Meet Our Makers

Meet the Storytellers, Makers and Contributors behind the stories that inspire us

Content Strategist & Writer

Toni McLellan

Toni McLellan is a content strategist and writer for various publications and brands, including Outside and Disney.


Loria Stern

Loria is a chef and caterer based in Los Angeles, California. She ships her delicious, healthy foods and treats nationally.


Alex Jablonski

Alex is an Emmy award-winning director. His feature documentary WILDLAND also went on to play theatrically and was broadcast nationally.

Food & Travel Journalist

Laura Kiniry

Laura is a freelance journalist who loves exploring the world and sharing its stories. She also harvests olives in Italy.

Academy Award Winning Director

Rayka Zehtabchi

An Iranian-American director whose passion is telling human stories that bring awareness and action to little-known social issues.


Marielle Fabie

First she had to convince her family that being a chef was a worthy career, then she had to convince...


Etana Diaz

She stood up to her male colleagues and naysayers to pursue her true culinary passion and became a skilled meat...


Karyn Tomlinson

She’s defied the odds and gone from pastry to head chef and now is pursuing her dream of opening her...


Erica Moody

Erica creates a range of custom metalwork and designs noted by Bon Appetit, Esquire and the New York Times magazine.