Cara has worked in the corporate responsibility industry as an executive, consultant, trainer and auditor for the past 24 years. She launched her own consultancy firm in November 2021 called Intentum Corporate Responsibility Consulting. Prior to that, Cara had an 11-year run as Patagonia’s ...

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Cara Chacon

Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Reilly Thomas is Content Coordinator at Regenerative Rising. Reilly has a B.A. in environmental sociology with a minor in global environmental sustainability from Colorado State University. She is passionate about writing and enjoys collaborating with Tay on the ...

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Reilly Thomas

An award-winning writer and seasoned natural products industry veteran—with experience in food and supplement retail, lifestyle mail order and textiles product development—Bill Giebler is the managing editor of Nutrition Business Journal and a New Hope Network senior editor frequently covering food and agriculture trends ...

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Bill Giebler

Emma is a wearer of many hats: graphic facilitator, community organizer, and problem solver. As a graphic facilitator or “scribe” she transforms meetings and conferences through her art and deep listening—further encouraging the collective intelligence of groups to emerge. As a community organizer and ...

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Emma Ruffin

Katina is the Sustainability Director at Loomstate, an ethical and sustainable private label uniform company with long roots in traceable organic cotton.  Loomstate prides itself on creating clothing with responsible materials and the best intentions by developing win-win approaches to clothing supply chain systems. ...

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Katina Boutis

Alan directs government affairs and food and agriculture policy for Natural Grocers, a health food store chain founded in 1955 that operates over 150 stores in 19 states. At the federal and state level, Alan engages with lawmakers and regulators on food, agriculture, nutrition, rural ...

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Alan Lewis

Alex co-founded and serves as chief executive officer of Thrive Natural Care. Thrive designs and sells high performance skincare, powered by regenerative plants. Since 2013, Thrive’s team of American and Costa Rican entrepreneurs, farmers and scientists have produced new-to-market botanicals for the company’s products ...

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Alex McIntosh

Jennifer Jensen, Manager of Sustainable Practices and Environmental Analytics, oversees Sustainable Environment Consultants'sustainability risk management platform, EcoPractices®. In her role, she manages and coordinates client projects and everyday operations, including collecting, storing, analyzing data, and generating environmental impact values.She is a passionate advocate for ...

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Jennifer Jensen

Following Ryan's service in the United States Army, he and his wife, Kat, decided to build a business that truly reflected what the American Dream meant to them. After the birth of their first child, they founded Huston Textile Co. inside their home garage ...

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Ryan Huston

Jessica leads Education for Kiss the Ground. She is a Mother and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who’s interest in health began at a young age when she witnessed the ill effects poor eating habits had on those she loved most. She has spent ...

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Jessica Handy

Mr. Retzloff is a pioneer in the organic and natural foods industry with a 49-year career starting and managing successful companies. He is co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Alfalfa’s Markets, Boulder-based natural foods stores. He also co-founded Aurora Organic Dairy in 2003, and ...

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Mark A. Retzloff

Jenna Fitch is the Community & Conference Content Director at New Hope Network, part of a growing Global Health & Nutrition Network at Informa. In this role she’s passionate about serving and giving a voice to all stakeholders in the natural and organic products industry. ...

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Jenna Fitch

Adriane Pilcher is Brand Director at The Jackfruit Company, a mission-led brand dedicated to bringing sustainably sourced jackfruit to the US Market. With over 10-years of experience working with entrepreneurs, CPG companies and founding a communications firm, Adriane has proven success in authentic storytelling, ...

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Adriane Pilcher

Ellen Johnson began her career in product development where she quickly found her passion for sustainability after being exposed to the harsh reality of how dirty the apparel industry is. Now the Social Responsibility and Traceability Specialist at prAna Living, Ellen is making waves ...

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Ellen Johnson

Robin Alfred, BA (Oxon), PGCE, M.Phil (Cantab) is an organizational consultant, facilitator, trainer and executive coach. Robin worked as a trainer, educator and social work manager for 15 years in London, before moving to Scotland in 1995 where he founded the Findhorn Consultancy Service. ...

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Robin Alfred

From Cave to Corporate America, Greg Burdulis is a mindfulness teacher and certified professional coach. He specializes in guiding stressed leaders to work better (not more). They develop a style that is calm, focused and responsive. Gregs powerful methodology combines neuroscience, humor, and 7 ...

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Greg Burdulis