Terry Olson has held his position of “Chief Arts Instigator” with Orange County since 2001 overseeing the county’s investment in arts and cultural organizations. He has also helped start numerous arts organizations in the Central Florida area – most notably the SAK Comedy Lab, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the Downtown Arts District and FusionFest. He has performed on many stages in the area and had his art exhibited as well as serving on numerous local, state and national boards. In 2013 he initiated the Orlando Chapter of the Awesome Foundation and has served as the Dean of Awesomeness there ever since. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN.