Without further ado, here is the team that made it all happen…
Title: Central Liaison Information Technologist
Region: MidWest, US
Henry Wang is originally from the beautiful Suzhou (苏州市), a gardenlike city on mainland China witha 2500 year history. With an undergraduate degree in Engineering and Automation and a Masters in IT, Henry is eager to apply his disciplined thinking and rigorous analysis towards the functionality and design of www.spokenstories.org. Henry also wants you to know that he is an active Underwater Hockeyplayer and Photography enthusiast. Just to be clear, he is NOT enthusiastic about taking photographs underwater while hockey players skate above him. But, if you have a story about this, he looks forward to reading it!
Region: MidWest, US
Title: Founder, No Given Title
Region: East Coast, US
AbdiNasir (Nasir) Haji-Bare is reluctant to state that he is, in fact, the founder and creator of SpokenStories.org. He’s much more comfortable with the true statement that it is the individuals across the globe whose writing and reading of the stories on SpokenStories.org is what makes the site a success! As an entrepreneur who’s passionate to make a difference through social startups, he admits he has a long way to go. Along this journey, AbdiNasir is also engaged in public speaking, writing and telling inspirational stories; and has been featured in several places on the web and more recently on Haboon Magazine. But, he would not have been able to graduate from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and do all of this without snacks….Yes, this is a plug for snacks. How do you get through boredom without snacks? You don’t. So, please go to your nearest snack-store for a snack. This advertisement paid for by the United Snack Lobby.
M. J. Farah, M.Ed., is a financial aid counselor, and an instructor at Bunker Community College in Boston, MA. As a result of the civil war in his native country of Somalia, his family had moved to the United States. In his spare time, he is a community organizer, independent analyst, lecturer, writer, and aspiring entrepreneur.
As a senior strategist at design innovation firm Continuum, Jon Campbell is focused on building brands and identifying new opportunities that are valued by consumers and profitable for organizations. He also leads the Patterns of Innovation research community, which explores the conditions necessary for disruptive innovation and how they may be evolved and built upon to help drive new thinking on the individual and organizational level.
Prior to Continuum, Jon worked Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and ad agency Cramer-Krasselt working on brand strategy, marketing communications and new product development. He holds a Master of Design Methods degree from Chicago’s Institute of Design and a BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.