2007 Inductees

  • 2007 Laser Trailblazer Hall of Fame Inductees      

    Aaron Schmidt
    Class of 1996
    Science • Professional

    • Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA, Bachelor of Computer Engineering - 2000 
    • Lead Software Integrator, Hardware Platform Team Leader, and Software Platform System Architect for GE Healthcare
    • Received patents for medical imaging systems user interface 
    • Technical coordinator & lighting and sound designer for Waukesha Civic Theatre and local high schools 
    • Advisor and presenter for Engineering Explorers program and other "Careers in Engineering" presentations for local high school students
    • Selected as Potawatomi Area Council Advisor of the year, 2006
    • Mentor to Pewaukee High School FIRST robotics team
    • Team Leader for GE Community Service Day teams helping Milwaukee Public Schools


    Lt. Christopher A. Williams
    Class of 1978
    Military Service

    • National-Louis University, Bachelor of Science - Management Information Systems - 2006 
    • University of Maryland University College, Executive Master of Science -Technology Management - 2007
    • Navy - specialized in communications operation and infrastructure, information and organizational management, personnel supervision, and Department of Defense acquisition
    • 25 years of experience - U.S. Navy computer and communications systems
    • Promoted to 13 ranks during Enlisted, Chief Warrant Officer, and Limited Duty Officer career
    • Designated Surface Warfare Officer, Officer on the Deck, and Command Duty Officer
    • Personal awards include 4 Navy Commendation Medals, 3 Navy Achievement Medals, 3 Good Conduct Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal, and numerous other operational unit awards and citations
    • Involved in operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Provide Comfort, Bosnia, Kosovo, and multiple other critical Department of Defense operations


    Josie Osborne
    Class of 1979
    Arts • Community • Education

    • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting & Drawing, Art History & Criticism, Minor French - 1989
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Master of Fine Arts Graphics (Printmaking) - 1998
    • Special Programs Coordinator (Teacher/School Programs), Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 1998
    • Director of Community Outreach, MIAD - 2000 Oversight of state level and national award winning art and design programs for students and for educators and MIAD degree program teaching
    • Member, City of Milwaukee Arts Board (Mayoral Appointment) - 2000
    • "Milwaukee Woman Leaders in the Arts", Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - 2005
    • Exhibiting Artist (regional & national) and Exhibition Curator
    • Arts and Education Advocate


    Cdr. Keith A. Stuessi
    Class of 1984 

    • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering - 1988
    • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, M.D. - 1992
    • Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA -Internship - 1992
    • Family Medicine, Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency, Bremerton, WA - Residency - 1995
    • Primary Care Sports Medicine, San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, San Diego, CA - Fellowship - 2000
    • Department Head, Sports Medicine Department & Family Practice Staff, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC - 2001
    • Fellowship Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and Department Head, Sports Medicine - Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA - 2006
    • Received Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
    • Founded SMART (Sports Medicine and Reconditioning Team) Centers at both Camp Lejeune, NC & Camp Pendleton, CA


    Teresa Daniel Taylor
    Class of 1981 
    Professional • Community

    • University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, Bachelor of Science - 1985
    • Numerous Leadership Positions with US West - 1988
    • Executive Vice President of Products for Qwest - 2000
    • Executive Vice President of Wholesale for Qwest - 2002
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Qwest - 2004
    • Board Member for the Colorado Children's Campaign
    • Board Member for Colorado Symphony Orchestra