Blaire Ostler is one of the leading voices on the intersections of Mormonism, feminism, and transhumanism. As CEO and Board Member of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. Blaire holds a BFA in Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology-Seattle. She is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in philosophy with an emphasis in gender studies. She is passionate about esthetics, religion, human sexuality, queer theory, social philosophy, and art.
Caleb Jones is a husband, father, programmer, and member of the LDS Church. He has a Computer Science degree from BYU. He is passionate about science and religion; a critic of rigidity, he enjoys exploring the strengths and limits of both, and sees the two as necessary and complementary in constructing enlightening, inspirational narratives. He is influenced by futurists like Freeman Dyson and Peter Diamandis, and Mormons like James E. Talmage and Neal A. Maxwell.
Chris Bradford was born in Utah, but soon moved to Washington, D.C. and overseas. He has lived in Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Pakistan and Italy, where he served an LDS mission. A self-taught programmer, Chris is a VP of Engineering at Ancestry.com. He has a Linguistics degree from BYU. He and wife Lucy have eight children. Chris loves science, technology, religion, philosophy, and performing arts. He is a board member and founder of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.
Dorothy Deasy is a Christian Existentialist Universalist, aspiring Spiritual Director and freelance design researcher. She has a BS in Industrial / Organizational Psychology and a Masters of Applied Theology where her thesis was on spirituality for a transhuman age. She is secretary of the Christian Transhumanist Association, and secretary and board member of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. She lives in Vancouver, WA.
Giulio Prisco is a writer, technology expert, futurist and transhumanist. A former manager in European science and technology centers, he writes and speaks on a wide range of topics, including science, information technology, emerging technologies, virtual worlds, space exploration and future studies. He is especially interested in the convergence of science, technology and spirituality.
Jonathan Cannon is a Biochemistry Professor in rural Georgia. He feels called to teaching and fatherhood, but maintains a passion for biophysics (especially mentoring undergraduate research), modern dance, and tasty local produce. His lifelong interests in Mormon theology, and in the chemistry and physics of the origins of life on Earth, led him to Transhumanism and an ongoing exploration of the interface between evolution, cosmology, and Mormon thought.
Jordan Roberts was born in Mesa Arizona, the son of a Mormon mother and Jewish father. He served a mission in Brazil. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have two children. He has a degree in life sciences from ASU, and received his MD from the UofA College of Medicine-Phoenix. He is currently a first year family medicine resident physician at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City. His interests include science and its fiction, Judaism, philosophy, Transhumanism and bioethics.
Pace Ellsworth was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. After a mission to Lima, Peru, he married his high school sweetheart and graduated from BYU in Linguistics, minors in Spanish and Linguistic Computing. Pace's interests include classical liberalism and futurism, and he's happy to be called an anarcho-transfigurist. He now lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife and two children, where he works as a marketing consultant for small businesses in the technology and finance sectors.
Rhett Wilkinson is an entrepreneur and child of God who is fully fascinated by technological evolution and postsecular religion. He has worked in media and governments, with stints in the non-profit and business arenas. He holds degrees in communication and political science. He'd probably do anything for his little girl, and that's not necessarily good. He has been influenced by Hugh Nibley, the uncorrupted George Lucas, Mormonism professors, newsmakers, and storytellers.
Adrian Rhein born in San Diego, raised in Portland Oregon. Studied economics at BYU-Idaho, and then IT and web-development at Eastern Idaho Tech. Currently living in San Diego as a web integration consultant and a member of the board of directors for an international charity. Adrian has an insatiable love for learning, technology and the disruption they cause, Adrian is a deep thinker and an open minded skeptic who believes the questions are usually more interesting than the answers.