Vic Howie

Vic Howie is a Wealth Management Advisor at Merril Lynch. In his spare time, he was the Founder and former Chairman of the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Robin Emmons is the Founder & Executive Director of Sow Much Good, a non-profit that focuses on urban farming initiatives in underserved communities. She was named a CNN Hero in 2013.

Robin Emmons
Ben Kamens

Ben Kamens is the Lead Developer at Khan Academy, a pioneering education non-profit that aims to provide a ‘a free world-class education for anyone anywhere’. Previously he was a VP of Engineering at Fog Creek Software.

Greg Merril is the Founder and CEO of Brain Sentry, a company that builds helmet-mounted sensors to detect concussions. Brain Sentry was The Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year in 2013.

Greg Merril
Kevin Novak

Kevin Novak is the Data Modeling & Analysis Lead at Uber, one of the fastest growing private companies in America. He holds a Masters Degree in Physics from Michigan State University.

Dr. Doris Páez is the Executive Director of Forsyth Futures, a non-profit dedicated to expanding community knowledge and improving the quality of life for people in Forsyth County, North Carolina. In 2012, she was named one of Winston-Salem’s Outstanding Women Leaders by the City of Winston-Salem.

Dr. Doris Páez
Maranda Pleasant

Maranda Pleasant is the Founder of ORIGIN magazine. ORIGIN is a place where health and conscious living merges with humanitarianism, innovative sustainable initiatives and business with a conscience.


Steve Olsher is the best selling author of What is your ‘What’?. Known as “America’s Reinvention Expert,”  Steve Olsher is a one-of-a-kind and rare presenter, highly acclaimed leadership and reinvention speaker, workshop creator and facilitator, and sought-after media guest.

Steve Olsher
Dr. Eric Tomlinson

Dr. Eric Tomlinson is the Chief Innovation Officer of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He has extensive experience as a scientist and leader of several Biotech startups.