Green Festival Speakers
Mimi Kirk’s talents and interpersonal skills brought her into numerous jobs and careers. She had a stint as a Las Vegas showgirl, and was the stand-in for Mary Tyler Moore in the hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She designed, and created the clothes and jewelry for Valerie Harper on Rhoda including the popular scarf motif. Mimi also worked in front of the camera in TV and films, including an original Star Trek episode. After leaving the entertainment industry, Kirk opened her own national jewelry manufacturing business. She sold her company and became the regional marketing director for a company that delivered self-improvement seminars. She later became majordomo and charity events coordinator for a private family. Kirk sat on the board of several nonprofit organizations and was the founder, editor, and publisher of an environmental newspaper, "The City Planet," in Los Angeles. Mimi Kirk is the inventor of four board games that are currently sold world-wide; including Cowgirls Ride the Trail of Truth, a board game for women 18-118. Kirk’s first book Cowgirl Spirit was released March 2001. For 13 years, she has owned and operated Side Saddle, L.L.C. a company that manufactures and sells vintage cowgirl-themed products around the world. Mimi’s been seen on NBC, KUSI, and Fox and The Doctors, and has been interviewed by countless newspapers, magazines and online blogs. She is known around the world and has appeared on the covers of Get Fresh, a UK magazine, LUX a Portuguese magazine, and EVA a Bulgarian magazine. Kirk appeared on RTL, Germanys largest TV station, and was interviewed on a Bulgarian TV show. She appeared in a documentary called Eternal Youth to be released shortly and is scheduled to appear in another film documentary to be released later this year. Mimi is the Author of LIVE RAW, Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty, and LIVE RAW AROUND THE WORLD, which are both published in German. She lectures, consults, and gives raw food demonstrations. Mimi can be seen on Youtube where she teaches her viewers how to prepare delicious raw food dishes. She manages her large online social network and is passionate about helping others learn more about eating healthier and living longer. Kirk is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 7. She loves traveling with her boyfriend of 11 years.