All posts by At The Epicenter

Jewel Grandberry

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 to communicate in truth and organic conversation. Jewel holds a Bachelors […]

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Amber Smith

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 goals. Her time spent studying in the Middle East, and five […]

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Devora Kimelman-Block

Devora Kimelman-Block is the founder and CEO of KOL Foods. KOL Foods balances her family’s modern and traditional values. Before she established KOL Foods in 2007, there was no kosher meat that she trusted for her kids. Wanting to feed them healthy, ethically-raised, regenerative meat from farms, not factories inspired her business. For the first […]

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April Martin Chalfant

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. After marrying her husband, they settled on the place that she […]

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Angela McElwee

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. As the CEO and President of Gaia Herbs, she has stewarded […]

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Elysabeth Williamson

Elysabeth Williamson has been an innovator in the world of Yoga for over thirty years and is the founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga. She is the author of ‘The Pleasures and Principles of Partner Yoga’ and internationally recognized as the foremost authority of Partner Yoga. In this time of accelerated change, Elysabeth sees the ancient science […]

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Ronda Rutledge

Ronda Rutledge is the Executive Director of Sustainable Food Center. She was a founding member of the Austin/Travis County Food Policy Board and serves as Co-Chair of the Equity and Social Justice Committee of One Voice Central Texas, advocating for changes that support equity, food access and regenerative agriculture. She also serves on the Environmental […]

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Erin Sojourner

Erin is VP of Brand Strategy + Innovation with HB Specialty Foods and Founder and CEO of Modus Operandi. With over 30 years of experience in the farming and natural products industry, Erin has been privileged to wear a spectrum of hats. At a young age, she began studying horticulture/soil science, operated an organic farm/nursery […]

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Aimy Steadman

Aimy Steadman is a Co-Founder and COO at Future Proof Brands LLC, a collection of millennial founders, and established industry veterans developing innovative beverage brands for the next generation of drinkers. Steadman grew up in the middle East and moved to the United States in 1998 from Syria for her parents to pursue entrepreneurship. A “double-Longhorn,” Steadman earned both her […]

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