Michael Bakas, Ph.D.
Michael Bakas is a Materials Scientist with a Ph.D in Ceramic and Materials Engineering from Rutgers University. He is an active member of Toastmasters International and recently won the District 15 Humorous Speech Contest in Boise, ID. Bakas hails from the great state of New Jersey, and currently lives and works in Idaho Falls, ID.
Sean Casey is a filmmaker and professional storm chaser who appears in the realty television series Storm Chasers. He created the IMAX film Tornado Alley using two custom built armored vehicles to film from inside a tornado. Casey has been named one of the 50 best minds of 2008 by Discover Magazine.
Lynsey Dyer won a Junior Olympic medal in Downhill Skiing at age 16 before her passion for powder and the freedom of the backcountry led her to give up racing and pursue competition on the Freeski World Tour. Committed to helping females reach their potential through challenging themselves in the outdoors, Dyer co-founded SheJumps.org.
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL)
Kevin Kallaugher’s (KAL) work for The Sun and The Economist has appeared in more than 100 publications worldwide, including Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Pravda, Krokodil, Daily Yomiuri, The Australian, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report.
Father Ubald Rugirangoga
Father Ubald survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide of the Tutsi people where one million people were killed in 90 days. He lost 80 members of his own family and 45,000 of his congregation. He is renowned for bringing healing, forgiveness, peace, and reconciliation to all people in Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and beyond.
Nancy Sathre-Vogel is the mother to Family on Bikes. After 21 years of classroom teaching, she and her husband decided life was too short to live the life of others. The family of four began a 17,300 mile bicycle journey from Alaska to Argentina which spanned nearly three years and fifteen countries.
Robert B. Tucker
Robert B. Tucker is president and founder of The Innovation Resource. As one of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, he is a frequent contributor to publications such as the Journal of Business Strategy and The Futurist. Tucker has appeared on PBS, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.
Christie Watts nearly had her career as a professional snowboarder ended by a spinal fracture before discovering that her true life purpose, helping others overcoming obstacles that prevent them from achieving extraordinary lives. Watts has gone on to coach a variety of athletes to pursue their dreams and currently practices as a life coach in Jackson, WY.