Our keynote speaker for 2019 is bestselling author and speaker Elizabeth Gilbert. Her memoir ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ has been translated into more than 30 languages and has sold over ten million copies worldwide.
Sarah Sample is an award-winning songwriter with a “raw, graceful voice” (Salt Lake City Weekly) and beautiful songs that weave a trail of stories through folk, Americana and country and have garnered comparisons to Sheryl Crow, The Weepies and Bonnie Raitt.
Mona Tavakoli is a Los Angeles-based drummer, singer and performer who believes in making music that unites, elevates and connects.
Mai Bloomfield is a singer-songwriter-cellist-guitarist from California. She writes songs from the heart and loves to collaborate. As a solo artist, she has received songwriting awards from the Kerrville, Telluride and Rocky Mountain Folks Festivals.
Lindsay Linton Buk is a Wyoming artist, photographer and director of the Women in Wyoming series, an art and media series highlighting inspiring and influential Wyoming women who make their mark in the Cowboy state.
Antonia Armenta-Miller is the owner of Bonafide, a popular food truck and catering company. Her culinary career spans 35-plus years of high-level culinary arts that have led her to start her own business from scratch in Sheridan County.
Mary Lattimore is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise.
For the past six years, before winning a seat on the Sheridan County Commission, Christi served as the office director for SWCA’s Sheridan office, where she oversaw a 30-member team of scientists and support staff.
Kristin believes in giving back to the communities we live in and therefore is an avid volunteer. She sits on the board of directors for the Wyoming Community Foundation, the University of Wyoming Cowboy Joe Club and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce.
Mandy Fabel is a small, but mighty woman who loves spending time outside in beautiful Wyoming. She enjoys everything from rock climbing to snowmobiling and mountain biking to hunting. When she isn’t playing outside she is working around the state as the executive director of Leadership Wyoming.
Shelley Kinnison is the owner/magician of Born in a Barn, an annual gathering for creators and appreciators of the unique and vintage.
She is active in many volunteer organizations and on the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees.
Melissa is a serial entrepreneur and problem solver who especially enjoys new challenges and adventures, and who loves helping her clients surmount their own challenges and launch their adventures.
A recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Mila has designed and been awarded several grants and sponsorships to implement, expedition-based learning. Her passion and focus is on learning, writing and teaching about ecology and large land conservation.