08 Nov November 8, 2019 – Linda Illsley the Professional Witch, Affordable Health Insurance Steve Rigby and Virus Bomb Greg Scott
Linda Illsley – Health and Well-being Facilitator at Namaste Health Center
Our beliefs which we accumulate from birth, they form
how we see ourselves and the world.
Linda Illsley was born in the state of Michoacan in Mexico. She moved to California at age 15 to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America. After a stent in Europe, she found herself in Durango and sold handmade, organic corn tamales. This ultimately evolved into a successful 14 year adventure with a small restaurant that became well known for specializing in sourcing local organic produce and for fostering strong relationships of mutual support with local organic farmers. During this time, based on her own disenchantment with conventional medicine, Linda started a journey that has lead her to calling herself a Professional Witch!
Steve Rigby – Partner at Accelerated, LLC
The whole concept behind the medical cost sharing solution is it’s a community of people voluntarily sharing all the medical expenses of everyone in the community.
Steve Rigby is a highly successful sales and business development professional with extensive experience in the Information Technology and Insurance industries. Accelerated Consulting Group provides Professional Employer Organization (‘PEO’) brokerage services that allows their clients to focus their core business objectives as opposed to focusing on administrative tasks that consume time and money. A PEO enables clients to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation. PEO clients focus on their core competencies to maintain and grow their bottom line. Accelerated excels in providing creative solutions to workers’ compensation challenges, especially in difficult risk-related industries such as temporary staffing. Today, we discuss a great way for entrepreneurs to get affordable health care.
D. Greg Scott – Senior Technical Account Manager at Red Hat – Author of Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electric Break-In and Virus Bomb
This is a different nightmare scenario that we don’t think about enough. That’s bad guys using the internet to get information about us, and then turning it around to use it against us.
Gregory Scott’s career in IT spans four decades, including 15 years in cyber-security. For the last four years he has served as a senior technical account manager for Red Hat, Inc. providing a concierge service to support their most important customers. He’s the author of two books, Virus Bomb, a thriller about what would happen if a foreign power really got serious about attacking the United States over the internet, and Bullseye Breach: Anatomy of an Electric Break-In, an IT security educational book disguised as a novel about how security failures at a fictional retailer allowed overseas attackers to steal millions of credit card numbers. Scott, who spent twelve and a half years at Digital Equipment Corporation earlier in his career, has mastered extremely complex IT challenges in various roles as a vendor, end user, and published author, enabling customers to cut costs, increase security, improve efficiencies, and increase revenue. Early in his career, he developed one of the very first computer-aided financial aid packages for college students. He also proposed, designed, and built one of the first on-line college data management systems in the world. At Digital Equipment Corporation, he led development for one of the first and most reliable client/server applications ever built. He was the winner of the Digital Equipment Corporation VMS Partner Excellence Award, the Circle of Excellence Award, and the Software Services Excellence Award. Scott also led the technical effort for Tailgating with the Troops in Wisconsin, connecting several hundred Wisconsin families with loved ones serving in Iraq. Although this effort has no financial metric, the benefit to United States military families is incalculable. He also built Linux firewall systems to manage family connections at several highly publicized events with the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, and Minnesota Gophers, as well as St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, St. Paul Saints, Tee It Up for Troops, and Serving Our Troops. Scott has been featured in several media outlets, including WCCO-Radio, Northern Alliance Radio, KARE-TV, Fox 9 TV, Twin Cities Business Journal, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and The New York Times. He has served as a columnist for both ENT Magazine and Enterprise Linux Magazine, writing about technology.