Event Year: 2019

Susan Poulin

Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine,” award winning writer and performer Susan Poulin is a leader in bringing a female voice to New England storytelling and humor. She is the author of eleven plays, six of which...

Dr. Laura Rubin

Dr. Laura Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist and Founder of the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center. Dr. Rubin presents psychological/educational topics to medical centers, universities, elementary schools, and community organizations and is a...

Kartik Sakthivel

Kartik Sakthivel has been a proud resident of NH for nearly 25 years, 20 of those in the same 0.3 mile radius in Dover, where he lives with his spouse of 16 years, Yukiko, and two wonderful children – Sophie, 13 and Simon, 9. He serves as the Vice President &...

Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin Thompson is currently raising two inspiring young daughters in Scarborough, Maine. She has gained significant recognition throughout her career in design and for her talent as a fine artist. Most recently, Caitlin experienced tremendous personal growth through...

Rebecca Throop

Rebecca Throop has been working in marketing and communications strategy for 20 years. She’s combined analytical marketing and storytelling into traditional and digital branding solutions for clients, from early stage startups to national companies. She deeply...

Steve Wourgiotis

Steve uses neuroscience to disrupt conventional wisdom about interpersonal interactions in the hopes that we can all have better conversations, every day. He’s pursuing a second master’s degree in sustainability to save nature from the humans. After living in...

Emmett Soldati

Born and raised in Somersworth, NH, Emmett Soldati is a small business owner, activist, and occasional provocateur. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Emmett spent the last decade working to connect and uplift the community he knows and loves: his hometown....

Kathleen Soldati

Kathleen Soldati is a strategic thinker, executive, mentor, teacher, and author. She has produced national and international events for Nelson Mandela and Jane Goodall; obtained coverage in the New York Times, “The Today Show,” and “The David Letterman Show;” and...

Quita Christison

Quita’s two competing passions are theater and health care. She’s been able to merge these two passions at Next Step, an organization that provides teens and young adults living with chronic illness experiences and opportunities to learn life skills and build...