Brian Kurth was the founder and President of Portland, Oregon-based VocationVacations. Dubbed “America’s dream job matchmaker” by CNN in 2010, the company provided career mentorship experiences to people across the United States for more than a decade. As its chief promoter, Brian was an on-air contributor for NBC, CNBC, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and NPR and featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. After moving to Austin in 2013, Brian created Revere Software, a knowledge-sharing and networking platform for universities and large nonprofit organizations. Earlier in his career, Brian served in corporate product marketing and business development roles at Ameritech and AT&T.
In his spare time, you can find Brian listening to music at The Continental Club in Austin, hiking and kayaking. Brian earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, triple-majoring in Political Science, History and International Relations.
Greg Hilton was on the founding engineering team at Vignette Corporation and has been a technical leader at several Austin start-ups, including HaL (acquired by Fujitsu) and Anue Systems (acquired by Ixia). Greg has experience with the design and architecture of desktop and web applications, with emphasis on ease-of-use and user experience.
Greg has also served on the Board of Directors of Lutheran Social Services (now Upbring) and most recently was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Charter School, serving abused and neglected youth. Greg can be found on the local hike and bike trails, enjoying Austin’s renowned food and music scene, skiing in the Colorado Rockies or shuffling up for a good game of Texas Hold ‘Em. Greg holds a B.S.E.E. and M.E.E. from Rice University.
Lorie has been a volunteer organizer for Austin schools and nonprofit organizations since the 1990s. She served on the Board of Directors of The 100 Club of Central Texas from 2010 until 2015. The 100 Club of Central Texas provides financial and emotional help to first responders and their families in times of need. Lorie also worked for a political consulting firm for 13 years, serving as the company’s CFO. She worked on numerous local and statewide campaign fundraising events.
Lorie is the mastermind behind the founding of myRollCall. As a volunteer organizer, she has long felt the pain of not having a single place to go to manage events. She also felt disengaged from some of her own affinity groups because she chose not to have a presence on Facebook or LinkedIn. She believed there had to be a better way to help volunteers organize events. There also had to be a better way to engage members with social networks and for those without. She recognized a problem needing a solution.
Lorie was born and raised in New Jersey. She always knew she wanted to attend a large university after high school. In May of 1978 she accepted admission to the University of Texas sight unseen. From the moment she stepped on “the 40 acres,” she knew she was destined to be a Longhorn and an Austinite. Lorie earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.