Talent List

TALENT LIST – VEGFEST LOS ANGELES 2016

ALL THE TALENT AT VEGFEST LOS ANGELES 2016!

Brian Turner – Vegan Physique Competitor

Thick Solid Tight

Athlete Panel

https://www.youtube.com/user/HumerusFitness


Vegspiration Tent – 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

Q and A Tent

My name is Brian Turner and I’m an 9 year natural vegan bodybuilder who’s here to relate, teach a bit and have fun with you guys through my videos!
I live in San Diego, California and was born on September 23, 1992!
I’m here to teach you from all that I’ve learned from being a bodybuilder and lifting (with leg day days) for over 9+ years, as well as being certified for 4+ years. No BS here just straight knowledge from myself to you, feel free to ask questions you’d like me to make videos to!
For business inquires/booking e-mail humerusfitness@gmail.com
Check me out on instagram @thicksolidtight
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Darden

Sister band with four-part harmonies

http://www.dardensisters.com

Main Stage

Four sisters, four-part vocal harmonies, ten musical instruments (and growing) and four prolific songwriters all adds up to – DARDEN! Selah (20), Clarah (19), Havilah (17), and Tabithah (16). Darden is an alternative vocal group from Fullerton, California. As four of six children, the girls began singing at an early age, traveling in an RV across America with their parents – singing at churches, community centers, nursing facilities, and special events. With each new birth came an addition to the Darden Family Singers and a new little passenger in the RV. The girls loved living on the road. They took delight in their ability to meet new people and share their music and faith with others. They were content with their life on the road and didn’t mind that a small space in a RV was where they slept, ate, played, and were schooled. It became known as “home.” Together, they saw America, shared their talents, laughed, fought, dreamt, wrote, sang and made music. Their place called “home” encompasses all that they collectively know and value in this world as a family.
Soon, the girls began seeking out their own opportunities to develop their talents as singers, songwriters, and musicians. Selah plays the violin, piano, and ukulele. Clarah plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, ukulele, and banjo. Havilah plays guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. Tabithah, the youngest, plays the up-right bass, acoustic bass, electric bass, mandolin, and ukulele. They began singing in four-part harmony along with playing their instruments.
Most recently they have changed up their vocal style to reflect their influences – a hybrid of Folk, Americana, Pop, Country, and Blue Grass, creating a distinctive original sound dubbed Alternative Americana. With a vocal style reminiscent of The Eagles and the crossover potential of bands like Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, and the The Zac Brown Band, Darden is carving their own lane through the current musical landscape. Their musical statement, built on a foundation of great songs, a wholesome image, and musical talent well beyond their years, is a refreshing antidote to today’s music scene. They are developing into prolific songwriters with sensitive and thought- provoking lyrics and strong melodies that float through effortless harmonies. The Darden journey is not about fortune or fame, but rather about sharing their music and faith with the world. They hope that their music comes to life so that when others hear it they will be inspired and let their own lights shine.
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Gene Baur – Farm Sanctuary President and Co-Founder

vegan activist best selling author

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

http://www.farmsanctuary.org/living

Main Stage
– 3:40 PM to 4:25 PM

Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our system of cheap food production.
A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, documenting the deplorable conditions that exist. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals.
Gene has also testified in courts and before local, state, and federal legislative bodies, advocating for better conditions for farm animals. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, andThe Wall Street Journal. Gene has published two bestsellers, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food (Scribner, 2008) and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life (Rodale, 2015), which he co-authored with Forks Over Knives author Gene Stone. Through his writing and his international speaking engagements, Gene provides simple actionable solutions coupled with a compassion-first approach to help us be the change we wish to see in treatment toward animals and in our food system.
Gene began his activist career selling veggie hotdogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts to fund farm animal rescues. Today, he serves as president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, with shelters in New York and California. Providing rescue, refuge, and adoption for hundreds of farm animals each year, Farm Sanctuary shelters enable visitors to connect with farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals. Gene believes these animals stand as ambassadors for the billions of factory farm animals who have no voice, and he has dedicated his career to advocating on their behalf.
Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University. In 2015, Gene was granted an Associate appointment in Health, Behavior, and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this prestigious position, Gene is focused on implementing courses related to evidence-based work on diet and farming as it aligns to Farm Sanctuary’s goals of shedding light on factory farming’s threat to public health, the environment and animal welfare.
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Happy Healthy Vegan – Healthy People

Keep it Carbed, Baby!

Social Media Panel

http://happyhealthyvegan.org


Vegspiration Tent – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Q and A Tent

Join this late 40’s So Cal couple, Anji and Ryan, on their vegan journey. Look forward to 3 to 5 videos per week, offering something for everyone, vegan or otherwise. We showcase how easy and fun it is to be an active vegan, and how a healthy diet and exercise can change your life for the better. Our topics are widespread, including cooking demos, on the go vlogs, news reports, interviews, social media responses, and much more. The music in our videos is created by us, as well. You can check out our band, Lovespirals, on YouTube.
Saving animals and the environment starts with a simple change in diet; come take that first step with us!
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High Carb Hannah – Vegan Social Media

Vegspiration Tent

(TBD)

http://www.rawtillwhenever.com

Learning Kitchen – 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Q and A Tent

Hannah has lost over 70 pounds following a whole foods plant based diet and has shared that entire journey here on her YouTube channel. Her main focus is helping people achieve their best health through both mind and body. She has a focus on eating whole foods, mainly potatoes, rice, beans, and other starches in their least processed state. Hannah makes recipe videos, what she eats videos, and talks about the many other aspects of living a healthy life including positive thoughts, self love, the law of attraction, healthy relationships, motivating yourself, living minimally and doing the best for not only our selves but the environment, animals and people on this planet as well.MORE INFO!
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hot chocolate fitness

so fresh and so real.. real.

Athlete Panel

http://www.hotchocolatefitness.com

Q and A Tent – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

milan ross : author,tv personality ,speaker
Will Tucker : co-author,4x nautral body building champion,speaker and trainer
Ndem Nkem : powerlifter,speaker,trainer & entrepreneur
John Lewis : speaker ,trainer,entrepreneur,documentary filmmaker  & app developer.
A panel of vegan brothas ; Joining together to talk about their athletic endeavors, spread the word about veganism,hot button social issues and give you their honest real talk take on everything.you don’t want to miss this.
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It’s Mandarin – Vegan Social Media

Vegspiration Tent

Beauty Panel


Vegspiration Tent – 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Q and A Tent

Amanda has a passion for food and makeup and although a full-time student, she still finds time to share videos and pics of her favorite vegan recipes and makeup products.

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Joanna Burke (Jojo)

Jojo’s Dance Divas & Dudes

http://jojodd.com

Joanna Burke (Jojo) started dancing at age 3. With the knowledge that ballet is the basis of all dance, she studied at Arizona’s professional ballet company. Jojo very much enjoys tap and hip hop, and has a great passion for jazz and lyrical, including contemporary. She had the opportunity to travel and compete before she began training and working in Hollywood. She is fortunate to have trained and worked with some of the top choreographers from hit television shows. Through apprenticing at a young age, she developed a love for teaching and choreographing for children of all ages. By the age of 17 she was teaching and choreographing professionally, has won several choreography awards and in 2011 started Jojo’s Dance Divas & Dudes. Whether your child participates in dance for fun, exercise, as a creative outlet, to build self confidence, or aspires to a career in dance, Jojo’s years of study, dedication, enthusiasm and love of this art has given her the tools to help all her students achieve their goals.MORE INFO!
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Koya Webb – International Certified Holistic Health Coach and Speaker

International Holistic Health Coach

Athlete Panel

http://www.koyawebb.com


Vegspiration Tent – 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Koya Webb is an internationally recognized holistic health and wellness expert, author, motivational speaker, professional fitness model who is helping revolutionize raw/vegan cuisine, yoga and the holistic living landscape.
Koya is know as a “transformational specialist” when it comes to helping people reach their goals. Her life changing 3-10 day mind and body detox retreats, inspiring fitness and nutrition plans, and book “Koya’s Kuisine: Foods You Love That Love You Back!” help people make positive lifestyle changes that maximize their ability to cultivate self love, lose weight, increase energy, reverse life-threating conditions and experience optimal health through a holistic and active lifestyle.
Koya is a highly regarded expert source and editorial contributor with the national media online and with appearances on NBC, CBS, and the Steve Harvey Show. Her holistic health, detox and lifestyle tips have been featured in Essence, Oxygen, Vegan Health and Fitness, Max Sport and Fitness, and Muscle and Performance among others.
Koya’s mission is to spread love conscienousness mentally, spiritual, and physically worldwide.
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Mic the Vegan – Vegan Social Media

Q&A Tent

https://www.patreon.com/micthevegan

Q and A Tent – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mic the Vegan is a vegan science writer that covers a variety of topics from the health effects of a vegan diet and the environmental impact of eating animal products to the sociological phenomenon of casual animal exploitation. Based in the U.S., he regularly tackles debunking the myths that perpetuate harmful dietary and lifestyle behaviors – all with a drop of humor that only he thinks is funny.MORE INFO!
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Nina & Randa

Vegan singer/songwriting twin duo

Social Media Panel

http://www.ninaandranda.com

Main Stage

Vegspiration Tent – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Youtube stars and lifelong vegan identical twins Nina and Randa Nelson are singer/songwriter/performers who started singing and dancing before they could walk.
On their popular youtube channel NinaandRanda, they delight in introducing a whole new generation of kids to the many benefits of the vegan lifestyleMORE INFO!
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Peaceful Ninjas

Inner, Outer and World Peace

http://www.peacefulninjas.org

Peaceful Ninjas is a holistic peace education movement empowering youth to co-create world peace by merging ancient and modern mindfulness practices. We offer educational programs at a wide and diverse variety of schools, youth organizations and at-risk centers throughout Los Angeles. Peaceful Ninjas is a fiscally sponsored 501c3 non profit program under EarthWays in Malibu, CA. Peaceful Ninjas helps youth between 18 months and 18 years old who are underprivileged, low-income, homeless, inner city, autistic and at-risk. We are currently teaching mindfulness and social emotional programs as part of a curriculum that we plan to scale across the United States and Globally. We offer community outreach and mindfulness enrichment programs at no cost to these groups. They are educated on the benefits of organic food and healthy eating.

Steam Article: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1132&context=steam

 

Zachariah Fisher’s Bio

Zachariah’s classes are known for their high energy, student driven curriculum and experiential teaching style. Starting his teaching career as the youngest PE coach in the LAUSD, he founded Camps which serviced over 1,500 kids in Los Angeles and offered activities including a wide variety of Sports, Martial Arts, Yoga and Drumming.
 

Zachariah has traveled extensively to South East Asia and India where he studied Eastern Philosophy, Martial Arts, Taoist Qi Gong and a variety of Yogic disciplines, which are now infused into the rhythm of the Peaceful Ninjas Platform. He has dedicated his life to empowering youth the world over and is fully committed to seeing that mission through as the Founder of Peaceful Ninjas.MORE INFO!

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Rawvana – Vegan Bi-lingual Social Media

Learning Kitchen

(TBD)

http://rawvana.com/

Learning Kitchen – 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Yovana Mendoza, better known across the internet as Rawvana, is one of the leading voices (in both English and Spanish) championing the low-fat raw vegan diet known as 80/10/10.

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Roxette Arisa – Vegan Social Media

Vegspiration Tent

Beauty Panel

https://roxettearisa.com/


Vegspiration Tent – 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Roxette has been a competitive skater for over 19 years.  Now, she’s turned her energy toward educating women everywhere how to look incredible without cruelty.

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Stella Rae – Awesomeness

love, community, compassion, growth.

Social Media Panel

https://www.youtube.com/user/vlogmakeupbeauty


Vegspiration Tent – 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

love, community, compassion, growth.

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Supreme Banana – Social Media

Vegan Metalhead Youtuber

Social Media Panel


Vegspiration Tent – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Q and A Tent

Vegan metalhead youtuber who’s a s$%^ chef & laughs much too loud!

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The Turners

Turn it out, Turn it up

Main Stage – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

They’re BACK!  The Turners have been playing at WorldFest for the past few years and are gonna burn up the stage again this year.  The band consists of some of L.A.’s finest musicians (several are Grammy Winners!) and have been such a favorite we have to have them back every chance we get!MORE INFO!
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Vegan Black Metal Chef – Vegan Black Metal Chef

Bringing consciousness to your life

http://veganblackmetalchef.com

Learning Kitchen – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Brian Manowitz, aka “The Vegan Black Metal Chef” hosts a cooking show that explores a variety of easy Asian, Indian, North American, South American, Italian, Middle Eastern, kosher and other global vegan meals. Packed with humor, music, and visual effects… This is the most fun way to learn vegan vegetarian cooking ever.MORE INFO!
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