Former Advisory Council Board Members
Craig Walters is from Connecticut, and has been an avid sailboat racer for fifty years. Craig began designing and building sailboats at age 12. He earned a BSBA degree from Bucknell University, served as an Officer in the Army Corps of Engineers and was a yacht designer with Morgan Yachts, Sparkman & Stephens and firms of his own in Florida and Connecticut. From his interests in protecting the marine environment, Craig developed a series of electric and hybrid powered pleasure boats in the 1990’s and has written and lectured about yacht design. Craig was diagnosed with RRMS in 1970, now classified as Benign MS. He and his wife now live in Southwest Florida where they recently retired.
Michelle Brown, a magazine publisher, was diagnosed with MS in 1998. After 8 years of a benign course, she developed secondary progressive MS, and her mobility deteriorated within 2 years to leave her wheelchair-bound. She is an alumna of SUNY Albany with a degree in psychology and did postgraduate work in marketing at the University of Connecticut. Michelle read about extracranial venous abnormalities in early 2009 and became the first patient treated on the East Coast in December 2009. Shortly afterwards, she founded and incorporated the CCSVI Alliance. Michelle commutes by train to her New York City office several days each week where she works full-time. She resides in Greenwich, CT, with her husband, two daughters.
Larry Nolan and his wife, live in University City, Missouri. After 37 years as a software developer and product manager in the mechanical CAD/CAM/CAE industry, he is now a volunteer for The Nature Conservancy in Missouri. He has a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Missouri University of Science & Technology, M.Sc. in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Larry’s wife was diagnosed with RRMS in 2008 after her neurologist suspected this diagnosis in 2007.
Trevor Tucker has a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of British Columbia He is founder and President of Tactical Technologies Inc, a software simulation company in Ottawa, Canada. He is married, has a son, a daughter, and four grandsons. Trevor’s son was diagnosed with MS in 1998. He is an advocate of a multi-disciplinary approach to the solution to Multiple Sclerosis and has recently applied the physics of fluid dynamics to addressing the association of obstructed veins to MS.