Cooper Blankenship has lived in Austin on and off since 1973. Growing up in Dallas and the bay area of California, he graduated from Austin College in Sherman Texas. After a few years of indecision, he joined the US Navy in 1981, completed Flight Training in 1983, and left the Navy in 1988. For the past 28 years he has been a commercial airline pilot, mostly flying international routes. The parent of two teenagers, the spouse of a Montessori worker, he constantly tries to float downstream, and enjoy the ride.
Cooper will share his tale of confronting his fears and finding his own power in his piece Working With Fear.