TEDxPasadena is produced by a volunteer team of
local TED enthusiasts, each attracted to the concept of "Ideas
Worth Sharing" and generously giving of their time, energy and
professional expertise to bring the event to fruition.
Apodaca (CEO/Organizer) is an entrepreneur and community change
agent with interests in the non-profit and for profit sectors. He
is a partner in MountainTop Strategies, a transformational leadership
consultancy, he is Director of the non-profit Community
Without Walls, and is now laying plans to launch the Center
for Thriving, Contribution and Sustainability. Greg's life work
is to help people realize more of their full potential and to create
communities where people can pursue and develop that potential together
and for individual and mutual benefit. Greg can be reached at email@example.com
Garcia (Workplan) is a recent graduate
of Leadership Pasadena where that experience sparked a greater passion
for service. Grace is a volunteer with the local nonprofit Young
& Healthy that provides free medical services to uninsured and
underinsured children within the Pasadena Unified School District.
Grace is a staff member with the prosecution division of the Pasadena
City Attorneys Office.
Pascual (Web Master) is an artist, programmer and entrepreneur
who has a heart for non-profits and other organizations that help
make the community a better place. He runs WYNK
Marketing, a one-stop shop that helps entrepreneurs market to
the 21st century."Money isn't my true motivation for my
business" says Raoul, "it's the freedom to think
outside the proverbial box to create something beautiful, functional
and practical." Raoul invites you to subscribe to his weekly
Joke email blast where he sends out original cartoons and interesting
Ornelas (Speaker Recruitment and Management). In Gerry's
"I am most passionate about living my vision by actively
contributing to the world. Not just thinking about my vision or
reporting about it, but living it. I have brought myself to the
edges of what I thought was possible, and that's the kind of participation
that makes my life alive and passionate." Gerry is a former
Marine, police officer, licensed retirement planner, and practitioner
in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Gerry has learned to put numerous
concepts and theories into practice in his life, and has made quantum
leaps that he would only have wished for before.
Aguilar : Itza is lining up the performers for this event.
She is a Management and Production professional involved in both
the food and entertainment industries. Besides her lovely family,
her passions are philanthropy, personal growth and yoga. Itza can
be contacted at Itza@Aguilar-Investments.com
nearly 20 years of communications experience, Jamie Brown
(PR Management) specializes in developing and implementing public
relations/marketing strategies, with an emphasis on media relations.
She holds a bachelors degree in communications from the University
of California at Berkeley.
Specialties: Media Relations, strategic planning
626- 792-9183 (office)
Dr. Diana Fisher (helping edit the website content and scheduling
poetry performances) is the executive director of the Collective
Voices Foundation, a non-profit organization that creates, supports,
and sustains innovative and collaborative educational programs for
under-resourced youth. Diana is also on faculty in the Department
of Communication Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walters : Kate is the founder of Kate Consulting, a Pasadena-based
company that develops staff trainings and youth development programs
to clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. As a
result of a life changing volunteer trip to Calcutta India, Kate
has dedicated herself and her work to experiential learning, and
is thrilled to be a part of TEDxPasadena which shares her value
of improving the community. She would be pleased to be contacted
Tom Lenzo : More than 30 years helping
people on more than 100 projects in three areas: employee and
management training, technology implementation and use, and business
and personal security. Skills: determining business goals
and objectives; developing contents and training materials; training
trainers and mentors; scheduling, organizing, delivering, and
evaluating training; project management of task, staffing, and
finances; people, data, technology, and facilities security. Volunteer
identity theft investigator, Pasadena Police Department. Certified
Infrastructure Liaison Officer, InfraGard-FBI. email@example.com
Medina is a firefighter/paramedic within the Greater Los Angeles
area. He has dedicated most of his life in the service of others.
Valuing higher education he is pursuing a degree in business. His
current passions are involvement with his faith community, personal
development and wellness associated with proper nutrition.
Escorza-Jaime has been married to Gerardo Jaime for 23 years
and they have four fun-filled children in all stages of life! Patricia
has been a resident of Pasadena since 1994 and loves all that Pasadena
is and has to offer. She has been a Pasadena Unified School District
teacher since 1999, holds a Masters Degree in Education Leadership,
and is currently working with second graders at Hamilton Elementary.
Their class theme this year is Love, Peace, and Happiness! Patricia
is a graduate of Leadership Pasadena's Class of 2007 and is currently
on the LP Board of Directors. She and her husband Gerardo are in
transition within their lives and becoming 21st Century Entrepreneurs
and strive to serve humanity by providing an opportunity to liberate
people from disease and illness, from time constraints, and from
HYatt is a cooperative member with aveson educational cooperative.
He has been with Aveson Charter Schools since it's inception In
2007 and has been an educator for the past 11 years working with
kinder students through high schoolers. He is also a published playwright.
Anton Anderson, Deana Helmy,
and Justin Prieto