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Green Festival Speakers

Brian Smucker

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Brian Smucker is president and co-owner of Baksheesh, a fully fair trade retailer with stores in Sonoma and St. Helena, CA. Previously, he worked for Ten Thousand Villages and a magazine publishing company. He has served on a number of FTF committees and 15 nonprofit boards, including FTF. Brian has been directly involved with 8 fair trade store startups. He and his wife Candi do startup consulting and mentoring with fair trade retailers around the US. Brian also produces an annual best seller report. He has worked in fair trade full-time since 1993 and hopes to retire in a few years. He has contributed thousands of volunteer hours to the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory since 1997.