Speakers

David Rendall, Author and Speaker at TEDxMarinetteDave Rendall

Dave Rendall is a speaker, author, leadership professor, stand-up comedian, and endurance athlete. During the last ten years he has spoken to hundreds of audiences throughout North America, Australia, Africa, Asia and South America.  Prior to becoming a professor and speaker, he managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities.  He has more than fifteen years of experience leading people and organizations. David has a doctor of management degree as well as a graduate degree in psychology. His first book was The Four Factors of Effective Leadership. His second book is The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness.

Click here to watch his TEDxMarinette talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqS0zSTlsM8

Denise Barreto, Author, Speaker TEDxMarinetteDenise W. Barreto

Denise W. Barreto is the managing partner and founder of Relationships Matter Now,LLC, a strategic business and marketing consultant firm that exists to connect relationships to maximize life and business. Primarily delivering strategic business and marketing planning services, Relationships Matter Now, LLC, sees relationships—internal and external—as the key driver and differentiator for long-term success.

Denise is an expert in the art of influence. As a life-long marketer and political junkie, she has studied consumer and human behavior and specializes in ways to motivate towards goals while simultaneously adding value to their lives. With her down-to-earth personality and laid-back style, she quickly connects with audiences to help them absorb her messages. She launched her first book last year entitled, From Here To There: 5 Steps To Doing Your Life’s Work Every Day.

Click here to watch her TEDxMarinette talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfPBF6ehWLg

121209_Walsh_0052Stosh Walsh

Stosh D. Walsh serves others as a writer, executive coach, consultant, and speaker throughout North America and Europe.  His past clients include Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Ann Inc., US Bank, McKinsey and Company, Banana Republic, Northrop Grumman, Kohler and the United States Federal Government.  He has experience as a classroom teacher from middle school through college, and earned a BA in Education and an MA in Leadership.  His mission is to be a force in the lives of others.  In pursuit of this mission, Stosh maintains an active coaching, speaking and writing schedule.  His other interests include hiking, photography, and spending time at home in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and 2 children.  In December 2012, he released his first book, “Along the Way: Leadership Stories from Everyday Life”

Click here to watch his TEDxMarinette talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJOwdzPPf-M

matt langdonMatt Langdon

Matt Langdon builds heroes. As the creator of the school program, The Hero Construction Company, and the upcoming book, The Hero Handbook, he is well-established as an expert in the study of modern heroism. He’s an Australian living in Michigan and has been known to beg for good chocolate.

Click here to watch his TEDxMarinette talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE0jGWVMjJw

 

PaulOkrayAfro-Cuban Taiko Project

Afro-Cuban Taiko Project was founded in 1998 by Music Teacher Paul Okray.  The group consists of Middle School and High School students from the Marinette Public Schools.  The group performs music from around the world, but specializes in music from Ghana, Africa, the Caribbean Islands, and Taiko Drum Music from Japan.  The mission of the group is to promote lifelong learning through world music.  Each year they provide free concerts and workshops to audiences in the State of Wisconsin and wherever else they may be touring.  This year they are on a campaign to tour in Miami, Florida.

Paul Okray, the director, has been a Music Teacher at Marinette Middle School since 1997.  He currently teaches 5-8 grade General Music, but has also taught Choir, Show Choir, and produced many musicals.  Paul received has Bachelor’s degree in Music Ed. from UW-Madison and a Masters in Music Ed. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
Click here to watch their TEDxMarinette Performance:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V132zlluedY  and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3WCpUtbm8w

Profile1Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis is a 2011 graduate of Marinette High School and is currently at the University of Wisconsin- Madison studying Industrial and Systems Engineering- Decision Science and Operations Research with a minor in International Engineering- French. He is interested in exploring how engineers can lead multidisciplinary groups to find creative solutions for the century’s most complex technical and nontechnical challenges.  While at Wisconsin, Jeffrey was the Student Representative for Strategic Purchasing at the Office of the Vice Chancellor’s Administrative Excellence Project. He continues to work with many diverse groups of people in student government while serving on the Legislative Affairs, Shared Governance, and Nonresident Tuition Appeals Committees. In addition, he is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Institute of Industrial Engineers. When he is not busy Jeffrey enjoys communicating with fellow university francophones and sampling the vibrant art scene in Madison.
Click here to watch his TEDxMarinette talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gku43AXxijI

IMG_3683Jonathan Haines

Jonathan Haines is a 2010 Marinette High School Graduate, and is currently finishing up his Junior year at St. Norbert College in DePere, WI. He is majoring in Graphic Design, with an emphasis in Photography. He has always found enjoyment from being in front of a group people and entertaining on the stage.
Click here to watch his TEDxMarinette talk:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3QX8snB6IA