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Kannan Sankara (DTM)
About Me: I am living in Baltimore, MD with my wife Janaki Kannan. I love to travel. We have one son who is studying in John Hopkins. Started the Toastmasters journey late 2012 and I would like to improvise my speaking skills.
VP of Education
Denisse Echevarria Silva
About Me: C.S. Lewis once said, "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny". In my 28 years of age, I've survived natural disasters such as earthquakes and Category 5 hurricanes. I've also had the opportunity to travel to China as a volunteer and teach young children to speak English, I've been fortunate enough to see some of our Earth's wonders such as Iguazu Falls in Argentina, and I've been blessed in connecting with people from around the globe that have helped shape me into who I am today. I'm an energetic and adaptable individual that wishes to help and motivate those around me to be better than their previous selves. As such, I strive to help my community move forward towards a better future in the most efficient way possible using my talents as an engineer and as a person. My goal in Toastmaster's Buddies is to sharpen my skills so that I may use my voice to make the world a better place.
VP of Membership
VP of Public Relations
Nicole Lopez Torres
Nicolas Brown (ACG, ALB)
Sgt. at Arms
About Me: I am from Namibia, in Africa. I live in the coastal town of Oranjemund, Karas Region.
I love to teach ad inspire. My purpose in life is to help my fellow man find the essence of joy within to succeed in life.
I am a professional success coach.
I joined Toastmasters to live out and develop in the art of speaking.
Immediate Past President
David F. Carr (DTM)
About Me: Founder of Online Presenters and of the WordPress for Toastmasters project. Past President and member of Club Awesome in Coral Springs, Florida. Also former Area Governor, District Social Media Director. Outside of Toastmasters: writer, editor, and digital marketing consultant. Contributor to Forbes and author, Social Collaboration for Dummies. Formerly an editor at publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, Internet World, and WebWeek.
Sunny Fridge (DTM)
Hi everyone! I’m a New York girl living in a Mississippi world! I grew up in Queens. I relocated to the Magnolia State in 1996 and love the people, cuisine and the southern hospitality. My educational background includes a doctorate from Jackson State University, a master's from Fordham University and a bachelor's in Communications from the College of New Rochelle. I'm an award-winning Toastmaster, broadcast professional and journalism educator. I taught at J-S-U for 15 years in the Mass Communications department. I’m currently an adjunct professor in the Communication department at Belhaven University and Antonelli College. When it comes to entrepreneurship I wear several hats. I’m owner of Sunny Fridge Consulting, LLC. I'm a certified coach, teacher, and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. I'm also a presentation skills coach. I’m super excited to be among so many leaders and communicators!! I received my Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM), which is the highest educational award in Toastmasters International in July 2019. I serve as Sergeant at Arms for Competitive Communicators. Thanks to technology, it’s a virtual opportunity to serve fellow toastmasters in new and exciting ways. I serve as President of Central Mississippi Advanced Toastmasters (CMAT) in Jackson MS. Toastmasters has empowered me to prepare speeches for my business 'Lunch & Learns' and hone my leadership skills. Toastmasters has helped me gain confidence as a communicator and Toastmasters can do the same for you! When I'm not serving clients, I enjoy traveling with my retired hubby (when he isn’t hunting). I love taking on small home improvement projects and I'm an unapologetic die-hard fan of HGTV. Last but not least, I love to S.M.I.L.E. (Show up, Mentor, Inspire, Listen/learn/lead Every day).
Allecia Harley (DL3, SR2)
About Me: I'm Allecia Harley, a dedicated wife, mother, and daughter. I’ve lived in Chicago, IL for 25 years now after growing up in Gurnee, IL, going to college in Atlanta, GA, then graduate school in Ann Arbor, MI. My husband works in finance, our son is 12 and in 7th grade, and thankfully, my mother lives nearby, just 9 blocks away. I work as a consultant in the medical research area, for Lake Shore Strategy, LLC. I'm here to continue to develop my skills as a speaker, leader, and communicator.
About Me: An internationally certified freelance translator. A member of the UK's Chartered Institute of Linguists. A lifelong self-taught pursuer of knowledge, skill, and love with cerebral palsy.
Chang Jing Lim (IP5, DL3)
About Me: Friends call me Hot Mama. I like reading to gain knowledge, singing to improve my vocal variety and dancing to keep fit. I am Dual member of Singapore Online English Toastmaster Club - Secretary (2020/2021)and member of Leng Kee Advanced TMC.
Willie Loh (DTM)
About Me: Willie Loh is an organization catalyst of change, a person who can make changes happen and inspiring and influencing others. He had returned to TM in 2018 after leaving TM for 12 years to make a change to the Toastmasters Community in SG. He went on to set up a 1st 100% online Toastmasters club in Nov 2019
About Me: Toastmaster Distingué (DTM), Past Division Director. Vice-Président Formation (VPE) PLANET-MALI Toastmasters Club Divion D
Adrianne Pearson (CC, CL, ACB)
About Me: Adrianne Pearson joined Toastmasters International to better her communication and leadership skills. She is a scientist in the environmental, health and safety field. Her work requires constant communication between cross-functional teams throughout the organization. Whether its communicating regulatory requirements or presenting data from scientific projects, communication and leadership are fundamental skills to exhibit success. When she is not strengthening her communication or leadership skill sets, she enjoys the outdoors with her husband and dog. As well as, traveling domestically and internationally.
Anusorn Swasdee (DTM)
About Me: I want to improve my ears for multinational accents of English and spread Tinglish around the world. Just kidding!!! Actually, I'd like to survive communication, have a relax chat, and improve inter-person relationship. ? I'm working as a Technical Officer in Space Affairs Center, Defence Information and Space Technology Department, Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence, Ministry of Defence, Thailand. It's the policy-related brance of Thai Defence. In technical and engineering field, we can't wait for knowledge to be translated into Thai language; we have to read from English sources. ? I'm more of an objective guy. Set targets and use any mean to achieve them. Don't like subjectives much; they can't be measured exactly and tends to interfere with communication. ? After work, I like to swim because it's a good aerobic exercise and has less impact on my hip and knees. I like swimming slowly and using elliptical trainers. Basically, all non-impact exercises are my favourites. I also read Thai and English versions of J light novels and watch Daily Show and Netflix. ? I've finished Traditional DTM in 2019, Presentation Mastery and Dynamic Leadership both in 2018. I'm now doing Engaging Humor with Buddies, Innovative Planning with Bangkok Club and Visionary Communication with Capitol Toastmasters Club.
Misako Yoke (ACS, ALB)
About Me: Misako Yoke is the Founder of Genki Habits. The word Genki (energetic, enthusiastic, high-spirited in Japanese) perfectly describes her personality. She is a Published Author in Japan, Award-winning speaker, Certified WC Speech Trainer. Love hiking around the Pacific Northwest, U.S.