I finished my formal education in 1982 with a Ph.D. but I've never stopped learning. I've worked in broadcast television and radio, audio, computer and satellite teleconferencing, higher education administration, religious broadcasting, marketing and communications. I read a great deal (both periodicals and books) online, on readers and on paper, am an avid listener and viewer of public broadcasting and I've discovered TED . . . all as ways to continue learning. Participating in the TED and TEDx community has filled me with hope for our world. The ideas shared on our stages and online are helping us all become better people. We have a challenge to meet, so let's get with it.
TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2012
Areas of Expertise
Communications - written, verbal, visual, nonverbal, Media - all kinds- analyst & creator , Relationship Builder
An idea worth spreading
I believe in 360 degree leadership as outlined by John Maxwell in his book. You can lead from anywhere in an organization, so get busy and start leading.
I'm passionate about
Helping others, learning, sharing ideas, collaboration
Talk to me about
Fascinating small towns in the United States and their people.
People don't know I'm good at
editing video, producing events and programs
My TED story
When technology and education converge for the betterment of mankind, I get excited. Add to that formula the involvement of dedicated and interested individuals in a community and the outcome can be very positive. TED is leading the way, connecting the latest in technology with people who have informative thoughts to share. After finding TED online, watching and sharing many of the videos then observing how this impacted people in my part of the world, I felt it was time to seek to contribute some of the ideas we have in and around Nebraska. Working with a committee of friends and fellow TED lovers, I've coordinated TEDxLincoln in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Here in Lincoln, Nebraska we've also hosted two TEDxYouth@Lincoln events. I'm retired so I've traveled and attended some TEDActive events and other TEDx events around the country. So, that's what I'm doing.