|Region 1 (MA, VT, RI) ▼|
Sophie Duncan is currently living in Morocco, conducting a Fulbright research project on traditional food products in modern Morocco. Her research focuses particularly on ideas about authenticity and how Moroccans are able to use innovation and creativity to keep traditional foods prevalent and relevant. Sophie has also been working with Slow Food Maroc to nominate a variety of products to the Ark of Taste. When she returns to North America in the fall, Sophie hopes to work on food justice issues and farm-to-fork accessibility. She loves to cook and eat, loves being outdoors, and is excited to meet all the other delegates at Terra Madre in October!
|Shannon Eldredge and Brett Tolley|
Brett Tolley is from a four-generation small-scale commercial fishing family. Currently the community organizer for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, he is also involved in the Slow Fish International campaign as well as the budding Slow Fish USA charting committee.
|Albert and Eleanor Leger|
|Region 2 (ME, NH) ▼|
|Spencer Montgomery and Amanda Parks|
For the past 10 years, Shawn Saindon has been working as a musician, seafood wholesaler and, more recently, pursuing a passion as a cheese maker. SUPPORT THIS DELEGATE ►
Cory Whitney is a Human Ecologist and Ethnobotanist interested in the relationship between the traditional uses of plants and the consequent preservation of culture and biodiversity. He has worked with farmers and wild collectors in the far North Atlantic (Iceland and the Faroe Islands), for indigenous peoples' organizations in Southeast Asia (Laos and Vietnam), and now works with farmers in southwestern Uganda cataloging traditional knowledge and diversity of plants and their uses. He comes to the Slow Food USA delegation eager to support Slow Food biodiversity initiatives, and to establish gardens in Uganda under the 10,000 Food Gardens in Africa
|Region 3 (NY, NJ, CT) ▼|
|Gina Aufiero and Ralph Loglisci|
|Judiann Carmack-Fayy and Bryan Futerman|
|Susan Knapp and Dan Wilson|
|Don Dale Lewis|
|Sally Ann Parsons|
|Region 4 (OH, PA, MD, WV, DC) ▼|
|Mark Anthony Arceno|
|Rachel Tayse Baillieul|
Alexander Razavi is a senior biochemistry, pre-medicine student at Case Western Reserve University. He has been working at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at the Case Western School of Medicine since August 2012. Alex’s interests in food as it relates to public health, medicine, and science have led him to start Case Western’s own Slow Food campus chapter as well as develop an individual research project studying the human immune response to Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops. Slow Food has had a significant impact on Alex’s career goals and he would like to pursue a career in medicine, serving as both a physician and research scientist. Alex is interested in pursuing scientific and public health initiatives that can enhance the future of food, healthcare, and the environment.
|Region 5 (NC, SC, VA) ▼|
|Phil Blank and April McGreger|
|Anna Brogan Mann|
|Kevin E. Mitchell|
|Region 6 (GA, FL) ▼|
|Kevin J. Anderson|
|Jennifer Hill Booker and Asha Gomez|
|Gathegu Cecila Gatungo and Jamila Norman|
|Yolanda Gomez and Tirso Moreno|
|Gabby Othon Lothrop|
|Althea and Matthew Raiford|
|Region 7 (KY, TN, AL, LA, MS) ▼|
Paige Rabalais of Marksville, Louisiana founded Slow Food Avoyelles and the Marksville Farmers' Market (the chapter's public outreach) in 2007. Over the past several years, Paige has also spearheaded the Avoyelles Public Charter School's Edible Schoolyard, put on a community festival welcoming Alice Waters, and created a monthly community event "First Thursdays on the Square" to attract people to Marksville's historic downtown.
|Region 8 (IL, IN, IA) ▼|
|Cortney Ahern, Jennifer Breckner and Stefanie Garcia|
|Teresa A. Birtles|
|Breanne Heath and Elspeth McGarvy|
|The Scrumptious Pantry|
|Region 9 (WI, MI, MN, ND, SD) ▼|
|Ryan James Burk|
|Linda Jo Doctor|
|Bekah Galange, Sandra Halladay, Phil Jones and Kathryn Underwood|
|Dr. Oran B. Hesterman|
With more than 35 years in the field, Oran B. Hesterman is a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems. He currently serves as president/CEO of Fair Food Network, a national nonprofit that pioneers win/win/win solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies, and increase access to healthy food— especially in our most underserved communities. In just five years, Fair Food Network’s signature program, Double Up Food Bucks, has become a national model for healthy food incentives. Hesterman’s 2011 book, Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All, was heralded by The New York Times as “an important, accessible book on a crucial subject” and is required reading at 25 colleges and universities. Before launching Fair Food Network, Hesterman served as a program director at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and taught at Michigan State University.
|Jamie Holding Eagle and Prairie Rose Seminole|
|Region 10 (KS, MO, NE, AR) ▼|
|Brian Desmet, Joshua Galliano and Brian Pelletier|
|Lisa Waterman Gray|
Ever since sharing meals with students in her graduate international dorm — from Japan, Nigeria, Micronesia, Thailand, Iraq and other countries — international cuisine has fascinated Lisa Waterman Gray. While working as a restaurant cook and later a reviewer, catering associate and culinary school assistant, her passion for good food has continued to grow. As a professional writer she's also been blessed to write about food/restaurants/chefs for USAToday.com, Delta Sky, the Kansas City Star, Ladies’ Home Journal, and several state and AAA magazines. Over the last few years serving as a board member for Slow Food Kansas City, she has become much more aware of how the quality and source of our food directly impacts quality of life. The opportunity to share this viewpoint with others from around the world is why she can’t wait to participate in Terre Madre/Salon del Gusto.
|Lisa Griffith and Jacob Knerr|