferris High School in Spokane. She is a wife and mother. Mandy believes passionately in first understanding her students and their experiences. The first step to serving…

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Francis Adewale

  FRANCIS ADEWALE was admitted to the Washington State Bar in June 2000. He is H. George Frederickson Honors Graduate of Eastern Washington University. Francis was born in Nigeria and was sworn in as an American citizen in 2005. He has served as Assistant Public Defender for the City of Spokane, since May 2001. He…

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Judy Cornish

JUDY CORNISH Judy Cornish is an elder law attorney, author, and the founder of the Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN). I spend most of my time running DAWN and my dementia care business, Palouse Dementia Care, and teaching families and dementia caregivers how to use the tools of the DAWN Method. I am passionate…

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Ammi Midstokke

AMMI MIDSTOKKE Ammi Midstokke is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and regular contributor to several publications. During office hours, she tries to save the world with vegetables in her medical clinic, specializing in autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Though as a child she had the more standard ambition of ‘ballerina,’ she was thwarted by an impressive…

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Natasha Miserendino

NATASHA MISERENDINO Natasha Miserendino is passionate about food, teaching, and the community. Originally from Chandler, Arizona, she moved here to Spokane from San Diego, CA. After working in restaurant management for almost 10 years, life has taken a different path and Natasha is now working at Umpqua Bank as a Lending Production Specialist. In the…

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W. Scott Lewis

  W. SCOTT LEWIS W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is a partner with The NCHERM Group. He is a co-founder and advisory board member of ATIXA (the Association for Title IX Administrators) and NaBITA (the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association). Previously, he served as Special Advisor to Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN, as Associate Vice Provost at the University of…

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Kris Dinnison

Young Adult Lit Belongs To Everyone. A lifetime as a teacher and librarian has taught Kris that young adult literature is everyone’s literature because that stage of life lends itself to stories that resonate emotionally. Kris Dinnison spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian, while dreaming of becoming a writer. She lives in…

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Ceci Garrett

Hoarding as a Mental Health Issue Having launched the first service program in the Greater Spokane area for individuals self-identifying with hoarding behaviors, provides a better understanding of this mental health disorder. Ceci Garrett is the founder and Executive Director of Lightening the Load, a ministry that works to connect those in the Spokane area with…

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