Stephanie has a B.S. in Communication Arts and Literature from Bemidji State University and twenty years of experience as a secondary English teacher, coach, and theater director. She is a certified life coach, specializing in self care and school/work/life balance. Her dedication to serving underrepresented groups stems from her work with the Migrant Summer School […]


Dr. Greg Mellema

Dr. Greg Mellema is a career aircraft mechanic, combat veteran, teacher, author, and subject matter expert in the manufacture and repair of advanced composite structures. He has over 37 years of experience working on both manned and unmanned military and civilian aircraft with a special emphasis on advanced composite structures. Greg holds a B.S. degree

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Stephen C. Ley

Mr. Stephen Ley is currently serving in the role of Associate Professor for the School of Aviation Sciences at Utah Valley University.  Special projects include the deployment of a new Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Technology Management, the development of a new Part 147 Aircraft Maintenance Technician School, and research and projects involving workforce and

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Seth Simonson

Seth graduated from NDSCS with a degree in Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology in 2011, and from there began a career at Moore Engineering as a CAD Technician. In 2014 Seth accepted a position at NDSCS as an instructor in the Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology department. While at NDSCS he was put

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Millicent Pitts

Milly is the executive director of our international non-profit,, that gives non-dilutive funding to innovative start-ups that support healthy oceans and a sustainable Blue Economy.  She previously was an executive in the chemical/materials industry for 30 years, living in Houston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Valencia (Spain). In addition to her role at Ocean Exchange, she

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Brad grew up in the aviation industry, working from a young age in his family’s avionics sales and service business. After graduating from the University of Utah, he left aviation to launch his career managing global, high-tech marketing programs for companies such as US Robotics, 3Com, Informix, and EFI. Brad returned to aviation as one


Alina George

Alina George is a Program Lead in the FAA’s Drone Integration Office. She is on the Outreach and Engagement Team, where she leads projects on the development and implementation of Drone Safety Day, DroneZone updates, Droning On: Regional Events, and co-administrates the UAS-CTI Program. Prior to joining the FAA, Alina worked on education and outreach

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David Anderson is a chiropractor by training, a clinical nutritionist by passion, and an educator by design. After owning and operating several health care businesses for two decades, he transitioned to higher education and has been teaching life science courses since 2009. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic and is


Megan Hall

Megan was born and raised in Thief River Falls, Minnesota and has worked in various reception or administrative roles in the health field. Megan is also a Certified Pharmacy Technician, working in the field for nearly ten years. She enjoys serving and being a part of the community.

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