Green Festival Speakers
Saudia A. Davis is a lover of people, the arts, and animals, and truly finds creativity in nature. Executive Director and Founder of Smarty Pants Are Leaders, she began teaching youth empowerment workshops while living in New York. Saudia is passionate about children and their ability to be present and their capacity to learn. She is an artist with a diverse background having created a successful painting, staging and design company called Pretty Painters, classically trained in Shakespeare and the former host of HGTV’s "Splurge & Save." Former general manager of Smith and Hawken, she recently became the assistant general manager for the Rolex Boutique on Michigan Avenue (Chicago). Rolex the watch manufacturer is a “Green” company using bio-renewable fuels and sporting green rooftops on its buildings in Switzerland. She practices Ashtanga Yoga and Acro Yoga. Saudia has a BA from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.