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TEDxLosGatosHighSchool 2015:


May 9th, 2015


Speaker Talks can be viewed HERE

Speaker Biographies:

Sally Thornton

Sally founded Forshay to build a new business model for how top talent can engage with some of the Bay Area’s most progressive companies, through an on-demand model that provides ‘just enough’ structure to support their best work, or through direct-hire opportunities. Sally has extensive experience addressing the unique talent needs of the Bay Area’s most remarkable companies, having worked with iconic leaders such as Genentech and Levi Strauss, rapid-growth start ups including

Danielle Harlan

Danielle Harlan is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential. She received her doctorate in political science and M.A. in education from Stanford University, where she was a Jacob K. Javits National Fellow. Following her graduate studies, she was the Chief of Operations for the Carnegie Foundation, where she worked to harness the power of networks and quality improvement strategies in order to solve important educational problems. She has also worked as an in

Bob Baxley

Bob Baxley is Head of Product Design and Research at Pinterest. Previously, Bob spent 8+ years at Apple, where he served in senior leadership roles for both Apple’s retail and e-commerce teams. As a Director of Design, Bob led the creative team responsible for the Apple Online Store, the Apple Store app, and a variety of other commerce related products. Prior to Apple, Bob was Director of Design for Yahoo! Search where he led the design team for Yahoo! Answers and other search-centric properties

Analise Roland

Analise Roland is a slow food advocate and activist raised between an organic ranch in Montana and Southern California. After graduating from Brown University, she co-founded a start up in NYC creating organic meals from left over produce as a means of supporting the local network of farmers. When she realized her current business couldn't scale unless the physical food distribution system changed, she set out to do just that. Analise is currently a co-founder at, LocalHero, a San Francisco base

Vanessa Thompson

Vanessa is a sophomore at Los Gatos High School. She left traditional schooling in the fourth grade to travel to 37 countries and territories searching for global solutions for sustainability. This hands-on approach to learning afforded her many opportunities such as meeting with NASA scientists to discuss sustainable biofuel production, feeding the rare freshwater dolphins in the Amazon River, building hundreds of wheelchairs for disabled people in Belize and having dinner with the President

Ariel Seidman

Ariel Seidman is the Founder and CEO of Hivemapper, a community-edited map for drones. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Gigwalk - a Fast Company 2013 Top 10 Most Innovative Mobile Company. He loves anything that flies.

Greg and Jill Henderson

Greg Henderson is the founder, CEO and chief visionary for Arx Pax. Greg began his career in the military as an Airborne Ranger, serving with the 101st Airborne and 7th Infantry. He graduated from West Point with a B.S in Engineering, and received a Master of Architecture degree from Berkeley. That said, what Greg succinctly envisioned with Arx Pax was a new way to employ an unexploited technology in applications that others did not see. He labeled this epiphany: Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA

Bud Everts - Master of Ceremonies

Bud Everts is an Accent Coach with English By The Hour, helping to coach executives throughout the world to speak clearly, confidently and powerfully in American English. Previously, Bud spent 20+ in the hospitality industry, including Senior Director of Human Resources for Stuart Anderson's Black Angus Restaurants, working with staff and management in the U.S. and Asia. He has also helped create the start-up SeniorSurfers, and has held senior HR and Operations positions

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