We extend our heartfelt gratitude to those whose time and talent moves TEDxSonomaCounty forward year after year.
Amar Hanspal License Holder / Host
Currently an executive at Autodesk helping imagine, design and create a better world. Husband, father of two (+ a puppy), world traveler and frustrated writer.
Brad Weaver, Ed.D Founding Partner / Host
Brad is an independent school leader focused on creativity, youth leadership and ethical development, outdoor and experiential education, service learning, and culturally responsive teaching.
Shannon Ledger Executive Producer
Was an executive at Yahoo! and survivor of the web’s early years. Is a Sonoma County native, mother, wife, writer, and pursuer of passions.
Vincent Rago Organizing Committee Chair
Vincent arrived at his place in West Sonoma County to experience the sensations of homebuilding, farming and living near the coast. He believes the classical concept of “synthesis from opposites” is a key element of creativity.
Karen Bergin Sponsorship Chair
Karen Bergin is a former banker, a lifelong learner and an avid community volunteer. She is a mother of 4, a grandmother of two, and the co-owner of a successful small business in the Napa Valley.
Neal Goldberg Marketing Chair
Neal and his family created their home in Sonoma County over 10 years ago after relocating from the South Bay to join Medtronic. He feels lucky to be a part of the team of organizers and volunteers at TEDx Sonoma County who represent a perfect blend of passion, education, art … and hard-working fun!
Jimi Conners TEDxSonomaCountySalon Chair
Graduating in summer of 2015 from father of dogs to father of human, Jimi is an advocate for education, design, and creativity and Development Associate at Sonoma Country Day School.
Join Our Team
Looking to get involved?
Creatives and educators. Doctors, scientists, and executives. Moms, dads, aunts, and uncles. Our TEDxSonomaCounty team is a union of community members with something in common: we love spreading ideas.
If you are interested in giving your time and joining our movement, please contact Jimi Conners at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you to the TED family!
Marketing & Outreach
Mari Aixalá Dawson
Katie Wetzel Murphy
Neal Golderg, Chair
Karen Bergin, Chair
Jimi Conners, Chair
Alana De Mars
Maxine De Mars