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Jupiter Team

Are you ready for this? Take a deep breath… TEDxJupiter is a group of highly motivated, wildly talented, and indefatigably optimistic futurists who know that our beloved city is the crown jewel of Florida thanks to its natural beauty, incredible resources, rich history, and deep sense of community.

Ernie Lefler – Event Organizer

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Ernie Lefler

Prior to starting Quantum Leap Enterprises (QLE), Ernie spent 25 years as a U.S. Naval Aviator. He enlisted in 1978 and served on long-range reconnaissance / surveillance P-3 Orion aircraft as an aviation electronics technician. In conjunction, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and became a commissioned officer, serving as Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander flying world-wide throughout the western Pacific, Persian Gulf, and European theater, including ground support in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Throughout his career, Ernie managed personnel and all facets of maintenance, training, quality assurance, mission planning, and physical security.

After retiring from the navy, and with the intent of giving back, he completed life-coach training with CoachU and then returned to his roots in Palm Beach County on a mission to make a difference in young lives. He spent six years as an NJROTC instructor with Palm Beach County Schools, helping high school students focus on goal setting, self-discipline and self-esteem. After this rewarding endeavor, he left to fulfill goals of his own earning his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, becoming a Master Gardener through the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and launching QLE - a sustainable solutions company. A life-long surfer and conservationist, Ernie is a proponent of the belief that, "we are not leaving this world to our children, we are borrowing it from them" and, because of that, we have an obligation to leave the earth better than we found it.

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Katrina McCullough – Social Media Manager

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Katrina McCullough

Katrina has close to 10 years of streamlining workflow driven by efficiency and cost savings coupled with public relations, marketing, community outreach and business development experience.  She is passionate about striving for a better way both professionally and personally.  Illustrating authenticity and humility in all ventures is her personal goal.  Katrina is currently completing her graduate work in Integrated Marketing Communications through WVU’s PI Reed School of Journalism and is honored to be a member of the TEDxJupiter team.

 

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Becky Woodbridge – Master of Ceremonies

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Becky Woodbridge

Prior to becoming a speaker and Professional Coach, Becky Woodbridge was the former President and Founder of a highly rated South Florida Real Estate Company, and was a 25-year major airline Zillion Miler in the aisles. In two distinctly different work environments, Becky saw commonality in the way that customer service is highly affected by poor communication and can limit successful results both personally and professionally. As the owner of a Real Estate company and a Flight Attendant for a major airline Becky had firsthand knowledge of the mood shifts between employees and the customer. Her very own mood created a company identity and is acutely aware of the shift in business. "Plane Speaking" Mood Matters is an interactive workshop that entertains, educates and empowers participants to unleash their extraordinary way of being to reach their fullest potential.  Becky is currently the organizer for TEDxDelrayBeach, Contagious Optimism Live and Co-Author of CONTAGIOUS OPTIMISM! www.contagiousoptimism.net  (publisher: Viva Editions).

Originally from Bangor, Maine, Becky Woodbridge migrated down the coast and has become an active participant in the South Florida business community. In 2007, she participated in Leadership Boca Raton and Leadership Delray Beach as a member of each respective Chamber of Commerce and formerly served on the Board of Aid To Victims of Domestic Abuse, Delray Beach Film Festival and Founder of Holiday Angels Foundation. Becky is a member of the National Speakers Association, Florida Speakers Association, American Society of Training and Development, and the International Coach Federation.

Becky currently resides in Juno Beach Florida, where she is often taken on long walks by her friend Benney, a Brittney and Golden Retriever mix.

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Paul Williams – Technical Advisor

 

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Paul Williams

Paul hosted two of the first area TEDx events in 2009,  TEDxPalmBeach. Paul is an inventor, entrepreneur, businessman and long time Jupiter resident who also bears a striking resemblance to a crazy looking guy dancing in this video from Burningman's TEDxBlackRockCity.

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