Bio: Karen Ellis-Ritter, Co-Founder and Executive, Director of Compassionate Farming Education Initiative(CFEI), a 501c3 educational non-profit (visit compassionatefarming.org). Karen is a passionate and tireless vegan educator, transition coach, public speaker, workshop/ curriculum developer and animal rights activist. She has over 20 years of independent study in plant-based nutrition and holistic healing. Karen is committed to creating a conscious and compassionate world through public outreach and education. In addition, she is a web/graphic designer and a singer/songwriter for the band Modern Day Alchemy.