After moving to Amsterdam from the small Caribbean Island, Curacao, to study International Communications, Femi became attracted to fashion and the beauty industry. She also became fascinated with diverse cuisines, seasonal produce and pure living spiked her interest. Femi soon realized that beauty comes from within and from wellness. She completed her bachelor’s degree with a specialization in marketing and branding even though she knew a different career path was in the cards for her. She saw an opportunity (together with her now husband) that soon became her new dream and life goal. Beginning a farm-to-table concept on Curacao, for the past 4 years, Hofi Cas Cora. This is only the beginning of a bigger sustainable lifestyle company. Follow Femi on Instagram @femimeaux
Madeleine Berg has been a successful nutritionist/health coach for over 25 years. A Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, Madeleine has degrees in nutrition from Cornell University and NYU. She currently has a flourishing practice, located in Woodbury N.Y., where she counsels her clients on nutrition and weight loss creating customized programs to suit their individual needs. Madeleine employs humor along with a no-nonsense approach creating an optimal environment for weight loss success. She is currently working on her first book, OMG! You Think I'm Fat!
Dr. Silberman is an independent scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy. She wrote her dissertation on author, Leo Tolstoy's, reciprocal influence in America. She lectures in the United States and in Russia and has published many articles in American and Russian journals. Dr. Silberman is currently engaged in research for a book. While not lecturing or writing, you can find her painting and cooking. She is particularly interested in her family’s recipes, many of which she learned to make by watching her mother, grandmother, and great-aunt at work. She is excited to marry her deep knowledge of history and her love of cooking, contributing to our series, "Why you should eat like your grandmother."
Actor Matthew Del Negro (Goliath, Scandal, The West Wing, The Sopranos) describes his career as being told "No" for a living. On his podcast, 10,000 No's, he gets up close and personal with top-shelf folks from all walks of life about the 10,000 "No"s they've had to endure and the struggles they've had to overcome on their journey to where they are today. Inspiring, raw, honest, and funny, his podcast will help you see that the people you think have "got it made" put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you.
I'm a California-based architectural photographer and founder of The Grove. As a photographer I specialize in residential interiors big and small for unique properties worldwide. As founder of The Grove I guide budding interior photographers on their path to success. With my spunky dog as my co-pilot, I'm always looking for the next adventure!