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)
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
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 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 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 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!
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 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 Eating, Vegan 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, 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