Robert Quicksilver, Executive Producer, began producing the Conscious Life Expo in 2002. Prior to producing the Expo, Quicksilver was founder and director of Star Magic, a national chain of "new age" gift stores. He has been involved in alternative healing and metaphysics since the early 70s, and often exhibited at the old Whole Life Expos.
Diana Maxwell, Executive Program Director, jumped on board in 2011. Diana discovered her excitement and her ability to execute large scale event production at a young age. In the early 80”s Diana was invited to be on the board of directors for the very first consciousness raising Expo in Los Angeles, "The One World Expo." Diana is still pioneering today in the realms of cutting edge transformation and healing impact experiences. She curates and operates the Speaker Program, cultivates new partnerships, and advances business development. In 2014 Diana took The Conscious Life Expo to the world by launching and integrating the Live Stream platform.
Tee Celise, Exhibit Hall Manager and Associate Producer, has been involved with event production for over 15 years. Her strengths are in creation and implementation of new concepts. She worked with the Screenwriters Expo for five years until the director retired. Tee's enthusiasm and energy is apparent on the Expo floor where she is capable and willing to wear many hats. Her unwavering good nature and Zen attitude while managing all matters is what defines her. This will be her ninth year with Conscious Life Expo. Her roles have included Speaker Liaison, Travel Coordinator and now is our Exhibit Hall Manager and Associate Producer.
Michael Satva Hanfling, Art Director, is an Entrepreneur and Brand Specialist. Michael is a visionary illustrator, and creator of comic books, video games, fashion, and futuristic concept art. He specializes in combining futuristic ideas with real grass roots, subcultural phenomenon. He is the author and creator of RETINEX, a cyber punk graphic novel delving into elements of augmented reality, mass surveillance, and the constantly evolving subcultures of a futuristic society. He is also the founder of the activewear company ECHELON ACTIVE which combines festival and new age trends with a fun urban vibe that empowers women to manifest their inner 'superheroine.' He has also developed CHAKRA DEVI, a fusion of Hindu concepts and modern day goddess energy.
Emy Shanti, Associate Producer, Programa Hispano, is a spiritual teacher from Argentina who, from an early age, has dedicated her life to the awakening of consciousness. For more than 30 years she has been teaching seminars, workshops, and lectures on spiritual awareness in Europe, the United States and Latin America. She has aslo produced Expos, Spiritual Concerts and has taken people on spiritual Tours and Retreats. She currently produces Expo Vida Consciente, the Spanish Program at the Conscious Life Expo.
Serena Wright Taylor, Associate Producer, is an award winning conference producer, Intuitive Vedic Astrologer, UFO Researcher, Creative Artist and Humanitarian. Serena's background is in the spiritual and metaphysical fields as well as the Entertainment Industry. She worked at the BBC in London and also as Personal Assistant to actors and producers in Los Angeles. Serena began studying the ancient Vedas of India at a young age, living in temples and presenting plays and classical dances depicting the ancient epics. Being intuitive throughout her life, she began giving readings in her twenties and now has a worldwide clientele for her Intuitive Vedic Astrology readings.
Arin Pollett, Advertising Manager, has an extensive background in advertising and marketing. She previously was Associate Show Coordinato for INATS (The International New Age Trade Show) where she developed a deep attraction to the metaphysical and conscious living community, while enhancing her own spiritual journey. Her artwork- from miniature fairy gardens to mosaic garden stones- is a reflection of her passion for both nature and design. Arin is a “people-person” who thrives on the high energy of the Expo and the enlightened interactions with those who attend.
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Jennifer Youngs, Music Director Activist/Musician/Actress/ Jennifer Freedom began producing the Permaculture Program at the Conscious Life Expo for in 2015, putting together panels and workshops that continue to raise awareness and educate people about food and the environment. She also produces the Expo Music Program, a three day concert with modern and contemporary artists.
Elizabeth Winter, Assistant Producer, works on various special events both in the United States and Internationally. Her eclectic interests include working with high profile clientele through a prominent Hollywood public relations firm, formal nutritional training, production coordinating for natural-history television documentaries, and underwater research in coral-reef ecology. Elizabeth finds joy in serving and assisting others along her journey through life. She began working with the Expo beginning in 2006.
Dawna Shuman, Publicity and Marketing, is the owner of LIGHTHOUSE PUBLIC RELATIONS, a boutique PR agency in Los Angeles, specializing in socially conscious events and eco-sustainable and cause-related projects that enhance and impact the quality of life through global awareness campaigns, benefiting non-profit and environmental agencies by bridging the gap between mainstream and alternative media. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shima Moore, Program Director Emeritus, has played an integral role with Conscious Life Expo since its inception in 2002. As CLE’s Program Director for its first 10 years, she is responsible for bringing many esteemed presenters into the CLE Family. Currently, she coordinates the smooth flow of keynote and workshop introductions, moderates panels, offers insightful presentations herself, and helps to make attendees, staff, volunteers and speakers feel welcomed throughout the weekend and Post Conference.