2017 Conference Speakers

Tricia Downing When it comes to facing adversity, whether in the workplace or our personal lives, mental toughness is one of the most important assets an individual can possess. Being able to handle difficult situations with confidence and grace is a skill Tricia has learned through elite athletics and as the survivor of a tragic accident, which left her paralyzed from the chest down.

She is the founder and Executive Director of The Cycle of Hope—a non-profit organization—helping female wheelchair users stage their own comebacks and redefine able. Additionally, she is a speaker, author and 2016 Paralympian. Full Bio and Workshop Schedule

Lori Hoffner Lori Hoffner has been offering training for positive youth development, community networking and organizational relationship building since 1997 and has spoken nationally regarding youth program development, employment and staff engagement as well as multiple community issues. Lori has spoken at more than 50 parks and recreation conferences throughout the United States. For 11 years, Lori was the Executive Director of PACCT, a small non profit in Jefferson County, Colorado, an organization dedicated to the success of youth and community. Lori understands the nuances of an invested community and how they impact the "bottom line." Lori specializes in positive community, program and relationship development. Full Bio and Workshop Schedule

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