January 22, 2020 @7PM
City Opera House, Traverse City, MI
Angie learned how to lead during her time in the Marine Corps. She’s since shared her experiences in her books, Leading from the Front and the New York Times Best-Selling SPARK. She’s the co-founder of Lead Star and has been designing and delivering leadership programs for the world’s best businesses for 15+ years. She holds a BA and MBA from the University of Michigan. Beyond work, Angie is an avid athlete and challenge junkie. She’s running the Boston Marathon this spring and will compete in the TC Ironman in August. She’s also a huge reader – and is one of the creators of the Grand Traverse Battle of the Books competition.
“I’m passionate about stories – mine and yours. My work focuses on using my stories, particularly the failure ones, to share what I’ve learned and what others can learn from them, too.”
Temple is a yin yoga instructor at Yen Yoga & Fitness. She is passionate about sharing with her students the knowledge she has gained, but knows that there is always more to learn. She is also the manager at Yen, where she strives to give back to the community which has given so much to her. Outside of her professional life, Temple is a wife, mother, reader, and an active advocate for individuals impacted by addiction.
“For so long, I moved through life feeling disconnected. Through practicing and teaching yoga, managing Yen Yoga & Fitness, and maintaining sobriety since 2011, I have found a deep connection to myself and others, as well as a sense of fulfillment.”
Nathan considers himself to be an “boomerang entrepreneur” and he moved home in May 2013 to launch Inhabitect, LLC. This company serves as an independent resource for designing, building and growing living architecture. He has worked throughout North America as well as internationally focusing on architecture, landscape architecture, horticulture, engineering, construction and manufacturing clientele. During his career he has worked at the forefront of the green stormwater infrastructure and landscape design industries and played a critical role in the design, development, sale, and construction of over 1,000 projects, mostly green roofs, across North America. As an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP) and Certified Natural Shoreline Professional (CNSP) he actively works with his clients, the design community as well as policymakers on the benefits of adopting holistic, full site, green stormwater infrastructure practices. Nathan earned an Associate’s Degree in plant science from Northwest Michigan College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and a certificate in landscape and nursery development from Michigan State University. Inhabitect was selected as the NW Michigan regions “Best Small Business Honoree for 2019” by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Heidi’s career didn’t go in the straight line, the way it does for most financial advisors. Her story began with a Finance degree from the University of Illinois, which led her to First Colonial Bankshares and Deloitte & Touche in Chicago. She held titles such as Financial Analyst, Senior Consultant and Trust Analyst. But it wasn’t until she was called “mom” that her world turned upside down and brought her back up north – the place her great-grandfather planted the family in the late 1800s. Find out how a single mother of three became the comeback kid after more than a decade out of the workforce.
“I love adding value to other’s lives by taking big ideas and putting them into practice.”
Marc is a musician and educator who grew up in the woods of NW Lower Michigan. He lives in Interlochen on property that his great grandfather settled in the early 1900s with his wife Amber, his toddler son Abraham, a couple of miniature pinschers, and two cats that showed up on the deck and never left. Marc is a board member of the Green Lake and Duck Lake Association and does the water quality sampling for Green Lake. By day he teaches Life Science, Literacy, and Robotics at Benzie Central Middle School and is the coach of both the High School VEX Robotics Competition team and the Middle School VEX IQ Challenge team. By night he plays drums in the Traverse City based reggae/funk/ameriana band Soul Patch. In 2011 Marc founded the Deep Blue Water Samba School, a community samba drumming group. Marc attended Alma College where he majored in percussion performance and was both a camper and counselor at the University of Michigan All-State program at the Interlochen Arts Camp. He studied West African drumming and culture in Ghana, Irish bodhran in Ireland, and Brazilian drumming and music at the California Brazil Camp among the redwood trees. When he is not drumming or building robots he is… well… he is usually drumming or building robots.