Adam Slatniske was born and raised in Carroll County. He attended South Carroll High School where he was an honor student and captain of his football and lacrosse teams. At a young age, Adam was dedicated to community service, completing hundreds more service hours than he needed to graduate. Adam Slatniske then went to Washington College where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Adam’s community service continued in college where he participated in a program called Neighbor Ride where he drove elderly people to their appointments and helped them run errands. Adam Slatniske also volunteered at Copper Ridge Nursing Home for dementia and Alzheimer patients. He participated in many activities for domestic violence awareness and during the blizzard in 2010, he shoveled out the Chestertown Hospital to ensure that EMS could operate safely.
Nate Heddleston is a Senior Manager for a transportation and facilities company. He has been a lifelong athlete and coach, still lifting and running regularly to stay in shape. From middle school to college and middle school coaching to college coaching, Nathan has been involved with track and field, running, and hurdling for about 30 years. Nathan has spoken at several clinics about running, most notably the annual Asics Comet Clinic in Amherst, Ohio. He also has coached several NCAA National Champions in track and field and two NCAA National Team Titles while at The University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. He has won The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Coach-of-the-Year three times. Nate has completed various road races since he became a “recovering sprinter,” including 5k’s, 10k’s, half-marathons, and the 24-24-24 challenge.
Teresa Ann Zercher is a nurse leader for HCA Healthcare, where she holds the title of Director of Clinical Operations. Teresa Ann Zercher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas and is also a Registered Nurse. Teresa Ann Zercher served as a Flight Nurse for 24 years and is now a retired Capt of the US Airforce. Teresa Ann Zercher joined the USAF in 1976, retiring in 2001 and reached the rank of Capt. Flight Nursing.
David Chersonsky is an active hiker who enjoys taking pictures of outdoor scenery, such as mountains, desert plants, native wildlife, lakes, rivers, etc. He enjoys visiting out of the way places, off the beaten path. He enjoys rock climbing in a nearby urban park, sightseeing, going on day trips out of the way parts of the desert. He enjoys taking short walks and mountain bike riding as well. His other interests include reading, especially non fiction historical books. He has read a variety of history books about the American Revolution, as well as numerous books relating to World War II. Some of his favorite books involve recent financial history, especially relating to the “great recession”. He likes to find patterns involving recent global financial history, and then develop insights as to what the next challenges and opportunities are available in the global economy, particularly global equities markets and commodities. David likes to check up on the abnormal psychology of crowds as it particularly pertains to equities markets and commodities, as well as currencies and cryptocurrencies. He finds insights from such sources as ” Mad Money”, as well as “Seeking Alpha”, and “Bitcoin.com”, to be of significant value. He enjoys the theater of discussion boards regarding investing posted on the internet, particularly Reddit’s investment discussion boards. David is a strong critic of income inequality, particularly inequality in wealthy nations that can afford to provide a social safety net for their citizens. Mr. Chersonsky was instrumental in helping to found a small family organic health care products business, developing a business plan and working on marketing strategies. David was actively involved with His church, especially prior to Covid. He likes to get involved with community outreach, helping the homeless, those who are struggling just to get by. His future dreams involve owning a coffee farm, producing organic coffee using sustainable practices, as well as traveling, particularly visiting South America with his girlfriend. David lives and works in Maricopa county, Arizona and much appreciates the weather and job opportunities of living in Maricopa county.
Kyle Lorber is an experienced and passionate Social Media Manager and Digital Marketer with a background leveraging social media marketing strategies for one of New York’s top-grossing private real estate firms.
Roddy Reef is a hard working and adaptable manager from Denver, Colorado with an extensive record of commercial construction experience. Roddy has many hobbies as well, however volunteering seems to be his favorite as it allows him to pursue his hobbies while finding ways to invest in other people.
Electroimpact founder Peter Zieve created his company as a haven for engineers in July 1986. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington in Medical Engineering and initially founded his company to commercialize the Low Voltage Electromagnetic Riveting technology. Thus, Electroimpact was formed and centered around the technology he invented in Doctoral Research.
Professor Kim Renee Dunbar was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Bernice Dunbar and grew up with her three sisters Bonnie, Laura, and Colleen. She attended Sewickley High School before receiving a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. Kim went on to receive a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Purdue University. She went on to do a postdoctoral stint at Texas A&M University with the late, renowned chemist F.A. Cotton before accepting a position as an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, where she quickly rose through the ranks to Distinguished Professor. Kim Renee is currently a University Professor and the Davidson Professor of Science in the Chemistry Department at Texas A&M University. Dr. Dunbar has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching and research over the years. Professor Dunbar has been featured along with other prominent women scientists, including Marie Curie, in an Editorial in Angewandte Chemie on Women in Chemistry. At Texas A&M University, she is the first woman in the College of Science to be named a Chaired Professor. She is the author of over 360 publications and served as an Associate Editor for the leading journal in her field, Inorganic Chemistry, for 12 years. Her experimental and theoretical work to understand physical and chemical phenomena has redirected and focused other researchers’ work in her field.
Hassan Dummar is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Elixirme Beauty, a company that sells hair and skincare products. He formed the company in 2015 and has been improving on its product range and quality ever since. 5-years down the line, he has grown Elixirme to be one of the nation’s most competitive providers of natural hair and skincare products. Some of the company’s products include shampoos, conditioners, hair serum, heat and seal sprays, and charcoal face wash cleansers. He continues to oversee the company’s investments in technologies to improve the outcomes that customers get from its product offering. Hassan’s success as an entrepreneur results from hard work, a passion for the beauty industry, and his academic background. Hassan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and management. His educational background gave him the skills needed for management, marketing, and customer services.
James (Jim) Feldkamp was born in Roseburg, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University and joined the U.S. Navy, where he was assigned to fly the EA-6B, the Navy’s electronic attack aircraft. After active-duty Jim transferred to the reserves, and joined the FBI as a Special Agent working international terrorism cases. Trying his hand in politics, Jim resigned from the FBI to run for political office.