25 Dec 2016
Róisín McManus, Caryn Herring and Joel Korte of the StutterTalk B Team discuss navigating stuttering with friends and family, asking a partner or spouse to order food for you, trying to separate moments of introversion from stuttering and so much more.
Caryn Herring is a person who stutters and a speech-language pathologist, currently pursuing her PhD at The University of Pittsburgh. Caryn is also an adjunct clinical instructor at Duquesne University, supervising graduate students and teaching the Stuttering Course. She is an active member of numerous stuttering organizations.
Róisín McManus lives in New York City and has co-led the Brooklyn chapter of the National Stuttering Association for the past 5 years. She is an occasional StutterTalk host, was the lead planner of the 20-Something’s Program for the NSA/ISA World Congress in Atlanta 2016 and doesn’t mind being referred to as a “stutterer.” She works as an emergency room nurse and recently graduated from New York University as an acute care & palliative care nurse practitioner.
Joel Korte is an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, and a person who stutters. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas in 2007. Joel is the co-leader of the Minneapolis chapter of the teen (TWST) support group through the National Stuttering Association. Joel is the owner of the Chase Bliss Audio, a guitar effects pedal company, and is a musician. Joel lives with his wife and two boys, Chase and Griffin, in Ramsey, Minnesota.