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VOL 23

August 23, 2016
@ Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

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PechaKucha Night San Antonio, in partnership with Las Casas Foundation, presents PechaKucha San Antonio Vol. 23.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
226 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205

6:30 p.m. Happy Hour
7:30 p.m. Presentations

Emcee: News 4 San Antonio’s Randy Beamer

$5 donation
Small bites, cash bar.


The volume 23 presenters, in no particular order, are:

Brian Salmon, DOULA
As the father of Eva (11) and Daisy (7), Brian the Birth Guy is no stranger to this world of babies and parenting. Both of Brian’s daughters were born by emergency cesarean delivery. Brian assisted his first birth at 19 years old and knew this was his calling. Brian holds a degree in radiology, studied biology and chemistry with an emphasis in pathophysiology and owns BabyVision Ultrasound, San Antonio’s leader in 3D and 4D pre-natal imaging ultrasound. Having worked with over 19,000 expectant families, Brian has taught many childbirth classes and currently teaches the incredibly popular Dad’s childbirth class “Rocking Dads” and couples birth class “Facilitating Fearless Birth”.

Barbara Ras, POET
Barbara Ras has published three poetry collections: Bite Every Sorrow, One Hidden Stuff, and The Last Skin. Her fellowships include grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. She has published poems in the New Yorker, Tin House, Granta, as well as in many other magazines and anthologies. She edited a collection of short fiction in translation, Costa Rica: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. Ras lives in San Antonio where she is the founding director of Trinity University Press.

Robert Vogt, AUCTIONEER 
Rob grew up in the auction business, calling his first auction at his elementary school. He is now the Director of San Antonio’s Vogt Auction Galleries, focusing on branding and online marketing as well as performing appraisals and numerous charity auctions. Earlier in his career Rob was a television anchor/reporter, a senior producer at Yahoo!, and an editor for the San Antonio Express-News. Mr. Vogt holds a journalism degree from Pepperdine University.

Kristal Cuevas, YOGIPRENEUR
A San Antonio native, Kristal graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2004 and found success in the corporate world, but soon left to sell stretchy yoga pants. She quickly realized her true passion – teaching yoga. In 2009, she started teaching private and corporate yoga classes and in 2010, she opened the doors to Southtown Yoga Loft in downtown San Antonio. Five years later, she has two thriving studios, one beautiful daughter (who also practices yoga!), oversees more than 30 instructors and two teacher training programs, and this fall, she will be hosting her first yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico.

Jeremiah Teutsch, ARTIST
Jeremiah Teutsch is an artist living in San Antonio. He was born and raised in Lubbock, but he received his BFA from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, in Denver. He is a painter, sculptor, political illustrator and caricaturist, chalk artist, set-designer, musician, sound designer, puppet maker, prop maker, courtroom sketch artist, writer, art teacher, and occasional tinkerer. For money and fun, he works at the McNay Art Museum, as the matting and framing technician, and he helps run the Agora artspace. Jeremiah Teutsch is a nut, and that’s him in a nut-shell.

Lorie is a nature-loving adventurer who values travel and hard work. She has worked on a Russian shrimp boat, as a horse wrangler in Hawaii and as a professional interpreter for the Deaf. Currently she manages the Renewable Republic’s urban farm and San Antonio’s first Urban Farm Camp for kids and adults. This fall, she’ll travel to Vashon Island in the Puget Sound to become a certified Forest School teacher and to complete a slaughtering, butchering and charcuterie class with the intention of bringing back more ways to inspire us to turn off the TV, get outside and connect to our food, to nature and to each other.

Kory Cook, MUSICIAN 
Born in Iowa, raised in Oklahoma and a Texas resident for twenty years, Kory earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Oklahoma State University in 1996. Kory served as Assistant Music Director at KUT-FM in Austin, TX for seven years and is now currently the Music Director and Chief Announcer at Jazz 91.7 FM KRTU in San Antonio, TX. Kory is also an instructor in the Communications Department at Trinity University. Kory’s parents Victor and Kathy Cook, former members of 60s organ/drums duo Pebbles and Bam Bam, raised him to be a musician. Since his teens, Kory has performed with countless musicians including psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson, songwriter Todd Snider, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and San Antonio’s own Sons of Hercules. Today, you can hear Kory performing with local artists Royal Punisher, We Leave at Midnight, Mockingbird Express, Dark Planes and his own project The Whale, among other jazz and improvising musicians. You can also hear Kory host a daily jazz program 9am-1pm live on Jazz 91.7 FM KRTU.

Zach Garza, CHEF
After spending his youth in San Antonio, Zachary Garza traveled to New Orleans, New York, Park City, Dallas, and Lubbock, earning a culinary arts certificate and Associate of Occupational Studies from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and a Bachelor of Science in restaurant, hotel, and institutional management from Texas Tech University in 2011. In 2012, Garza served as Sous Chef for the opening of Nao, and before re-joining the CIA staff as Executive Chef, Garza was Chef de Cuisine at Primero Cantina, The Fruteria, and The Monterey, and served as Executive Sous Chef at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch in Boerne.

Centro Properties 
Giles Parscale 
Insite Architects 
Lake Flato Architects
Southwest School of Art 
Sweeney Toaster Repair
3050 Eisenhauer 
William Grant and Sons
Zurich International Properties 

Arc Document Solutions 
Arts Center Enterprises 
Bakery Lorraine
Box Street Social
Direct Motion Technologies 
Empire Theatre
Josh Huskin Photography 
Rivard Report
San Antonio Current 
Slab Cinema
Sweet Chela's
The Esquire Tavern
The Good Kind


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Kristal Cuevas
Yogipreneur , Southtown Yoga Loft in San Antonio
Kory Cook
Musician in San Antonio
Zach Garza
Chef in San Antonio
Lorie Solis
Urban Farmer, Self in San Antonio
Jeremiah Teutsch
Artist in San Antonio
Robert Vogt
Auctioneer in San Antonio
Barbara Ras
Poet in San Antonio
Brian Salmon
Doula in San Antonio