Barry is the owner of The Gem Hunter Gemmological Appraisals and Storytelling Services, a professional storytelling and consulting company that uses digital media and informational presentations to educate individuals, small businesses, school-age children as well as corporations in the “lost” concept of Value and how to tell a story.
He is a former United States Marine Corps aviator and has earned several science degrees from the State University of New York (SUNY), the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), Gemmological Institute of America (GIA), and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s NU-Teach program. Barry is currently in the process of obtaining his masters degree in Middle and High school science education.
Barry has been a member of Toastmaters International since January 2009 and has earned the coveted title of Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). Barry is considered by many to be a Master Storyteller and has used his talents to win the 2011 Evaluation contest, the 2012 Table Topics and International Speech contests, and most recently, the 2015 Humorous Speech contest. He is the only person in the 65-year history of Toastmasters International to have ever won all four Toastmaster contests.
In his spare time, Barry is the Lead Science teacher at the West Park Academy of Fine Arts and Technology where he uses storytelling as a tool to make 150 inner-city children love science.
November 7, 2016 - November 18, 2016
Barry Mixon - Barry@seagullinstitute.com