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Seth Buechley

“Gratitude Adjustment” Seth Buechley is a serial-entrepreneur and business founder. In his recent book “Ambition: Leading with Gratitude,” Buechley tackles the plaguing question of why ambitious people struggle to find satisfaction and reveals the critical role of gratitude in making the shift to lasting leadership impact. He pulls no punches in identifying the painful lessons

Dr. Ryan Melton

“Can We Prevent Major Mental Illness Through Early Identification and Treatment?” Dr. Melton earned his Ph. D. in 2012. Dr. Melton is the clinical director of the EASA Center for Excellence at Portland State University’s Regional Research Institute and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health at Northwest Christian University.  In addition to his academic

Paula Marie Usrey

“Your Best Life at Any Age” Paula Marie Usrey is an associate professor of communication and has taught at Umpqua Community College for thirteen years. She is passionate about helping empower others so they can live life to the fullest. Having grown up nearly scared speechless and with no direction in life, she knows first-hand

Pamela Warren

“Why The Future of Math Needs The Past” Pamela Warren teaches math and logic at Geneva Academy, a classical Christian school in southern Oregon. She resides in Roseburg with her husband, three kids, Goldendoodle, “Harry,” and two very mischievous kittens. After receiving her degree in mathematics in 2012, she began teaching math to a variety

Marisa Fink

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost...They May Be Looking For A Letterbox” Marisa Fink is on a lifelong learning journey and she wants to take as many people with her as she can. In her TEDxRoseburg talk, she will get us as intrigued as she is about letterboxing, a little known but growing outdoor activity

Leila Goulet

“Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals?” Leila Goulet is a Montreal born Zoologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences majoring in Wildlife Biology as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree specializing in Science. While she began as a high school science teacher, she transitioned into zookeeping , and eventually

Larina Warnock

“The Other Statistic” Larina Warnock grew from a teen mother and high school dropout to a doctoral candidate at Creighton University and a high school teacher. Her journey has included violence, disability, and the death of her youngest son. A survivor of generational poverty, she has spent much of her life studying the causes of

Kemberly Farrell-Todd

“The Wonder Doors” Kemberly Todd is completing her BA in Business Management and is 2013 Phi Theta Kappa UCC Graduate.  Kem moved to Roseburg, Oregon in 2000 to operate her small business and start a family with her husband Steven.  Kem works at UCC’s Small Business Development Center, connecting business owners with services and resources

John Waller

“Natural Sanctuaries” John Waller grew up in Dixonville and spent much of his childhood roaming the creeks and hills of Douglas County, oftentimes with a fishing pole.  After exploring careers of wild land firefighting, raft guiding, and as a high school science teacher, John started Uncage the Soul Productions in 2004, producing commercial and documentary

John Blackwood

“Battling Cyberpunks to Win” John Blackwood is an internationally-known college professor, writer, and developer and is currently a cybersecurity educator at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. John holds an M.S in Computer Systems from City University, B.A. from Indiana University, A.E. in Software Engineering Technology from the Oregon Institute of Technology, and an