Testimonials

Green Festival Speakers

Los Angeles 2014

Speakers at Green Festival® are articulate, powerful advocates for a just and sustainable world. From authors and filmmakers to politicians, musicians and scientists, these renowned individuals inspire packed audiences with their expertise—one of the most compelling draws to Green Festival® since 2002. Our tremendous speaker line-up exemplifies why Green Festival® is the largest, most-respected event of its kind.

Alcalay

www.vitalhemp.com

Responding to an environmental calling, Ron Alcalay, Ph.D., founded Vital Hemp on Earth Day, 2003, after teaching literature and film history for ten years. He began with a weekend stand on the Venice Boardwalk, then opened a shop in Santa Monica, and now serves national and international customers. Working with a local team of hempers and family-owned businesses in Los Angeles, vital hemp has grown in response to peoples' needs for high-quality, comfortable, stylish hemp clothing, made in the U.S.A. Ron still designs and manages production of the men's, women's and children's hemp styles, including hemp accessories and custom hemp promo-wear for other eco-friendly companies.

Allen

Zuri is an agent for change in social media activism for the good food movement. She is focused on the good food movement space, assisting organizations and brands with new media marketing, brand management, content creation, social strategies, tribe building, non-profit solutions and more. She runs social media campaigns for a number of campaigns and nonprofits, including Green America’s GMO Inside campaign. She is a California-raised organic farmer’s daughter with a passion for clean living and sustainable sourcing. Zuri has been a driving force behind the GMO labeling activity across the US.

Behnke

Karen Behnke has enjoyed a long and successful entrepreneurial career in the Healthy Lifestyles sector of business. Her consistent goal is to marry her passion for helping people enjoy healthier lifestyles with her skill at building financially successful businesses that are mission driven. With over 25 years in this sector, Karen has a real passion for bringing alternatives to people for a healthy happy lifestyle. Healthy and organic living is also part of her home life, where she and her family enjoy over 95% organic food, organic bedding and clothing. Karen’s current company and passion, Juice Beauty, is an Organic eco-chic beauty company, with a mission to lead the industry in high efficacy and authentically organic beauty products while inspiring the ultimate customer experience. Prior to Juice Beauty, Karen led the Healthy Lifestyles investment strategy for a private equity firm that was the majority shareholder of 24 Hour Fitness.

Benavides

Marta Benavides, well-known individual in the sustainability and peace movement and recipient of many awards including the Bioneers Award. Her work includes social transformation through Culture of Peace, Life-Long Learning, and other processes for durable peace. A long-time delegate at the UN, representative UN Women's Sustainable Caucus and Peace and Values Caucuses. Marta is one of the '1000 Peace Women" nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 Project. She has opened 2 centers -CULTURE IS PEACE and AHA Museum in El Salvador. Her contribution to promote the culture of peace is accomplished by teaching Global and Planetary Citizenship. During the civil war in El Salvador, she worked for on peaceful solutions by creating a humanitarian and human rights process to support those hurt by violent conflict. Marta has experienced various exiles throughout her life. She is a leader on a culture of peace, sustainability, inclusiveness, and women rights.

Bleiler

www.erilanguagelab.com

Gretchen Bleiler is without a doubt one of the most accomplished female snowboarders of all time. The 2006 Olympic silver-medalist has become a true pioneer in the sport, pushing the limits in women’s snowboarding half-pipe competitions with high-flying tricks.
The Grand-Prix and X-Games-winning athlete has expanded her career off the hill, as well, designing an outerwear, clothing, goggle and accessory-line for Oakley, hosting on-air spots for Yahoo Sports and other TV and multi-media programs, starring in the snowboard movie, “Stance.” She is an active spokesperson against global warming and has given climate change presentations at different high schools and colleges, lobbied on Capitol Hill and created a call to action called “The 21 Day Reusable Challenge.” She sits on the board of Protect Our Winters (POW) and Aspen Center For Environmental Studies (ACES). She also co-founded ALEX, a sustainable water bottle company with her husband.

Campbell

Rev. Leon Campbell, Jr. is the Director of the Agape Youth and Family Ministry at the Agape International Spiritual Center since November of 2004. Agape has one of the largest spiritual youth communities in the country. The ministry serves over 1,000 children per month. He has developed a comprehensive youth curriculum featuring original programming encompassing self-expression, creativity, spiritual practice, sacred rituals and service projects for youth of all ages.

He established Agape’s first weeklong eCamp. This one-of-a-kind Summer Youth Camp and Festival, located at Cedar Lake Camp in Big Bear, California, features activities that highlight Empowerment, Experiential Learning, Environmental education, Enlightenment workshops, Exercise, and Entertainment. The goal of the camp is to encourage and refine our youth’s communication skills, celebrate diversity and unleash their unique gifts and talents. This camp offers youth an opportunity to commune with nature and develop positive and lasting friendships beyond our youth services.

Carroll

Michelle 'Green Queen' Carroll is a bartender and a tree hugger. Combining her love of the beverage industry with her love of the planet, she founded MGQ Bartending. Bartending services for private parties and events in the greater Los Angeles area, specializing in craft and organic cocktail mixology. Also an independent wine ambassador with Boisset Wine Living at Home. Great wines utilizing organic and biodynamic winemaking practices.

Cavem

Dj Cavem will perform songs off of his award winning album "The Produce Section" focusing on the subjects of Food Justice and Organic Gardening. He can also be a featured panelist, or host a panel discussion. he is also available for an interactive raw food demonstration and lecture.

Charles

www.circleofzero.com

Victoria Charles is a Professor, Lecturer, Sustainability Practitioner and Writer. After a career in global marketing for more than 20 years she crossed over to the greener side. Following her passion and love for education and ecologically awareness she stepped into the role of Professor at Santa Monica College. She teaches courses on sustainable business practices such as recycling and resource management, and sustainable concepts. Creator of Circle of Zero www.circleofzero.com, Victoria, advises and threads sustainable business best practices and strategies into the core of an organization. Victoria, partners with businesses and schools to help reduce their waste by 90%, and energy/water consumption. Her blogs are featured in international posts and she continues to bring ecological awareness and action through her lectures, classes, writing and consulting.

Clive

www.greenamerica.org

Misha D. Clive is the Green Business Network Communications & Marketing Manager at Green America.. Before joining Green America, Misha was an entrepreneur in the international music industry. She combines her years of experience in organizing for social and environmental causes with her small business background to serve the green business community. Misha is proud to be the 50th Founding Member of Hub DC, a center-in-progress for social innovation in the WDC metro area that serves as an incubator for social enterprise.

Learn more at www.GreenBusinessNetwork.org.

Cunningham

Personally, Alyscia was raised with a Caribbean heritage, her parents being from the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Her hometown is Corona, NY but she now resides in the Washington, DC area. Alyscia is a granddaughter, daughter, wife, mother of 3, sister, aunty, cousin and friend to many.

Professionally, an author and an accomplished photographer who has contributed to such outlets as National Geographic, Discovery Channel, America Online and the Smithsonian Institution, Alyscia Cunningham graduated from Montgomery College with degrees in photography and web design. She has exhibited her photography throughout Washington, DC, Maryland and New Orleans, LA. Her photographs have been published in several books including The Best of Photography 2011, Beauty Around Us, Endless Journeys and Homes of Color Magazine.

Alyscia's goal for the near future is to shoot movie stills and work in commercial portraiture. Alyscia plans to publish other photography books on other subjects of femininity.

Danaher

www.globalexchange.org

Dr. Kevin Danaher is a Co-Founder of Global Exchange, Co-Founder of FairTradeUSA, and Co-Founder and Executive Co-Producer of the Green Festivals. His 1985 PhD in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz was based on his dissertation, “The Political Economy of U.S. Policy Toward South Africa.” He is the author and/or editor of 11 books, including his latest, “The Green Festival Reader: Fresh ideas from Agents of Change”; and "Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots". Described by The New York Times as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes,” Dr. Kevin Danaher’s analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker.

Davidson

www.greenamerica.org

Davidson is the Director of Standards and Certification at Green America, a national nonprofit organization with over 30 years working with consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace to create a socially just and sustainable economy. Davidson works with companies across 45 industries to get the Green Business Certification and design standards/best practices for more sustainable businesses.
Davidson served as the Senior Regional Director for Green Festivals for 7 years. She has a BA from The Evergreen State College and an MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

Learn more at www.GreenBusinessNetwork.org.

Dillard

Born and raised in Alabama, Clay Dillard has been moving and traveling ever since leaving home at eighteen. In addition to several stops in the United States, he has lived in India, Pakistan, and Finland, where he worked in the construction industry on projects which achieved LEED certifications. Clay currently resides in Los Angeles, where he works as a consultant specializing in owner's representation for commercial construction projects. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors with his son, Oscar.

Durso

www.lesliedurso.com

A vegan chef and healthy living educator, Leslie is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since age eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset. She currently broadcasts her farm fresh recipes and warmhearted sensibilities via LeslieDurso.com.

After establishing herself as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite, Leslie emerged as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and online. Determined to inspire beneficial life-long eating habits for everyone, she has appeared on Food Network, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, and written for VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, and more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshiney sophistication and girl-next-door relatability. Maxim Magazine wrote: "We want to hire Leslie as our own personal chef! We'll even eat vegetables for her."

Earth

Ceo and founder of art of glo, Arasia "Alkemia" Earth is a raw food vegan chef, nutritionist, yogi, alchemist, educator, Usui reiki master, bioenergy healing master, visionary, organic gardener, deejay, wife, partner of going green living bling, and mother of five home-birthed yogi's in which she and her husband homeschool. Arasia applies the art of mind-body medicine by her mastery of healing through energy, alchemy, combined with her knowledge of plant and mineral science, while engaging her audience through her naturally entertaining and bubbly personality, music, and captivating dialect, demanding the attention of her audience. She also heads culinary wellness workshops and demonstrations, teaching food as medicine, along side her husband Ietef "Dj Cavem" Vita.

Everson

www.taoholistics.com

Cicely’s adoration for holistic medicine & raw foods derived from an ironic situation, as do many great things. Although unfortunate, great change often is the result of an undesired circumstance that eventually propels one forward. After battling painful chronic eczema for over a decade, Cicely was determined to discover its root cause, as well as the origin of a host of other diseases she witnessed crippling others’ lives. She has spent the last 11 years researching the etiology of numerous chronic diseases and has helped people across the nation eliminate chronic conditions! Cicely founded Tao Holistics, whose in-house formulations range from organic beauty & wellness supplements to vegan desserts. With everyone looking to stay youthful, Cicely enjoys combining her talents to to educate people on holistic living and true anti-aging!

In 2010, Ron set out to fix the problem. Outside his front door, that is. Ron planted vegetables in the curbside dirt strip next to his home. And quietly, carefully, tenderly started a revolution.“I wanted a carrot without toxic ingredients I didn’t know how to spell,” says Ron. His was an exceptionally creative, cost-effective and simple solution; however, it was also an act of spirited rebellion that led to a run-in with the authorities. The City of Los Angeles owns the “parkways,” the neglected dirt areas next to roads where Ron was planting. He was cited for gardening without a permit. This slap on the wrist did little to dissuade his green thumb. So Ron fought back. Hard. He started a petition with fellow green activists, demanding the right to garden and grow food in his neighborhood – and then, the city backed off.

Garner

The uniqueness of Prophetik begins with the artist himself. Garner’s vivacity and his commitment to creating distinctive, sustainable, eco-friendly fashion is a reflection of his environment. Born in the Civil War town of Franklin, Tennessee, and raised on a horse farm, Garner grew with a connectedness to nature and a peaceful understanding of the world. The Prophetik label’s genesis came once Jeff made the decision to combine his love for his surroundings with his artistic desires.

Jeff Garner (born August 18th, 1978) is an American fashion designer and artist, best known for his sustainable plant dyed red carpet gowns made in TN.

Jeff Garner was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum, Renwick Gallery in July 2012 for the 40 under 40 Craft Futures Exhibition.

Gentry

Ann Gentry is a visionary, pioneer and food educator. For two decades Ann has established herself as a prominent leader in the green, non-GMO food movement with her restaurants, Real Food Daily. With locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Pasadena, and a fourth that opened in LAX airport December 2013, RFD is the premier organic plant-based restaurant in the Los Angeles area. Ann is the author of Vegan Family Meals, Real Food for Everyone and The Real Food Daily Cookbook. Ann can be seen on The Dish Network and Verizon Fios on the Veria channel hosting her own cooking show, Naturally Delicious. Ann is the executive chef to Vegetarian Times magazine where she contributes recipes and articles about healthy eating and lifestyle.

Hari

www.foodbabe.com

Vani Hari started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store and how to live an organic lifestyle. The success in her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth.

Impassioned by knowing how food affects health, Vani loves sharing her message on FoodBabe.com to 4 million readers across the globe. Thanks to her investigations, petitions, and the help of the Food Babe Army Vani has been able to force major companies including Kraft, Chick-fil-a, Chipotle, Subway, MillerCoors and Anhueser-Busch to change. Vani has been profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Doctors Show, NBC News, and CNN.

Harper

fairtradela.org

Joan is the coordinator for Fair Trade LA – an organization dedicated to the promotion of fair trade principles and to the growth of the fair trade movement in Los Angeles. Their objectives are to: 1) educate the Los Angeles consumer about Fair Trade as an aspect of social justice; 2) to bring more fair trade products to the LA area, making Fair Trade as mainstream as possible; and to 3) engage members of the LA community with others who have a similar commitment. Special focus of FTLA now is to help cities become Fair Trade Towns. Joan recently retired from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where she promoted programs relating to domestic anti-poverty and Fair Trade. She is an active member of the Creation Sustainability Committee of the Archdiocese, helping parishes become more environmentally sustainable.

Larson

www.share-international.org

Richard Larson is a counselor with a background in business and education who addresses the issues of practical spirituality in today’s world. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows nationwide, co-hosted a radio program, and produced and hosted a series of public access television shows that air across the nation.

In these difficult times, he sees great hope in this new cosmic cycle of life on planet Earth and tries to help others do the same. Larson entertains and inspires as he shares his strong convictions about the future: that we are now in a very special time of world change -- one that offers tremendous opportunities for personal growth and positive transformation in our view of life and in all aspects of society.

Leary

www.trees.org

John Leary, the Executive Director of Trees for the Future, has been leading international environmental and agricultural programs for a decade. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, he was determined to improve the environment by planting trees. He soon learned that working at the ‘grassroots’ level meant there was no grass and he ate roots. After discovering that the health and welfare of the land is directly related to the health and welfare of people, John focused on building programs which simultaneously combat poverty and restore the environment. While at ACDI/VOCA, John co-developed their Sell More For More™ program, linking farmer organizations to markets through improved management and marketing. John has extensive field experience, working closely with farmers in Africa and Central America to increase income and manage natural resources. Having completed a masters and doctoral coursework on training design, John is developing innovations in agricultural training and extension.

Martinez

www.fairtradela.org

Priscilla Santos Martinez is a lover of laughter, justice, adventures, cultures, humanity, and God. She works as a victim advocate at The Salvation Army Network of Emergency Trafficking Services, where she provide comprehensive and holistic case management to survivors of human trafficking. She’s part of the core leadership team at the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and is a board member for Fair Trade Los Angeles (FTLA). She’s passionate about fostering a spirit of empowerment in those she works with to see them reach their full potential and contribute toward a more just society.

Newell

USAS.org

Sarah Newell is a student at University of Southern California and organizer for United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS). USAS is the nation’s largest youth-led, student labor campaign organization, with affiliated locals on over 150 campuses. USAS affiliates run both local and nationally-coordinated campaigns for economic justice in partnership with worker and community organizations. Since 1997, USAS has won precedent-setting campaigns, educated students about the growing dominance of corporations in the globalized economy, as well as the intersection of identity and social justice issues with the labor movement, and has trained tens of thousands of young activists to become skilled organizers, researchers, and campaigners in labor and social justice organizations.

Nunziata

"Joe Nunziata is a best selling author, professional speaker, spiritual teacher and life & business coach. His new book Karma Buster was featured in the 2012 Academy Awards and Emmy Awards gift bags.

He has been delivering his life changing message at events and seminars since 1992. His enlightening programs are a unique blend of spirituality, psychology, philosophy and the power of internal energy.

He has appeared on many television and radio programs including Good Day New York and Street Talk on Fox TV, Cablevision’s News 12, Better TV, The Braveheart Network and various radio stations across the country.

Other books include: Karma Buster, Finding Your Purpose and No More 9 to 5

Other programs include: Change Your Energy/Change Your Life, No More Mental Barriers, Connecting to Your Spirit and The 7 Keys to Transformation "

O'Connell

www.greenamerica.org

Elizabeth O’Connell has led consumer action campaigns relating to Fair Trade, labor, and corporate social responsibility at Green America since 2009. Most notably, she ran the campaign to get forced child labor out of Hershey chocolate. This three-year campaign won Hershey’s commitment to verify their entire cocoa supply chain for all products. Most recently she worked on Green America’s GMO Inside campaign to reduce the amount of GMOs in the food supply. Elizabeth spent seven years of her childhood in Hong Kong, where she first learned about the discrepancies that exist among workers around the world. She speaks introductory Mandarin and holds a bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Pizza

www.laridanproductions.com

Lauren Pizza lives the full of life of a business executive, mother, community activist, philanthropist and author. She may be living proof that a woman can"" have it all"" but the path she traveled to this proof was extraordinary and, when Ms. Pizza tell it, both hilarious and inspiring.

Ms. Pizza's memoir, Meant to Be, (Skyhorse Press 2014) is, in the words of Judith Light ""A memorable book from a striking and memorable woman. The Lauren Pizza in this books the Lauren Pizza I've met: funny, direct, spiritual, and whatever goes beyond 'joie de vivre'. She not only is funny and engaging but profound and deeply reflective.""

Ms Pizza is President of Laridan Productions http//laridanproductions.com and Laridan Publishing, and co-founder of Intermediapost. With her husband, she leads the family healthcare group, Pharmasphere LLC, with offices throughout the U.S. and Europe, while raising her children, Ariela and Danny.

Plourde

Elizabeth Plourde is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. Her education is augmented by invaluable experience while working with cutting-edge medical research laboratories for two decades. Applying this knowledge and background, her research has been devoted to hormone interactions, toxins that interfere with their balance, and most recently to the cellular disruptions of electromagnetic radiations that impact the body’s ecosystem.

Dr. Plourde is presenting her findings at medical conferences throughout the United States to bring awareness to this growing problem of electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS). As medical doctors are working with patients who are EMF sensitive and need solutions.

Author of: EMF Freedom: Solutions for the 21st Century Pollution;
Sunscreens - Biohazard: Treat As Hazardous Waste; Hysterectomy: The Best or Worst Thing that Ever Happened to Me?; and Your Guide to Hysterectomy, Ovary Removal & Hormone Replacement

Ryan

Scott is an environmental advocate and documentarian.

He was a co-founder of Identify Foundation, a non profit that focused on critically endangered species and biodiversity issues.

He created the first modern television series to chronicle the work of activists, entitled "Manifesto." It featured stories on Julia Butterfly Hill, The Pay it Forward Foundation, and Charity Water, amongst others.

Scott’s social justice work spans environmental, animal welfare, & civil rights issues, having worked on behalf of Greenpeace, The Sierra Club, NRDC, Friends of the Los Angeles River, and Rhapsody in Green amongst others. Scott’s animal advocacy also includes campaign management for animal advocate and author Karen Dawn.

Scott is an environmental panelist on the online talk show "Coffee Table Congress." He was also featured in Microsoft's Green Leaders video series.

Saunders

www.citizensclimatelobby.org

Marshall is the Founder and President of Citizens Climate Education Corp and Citizens Climate Lobby www.citizensclimatelobby.org, founded in Oct, 2007. The purposes of CCEC and CCL are: 1) To create the political will for a stable and sustainable climate 2) To empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. CCL has 190 lobby teams across the U.S. and Canada.

Marshall retired from business in 1990, and for the first 19 years he focused on Microcredit and Village Banking. He spoke to more than 175 Rotary Clubs and at five Rotary International Conventions. He played a key role in the development of eight microcredit lenders in Latin America and southern Asia and served on the Board of Directors of a few of them.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Grameen de la Frontera www.grameendelafrontera.org, a microcredit lender in Sonora, Mexico, which has made loans of more than $15 million to more than 35,000 very poor women.

Marshall was an active RESULTS Partner for 12 years. RESULTS is an International citizens lobby that advocates for more and better foreign aid especially microcredit, global health and basic education. www.results.org

Marshall was astonished by the amount of support RESULTS provided its Partners, and consequently the power of the national grassroots lobbying organization. Later he realized that the same methodology could be applied to the climate.

Marshall was trained by The Honorable Al Gore to give The Climate Project presentation and has given 49 presentations to about 3,000 people.

He is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in economics and he has been married to his wife Pamela for 49 years. They have two grown children.

Awards:

Rotary Distinguished Service Award 1998-1999 by the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation
Grameen Foundation Humanitarian Award 2009

SeasunZ

AshEL SeasunZ, originally from Chicago, now residing in Oakland, is a frontman emcee, vocalist, producer and the founder of Earth Amplified, a multimedia collective and spiritual activist movement livicated to social justice, equity, and environmental stewardship. He is also a Green For All Fellow, a former Educator and Media Manager at Alliance for Climate Education, and the co-founder of United Roots- Oakland's Green Youth Arts and Media Center. He is the founder of SoS Juice (System out of our System), which is a non-profit/for profit that sells juice, smoothies, tonics, and healthy meals to "pay-it-forward" for low-income communities at discount or free. He is currently creating Urban Fx (Farmacy), a vegan cafe/store that is also a wellness cooperative.

Smith

www.savethemales.com

Chef Gordon Smith has cooked for celebrities, royalty and lots of families in his diverse year career. He trained under legendary chefs becoming a respected specialist in organics and spa cuisine. Chef Gordon was instrumental in opening Deepak Chopra's Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California and afterwards, served as executive chef for major resorts. He was twice awarded Best Chef for his Basil Street Café, owned a catering company and as a private chef, his clients included First Lady Betty Ford, Michael Eisner, Saudi Prince Fahad and James Garner. He wrote "Save the Males: A Kitchen Survival Cookbook" a great book for any novice cook.

Sprinkel

www.farmerandcook.com

Mr. Sprinkel is board president of the Cornucopia Institute and is a Harvard-educated author and organic farmer. He advises producers in the areas of production, handling, processing, and certification and is an Organic Vegetable Producer/Certification Inspector. He has farmed organically for over 30 years and also operates an organic-based grocery and restaurant, The Farmer and Cook, with his wife, Olivia Chase. He was the longtime author of the monthly organic farming column, Transitions, for one of the preeminent sustainable farming journals in the country, Acres USA.

Szaky

twitter.com/Tom_TerraCycle

Tom Szaky, 32, is the Founder and CEO and has been recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in eco-capitalism and upcycling. As a company, TerraCycle’s overall portfolio of clients includes over 75 brand partners in 25 countries, with 50 million people collecting waste worldwide. TerraCycle has now donated over $3.5 million to charities and schools.

Tratner

green2gold.org

Alan Tratner is Chairman of the California Space Enterprises Center project, fostering new invention, innovation, ventures in space exploration and development. He is President of Green2Gold Incubators for 42 years, and Lifetime Achievement Inductee into the Int'l Green Industries Hall of Fame, is international president of Inventors Workshop Intl and Entrepreneurs Workshop, and ran the Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center. Alan has conducted more than 4,500 workshops around the globe on invention, entrepreneurship, innovation, STEM education, green economy, sustainable economic development, and private space entrepreneurship and has helped over 100,000 members of his non profit orgs. Alan has appeared/been featured in most of the leading media of our time from CNN, GMA, CNBC, NPR, Time, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Wall Street Journal, INC, Sustainable Industries, Oprah,Today, USA Today, Fortune Small Business, America Online Forum and more. Lielle Arad will also be presenting with Mr. Tratner

Welch

www.activeash.com

Certified nutritionist and holistic health expert, Ashley Welch, specializes in the importance of nourishing the body through a balanced combination of diet, physical fitness, and holistic lifestyle design. She is a key figure in Los Angeles’s health movement, and has played vital roles in multiple nutrition networks throughout the entire Southern California Region. Most recently she has created ActiveAsh.com, a holistic nutrition and fitness website full of information, videos, corporate wellness programs, ActiveKids programs, and much more!

Today, ActiveAsh is speaking internationally, hosting educational seminars to inform the public of its current health state, and how we can counteract the damage that has been done through a balanced combination of proper nutrition, fitness, and well-being. Stop by ActiveAsh.com today and stay up-to-date with Ashley's ActiveHealth monthly newsletter!