2012

Mike Ferry

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Horizon
President

Mike Ferry is President of the Horizon brand, responsible for managing the brand’s marketing, research and development, operations, sales and international business units.Prior to joining WhiteWave Foods in 2010, Ferry spent nearly five years at Abbott, leading the company’s Healthy Living Nutrition Business, which includes brands such as Ensure, Zone Perfect and EAS sports nutrition.

Jeff Cresswell

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Klean Kanteen
COO

Growing up at the foot of the Sierra, Jeff at an early age developed a passion of the outdoors and the connection between human behavior and the natural world.  This passion led him to pursue a degree in Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University.  Jeff worked in the Fisheries field for a few years before taking a job with his family and moving back home to Chico, California where for the past 6 years has dedicated his time to all things Klean.  Klean is a family owned and operated company, and Jeff has touched every functional role, from driving a forklift to driving t

Priti Odedra

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ECOSPA360
President

Odedra has a successful career background in Business Development which started in the wellness, beauty care, retail education training, brand development, sales and marketing. She is an expert on electrolyzed water technology from alkaline drinking water and beverages products to Acidic water for skin. She specializes in Business Development and has founded and developed four separate business entities related to wellness product development, distribution, marketing, media relations, education and working with the FDA on technical and legal issues relating to electrolyzed water.

Julia Brulia

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ECOSPA360
Human Resources/Corporate Liason

Julia Brulia, PHR graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, a minor in psychology and a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counselor Training.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Administration and Industrial Labor from Saint Francis University. Julia earned her PHR certification in 2006 and has been a member of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1996.  She has over 23 years of experience in the HR field as a HR consultant and trainer. 

Melody Badgett

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1% for the Planet
Vice President, Marketing and Acquisitions

Melody came to 1% for the Planet because of her passion for the environment and appreciation for the way the organization partners with businesses to promote environmental change. She hopes to help 1% FTP grow its brand and partner network and build the value of the 1% network for all involved—member companies, environmental organizations, and consumers.

Sue Harvey Brown

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Patagonia Footwear
Marketing Manager

Sue leads the marketing efforts for Patagonia Footwear, one of Wolverine World Wide, Inc.’s portfolio of 12 owned and licensed brands (the company is the global footwear licensee for Patagonia, Inc.).

Jennifer Vervier

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New Belgium Brewing Company
Director of Strategic Development and Sustainability

Jennifer started on the bottling line at New Belgium Brewing Company over 18 years ago.  She became NBB’s first Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer.  As the Director of Strategic Development and Sustainability her responsibilities include the sustainability management system, corporate responsibility reporting, greenhouse gas accounting, natural resource management, legislative advocacy, philanthropy, public/private partnerships, strategic planning, and property development.  Jenn’s a collaborator and a connector, creating opportunities to expand New Belgium’s busin

Toni J. Bellafiore

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American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
Organizational Development Consultant

T.J. brings a diverse background as an organizational change consultant, working with Fortune 500 and Fortune 200 companies to educate leaders and implement successful change projects that positively impact their employees, their profitability, and their communities.

New Garden

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New Garden
Band

"New Garden" is the re-emergence of the band formerly known as Garden, or Garden Variety. The sound is a blend of folk rock and groove, with an emphasis on melody and vocals, while featuring acoustic guitar and violin.  Originally based in Los Angeles, Garden released two CD’s on the San Francisco label, Racer Records. Garden went dormant for a few years while singer songwriters Linda and Doug Moldawsky relocated & adjusted to life in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

Amena Lee Schlaikjer

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The Wellness Works
Wellness Innovator

A world traveler from her father’s background in diplomacy, Amena grew up moving cities every 2-3 years since her birth to an aboriginal Taiwanese mother and Danish-Dutch-American father.  Having spent 20 of those years in different parts of Greater China, she returned in 2004 to pursue a career building expertise in brand marketing for the Health/Beauty/Lifestyle sectors.  Combining her China Studies from Columbia University and Fashion Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she started off her career working on marketing and operations projects for small boutiques i

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