Stephanie Redcross has over 20 years of marketing experience with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Passionate about living and advocating a vegan lifestyle for health, environmental, and ethical reasons, Stephanie has made it her life mission to help like-minded entrepreneurs, bloggers and small- to mid-sized companies reach and exceed their goals. Stephanie is the founder and managing director of Vegan Mainstream, a marketing consulting company. Find out more at www.veganmainstream.com
Demetrius Bagley is an award-winning film as well as events producer. He is the force behind the documentary Vegucated’s release, tour, social media and much of its other small business pieces. He also works with educational powerhouse Main Street Vegan, the Vegano Italiano travel tours and the mobile app More Than Salad.
Leigh-Chantelle is a published author, international speaker, singer/songwriter and blogger who lives mostly in Brisbane, Australia. She created and has run the popular online multimedia community VivalaVegan.net for almost 10 years. She gives in-person and online coaching for Social media Marketing, Online Etiquette, Staging Effective Events and Engaging Volunteers, among other topics. Find Leigh-Chantelle and Viva la Vegan! on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and iTunes.
Karine Brighten is a renowned vegan event producer and wedding planner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the lead producer of dozens of veg festivals, health and fitness retreats, fundraisers, cooking competitions, and more. After working with Canada’s largest event planning company (JPDL), Karine broke out on her own to start Karine Brighten Events. She’s spent the better part of eight years honing her craft in sponsorship management, researching and selecting vendors, volunteer management, preparing detailed checklists, and day-of-event execution for hundreds of happy clients. Karine is a graduate of Canada’s ITHQ’s Event and Conference Coordination program (the only Canadian program recognized by Meeting Professional International) and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Law. Visit: kbrightenevents.com. To see her upcoming events visit: VegFoodEvents.com
Jennifer Pardoe is the Founder of Zest Plant-Based Food Consulting in the UK. She has over 25 years’ experience operating food businesses. Jennifer delivers plant-based food solutions to help businesses grow sales, profit and company value. She understands the challenges and opportunities of switching out old-for-new ingredients, developing new products from scratch and introducing whole new lines of plant-based product to the menu or range. For more information, visit www.plantbasedfood.com
Dave Graham spent his early career building enterprise software for large corporations in both Europe and Australia including London Electricity, The Walt Disney Company & Coles. After transitioning to a vegan lifestyle Dave found his passion for helping likeminded people reach their online goals through digital marketing solutions and easy-to-maintain websites, and provides affordable monthly maintenance packages through his business Vegan Web Design. He launched My Vegan Directory, the Premiere World Vegan Directory to enable people worldwide to find likeminded vegan professionals and businesses. Dave is currently re-living his childhood listening to awesome ’80s albums on Spotify!