Amy Purdy has defied the odds throughout her life to accomplish some extraordinary things. At the age of 19 a life changing illness nearly took her life and left her with a two prosthetics legs as an everyday reminder of her near-death experience. However, her passion for life carried her not only to the upper echelons of athletics but onto the dance floor of Hollywood and well beyond. Amy is a professional snowboarder and three-time Paralympic medalist, runner up on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, a NY Times best-selling author, and a highly requested international motivational speaker. She is the co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, a nonprofit based in Colorado, working to make all types of action sports accessible to individuals with physical disabilities.
Lyda Hill is a Dallas entrepreneur, philanthropist, and one of the few women to make the 2013 Philanthropy list of most generous donors and Forbes’ 2014 list of top 15 entrepreneurs who give back to the community. She is chairman of both LH Capital, a private investment firm, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies. Through her for-profit and not-for-profit investments, Miss Hill is committed to funding game-changing advances in science and nature, empowering nonprofit organizations, and to improving the local communities of greatest importance to her, North Texas and Colorado Springs.
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