Mark O'Bryan is the Associate Dean for Administration at the University of Kentucky College of Design. He studied art and architecture at Cornell University and at the American Academy in Rome. He has won several awards, including the AIA Henry James Medal, the S.O.M. Traveling Fellowship and Bearings 10 Best Faculty in America Prize. His residence which he designed with his wife Mary Lee O'Bryan was just recently published in Kentucky Home and Gardens Magazine.
Gabe Bullard read his first McLuhan book in 2005 to impress a classmate and has been overthinking media ever since. It's worked out so far. Gabe spent a year working as a political blogger and freelance music critic in his hometown of St. Louis before moving to Louisville to work in public radio. He is now the news
I am currently a senior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Louisville. I have had a passion for rocketry since childhood when my father helped me build my first kit. From shooting off Estes model rockets in the backyard to working on an advanced high power rocketry project with NASA, a love for aerospace has been my driving factor. I would love to see more aerospace opportunities come to the city of Louisville.
Nicholas Seivers, AICP, is an urban planner, designer, and illustrator from Louisville, Kentucky. The presentation 'Seeing Southern Indiana' is a Kevin Lynch sort-of approach to analyzing urban design, transportation, and development opportunities that span multiple political boundaries and the scope of study of any one planning initiative, put into the context of Southern Indiana. There will be a pretty picture at the end.
Kristin Booker works for CARMAN as a landscape architect in a multi-disciplinary design firm in Louisville. The primary client base comes from the public sector where she employs her understanding of the complex form and function of urban streetscapes, plazas and open spaces. In her previous position working for Metro Government, Ms. Booker oversaw various urban capital improvement projects from inception to construction to maintenance, and oversaw Louisville’s Public Art program.
Stephen Pate is Owner of Restoration Werks; currently the premier classic motorcycle restoration shop in the country, recently moved to Main Street in Louisville. He started his professional career as a Grammy nominated musician, and later was offered the opportunity to become the youngest ever Creative Director at the world's largest ad agency. Using his music and design background to transition into interactive media during it's infancy, Stephen went on to directly create, evolve and manage some of the largest Brands in the world. In 2006, at the height of his career, he decided to dramatically restart his professional and personal life, focusing instead on the lifelong pursuit of craft thru the preservation and restoration of historic vehicles.
Glyn W. Humphrey
30+ year veteran of the VCM/PVC chemical manufacturing industry working in various technical and managerial roles for BF Goodrich, Geon Company, and Occidental Chemical. In 2009 Glyn founded Sustainable Technical and Commissioning Services LLC providing Sustainable Engineering and Commissioning Services to the private, public, institutional, and government markets. Glyn is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and earned an MBA from Bellermine College. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky, LEED AP, Certified Energy Manager, and Commissioning Authority. Glyn is also a Board Member and Speakers Bureau Chairman for the USGBC KY Chapter.
Ted Smith is the Director of the Innovation Office for the Louisville Kentucky Metropolitan Government. Prior to joining city government, Ted was appointed Senior Advisor on Innovation in the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, he led several initiatives focused on encouraging innovation in health IT and public-private partnerships. He is a successful entrepreneur in online media. Ted holds a BS in Neuroscience from Allegheny College and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Miami University (OH). Ted completed his post-doctoral studies at MIT in cognitive science.
Mary Herd Jackson
Ms. Jackson is a residential architect with special interest in historic preservation and aging-in-place. Volunteer involvements have included Junior League of Louisville, Cherokee Triangle Board, Landmarks Architectural Review Committee (Cherokee Triangle), Habitat for Humanity (founding board member in Louisville), Habitat ReStore, AIA House Tour Committee, foster parent, Extreme Build (McCreary County), Leadership Louisville '09 and deacon at Broadway Baptist Church. Married to Kevin, a biology teacher at Collegiate, they have three grown children. She enjoys construction, digging in the yard, and a good book.
As a Principal with K. Norman Berry Associates Architects PLLC, Bob has been practicing architecture in downtown Louisville for 26 years, all with the same firm. Many of the projects he designs involve a deep understanding of placemaking and an ability to manipulate the urban fabric to produce buildings that both fit in their physical context, while creating new spaces with a modern day sensibility of this era.
Dr. Mark Wourms is the Executive Director of Bernheim and a lifelong student of the natural world. He likes nothing better than finding ways to connect people with nature. Prior to Bernheim, Mark was the director of a botanical garden in California and a zoo in Missouri.