Aaron Oster is a co-founder of A-OK Barbecue in North Adams. He was raised in New England and grew up surrounded by food, which highlighted the connectivity of how a meal
made with love can bring people together, no matter the circumstances.
Briee Della Rocca
Briee Della Rocca is an award-winning editor, creative director, and brand biographer based in Vermont. She works with colleges and individuals to find, shape, and share resonate stories that get at the heart of an organization’s singular nature. Her clients have included
Bennington College, Kenyon College, and Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Craig Stanland is the author of the soon to be published memoir, The Blank Canvas. He is a transformational storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves being out in nature, cars and connecting with friends.
Dr. Judy Butler
Dr. Judy Butler is a certified Pastoral Psychotherapist in private practice, who consults
with, counsels and coaches Adult Children of Aging Parents, members of the “Sandwich Generation”, Caregivers, and Senior Adults interested in 2nd half and end of life planning. Her passion for working with senior adults and their adult children and caregivers grew out of her own experiences as a caregiver for her parents, congregational pastor for senior adults, and as a hospital chaplain for many years.
Dylan Lundgren is a poet, speaker, and individual in long-term recovery. His mission is to transform despair into hope using the power of community. He also likes to dance and do karaoke.
Mary Cheyne, MBA, is a Transformational Public Speaking Trainer & Coach, best-selling author and the 2009 World Champion of Public Speaking first runner-up. Mary has been a professional trainer & coach for over a decade, transforming people into impactful public speakers & communicators. She has trained over 15,000 people in 30 cities around the world.
Michael M. Smith is a School Adjustment Counselor at Drury High School in North Adams and an Adjunct Professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Springfield College. He has been in the field of social work for thirty years, spending the majority of his career working in child protective services.
Otha Day is a Drum Circle Facilitator who facilitates events from the belief that our
“HeartBeats are the Rhythm of our Souls”. He facilitates Drum Circles with groups of participants from 2 to 2,000 in settings that include corporate and business groups, all educational levels, spiritual and religious environments, and celebratory functions.
Renée Dineen is a recovering workaholic and action junky that left her executive level career to give herself a genuine shot at doing work that mattered most to her heart. Equally compelling, to do that work without sacrificing the whole of her life.