Category Archive for: 2014-Event

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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Sonya Elliott

Back on the Court. Meet TEDxSpokane speaker Sonya Elliott. Sonya is a writer, a basketball coach, a fashion model, a wife and a mom. Her memoir, Back on the Court: A Young Woman’s Triumphant Return to Life, Love and Basketball, is her story of surviving and thriving after tragedy. In 1991, just days before her…

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Susan Foster-Dow

Bricolage and Parenting Global Citizens. Meet TEDx Spokane speaker Susan Foster-Dow, Consultant and International Traveler. Susan is captivated by the idea of bricolage – using resources at hand to accomplish a given objective. She brings this “make it work” creativity to her professional life as a consultant helping businesses and organizations adapt and thrive in 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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Dave Jensen

The Executive’s Paradox. Leadership Educator & Author: Dave Jensen employs his extensive background in marketing, research, and leadership to transform proven leadership tools into client success stories. His past professional experiences include: becoming an award-winning salesperson for Siemens; publishing and directing research at the UCSD; and serving as an executive at UCLA. For the last…

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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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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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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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Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips Meet TEDxSpokane Speaker Rachel Phillips. Rachel is a global citizen with roots stretching from Spokane, Washington to Accra, Ghana. Growing up in a family that gave new meaning to the word “diaspora,” she became fascinated by the idea of building communities that transcend geographical and cultural differences. Rachel currently serves as the Communications…

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Hailey Poutiatine

Freshman Performer at Saint George’s School. One of the musical performers at TEDxSpokane will be Hailey Poutiatine, a 9th grader at Saint George’s School. She writes and sings her own compositions in the style of modern folk music.

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