It's no secret Pittsburgh has some of the richest sports history in the country. Each month we ask one of our favorite Pittsburghers:

What else makes this city great?


KACEY WHERLEY

Founder/Director,  TEDxGrandviewAve,  http://www.tedxgrandviewave.com
Live: Mt, Washington
Work: Oakland
How Long: 7 years

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Born and raised in a small, eastern Ohio town called Dover. Imagine Friday Night Lights combined with Pleasantville…

WHEN DID YOU MOVE HERE AND WHY?
In October of 2006 I began school at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Advertising. I wanted to move somewhere larger and more exciting. Plus, I wanted to study in a program that combined business and the arts – two of my favorite things.

BESIDES OUR SPORTS, WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES PGH GREAT?
The people & their passion. If you have an idea or want something to happen – Pittsburgh is a great place to do that. Pittsburgh is filled with creative, innovative and all around awesome individuals who want to learn more, help out and spread that inspiration. When I first created TEDxGrandviewAve, I was afraid that my idea for this event would get lost in the shuffle of larger events, or that maybe no one would understand my passion for learning new ideas in the TED atmosphere. Needless to say, I was completely wrong in the greatest way.