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Friday, February 19 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Porcupine Powwows

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New Hampshire is the easiest place in the WORLD to find other liberty lovers with whom to hang out and enjoy dinner or a beer. Since it was selected as the Free State Project's target in 2003, regional meetup groups have sprung up throughout the state. Every week there's at least one get-together. Attend the Porcupine Powwows panel to get a taste of what each regional meetup group has to offer!

Whether you lean toward (New Hampshire's version of) big city life (Manchester, Nashua), prefer small town living (Keene, Upper Valley, the Seacoast), or just want to get away from it all (Lakes Region, North of the Notches), there's a meetup group for you! Panelists include group organizers from each of the regional groups, eager to share with you what makes their part of the Free State the best!

The panel will include: Mike Vine - Freecoast, Jody Underwood - Upper Valley Porcupines, Glen Dickey - Merrimack Valley Porcupines, Jeffrey Creem - Nashua Porcupines, Stephen Daves - Keene Porcupines, Tony Jankowski - Lakes Region Porcupines, Matt Whitlock - FreeWeare, Pat Armstrong - Upper Monadnock Valley, Eric Catman - North of the Notches Porcupines.

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Pat Armstrong

I'm originally from Jamestown, NY, but grew up in NC (Charlotte, Chapel Hill and Raleigh). I've had quite a few different jobs, from secretary to forest fire fighter to Army Medic to Sous Chef/caterer to fire protection services. I've lived on both coasts and near both the Northern... Read More →
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Eric Catman

I would be considered a Pre-Stater in that I had already moved up to the Northern NH area (Berlin) before hearing of the Free State Project. However, I DID hear of it literally within the first few weeks of being up here, and I was intrigued with this idea from very early on.As a... Read More →
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Jeffrey Creem

Organizer Nashua Liberty social events
Jeff moved to NH in 1992 in search of a job and greater freedom than he was able to find in his original home state of NY. The bar was pretty low but NH greatly exceeded expectations. He and his wife Melissa are peacefully raising two children (one of whom is in college now). Jeff... Read More →
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Stephen Daves

Early Mover
This is Stephen.Stephen moved with his family for the Free State Project.Stephen loves liberty.You can love liberty too, like Stephen.Be like Stephen and move to New Hampshire already!
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Glen Dickey

Software Developer
Glen Dickey is having a good time. He’s been having a good time in New Boston NH since 2008. While he cheerfully admits to not knowing what he’s doing, he is having a damn good time doing it. Glen is a former moderator of the Merrimack Valley Porcupines (MVP), known for his drinking... Read More →
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Tony Jankowski

Sargent-at-Arms, Lakes Region Porcupines
Tony was born and raised an 1/8 mile from the NH border in Massachusetts. He moved to NH in November of 2009 with his wife Jaime. He is currently residing in Tilton and is active as Sargent-at-Arms of the Lakes Region Porcupines. Tony is active in the community with monthly litter... Read More →
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Jody Underwood

Senior Managing Learning Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
Jody S. Underwood has a background in education, computer science, and artificial intelligence, and specializes in the use of technology for learning and assessment. She has spent the last 25+ years doing research and development of intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning environments... Read More →
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Mike Vine

Editor, The Freecoast
Mike Vine is a lifelong liberty activist who moved from Manhattan to Portsmouth in 2011. He was the Lead Organizer of PorcFest X and the First Annual Freecoast Festival. He owns a liberty-focused marketing communications firm, serves as Editor of The Freecoast, and co-founded the Seacoast's first liberty meeting space. Mike's ghostwriting has appeared in dozens of major financial and news publications, while he has personally appeared on Al Jazeera English, LewRockwell.com, the Portsmouth Herald, CoinTelegraph, the School Sucks Podcast... Read More →
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Matt Whitlock

Software Developer
Matt attended his first Liberty Forum in 2008 after learning of the FSP from his local Ron Paul Meetup group. He moved to the Granite State in 2010, placing him among the first 1000 movers. He left his full-time job as a software engineer in 2013 to focus on developing software for... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon A