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Mike Schiller

CEO, RoomLeopard LLC in Pittsburgh

Wilderness First Aid

PRESENTED ON JUL 14, 2016
IN PITTSBURGH, PA @ VOL 24

Mike Schiller is a Wilderness EMT and has been teaching First Aid and First Responder courses for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS since 2002. He is also currently working with two partners on startup company RoomLeopard.com. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Green Building Alliance (GBA), advancing the organization in its mission to create healthy and high-performing places.   A native Pittsburgher and successful entrepreneur, he previously founded three for-profit companies, one non-profit, and one charter school, all of which are thriving.  He has a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He loves to hike, kayak and climb mountains, and has been to 50 states, 33 countries and 6 continents.  

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First Timing

BY FERID SANAA
@ ARTS NUMÉRIQUES ON MAR 20, 2014

His first animation, his first digital graffiti, his first time coding, his first video game, his first animated character, his first short film, his first time working with nudity, his first performance- in his presentation, Ferid Sanaa talks about the experiences he has had working for the first time with different types of media.

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OGA for Aid

BY ANGELA ORTIZ
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

The Tohoku region, that was hit by the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, is Angela Ortiz's home. The aftermath left Angela focused on helping to get people back on their feet, and rebuild their lives. OGA for Aid is a organization that helps survivors in the Tohoku area, organizing events for families, and raise awareness and interest in agriculture. 

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Nature Is My Country Club: Wilderness of Light

BY CHRISTOPHER CUDWORTH
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 29, 2016

While working on the foundations of his book, Nature Is My Country Club,Christopher Cudworth wanted to find a common denominator or symbol of wilderness that all people could access. He also wanted to give people a practical tool for accessing nature wherever they find themselves. As a writer and artist, naturalist and photographer, he arrived at the conclusion that light itself constitutes an untamed element. It is at once infinite and chaotic, untrammeled and vibrant. In other words, light reveals and releases within us feelings of both connection and freedom. And as light is found everywhere, and on all things, it serves as a method to get back in touch with the natural world, even if one is nowhere near what is traditionally called “wilderness.”

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Extreme

BY HOWARD BARLOW
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 03, 2016

Howard Barlow, takes his collaboration to the extreme in the wilderness with a few buddies, on the farm with his family and in the art world with his cohorts. Howard shows that collaboration is a way of life (or death).

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Humanitarian Aid Medicine

BY JAMIE WEIS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

Jamie Weis takes us with her to practice medicine in disaster areas and remote underpriviledged locals, and reminds us that "Health Care" starts with caring.

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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

BY VICKI FRANKS
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Vicki Franks, with her husband Shane, built Benton Harbor's first container home in 2015, a beautiful space that will make us rethink what's possible in real estate. The inspiration to do this hit at the crossroads of a trip she took and the time the couple snagged an outrageously affordable lot in Benton Harbor. Vicki's PK is eye candy for design lover's!

 

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Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness

BY MANDY MOHLER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

"In my experience, the beauty of the wilderness is the solitude and the simplicity."

In Photography and Adventure in the Wilderness from Pechakucha Night Kalispell Vol.1, Photographer Mandy Mohler takes us on her solo journey through Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness on horseback. She shares how this trip and her experience in nature has impacted her artwork and perspective on the outdoors. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 19th, 2017. 

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Wilderness Adventures

BY TAKASHI SUGAWARA
@ VOL 152 ON NOV 22, 2017

Government official Takashi Sugawara talks about the beautiful and mountainous city of Tsuruoka. Though small in population, Tsuruoka is filled with BIG adventure in the boundless wilderness. From snowy mountain tops to gorgeous traditional architecture, there's so much to see in Tsuruoka.

鶴岡市役所 都市計画課の菅原崇さんが、山の大自然の美しさが魅力の山形県鶴岡市をたっぷり紹介してくださいます。人口は少なくても、鶴岡には際限ない大自然アドベンチャーにあふれています。雪景色の山頂から華やかな伝統的日本建築まで、鶴岡は見所満載です!

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An Invitation to the Wilderness : Discovery of the great outdoors

BY DANIEL JEFFERIES
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Dan Jefferies is excited to share with you how an "indoor kid" rode the wave of technological change to a very unexpected place; the wilderness.