EXIT Realty Corp. International is proud to present a stellar lineup of featured speakers at its 2019 Annual Convention.
Stephanie Decker is a true symbol of survival and overcoming adversity. In March of 2012, a tornado ripped through the town of Henryville, Indiana. Decker, a 37-year-old mother of three, found herself in a life-altering moment. As her house began to disintegrate around her, she shielded her two young children with her body. Her dream home fell in, crushing her legs, but because of her heroic actions, her children were amazingly unscathed. It was a miracle that she even survived and made it to the hospital. At that point, doctors determined that parts of both legs would need to be amputated. Decker has been featured on The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ABC World News Tonight as “Person of the Week”, USA Today, USA Weekend, and People Magazine.
Jimmy Chin is a photographer, filmmaker, and mountain sports athlete known for his ability to capture extraordinary imagery while climbing and skiing in high-risk environments. In 2002, he secured a breakthrough assignment to be the cinematographer for a high-profile National Geographic-sponsored trek across Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau. In 2006, he was part of the first American team to ski off the summit of Mount Everest. As a filmmaker, his years of experience in the adventure and extreme sports world enable him to bring an authentic and unique perspective to his storytelling. His 2015 film Meru won the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was on the 2016 Oscar® shortlist for Best Documentary. In 2019, Jimmy was awarded the highest honor a documentary filmmaker can attain, winning an Oscar for his directorial effort (along with his wife Chai) of Free Solo, which captures Alex Honnold’s historic climb of El Capitan in Yosemite.
Gary Taubes, is the Co-founder and Senior Scientific Advisor of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is an award-winning science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His newest book, The Case Against Sugar, was published in 2016. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous ‘Best of’ anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). Taubes is the recipient of three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science
EXIT Realty’s 2019 Annual Convention will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, from October 22nd to 25th. EXIT Realty Associates can register through the Resource Center.