“My hope is that my TEDxGreenville 2014 talk,” says Joey Obermann, “will create awareness about light. People don’t really understand how light can help, instead of hurt. Think about playing on your tablet before going to bed.” he says, leaving us with lots of unanswered questions, perhaps intentionally.
Joey and his wife Shannon own and operate a lighting company here in Greenville. They left Costa Rica in 2012 to return to Greenville, Joey’s childhood home. “We thought it was a great place to raise our family,” says Shannon. “There’s not a lot of good places left in the U.S.,” says Joey, “and Greenville’s one of them.”
When he’s not playing professionally with light, Joey loves to play ball with his son and paint his young daughter’s toenails. Now that is one dedicated dad!
This year’s curator, Lisa Corley, says, “Joey’s a walking encyclopedia about light and how it influences the human brain.” She says that he’s come up with something quite different for TEDxGreenville 2014: Unzipped, so let’s keep our eyes open on April 11 and let’s see if Joey can shed some light on this illuminating topic. (Did we all roll our eyes at that last sentence?)