Ashlyn Noble is the current organizer of the Winnipeg Skeptics. She enjoys combining her love of science and art in the creation of glass beads and sculptures. You can find her work at noblewhimsical.etsy.com. In her spare time, she re-creates the Middle Ages with the Society for Creative Anachronism and gets into arguments online.
Gem Newman is a medical student and former software developer. He’s a past organiser of the Winnipeg Skeptics and former board chair of Bad Science Watch. Gem graduated with distinction from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc. in Computer Science, specialising in artificial intelligence, and is currently enrolled at the Max Rady College of Medicine. Find him on the web at spurll.com.
Lauren Bailey is a technical communicator living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Slightly to the left of Billy Bragg politically, they still can’t figure out how the title “social justice warrior” became a bad thing and are trying to bring it back. In their spare time, they enjoy doing string magic, including weaving and knitting.
Laura Creek Newman is a registered dietitian in Winnipeg who has a passion for everything involving food and nutrition. Her favourite skeptical topics are health, wellness, and the latest “miracle foods”. She is an active member of the Winnipeg Skeptics with a particular interest in building community ties through volunteering events.
Ian James is a musical instrument salesperson by day and a musician by night, and taking on the role of musical director thrills him down to his non-existent soul. Ian has been an atheist since his early teens and looks forward to qualifying for the title of skeptic very soon. When not watching Breaking Bad he busies himself with producing The Fallaway Slam podcast, a show all about the world of pro wrestling. Some of his music is available on SoundCloud. Metal!
Robert Shindler is the former Executive Producer of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, and the original catalyst behind the show. Despite being a mindless public servant drone, he is addicted to learning and believes that knowledge is key to improving the world around us. He’s an unapologetic atheist, perpetual skeptic, and part-time science enthusiast. Originally hailing from Alberta, Rob is a active member of the Winnipeg Skeptics.
Dr. Richelle McCullough works in public health in Calgary, but hails originally from Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in the spring of 2012 with a Masters of Science in Physiology. Her thesis is on nutritional interventions for the prevention of artery plaques, and she has numerous publications examining the effects of dietary fats on the development of heart disease. An outspoken advocate for lifestyle interventions within the scope of science-based medicine, Richelle’s favourite topic is to debunk complementary and alternative medicine. She is an active member of the Winnipeg Skeptics despite the distance, and in her spare time writes for Skeptic North and the science-based health website Better Health.
Greg Christensen is an amateur skeptic and science enthusiast. In his spare time is an avid poker player and enjoys movies and music. In summer, camping and outdoor activities dominate his weekends. Greg grew up on a farm in Manitoba. He has moved around Canada for various career opportunities, but always found himself returning home eventually. He was happy to find thriving local groups of humanists, atheists, skeptics, and agnostics in Manitoba, and has been an active member of both the Winnipeg Skeptics and the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba ever since. Greg currently lives in Calgary, Alberta.
Donna Harris works behind the scenes in Human Resources. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Manitoba, writes book reviews for the Winnipeg Free Press, and helms the Manitoba Humanist newsletter in her meager spare time. A life-long science nerd as well as a non-believer, her activism was only engaged after attending the James Randi Educational Foundation’s Amaz!ng Meeting 4. She is the current president of the Humanists, Atheists & Agnostics of Manitoba, and is happy to call herself humanist, atheist, and skeptic.
Mark Forkheim is a computer technician with a B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba and a lifelong love of learning. A strong atheist and a member of the Winnipeg Skeptics, Mark is devoted to battling bad science and to keeping things reality based.
Leslie Saunders is a country girl and science cheerleader. When she’s not playing in the dirt she enjoys curling, crafting, and music. She also has a special place in her heart for charities involving children and tries to spend as much time as she can with her two nieces and the rest of her family.