Sarasota’s Solutionary Health Festival Speakers:
To be considered as a speaker for this year’s event, please fill out the speaker application by clicking here.
Meet Your Celebrity Sports Speaker & Emcee!
Cam F Awesome is a multi-time heavyweight National champion boxer. As a stand-up comedian, Cam has performed many comedy shows across the country and has been the emcee at many events. As a keynote speaker, Cam speaks on “Efficient Resilience” and how to live life with the “Focus of a Fighter”. He shares lessons learned from boxing that should be used in everyday life. Cam is also a proud member of the National Speakers Association. Cam is the U.S. National Team Capitan and the Athletic Director on the USA Boxing Board of Directors. He is well respected by his peers, not only for his accolades in the boxing ring, but also for his positive personality that he instills upon others. Cam has been a Big for Big Brother Big Sister for 7 years and does a lot of work with the youth around Kansas City. He has been vegan for over 5 years and is active in advocacy for the vegan lifestyle. Cam was recently featured in the Netflix Original documentary “CounterPunch”. As of recent, Cam has been conducting boxing-themed motivational fitness workshops “Focus of a Fighter” around the country to raise funds for local youth boxing clubs.
Who is a Solutionary?
Representatives of Solutionary Species, a growing movement committed to creating a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world will be opening up discussion about a Solutionary lifestyle. A solutionary thinks holistically and conscientiously about solutions for animals, the environment, and people.
The team is motivated and dedicated to transform humans from a problematic species to a solutionary species.
Like Solutionary Species on Facebook! @SolutionarySpecies
Ellen Jaffe Jones
“Veg Speed Meeting” – Meet new health-oriented friends!
Ellen Jaffe Jones is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, prolific vegan author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes.
As a former investigative reporter and anchor for 18 years in major market TV news, Ellen won 2 Emmys and the National Press Club award. She became known as the “Earth Mother in a Suit” when she left TV and became a successful Wall Street financial consultant for 5 years. She wrote her first book, Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, after seeing too many news stories saying eating healthfully was impossible on a budget.
Ellen, an accomplished endurance and sprint runner, has won 118 5K+ Age Group awards since 2006. She placed 3rd in 2017 in the US National Senior Games, W60-64 4X1 Relays, 5th in the 800M and 7th in the 1500 & 400M. She was 1st in Florida’s W60-64, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meters races in 2014. In 2014 Ellen was also named PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan over 50.” Experts say it is rare for someone with her sprint times to be able to finish a marathon. But she’s done that twice, along with 9 half marathons.
She combined all of her skill sets with her latest releases, Vegan for One and Vegan Sex. She is also the author of Vegan Fitness for Mortals, Kitchen Divided, and Paleo Vegan.
Ellen is a Certified Personal Trainer by the nationally recognized Aerobics & Fitness Association of America and speaks at numerous VegFests across the country.
VeganEvan is a passionate and talented young animal advocate committed to creating a healthy, compassionate, and regenerative world through his amazing work as Co-President of Animal Hero Kids, as well as through his own personal ideas and strategies for animal activism.
Animal Hero Kids is an all volunteer organization with a mission to empower children to be teachers and advocates for a solutionary lifestyle. VeganEvan has inspired many through his powerful speeches and knowledge. At only 7 years old, Evan has the potential to change the world through the incredible influence he has already had on people he’s met.
VeganEvan has spoken in front of large audiences at several major events throughout Florida, including Central Florida Earth Day, Gainesville VegFest, and Tampa Bay Veg Fest. He has been awarded the Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award, and in 2016, he earned PETAâ€™s Cutest Vegan Kid award. Evan, his mom, and grandmother are true solutionaries (people who choose to be a part of the worldâ€™s solutions) and have put in an extraordinary amount of effort toward the vegan movement. The 3 of them recently started up a new business called 3GV designs (3 generations of vegans) and are using their products to support animal sanctuaries and solutionary organizations all throughout the country!
Evan is excited to be a part of this year’s health festival!
Courage Doesn’t Always Roar – Take Your Health to the Next Level
Naomi Green is a certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator who specializes in helping people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired by teaching them to go vegan and take back their health (or just add more plant foods to their diet!) She has been coaching private clients and presenting cooking workshops, cooking parties and corporate wellness program events around the Tampa Bay Area since recovering from breast cancer treatment in 2014 and she credits going whole food vegan, saving as many animals as possible, and practicing yoga with much of her healing and happiness.
Yoga As Treatment for Persons with Disabilities
Soul To Soul Yoga, LLC was created in collaboration with Yoga For The Special Child (R) to have a home in the Sarasota/Bradenton area by Cheryl Albright, OTR/L, RYT-200. Cheryl grew up with an older brother with autism and an aunt with down syndrome. She began working with children with special needs through Rotary Camp Onsewaya at the age of 14. She continued through high school and college teaching adapted swim lessons with children with special needs. Cheryl has now been an occupational therapist for 13 years and teaching Yoga For The Special Child (R) for 7 years. She received her registered yoga teacher training 200 hours in 2014 and advanced training in adapting hatha yoga with those diagnosed with Scleroderma.
Soul in Wonder – Christopher Wilson & Sara Oakley
Finding Health, Happiness, and Connection: The Body, Mind, Soul Approach to Veganism
Shortly after facing a violent near-death experience overseas, Sara met Chris in Tanzania while serving with the Peace Corps. Very quickly he became her rock and she his muse. Their constant thirst for personal transformation and healing within themselves sparked their desire to create a more conscious, connected community of dynamic people – fueled by passion, creativity, courage, and love. In 2016, the couple planted and nurtured the seed of “Soul in Wonder,” their transformative holistic wellness company.
As lifestyle design specialists, passionate vegan advocates, holistic wellness practitioners, their superpower is igniting a healing flame in change-seekers, so they can unleash their best, most authentic self through the mastery of vibrant health, deeper self-awareness, and profound soulful connection.