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Shana Dean
Shana Dean has over ten years experience in the weight loss industry, educating healthy lifestyle changes. With a deep interest in the link between diet and well-being, she has practiced raw nutrition since 2004. She synchronizes the body - spirit connection. Shana is a graduate of Living Light International. She is a raw food chef and instructor as well as a Reiki master teacher. Through her company, High Raw Foods, she provides Reiki classes, healing treatments, culinary training and coaching, encouraging raw nutrition and spiritual attunement as a delicious and holistic means to pure vitality. Clean cuisine combine with energy healing, sharpens the body and spirit, awakening inner truth, unfolding paths to higher life purpose. Shana is passionate about fine foods, and her vibrant cuisine, which is rooted in traditional culinary art, bursts with flavor and sophistication.

For more information on Shana, please see her website:

Cherie Soria!
Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and author of Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies and The Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger! Cherie has trained many of the top raw food chefs today, which is why people often refer to her as the mother of raw gourmet cuisine.

For more information about Cherie Soria and Living Light International, call 707-964-2420 or e-mail or visit .

Katherine Ackland
Kathryn Ackland is the owner, and principal chef/instructor at Rawfood Central Sebastopol. Kathryn is a graduate Associate Chef of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, Ft. Bragg, CA., and of Gabriel Cousens’ The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center’s, Café Chef Apprentice Program in Patagonia, AZ. She has a passion to feed people and invites all to share her path toward vibrant health and peace on earth.

For more information on Kathryn Ackland, please see her website: Rawfood Central Sebastopol


Gabrielle Brick
Gabrielle Brick is an International Educator & Lifestyle Consultant with over 15 years experience in the food industry, studying to understand the art of optimal nutrition. She has spent the last 6 years as a Raw Food Chef preparing gourmet meals for clients throughout the continental United States and Canada. In addition to being a private chef and a co-creator of transformational retreats, she teaches raw food nutrition. "Energy is our food and food is our energy."

For more information on Gabrielle and on her heart health chocolates please visit

Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie
Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie B.A. C.M.T., is a raw food chef, educator and lifestyle coach living in Petaluma, California. She has been on a healing journey since she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue syndrome about 9 years ago. This journey led her to the raw foods lifestyle which she's been living for 7 years. She finds her joy and passion in preparing and teaching people about raw foods, and this has led her to presenting at Rawstock, helping to a Raw Food Retreat in Hawaii, Co-hosting and speaking at the north bay’s longest running monthly raw food potluck, she does recipe and photo spreads in Living Nutrition Magazine, teaches raw food classes in Sonoma county, and she organizes the really amazing and growing Petaluma Raw Food Potluck the first Friday of every month.

For more information on Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie, please see her website:

And finally...
Andrea Primm (the RawkStar!)
There is one word that comes to mind when you hear the name Andrea Primm: unstoppable. She has been at the forefront of the Raw Food Movement in the Midwest, helping people transform their lives through raw food.

She began her professional journey in 2007, when she had the fortune of studying at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute under Gourmet Raw Food pioneer, Cherie Soria and Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Martine Lussier. There, she earned her certification as a Raw Food Chef and Instructor, while learning the ins and outs of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine. In the following 2 years, she honed her skills as a Chef and Instructor while teaching, coaching, speaking and catering in her home town of Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding areas. In January 2009, she returned to Living Light where she has served as a Production Chef, Assistant Manager, and is currently the Manager of the Living Light Cafe. She enjoys her role as corporate shaman, views business as a sacred exchange and enjoys overseeing the day to day operations of the cafe as well as the great team of people she works with. "Working for Living Light provides one with a unique opportunity to positively interact with many amazing and loving people."

In the kitchen, Andrea likes to keep it simple and straightforward - but really, really fun. You can find her quirky, fun 'instructional' videos on Youtube. She is also on Facebook. Yes, myspace too. Andrea is committed to being sweet, sassy and spontaneous. She will excite you and entice you, shop you, chop you, pick you up and dice you.

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