❱❱ Keynote Speakers
Wednesday, August 15
Keni Thomas - Leadership Speaker & Singer/Songwriter
A powerful speaker, Keni captivates audiences from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. Drawing from his experiences on the battlefield, Keni inspires people to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself. His message of "Train as you fight - Fight as you train and Lead By Example" epitomizes the Ranger motto "Rangers Lead the Way!"
Keni sums it up like this, "Leadership has never been about the rank or the position you hold. It's about the example you set. There are people to your left and to your right who are counting on you and its up to you to deliver. But you will only be as good as you prepared yourself to be."
Thursday, August 16
Austin Eubanks - Addiction & Trauma Recovery Expert
An injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, Austin’s traumatic experience as a teen was the catalyst to his painful journey through addiction. Now in long-term recovery, he has devoted his career to helping those who have turned to substances as a result of trauma. His story of trauma, over-prescribed medications and the active addiction is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Friday, August 17
Kevin Hines - Brain Health Advocate & Storyteller
Kevin Hines is a brain/mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.
Kevin Hines will present encouraging messages about living mentally healthy and the importance of seeking help and support during times of crisis, while underscoring the power of the human spirit to guide us in finding meaning, gratitude, and purpose in life. Candid, upbeat and full of hope and healing, he touches the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere as he delivers practical yet powerful skills for building a life-long mental wellness toolkit for oneself and for your loved ones.