Four members recently received the great news that their ideas have been selected in our ASOTV Quarter 2 search. Congrats to Stephanie Beck, Don Darnell and inventing partners, Kasey Corwin and Aaron Sallee! Check out their brief bios below to learn more about these members.
Stephanie Beck: Inventing is certainly not a new concept for Stephanie Beck – creating ideas with the hope of saving lives is something she’d seen demonstrated in her family. Stephanie’s great uncle invented a medical device to help his ill son-in-law, so inventing naturally came to mind for Stephanie when her son, Joshua, was born with Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards syndrome. Stephanie credits her dream of inventing something that would help Joshua as getting her through the tough times. When Joshua passed away, he had lived to be the oldest boy ever with full Trisomy 18. Stephanie, then, knew it was time to make her dream a reality and invent something in Joshua’s name. Stephanie drew from her own experience to come up with an idea that will not only benefit someone who is ill and in need of lots of rest, but will also be useful to their family members.
Don Darnell: Don Darnell began inventing as early as the age of seven, but it wasn’t until he retired from his career as a software engineer in 2005 that he began inventing full-time. For anyone who has ever considered YouTube videos to be nothing more than a way to pass the time, Don’s story may just change your mind! It was while watching an entertaining YouTube video one day that Don had a spark of inspiration. He realized there was an opportunity to create a product that consumers would love and that would be perfect for ASOTV viewers.
Kasey Corwin & Aaron Sallee: For Kasey Corwin and Aaron Sallee, their path to inventing started as a fun activity for the two friends and neighbors. Aaron suggested that he and Kasey get together regularly for beers and to brainstorm new product concepts. The meetings took on a life of their own and soon Kasey and Aaron started the process of developing one of their ideas. After months of tinkering, revising, and starting from scratch, the pair realized how much risk and time was involved in doing it on their own, so when Kasey learned of Edison Nation, they decided to give it a try. In the end, the Edison Nation ASOTV route seemed the perfect match for Kasey and Aaron’s idea, which will now go into on-air testing.
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