Event Information

The Event

Please join us for our fundraiser on Friday, January 4th, 2019 from 4-10pm!


Tickets for the event are $35 and include a three course plant-based dinner (gluten-free options available). Remember to bring your takeaway container for leftovers! The the cutoff for pre-ticket sales is 12/27/18. Tickets at the door are $40 and LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

Become a Vendor

We love supporting other plant-based businesses! Interested in being a vendor? The vendor fee is $50 per person and includes dinner and the program. We have special rates for non-profits so please contact us. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE for VENDORS. First come, first serve.

The Venue

This event from 4pm to 10pm at Spruce Mountain, 14771 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118

Please Note: Living with Harmony is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where we can live in harmony with each other. To be most effective and to allow for growth, this requires reaching out beyond our own community. It is for this reason that we want to be forthright that our fundraiser is taking place at Spruce Mountain Ranch, a wedding and corporate event center that also operates as a working ranch. This space, along with the food and entertainment, were kindly offered to us as a donation following an unforeseen cancellation of another event. As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of others and we are taking full advantage of this gift to spread our message of compassion and love for
all. All of the proceeds will directly support Living With Harmony and our mission to acquire land so that we can help preserve nature and our native wildlife.

Dress Code

Dress to make yourself smile! We want you to be comfortable and have fun. 


Hors D'oeuvres

SWEET CORN GAZPACHO | avocado brunoise, aleppo chile, basil glass gf

RATATOUILLE STUFFED MUSHROOM | harvest vegetables, fresh herbs, light gratin crush




SOUTHWESTERN QUINOA STUFFED BELL PEPPER | roasted poblano peppers and corn, wilted spinach, black beans, cilantro pesto gf

BLACK LENTIL AND BIBB SALAD | red bell pepper, shaved red onion, baby tomato, kalamata olives, crispy chickpeas, mint, lemon oregano vinaigrette gf

MINI FORAGER’S PIE | wild mushroom, caramelized onion, garden peas, whipped yukon golds gf

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH | red grapes, crispy sage gf

Remember to bring your containers! We strive to be minimal waste, and, as this is a buffet, we anticipate there will be extra food. Plus who doesn't love leftovers?

*UWL-Compliant meals available



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Speakers & Schedule


We have Erica Sodos as our Emcee for the evening and her amazing magic in-between speakers! Doors open at 4pm. (Schedule is subject to change)


Cooking demo and lecture by JL Fields on her new cookbook "Vegan Meal Prep" for creating healthy habits during the week.


"The Stunning Intelligence of Animals and Why We Should Collaborate with Them to Save the Planet" by Kristal Parks


Appetizers and socializing

Dinner and evening program begins

John Pierre with be speaking about Living with Harmony’s mission. 

JoAnn Farb is going to share her journey from microbiologist to vegan activist and radical parent. Her daughter, Sarina Farb, will share her own perspective on the question, “Is it wrong for vegan parents to ‘force’ their veganism on their children?”

Dr. Christina Miller  My Beautiful Immune System

Dessert and Intermission


Scott Jurek Vegan Vegan Ultra Marathoner

Dr. Laurie Marbas will be speaking on lifestyle medicine how it could save your life! Jason Cohen, one of the cofounders of healthy human revolution, will show you the trailer for his new documentary! 

Anthony Masiello will present on Real World Lifestyle Transformations


Flood Theatre Improv


Erica Sodos

Erica Sodos will be our magical mistress of ceremonies for the evening! As a magician, mentalist and psychic entertainer, Erica will enchant and amaze with her magic and mind blowing mysteries, she will introduce speakers, help the night run smoothly and engage the audience with comedy and lots of audience interaction.

For more than 25 years Erica Sodos has been entertaining and enchanting audiences all over the world. She has made over 5000 appearances nationwide and is a speaker, magician, psychic entertainer, emcee, actress and one of the few female mentalists in the world. In addition to extraordinary magical demonstrations, Erica is known for her incredible memory and can memorize an entire Time magazine cover to cover in less than two hours. Due to continuous packed houses, Erica’s monthly show The Magic Within, Psychic Explorations with Erica Sodos is one of the longest running solo shows in Denver. Erica is a compassionate vegan and animal rights activist and is excited to be sharing her talents at this fundraiser in service of protecting our beloved mother earth.



John Pierre

John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others through his expertise in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment and improvement. While sometimes referred to as a “Trainer to the Stars” because he trains celebrities, rock-stars, and Fortune 500 Executives, John has a wide range of clientele, including military personnel, hard-core athletes, and many people with diverse backgrounds and fitness levels. His website is www.johnpierre.com.

Anthony Masiello​

Anthony Masiello has been working in healthcare for more than 20 years. After earning a BS in computer science, he started his career at the National Institutes of Health working on the Human Genome Project. After overcoming morbid obesity and a series of other health issues himself, he learned that there is a better way and shifted once again. Anthony is now focused on helping people to avoid, prevent, and reverse disease by adopting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle on a whole foods plant-based diet. Anthony is a whole food plant-based speaker, educator, writer, and coach. He lectures nationally, sharing his personal testimonial, and unpacking the mindset and behavior elements that lead to sustained success. He co-founded the Healthy Human Revolution to bring awareness, education, and support for lifestyle intervention to the masses. His story has been featured on the Megyn Kelly Today show, on PBS, in The Huffington Post, in the bestselling book Eat to Live, and by Forks Over Knives, Runners World, Plant Pure, and numerous radio shows, podcasts, and articles. Anthony is a nationally certified food addiction counselor, is certified in plant-based nutrition, and is working toward his national board certification in health & wellness coaching using positive psychology. ​His website is www.healthyhumanrevolution.com/

JoAnn Farb

JoAnn Farb is a former Microbiologist with a global pharmaceutical company, a nutrition educator, the mother of two life-long vegan daughters and the author of, Compassionate Souls — Raising the Next Generation to Change the World. She is working on her third book, Gluten — The Science that Explains the Popularity of Paleo, Low-Carb and Keto, which which will explain why some people fail to thrive on plant-based diets while making the case to those who must avoid gluten that they can best reduce their future risk of chronic disease by going WFPB. She has a website and blog at www.JoAnnFarb.com.


JoAnn’s daughter, Sarina Farb, will be co-presenting. Sarina is a life-long vegan who holds degrees in Biochemistry and Policy Studies. She blogs at BornVegan.ORG

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA

Laurie Marbas, MD, MBA is double board certified family medicine and lifestyle medicine physician utilizing a whole food plant based diet for the past 7 years. She worked with Dr. Joel Fuhrman creating a new medical model combining the power of nutrient dense foods and intensive clinical psychological therapy to treat not only food addiction but chronic disease. She currently is the Managing Editor for the Plantrician Project’s International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention and works closely with the journal’s Editor in Chief, Dr. Kim Williams. The journal is focused on plant-based research and bringing this important work to the forefront of modern medicine and the general public. She is currently bringing the message of plant based nutrition to patients in their homes via telemedicine.

She graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine where she was awarded the Gold Headed Cane. She also attended her family medicine residency at Texas Tech. She wrote seven books while in medical school, six of which were in a series called “Visual Mnemonics”. These books used cartoons to help memorize vast amounts of information, which helped her when she was a mom attending medical school. She is a USAF veteran having served in the Middle East and South America. She is a wife, mom of three grown children, and an avid runner.

Christina Miller, MD

Christina Miller, MD, FACEP is a board-certified emergency and integrative medicine physician. After training at Denver Health, working for 10 years in the ER, and serving as past-president of Colorado ACEP (American College of Emergency Medicine), she radically changed her practice to lifesyle medicine, due to her own inflammatory disease and feeling overwhelmed with the amount of chronic illness she witnessed daily in the ER. She re-trained in nutrition, lifestyle, and integrative medicine, and now works with patients to prevent, improve, and even reverse chronic illness. She is founder of EatandLiveHealthfully.com, works in a clinic in Aspen Colorado, and is helping establish integrative medicine programs at Aspen Valley Hospital and The Aspen Club. Above all, she is dedicated to helping people realize these nutrition and lifestyle changes are not only essential to long-term optimal health, but can be sustainable and fun!

Scott Jurek

Named one of the greatest runners of all time, Scott Jurek has become a living legend.  He has claimed victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events including the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and—his signature race—the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times. Scott has also taken the running world by storm with his 2015 Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days—and the United States all-surface record in the 24-Hour Run with 165.7 miles: 6.5 marathons in one day.

Off the trail, Scott is a New York Times-bestselling author of Eat & Run and NORTH, has been prominently featured in countless publications, and is a star of the international bestseller, Born To Run.

A passionate advocate for vegetarianism, he follows a 100% plant-based diet, which he credits for his endurance, recovery and consistent twenty year racing career. He believes that everyone can run an ultra and everyone can access their body’s innate capacity to heal. Through writing, public speaking, and consulting, Scott takes joy in encouraging people of all fitness levels to take the next step toward vibrant health.

JL Fields

JL Fields is a vegan chef, coach, and consultant. She is the founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy and a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. JL is the author of several cookbooks, including Vegan Meal Prep: Ready-To-Go Meals and Snacks for Healthy Plant-Based EatingVegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains and One-Pot Meals in Minutes and The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors. She writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette.


Kristal Parks

Kristal Parks, M.A., is a biologist, elephant conservationist, author, activist, environmentalist and visionary.

For two years she lived as a hermit in the intimate embrace of a forest and what she learned there guides her vision. Also, Kristal was a human shield for threatened Mayans during Guatemala’s civil war; volunteered in refugee camps in South East Asia; helped end apartheid in South Africa; was imprisoned 11 months (including 4 1/2 months in solitary confinement) for non-violent peace actions.

In 2005, Kristal founded Pachyderm Power! Love in Action for Elephants which worked 10 years to stop elephant genocide in Kenya. Kristal weaves a tapestry of justice woven from various shades, hues and strands of interconnected liberation movements.

She holds a B.Sc. in Biology and an M.A. in Justice, Peace and Social Transformation 

Sustainable You Fundraiser

Sustainable You Fundraiser

Start your year off with Living with Harmony’s New Years Fundraiser.

Living with Harmony is able to offer this exclusive fundraiser thanks to the generous donation of someone who believes in our cause. At this event, we will host accomplished guest lecturers who have incredible stories to share (such as Scott Jurek, the Ultramarathoner and Kristal Parks, an elephant conservationist). There will also be a cooking demo by JL Fields, a silent auction, live DJ, and MORE. And, of course, your ticket includes a delicious dinner!

Our goal is to improve our outreach and fund new programs.

Event Details

Day: January 4th, 2019
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm
Venue: Spruce Mountain

14771 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118

What is Living with Harmony?​

Living with Harmony is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization designed to protect, heal, and transform the lives of people and animals, and to preserve the environment for future generations. LWH is designing a safe and sustainable place to educate and inspire individuals to lead compassionate, respectful, healthy lives, where they can interact with and participate in the care of animals, taking the restorative experience to new levels.

We are currently searching for property where we can expand our current operation and help even more people and animals.

How is my donation used?​

Living with Harmony appreciates every dollar earned and consciously spends every penny. Our team works around the clock to spread compassion and knowledge. Co-Founder John Pierre lectures across the nation in schools, nursing centers, and at conferences to share his wisdom on health and wellness of the body and mind. And Co-Founder Andrea Rose provides care and love for abused and neglected animals. In addition, we support other local organizations who share our mission of making a better world, such as Child Project Save who fights human trafficking and Colorado Pet Pantry, a food bank for family pets. 


Your dollar will make a difference in this world by donating it to Living with Harmony.


Start off the year right

Tickets for the event are $35 and include a three course plant-based dinner (gluten-free options available). Remember to bring your takeaway container for leftovers! The cutoff for pre-ticket sales is 12/27/18. Tickets at the door are $40 and LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

Become a Vendor

We love supporting other plant-based businesses! Interested in being a vendor? The vendor fee is $50 per person and includes dinner and the program. We have special rates for non-profits so please contact us. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE for VENDORS. First come, first serve.