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 Mediaâ€™s trade publishing division, and former Program Director of Natural Products Expo, the worldâ€™s largest natural and organic products expositions. He is co-founder of the annual LOHAS Conference for the $300-billion â€œLifestyles of Health and Sustainabilityâ€ market, and former Director of The Organic Center. Steve is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in agriculture and education in Central America. Â He received a M.S. in Agriculture from Pennsylvania State University.