Nadia LaRussa

NadiaBorn and raised in Thunder Bay, Nadia La Russa is one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

She is always ready for a challenge, constantly spearheading innovative and exciting projects.

Nadia readily agreed to be an “Ambassador” for our this years TEDx, and has been instrumental in the organization of our very successful TEDx Press Conference, April 12 at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium.





Matthew Villella

Mathew VillellaMatt is a hardworking and highly motivated community leader and educator.

He has assisted our TEDx committee working with Shift and Leadership Thunder Bay, and has taken his role of helping “spread the word” of our TEDx event to heart.

People like Matt make heavy loads lighter, and we are grateful for his assistance as a 2016 TEDx Ambassador.





Mike Maher

Mike MaherMike’s is passionate about the region we live in. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, he understands the benefits and challenges unique to living in Thunder Bay.

A big fan of TED and TED talks, Mike has been an imaginative and resourceful assist helping with media our press releases.