Category Archive for: Design

Skyler Oberest

Skyler Oberest Skyler Oberst has a full-time job reminding people to love their neighbors, through his work with the Spokane Interfaith Council. Skyler seeks to do this by example all day and every day. Skyler’s work is to promote religious and cultural literacy using social and digital media. By using a series of “how to…

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Kevin Sanders

Kevin Sanders Kevin Sanders has spent more than 25 years in marketing, including senior-level roles and consulting in financial services, hospitality, higher education, high tech, healthcare, and foodservice. He is currently the CMO for a technology startup. Kevin believes trust is the foundation of all great companies, organizations and institutions. However, he also believes that…

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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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Jim Sheehan

Jim Sheehan Jim Sheehan has a deep thirst for justice, in all of its forms. Jim Sheehan spent his first 20-year career as a public defender where he witnessed society’s cast of “disposable characters” and understood how deeply the systems that are meant to protect people can fail them. He became frustrated by the way…

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Brook Swanson

Brook Swanson Brook Swanson is a professor in Biology. He teaches a variety of courses in involving physiology, evolution, and marine biology. Through his research in evolutionary biology he explores the design of animals from an engineering and evolutionary perspectives. This work has brought Brook to an interest in collaboration and in communicating ideas in…

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Kristin Kinder

KRISTIN KINDER Living in eco-conscious Germany inspired Kristin Kinder to work for change at home. She has dumpster-dived all over the country and helped Fortune 500 businesses see the waste they generate in a new light.  As Ecova’s Product Manager for Waste, her background in recycling education and behavioral change has prepared her to develop…

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Dave Paunesku

DAVE PAUNESKU Dave Paunesku studies the motivation to learn — and how learning contexts can stifle or energize that motivation. His center at Stanford University, PERTS, helps educators leverage behavioral sciences research to cultivate students’ passion and persistence for learning. He asks: what must our schools do differently to prepare students for a rapidly changing…

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Erika Prins Simonds

ERIKA PRINS SIMONDS Erika Prins Simonds has written hundreds of journalism articles, carving a niche for herself as a storyteller. That’s in her spare time. During the day, she is program coordinator for the creative non-profit Spark Central. She lives in downtown Spokane with her husband and two cats. A multipotentialite, she’s done stints in politics and marketing, managed…

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Jonathan Wisor, PH.D.

A researcher at the world’s leading sleep institute unlocks the secrets to a better night’s sleep, which he says we all need more of to perform better at work and in life. Dr. Wisor is an Associate Professor of Medical Sciences at the WSU Spokane Health Sciences Campus. He runs the Wisor Lab to identify…

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Mattie J. Bamman

Words, Not Ideas: How to Write a Book. A professional writer who also coaches other writers, helps us find ways to dust off our manuscript and finish that masterpiece that’s been calling our name from under those piles of aspirations. Mattie John Bamman is a writer and editor focused on food, travel, and poetry. Wine,…

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