Biography/Memoir

Irwin-Vickers, Mary

Irwin-Vickers, Mary
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Homemaker
Biography: 

Mary Irwin is an expert on the topic of Noah’s Ark and has conducted more than 25 years of research on the subject. She traveled the world with her late husband, astronaut James Irwin, who served on the historic Apollo 15 flight. The pair climbed Mount Ararat numerous times looking for the ark and searched for biblical antiquities throughout the Middle East. In 1972, they founded the nonprofit Christian organization High Flight Foundation. Irwin has published four books on her life experiences.

Education/Training: 
Two years of college education
Speaker Availability: 
No

Klismet, Jr., Peter M.

Klismet, Jr., Peter M.
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography: 

I'm a native of Colorado and grew up in the Denver area. I left after finishing college, but returned after 27 years.

Awards/Honors: 
2nd Place, non-fiction, Public Safety Writer's Association, National Convention, July 2013
Education/Training: 
2 Master's Degrees - Bachelor of Science Degree
Organizations: 
Public Safety Writer's Association - Society of Former FBI Agents - National Association of Cold Case Investigators - Professor Emeritus at Pikes Peak Community College
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Speaks on crime-related topics, the FBI, criminal profiling, and related topics

Aiken, Thomas J.

Birth Year (-Died Year): 
b. 1942
Birth City: 
Colorado Springs
Birth State: 
CO
Current Location: 
Oregon
Biography: 

My name is Tom. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs during the 1940s and 1950s, which in many people's opinions was the "best of times." I am retired, but I write and paint in oils and acrylics. My art has won several awards including a couple of "Best of Show." I have previously published "Memoirs of a Bureau Curmudgeon" and my latest effort is available now is entitled "From Hell Raiser to Hall of Famer: Best of Times." Both works are autobiographical.

Awards/Honors: 
Recognition for carrer achievements as a Federal civil servant
Education/Training: 
BS in Business Administration - Colorado State University
Organizations: 
Lions Club of Coquille, Oregon Elks Club of Coquille Valley, Orgeon
Speaker Availability: 
No
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