Adam Andreas is the senior technical developer for The North Face, Vanity Fair Corporation (VFC). He has been working in the apparel industry for over 12 years primarily focused in the fields of technical design and product development. Graduating with a BFA in Apparel Design from the Art Institute of Portland, he has since then worked for both local and global apparel companies, including Columbia Sportswear and VFC where he also works on special projects such as collaborations with Maison Margiela and Brain Dead and Supreme.
Julie McConnachie is senior director for Global Technical Development at Nike WHQ. With over 15 years experience in apparel industry, Julie has struck a balance leading and inspiring large technical design & development teams who excel in executing product excellence while driving new capabilities across the business.
Saundra Penkunas is senior manager apparel for the Future Innovation Team. She is responsible for effective strategic planning, execution and co-ordination of selected projects and activities with regards to the engineering and development of advanced garments and apparel technologies.
Darcy Cameron is the president of Cameron Design group. In 2005 Darcy opened Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon. In 2006 she launched knit-purl.com to offer a curated selection of yarn and knitting supplies to discriminating knitters worldwide. In 2008 Darcy created Shibui Knits to bring modern fashion to the knitting industry. Shibui’s premium quality yarns and cutting edge patterns are now sold in over 500 stores in the US and around the world. Darcy is a graduate of Portland State University with a degree in business.