We extend our heartfelt gratitude to those whose time and talent moves TEDxSonomaCounty forward year after year.
Amar Hanspal License Holder
Most recently co-CEO @Autodesk. Invested in driving the transformation of industries and businesses through technology, entrepreneurship and education. Husband, father of two + puppy, world traveler and frustrated writer.
Brad Weaver, Ed.D Founding Partner / Host
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 / Co-Curator
Was an executive at Yahoo! and survivor of the web’s early years. Is a Sonoma County native, mother, wife, writer, consultant, and pursuer of passions.
Karen Bergin Co-Curator
Former banker, lifelong learner and 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.
Kate Hawley Co-Curator
Wife of one. Mother of two. Friend of many. Avid world-traveler. Believer in the power of education to change the world.
Nancy Ferrick Co-Curator
Wife, mother of two sons, retired educator, mentor, community do-gooder and volunteer. Passionate about education, social justice, family and friends.
Katie Murphy Sponsorship Chair
Greatest achievements: raising three children, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, driving in Paris. Loves kids, baseball and her garden, and has the most patient husband in the world.
Jacci Summers Website Management
Mother of one beautiful daughter, Jacci is a graphic designer who is passionate about art and architecture. She also loves to cook, entertain, play tennis and travel.
Elizabeth Gleadall Founding Partner / Wearer of Many Hats
Passionate about children, education, philanthropy, and bringing joy to others. As a mother of two and Director of Development at Sonoma Country Day School, she gets to do just that.
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 us at email@example.com. We look forward to welcoming you to the TED family!
Alana De Mars
Maxine De Mars