Category Archive for: TEDxSpokane Speakers

Ryan Bart

RYAN BART Ryan Bart, The Magic Man, has been infusing amazement in audiences large and small for over a decade. Ryan has vast performance experience both domestically and internationally. There is a difference between fooling people and amazing them and Ryan understands this subtle, yet distinct difference. Ryan is a bilingual magician (English and Spanish) based…

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Greg Nokes

GREG NOKES Greg Nokes has worked professionally with emerging technologies, networking and development for over 20 years, and has been involved in technology for over 30 years. He is an early adopter of just about every new curiosity that comes around, from BBS’s and the Internet, to Snapchat and Pokémon Go. He justifies this borderline obsession…

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Linda Seppa-Salisbury

LINDA SEPPA-SALISBURY Linda Seppa-Salisbury. Linda’s fifty year career as an educator includes teaching high school speech and drama, teaching life-changing communication classes at an inner city middle school, teaching at three universities, and finally teaching communication studies classes for forty years at her beloved career home, Spokane Community College (SCC). Linda, in a recent interview, stated “Every single college student should be learning how to communicate more effectively. They desperately need classes like Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Gender…

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Aaron Crumbaugh

AARON CRUMBAUGH Aaron Crumbaugh currently works as the Executive Chef at the Spokane Club, transforming the dining experience for appreciative guests and members alike. His new series of Chefs Week PNW events at the Club showcases the talents of celebrated chefs and sommeliers from around the world and is open to the public. Trained at the…

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Faridah Gbadamosi

FARIDAH GBADAMOSI Faridah Gbadamosi describes herself as a Black Woman Geek, each term central to her identity. She is a writer, producer, and filmmaker, originally from New York, who is a very proud alum from the University of Pennsylvania. Faridah’s long-term goal is to build her own film festival that focuses on low budget filmmaking that…

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Mike & Hailey Poutiatine

MIKE & HAILEY POUTIATINE Mike and his daughter Hailey have in common a love of all things written. Both Mike and Hailey share a love of poetry and prose that inspire, challenge and encourage. Often the two of them can be found in a bookstore playing a favorite game with the stacks; who can find…

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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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Zachary Maxwell

ZACHARY MAXWELL Zachary Maxwell is a fourteen-year-old documentary filmmaker attending public school in New York City.  Zachary began screening his work in film festivals at the age of eight. His award-winning films “Yuck!” and “Anatomy of a Snow Day” have drawn international media coverage. Zachary has been featured in Newsweek, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and The…

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Kent Hoffman

Infinite Worth. Each of us carries within the gift of infinite worth. Find out what that means for us to walk in relationship with others with a new sense of interconnectedness. Kent Hoffman is a clinician, attachment researcher, and co-founder of the Circle of Security program. His life work has included building intervention approaches for…

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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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