Empower Your Dreams
2020 - Speakers & Judges
Meet the Finalist Judges and Speakers for Empower Your Dreams 2020
Dr. Kenneth M. Woolley
Dr. Woolley is the founder, CEO and Chairman of ExtraSpace Storage. Mr. Woolley resigned from his position as Chairman and CEO of the Company effective April 1, 2009, to serve as Mission President for the Church. Dr. Woolley has been involved in the self-storage industry since 1977. He has been directly responsible for developing over 165 properties and acquiring over 625 self-storage properties throughout the United States. Early in his career he was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. From 1979 to 1998, he was an Associate Professor, and later an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration at Brigham Young University, where he taught undergraduate and MBA classes in Corporate Strategy and Real Estate. Mr. Woolley has also developed more than 13,000 apartment units and he is a partner in New York based Gaia Real Estate, which owns 16,500 apartment units and 600,000 square feet of office space. He has also founded several companies in the retail, electronics, food manufacturing and natural resources industries. Dr. Woolley holds a B.A. in physics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Christine is the President and CEO of the Avalon Development Company based in Honolulu. As a real estate developer and consultant, Christine’s company is comprised of three operating entities: Development and Advisory Services, Commercial Brokerage/ Property Management and Residential Brokerage. Christine was recently recognized with the Ku Ho’Okela Award as Developer of the Year by the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Although things have not always been easy, she has learned that “even in the darkest hours, your deepest source of strength comes from people who believe in you.” When Christine was 10 she came to Hawaii from South Korea with her family. She worked her way through college, eventually earning a degree in finance and business administration from Hawaii Pacific University. Christine is also highly active in the community and currently sits on the boards of Catholic Charities, YMCA of Hawaii, Diamond Theater, Blue Planet Foundation, and Central Pacific Bank.
Jonas was born and raised on Oahu and has lived the life of an entrepreneur in almost every sense of the word. He has had multiple successful careers as an award winning photographer and Sushi chef. In 2012, Jonas was picked out of 40,000 plus candidates to be on the longest running reality TV show Survivor. Jonas lasted 19 out of 39 days before getting voted off the island for being “too likable.” Jonas is currently running his own real estate business in Utah and has been ranked number one as listing agent and buying agent. He served in the Japan Tokyo Mission and attended BYU Hawaii before and after his mission. Jonas loves to spend time with his wife and three children.
Guy is the Co-Founder of T&G, a marketing and branding firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Guy has produced and created hundreds of songs, videos, designs and images for many clients in multiple industries. Very few people are able to produce and perform the music that is played in the video that they personally shot and edited. Guy’s content, designs and videos have been viewed more than 80 million times worldwide. As a student at LDS Business College, Guy was hired to be the school’s creative director where he had responsibility for the school’s brand and all marketing content. Guy is happily married to Kelsey and together they have four children.
Tiffany is the Founder and Owner of The Sewing Kit where she works in the bridal industry and creates alterations and items that clients need for large wedding events. Tiffany graduated from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Business Management and an emphasis in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. While
taking classes at BYU-Idaho, Tiffany did consulting work with Beehive Clothing Distribution and helped with patterns and layouts for new stores. Over the last few years Tiffany has become more involved with family law and criminal defense. Currently, she is a Victim Service Coordinator for the District Attorney. Tiffany is married with two children and she loves to spend time with her family while running her own business on the side.