x = independently organized TED event

Theme: What if?

This event occurred on
April 13, 2013
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
United States

TEDxMahtomedi will provide a focused discussion around our community's changing demographics and dynamic physical environment.

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Mahtomedi High School Black Box Theater
8000 75th Street North
Mahtomedi, Minnesota, 55115
United States
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Lisa Cook

A career development professional and single person, Lisa's passion is to connect others seeking stronger social ties and support.

Karen Fitzpatrick

Karen is a community activist. As a former educator and member of a religious order, Karen focuses her work on homelessness and hunger issues.

Karen Keenan

Karen is president of ConnectWC, a non-profit organization active in developing inclusive community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Victoria Safford

Victoria leads the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi. A graduate of Vassar and Harvard, she is interested in creating circles of community across demographic and social boundaries.

Cole Harmon

Cole is a high school senior at Mahtomedi High School. With a keen interest in the environment and as an artist, Cole is interested in an education that stimulates creativity and a love of learning.

Rebekah Hagstrom

Rebekah is headmaster at Liberty Classical Academy. With degrees in communications disorders and speech pathology, she helped to found this school to bring a classical education alternative to the Twin Cities area.

Mark Larson

Mark is superintendent of Mahtomedi Public Schools. WIth a Ph.D. in education, Mark is charged with leading our community schools into the future.

Patty Hall

Patty is co-founder of H2O for Life, a nonprofit with a mission to engage, educate and inspire you around water issues, especially in Africa. Patty is a life-long resident of our community and is especially concerned about emerging water issues here in our own community.

Dorian Grilley

Dorian is a Mahtomedi resident and is founder of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota which emphasizes bicycles as an alternative to the automobile for everyday transportation with a special focus on bicycle safety.

Davis Grilley

Davis is a high school junior who rides his bicycle on a daily basis. Davis is in the band, on the nordic ski team and has co-written a play.

Debbie Johnson-Hill

Debbie is an organic egg farmer living in our community. Debbie is interested in promoting local foods as both a health and economic development initiative.

Paul Hoff

As a professional at the MN Pollution Control Agency, Paul work is his avocation. Paul is a co-founder of the Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative.

Organizing team


  • Mary Hoff
    Steering Team/Communications/Program
  • Jud Marshall
    Steering Team/Mayor
  • Mary George
    Steering Team/Logistics
  • Scott Neilson
    Steering Team/City administrator
  • Annette Sallman
    Steering Team/Marketing
  • Ron Anderson
    Steering Team/Program
  • Laurel Karterick
    Steering Team/Program
  • Kandace Olsen
    Program Team
  • Allen Holcomb
    Program Team
  • Peter Reich
    Program Team
  • Patrick Crothers
    Logistics Team
  • Cole Harman
    Logistics Team
  • Claire Belisle
    Logistics Team
  • Tonya Kostuch
    Logistics Team
  • Eric Johnson
    Logistics Team