speaker bio's 22 june

Lisa Brand


“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. 

When diet is correct, medicine is of no need” ~ Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb 

Knowing what to eat can literally save your life. Even more than that, understanding the consequences of the foods we eat and how best to eat for our vibrant health can give you a quality of life that has to be experienced to be believed.  My name is Lisa Brand, I have over 25 years’ experience in the Health and Wellness arena and I see on a daily basis what the impact on our health has been due to our changing lifestyles and food choices. As we move away from all that is natural to a world that is genetically modified, preserved, sprayed, irradiated, artificially coloured and sweetened. We find ourselves facing chronic illness on a scale never seen before. Take back control , learn how to heal yourself and create vibrant health for the rest of your life!

Krista Belle


"Food is my Activism"

Krista Belle has been a passionate vegan for over six years and throughout her life has run many small businesses including Eco-Cleaning, Bridal Yoga and Lady Rawsome. Bringing her passion to Geelong when she moved here in 2015, Krista decided to start the Geelong Vegan Lifestyle Market to promote more ethical consumer choices and cruelty free options.

With children at home, Krista has found her way to actively promote veganism through the power of food. Her cake business Lady Rawsome and the Geelong Vegan Lifestyle Market opens the door for conversations around an ethical lifestyle with all the wonderful people Krista meets on a daily basis.  

Simply Vegan Cuisine


Lisa is also part owner of Simply Vegan Cuisine. Simply Vegan Cuisine's "Dolly Bus" is Australia's first fully vegan mobile food van. Steve & Lisa are passionate vegans who believe that food should be kind, compassionate, sustainable, healthy and incredibly tasty. The Dolly Bus serves delicious cooked meals and also amazing raw living dishes. 

Lady Rawsome


Lady Rawsome Vegan Cakes and Catering.
A homegrown, grassroots, ethical, vegan venture.
Specialising in Raw and Not-so-Raw-Anymore delicious beautiful desserts and cakes for any occasion.

Speaker bio's 27 april

Dr Adam Cardilini


Dr Adam Cardilini is a teaching scholar and ecologist at Deakin University. He is concerned about the environmental impacts of animal agriculture,  the Climate Emergency and how a vegan ethic could contribute to conservation. Adam has been involved in Climate Emergency advocacy for several years and is working to help the movement grow.

Reece Starkey


Reece is at every Geelong Vegan Lifestyle Market and is a passionate advocate and representative of Goodguts Probiotic Tea. Ask Reece anything about gut health and he will happily talk to you for hours to help you sort out your ailments! Reece is also an incredible professional musician playing regularly at Melbourne Town Hall.



speaker biographies - mar 23 @ 1pm

Winsome Coutts


Winsome is founder of the Green Living Festival in Anglesea and is passionate about bringing greener living opportunities to her local community.

Tiz Heeschen


Tiz has been working in the area of clean safe drinking water for over 20 years. For the past 10 she has been a passionate advocate and sales fo Zazen Water Filters.

Lexi Marsh


Lexi has just opened 'Ocean Air Yoga' -Aerial Yoga classes in Geelong. Having spent the last three years at sea as a Bridge Officer for Sea Shepherd, she spent many hours teaching Aerial Yoga to fellow crew members.

Greener Living Festival


Zazen Water Filters


Ocean Air Yoga


Speaker Biographies - Feb 23 @ 1pm

James Hoot is creating 'The World's First Vegan Documentary' Series


'The Save Movement and the 

Power of Love-Based Activism'

Seb Alex, James Hoot, Lena Ella and Tim Verhoef are four full-time animal rights activists that are currently on a two-month activism tour with The Save Movement up the Australian coast. 

Their talk will be on the power of love-based activism and how we all have a role to play in saving animals from harm

Support James' documentary here: https://www.patreon.com/veganroundtheworld

Jason Carstens is Vice-President of VegVic and World Vegan Day Melbourne


'Veganism: Sharing the Gift'

Jason Carstens is an old vegan... ha ha - I mean he's been vegan for 30 + years.  He’s the Co-Founder of a vegan outreach business called Moral Fibre, Vice President of VegVic and World Vegan Day Melbourne and you will see him on stage there, as both guest speaker and MC. 

While very passionate, Jason is responsible for gently mentoring many people on to the vegan path. As a stand up comedian Jase brings humour as well as a big personality to his talks as he shares the blessings that being vegan brings. 

Eliza Reilly is Founder of Living Food Wellness


'Raw Blissful Pregnancy'

My name is Eliza, age 41. I feel good about sharing my age and what is possible for an older women and pregnancy.  

I have been on a health journey for the last fifteen years of my life, living in the tropics for the past six years and eating high raw, predominantly vegan, lifestyle. And boy do I feel the vibrancy and love which plant foods exude. 

Let me talk about my pregnancy more in the cosy sharing corner, come and learn about how easy it has been for me on this living, fully alive pathway.

Dean O'Callaghan is an Ecopreneur


'Symbiosis & Kombucha: 

metaphors for life'

Dean is CEO and Abundance Generator at The Good Brew Company which  is dedicated to an environmental and socially sustainable future.  

Deano will demonstrate symbiosis using a live kombucha brew to show you how to brew medicine and other sustainable practices for living and business.