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Theme: Through It All

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November 8, 2019
Riverside, California
United States

TEDxLaSierraUniversity will return November 8, 2019 with “Through it All.” The day will be a search for the victories, humanity, and lessons that can be found when we push through to the other side of fear, destruction, apathy, and pain. Join us as we continue the journey we started in 2014 with “The Possible.”

Zapara School of Business: La Sierra University
4500 Riverwalk Pkwy
Riverside, California, 92505
United States
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Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr is a husband, father, Retired Special Forces Green Beret, entrepreneur, and best-selling co-author of TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beret’s Journey Back from the Brink. His book is being turned into a full feature documentary titled Quiet Explosions: Healing the Brain by a two-time EMMY award winning director to include a three-time academy award winner contributing to the production efforts as well. He co-founded Warrior Angels Foundation 501(c)(3) and the Millennium-Warrior Angel TBI Network. He lives with his wife Becky the love of his life and their seven children in the Los Angeles area.

Tasia Valenza

Voiceover Artist + Actress
Tasia Valenza is an EMMY-winning voiceover artist, actress, and motivational speaker. Renowned for voicing iconic female characters in video games and animated television shows, such as the seductress Poison Ivy in the Batman: Arkham Series, General Doza in Star Wars Resistance, Shaak Ti in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Sniper Wolf in the fan-favorite Metal Gear Solid games; Tasia voices countless commercials, animated series, video games, narrations, promos, and radio imaging. These experiences inspired the creation of #GiveGreatVoice, a platform that encourages confident, considerate verbal communication. Additionally, Valenza has co-created and voiced a free-to-use, science-based affirmation meditation app, Haven, with the hopes of helping people rewire their brains for peace of mind.

Tim Strack

Fire Captain
Tim Strack began his career with the City of Riverside Fire Department as a Firefighter in 1995 and was promoted to his current rank of Captain in June, 2003. He serves as the 1st District Vice-President of the California Professional Firefighters, and as Chairman of the Riverside City Firefighters Association - a non-profit that assists with fire education, fire prevention, victim assistance, and fallen firefighter family support.

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Riverside, CA, United States