Penny Tompkins is the Manager of CSR at Charlotte's Web, the World's Most Trusted Hemp Extract.  She joined Charlotte's Web in May 2019 and co-led the company's B Lab assessment process and subsequent certification in August of 2020.  In addition to managing the B ...

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Penny Tompkins

Nancy Astarae Metcalf is Dr. Bronner’s Senior Marketing Manager. She joined Dr. Bronner’s in 2014 to support the nationwide public education and advocacy campaign Hemp History Week, which successfully lobbied to remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. In 2017, Nancy supported the launch ...

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Nancy Astarae Metcalf

Gina Asoudegan is Vice President of Mission and Regenerative Agriculture at Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand. In her role, Asoudegan leads the strategy for the company’s sub-brand, The New Food Collective, and oversees the creation of consciously scaled supply chains ...

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Gina Asoudegan

Tyson Sampson is a two-hearted and two-spirited individual whom has descended from the local indigenous matriarchy called the ᎠᏂᎩᎶᎯ (A-ni-gi-lo-hi). Their home is referred to as The Beautiful Painted Earth. This family is based here in their aboriginal territory most commonly known as the ...

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Tyson Sampson

Angela Dawson is a fourth-generation midwest farmer, a cooperative advocate and a public health researcher with 25 years experience of community development research and innovation. A career academician, she holds several executive Business Administrations Certificates as well as advanced legal and public health research ...

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Angela Dawson

Secteur 6 founder and CEO  Amit have spent his lives creating conscious businesses in tech, CPG and real estate. Amit’s father, renowned agronomist Dr. I.S. Hooda, pioneered regenerative ways to grow food that have helped tens of thousands of farmers across the globe. Amit ...

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Amit Hooda

Revolutionizing the way people think and feel about Kombucha and fermented foods, GT Dave is sharing a message & lifestyle with the world that food is medicine. As the Founder and CEO of GT’s Living Foods, the #1 best-selling and most-loved Kombucha brand, GT ...

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GT Dave

John F. Ghingo is the president of Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand. He joined Applegate in April 2018 and is responsible for driving forward the company’s mission: Changing The Meat We Eat. Ghingo presides over a senior leadership team that ...

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John Ghingo

Chris Oliviero has more than 20 years of management, marketing, no antibiotics ever and organic protein experience. He started his career as a business consultant for Fortune 100 brands including FedEx, Toyota,BMW, Heinz and Molson. Since 2007, Chris has served in various leadership positions ...

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Chris Oliviero

Dawn Sherman brings over 25 years of business expertise and entrepreneurial skills to her role as CEO of Native American Natural Foods’ Tanka bar.  A member of the Lakota, Shawnee and Delaware tribes, Dawn is keenly aware of the fundamental needs facing individuals at ...

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Dawn Sherman

Eve Turow-Paul is an author, globally-recognized thought leader, and founder and Executive Director of Food for Climate League. Her latest book is Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers and Our Search for Connection and Meaning (BenBella, 2020). By blending qualitative and quantitative methods, Turow-Paul explores ...

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Eve Turow-Paul

Gibson grew up in the South where she learned the power of good food, and bringing people together around the table, early on. A “reformed” business attorney, she was the longtime leader of the Marin Country chapter of Slow Food prior to founding Edible Marin ...

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Gibson Thomas

Zeenab is the Communications Manager at the HEAL Food Alliance. Through her work at the HEAL Food Alliance, she's had the honor of uplifting the voices of incredible Black, Indigenous and People of Color who are organizing for better food and farm systems across ...

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Zeenab Aneez

Brian Wachtler is the President of Haberman, a marketing communications agency with a clearly defined mission — to tell the stories of pioneers making a difference in the world. An expert at marrying mission, message and media, Brian and Haberman have helped numerous organizations ...

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Brian Wachtler

John is the Co-founder and CEO of Once Upon A Farm, a company with the mission of providing yummy  and nutritious “farm-to-family” foods to kids of all ages.   Prior to his new start-up, John spent more than 30 years in the natural and organic ...

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John Foraker

Anne Malleau is the Executive Director for Global Animal Partnership (G.A.P.), the leading farm animal welfare standards and labeling organization in North America. In addition to G.A.P.’s commitment to continuous improvement in improving the lives of farm animals, G.A.P. has pioneered ‘farm to fork’ ...

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Anne Malleau

Ryan Fletcher is Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations at Dr. Bronner’s, the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America and has worked full-time with Dr. Bronner’s since 2007. Ryan directs Dr. Bronner’s Public Affairs and Media Relations (PR) department in assisting ...

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Ryan Fletcher

Armando Medinaceli, Ph.D. is a Bolivian ethnobiologist with extensive experience collaborating with indigenous peoples in Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala as well as teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and Bolivia. He has over fifteen years of experience working in ethnobiology, ...

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Armando ‘Mandu’ Medinaceli

Yoli Ouiya is a driving force in the Global Sustainability and Wellness movement. Yoli’s interest in sustainability and wellness began with her desire to improve her personal health and culminated in becoming certified in Plant-Based Nutrition.She started to develop her brand as a digital ...

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Yoli Ouiya

At his core, Paul Lynch is an activist/artist/academic. He utilizes the power of story to solve problems, build awareness, and inspire change. Throughout the years, he struck the delicate balance between working in a studio agency and boardroom setting to some of the harshest ...

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Paul J Lynch

Russell believes it is possible to produce ethical food at scale, and year-by-year his efforts help prove it. Under his leadership, we have expanded our product line to include butter and ghee, and we launched Egg Central Station, our shell egg grading and packing ...

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Russell Diez-Canseco

Mike Murray, CEO of Teton Waters Ranch, was hand-selected to set, lead and execute an inspiring new Vision and Growth Plan for the leading grass-fed beef solutions company. Mike is a 25 year CPG veteran with a passion for leading mission-driven food brands to ...

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Michael Murray

Lisa is the Founder & CEO, Green Purse PR, a highly-specialized marketing communications consultancy in Washington, DC with expertise in consumer insights, public relations and marketing, exclusively working with CPG, specialty food and natural products. Lisa has over 16 years experience leading marketing communications, ...

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Lisa Mabe-Konstantopoulos

Rural life was a passion of mine long before it became my career. I grew up milking goats on a farm in Wyoming, studied economic development at Georgetown, and since then have worked alongside farmers and communities struggling to remain relevant in a changing ...

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Sarah Mock

I’m just a regular person who decided to take his physical and mental health into his own hands. Along the way, I developed a real passion for organic food as a means to improve my well-being. Let me tell you my story… After graduating ...

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Max Goldberg

Sylvanaqua Farms’ co-founder, Chris Newman, is a permaculturalist and an outspoken evangelist of ecological, economic, and social sustainability in food. He’s garnered both criticism and praise for 1.) advocating a moderate, pragmatic approach to sustainable food systems that recognizes the complementary roles of both ...

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Chris Newman

Mitchell Hora is a 7th generation Iowa farmer and the Founder/CEO of Continuum Ag.  His farm has stressed the importance of no-till since 1978 and has become a hub for innovation in the adoption of diverse cover crops, interseeded covers, relaycropping, small griains, and ...

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Mitchell Hora

Eric is a large animal veterinarian (University of Pennsylvania, 2013) who prior to joining NSAC worked in the US Senate on farm and food policy with the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). His commitment to sustainable, equitable, and just food systems comes from ...

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Eric Deeble

Esther is the CEO of Cienega Capital, a regenerative investment firm utilizing an integrated capital approach to systemic change in the areas of soil health, regenerative agriculture, and local food systems. Prior to joining Cienega Capital, Esther founded Commons Stock, an impact-focused due diligence ...

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Esther Park

Ali is a Principal at Astanor Ventures, a venture capital firm investing ‘where tech meets nature’ to seed a food system that is regenerative, nourishing, ultra-fresh and trusted. Breakthrough technologies focused on soil fertility, climate volatility and the microbiome (ML/AI especially) are areas of ...

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Ali Morrow

Gabriel works as a consultant and executive with agriculture-related companies and investors.He currently serves on the Board of FluroSat, MicroTerra, and as the Interim COO of SomaDetect.Previously, he was COO of the ag software and data analytics firm Growers, which was acquired by ICL ...

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Gabriel Wilmoth

Clint Brauer is a former executive from LA’s technology industry who went home to Kansas to get back into farming, to learn more about how robotics can be applied to agriculture. He is currently the CEO of Greenfield Robotics. LinkedIn greenfieldrobotics.com ...

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Clint Brauer

Born and raised in a 4th generation farming family from Mexico, Pablo brings over 10 years experience in the fresh-produce industry. After growing up around the family farm, Campos Borquez, a premiere supplier of fresh asparagus and grapes to the United States and Canada, ...

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Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck

Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield. She has over fifteen years of experience working to advance agricultural sustainability through policy and supply chain initiatives in both the non-profit and business sectors. She holds a Master of Science in ...

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Britt Lundgren

Bryce Lundberg is a board member and Vice President of Agriculture at Lundberg Family Farms, a fourth-generation family business that uses organic farming practices to create thoughtfully crafted rice and quinoa products. Bryce is also a third-generation rice farmer, is a member of the ...

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Bryce Lundberg

Jen Astone is a financial activist and philanthropic leader. She founded Integrated Capital Investing to help foundations and investors align their portfolios, grantmaking and leadership with just, regenerative and restorative economies. A researcher, advocate, and coalition builder, Jen has been involved in catalytic philanthropy ...

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Jennifer Astone

David LeZaks, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, is an environmental scientist and financial activist whose work is centered around developing innovative mechanisms for financing the transition to agroecological farming and food systems. Before joining Croatan Institute, Dr. LeZaks led the Regenerative Food Systems initiative at Delta ...

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David LeZaks

Cornelius Blanding began his career in development work as an economic development intern for the City of Miami Beach. Since then, he has gained a broad experience base spanning rural, international and cooperative economic development. His experiences include business and project development, management and ...

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Cornelius Blanding

Jenette Ashtekar Jenette Ashtekar Jenette Ashtekar After over 8 years managing and evaluating food security and rural health programs in East Africa for a variety of international programs and governmental organizations, including the Gates Foundation and USAID, Jenny O'Connor founded Guidelight Strategies, a strategic ...

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Jenette Ashtekar

After over 8 years managing and evaluating food security and rural health programs in East Africa for a variety of international programs and governmental organizations, including the Gates Foundation and USAID, Jenny O'Connor founded Guidelight Strategies, a strategic consulting firm focused on the design, ...

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Jenny O’Connor

Aymeric holds 2 Master’s Degrees: one in International Marketing, completed in San Francisco, his second Master’s in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales in Sydney-Australia.  He’s had an extensive career as a brand marketer for Renault, Disney, Louis Vuitton and more ...

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Aymeric Maudous

Arohi Sharma advocates for policies that protect and restore rivers and aquatic ecosystems in California and promote regenerative agricultural practices to reduce wasteful water use and to protect soil health. Before joining NRDC, Arohi was in graduate school, where she spent time researching ways ...

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Arohi Sharma

An enrolled Rosebud Sioux Tribe member, Wizipan Little Elk is a nationally recognized young Native leader. Wizipan first met Barb and OJ Semans during South Dakota’s 2004 U.S. Senate race, when Four Directions helped deliver record-breaking levels of Native voter turnout. Wizipan later joined ...

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Wizipan Little Elk

Bill Day has worked in the food industry for over 20 years, focusing on business models for specialty crops like quinoa, spelt and other ancient grains and wheats. Bill started his career working for a flour milling company – ConAgra Mills now Ardent Mills. ...

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Bill Day

Wenceslaus Provost Jr., aka June, is a fourth generation farm owner. His extensive background of over 25 years in agriculture includes an award winning portfolio. Due to his professional and personal experience, June has a passion for increasing public awareness of the importance of ...

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June & Angie Provost

Rick Clark is a 5 th generation farmer from Williamsport, IN. The main goal on Rick’s farm is to build soil health and achieve balance with mother nature. Rick has developed and is constantly improving a systematic approach to regenerative farming. The farm strives ...

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Rick Clark

Jesse is the Director of Land Stewardship for White Buffalo Land Trust and has been working for the past 7 years to develop a resilient food economy on the central coast of CA. He is an agricultural producer with a background in visual communication ...

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Jesse Smith

Cheryl Pinto leads Global Values Led Sourcing for Ben & Jerry’s, Vermont’s iconic, progressive ice cream company. As the company’s ‘Sorceress’, Cheryl works to advance positive social and environmental impact across all of Ben & Jerry’s value chains, from dairy and cocoa to chocolate ...

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Cheryl Pinto

Bethany Davis is the Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs for MegaFood. She is the President for the Coalition for Supplement Sustainability, a group of supplement and ingredient companies that united to support a non-GMO and sustainable supply chain. In addition to her service ...

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Bethany Davis

Martin Goter is a certified Organic and Biodynamic farmer operating on just over 1000 acres near Woodworth, ND. Largely influenced by the lectures of Rudolf Steiner, he incorporates biodynamic processes on a large scale basis to improve the life in his soil and the ...

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Martin Goter

Anna and her husband Doug own and manage Vilicus Farms, a first generation, organic, 9,600 acre dryland crop farm in Northern Hill County, Montana growing a diverse array of organic heirloom and specialty grain, pulse, oilseed and broadleaf crops under five and seven-year rotations. ...

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Anna Jones-Crabtree

Kristy Lewis is the Founder/CEO of Quinn Foods LLC, based in Louisville, CO.  Kristy, mom of three little boys, launched Quinn Foods with no prior food industry experience just three days after her first son, Quinn, was born. Disappointed by the chemicals and artificial ...

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Kristy Lewis

Jessie Deelo founded Deelo Consulting Services to design and execute sustainable sourcing programs for suppliers and food companies. Building off her career as a commercial farmer, Extension researcher and industry program director, she develops customized, metrics-based impact programs to baseline and advance sustainability outcomes ...

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Jessie Deelo

Amy Brinker is the Sustainability Manager for Kamehameha Schools (KS).  In her role, she supports sustainability strategy and programming across the enterprise. KS is a private charitable educational trust endowed by the will of Hawaiian princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884), the great-granddaughter and last direct ...

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Amy Brinker

In 2009 Douglas Gayeton founded the Lexicon alongside his partner and Laura Howard-Gayeton. The Lexicon’s Work work accelerates the adoption of practices that build more resilient food systems and help combat climate change. Douglas is an information architect, filmmaker, photographer and writer. He has ...

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Douglas Gayeton

Kelsey Ducheneaux is a fourth generation tribal rancher that calls the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation home. She’s the owner of DX Beef, LLC, a direct-to-consumer regenerative beef operation. Kelsey is the Natural Resources Director for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization ...

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Kelsey Ducheneaux

With backgrounds in architecture and publishing design Anne brings clear communication and bold impact to visual messaging. As principal and owner of Digges Design, her clients span diverse industries and stages from hi-tech to non-profit, start-up to Fortune 500. When not visually distilling the ...

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Anne Digges

Anna V. Bohbot (Zulaica) is a Cal alum, Chef and cookbook author in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Anna is part of the LinkedIn Programs team helping to drive strategy and design for the global food program.  For the past four years, Anna has ...

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Anna Bohbot

Doniga Markegard is a wildlife tracker, regenerative rancher, speaker, and author. Her teen years in nature school started her on a path that led to a career in animal tracking and then permaculture and ranching in California, where she works to regenerate both soil ...

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Doniga Markegard

Jessica Chiartas is a PhD candidate in Soils & Biogeochemistry at the University of California, Davis.  Her research focuses on the long-term impacts of agriculture on soil carbon and overall soil health with a unique focus on carbon at depth.  She is interested in ...

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Jessica Chiartas

Wendell was born and raised in Northern California on a fourth generation family farm in eastern San Joaquin County.  Heavily influenced by Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, he began his career with the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service) in ...

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Wendell Gilgert

Anthony Myint is a chef/food activist who co-founded and operates the non-profit Zero Foodprint and Mission Chinese Food (SF). His culinary career includes trailblazing the pop-up genre in 2008 and co-founding The Perennial an award-winning fine-dining restaurant championing regenerative agriculture (2016-2019). Myint is the ...

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Anthony Myint

Dr. Chelsea Carey is the Working Lands Research Director and Principal Soil Ecologist with Point Blue Conservation Science, a California-based non-profit focused on climate-smart conservation. Through this role, Chelsea develops and leads priority research projects and partnerships that will help inform rangeland management across ...

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Chelsea Carey

A twenty seven year veteran of the Natural Products industry, Jeremiah has been on all sides of the business and supply chain, literally from seed to shelf.Part of the initial startup team at Thrive Market, Jeremiah currently serves as the Chief Merchandising Officer there. ...

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Jeremiah McElwee

Zack leads the development and implementation of Timberland’s global product sustainability strategy, setting public-facing goals and driving internal processes to achieve those goals. Zack also develops and manages strategic partnerships with NGOs and sustainable raw material suppliers that enable Timberland to pilot environmental product ...

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Zachary Angelini

Carol Sanford is the Senior Fellow of Social Innovation, Babson College; CEO, The Regenerative Paradigm Institute, Educator and Social Change designer for people in change agents roles, organizational leaders who aspire to making a difference, business and organizational teams pursuing non-displaceability. Author of Five award winning ...

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Carol Sanford

Lesley Roberts is the founder of OceanParkStudio, a marketing and strategy firm that believes in the power of thoughtful ideas, creative vision, and clarity of purpose to achieve meaningful change and growth. She works and plays in the intersections between art, design, culture, entrepreneurship, and ...

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Lesley Roberts

Heather K. Terry is a CPG mentor and angel investor, the author of From Broadway to Wall Street, a Partner and the Chief Strategy Officer of BeyondBrands (a top tier CPG consulting agency focused on natural products in NYC), and the host of the ...

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Heather K. Terry

Krystle Moody Wood is the founder and principal consultant of Materevolve, LLC ( pronounced mah-teer-ee-vaalv), a technical textile consultancy driven to lead the evolution of our materials world.  Materevolve's mission is to develop and scale innovative regenerative textile systems through the lens of soil, ...

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Krystle Moody Wood

Dr. Crowley is currently on a sabbatical year from Kering where she was Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation. She is a Lui-Walton Fellow and Senior Advisor at Conservation International and an Advisor to WEF.Dr. Helen Crowley is the Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at ...

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Helen Crowley

Victoria serves as General Manager for Client Engagement at Biomimicry 3.8, where she works with the firm’s clients to develop bio-inspired business solutions that work with, rather than against, natural systems and processes. These solutions include land use, product design and packaging, sourcing models, ...

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Victoria Kindred Keziah

In 2013, Danielle Nierenberg co-founded Food Tank with Bernard Pollack, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Food Tank is a global convener, research organization, and non-biased creator of original research impacting the food system.Danielle is ...

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Danielle Nierenberg

Pete Dignan works with purpose-driven organizations to implement more adaptive, human-centered ways working. He is the founder of Ever Better, a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corp. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for the CU Leeds School of Business, where he teaches ...

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Pete Dignan

Martin comes to the Coalition with a diverse background in sustainable agriculture and food systems. His experience includes directing farm operations at the Green Earth Institute, serving as senior agronomist and project manager in Ghana for the impact investment organization AgDevCo, coordinating local food ...

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Martin Lemos

Lauren Yarmuth joined Stone Barns Center as Executive Director in 2019, and is currently spearheading a special project sponsored by Stone Barns Center that is focused on the intersection of regeneration, social justice and health. Trained as an architect, but seasoned as an entrepreneur, ...

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Lauren Yarmuth

Laura is an international keynote speaker, author, advisor and expert on sustainability leadership and has spent her entire career advising global leaders on sustainability and building impact- and purpose-driven organizations, and movements. All have they focused on the global transformation to sustainability and they include the Copenhagen ...

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Laura Storm

A celebrated American designer with more than 25  years of experience in the fashion industry in  America and Europe Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Robinson grew up in  Southern California where he began designing clothes for  fellow surfers at the age of 14. After moving ...

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Patrick Robinson

First as winemaker and president of Fetzer Vineyards, and now as CEO of Truett Hurst, fourth-generation winemaker Paul Dolan has always been a pioneer leading the industry towards a more sustainable future.  While at Fetzer, Paul proved to the California wine industry that wineries ...

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Paul Dolan

Mary is a Principal Strategist for Forum for the Future and focuses on Forum’s sustainable nutrition work aimed at transforming the agricultural system to deliver regenerative ecosystems, provide nutritious food, and improve farmer livelihoods. Mary leads Forum’s efforts to accelerate the transition to regenerative ...

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Mary McCarthy

After 15 years as a Television Producer and Cameraman for CBS News, RAI and ZDF John began to study ecology. In the mid-1990’s he began a participatory process with a number of media and broadcasting colleagues in Beijing that led to the creation of ...

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John D. Liu

Felipe is a Brazilian environmental entrepreneur and Founder of reNature. A Dutch/Brazilian organization with extensive knowledge & experience in Regenerative Agriculture & Agroforestry around the globe. Regenerative Agriculture Lead Author at UN Environment for their GEO for Business brief on “The changing role of ...

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Felipe Villela

GonneGirls Farm is in its first season. Gaëlle and Claire founded this little regenerative farm of 14ha produces vegetables and eggs in Normandy, France, after careers in impact investing and advertising respectively. Our vegetable production is no-till, non-mechanised and on small surface (1500m2) and ...

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Claire Wills Diquet & Gaëlle Bonnieux

Clarenda "Farmer Cee" Stanley is a fourth-generation farmer, originally from the Black Belt region of Alabama. She did not set out in life to follow on her family's agrarian path. But in 2017, she found herself returning to her roots as the CEO of ...

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Cee Stanley

Christiana Musk is a food nerd and the founder of Flourish*ink, a platform for catalyzing conversations on the future of food. She is also curator of food content for the Near Future Summit and serves on the board of Unreasonable Group, an accelerator and ...

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Christiana Musk

My husband and I own properties in Southern NSW, Australia. We manage our cattle on Holistic Management principles, and have done since 1998. We are passionate about our cattle and regenerating our land, and as custodians of this land, we hope to leave it ...

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Anna Coughlan

A self-deemed ‘urban shepherdess’, Brittany Cole Bush, AKA Cole is a regenerative agriculture and land management specialist. Cole aids in the development of prescribed grazing programs for public safety and ecological enhancement. She also specializes in building stacked agricultural enterprises and is the Owner/Operator ...

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Cole Bush

Isidora is the Founder of Efecto Manada, the Chilean Hub of Savory Institute. She studied Veterinary Science, has a diploma in rural extension, and is Certificated as a Holistic Management Field Professional and EOV Monitor. She has been working with holistic management for almost 8 ...

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Isidora Molina

Judith D. Schwartz is an author who tells stories to illuminate scientific concepts and nature-based solutions. A widely published journalist, she is the author of “Cows Save the Planet” and “Water In Plain Sight.” Her latest book, “The Reindeer Chronicles”, is a global tour ...

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Judith Schwartz

Named to Essence Magazines “50 Entrepreneurs to Watch” list, Jessica Norwood is a financial activist, impact investor and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of the Runway Project, a suite of strategies that challenge wealth inequity by increasing early capital known as a "Friends ...

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Jessica Norwood

Mita Mallick a corporate change-maker with a track record of transforming businesses and cultures. Mita is a passionate storyteller who believes in the power of diversity to spur creative strategic thinking which can ultimately transform brands.As the Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Cross-Cultural ...

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Mita Mallick

Reem Hassani is Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Numi Organic Tea. She started Numi with her brother, Ahmed Rahim, in Oakland, California in 1999. A labor of love, the company began with the mission to inspire well-being of mind, body, and spirit through ...

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Reem Hassani

Stephanie serves as Director, Operations & Planning, Dell Technologies Services Portfolio Management and is an adjunct professor. She is a native of Charlotte North Carolina.  She moved to the Austin area due to a job transfer with her then employer, Apple Computer, where she ...

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Dr Stephanie Shipp

Jewel Grandberry is a CEO/ Founder of A Seat at the Table Series and Black Women Network in which she works with an Austin community of women to build a bridge of resources, inclusive thinking, add a new narrative of diverse women coming together ...

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Jewel Grandberry

Amber has been ranching in rural communities for 14 years with her husband and two young children. Her passion is rooted in building a future where rural families thrive and all people are empowered and supported in pursuing work that aligns with their personal ...

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Amber Smith

April is the daughter of a Montana rodeo and ranching legacy family, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and a landowner and rancher on ancestral lands. Raised on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, her passions are livestock, ranch life, agriculture and healing landscapes. ...

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April Martin Chalfant

With over 25 years of experience in the natural products industry, Angela McElwee has had the opportunity to build structure, vision, and teams at many levels – as a retailer, board member, community member, and as the leader of a mission-driven vertically integrated manufacturer. ...

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Angela McElwee

 Erin is VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation with HB Specialty Foods and Among Friends. She serves on the board of AGROWINGCULTURE and is the Founder/CEO of Modus Operandi LTD.With over 20 years of experience in the farming and natural products industry, Erin has ...

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Erin Sojourner

Genevieve Gilbreath has been an active entrepreneur in the consumer goods space since 2002. From her experience launching and growing two import/export herbal supplement companies and through her consulting practice she has deep expertise in FDA regulations, co-packing, branding, packaging, import/export, distribution & sales ...

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Genevieve Gilbreath

“First and foremost, I am a storyteller for social change, creating stories that reflect human value. Culturally sensitive communications and inclusive outreach helps to build bridges and spark relationships and energize communities that can inspire truly transformative change that improves the lives and wellbeing ...

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MaryAnne Howland

Magdalena is an uncompromising and passionate custodian of Nature. She studied Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Republic of Uruguay and studied and lived in the US and France, working as a language teacher, interpreter, and translator. Over 30 years she dedicated her ...

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Magdalena Urioste