Keynote Speaker

Keynote Session

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
The premise of this session is:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Life Change
  • The Power Of Love
  • The Human Spirit
  • Embracing Your Challenges
  • Always Be The Best Version Of You
  • Never Giving In, Never Giving Up


Keynote Bio


Jason Schechterle

After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into his career, Jason’s life took an unexpected tragic turn. On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason’s patrol car. Upon impact, Jason’s car burst into flames, trapping him inside. Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted. Jason’s journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity. His personal narrative exemplifies that the power of the human spirit can never be underestimated or extinguished.