As an avid healthy lifestyle expert, Bill works with emerging brands as well as mid-sized companies on everything from brand & sales channel strategy, finance, operational challenges and product innovation. He has held positions of VP of Marketing at Kinko’s, EVP of GAIAM and has been a co-founder of OurHouse (environmentally safe cleaning products). He has also worked as agency director at public relations firm Fresh Ideas Group. For the past 15 years, he’s been a consultant, public speaker and trainer in the LOHAS and Natural & Organic Industry.
In addition, Bill was previously a member of The Boulder Farm Team – a strategic consulting firm and after that, a partner with Big Picture Brands – a consulting group dedicated to helping early-stage food and beverage brands expand nationally. Presently he is in the early stages of forming a new company called Co-Lab that works on high-level strategic issues for brands in diverse industries. He is the past President of the Board for Naturally Boulder, a trade association in Boulder with 1000 members and 150 sponsoring companies all involved in the healthy living and food space. He lives and works in Boulder Colorado.
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Sheryl is currently CEO of REBBL super herb beverages and loving every minute of it. She is also an author of Killing It which was launched in Dec. 2016. She is an advisor to the Harvest Summit, an annual gathering of innovators in Sonoma County.
In 2007, Sheryl co-founded Plum, Inc. (formally the Nest Collective) a healthy food company. As CEO from 2007-2011, Sheryl led Plum to become an industry leader and game-changing company with national distribution. After growing to $100MM in revenue in only four years, Plum was successfully sold in May 2013.
Prior to Plum, Inc., Sheryl spent 10 years at Clif Bar & Company, 3 of them as CEO. Sheryl spearheaded the launch of Luna Bar, led the growth of Clif Bar and Company from $100MM to $200MM in revenue, with strong profitability, and drove the company toward operationalizing a deep commitment to sustainability.
Following Plum, Sheryl was the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford University supporting students to design and scale new ventures that have a positive impact on the world.
Sheryl was a faculty member teaching entrepreneurship at Sonoma State University. Sheryl served on numerous several for-profit and non-profit boards of directors/advisors including ThinkThin natural nutritional bars, SugarBowl Bakery, Rip Van Wafels, nutritious snack waffles, Zukes natural pet treats, Think Thin Nutrition Bars, and the American Sustainable Business Council. Zukes and Think Thin both had successful sales.
Christopher Algea is originally from Memphis, TN where he grew up on a small farm while also engaging in business whenever the chance arose. Christopher started working in restaurants at a young age which led him eventually to a restaurant in Boulder that introduced him to quinoa while working and going to school at CU Boulder. One thing led to another, and with the help of great friends, mentors and family, Keen One Foods was born which currently makes quick cooking organic meals that are primarily quinoa based along with running a wholesale import and manufacturing business for ingredient sourcing and food service needs. Christopher serves on the Board of Naturally Boulder and is chair of Morning Mingles and co-chair of membership. He is honored to be able to give back, however, he can to an organization that has really helped nourish Keen One while also meeting life long friends that are invaluable assets to him personally now as well.
Christopher is an outdoor enthusiast and loves traveling, skiing, hiking, fishing, cycling, riding motorcycles, while cooking and fine dining with friends are still favorites too!