Global Connections

Beauty 

Billy Yamaguchi – San Diego

Celebrity stylist Billy Yamaguchi and his team of designers balance and harmonize their clients’ hair, makeup, and personal style by applying the ancient principles of Feng Shui. Yamaguchi was the first to integrate Feng Shui into modern beauty techniques. Billy explains that “Feng Shui Beauty” is about reading people’s energy. Finding out who they are on the inside and connecting it to the outside. “Our goal is to help everyone express their personal power and inner beauty.”

Elizabeth Canler – Miami

At Elizabeth Canler’s Miami Skin Boutique and Spa, guests feel rejuvenated and pampered in luxe surroundings overlooking the Miami skyline. Elizabeth’s technique and style are unrivaled in Magic City. Her global travels have provided her with a database of the latest and best in the world of beauty. With her own show on the Beach Channel and as a guest host on QVC London and Germany, Elizabeth is sought for her suggestions for beautiful, glowing skin. She and her team provide personalized attention in a state-of-the-art facility complete with his/hers steam and sauna rooms, a meditation relaxation room, and an outside yoga deck and infinity pool facing the beautiful Miami skyline. The perfect way to spend a relaxing day.

Lisa Pielsticker – San Francisco

Liza Pielsticker is the owner of SkinLab, a beautiful spa located at Union Square in the heart of San Francisco. Trained by top plastic surgeons in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, Liza has extensive training in medical aesthetics and recognizes the importance of quality skin care to defy aging and create a younger appearance. Liza is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of standards, as well as educating patients on the latest techniques and products in skin rejuvenation and scar prevention and therapy. At SkinLab, Liza believes in results-oriented skincare. With so many advancements in skin rejuvenation, SkinLab creates an effective skincare regimen to meet the unique needs of every client. www.skinlabsf.com.

Melodee Morita – Tokyo

Melodee Morita is a Japanese American ballet dancer, YouTube Artist, and FCI (Fujisankei Communications International) Reporter. She offers her thousands of followers a wide variety of tips on beauty and healthy lifestyle and suggests delicious recipes. Her 2014 Best Skin Tighteners offered an unbiased review of top performers for the year. She’s fun and informative and very popular and offers great content in both English and Japanese. She offers a wide variety of beauty and skin care tips on her YOUTUBE Channel: www.youtube.com/melodeemorita.

Nina Curtis – Los Angeles

Nina Curtis, founder and president of the Nile Institute, “A Source Vitál”, located in West Hollywood, California, and of Curtis Communications. Nina is known as the “Esthetician’s Esthetician” and has a twenty-five plus year history in the professional personal care and wellness industry, where she is respected as an innovative skin care specialist, educator, lecturer and businesswoman. She has trained in the United States, France, Germany, Australia and England and received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Management and her MBA from Pepperdine University, and is also a graduate of the Lynwood Business Institute. Recognized as a thought leader, Ms. Curtis writes articles focusing on business, trends, wellness and skin and body care techniques. The Nile Institute is dedicated to offering exceptional wellness services, the finest in quality personal care products and information that is relevant for its clients to make responsible choices about their individual health, wellness, beauty and personal care needs. Nina Curtis has received five “Teacher of the Year” awards from the Fashion Institute of Merchandising and Design, located in Los Angeles, California, which inducted her into their Hall of Fame. In 2002, Ms. Curtis received the coveted Distinguished Alumna Award from Pepperdine University for her outstanding accomplishments in serving humankind through the humane pursuits of business, for participating in building a stronger university, and for her personal character as an example to all of the university’s students, alumni and faculty.

Norma Garza – Houston

Norma Garza, the founder of Norma’s Touch Skin Specialty Spa, has been helping Houstonians achieve glowing, fresh skin for years. Like it or not, we live in a society that assesses people based on appearance. It’s no wonder that people go to great lengths to make a good impression. Vibrant and radiant skin is an important component in beginning the day with a rejuvenated spirit and positive outlook. By combining nature and science, the staff at Norma’s Touch Skin Specialty Spa provide a comprehensive array of treatments including: microdermabrasion, herbal and chemical peels, anti-aging, non-invasive skincare, and treatments for men, women, and teens. She has a loyal following from her many devoted customers.

Shana Irish – Chicago

Chicago-based Shana Irish is the talented owner of the Skin Spa, a full-service skin care studio in the heart of Lincoln Park. Her many years as an esthetician and wide-ranging career in all facets of the beauty and spa industry ensure that her clients receive the best in healthy skin care. The Skin Spa’s approach is to combine natural healing treatments with the latest technological advances to offer the best in anti-aging facials, acne treatments, microdermabrasions, and more. The Skin Spa strives for a higher standard in skin care while respecting the planet. www.theskinspalp.com.

Shawn Bourdeau – Santa Barbara

Shawn Bourdeau is the owner of Santa Barbara-based Bourdeau Spa, a beautiful destination for clients to relax, get pampered, and receive unique and personalized treatments for their skin, body, and beauty needs. Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree from UCSB in Communication and Exercise & Health Science, an Estheticians license from Lu Ross Academy, in addition to a license in Massage Therapy from Santa Barbara Body Works. She worked for a number of years at The Four Seasons Resort and Spa. Shawn offers an extensive array of services that promote health, well-being, and beauty for her satisfied clientele. www.bourdeauspa.com.

Shizuka Bernstein – New York City

Lauded as a skin care guru by New York Magazine, master aesthetician Shizuka Bernstein has been bringing beauty and tranquility to Manhattan for over ten years. Shizuka has been featured as a beauty expert in Marie Claire, Shape, the New York Daily News and on Fox News, CNN, CBS, and many other outlets. At Shizuka’s New York day spa, award-winning treatments and products are combined with a relaxing “Zen” atmosphere, a warm and personal attention, and a Japanese flair.

Tom Woodhouse – New York City

Thomas Woodhouse is an Expert Skin Care Practitioner with an impressive portfolio of success delivering quality therapeutic services along with presentations that demonstrate the value of skincare product lines and treatments. He has been recognized by consumers, celebrities, and media as one of New York’s most sought-after Estheticians. Thomas has been featured as “Best Facialist” in Allure’s “Best of the Best” issue and has appeared on Good Morning America and in regular features in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Details, and Time Out New York. www.faceplace.com.

Tracy Neely – Atlanta

Atlanta-based Tracy Neely is a Certified Nutritionist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, a Certified Natural Health Professional, a Licensed Esthetician and is studying to become a Naturopathic Doctor. As a Health and Beauty Expert, Tracy has a unique approach to wellness that blends her background in Holistic Nutrition with her expertise as a Skin Care Therapist. Whether it’s clearing up her clients’ skin, removing toxins from their bodies, or improving their digestion, Tracy believes that the foods we eat have a profound effect on our health and that transforming how we think about food enables us to experience optimal health. Tracy works with women in the United States and abroad and conducts consultations in person, over the phone, and via Skype. www.tracyneely.com, tracy@tracyneely.com.

Health 

Bethany Duffield – Lima

Bethany Duffield is a consultant at Story Consulting: Innovations in Global Public Health, and is based in Peru. She has been working in the field of public health for the past ten years, seven of which were spent in East and Southern Africa, two in the Middle East and one in South America. During this time her work has focused particularly on community nutrition, food security, gender roles and health education within primary healthcare. As a consultant for Story Consulting, Bethany has gained expertise in quantitative and qualitative research and contributed towards the creation of a new non-profit organization with her vision and management skills, laying the foundation for a new voice advocating for global access to primary healthcare and health education. Inspirational and thought provoking narratives exist at can be found by visiting www.storyconsulting.org.

Christine Palumbo – Chicago

Christine Palumbo is an award-winning Chicago area registered dietitian nutritionist and nationally known nutrition and health expert who partners with organizations to develop and promote balanced nutrition and active lifestyle messages. Her down-to-earth advice from the latest evidence-based research has been featured in hundreds of TV and radio programs, as well as magazine, newspaper and web site articles. Passionate about making healthy eating achievable, Christine shows how to make nutritious food simply, frugally, easily, and tasty. Christine is a columnist for Chicago Parent and a Contributing editor, Environmental Nutrition. She’s also an Adjunct Faculty member of Benedictine University. She’s a lemon enthusiast. Her grandfather immigrated from Greece and he raised Christine’s mother, who in turn, raised Christine on all sorts of Greek comfort foods with lemon sauce such as braised lamb with avgolemono sauce. Her Italian grandparents were also lemon lovers. Christine says she raised her three children on lemons and two of them are new parents themselves and believes the tradition will surely continue. Christine’s informative website is www.christinepalumbo.com.

Corinne Dobbas – San Francisco

San Francisco based Corinne Dobbas is a wellness coach, speaker, and registered dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition. Specializing in weight loss and wellness coaching, Corinne empowers people to make the healthy lifestyle changes they’ve wanted to make for years (but haven’t). She’s a regular contributor to various health and wellness publications, and her weight loss advice, recipes, and healthy living tips have been featured in numerous media outlets. Corinne helps her clients create a healthy lifestyle (they love) using a holistic, life-encompassing approach. Her website www.corinnedobbas.com includes excellent weight loss tips, wellness advice, healthy-living motivation and a free newsletter loaded with great information. Her mission is to help her clients feel good in their skin.

Jocelyn Black – Toronto

Jocelyn Black is health coach based in Toronto Canada, where she specializes in holistic nutrition. Motivating others to be happy and healthy is her passion. Having struggled with eating disorders herself, Jocelyn brings a sensitive touch to change management, and she approaches health and wellness with compassion, understanding and a sense of humor. She believes that to live holistically means creating a love affair with one’s life, choosing whole foods that promote optimal health and working to achieve balance between body and mind. More information can be found by visiting Jocelyn’s comprehensive website: www.aholisticaffair.com.

Megan Roosevelt – Portland

Based in Portland, Oregon, Megan Roosevelt is a nutrition expert and a fun loving foodie that appears regularly on TV and radio as well as in print and on-line. She’s also a registered and licensed dietitian known as the Healthy Grocery Girl ®. She and her team offer nutrition services, education, inspiration and products that fuel and equip busy individuals to achieve their health, freeing them to enjoy and live a real life, rooted in their life’s purpose and passions. Megan promotes a whole foods, plant based approach to nutrition. Her recipes & nutrition tips are realistic & fun. She is on a mission to help people live their best life in full health, energy & passion. Her style, great ideas and passion for health are clearly evident by visiting healthygrocerygirl.com.

Minsoo Go – Seoul

Minsoo Go is a fitness specialist based in Seoul Korea. She has written for HiDoc, one of the largest medical source web page and Monsterzym, one of Korea’s most popular fitness forum sites. She notes that as a young girl, the only expectation of her was to study and says that young people in Korea are not taught that physical activity helps keep one’s mind healthy. Minsoo has been sharing her personal story with others to raise people’s awareness that it’s important to lead a healthy and balanced life. She began getting serious about fitness when she was in college studying at the University of Texas at Arlington (she went on to obtain her MBA from Texas State University). She became a fitness instructor and began teaching various group exercise classes such as Zumba, yoga, Kickboxing and weight training. She has also competed in fitness modeling competitions and been very successful (www.linkedin.com/in/minsoogo)

Dr. Roger Adams – Dallas/Houston

Dr. Adams is a weight loss and fitness expert as well as a doctor of nutrition and is based in Houston, Texas. He is the founder and owner of eatrightfitness®, an evidence-based private counseling practice focusing on: weight loss, disease prevention/management, and sports performance nutrition. Dr. Adams believes no one has the same nutritional needs. Therefore, he customizes nutrition programs to fit the individual needs of his clientele. Dr. Adams works one-on-one with clients as they strive to meet their personal nutrition and fitness goals. In addition to direct nutrition counseling, Dr. Adams holds group nutrition education sessions and classes. He speaks at business seminars, health fairs, and non-profit organizations about the ever-changing field of nutrition.

Susan Dopart – Los Angeles

Susan B. Dopart, MS, RD, CDE, is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has been in private practice for more than 20 years. She specializes in child and adult medical nutrition-related issues. Before establishing her own practice, Susan worked at UCLA as both a medical and kidney dietitian. As a consultant, Susan has worked for UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Extension, the Beverly Hills Country Club, Sebastian International and Procter & Gamble. She has written and contributed to multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, UCLA Medicine, Best Life, Men’s Health, and Diabetes Health. After receiving her bachelor of science degree in nutrition and clinical dietetics from UC Berkeley, Susan earned a master of science degree in exercise physiology and sports medicine from California State University, Hayward. She is a certified diabetes educator. Susan is the author of A Recipe for Life by the Doctor’s Dietitian – a nutrition guidebook, resource, and teaching tool with cutting-edge nutrition information, and Healthy You, Healthy Baby: A Mother’s Guide to Gestational Diabetes. Her mission and passion are helping her clients find lifestyle solutions for optimal health and well-being.

Vilasi Venkatachalam – New York

Vilasi Venkatachalam is a greater New York based Registered Dietitian. She has extensive experience mining fascinating nuggets about cuisines, cultures and cures from markets, bazaars, souks, roadside stalls and backyards and weaves them into “An Inspired Palette” of personal cuisine and transformation tools. A popular speaker, Vilasi also designs dietary portfolios and menus populations celebrating their cultures. The message in her methods is to do old things in new ways, new things in old ways and become your own guru. Vilasi is a lemon fiend and says that in India, season for making lemon preserves, pickles and other delights is just around the corner. A treasure trove of inspiration can be found by visiting www.ancientwisdom-modernsolutions.com.

Recipes 

Ana Kijewska – London

High above London at Hutong at The Shard, bartender Ana Kijewska works her mixology magic. A well dressed crowd mingles and crowds the bar surrounded by multiple story clean glass walls offering dazzling vistas over the metropolis below. Just below the horizon, a faint meniscus of lights marking the Arsenal stadium and boats on the Thames glide gracefully under London Bridge. It’s the usual mayhem at the bar but Anna in her professional manner generates cocktail paroxysm-whipping, cutting, chopping and creating liquid libations that keep the crowd clamoring for more. She’s a dedicated professional and a delight to watch in action. Visit her at Hutong and the Shard the-shard.com/restaurants/hutong.

Antonio Lai – Hong Kong

Hong Kong native Antonio Lai has traveled the globe to work as a bartender, cadging knowledge and techniques along the way before returning home as the inspiration and co-owner of Quinary, Origin, and The Envoy, three cocktail lounges in the expensive and prestigious Mid-Levels residential area. Lai has worked in Beijing, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, London and Paris. At Quinary, the focus is in classic cocktails balanced with some interesting molecular concoctions. For example, the Earl Grey Caviar Martini, one of their most popular drinks, uses a gastronomy method with caviar and air. Lai’s Origin cocktail lounge is a creative hybridization of “original” and “gin” and the focus is on concoctions with distilled gin infused with great Asian influences such as shiso, lemongrass, cucumber coriander, grapefruit and more. The Envoy, Lai’s latest venture, has a cocktail menu focusing on tea and its shipment around the world by the Dutch, Portuguese and British in the 19th century ( www.quinary.hk, www.originbar.hk )

Arianne Fielder – Atlanta

Arianne Fielder has been described as blonde, tattooed and smart-as-hell. She has a degree from Georgia Tech and years of developing playful takes on classic cocktails at popular Atlanta outposts Southern Art, Seven Lamps, and most recently, Article 14. She’s considered one of the city’s best and what began as a way to earn some extra cash in college led to a career she loves, and her Tech roots shine through in her clever use of tools like carbonated cocktail shakers and sous vide machines. Her penchant for bourbon and American whiskey makes her a natural fit for the “manly” brown elixirs all stocked up at Article 14. Fielder just won the Manhattan Experience bartender regional exhibition (she’ll compete nationally in January).

Brian Leon – Malibu

General Manager Brian Leon surveys the evening buzz at the 6,800 square foot jewel that is Nobu Malibu. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning vistas of 180° coastline and blue Pacific waves dramatically crashing on the beach. The place is packed, yet serene. Diners are enjoying pre-dinner cocktails on ocean side daybeds and a warm glow of an outdoor fireplace. The sun is just beginning to set and twinkling stars become ever more magical against an inky sky. After eight years of working for Nobu, Leon has seen quite a bit, especially given the heady atmosphere of Malibu. Regulars like Robert Downey Jr., Courteney Cox, Mel Gibson, Nicole Richie, and Pink love the vibe and “Paparazzi-free” calm. They also love Executive Chef Gregorio Stephenson’s tiradito, black cod with miso, and mini-tacos. “We tend to stick to the staples every time we go,” says Rande Gerber, who has been frequenting Nobu with wife Cindy Crawford for more than a decade. In addition to Leon’s capable management of this well oiled machine, he’s a talented mixologist and enjoys the creativity of conjuring up new concoctions. He notes that “it’s relaxing and enables me to be inventive”. As he looks out past the crowd at the setting sun, you can see that he’s completely in his element. www.noburestaurants.com/malibu.

Catalina Ispas – Chicago

The ROOF at The Wit in Chicago has been proclaimed one of the three top rooftop lounges in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine. A glamorous, 7,000 square foot escape on the 27th floor of the Wit, ROOF has earned international praises for its gorgeous design, sweeping views of Chicago, entertainment programming and expressive hand-crafted cocktails and cuisine. Catalina Ispas, one of the Roof’s talented bartenders surveys the crowd on a busy evening and doesn’t miss a beat. Guests are enjoying views of the city from a cabana booth on the Patio and waitresses scurry with clinking glasses to a happy party at a breathtaking table on the Hangover which jets out over the side of the building. Catalina is on her game-She’s polished and professional and even though the crowd is clamoring three deep at the bar, she smiling. “I love what I do says Catalina, and this is a great place to bar tend. There’s really nothing like it. We have a retractable roof and the ambiance here is amazing”. We concur and compliment her on the amazing cocktails she’s creating. Catalina knows her craft! www.withotel.com/experience/roof.

Dylan Black – Boston

Located in Central Square between Cambridge’s twin pillars of academe Harvard and MIT, Dylan Black’s Green Street has long been a people’s pleasure dome, serving its neighbors since the great depression (it’s the home of Cambridge’s oldest-standing liquor license). Dylan reinvented Green Street in 2006 with an eye for its history, but its award-winning (Best of Boston 2008) cocktail menu, better-than-serviceable wine list, raft of craft-brew, and revived kitchen have garnered enthusiastic notice beyond Cambridge. Dylan’s family has been in the spirits world for generations. His father ran a bar outside Chicago. His mother’s father owned and ran the Reisch Brewery in Springfield, Illinois, into the 1960s. The Green Street staff takes primary flavors and concocts them in differing proportions and textures to make a wide range of drinks. They depend on accurate jigger measurements not just for economy but to achieve correct and consistent balance of elements and flavors. That assures that, on a given night, your drink will be the same, whether mixed by Dylan or any of Green Street’s other talented bartenders.

Erin Hayes – Chicago

Erin Hayes is one of several women shaking up the cocktail scene in Chicago. She’s a mixology force to be reckoned with in the city of the big shoulders and her tweets (Erin Hayes @theminxologist) are an excellent source of delicious concoctions as well as providing a lot of great knowledge of Chicago’s culinary world. Erin has a long and extensive background and is quick to credit others for her growth & success. Paul McGee from Three Dots & A Dash and Matty Eggleston from Nico Osteria have been mentors. Erin has a creative pallet and likes Limoneira lemons. She designs her luscious libations around unusual ingredients from around the world as well as utilizing delicious elements sourced locally.

George Pool – New Orleans

George Pool from New Orlean’s Mid City Yacht club loves Limoneria’s Pink Lemons (understandably so). George was named winner of Where Y’at Magazine 2012 Best Batender award and this great neighborhood establishment has been consistently named one of the best bars in New Orleans. Across from the Yacht Club sits,St. Patrick Park with its steady stream of adult softball and kickball teams. The Yacht Club slakes the thirsts of the many players that chase good times as much as they do sporting glory (www.midcityyachtclub.com).

Hans Hilburg – Lima

Over the past 30 years, Hans Hilburg has been perfecting his craft through the development of hundreds of original and innovative cocktails. He has also been nurturing his passion for Peruvian Pisco and actively involving himself in its development, promotion and protection not only in Peru but throughout the world. He has created the cocktail repertoire for all Astrid y Gaston, La Mar, T’anta, Café de Museo and Panchita restaurants and before that also developed the cocktail menus for Bohemia restaurants and Club Nacional. Hans has worked in the United States, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile and the Caribbean. He has written for many publications and also recently completed a book with his original coffee cocktail recipes and is now in the process of developing a new book of Pisco cocktails. “Espiritus del bar” or “Bar Spirits” his latest brain child is a portal for both professionals and aficionados alike. Here they can meet and exchange information about not only Pisco, but also the world of cocktails at large in Peru and abroad.

Joe McPherson – Seoul

Joe McPherson founded ZenKimchi in 2004, and it’s now Korea’s longest running food blog and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and CNN as well as a number of Korean publications such as The Chosun Weekly, SEOUL Magazine, JoongAng Daily, The Korea Herald and Newsweek Korea. Joe has also spoken at TEDx Seoul on Korean food globalization. His Company ZenKimchi International organizes food tours for tourists and corporations and acts as a media liaison for foreign and Korean media and local restaurants and producers. Joe is the co-founder of Seoul International Cocktail Expo and says that the most popular cocktail in Korea is the mojito because it requires fresh mint. Mint is generally not used in Korea, and the use of fresh ingredients in cocktails has gotten Koreans excited.

Regina Schauerte – San Francisco

BlackBird is a great San Francisco neighborhood bar with an extensive craft beer choice, wine pours, an encyclopedic back bar and gorgeous cocktails. Regina Schauerte is one of the talented bartenders and believes that ingredients for a good bartender are equal parts empathy, patience and a sense of humor. Her humility and down-to-earth quality belie her extensive knowledge of her chosen craft. Asked about her favorite drink to make, Regina says that “all of our drinks are pretty labor-intensive. A lot of muddling, shaking, stirring are involved. I came up with a new drink which has gin, quince jam, lemon, celery shrub and topped with pilsner beer. It’s fresh and vibrant”. Regina also notes that good watering holes add a positive dimension to society and say’s “sometimes I fear technology is keeping people disconnected. Places where you can drink and share a good laugh, or cry, will hopefully keep human interaction alive”. www.blackbirdbar.com. Regina and her husband are also planning an exciting new cocktail catering and consulting company, called SipCraft. Stay tuned for more information!

Tacy Stevens – New Orleans

Tacy Stevens mixes it up at Galatoire’s 33 bar & steak, part of iconic Galatoire’s in the Vieux Carré (old Square) founded in 1905 by Jean Galatoire, this infamous address distinguished itself on Bourbon St. from its humble beginning. From the small village of Pardies, France, Jean Galatoire brought recipes and traditions inspired by the familial dining style of his homeland to create the menu and ambiance of the internationally-renowned restaurant. In its fifth generation, it is the Galatoire family and descendants who have carried the tradition of New Orleans’ fine dining restaurants and influenced its evolution. The restaurant’s culinary customs and reservation statutes have been preserved with little change throughout the decades. One Friday, President Ronald Reagan placed a call to former U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston, who happened to be waiting in line for a table at Galatoire’s. After the President’s call ended, Senator Johnston graciously returned to his position in line.

Walter Pintus – London

Following extensive experience at some of the world’s best hotels and resorts such as One Aldwych and the Grand Hotel Villa D’Este, Walter Pintus became head bartender at the Rivoli Bar at the Ritz in London where he captivates customers with extraordinary creations. His recent “The Tallulah” commemorates a moment in Ritz history back in 1951 when American actress Tallulah Bankhead sipped champagne from her slipper during a press conference to celebrate her arrival in London. With its luxurious, late 1920’s design, the interior of The Rivoli Bar has been likened by TATLER magazine to a ‘gorgeous little jewel box’. Murano glass chandeliers are suspended from gilded ceiling domes, whilst paneled walls in polished camphor wood veneer are decorated with delicate Lalique glass insets originally made for the Orient Express trains. In April 2014, Pintus was selected from over 60 entrants to win one of the most intrepid prizes in cocktailing history. As one of the winners of the WanderlustColombia challenge, he will go to live and work in the vibrant and exotic capital of Colombia and the fashionable city of Cartagena. (www.theritzlondon.com)

Cleaning 

Diana Seablom – Boston

Diana Seablom is the owner of Green Cleaning of Newburyport in Massachusetts. The Company has carefully chosen products that are free of harsh chemicals, are biodegradable and toxin-free. Diana and her team are proud to bring her clients an environmentally-friendly choice, and they use products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within their clients homes, and for the community and environment outside of it. The Company’s many testimonials on its beautifully designed site attest to the excellent level of customer service employed (www.greencleaningnbpt.com).

Kathleen Bands Schindler – Baltimore

Kathleen Bands Schindler is passionate about cleaning. Currently Vice President at My Cleaning Service Inc. where she is a third generation successor, Kathleen has utilized her BA in Business Management from Washington College to institute improvements to keep this cleaning leader at their industry’s forefront. She has been instrumental in upgrading the Company’s technology, quality control and account management and she believes that cleanliness is paramount for personal health and a sustainable environment. She was recognized by the Maryland Daily Record’s “20 IN THEIR TWENTIES” as an up and comer who are successful by or before the age of 30. This edition recognizes honorees on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement and achievement. (www.mycleaningservice.com).

Louise Taillon – Toronto

Louise Taillon has been active in the cleaning industry for over 25 years. Today she is Director of Training for The Sani Marc Group. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the company Training Program for both employees and clients. Louise is a frequent guest speaker on green cleaning, cleaning for health and how to successfully implement corporate sustainability programs. She also has experience in implementing Business Continuity and Corporate Pandemic Plans, helping businesses protect their employees and investments in the event of sudden outbreaks or loss of critical business components. Louise is a graduate of Ryerson University, is a LEED Green Associate, is an Expert Sustainability Professional (ESP), and is currently studying to become an accredited LEED Professional.

Mark Newman-Kuzel – Los Angeles

Maid in the U.S.A. is the premier boutique cleaning service in the Los Angeles cleaning industry. Maid In the U.S.A. Inc.’s clients range from large, national retailers to premier local restaurants and shops. The company also cleans many film production and post-production facilities in L.A. Residential clients include some of the biggest names in Hollywood as well as Fortune 500 captains of industry. No job is too big or too small for them. Mark Newman-Kuzel, began the business over 19 years ago and is proud of his team of professionals. There is growing consumer interest in natural and green, cleaning products and methods, and in Mark’s video he describes how Limoneira lemons are a great natural cleaning aid.

Saudia Davis – New York

Saudia Davis began GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning with a mission to honor her grandmother, a housekeeper from the West Indies. Saudia’s grandmother lost a battle with cancer and her family speculated, with plenty of evidence, that decades of inhaling toxic fumes from cleaning chemicals had made her sick. This became the impetus for GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning. The company offers top notch residential and commercial cleaning services. Additionally, Saudia, like the Limoneira Company, believes in community. Saudia’s grandmother worked hard, but never had the opportunity to advance. Saudia’s company not only creates jobs, they find, foster, and celebrate greatness for an underserved community.

Shelly Baker – Denver

Shelly baker is the owner of Denver based An Angel’s Touch, LLC (WCF Commercial Green Cleaning Co). Shelly’s company detailed green cleaning company specializing in residential and commercial detailed cleaning company, serving Denver and the surrounding front range areas, specializing in eco-friendly, environmentally safe “green” cleaning services, using non-toxic, biodegradable “certified” green cleaning products and recycled/recyclable cleaning supplies. Their detailed cleaning services include healthy house cleaning, personal organization and housekeeping services; rental and investment property clean-ups; apartment move-ins and move-outs; foreclosure cleans and reo property preservation services; commercial building and office cleaning (including parking areas and window washing); residential and commercial phase and final new construction and remodel cleans; commercial and industrial janitorial services and day, night and weekend interior building and exterior landscape and parking lot/garage porter and groundskeeper property services.