Annie Lawless, Suja Juice Co-Founder and Certified Holistic Health Coach
Annie Lawless, Co-Founder of Suja Juice and Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), developed a passion for health and nutrition as a teenager after years of managing her own food sensitivities. She saw her health vastly improve when she began juicing and following a modified organic diet. Annie strengthened her knowledge for health and nutrition through her work as a yoga instructor and during her training at the Integrative Institute for Nutrition to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. When not in the kitchen or on the road, Annie spearheads consumer education for Suja, which ranges from blogging on behalf of the brand, sharing her innovative recipe creations on Suja’s social media platforms and her personal favorite, one-on-one interaction with Suja fans.
Julie Upton, MS, RD
Julie is a San Francisco-based registered dietitian and nutrition communications specialist. Ms. Upton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Michigan State University and completed her dietetic internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Nutrition Communications from Boston University and is co-author of The Real Skinny: Appetite for Health’s 101 Fat Habits and Slim Solutions (Penguin 2013). Upton is co-founder of Appetite for Health (www.AppforHealth.com), where she writes daily about nutrition, fitness and health.
Vani Hari, Food Babe Founder
Vani Hari started FoodBabe.com in April 2011 to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. The success in her writing and investigative work can be seen in the way food companies react to her uncanny ability to find and expose the truth. Impassioned by knowing how food affects health, Vani loves sharing her message on the blogosphere to 4 million unique readers across the globe. Vani’s activism brought national attention at the Democratic National Convention when she used her status as an elected delegate to protest in front of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on the issue of GMO labeling. Vani has been profiled in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Doctors Show, NBC News, Fox News and is a regular cooking contributor on NBC’s Charlotte Today and food expert on CNN.
Nick Symmonds, Olympic Athlete
Nick Symmonds is a two time Olympian for the USA (Beijing and London) specializing in mid-distance track racing. He is a passionate outdoorsman and when not traveling the world for races, Nick can be found in the Pacific Northwest climbing mountains and fishing. Nick is currently training for the 2016 Olympic Games. His favorite Suja is Green Supreme.
Max Goldberg, Living Maxwell Founder
Called an “organic sensation” by The New York Times and named as “one of the nation’s leading organic food experts” by Shape Magazine, Max Goldberg is the founder of Living Maxwell (www.livingmaxwell.com), one of the most widely read organic food blogs in the country, and Pressed Organic Juice Directory (www.pressedjuicedirectory.com), the world's first pressed organic juice directory. Max has been featured in The New York Times, Fox News Channel, CNN, Forbes, Shape Magazine, Self Magazine, The Huffington Post, Veria Living, and numerous other publications. An organic food activist, partner of the Just Label It! campaign, and speaker at industry trade shows, Max runs the Organic Food Industry Group on LinkedIn, where his weekly curated email is read by thousands of organic food CEOs, founders, and executives from all over the world. Max received his BA from Brown University and his MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and he is the author of the upcoming memoir CLEAR: Life After a Decade of Antidepressants and Other Escape Mechanisms.
Sam Swensen, Suja Juice Online Brand Manager
Sam has been leading Suja’s social media efforts since the company began in 2012. Her passion for fitness and nutrition has been key to her role as Suja’s online voice. An avid juicer, runner and devoted yogi, Sam embodies the Suja lifestyle and infuses her knowledge and experiences into all of Suja’s social platforms.
Anya Kaats, Suja Juice Marketing Director
Anya has worked within the natural foods industry for her entire professional career, starting at Whole Foods Market and eventually landing her dream job at Suja Juice in late 2013. Having struggled with dietary & digestive issues from a young age, Anya adopted a modified paleo diet during college and noticed a huge improvement in her overall health & well-being. She developed an immense passion for whole, unprocessed, food and nutrition and is thrilled to be able to merge her passion with her professional career, working for a brand that shares her commitment to promoting health and wellness. Anya is currently studying to be a Certified Holistic Health Coach at the Integrative Institute for Nutrition.