Hoby is an insightful, disarming, and passionate thinker who loves to bring people together to allow them to see possibilities they previously did not know were possible. He helps you turn your dreams into realities with the heart of a teacher. He has been completely blind since birth. He is a scientist, a sensory expert, and is driven by his passion for innovative, creative, and insightful thinking. Hoby is unusually tuned into his surroundings and has frequently chosen to walk the unbeaten paths in life over known territories. In 2016, Hoby earned his PhD from UC Davis in organic chemistry. His fearlessness is infectious, and he has actively paved the way for others to join him in his quest to follow passions both because of and despite any challenges.
In 2011, Hoby founded Accessible Science, a non-profit organization which leads annual chemistry camps for blind or visually impaired students throughout North America. In the same year he began opening doors to the world of wine aromas by holding truly blind wine tastings in Francis Ford Coppola’s wineries. He now conducts a wide variety of sensory experiences around the globe. Over the years, Hoby has become a motivational speaker, a mentor and educator.
In 2017, Hoby co-founded Senspoint. In his work, you will find a unique trilogy between sensory awareness, scientific knowledge, and a love for sharing his insights.
Hoby’s numerous initiatives have been recognized by President Barack Obama in 2012 when he was named a Champion of Change for enhancing employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities. In 2016, Hoby was named one of Forbes Media 30 under 30. Hoby’s initiatives have touched those whose journeys he successfully guided to new levels of awareness and success.
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