A lawyer for 24 plus years, Richard Chapo (“chap-oh”) is a well-known Internet business lawyer in Southern California. Richard’s philosophy is to proactively position his clients to minimize their potential exposure to lawsuits. To this end, he provides advice to clients as large as multinational corporations and as small as hobby bloggers with an eye towards eliminating potential problems areas before lawsuits are filed. Richard is versed in a variety of Internet laws including the DMCA, Communications Decency Act, and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as well as FTC compliance guidelines, state privacy mandates, and recurring billing laws.
Robert “Bobby” Klinck is a best-selling author and intellectual property attorney, who helps entrepreneurs, startups, and innovators harness the power of their intellectual property rights and reduce exposure to lawsuits or brand challenges in the marketplace. His books are titled The Entrepreneur’s IP Planning Playbook and Patent Litigation Primer.
Jim is a lifelong innovator who has always been one of those people who thinks differently. He believes balance training has sharpened his ability to make new neural connections and see the possibilities and pathways that others miss.
Originally Jim was looking for a way to maintain his own athletic performance well into his 90s. But the Slackbow Balance Training System he developed turned out to be a key to whole body and mind fitness that was even more revolutionary than he could have imagined.
He is eager to spread his knowledge, techniques, and tools far and wide to help seekers like him tune their brains to perform better in work and sports, sleep better, look younger and live longer.
For the past thirteen years, Chris Farias has been a designer, illustrator, columnist and award-winning entrepreneur as VP, Creative Development and Partner at Kitestring. At his Hamilton-based advertising agency, he leads a vibrant team to create work that enriches their clients’ businesses and excites consumers.
In addition to his work with Kitestring, Chris is an enthusiastic supporter of his community, and donates his time and expertise to a wide range of arts-based causes and not-for-profit organizations. He has been honored for his work as recipient of the Hamilton/Halton Forty Under40 Business achievement awards, and the 2014 Business for the Arts Arnold Edinborough Award, which is given for exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts.
Chris is also a columnist for BIZ Magazine and Hamilton Business in the Hamilton Spectator, co-hosts the My Better Business Half podcast, a frequent guest lecturer, and is a past NAYDO (North American YMCA Development Organization) presenter.
Lee Caraher is a CEO and acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. She started Double Forte in 2002 to work with good people, doing great work for good companies. Her clients span well-loved Bay Area brands including Clif Bar and CamelBak, hot Silicon Valley start-ups, financial service companies and wine and spirits companies. This is not her first rodeo, and she's learned a lot along the way that she shares freely with others in the hopes that everyone can reduce the drama in the workplace. Now her friends and colleagues call her "The Millennial Whisperer."
After struggling with how to work well with Millennial clients and now staffers (more than half of Lee’s staff is under 35) and then working to figure out how to make that work, Lee has written a positive and practical book about the topic, “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.”
Lee has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who get a lot done well and have fun at the same time. She is a straight talker who doesn't hold too many punches, although she does her best to be pleasant about it. Her big laugh and sense of humor have gotten her out of a lot of trouble.
She started her career in communications in Boston and then moved to California to work with well-known PR firm The Bohle Group and then Manning, Selvage & Lee. She moved to the Bay Area in 1995 to serve as the Vice President of Corporate and Consumer Communications at the $1.6 Billion SEGA of America. She then served as Executive Vice President of The Weber Group and Founder and President of Red Whistle Communications, both Interpublic companies.
Lee is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of KQED Public Media, Grace Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, and on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College, Atherton.
Previously Lee served on the Board of Directors of The Marine Mammal Center, was the Chair of the Board for Community Gatepath, San Mateo County’s largest organization serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities, and was the founding Chair of the Board for the St. Paul’s Choir School. She consults with other non-profits on effective board organization and practices.
A graduate of Carleton College, with a degree in Medieval History, which she finds useful every day, Lee lives on the Peninsula with her husband, two sons, and their blind cat Al.
Alex Goldstein is a top-producing real estate agent and has acted as investor,
developer, and principal in over $50 million of land, commercial and
residential real estate transactions.
Alex is the author of three real estate books, including Home Inc. co-authored
with NYT bestselling author Brian Tracy. He also writes for the Huffington
Post and has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Newsday, and
the Wall Street Journal.