Austin Lazarus is a student at Chatfield Senior High School and will be a Miami University Business student next year. He is the Co-President of Jefferson County Relay for Life and is part of the nationally recognized Link program at his high school. He has been a student athlete all four years of high school. He is a Superfan and works to spread school spirit across Chatfield.
Elanor Goldstein is an extroverted climate enthusiast who has always wanted to give a TED talk! She loves running, hiking, skiing, and getting a matcha latte with friends. She grew up in Denver, Colorado and is the middle child of three sisters. She has participated in speech and debate all four years of high school as well as Model United Nations where she has grown to love public speaking and discussing solutions to worldwide issues.
Student, Colorado School of Mines Undergraduate in Research
Frances LeDuke is a university student from Golden, Colorado. From studying engineering at Warren Tech to building industry level spacecraft while in university, she is a driven and accomplished young woman striving to learn, educate, and present insight and inspiration to other aspiring engineers.
Noah Vong is a junior at Denver East High School. He often considers himself one who's easy to talk to, mellow and even-tempered, and dedicated to his commitments. As the Junior Vice President of East's Student Council and a future president of Club APSA (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Alliance), he finds himself taking on leadership roles, as an act of compassion for his peers, school, and community. He is proud to be an Asian American individual and always will be.
Rachel Barbe is a 22 year Jeffco educator with a passion to help students become empathetic, open-minded critical thinkers and problem solvers in a world that is increasingly divided. For the past four years, she has been facilitating TED-style Talks in her ACC concurrent enrollment Composition course at Chatfield Senior High; these talks have been a highlight of her tenure, showcasing students' creativity and passion.
Rae Tatel is a student at Denver East High School. She is on the Speech and Debate team, and is also a runner for her school. She loves books, debate, and learning new things. She is also involved with a few other clubs at Denver East, and is a gymnastics coach when not busy racing or debating.
Executive Coach, Author, Speaker
Susie Tomenchok is an executive coach helping clients unlock their inner negotiators. She honed her negotiation skills by closing deals for big names like ESPN/Disney, Boeing, and NBC.
Her passion developed when she realized her three daughters used negotiation tactics against her to advocate for themselves. This prompted her to leave her corporate life to help individuals leverage their strengths.
Susie's mission is to help individuals use negotiation as a tool to advocate for their future selves daily with confidence.
Weston Kieschnick is considered one of the world’s most recognizable and sought-after speakers and educational leaders. He is an award-winning teacher, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is the author of, Bold School, Breaking Bold, The Educator’s ATLAS, and the creator and host of Teaching Keating; one of the most downloaded podcasts in the United States for educators and parents.