Katherine R. Amato
Katherine R. Amato is primatologist who does fieldwork and lab work on the impacts of the gut microbiota on host nutrition and health. Most of her fieldwork has been in southeastern Mexico. She is interested in how microbes help their hosts (human or primate) maintain nutrition and health in environments with seasonal changes in food availability.
Mike Cavaroc is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and earned a Master of Fine Art from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He then moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he self-taught himself photography. Now based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming he explores a growing passion for both night photography and astrophotography.
Pat Crowley is founder of Chapul (from the Aztec word for ‘cricket’). He has a compelling vision for a new sustainable protein source for the world; one that will revolutionize the marketplace. An adventurous outdoorsman from Salt Lake City, Pat was recently on the primetime ABC show Shark Tank where he convinced a shark, Mark Cuban, to join him in “feeding the revolution.”
Ryan Holladay is an artist and the new media curator at Artisphere where he has worked since it opened in 2010. He works as a sound artist and musician along with his brother and collaborator, Hays Holladay. Ryan is a 2013 TED Fellow, a 2014 Aspen Ideas Scholar and served as artist-in-residence at Stanford University’s Experimental Media Art Department.
Ferananda Ibarra is internationally recognized in the fields of collective intelligence and the next economy. The center of her work is conscious evolution of social systems, new social DNA and the processes and tools that support it. Ferananda is an international speaker and facilitator with experience in Europe, Mexico and the United States.
Michael Lessac is an award-winning theatre, television, and film director, a screenwriter, and co-founder of the Global Arts Corps. He is the project creator and director of the international theatre production, Truth In Translation, and Artistic Director of Colonnades Theatre Lab, Inc. and of the Colonnades Theatre Lab, South Africa.
Carly Mitchell is a genderqueer who works as an industrial designer, illustrator, photographer, gardener, certified arborist and occasionally rescues cats stuck in trees. Carly grew up in both Jackson Hole, Wyoming and New York City, but now resides in Oakland, California where they have the best of both city and country environments.
Geoffrey Tabin, M.D.
Dr. Geoff Tabin, Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of the Division of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. Dr. Tabin spends a considerable part of the year working abroad, both in Nepal and throughout the Himalayas, as well as in Africa.