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Atlas Brew Work

Beer Brewer

I’m the owner of Atlas Brew Works, a packaging craft brewery in the District of Columbia. Atlas Brew Works focuses on providing D.C. with fresh ales and lagers in the traditions of both the old world and the new.

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Madea Allen

Healer, Holistic Chef

Madea Allen is on a global mission to transform family health one kitchen at a time, increasing health and happiness at every turn. She is a healer, holistic chef and culinary & nutrition educator. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and completed her professional chef training at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts (NYC). She founded Organic Soul Chef in 2005 with a mission to empower herself and others through sustainable eating and living resources.

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The Blind Dog Cafe

Great Coffee

We serve espresso, hand-poured Chemex coffee, house made baked goods, breakfast sandwiches on croissants, and lunch sandwiches and salads. We started the cafe because we didn’t have something like this in our neighborhood 2 years ago. We saw what was missing and decided to help create the neighborhood we wanted to live in by opening a cafe and sandwich shop.

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Trevor Corlett

Barista Champion and Coffee Expert

Trevor is CEO and co-founder of Madcap Coffee Company and is currently based in DC. He is also currently serving as the Past Chair of the Barista Guild of America, is a Specialty Coffee Association of America Specialized instructor, a subject matter expert in espresso for the SCAA, and an editorial advisor for Barista Magazine. Trevor has also been competing in barista competitions for many years and in the last 2 years has had back to back 3rd place finishes at the US Barista Championship.

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Kyle Bantum

Artist

I’m an artist who believes art should be conversational, whether in meditation, public, or private. It is something we all do in some form it comes through us, it binds us, and I have grown to love all forms of its application. I am interested in the human figure in space and its adaptive relationship between it and self.

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The New Diplomat's Wife

A Diplomat's Wife Around The Globe

The plan was to become a diplomat myself, but I somehow ended up marrying one instead. Now we live around the globe, in two year increments at a time, and blog our stories as we go (www.thenewdiplomatswife.com). Current post: Washington, DC.

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Christine Gasparich

Interior Decorator

Christine Alice Gasparich is a Boston based interior decorator. Her designs are classic, personal, and influenced by the natural world. Christine pairs vintage finds with chic and modern elements and believes that no room is complete without green plants and fresh flowers.

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Nicole Otchy

Personal Stylist

I’m Nicole Otchy: personal stylist and branding consultant.

I combine years of experience working in public relations, styling photo shoots, and working with individuals from all walks of life to discover their own personal style to bring you a unique and well-vetted perspective on the styling experience.

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Tiffany Griffin

Vegetarian Expert

Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort.

Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet.

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Andrea Pollan

Curator

Andrea Pollan is a curator, gallerist, art consultant, writer and appraiser based in Washington, DC. She has organized over 200 exhibitions of contemporary art both regionally and nationally and has written numerous catalogs and exhibition brochures. She has managed a large corporate and several private collections.

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