Founding Members

Shala M.

Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc. My name is Shala McMoore and I currently live in Jacksonville, Florida. I am a sales representative for a local healthcare company and have over 20 years of clinical laboratory experience. I have three grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Asbury Theological Seminary...and enjoy reading--a lot!

Tony Betz

Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc. I've lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, and love the green, and the calm, and the depth of this beautiful place. I'm 26 at the moment and 2 years out of college, currently working a job that I'm not particularly passionate about, but that's helping me to quash the last of my student loans so that I can do something that's inherently motivating without fear of...

Chris Stroh

Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc. My name is Chris Stroh and I am from La Crescenta, California. I was raised in a mostly liberal family, but found my own political world view as I went to college, and began my professional career. I am passionate about the Aerospace Industry, and consider myself fiscally conservative, and environmentally conscious.

Keith S.

Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc. I reside in Dunedin Florida with my wife and children. I am a small business owner, member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and volunteer at Dunedin Little League.

Robert E.

Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc. Happily married to Rebecca Easton, four children, retired from two occupations: 35+ years law enforcement and 11 years Safety and Risk Mgr. Moved to Tucson, AZ in 1959 from Superior, Wisconsin. Enjoying retirement and traveling.

Fred B.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. I was born in New York City, raised in Miami, Florida. Entered the Air Force in 1960 retired in 1988 as a Master Sergeant. I worked in county government for seven and half years (Denver County) and worked in the Electric Utility industry for 27 years as an Information Technology professional.I received my Bachelor’s degree in Management Science in 1982.I’ve lived in New York, Florida, Germany, Colorado, Nevada, and California. I currently live in Tampa, Florida.I’m...

Steven B.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. I'm a structural engineer in Kansas City, Missouri. I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2014 with an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I would describe myself as a free thinker.

Doug W.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. - Live in Grantham, NH near my alma mater, Dartmouth.- Founder and president of The Wise Associates, held senior management positions with global advertising agencies McCann-Erickson Worldwide and Lowe Worldwide; and global communications company Interpublic Group of Companies.- Worked with senior officers of major clients who understood how focused growth strategies, accountability, and communications help build loyal relations with their consumers and customers. These clients included Coca-Cola, Sony, Goodyear and Gillette.- Organized The Wise Associates in...

Sandra K.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. I’m a freelance writer, and I’m especially interested in telling stories about scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs who do inspiring things in parts of the country that are often overlooked or misunderstood. I’m originally from Wisconsin, and I now live in Alabama after spending some time in Europe.  

Angie G.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. I live in red county in a blue state (Yakima, WA) and work at a university with only one program (osteopathic medicine) that matriculated its first class in 2008. Since that time, I have felt incremental shifts in the political wind. More educated people (the faculty who came here to teach and practice medicine) and 20- to 30-somethings determined to address the maldistribution of physicians across the Northwest (especially medically underserved areas and rural communities) have...