Director, The Grandin Theatre Foundation
Ian serves as a regional and national consultant for historic independent cinemas in the realm of creating sustainable mixed-used models. An (X)po alum, Ian is a true collaborator and is the reason (X)po has a new home in 2016!
Resettlement Supervisor, Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Laura grew up in the area, moved around, and came back to Roanoke three years ago. She spends most of her time working with refugees. The rest is spent hanging with her pups and husband and going to sleep as early as possible.
AcroYoga Instructor, Traveler, Digital Native
Lynsey ran away to the circus in the Dominican Republic and returned with a passion for community development and social responsibility. She is the founder of Living Bridge Productions, a digital marketing strategy and social media management company as well as AcroYoga & Aerial Arts Roanoke. You can find her downtown at the Aurora Studio Center teaching community classes and working on her MacBook upside down. IG: @acrolynsey Twitter: LynseyGWyatt
James Buck is a career salesman who assisted the (X)po 2016 planning committee by training them to be better, more efficient salespeople of the event they love. James is also an incredibly essential voice of reason when the conversation gets too heady.
Community Activist / Resident SkepticBrad is involved a number of projects focused on creating more thriving communities and co-founded Big Lick Soup and Noke Codes. When he is not seeking answers to society’s pressing questions, Brad has a potentially unhealthy interest in both books and sports.
Grant Writer, TAP / Wine & Strong Ales Peddler, Mr. Bills
Got an education from William & Mary, and another one from Hollins. Got a boss, well-published wife. Got a good dog & an ambitious cat. Got a job writing grants, another one hawking wines & strong ales. My Twitter game is middlin at best. @the_1true_snug
Program Coordinator, LEAP for Local Food
Sam is a runner, baker, dog lover, and an alarmingly short program coordinator for LEAP, a Roanoke-based farming and food access nonprofit.
CEO, Big Lick Entertainment
JD actually got the inspiration to start his company while attending (X)po 4 years ago. Since then, BLE has celebrated numerous sold out and record-breaking events all of which benefit local non-profits all while pushing to retain and attract young people to southwest VA. He is also a touring singer-songwriter in the country act, The Low Low Chariot.
Community Manager, CoLab
Fe Nguyen is the community manager at CoLab and resident Cat Lady. She enjoys nerdy things, homemaking, and long trips to Target.
Adult Education Coordinator, Taubman Museum / Poet
Stephanie Fallon is the Adult Education and Volunteer Services Manager at the Taubman Museum of Art. She publishes poems as S.H. Lohmann. She also went to Beyonce’s high school and is alarmingly tall.
Systems & Operations Manager, RideAmigosLeader, technologist, community-builder, teacher, writer, foodie, gardener, bicycler, tinkerer, adventurer, ponderer of life’s great mysteries. Recently relocated back to his Roanoke homeland after a 10-year sojourn in the Midwest.
Most Agreeable Intern
Current senior at Roanoke College. Love soccer and anything outdoors. Passion for success.