Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living.
Corinna brings over 15 years of experience in international business strategy, marketing, branding, communications and CSR (worked in Europe, Asia and the United States) and holds a Ph.D in Business Science. She is deeply passionate about animals and has traveled to nearly hundred countries.
Graduating from Kennesaw State University with an Organizational Communications Major I have experience in social media, marketing and event planning. I love hiking and anything that has to do with the outdoors, great vegetarian food and traveling to new places.
Position: Sponsor Relations and Partnership Management
Theresa Marie brings with her 10+ years of working in customer service with an additional 6 years marketing vegan certified, Swiss-based health and wellness products through Arbonne International. She is currently finishing her Master's of Science degree in Sustainability Studies here in Asheville at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Center for Graduate Studies. Her passions lie in helping individuals and communities transition into more sustainable lifestyles and she considers herself an activist for all living species.
After wanting to live in Asheville for a decade, Kerri finally packed up her belongings and her best friend/furry pup, Junior, and took the plunge from Atlanta to Asheville in June 2016. She has a diverse career in sales, marketing, public relations and education and is excited to be a member of the Green Festival Expo team. She loves hiking with her dog, trying out new restaurants, going to concerts and music fests and travelling.
Martha Rutherford is an experienced Sales Associate who joined the Green Festival Expo team in 2017. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Martha has called Asheville home for 11 years. Martha loves spending time in the outdoors with her dog, Keefer and enjoys hiking, good food and listening to live music.
Molly comes to us with six years of graphic design experience and a lifetime study of and passion for the visual arts. She graduated with a B.F.A in Art Education with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!) and an Associates in Graphic Design and Advertising from Wake Technical Community college.
Kathryn is a lifetime lover of beets, bears, and Battlestar Galactica. She enjoys vegetarian cuisine, autumn-day hiking, and her furry feline friends. Graduating with her Master’s in Entrepreneurship, she hopes to one day move Northeast to build her own company.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C, Samantha Marie came aboard the team in 2014 as Assistant Manager of Volunteers. Samantha resides in New York City where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Architecture at the Academy of Art University.
Pascale Coupal-Sikes has been involved with Green Festival since 2011. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and received her B.A. at UC San Diego in Psychology and Environmental Studies. Fluent in Spanish, she studied permaculture in Costa Rica.
Scott Luxor has been actively involved with the NYC Green Festival for five years, ever since it was introduced in New York City. Scott has served as a volunteer organizer and Brand Ambassador (2016). Scott is a veteran journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers and digital news delivery.
Alisa Gravitz - Position:President/CEO, Green America
For nearly 30 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization. Ms. Gravitz is a leading expert on how families and businesses can “go green,” saving money and resources. She is also a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She authored Green America’s acclaimed Guide to Social Investing, with over a million copies in print and the popular Guide to Community Investing.
Kevin Danaher - Position: Co-Founder, Global Exchange
Dr. Kevin Danaher is the Executive Director of Friends of SF Environment, the non-profit arm of the San Francisco Department of Environment. He is a co-founder of Global Exchange (1988) and co-founder of FairTradeUSA (1997). His 1985 PhD in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz was based on his dissertation, “The Political Economy of U.S. Policy Toward South Africa.”