PAST EVENT SPEAKERS

Gather Seattle Past Event Speakers 

At each Gather Seattle event we invite influential women and men from the PNW food and design communities to share stories to inspire and facilitate creative conversation. . 

Liz Pachaud and Brandin Myett - Speakers, March 2017 Liz Pachaud is the roaster and co-owner of Honor Society Coffee.  She is also a longtime animal protection advocate who has previously worked undercover to expose animal abuse on factory farms and slaughterhouses, leading to unprecedented legal victories for animals and food safety protections across the US.  Brandin Myett is a career chef, the founder and co-owner of Juicebox Seattle and the co-owner Honor Society Coffee. Brandin applies his culinary expertise to plant based cuisine in order to enhance its esteem in gastronomy and invigorate its perception.  

Liz Pachaud and Brandin Myett - Speakers, March 2017

Liz Pachaud is the roaster and co-owner of Honor Society Coffee.  She is also a longtime animal protection advocate who has previously worked undercover to expose animal abuse on factory farms and slaughterhouses, leading to unprecedented legal victories for animals and food safety protections across the US.  Brandin Myett is a career chef, the founder and co-owner of Juicebox Seattle and the co-owner Honor Society Coffee. Brandin applies his culinary expertise to plant based cuisine in order to enhance its esteem in gastronomy and invigorate its perception.  

Caroline Hinchliff (photo by Leesa King) - Speaker, February 2017 Caroline is a certified nutritionist and yoga teacher who loves the outdoors. She spent more than a decade in Seattle's food scene, working in some of the city's busiest, most elegant restaurants and leading culinary tours through Pike Place Market. In 2014, she left her urban life behind to backpack 2,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon, and Washington. It was an epic 5-month journey that truly changed her perspective on health, happiness, and what really matters in this life. Now Caroline holds a master's degree in nutrition and runs her own business, Ahimsa Nutrition & Wellness. She is passionate about helping people improve their relationship with food so they can feel their absolute best--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Caroline Hinchliff (photo by Leesa King) - Speaker, February 2017

Caroline is a certified nutritionist and yoga teacher who loves the outdoors. She spent more than a decade in Seattle's food scene, working in some of the city's busiest, most elegant restaurants and leading culinary tours through Pike Place Market. In 2014, she left her urban life behind to backpack 2,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon, and Washington. It was an epic 5-month journey that truly changed her perspective on health, happiness, and what really matters in this life. Now Caroline holds a master's degree in nutrition and runs her own business, Ahimsa Nutrition & Wellness. She is passionate about helping people improve their relationship with food so they can feel their absolute best--physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Ashley Rodriquez (Boone Rodriguez) - Speaker, February 2017 Ashley Rodriquez is the owner and founder of the Seattle based blog and cookie company "Not Without Salt," she is the author of "Date Night In," as well as a food photographer and supporter of "First Aid Arts," a Seattle non-profit which supports trauma victims through the healing power of art. 

Ashley Rodriquez (Boone Rodriguez) - Speaker, February 2017

Ashley Rodriquez is the owner and founder of the Seattle based blog and cookie company "Not Without Salt," she is the author of "Date Night In," as well as a food photographer and supporter of "First Aid Arts," a Seattle non-profit which supports trauma victims through the healing power of art. 

Kari Brunson (photo by Brooke Fitts) - Speaker, February 2017 Kari Brunson is the owner and creator of the Juicebox cafe, a vegetable focused restaurant and organic cold pressed juice cleanse company.  In January 2016, she began a partnership with Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, and together they started Frankie & Jo’s, a plant-based ice cream shop that is 100% vegan and gluten free. The shop opened at the end of 2016 and has been featured in from Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Magazine, and Tasting Table.          

Kari Brunson (photo by Brooke Fitts) - Speaker, February 2017

Kari Brunson is the owner and creator of the Juicebox cafe, a vegetable focused restaurant and organic cold pressed juice cleanse company.  In January 2016, she began a partnership with Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, and together they started Frankie & Jo’s, a plant-based ice cream shop that is 100% vegan and gluten free. The shop opened at the end of 2016 and has been featured in from Sunset Magazine, Martha Stewart Magazine, and Tasting Table.  

 

 

 

 

 
Colleen Kerr - Speaker, January 2017 Colleen Kerr is the co-owner of the community focused, organic, sustainable restaurant, Sweetgrass Food Co.  She is also the Vice President of External Affairs and Government Relations and Chief Legislative Officer for Washington State University.    

Colleen Kerr - Speaker, January 2017

Colleen Kerr is the co-owner of the community focused, organic, sustainable restaurant, Sweetgrass Food Co.  She is also the Vice President of External Affairs and Government Relations and Chief Legislative Officer for Washington State University.  

 

Tiffany Bowie (Photo by Rafael Soldi) - Speaker, January 2017 Tiffany Bowie is a co-owner and principal architect of the Seattle based firm Malboeuf Bowie Architects.  She is also a certified Passive House consultant.  Her firm is committed to developing innovative design solutions characterized by the efficient use of space, creative use of materials, and a strong interior/exterior connection.  Her firm is leading Seattle in passive house design and putting sustainable building practices into action.  

Tiffany Bowie (Photo by Rafael Soldi) - Speaker, January 2017

Tiffany Bowie is a co-owner and principal architect of the Seattle based firm Malboeuf Bowie Architects.  She is also a certified Passive House consultant.  Her firm is committed to developing innovative design solutions characterized by the efficient use of space, creative use of materials, and a strong interior/exterior connection.  Her firm is leading Seattle in passive house design and putting sustainable building practices into action.  

Moorea Seal (photo by Julia Manchik) - Speaker, January 2017 Moorea Seal is the founder of the Seattle storefront and online retail site mooreaseal.com with over 160 handmade designers.  She is the author of the "52 Lists Project" and" 52 Lists for Happiness", as well as a jewelry designer, product designer, and mental health advocate. 

Moorea Seal (photo by Julia Manchik) - Speaker, January 2017

Moorea Seal is the founder of the Seattle storefront and online retail site mooreaseal.com with over 160 handmade designers.  She is the author of the "52 Lists Project" and" 52 Lists for Happiness", as well as a jewelry designer, product designer, and mental health advocate.