Afternoon Panelists

Afternoon Panelists – 3:15-3:45

These three inspirations will be asked questions around how to stay motivated and positive during difficult or unexpected times.


Lauren Hunter – Manager lululemon athletica Columbus locations

lululemon athletica manager and inspired soul, Lauren Hunter brings energy, positivity and empowerment to everyone she meets!  Join her for a goal-setting session, specifically developed by lululemon athletica!


Mitch Potterf – Owner, Ohio Fit Club

Mitch is the Owner of Fit Club, the CrossFit Affiliate of Downtown Columbus. Fit Club is a community of people dedicated to exercise and fitness programming that improves practical physical performance. Mitch pulls from 18 years of training experience to create fun, effective and rewarding training programs that develop a level of health and fitness most people only dream of. Whether it’s a Crossfit WOD or competition,weight loss challenge or free class in the park for 200 people Mitch brings a fun, honest attitude and the belief that you are capable of a lot more than you think, so give it all you got. If it’s important do it everyday.  For more on Mitch and Fit Club check out his site or better yet try a WOD. (workout of the day)


Skip Vachon – Plane Crash Survivor

Skip Vachon, a successful 24 year old entrepreneur was climbing to new heights in his career and life when one day everything changed.  Skip, an avid pilot, had planned a quick flight on a beautiful Friday evening with his friend to visit his mechanic to make a minor repair.  It was a typical flight, until something went very, very wrong.  With the landing gear stuck in the down position and fuel hemorrhaging out of the tank, the drag and uneven weight distribution made it impossible to maneuver the plane and had no other option than to crash into a forest.  The two suffered numerous broken bones, were bleeding profusely and clinging onto life.  After using his cell phone to call 911, help finally arrived after 30 minutes.  The two were flown by helicopter to a local trauma center to receive treatment.  Expectations for Skip’s recovery were dismal due to his severe head trauma and was placed into a medically induced coma.

Almost 4 years later, Skip has overcome all predictions to live a full, amazing life.  Skip will share the secrets to overcoming the most treacherous challenges and will inspire you to go out and take flight with your passions and dreams.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you will be forever changed by his story!