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4th Annual Expo

Performers & Speakers

Will Tucker - Emcee & Host

Will Tucker Emcee & Host Times Vary The hilarious, engaging and entertaining Will Tucker is the founder of WTF! (Will Tucker Fitness), Creator of the WTF! Method™ and Four-Time Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Will Tucker is a highly sought after speaker and wellness coach. The 50-year-old Mesa, AZ fitness guru has been rightfully dubbed America’s Vegan Trainer™ for his remarkable ability to improve people’s health.

DJ 1period

DJ1period DJ Times Vary Outside Stage Sam is the business owner of BEMOR LLC, offering CPR certification and other healthcare trainings and The Illest Period LLC (DJ 1period), offering DJ and event services. Being plant based for 4 years, compassion and customer service are central to Samuel's work ethic. Whether teaching life saving skills or making people happy with music, the primary goal is a high quality and memorable experience for everyone that he works with.

Dr Samantha Levy

Samantha Levy, ND Naturopathic Medicine 11:00-11:30 Inside Stage Samantha Levy, a is licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND). She is a strong believer in our bodies have an innate ability to heal and if provided with the right conditions to stimulate our vitality. Her primary focus are women’s health, community medicine, mind-body connection, gastrointestinal and endocrine health. Her passion lies in addressing the root cause of her patient’s concerns.

Ebony Yogi

Ebony McClellan Medina Yoga Workshop 11:15-11:45 Outside Stage Ebony is a Creative Writer, Yoga Teacher, & Reiki II practitioner who is deeply rooted in sacred healing & sacred wellness modalities. Called to her craft in 2010 after an auto-immune disease left her disabled, she has spent the last decade studying and writing about the practice of ancient natural and sacred ways to restore the Body, Mind, and Soul. In 2020, she founded Ebony Yogi Foundation.

Ansel Joseph

Ansel Joseph Steel Pan Band 12:20-1:20 Outdoor Stage Born and raised in Trinidad, Ansel has been learning to make Steel Pan since he was a child. He has traveled the world teaching and playing pan. Ansel gave up meat and dairy at 69 years old, due to heart disease and it saved his life. He has been plant based for 10 years now, at a healthy, active 79 years old.

Kenyatta Banks

Kenyatta Banks Men's Health Panel 12:15-12:45 Inside Stage Kenyatta Banks, CEO/creator of the Arsenal by Kenyatta workout series. Kenyatta is a 100% plant based fitness tycoon, (some would say guru) who's passion and purpose extends far longer than his three middle names. Kenyatta has taken the Arsenal HIIT on tour, throughout all the mountainside fitness gyms in AZ, Columbus, GA, Texas Southern University, Katy, TX & Honolulu, Hawaii and hosts a retreat in Ithaca, Greece.

Donnell Jackson - The Coughee Company

Donnell Jackson Men's Health Panel 12:15-12:45 Inside Stage Founder & Co-Founder of 3 different non-profits including Black Cannabis Culture, In Root and Blacks On Greens. He also owns The Coughee Company; an organic, CBD, plant based coffee company. Donnell has been plant based for over 3 years. When he's not fasting daily and supporting local, black owned business, he plays soccer and is extremely active in Social Equity and Cannabis Justice issues.

Javante Battle

Javante Battle Men's Health Panel 12:15-12:50 Inside Stage Energy Healing 3:00-4:00 Inside Stage Founder of UniverSoul Healing, Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner and vegan for 4 years. He teaches classes to the community and offers private 1 on 1 healing session’s. Javante has spent the last 3 years training in the healing art of Reiki and Qigong to understand how to use energy to facilitate holistic, natural healing in the body.

Súle Greg Wilson

Súle Greg Wilson African Drums 2:15-2:45 Outside Stage Educator, musician, storyteller, and yogi, Súle Greg Wilson has been an American Griot all his life. This modern ""Edu-Tainer"" has spread the Word of healing story and music for over fifty years in concert halls, community centers, and classrooms from Ghana to Hawaii, Mexico to Ireland, and Juneau to Miami Beach. His music has graced Grammy-winning CDs and award-winning documentaries.

Michelle Ponce

Michelle Ponce Holistic Birth Panel 12:55-1:35 Inside Stage Poetry 1:40 Outside Stage Michelle Ponce is active in the birthworkers of color community, facilitating panels for black breastfeeding week for years and the PHX LOC on a regular basis.


Fatima Holistic Birth Panel 12:55-1:35 Inside Stage Fatima has been a birthworker for over 20 years with impressive accolades including the following: Dona certified Doula, HealthConnect One Community based Doula Trainer Master in Public Health From A.T. Still University; Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology from University of Arizona, She has been as student midwife for the past 7 years and has attended births in Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Uganda and Haiti.

Betty Battle

Betty Battle Holistic Birth Panel 12:55-1:35 Inside Stage Betty Battle is a Mother of Healing. She has been plant based for 6 years. As a Reiki Master, Birth Doula and Mother of 4, she is bringing awareness and wisdom to self healing and generational healing through her sacred energy work and birth practice.

Elizabeth Joseph

Elizabeth Joseph Reversing Diabetes 2:00-2:45 Inside Stage Elizabeth Joseph, SWIHA Alumni, owns Be More Raw LLC and Be More Clean: Colon Hydrotherapy and is the Founder of the Melanin Natural Expo. She's a Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist, Colon Hydrotherapist, Raw Vegan Chef and Author. Elizabeth has been plant based since 2014. She is passionate about organic & holistic living. She specializes in Blood Sugar Management, gut health, weight loss and home detoxification.

Jachin Meeks - Jam Ammy

Jachin Meeks Rapper 3:15-4:00 Outside Stage Jam Ammy diagnosed with Autism at 2 1/2 yrs old. He had no speech until he rapped at 10 yrs old. After going back to school to study the brain, his mom learned to better help him, they must change his diet. Jam Ammy became plant based at 12 yrs old. By 15 they began seeing his life change. Today he uses Hip-Hop to stand up against bullying, to encourage, to advocate for Autism & Hip-Hop, Cannabis, and Mental Illness in the Black communities.

Treasure Calmwolf Howie-Carlson

Treasure Calmwolf Howie-Carlson Drum Circle ~on going~ Outside Booth Educator, student, philanthropist, artist, spiritual, Doula, spouse, entrepreneur, drum circle facilitator, blessed, community connector, Citizen of The World, published author and parent.

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