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Maria Uspenski

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Founder and CEO Maria Uspenski is the innovative force behind our Steepware® designs. Drawing on her background as an MIT mechanical engineer, she is listed on four U.S. patents for Steepware® inventions. As the inspiration behind our 10% Pledge to cancer and community wellness programs, Maria is on a mission to advance healthier living through

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May 08, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Yoli Ouiya

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Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began with her desire to improve her personal health and culminated in becoming certified in Plant-Based Nutrition.She started to develop her brand as a digital creative and chef launching YolisGreenLiving.com, an eco-lifestyle portal dedicated to providing

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May 08, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

MaryAnne Howland

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“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and inclusive outreach helps to build bridges and spark relationships and energize communities that can inspire truly transformative change that improves the lives and wellbeing of all of us. My mission is to be a transformative

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May 03, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Jessica Handy

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Jessica leads Education for Kiss the Ground. She is a Mother and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who’s interest in health began at a young age when she witnessed the ill effects poor eating habits had on those she loved most. She has spent much of her career in public health, helping to increase access

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Apr 13, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Diana Donlon

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Diana Donlon is a soil and climate advocate. She was recently the director of Soil Solutions at Center for Food Safety, a program she founded in 2013. Diana has also worked for a variety of family foundations supporting youth and agriculture programs. As a program executive at the Goldman Environmental Prize, she helped to elevate

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Apr 05, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Alexandra Groome

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Alexandra Groome is passionate about creating positive change in the world through collaboration and living systems design. She has worked with international nonprofits in sustainable development for over five years, focused on regenerating soil health in order to build climate resilience, restore ecosystems and regenerate local economies. Alex is Program Manager for Grow Ahead, a

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Apr 02, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Cara Chacon

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As Patagonia’s VP of Social and Environmental Responsibility, Cara leads a team of professionals that set strategy and implement Patagonia’s sustainability initiatives. Responsibilities include guiding Patagonia’s social and environmental supply chain programs that protect people and our planet (factories, mills, farms), ensuring animal welfare, traceability and content claims assurance of sustainable materials, maintaining footprint metrics,

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Mar 23, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Alison Czeczuga

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Alison Czeczuga is a lifelong plant lover who turned her passion for the natural world into a career. She currently serves as the Global Sourcing & Sustainability Manager at Gaia Herbs, where she works closely with Gaia’s local and global partners on sourcing high quality medicinal plants while leading the sustainability strategy across the company.

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Mar 20, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Erin Stokes, ND

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Erin Stokes, ND is the Medical Director at MegaFood, and a registered Naturopathic Doctor in the state of Colorado. Dr. Erin Stokes received her Naturopathic Doctor degree from Bastyr University in 2001. Shortly afterwards she began to pursue her passion for educating others by teaching Western Pathology and Psychology of Healing at Southwest Acupuncture College.

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Mar 18, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments

Jenna Fitch

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Jenna Fitch is the Community & Conference Content Director at New Hope Network, part of a growing Global Health & Nutrition Network at Informa. In this role she’s passionate about serving and giving a voice to all stakeholders in the natural and organic products industry. Prior to serving in this role, Jenna supported exhibitors and attendees

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Feb 20, 2018 / by epicenter / No Comments