Sally Podrebarac

Sally Podrebarac

Dr. Sally Podrebarac is a skilled musician and educator based out of Fort Worth, Texas. As an accomplished soloist, she appeared with several nationally respected orchestras including the Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Amarillo Symphony. After completing her master’s degree at Northwestern University, Dr. Podrebarac went on to…

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Adam Threadgill

Adam Threadgill

Adam Threadgill was born in Texas as the middle child of seven children. When he turned 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After two deployments to Fallujah, Iraq, he decided to reconsider attending college for a further education. After four years of service, Adam enrolled at the…

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Zachary Threadgill

Zachary Threadgill

Zachary Threadgill is from Cleburne, Texas. After graduating high school, he put himself through college while working for the local electric utility service. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied accounting and finance and graduated cum laude. Next was law school at the Southern Methodist University…

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Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after, Daniel left for Madrid, Spain, as he was accepted into the Fundacion Consejo Espana-Estados Unidos program. The program landed him with a 9-month job with Iberdrola Renovables, where he enjoyed…

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Brooks Powell

Brooks Powell

Brooks Powell is the CEO and founder of Cheers. Brooks is a graduate of Princeton University, where he first started Cheers, and later won the University’s inaugural Tiger Entrepreneur Award. While at Princeton, Brooks presented at TEDxPrincetonU on “Taming Alcohol’s Dark Side,” which discussed the intersection of alcohol ethics and…

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Brad Pilgrim

Brad Pilgrim

After spending five plus years working for successful energy start ups in the solar industry in his twenties, one of which went on to be acquired by a Fortune 200 US company, Brad Pilgrim turned his attention to tackling climate change in the urban settings where he spent most of…

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Alexander De Ridder

Alexander De Ridder

Where most people see problems, Alexander De Ridder sees potential. From startups to Fortune 100 businesses, he has designed dozens of technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence to application development and marketing technology. He is the co-founder, CTO, and creator of the world’s first AI-powered content performance editor, INK. Prior to…

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Abianne Falla

Abianne Falla

Abianne Falla is the co-founder of CatSpring Yaupon, the premier producer of yaupon, the only caffeinated plant native to North America. CatSpring Yaupon is the world-wide leader in sustainable yaupon production and is committed to ethical labor practices through its people first employment program. Prior to life as a Yaupon…

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Jessica Yarmey

Jessica Yarmey

As CEO of KickHouse, Jessica is introducing a modern kickboxing franchise to a neighborhood near you. She leads the company franchise development strategy and brand expansion efforts with a goal of having 200 locations open by the middle of 2022. Prior to founding KickHouse, Jessica was Chief Marketing Officer at…

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