Travis Profile PikTravis Robinson has spent the last two decades working at the intersection of sustainability, finance and philanthropy, building and operating companies that advance clean technology, renewable energy and social enterprise, keeping a heavy focus on early stage innovation and societal health and wellness related issues. In 2010, he teamed up with Kimbal Musk to start The Kitchen Community, creating the Learning Garden to connect kids to real food in schools and communities across the country. The Learning Garden is an innovative outdoor living classroom designed as a catalyst for community-wide behavioral improvements in childhood nutrition, socialization and student achievement, The Kitchen Community has gone from concept to national initiative in under three years. To accomplish this, Travis has worked intimately and effectively with the highest levels of government, business, philanthropy and school districts, including Chicago Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District and Denver Public Schools, encompassing the second and third largest school districts in the country.


Sheryl Winarick grew up in the public schools of Waco, Texas.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in bio-environmental science from Texas A&M University and a law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  She also studied international human rights law at Oxford University in England.  Ms. Winarick has been practicing immigration law for over 15 years.  She started her own immigration law firm in May 2007 (  Previously, she served immigrant communities across the U.S. as national program attorney for Justice For Our Neighbors, a program of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  She also worked for Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  She currently serves on the Public Policy Committee of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, she is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and she is a former member of the Board of Directors of Teaching for Change, Faibien, Miriam’s Soup Kitchen, and the UNA-NCA.  She co-founded Just Cause, a social group that raises money for and awareness about non-profit organizations serving the community in Washington, D.C.


Jennifer Palmer is a conservation scientist, youth mentor, world explorer, and nature enthusiast. With 20 year’s experience and a master’s degree in International Ecology and Conservation, her career includes professional organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), The Ocean Foundation, Women’s Wilderness Institute, BeyondGear, the WILD Foundation, and many other conservation and education non-profits worldwide. As an esteemed Kinship Conservation Fellow and member of the Pleiades Women’s Sustainability Network, she strives to inspire, unite, and support a global community of leaders and visionaries. When she is not traveling the world or exploring nature, she is deeply enriched by dance, yoga, photography, hiking, tree hugging, and rock climbing.

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Bruce Cryer is Global Director of Heartmath Healthcare, founding director of HeartMathUK and HeartMath South Africa, and Co-Founder of What Makes Your Heart Sing. For eleven years he served as CEO at HeartMath (USA), an innovative research-based firm offering scientifically-validated products and award-winning technology to boost performance, productivity, and health while reducing stress. Bruce’s clients include Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University, the NHS (UK), HP, NASA, Boeing, L’Oreal, and the Samueli Institute. He is co-author of the book “from Chaos to Coherence: The Power to Change Performance” and the Harvard Business Review article “Pull The Plug On Stress”.


Judith Rodwin– “My life has always focused on creative approaches for improving our communal environment. This has been the case whether I was working as a Psychiatric Occupational Therapist, Director of Reading is Fundamental in Stamford, Connecticut, or Executive Director of the Economic Development Corporation in New Rochelle, NY. I continue to follow my passions by serving as Vice Chairman of my township’s Planning Commission, participating in a chamber music society, singing in a choir, pursuing organic gardening in the shadow of the Kittatiny Mountain Range, and serving as President of my synagogue. The longer I live, the more I recognize and appreciate the power and potential of community.”


William Shutkin is the President and CEO of the Presidio Graduate School, where he is also the Richard M. Gray Fellow in Sustainability Practice. William has led several organizations at the forefront of the sustainability field, including the nation’s premier environmental justice law center, Alternatives for Community & Environment, which he cofounded as an Echoing Green Fellow in 1993, and the pioneering green development research and consulting organization New Ecology, Inc. From 1999-2008, William was on the faculty of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He has also taught at Boston College Law School, the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. William is the author of the award-winning book, The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, and A Republic of Trees: Field Notes on People, Place, and the Planet. David Brower described him as “an environmental visionary creating solutions to today’s problems with a passion that would make John Muir and Martin Luther King equally proud.”

William received his BA in history and classics from Brown University and a JD and MA in history from the University of Virginia. He also completed doctoral studies as a Regents Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and graduated from the Executive Program in Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. William was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Chief Judge Franklin S. Billings, Jr.

ImageKerry Landsman is a senior program manager in the Services Innovation group at EMC Corporation, a leading provider of data storage and information management solutions for enterprises and government entities around the world. A licensed professional program manager (PPM), Kerry provides leadership for complex and global reaching projects that leverage emerging and available industry technology, tools, and best practices as enablers to transform business outcomes. She brings thirty years of diverse business experience in product, marketing, and program management from industry leaders in Healthcare, Medical Device, and information technology such as National Jewish Health, Valleylab/Pfizer (now Covidien), Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. A lifelong learner, Kerry recently completed an MA in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. She also holds an MBA from the University of Colorado.

SteveAlleySteve Hibbard hails originally from the Northeast with lengthy professional stints in Japan and Switzerland but is happiest now to call Colorado home. His career has spanned teaching, investment banking, telecom, and several entrepreneurial ventures, most recently in solar power. Winters find Steve on his telemark skis and summers, competing in 100 mile mountain bike races. What remains of his spare time is devoted to teaching disadvantaged youth through Colorado Youth for a Change and co-founding the Denver Chapter of the Achilles Club, pairing able-bodied guides with blind and visually impaired runners. Steve received his MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute and his MBA in finance from Wharton.

_MG_9549Jennifer Menke has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to learning from different indigenous cultures, nature based spiritual elders, and the earth directly to understand how humans can live in balance with their environment. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Ecopsychology from the University of Colorado and Naropa University and has studied with indigenous Mayans, Brazilian and Mexican Curanderos, and Taos-Pueblo, Lakota, and Apache Native Americans. She has been training with John P. Milton for the past 11 years and is currently a student of an Apache spiritual elder La’ne Saan Moonwalker. When Jennifer was 18 she facilitated the formation of Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing food to indigenous tribal communities in North America. Jennifer currently works as a sustainable landscape designer focusing on restoring native ecosystems in the urban environment and giving her clients the opportunity to reconnect to a sense of place. She also is a senior guide for The Way of Nature, founded by John P. Milton, providing people with a deep and transformational experience in nature, awakening them to their purpose and interconnection to all of life. Currently, Jennifer is brining this work to organizations internationally in order to facilitate large scale chance in the way we do business for the betterment of our planet.


Diane Israel, M.A., is a psychotherapist and a professor of transpersonal psychology at Naropa University. Her experiences as a world-class runner and triathlete led her to specialize in body image, eating struggles, and our issues around the race to perfection. She helps clients reclaim their humanness, practice selfcare, and heal through mind-body integration.

Diane produced the award-winning independent documentary film, Beauty Mark and inspires people around the country during her lectures. Diane’s film has reached over 10,000 viewers and has been endorsed by the National Eating Disorders Association, the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Dove Self Esteem Fund. She is also behind the revolutionary program, Camp Celebrate You, which will be offered for free to schools who want to increase positive self-care, self-worth, and wellness through a month of life-changing activities and events. Through collaboration with colleagues and incredible minds, this program has been designed to educate and inspire our country to be healthier and more whole individuals. Psychotherapist. Teacher. Filmmaker. Athlete. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Diane wears many hats, but they are all worn for the unified purpose of guiding and encouraging others to find clarity and live more fully.


Steve Nash is a partner in the international law and public policy firm of Patton Boggs LLP, where he counsels hospitals and healthcare systems, healthcare investors and sovereign sponsors of healthcare programs. Since moving to Colorado in 2004, Steve has had the privilege of advising a number health information organizations, including CORHIO, Colorado’s statewide health information exchange.

From time to time, he has also acted as principal and co-founder of some healthcare start-ups, including a venture-backed renal disease management company and a privately financed medical technology company. On the lighter side, Steve tries to keep up with his “friends-who-cycle”, and recently hiked the Haute Route with wife Marina and their incredible kids, Athena and Stevie.