Taking place on April 14th, 2018 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Twin Falls!
Way. Shape. Form.
We will be highlighting the way things were, how we shape ideas, and the form of what is ahead.
"Permission to be courageous"
Terry Sidford’s professional title should be “Beacon.” Terry’s life’s purpose is to clear away the darkness that prevents individuals from seeing their own unique paths to achieving their dreams. For the past eighteen years she has helped people reach their highest potential so that they may live their lives to the fullest.
Terry has spent over half her life acquiring the knowledge and experience
that qualify her to guide others. The acquisition of those experiences is the basis for her book One Hundred Hearts: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Lived Them, a collection of stories of female courage in the face of adversity.
"Loyal to local; tangibly voting with your food"
Spencer Mallett is a 19-year old farmer and business owner, who was born and raised in the agricultural hotspot of Southern Idaho. With roots in farming and food, Spencer explored all the different avenues of raising animals and growing greens. Settling on a more efficient, localized approach to get food to fork, Spencer founded Neighborhood Nourishment, an online farmer’s market fused with local delivery within the Magic Valley, in the spring of 2018. With a passion for stewardship and connecting people with all things local and delicious, Spencer is here to help.
"Shoot for the stars!"
Kylie Hansen is a senior at Twin Falls High School planning to attend MIT this coming Fall with a major in Physics. Her most recent work in gravitational microlensing won her a place among the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. Kylie’s scientific endeavors have also taken her to National Science Bowl and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, as well as the Research Science Institute, which is one of the most prestigious summer science programs for high school students
interested in STEM. At the end of the day, Kylie enjoys nothing more than to stretch out in her backyard, plug into electronic music, and stargaze, as she finds endless inspiration in the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere.
"A fish in a non-existent pond"
Jake Schumacher cut his teeth making skate videos and short films in the rural Pacific northwest before moving to LA to direct for esteemed companies like Sandwich Video. Recently, in addition to commercial projects Jake has moved into producing and directing feature documentaries focused on human dignity. This September, he and his family moved to Eagle, Idaho to be closer to family. You can see a portfolio of his work and contact him for hire at previalingcity.com or drop by his office in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Boise. His next film, Thriving Beyond Restraint will begin production later this year.
CINDY SUE BEZAS
"Rage is the enemy, anger is the friend"
Cindy Sue Bezas believes everyone deserves a chance at joy, that each individual is unique and needed in our society. Cindy is the founder of Self Design Academy, where clients self-actualize their dreams. She studied low self-efficacy and the power of transformation at the University of Idaho, graduating with her Master’s in 2013. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Communication, emphasizing organizational learning and leadership. With a passion for coaching clients to transformation, she has spent the past twenty years bringing individuals and groups to better ways of viewing themselves. Published in books, magazines, and online, she also has performed on television, in Europe, and in the United States. She invites you today to analyze your life and realize you are fantastic.
"Forging connections in perilous times"
Patrick Farnsworth produces weekly-released episodes for the podcast Last Born In The Wilderness, a project that covers a wide array of subjects, including but not limited to: psychedelic research, radical political ideas, philosophy of consciousness, geopolitics, climate change, and reflections on the unique and perilous times we all find ourselves in. He speaks with a wide array of individuals, from experts in their fields to close friends, in order to provide context and understanding not only for himself, but for those that choose to listen to his work.
"How the sacrament of wild salmon can save us"
Mark Titus is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of August Island Pictures in Seattle.
Since 2004, Mark Titus has written and directed brand films for clients like:
Amazon, Microsoft, The Nature Conservancy, T-Mobile and the United
Nations Development Programme.
As a filmmaker, Mark Titus has directed and produced short films since 2003. In 2014 Mark Titus helmed The Breach – an award-winning feature documentary about wild salmon. The Breach screened at 25+ international film festivals and in 2015 completed a 20-city national theatrical tour across The United States.
Through his storytelling, Mark carries the message that humanity has an
inherent need for wildness - and to fulfill that need we have a calling to protect wild places and wild things.
Mark Titus is currently directing The Wild – a new feature documentary
examining the fate of Bristol Bay, Alaska and its storied wild salmon runs.
A songwriter & music promoter from a town that doesn't appear to like songs. His live band consists of Eli Stonemets (on a way nicer rhythm guitar), Chase Chandler (bass, much better voice), & Patrick Henry (drums, worth more than the car they'll arrive in). Thornquest's debut EP released on December 1st, 2017: it’s called Late Bloomer. In it, Jordan talks about his struggle with self-identity, incapacity to maintain healthy relationships, burning down Twin Falls, and how he’s trying to make sure he doesn’t kill his poor dog. It has guitars in it, congas at one point, and laptop fans in the background.
Thornquest's latest project is Neighborhood Sounds, a collaborative endeavor that seeks to resuscitate a flatlining music culture in a town with deaf ears. So tonight, he'll be speaking up a little louder than usual, just to make sure you're listening. After all, the best way to get someone's attention is to raise a little hell. If tonight's about planting ideas, then he's ready to get to kick up some soil.