Advisory Group Biographies
Author, "The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health & Social
Harmony"; acclaimed musician with six CDs of uplifting piano music,
including Animal Songs and Ascension; cofounder of
the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals
VegNews columnist; 15 year full-time traveling ministry; trained in Korea as a
Zen Buddhist monk; 25-year vegan.
Matt Kelly is the former General Manager of the Brodie Mountain Ski
Resort in Massachusetts. He also served on the Board of Directors of
EarthSave International. He was a member of the Crew of Sea Shepherd's
Mission to Stop Whaling in Antarctica
is a local activist in the Berkshire (MA) Vegetarian Network and
Berkshire Advocates for Animals. He is currently President of the
Hoffman Bird Club of Western Massachusetts (
Matt wishes to promote a Gandhian-style approach to the world's issues.
He's a firm believer in, "You must be the change you wish to see."
Brenda Davis, RD
Brenda Davis, registered dietitian/nutritionist, is a leader in her
field and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She has worked as a
public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition
consultant, academic nutrition instructor, and is a past chair of the
Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic
Association. Brenda is author of five books – the best-sellers, Becoming
Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan, Dairy-free and Delicious, Defeating
Diabetes and The New Becoming Vegetarian. She has also authored numerous
professional and lay articles. Brenda recently completed a 7 ½ month
speaking tour covering 42 US states where she spoke to thousands of
health professionals and lay people. She was also a featured speaker at
the National Nutrition Conference in London England during her tour.
Brenda lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
See her web site:
A fourth generation farmer/cattle rancher from Montana gives Howard
inside knowledge on what is wrong and unsustainable in our food chain.
Howard is an internationally known speaker and author with vast
experience and knowledge about Mad Cow Disease and similar topics. He
spent 5 years as a Washington DC lobbyist for better "Organic Farming
Practices". Besides being husband and father of 6 children, he has found
time to serve as President of EarthSave International, the International
Vegetarian Union and helped many other organizations. Founder of Voice
for a Viable Future, author of Mad Cowboy & No More Bull.
See his web site:
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