2023 SFN Dads Virtual Conference
Duncan Keya of Nairobi, Kenya, is the father of four children and works as a Designated Migration Officer at the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi. He and his wife, Faith, have been married for 6 years and are the proud parents of four children including Luka (5), who has Autism and Khalayi (2) who has Albinism. Duncan also leads the SFN Nairobi Dads Meetup Group, is a SFN Mentor Father and was featured in episode #201 of the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast.
Sarah Putt, MA, OTR/L
My name is Sarah Putt and I am a licensed and certified occupational therapist.
I am the founder and clinical director of a private practice in Los Angeles, California and have over 12 years experience as an OT. My company specializes in therapy interventions in the home environment and typically works with children from birth to 3 years of age.
I am the host and creator of OT 4 Lyfe, a podcast and website dedicated to sharing the amazing field of occupational therapy. I also co-host two other occupational therapy podcasts, The OT Roundtable and The Real OTs of Early Intervention. It is my hope that I can connect and inspire OT practitioners, students, and people interested in occupational therapy across the globe.
I am an avid world traveler, scuba diver, craft beer enthusiast, and mom to an amazing one year old girl named Abigail, with baby number 2 coming July 2022. Having worked in early intervention and now becoming a parent myself, my perspective and lens for helping children and families has shifted as I have gained a deeper appreciation for what it is really like to be a parent.
A retired United States Marine, he attended Marine Corps Boot Camp upon completion of high school in 1994 and served for over 24 years in North Carolina, Washington DC, Virginia, California, Okinawa, Africa, Korea, Norway, and is a veteran of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Co-host of the “Together, We Shall” podcast, join us weekly for a little conversational dance!
Jim Stovall of Tulsa, OK, who is the founder and president of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network, a world renown speaker and author of 51 books (including eight that have been made into major motion pictures). In his youth he was also a national Olympic weight lifting champion. He started losing his sight at 17 and has been completely blind for more than 30 years. Jim was featured in episode #163 of the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast.
Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Temple Grandin of Ft. Collins, CO is a national speaker, a best-selling author, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and outspoken advocate for the neurodivergent and those on the Autism Spectrum. She was an Ashoka Fellow and was also named in the Time 100 List as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the ‘Heroes’ category. Temple has received a number of honorary degrees form universities around the world, including; McGill University in Canada, the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Carnegie Mellon University and Emory University.
Temple is the author of numerous books including: Emergence: Labeled Autistic, Developed Talents, Thinking In Pictures, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across The Spectrum, and Different Not Less
Temple’s TED Talk entitled: “The World Needs All Kinds Of Minds” has been viewed more than 6M times. The movie Temple Grandin, produced in 2010, received numerous awards including seven Emmy Awards. She was featured in episode #236 of the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast.
Nathan Woerner is a member of SEND International, a global Christian ministry. He and his wife, Maryah, have been married for 16 years and are the proud parents of two girls; Naomi (6) and Ada (4), who has Angleman’s Syndrome. The family lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Nathan was featured in episode #144 of the SFN Dad To Dad Podcast.