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Caryn2013CARYN HARTGLASS is the founder of Responsible Eating And Living (REAL) a nonprofit organization that combines science with practical knowledge from real life experiences to help people understand the effects of food choices on health and environment. Prior to REAL, Ms. Hartglass was the Executive Director of EarthSave International. She has appeared on Dr. Oz, Geraldo At Large, 20-20 and CNN, and currently hosts the weekly It’s All About Food show on the Progressive Radio Network and Ask A Vegan on the REAL Worldwide Radio. Before her involvement in the nonprofit world, Ms. Hartglass, with Bachelor and Masters degrees in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University, worked in the semiconductor industry for 20 years. A classically trained singer, she has performed in opera and musicals in the United States and abroad and has won two international voice competitions (France, South Africa). More about Caryn at her website, carynhartglass.com
 
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Gary2013GARY DE MATTEI is an actor, director, producer, filmmaker, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit theatre company, The Artist’s Theatre Repertory Ensemble (TheATRE). Gary was last seen on the New York stage in the award-winning new play, No One Asked Me by Kate Ballen. Before moving to New York in 2008 Gary worked extensively in Bay Area theatre as an actor, director, writer, producer, teacher, and arts administrator. He was the co-founder and producing artistic director of Theatre On San Pedro Square (TOSPS) in San Jose from January of 2000 to April of 2008. During that time Gary produced plays and musicals that showcased local, national and international theatre artists. Gary was the Theatre Department Chair at Presentation High School in San Jose. During his tenure at Presentation Gary directed plays and musicals and taught acting. His theatre department was awarded the prestigious Best High School Musical Award from the American Musical Theatre. Gary is a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award nominee for his portrayal of Fiorello H. LaGuardia in Foothill Music Theatre’s production of Fiorello. A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, Gary trains at HB Studio in New York under the guidance of his acting teacher Austin Pendleton. For more about Gary go to his website, garydemattei.com
 
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