Our Speakers &

Workshop Leaders

The GAPS Diet
Anna Hammalian, Certified GAPs Practitioner

Anna HammalianAnna Hammalian is among the few health care advocates that are Certified as a GAPS practitioner. She works closely with children & adults with Autism, ADD, ADHD, Asthma, Allergies, autoimmune disorders and much more. Through Diet, Detolification and Supplementation, Anna has seen transformations in her clients while healing through the GAPS program.

Home Beer Brewing
Dr. Dan Berisford, Brew Meister

Dan BerisfordA winner of the Sierra Madre Homebrew Festival, Dan has been home brewing since 2004. He currently teaches introductory beer brewing classes at Culture Club 101 in Pasadena, which covers basic brewing techniques, as well as organic and gluten free brewing options. Dan got his start in home brewing while pursuing a PhD in Aerospace Engoneering/Fluid Dynamics from the University of Texas at Austin. His current brewing interests include gluten-free brewing and brewing with non-traditional ingredients.

Brewing Kombucha
Hannah Crum, Kombucha Kamp

Hannah CrumHannah Crum, is the creator of Kombucha Kamp and has mentored 1000's of home brewers around the world. She has
been featured as The Kombucha Mamma on the Veria Network as well as in BevNet, Whole Life Times Magazine, LA Times Best Bets, Vital Juice and many more. Her speaking engagements include the Freestone Fermentation Festival, Eat Real Festival, Green Festival, and the upcoming Weston A Price Conference in Santa Clara (November 2012). www.KombuchaKamp.com

Sharing the Secret of Raw Milk
Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures Dairy Co.

Mark McAfeeFounder of Organic Pastures Dairy Co., Mark is internationally recognized as an expert in raw milk production and regularly speaks throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is an experienced medical educator and tirelessly works to “Share the Secret” of raw milk and it’s amazing health benefits. www.OrganicPastures.com

Cooking, Gaps Style
Monica Ford, Traditional Foods Chef

Monica FordMonica Ford, a Traditional Foods chef, Monica caters to celebrities with fast-paced careers, & works with health practitioners who believe Real Food is an important
building block for lasting health in their patients. Monica also offers classes and private coaching in traditional food preparations like Yogurt , Kombucha, Lacto-Fermented Sodas, Sauerkraut, Kimchee, Sourcing Food Locally, Home Cooking and more. Monica's Mantra? Get Real. Be Well. www.RealFoodDevotee.com

Grass-Fed Beef on a Budget
John de Bruin, Dey Dey's Best Beef Ever

John deBruinOwner of Dey Dey's Best Beef ever, has a small cattle ranch near Santa Barbara where he follows the brilliant sustainability protocols created by Joel Salatin. John is passionate about educating the public about the amazing benefits of eating natural, grass-fed beef and chicken. www.BestBeefEver.com

Growing It Forward
Nysha Dahlgren, Ardenwoods Edibles

Nysha DahlgrenCreator of Ardenwoods Edibles, a small wholesale culinary nursery in Pasadena, Nysha has been involved in growing food since she was 8. Every year Nysha and her father would plan and plant a backyard plot that raised everything from tomatoes to pumpkins. Currently studying to be a Holistic Nutritionist and a Psychology of Eating Coach, Nysha is also educated in Sociology and Landscape Architecture. www.ArdenwoodsEdibles.com


Raw Milk Cheese Making for the Home Kitchen
Steve Rudicel & Gloria Putnam, Mariposa Creamery

Rudicel and PutnamSteve Rudicel & Gloria Putnam are the owners of Mariposa Creamery, a micro-dairy at the historic Zane Grey Estate in the suburban neighborhood of Altadena, in the foothills north east of Los Angeles. Steve and Gloria keep approximately 10 Nubian goats, milk them by hand, and make a variety of cultured milk products including cheeses.  Their cheeses are not for sale, however they specialize in teaching you how to make your own dairy products from high-quality & cruelty-free milk you can buy at the store. www.MariposaCreamery.com

The Art of Beekeeping
Janet Andrews and Kelly Yrarrazaval, Backyard Bees

BackYard BeeKeepersJanet Andrews and Kelly Yrarrázaval, co-founders of Backyard Bees, Inc., began rescuing and relocating local honeybee colonies in 2007. With the plight of the honeybee in decline, women, beekeepers, gardeners and mothers have joined Janet and Kelly to bring back the craft of beekeeping and heighten awareness of the value of growing and harvesting food sources locally and sustainably. Janet and Kelly will discuss the store of their success as honey producers, beekeeping basics and the benefits of pure honey. www.BackyardBees.net