March 9–11, 2021
Meet our speakers!
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Josh Axe
Dr. Josh Axe, co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and founder of draxe.com, is a certified doctor of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic, and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get healthy through nutrition. He is the bestselling author of Keto Diet, Eat Dirt, The Collagen Diet, and his newest book, Ancient Remedies: Secrets to Healing with Herbs, Essential Oils, CBD and the Most Powerful Natural Medicine in History.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Markham
Dr. Laura Markham is the author of the Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids series. She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless families across the world. Her website, ahaparenting.com, serves up aha! moments for parents of babies through teens. She is the proud mother of two thriving young adults who were raised with her peaceful parenting approach.
Lucy and Tom Riles
Lucy and Tom Riles are parents to four and the creators of the online communities for parents, Life of Mom and Life of Dad. They host their own interactive comedy show as well as the popular podcast Mom vs. Dad. In addition to being a stay-at-home mom, Lucy is a writer, creator, storyteller and competed in season one of Amazon’s hit series The Pack. Tom is a writer and producer, and for 17 years he has been the audience warm-up act for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Dana Myers is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and media personality. She’s known for her frank and funny style, which inspires and empowers women to reclaim their power as women and as mothers. Her books are The Official Booty Parlor Mojo Makeover: Four Weeks to a Sexier You and The Mommy Mojo Makeover: 28 Tools to Reclaim Yourself and Reignite Your Relationship.
Dr. Sarah Davis and Evie Granville
Sarah Davis, Ed.D, and Evie Granville, M.Ed, are the mom masterminds behind Modern Manners for Moms and Dads and are known more commonly as Evie + Sarah. Not only do they have a book and podcast by the same name, they’ve developed a personality quiz and method to help parents. Their advice has been featured by Parents, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Reader’s Digest, and other major outlets.
Porsha Carr is the creator, owner, writer, and photographer of the Porsha Carr Blog. As a full-time mom, blogger, and social media influencer, Porsha draws inspiration and motivation from her two amazing daughters. She is passionate about writing and finds she can express herself to the fullest through her online presence. Additionally, she loves shopping at Target, eating junk food, and getting her nails done.
Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(NA) is an international consultant, author, educator, and sought-after speaker. She is an honorary board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and authors a column in their international quarterly journal. Joette is an active blogger who regularly treats readers to her homeopathy secrets. Her goal is to empower families with the ability to treat themselves using Practical Homeopathy® methods and “guts, spunk, and moxie.”
Melissa Delgado is a blogger from Ontario, Canada, and is the creator of popular blog Melis Vida. She started Melis Vida as a space for her to share her ideas, opinions, love for Disney, family travels and adventures, and more. “Melis” is short form for Melissa, a nickname her family called her, and “Vida” means life in Spanish. She loves spreading positivity and encouraging women to empower each other.
Julie Cole is the co-founding vice-president of award-winning children’s label manufacturer Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition, and win countless entrepreneur awards. Julie is a regular television contributor, a sought-after speaker and emcee, a digital influencer and blogger, and a mom of six.
Diana and Arielle Levy
Diana Levy is the co-owner and CEO of Undercover Snacks, the creative mastermind behind their products, and a mother of three. She works closely with her daughter Arielle Levy, the sales and marketing manager, to offer delicious, chocolate-covered, allergy-friendly snacks. Their products are now in over 4,000 stores nationwide as they build Undercover into a global, better-for-you, woman-owned snack brand.
Stefanie Settlemire is the parenting blogger behind Our Five Ring Circus, and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and five children. As her family grew, the content took a turn when her fourth child was born with a surprise diagnosis of Down syndrome. She quickly became a Down syndrome advocate, and proudly volunteers for the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. Her work has been featured on multiple websites, including regular contributions to Pittsburgh Mom Collective.
Safe Catch founder and president Sean Wittenberg has a personal reason for solving the mercury problem in seafood. After his mom developed mercury poisoning from regularly eating canned tuna, Sean took action. He spearheaded the development of a new ground-breaking technology capable of mercury testing every single tuna. That’s how Safe Catch was born. Years later, Sean leads one of the fastest growing canned seafood companies in the US and is changing the way the world looks at food sustainability.
Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster
Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, certified lifestyle medicine physician, national board-certified health and wellness coach, author, and professional speaker. She is the founder of VeggieFitKids.com and the host of the podcast Veggie Doctor Radio. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the owner of Nourish Wellness, a pediatric micro-practice, and author of A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating: How to Raise Kids Who Love to Eat Healthy.
As a mom of three, Natasha D’Anna has spent over 10 years mastering motherhood and growing her blog, TwinDollicious & Co. She launched her blog when her children’s book Any Two Can be TwinDollicious was released, which later received a Mom’s Choice Award. Through her work, she has built a welcoming and diverse community. Her mission is to inspire, motivate, and support the creation of healthy, happy, and fun lifestyles.
Asia Crawford is a mother of two and the creator of the successful blog, Frugal and Frills. Since she started her blog two and a half years ago, she has been able to grow and monetize it quickly, earning three nominations for blogging awards and working with many big brand names along the way. On her blog, you can find blogging how-to’s, relatable stories about motherhood, tips for a frugal lifestyle, and stories about family travel.
Tabitha Frost is an esteemed health and wellness blogger, top-rated Pinterest strategist, and mom of three who helps businesses build brand awareness and get actionable results. Additionally, she is a blog writer for Tailwind, Pinterest’s number one marketing and scheduling platform. She is best known for being a breast milk donor, a story which went viral and has been featured in the media world-wide.
Holly Homer is the professional blogger behind the Kids Activities Blog and the Quirky Momma Facebook page. She uses her blog and social media as a laboratory to test all things traffic and algorithms. Holly is a best-selling author and her three books have sold over 215,000 copies combined. She has logged over 1,000 hours on live video doing everything from teaching blogging, to selling clothes, to crafting.
Justine Young is the owner and content creator of Little Dove, a lifestyle and family travel blog. With six kids causing chaos in the background, she navigates motherhood and blogging with a Diet Coke in hand. Her goal is to help mothers walk the line between simple and spectacular while finding joy in the process. Justine has been blogging for over 10 years and has been featured on POPSUGAR and Fox 40 Sacramento.
Maria Wilson is a content-creating wife and mom of two in Northern California. Her blog and social media platforms cover a wide variety of lifestyle content in hopes of igniting curiosity and adventure. She does this using a pyramid of “Ps” on her blog: parenting, places, plates, plants, and products. Most recently, she has been working on a project to offer her services as a small business and brand strategist, as well as a product photographer.
Jameson Rodgers is the Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of award-winning, leading CBD consumer products company, CBDfx. Jameson and his business partner, Ali Esmaili, launched CBDfx in 2014 with a mission to deliver the finest, purest, and most effective CBD products on the planet. As a new dad himself, Jameson understands firsthand the added stressors of balancing work and parenting and the therapeutic benefits and boost of calm that CBD brings to his daily life.
Vasavi Kumar leads the coaching industry with 10 years of experience and has helped many women overcome major life obstacles to create success. She is recognized for getting to the center of the intersection of self and business roadblocks, and her methods teach clients how to master the art of getting what they want. Vasavi is the founder of the MIND Your Own Business community, a licensed therapist, and the host of the podcast, Being Human with Vasavi.
Erin is the Director of the Climate Collaborative and is responsible for the management and execution of the Collaborative’s work, including all programming, communications, and outreach. She previously worked for CDP, managing corporate engagement for the We Mean Business coalition’s commitments campaign. She has worked with hundreds of the world’s largest companies, industry groups and investors, supporting them in making leadership commitments on climate change.
Dr. Joellen Russell
Dr. Joellen Russell is the Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair of Integrative Science, Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Geosciences, and a mom of two. She currently serves as chair of the NOAA Science Advisory Board’s Climate Working Group, and on the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Community Earth System Model Advisory Board. She is a proud member of Science Moms, a nonpartisan group of climate scientists and mothers who help other moms who are concerned about their childrens’ planet, but aren’t confident in their knowledge about climate change or how they can help.
Megan Landrum is a registered dietitian and infant gut health expert for Evivo. As an advocate for early gut development, she educates parents and health care providers on the importance of optimizing the microbiome during infancy. She is also the co-founder of Alavita, a Portland-based nutrition company and blog for women. Through her experiences, Megan understands the role food can play in wellness and how a solid nutritional foundation can support optimal health.
Nicky Omohundro is an entrepreneur and the creator of LittleFamilyAdventure.com, an active family lifestyle travel website that promotes #nochildleftinside. After 10+ years in sales and marketing, Nicky began her website on a whim. Nine years later, her platform has grown beyond “a blog” and into a full time career. Nicky shares her invaluable experience to help clients develop sound SEO strategies for their businesses, improve organic traffic, and reach their target audience.
Andie Schwartz is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Lactation Consultant, and serves as a Happy Baby Expert with Happy Family Organics. She specializes in lactation, sports nutrition, exercise fitness, and weight loss programs. She has developed a heartfelt connection to helping mothers successfully breastfeed their children after having her own difficulties breastfeeding her first child. Andie is passionate about incorporating nutrition wisdom using wholesome foods and ancestral cooking practices.
Mark Mallardi is General Manager of AMARUMAYU USA. His career in the food and beverage industry spans nearly 40 years, and includes extensive involvement in market research, innovation and new product development initiatives, most recently within the natural and organic products space as part of the NEXT Data and Insights Team at New Hope Network, owners and operators of the Natural Products Expo West & East Tradeshows.
Veteran producer Michelle Smawley is the Executive Producer for TRAX from PRX, a podcast network for preteens. Michelle is an award-winning director, series developer, educator and media consultant. She has worked with ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, Sundance, HBO, NowThis, SONY, National Geographic and many others. Michelle has also served as a TV and Radio reporter in the midwest.
Phyllis L. Fagell
Phyllis has worked in both public and private schools with students in grades K-12. She currently works full-time as the school counselor for Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and provides therapy to children, teens and adults in private practice. Phyllis is the author of “Middle School Matters” and a journalist. She’s a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and writes the Career Confidential weekly advice column for PDK, Intl. for educators. She serves as an expert advisor for TRAX from PRX.
Annie Douglass is the executive vice president of May Media Group and the creator of the successful WOW Summit events, but she is better known as “Chief Mom Ambassador.” She is dedicated to helping parents raise healthier families and has been the driving force behind growing the Moms Meet community. While she takes great pride in her career, her biggest achievement in life is being a wife to an amazing man and raising her three kids.
Chrissy Kissinger is a project manager for Moms Meet, mother of two, and seasoned professional in fundraising, event management, and marketing. Chrissy joined Moms Meet in 2018 and since then has been an innovative and instrumental member of the team. She is passionate about healthy living and enjoys running, exploring nature, and spending time with her husband, kids, and dog.
Eleanor King is the social media manager for Moms Meet and KIWI magazine and frequents as one of the live event hosts. She can often be found scrolling through Instagram or writing articles and blog posts about all things health and wellness, parenting, and sustainability. A self-proclaimed Philadelphia girl, Eleanor is passionate about local food, good music, and rescue dog mom life.