Steven Hoffman, co-founder of At the Epicenter, has been involved in the sustainable food and agriculture industry for more than 30 years. He is Managing Director of Compass Natural LLC, a full service marketing communications, public relations and business development agency serving natural, organic and sustainable businesses and brands. Steve is former Editorial Director of New Hope Natural Media’s trade publishing division, and former Program Director of Natural Products Expo, the world’s largest natural and organic products expositions. He is co-founder of the annual LOHAS Conference for the $300-billion Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability’s market, and former Director of The Organic Center. Steve is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in agriculture and education in Central America. He received a M.S. in Agriculture from Pennsylvania State University.