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Rob PolishookRob Polishook, MA, CPC, is founder of Inside the Zone Performance Group and has been quoted in leading national media outlets, from Sports Illustrated to ESPN radio. As a mental training and life coach, certified in Somatic Experiencing, Brainspotting, and Focusing 1 and 2, he conducts experiential workshops internationally on the topic of peak performance and he teaches tennis internationally.

Cheryl StrayedCheryl Strayed is author of the New York Times best-seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which is being made into a movie featuring Reese Witherspoon as Strayed. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and has received many awards. Strayed is also the author of Tiny Beautiful Things and a novel, Torch.

Maria SarroMaria Sarro and her Beyond Rock Staff have delivered their highly acclaimed program for 10 years. Experts at creating safe and encouraging learning environments, they have extensive professional and teaching experience in rock and roll performance, vocal, and instrument instruction, improvisation, and community building.

RoboFunRoboFun works with schools, organizations, camps, and museums to teach emerging technologies creatively and effectively. They help students work with a variety of technologies using a constructivist, hands-on approach that emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking.

Super Soccer StarsSuper Soccer Stars coaches are NSCAA and USSF certified and dedicated to developing well-rounded players. The coaches represent an eclectic mix of talents and backgrounds, and bring patience, energy, and creative flair to every camper’s experience.

Matthew WalkerMatthew Walker is the founder of Inner Passage, which supports personal and professional development through adventure. Walker is the author of Adventure in Everything and is a regular contributor to Psychology

Melissa BoweMelissa Bowe, a public interest lawyer, professor, and community organizer, is cofounder of the Wayfinder Experience, a teen summer camp, . Deeply committed to youth empowerment and expression, she has directed teens at Omega’s Family Week for 11 years.

Maggie WheelerMaggie Wheeler is best known for her work as an actress, most notably as the character of Janice on NBC’s hit series Friends. In addition to her acting and voiceover work, Wheeler is a singer-songwriter, choir director, and workshop facilitator. She has been teaching vocal workshops nationwide for the past 20 years.

Emile Hassan DyerEmile Hassan Dyer is a vocalist, percussionist, storyteller, choreographer, and dancer originally from Senegal. He is a graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training program.

Jay CookJay Cook, a.k.a. Ranger Jay, is a musician and storyteller extraordinaire who works with Omega's Kids' Camps during Family Week helping run Little Forest People, one of Omega's popular workshops for kids.

Veronica Sampson, MEd, educator, dancer, and artist, has been teaching children through storytelling, songs, music, and play for more than 15 years in the United States and the Caribbean. She works with Omega’s Kids’ Camps during Family Week, helping run Little Forest People, one of Omega’s popular workshops for kids.

Megan Stafford is an artist and educator who works with Omega's Kids' Camps during Family Week helping run Little Forest People, one of Omega's popular workshops for kids.

Richard Humphreys, aka Ranger Richard, is a storyteller extraordinaire and naturalist.

Leslie Salmon JonesLeslie Salmon Jones, creator of Afro Flow Yoga™, is a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, wellness coach, yoga instructor, and public speaker. She began ballet and Afro-Caribbean dance at the age of seven and has since studied and trained with many world-renowned masters of dance, yoga, and spirituality.

Jeff W. JonesJeff W. Jones, cofounder of Afro Flow Yoga® with his wife Leslie Salmon Jones, is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, musical director, and composer. With his music, he creates an intuitive dynamic flow through a stream of consciousness and the mastery of African-inspired rhythms, instruments, and vocals, synergizing the class collective for a healing musical journey.

Joe KillianJoe Killian is a funny and compassionate teacher, who in real life is a music producer, husband, and father. His work teaches us, in a simple (and deceptive) way, about who we are and what we really value.

Jenny LeeJenny Lee, MLA, has been a design educator for all sorts of people, from little kids to master degree students. She also has been a designer with the Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo, where she designed and supervised construction of the Congo Gorilla Forest, Siberian Tiger habitat, and many other exhibits.