Rory coordinates the Institute’s live conferences and events. He also assists with the organization’s online education webinars and certifications. Like the rest of the events team, he is based in Portland.
A Chicago native who came to the Pacific Northwest by way of Colorado, Rory joined the Institute in January of 2016 after a long stint as Managing Director of the Telluride Science Research Center, where he helped transform the small non-profit into a premiere science-conference organization. He holds a B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College and when he is not working, Rory enjoys mountain biking, hiking, playing music, travel, and cooking.