Karen AtkinsFounder, Restore Your Soul
Karen has been practicing and teaching healing arts and stress management for over 15 years. After rebuilding her own health through movement, healing and meditation practices, she knew that she had found something vital that she needed to share with as many people as possible. Her healing method, “Restore Your Soul” (www.restoremethod.com) supports women in reversing aging and reclaiming their energy so they can start creating more of the life they want to live. She has a dvd series including subjects such as Your Healthy Kitchen and Beyond Yoga: Gentle Movement for More Energy. She is currently creating a “10 minutes a day” audio series with titles such as Your Healthy Pregnancy and A Survival Guide for Busy Moms. She has traveled all over the world training and teaching in such far-off places as Brazil, Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, China and India.
Tiffany GrayThe Friendship Club
I am Tiffany Gray. I was born in 1993 to two teenagers. I have a total of ten siblings. Growing up both of my parents did drugs, I had an abusive stepdad, and my father was in jail. I got involved with Friendship Club when I was eleven. I moved out for good when I was sixteen. In high school I was deemed homeless, that same school year I met the Weidler family who I have been living with since February of 2011. Currently I go to college, work full time and I’m in a stable relationship.
Julie GreeneExecutive Director of Solar Cookers International
Julie Greene is the Executive Director of Solar Cookers International. She is an experienced presenter and master educator, and an impassioned solar cook. She has experience doing nonprofit work in the US and Asia. Julie lives in Sacramento with her husband and children, and commutes to SCI by bicycle along the Sacramento River. SCI’s international headquarters have been located in Sacramento, California since its founding in 1987. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to harnessing the power of the sun to benefit people and the environment through collaboration with solar cooking technology partners worldwide.
Lucinda K. PorterRN, Author of Free from Hepatitis C: Your Complete Guide to Healing Hepatitis C
Lucinda K. Porter, RN, author of Free from Hepatitis C: Your Complete Guide to Healing Hepatitis C has hepatitis C. Since 1998, this former Stanford University nurse has worked with hepatitis C patients and is devoted to education and advocacy for those affected by this disease. In addition to national speaking and interviews, Lucinda has written hundreds of articles and pamphlets, including two monthly columns for the HCVAdvocate.org. Lucinda’s second book will be published in 2013 (Demos) She wants all Baby Boomers and everyone with risk factors to be tested for hepatitis C. Lucinda lives in Grass Valley, CA.
Katie Sabira RubinActress, Comedian
Katie Sabira is a professional regional theater, tv and film actress who also tours original solo theatrical work, and gives private Energy Healing Sessions. Katie received her MFA in Acting from UC Davis in 2005, and earned her BA in Theater and Dance at Amherst College. She has studied classical, jazz, and musical theater vocal techniques for 15 years. In New York, she studied acting at The Wynn Handman Studios at Carnegie Hall. In Los Angeles, she studied The Viewpoints and Suzuki Actor Training with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company.
Amanda ThibodeauFounder of the Food Love Project
Amanda Thibodeau is the founder of the Food Love Project, an educational farm in Nevada City, California. She has a background in healthcare, which inspired her current career as a preventive health advocate and farmer. Additionally, Amanda is the project coordinator for Live Healthy Nevada County, where she is working on developing a county wide farm to school program and paving the way for a change in school food for local students. Originally from Houston, Texas she received a BA in communications from Clark University in 2005.