Steering Committee

  Kelly Babcock   Kelly is a fan of TED Talks. She works tirelessly at Chilliwack General Hospital as an RN and is passionate about dancing and travel.

Kelly Babcock

Kelly is a fan of TED Talks. She works tirelessly at Chilliwack General Hospital as an RN and is passionate about dancing and travel.

  Raymond Cauchi   Ray is the official license holder of TEDxChilliwack. He is involved in the education and counselling fields and works with vulnerable and less privileged people.

Raymond Cauchi

Ray is the official license holder of TEDxChilliwack. He is involved in the education and counselling fields and works with vulnerable and less privileged people.

  Steve Hamilton-Clark   Steve coaches high-performance business leaders and owners to go that extra mile to deliver winning experiences: for themselves, their people and their teams.

Steve Hamilton-Clark

Steve coaches high-performance business leaders and owners to go that extra mile to deliver winning experiences: for themselves, their people and their teams.

 
  Berris Karden   Berris is the CEO of  ecovideo  and  a director on the board of the  Zajac Foundation , benefitting the Zajac Ranch for Children and a member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack.

Berris Karden

Berris is the CEO of ecovideo and a director on the board of the Zajac Foundation, benefitting the Zajac Ranch for Children and a member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack.

  Tim McAlpine   Tim is the President & Creative Director of  Currency Marketing . He also owns Cowork Chilliwack and is on the CEPCO board of directors.  Tim was one of the speakers at TEDxChilliwack 2016.

Tim McAlpine

Tim is the President & Creative Director of Currency Marketing. He also owns Cowork Chilliwack and is on the CEPCO board of directors. Tim was one of the speakers at TEDxChilliwack 2016.

 

Judges & Speaker Coaches

  Kathy Funk   Kathy was the Executive Director for several not-for-profit organizations including the Downtown Business Improvement Association and Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy in Chilliwack. There she created multiple award-winning events such as Party in the Park and is a recipient of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award. Now as a Coach and Celebrant, Kathy specializes in Life Transitions. She is an accomplished speaker and advocate, who is passionate about helping people reach their true potential.

Kathy Funk

Kathy was the Executive Director for several not-for-profit organizations including the Downtown Business Improvement Association and Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy in Chilliwack. There she created multiple award-winning events such as Party in the Park and is a recipient of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award. Now as a Coach and Celebrant, Kathy specializes in Life Transitions. She is an accomplished speaker and advocate, who is passionate about helping people reach their true potential.

  Steve Hamilton-Clark   Steve coaches high-performance business leaders and owners to go that extra mile to deliver winning experiences: for themselves, their people and their teams. Steve has over 20 years CEO experience, is an International Coach Federation Board Director (Vancouver), a coach to the United Nations Humanitarian Coaching Program and a Non-Executive Director to three consultancies. Steve coaches clients from around the world from: Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, England Greece, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Steve Hamilton-Clark

Steve coaches high-performance business leaders and owners to go that extra mile to deliver winning experiences: for themselves, their people and their teams. Steve has over 20 years CEO experience, is an International Coach Federation Board Director (Vancouver), a coach to the United Nations Humanitarian Coaching Program and a Non-Executive Director to three consultancies. Steve coaches clients from around the world from: Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, England Greece, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

  Laura Houghton   Laura revels in both the printed and the spoken word. She writes non-fiction and is a published poet. She is a veteran Toastmasters member, and most recently elected VP Education of Chilliwack Toastmasters.

Laura Houghton

Laura revels in both the printed and the spoken word. She writes non-fiction and is a published poet. She is a veteran Toastmasters member, and most recently elected VP Education of Chilliwack Toastmasters.

  Scott McVetty   Scott was one of the speakers at TEDxChilliwack 2016, and is absolutely thrilled about being a judge and coach to the speakers for the upcoming TEDxChilliwack 2017. He is a busy RE/MAX Realtor, an active Chilliwack Toastmaster and co-founder of CashMob Chilliwack. His latest project is launching a YouTube Channel called Avant-Grub—coming to you live in February!

Scott McVetty

Scott was one of the speakers at TEDxChilliwack 2016, and is absolutely thrilled about being a judge and coach to the speakers for the upcoming TEDxChilliwack 2017. He is a busy RE/MAX Realtor, an active Chilliwack Toastmaster and co-founder of CashMob Chilliwack. His latest project is launching a YouTube Channel called Avant-Grub—coming to you live in February!


Event Hosts

 
  Michael Berger   Michael is a nearly life-time resident of Chilliwack, and his travels have always brought him back here. He is a Program Director at Currency Marketing, the Community Manager at Cowork Chilliwack, and a member and leader at many local organizations ranging from Rotary to the Chamber of Commerce to SimPhoney Improv and Secondary Characters. In his spare time, he’s an enthusiastic supporter of his sons’ sports teams, an avid patron of the arts, likes to learn and have meaningful conversations, loves to read, and enjoys travelling with his family.

Michael Berger

Michael is a nearly life-time resident of Chilliwack, and his travels have always brought him back here. He is a Program Director at Currency Marketing, the Community Manager at Cowork Chilliwack, and a member and leader at many local organizations ranging from Rotary to the Chamber of Commerce to SimPhoney Improv and Secondary Characters. In his spare time, he’s an enthusiastic supporter of his sons’ sports teams, an avid patron of the arts, likes to learn and have meaningful conversations, loves to read, and enjoys travelling with his family.

  Mary Erickson   Mary is a traveller who has called Chilliwack home for the last nine years. She is part-time student at UFV, an improv performer and bridge player. You might have also seen her in her capacity as marriage commissioner or biking along the backroads of Chilliwack.

Mary Erickson

Mary is a traveller who has called Chilliwack home for the last nine years. She is part-time student at UFV, an improv performer and bridge player. You might have also seen her in her capacity as marriage commissioner or biking along the backroads of Chilliwack.