ATHENA Racing – SUMMER 2020

FABCamp
SPEAKER SERIES

For our inaugural FABCamp, Athena has pulled out all the stops to bring our Athenians a diverse, powerful, and engaging set of keynote FABCamp speakers.

Each camper will have the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of these leaders in their respective fields. Learn more about the speakers at this year’s Camp Athena.

Week 1

DIANE MILLER, RN

WELLNESS SPEAKER
Diane Miller is an action taker who knows how to design and then live her best life. 

As the owner of two corporations, Diane has been intentional about how work and goals balance to maximize her well being. Her current mission is to work with athletes and community leaders who want to change the world.

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RIDA ALVI, P.E.

MECHANICS SPEAKER
Rida Alvi is a mechanical engineer who designs and builds contactless torque sensors.

What does that mean? It means that Rida is responsible for the critical components that move a motor’s energy from potential to kinetic. She moves dreams to reality. She’s a creator. Quite literally a goddess in the Athenian tradition.

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TERESA SPAFFORD

ROLE MODEL SPEAKER
You can’t help but want to be like Teresa Spafford. 

She has an ability to see the bigger picture. To connect the dots. To listen to two drummers in completely different genres and hear music. She makes you want to dance. She’s a rockstar.

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Week 2

CHRISTINA LAM

DRIVING SPEAKER

Racer, precision driver, instructor for Christina Lam racing. Competing in the SCCA Majors in her BMW M3 built from the ground up with Hi-Speed Motorsports.

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TEGAN HAMMOND

ROLE MODEL SPEAKER

I drive professionally for commercials, tv, social media spots and films.

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ALEX BECKER

ETIQUETTE SPEAKER

My role is to connect San Diego employers with middle and high schools to educate students about the careers available to them, the skills they need to enter the workforce, and how to use their abilities, interests, and values to make decisions about their future.

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Week 3

MICHAEL MANNING

MARKETING SPEAKER
Currently at Valkyrie, a data-science and strategy firm, she takes her experience as a marketing executive to accelerate her career at agencies to empower the organization’s growth.

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HANNAH GRISHAM

SPEAKER
Hannah Grisham is a 20-year-old race car driver from Glendora, California, born on Valentine’s Day in February 2000. Hannah began driving at age 3, riding motorcycles at age 4, racing karts at age 6 and racing Spec Miata at age 16, now in her fourth year in the series.

Hannah has over 800 competitive starts spread across more than 300 races in cars and karts from the club to the national level.

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SABRINA PASEMAN

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPEAKER
Sabrina has an undergraduate degree and a master’s in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.

She spent time as a product design engineer working on Mac products and most recently she is the inventor and mechanical engineer behind at Fix The Mask, a movement to equip people all around the world with safe masks.

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Week 4

ABBY HEMPY

SPEAKER

Graduate Student at Michigan Technological University

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PETE RINALDI

PHOTOGRAPHY SPEAKER

I work to maintain safety in all areas of the facility and, respond to all emergencies anywhere on the grounds. When not responding to emergencies I work to make sure members and guests have everything they need.

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ROBERTA CRISTI

SPEAKER

Oversee the operations and logistics for motorsports events and track rentals.

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Week 5

JAMES SCHRADER

PUBLIC SPEAKING SPEAKER
James is San Diego’s Funniest Person. Allegedly. He’ll be the first to tell you that monicker may be a bit overstated.

What James is though, is a world-class communicator. That is undisputed. We brought him in to teach us how to be more comfortable with what is a pretty universal fear… pubic speaking. Yikes!

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SARA SWENSON

ROLE MODEL SPEAKER
As Navigator for Team Ponderosa it is my responsibility to be able to plot latitude & longitude, read topographic maps and time/speed/distance. Using these skills accurately identity checkpoints, select optimal routes that allows us to complete as many checkpoints each day during the Rebelle Rally.

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ERIN VOGEL

ROLE MODEL SPEAKER
Aspiring professional racing driver, Driving Instructor and Classroom Leader in the HPDE community, and 4th generation business owner and entrepreneur.

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CARRIE DELOS SANTOS

SAFETY SPEAKER
At Laguna Seca, Carrie supervises track staff, renters, participants, spectators, and media, along with managing track/paddock activity.

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JOHN MORTON

WHAT IT TAKES SPEAKER
John is an absolute legend in the racing world and when it comes to building a career, someone to emulate.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, John Morton saw what he wanted from life and went out and made it happen. Was it always easy? Of course not. But nothing in life worth doing is easy.

Want to do it right? Do it the way John did it.

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