2017 Speakers

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Andrea Abel

Executive Director
Farmshare Austin

Judith Ackerman

Business Development & Marketing Officer
Metro Caring

Ashley Alsup

Founder & Chief Strategist
Boulder Strategy House

Emma Andrews

BA, RHN, NPDP Co-Founder & Director of Education
Pineapple Collective

Nikhil Arora

Co-Founder
Back to the Roots

B


George Bryant

Head Caveman
Hugs & Bacon

Adam Butler

Co-Founder & Collaboration Chief
The Butler Bros

Marty Butler

Co-Founder & Creative Chief
The Butler Bros

C


Elizabeth Candelario

Managing Director
Demeter

Joy Casnovsky

Deputy Director
Sustainable Food Center

Sherene Chou, M.S., R.D.

Nutrition Consultant
LA Kitchen

Taylor Collins

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions

Robert Craven

CEO
MegaFood

F


John Foraker

Co- Founder & CEO
Once Upon A Farm

Katie Forrest

Founder/Chief
Epic Provisions

G


Kate Geagan

Food & Nutrition Consultant
Kate Geagan Nutrition

Genevieve Gilbreath

Director of Programming and Development
SKU

H


Allison Hagey

Counsel
BraunHagey & Borden LLP

Michael Hanan

CEO
Agua Dulce Farm

Dan Harris

Partner
BraunHagey & Borden LLP

Lorig Hawkins

Owner
Middle Ground Farm

Rob Holden

Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
New Resource Bank

J


Kim Johnson

Founder & Chief Documentarian
Boulder Strategy House

K


Dan Kurzrock

Co-Founder & Chief Grain Officer
ReGrained

L


Galit Laibow

Co-founder & CEO
Foodstirs

Janica Lane

Managing Director
Piper Jaffray & Co.

Mike Lee

Founder
Studio Industries, The Future Market

Carmen Llanes Pulido

Executive Director
Go! Austin / ¡Vamos! Austin (GAVA)

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Beth Manos Brickey NTP

Founder
Tasty Yummies

Zoe Mantarakis

Owner
We Love Zoe Yoga

Jon Marshall

Vice President
VMG Partners

Edwin Marty

Food Policy Manager
Office of Sustainability, City of Austin

Carlotta Mast

Senior Vice President of Content
New Hope Network

Tom McDougall

Founder
4P Foods

Robyn Metcalfe Ph.D.

Director
Food+City

Jon Mills

Chief Strategic Officer
Seal the Seasons

George Milton

Founder & Chief
Yellowbird Sauce

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Danielle Nierenberg

President
Food Tank

Lauren Nixon

Food Educator

O


Marc Oshima

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
AeroFarms

P


Serafina Palandech

President & Co-Founder
Hip Chick Farms

Raj Patel

Writer & Activist

Justin Perkins

Founder, Olomomo Nut Co.
VP Strategic Partnerships, Care2.com

Eric Pierce

Director, Strategy & Insights, NEXT
New Hope Network

Andrew Pittz

Farmer-in-Chief
Sawmill Hollow Family Farm

R


Max Rivest

Co-Founder & CEO
Wize Monkey

S


Eric Schnell

Co-Founder
BeyondBrands

Errol Schweizer

Co-Founder
Good Catch

Leah Segedie

Creator
ShiftCon, Mamavation

Bill Shen

Director
Encore Consumer Capital

Rob Sinclair

Conscious Business Catalyst
Conscious Brands

Jim Slama

CEO
FamilyFarmed

Debra Stark

Owner
Debra's Natural Gourmet

Kipp Stroden

Brand Architect
Local Roots

T


Anneliese Tanner

Food Service Director
Austin Independent School District

Shen Tong

Managing Partner
FoodFutureCo

V


August Vega

CEO
MALK Organics

Alejandro Velez

Co-Founder
Back to the Roots

W


Morgan Woolf

Nut Roaster
Turtle Haus