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Rob Gibsun and Eric Stanley, budding artists and creative collaborators, attended high schools in the same county. Rob wrote poetry and drew portraits. Eric played the violin and piano. Throughout the years, Rob and Eric stayed in contact and began have together developed a unique collaborative dynamic. Rob drew the cover art for Eric’s first mixtape while Eric composed the music for Rob’s first poetry project. Recently, these two artists collaborated to create their most captivating piece, “Untitled Visions,” which features Rob’s vibrant storytelling laced with Eric’s musical composition... Read More t

When Joey Cheek first put on skates, it was one of those rare moments where it feels like you’ve found the thing you were made to do. In 2002, he won his first Olympic medal, a Bronze, at the Salt Lake City Olympics. Four years later, he achieved the pinnacle of sport, winning the World Championships and Olympic Gold and Silver Medals at the 2006 Olympics Games in Torino, Italy. After winning the Gold in 2006, he announced he would be donating all of his Olympic bonus money to refugees fleeing the conflict in Darfur, Sudan. Cheek co-founded Team Darfur, a coalition of Olympic and professional athletes focused on ending the genocide in Sudan... Read More t

Katherine Wintsch is the founder of The Mom Complex, a global consultancy that helps companies like Walmart, Hasbro, and Kraft turns the challenges of modern motherhood into game-­‐changing products and services. A former senior VP at The Martin Agency, Katherine has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, the Huffington Post and on the Today Show. Honored by the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) with their “Changing The Game” award, Kathryn is among Ad Age’s 40 under 40 and Business Insider’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising. .. Read More t