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  • Francis Adewale

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Judy Cornish

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Tucker Frye

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    TUCKER FRYE Tucker Frye was born in Bend, Oregon. Moved to Spokane very shortly after birth. I had a pretty usual upbringing, I feel like because there was not much conflict in my childhood that

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  • Aaron Hesse

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    AARON HESSE Aaron Hesse is an electrical engineer and building technology specialist. He currently designs and oversees the construction of network infrastructure at Avista Utilities. He is passionate about making buildings more connected and efficient

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  • Kristin Kinder

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Monty Lomazzi

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    MONTY LOMAZZI Monty Lomazzi aka “Mustang Freak” — Racing Drone Pilot and the Chapter Organizer for SpokaneFPV, a regional Tier 2 MultiGP drone racing chapter. Myself and others like me are using fields, parks, even their backyards

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  • Ammi Midstokke

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Natasha Miserendino

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Matthew Mitchell

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    MATTHEW MITCHELL Matthew Mitchell has researched the future for nearly 20 years helping organizations, governments, institutions, and individuals invent better futures through policy, investment, and planning. He is currently developing an online service to expand

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  • Dave Paunesku

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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’

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  • Erika Prins Simonds

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Nick Smoot

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    NICK SMOOT Nick Smoot has founded and sold 3 tech companies. Now as the founder of Innovation Collective and Mountain Man Ventures (VC fund), he is focused on redefining how people and cities participate in

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  • John Tomkowiak

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    JOHN TOMKOWIAK John Tomkowiak, MD, MOL, is the founding dean of the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. A professor of psychiatry and board certified in general psychiatry, as well as a

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  • Chris Wood

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    CHRIS WOOD Chris Wood’s broad business experiences and skills in the methodology of the Toyota’s Business Model, also known as Lean Thinking, has helped shape many of his future-forward views of the world. He is

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  • Rhonda Young

    04 Nov 0 Comments

    RHONDA YOUNG Rhonda Young is a professor of civil engineering at Gonzaga University specializing in transportation systems.  She studies the role of transportation on safety, mobility, and efficiency of communities and regions and is excited

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  • Brady Cass

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    BRADY CASS Brady Cass is a healthcare industry veteran with over twenty five years of experience in serving complex market segments within the health insurance field. He has been with Cambia Health Solutions for over a

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  • Michael Ebinger

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    MICHAEL EBINGER Michael Ebinger, a WSU professor, is currently the Director of the WSU Center for Innovation. His efforts and interests include commercializing technical research and evaluating the economic feasibility of new ideas and products

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  • Salvatore Lorenzen

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    SALVATORE LORENZEN Salvatore Lorenzen has been in the classroom going on 15 years. In the past he’s earned a living repairing office equipment, working on classified communications systems for the US Navy, working on IT networks, personal

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  • Ryan Bart

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    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

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  • Greg Nokes

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    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

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  • Linda Seppa-Salisbury

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    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

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  • Aaron Crumbaugh

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    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

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  • Faridah Gbadamosi

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    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

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  • Mike & Hailey Poutiatine

    04 Dec 0 Comments

    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

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