Category Archive for: 2014 Event

Ogie Shaw

Fitness Guru. Meet TEDxSpokane Speaker Ogie Shaw. Ogie is a native of Raleigh, NC. He is a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill earning degrees in both Speech and Physical Education, later earning certification as a Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Institute® in…

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Simon Tam

“The Slants” lawsuit with US Government – Give Racism a Chance. Meet speaker Simon Tam, Bassist for Asian-American Rock Band, “The Slants.” Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to…

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Heather Caro

A different perspective on the Social Media Social Causes. Heather Caro is an oncology nurse, freelance writer and reluctant member of the club nobody wants to join – breast cancer. In 2012, at the age of 32 she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and eventually endured an aggressive treatment plan including surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation…

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Sean Smith

Common Ground with National Parks. Meet TEDxSpokane Speaker Sean Smith! Sean, former Park Ranger, is an award winning conservationist and author, whose work has been seen on CNN and heard on NPR, and read in the New York Times and National Geographic. Sean grew up in Spokane and is a former park ranger who worked…

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Juan Muñoz Oca

Head Wine Maker, Columbia Crest – The World of Washington Wine. Meet TEDxSpokane speaker Juan Muñoz Oca. Juan is the head winemaker at Columbia Crest Winery in Paterson, Washington. Columbia Crest is recognized as the leading producer of acclaimed, high-quality wines from Washington state. As winemaker, Muñoz Oca is responsible for producing the winery’s portfolio…

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Samuel Mehaffy

Management Consultant, Workshop Leader, and Facilitator. Meet TEDxSpokane speaker Samuel Mahaffy. Samuel Mahaffy, PhD is a management consultant, workshop leader, and facilitator who has assisted more than five hundred nonprofit organizations and NGOs around the world. He has worked with institutions of higher learning, community and faith-based organizations, and public and private agencies. As a…

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Natalie Gelman

Singer-Songwriter – The Creative Process. Meet TEDxSpokane Speaker and Performer Natalie Gelman. This street performing NYC troubadour has won over hearts across the country with her music, soulful voice and dynamic songwriting. Natalie Gelman has performed everywhere from a subway platform to Carnegie Hall. Finding herself in national publications like the NY Times and Billboard…

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Jeff Thomas

Educator and International Executive. Meet TEDxSpokane speaker Jeff Thomas, a highly experienced international executive. For the largest part of his career, he ran one of the largest international student travel companies in the world, Ambassador Programs, which had students from over 100 different countries participating on the programs. As CEO for Ambassador Programs, Jeff worked…

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Matt Miller

Educator. Matt Miller has more than 31 years experience in education. He currently serves as the Human Interaction Strategist with PRIDE Preparatory School of Science and Technology design team. A co-founder of the Riverpoint Academy, district administrator, technologist, and a teacher in public school systems and private universities, Matt now focuses his professional energy on…

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Rachel Phillips

Fitness Guru. Meet TEDxSpokane Speaker Ogie Shaw. Ogie is a native of Raleigh, NC. He is a veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. Afterwards, he graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill earning degrees in both Speech and Physical Education, later earning certification as a Health Promotion Director from the Cooper Institute® in…

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