Meet Our Makers

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

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.

Food & Travel Journalist

Kayla Stewart

Kayla is a freelance food and travel journalist featured in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Serious Eats and more.

Writer & Photographer

Wee Ling Soh

Wee Ling Soh is a Singapore-based freelance writer and photographer with a soft spot for street food.


Ben Lankester

A London-based filmmaker and photographer who has travelled worldwide shooting music, film and commercial projects.

Mead Maker

Gordon Hull

A geologist-turned-brewer formed Heidrun Meadery, turning it into a beekeeping business and travel destination for lovers of wine and nature.