Seleyn DeYarus is co-founder and executive director of At the Epicenter. Â Seleyn is dedicated to catalyzing values-based business leadership to bring forward a more inclusive, healthy and future positiveÂ paradigm for business. She is also managing partner of Compass Natural, a PR/marketing agency serving the natural and organic industry. Seleyn wasÂ co-owner and CEO of a Certified B Corporation, Best Organics, Inc, an all-organic on-line gift basket and brand promotion company. She was the Development Director for The Organic Center, a 501c3 scientific research organization. Seleyn served as a White House intern under the Reagan administration in the Presidentâ€™s Speech Writers Research office, where she was personally selected by President Ronald Reagan.Â Seleyn serves on the Advisory Board of the Prairie Dog Coalition of the Humane Society of the United States. She has a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she was elected President of the Student Government Association.
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.