General Steve Wilson, USAF (Ret)
General Steve Wilson, USAF (Ret), a distinguished military leader with a wealth of strategic expertise, offers a unique perspective on leadership, resilience, and the power of lifting others
Historian and local podcaster Billy Hansen explores the beauty in an unlikely connection which changed two lives forever
Dr. Samkon Gado
Dr. Samkon Gado, a physician, philanthropist, and former NFL Player, joins the lineup this year to share stories of connections across oceans, anonymous generosity, and sheer determination
Emily Mullen (ECG 2022) is an Instrumental Music Education major at Shenandoah University. She believes that music has the power to enrich lives and bring people together, and is passionate about helping others tap into that power through education. She has extensive experience with teaching both in the public school system and privately, performing in a variety of settings, event planning, leadership, and more. Outside of music, she has passions for volunteering, painting, and reading.
Originally hailing from Lynchburg, Virginia, Rasheed Christian attended Heritage High School (2018) and Central Virginia Governor’s School. Rasheed is an alumnus of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, and he graduated with high honors from the University of Virginia, where he majored in Media Studies & Public Policy and Leadership.