Board of Directors

Association Director
Dr. Joseph Moore, Ph.D., DABR
ad@mdodyssey.org   Odyssey Alumni

Joseph has been involved in Odyssey of the Mind for the last 29 years, 5 years on a team and 24 years of judging (including 12 at World Finals). Joseph’s first Odyssey in the Mind experience was participating as a team member in the 1992-1993 problem Dinosaurs. Joseph competed on a team for 4 more years in the Balsa problem each year placing in the Virginia State Finals. Each of the years since competing, Joseph judged the Balsa problem serving in every judging role (sometimes more than one simultaneously!). Joseph is still active with the Virginia Association as the Balsa Problem Captain for the Rappahannock Region for more than 10 years as well as a Balsa judge at the Virginia State Tournament. Since moving to Maryland in 2011, Joseph has been the Balsa Problem Captain for Maryland as well as a number of different roles on the Board of Directors. When not spending time doing Odyssey of the Mind, Joseph is a Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins University.

Finance Director
Erica Hennes
Finance@mdodyssey.org   Odyssey Alumni

Communications Director
Audrey Benford
secretary@mdodyssey.org Odyssey Alumni

Audrey has been a part of Odyssey of the Mind since 2011 when she participated in her first Primary Division play. Ever since then Odyssey has been a large part of her life and she always tries to involve outside of the box thinking every day. She has been to World Finals 3 times and her team won the Renatra Fusca at the Maryland State level in 2016. She has since moved on to coaching and won the Omer Award in 2018 for being the first teen coach! She is excited to be on the Board this year as the Communications Director. She is currently a junior at Winston Churchill High School.

Tournament Director
Bridget Hubbard
tournament@mdodyssey.org Odyssey Alumni

Bridget has been involved with Odyssey of the Mind since 2005 when she began as a Division II OMer in Pennsylvania.  She competed for 7 years- advancing to PA’s State Tournament 5 times and World Finals 3 times, taking 1st place at Worlds once, and winning the Ranatra Fusca award at all 3 levels of competition. She credits her creativity and her love of story telling to her years competing in Problem 3 (Classics) and is eager to help the next generation of OMers have similarly great experiences.

Bridget moved to the Maryland/DC area in 2014 and is excited to serve on the Board as Tournament Director and Problem Captain. She is a graduate of Allegheny College and spends her non-Odyssey hours as a Consultant for a higher education research and technology firm in DC.

Membership Director
Doug George
membership@mdodyssey.org

Doug has been involved with creative problem solving organizations since 2009. He has primarily served as a coach, but has also volunteered as a judge and assisted with many behind the scenes administrative tasks. He has the unique perspective of being involved with Odyssey of the Mind as well as other similar organizations. Doug is a graduate of Georgia Tech and currently works as the Operations Manager at a Maryland technology company.


Problem Captains

Spontaneous Problem Captain
Val Keithly
SpontaneousPC@mdodyssey.org  Odyssey Alumni

Problem 1: Escape vroOM
Dylan Outtrim
VehiclePC@mdodyssey.org   Odyssey Alumni

Problem 2: Odyssey ReOMvention

Erica Hennes
TechnicalPC@mdodyssey.org   Odyssey Alumni

Problem 3: Classics…(Name Here): The Musical Production
Bridget Hubbard
ClassicsPC@mdodyssey.org   Odyssey Alumni

See above.

Problem 4: Matryoshka Structure
Noah Simmons
BalsaPC@mdodyssey.org   Odyssey Alumni

Noah has been involved in Odyssey of the Mind since 2001, and is excited about being the Treasurer for DC and MD. Noah competed in Odyssey of the Mind from 2001-2013, including 5 years in Division 4 (college-level) as the founder of the Penn State Odyssey of the Mind team. Although he was an avid balsa builder for many years, in college Noah’s teams participated in multiple Problems, sometimes as many as four in one year! Since graduating college, Noah has volunteered as an OM judge in Pennsylvania, California, and DC/MD. A graduate of Penn State University (BA, ’12) and Yale Law School (JD, ’15), Noah currently works in DC as a corporate lawyer.

Problem 5: Life is a Circus!

Joy Stephenson
PerformancePC@mdodyssey.org  Odyssey Alumni

Primary Problem: Tri-Cycle Transport
Joy Stephenson
PrimaryPC@mdodyssey.org Odyssey Alumni

Score Room Captain
Jarom Schow
Scoreroom@mdodyssey.org


Other Supporting Members

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