Susan is also an entrepreneur, published author and public speaker. Her experience with the power of spreading ideas began by giving her own TEDx talk on Parental Alienation. Susan’s TEDx talk has reached individuals from around the globe. Knowing how powerful the connection we make to others through TEDx talks, Susan has extended the power of spreading of ideas to other speakers by Curating of TEDxRolandPark.
A born and bred Baltimorean, Susan loves her town, adores her two children, cherishes her family and friends and is always ready to visit a great local restaurant.
Tania believes that every speaker needs to find that one Clear, Original, Reliable, Engaging message within them that can change everything - their CORE message.
An International Award Winning Speaker, Personal Brand and Speakers Coach, Tania works with entrepreneurs and speakers from across the US and Canada, helping them find their message and create their brand.
Tania has been involved in coaching TEDx Speakers since 2017 and is the Lead Coach for multiple TEDx events
Hannah’s passion for working with children blended with studying the fields of psychology and education is what has gotten her to where she is today. Since she was a young child, Hannah has had an interest in taking care of children and learning about how people, and their brains, “work”. Hannah was always torn between becoming a teacher or becoming a psychologist; her senior year of college taught her that there was a way to combine the two.
The Spring of 2019, Hannah took a class titled Understanding Autism. In this class, Hannah learned about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA can build social skills, communication techniques, and learning via methods that use reinforcement. With these as areas of interest, Hannah took the next couple of years and worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute as a Classroom Assistant and then as an Assistant Teacher. As time went on, she decided to pursue ABA full-time.
Hannah is currently a Registered Behavior Technician who is working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She attended Roland Park Country School and then went on to graduate from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she graduated with double majors in Psychology and Educational Studies and with a minor in Child Advocacy. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a Certificate in Autism at Ball State University.
Hiroshi Amano (Hiro) is the founder of Open Range Video, LLC.
He has 30 years experience in documentary and event video production. Hiro travelled extensively in the US and Canada with television crews from Japanese TV networks throughout the 80s and 90s. After a stint as a stay-at-home dad he saw the opportunities for startup companies providing digital video services and started Open Range to work with clients in Maryland, principally in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Open Range has been the video and live-streaming partner for TEDxBaltimore and TEDxJHU since 2011.
Quintin draws on his experience from a varied business background ranging from Dental Technology to Commercial Transport, and focusing on Start-ups, Web Design, Digital Marketing and Event Promotion.
Quintin believes in the power of the ideas presented through TEDx Events and is excited to be part of the TEDxRolandPark team.
When he's not working Quintin enjoys sailing and photography on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
John has been in Toastmasters for over a decade. He has served his club
in every officer position with distinguished results, been an award winning
Area and Division Director as well as served in multiple roles in District
Leadership. He is the reigning Division E Evaluation Speech Contest
Champion. He literally wrote the book (How to Get
Your Distinguished Toastmaster Award as Fast As Possible) as well as a
second book (My Journey Through Toastmasters) sharing his experiences
and lessons learned that will benefit a first time visitor to a seasoned vet.
In his day job, he manages multiple millions of dollars for hundreds of
clients as a financial advisor, helping his clients to curb their fears and
frustrations with their finances and reach their personal financial goals.
He's the proud parent of two kids, Jack and Lucas with his wife Kelli.
Terri has been a Toastmasters member and leader since 2014. Over the
years, she rarely misses a meeting, has held many officer roles, written and
delivered over 90 speeches, mentors fellow members, and competed in
multiple speech contests. Because of Toastmasters, Terri achieved other
goals in her life, like becoming a Certified World Class Speaking Coach.
Outside of Toastmasters, Terri is a retired Information Technology
professional. During her 30-year career, she loved solving problems
through technology to simplify people’s jobs. During those 30 years, Terri
also became a licensed private pilot, earned her MBA, raised a family, and
became a competitive bodybuilder. These days, she enjoys photography,
genealogy, and staying fit.
Terri lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband, Dave, three
cats, and a dog. Her 25-year-old daughter, Stacey, recently married and
enjoys her career in Marketing, specifically social media marketing. Her
19-year-old son, Paul, is a sophomore in college majoring in Sports
Taz has retired after 40 years working in Research & Development in
Electronics for a major Defense Contractor. While employed there, Taz
was a charter member of the plant wide Fire Brigade and also worked
extensively with the Quick React and Haz-Mat teams as a member-at-
large, as well as a Hazardous Materials consultant.
Taz has been a member of Toastmasters International for 25 years and has
earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Educational Award. He has been
involved in varying levels of Leadership, Speaking and Mentoring
Taz has also enjoyed his 50+ years in Scouting helping youth by providing
Guidance and Life Skills.
Taz says, throughout my life, I have been involved with organizations that
help people on a personal level. By listening to their stories, their
hardships, I have come to understand my life better and the needs that all
of us have in common. I can then be able to help them overcome the
obstacles that face them and possibly provide assistance to them.