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  • Kinzie Farmer

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    KINZIE FARMER Kinzie Farmer is a curious soul with and gifted storyteller. Over the past two summers, she has “run away from home”, traveling abroad to live in three different countries (Mexico, Ireland and Spain). In

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  • Skyler Oberest

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Carrie Davis

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Carrie Davis Carrie Davis is Spokane native (born and raised) and a big fan of the Pacific Northwest. Carrie is a teacher, mom, daughter and partner, a surrogate mom for herfriends, and for the last nine

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  • Jim Sheehan

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Brook Swanson

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Kevin Sanders

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Come Nzibarega

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Come Nzibarega Come Nzibarega has a gift for languages; he speaks five—French, Swahili, Kirundi, Amharic and English. In 2005, languages helped him land a job as a translator for a United Nations peacekeeping force sent

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  • Anna Ho

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Anna Ho Anna Ho uncovers actionable insights for Fortune 500 companies. With a master’s in Technology, Innovation & Education from Harvard and a second master’s in Media Studies from Stanford, she has over a decade of

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  • Scott Hippe

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Scott Hippe Scott Hippe is a family physician completing residency training in Boise, Idaho. He is passionate about extending health services to rural and underserved areas. During medical training he has advocated for various health initiatives,

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  • Bethany Montgomery

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Bethany Montgomery Bethany Montgomery is founder of a spoken word movement promoting freedom of expression and providing an advocacy platform to underrepresented demographics. Raising awareness to social, cultural, and political issues; she and her colleagues

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  • Robbi Anthony

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Robbi Anthony Robbi Anthony is an entrepreneur, a transgender activist and a business owner. Robbi started her first business 10 years ago in Spokane while in high school and hasn’t looked back. Her focus is

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  • Adam Schluter

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    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

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  • Mandy Manning

    03 Nov 0 Comments

    Mandy Manning Mandy Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. Mandy teaches in the Newcomer Center (English language development for brand new immigrant and refugee students) at Ferris High School in Spokane. She is

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  • Erika Prins Simonds

    10 Apr 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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  • Francis Adewale

    06 Feb 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

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  • Judy Cornish

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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

    06 Feb 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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