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Nancie Oxley
Tuesday, May 10

Nancie Oxley

St. Julian Winery

Nancie Oxley joined St. Julian Wine Company in 2002 as the Assistant Winemaker and moved up the ranks to Winemaker in 2010, becoming Michigan’s first female winemaker. She has been involved in the wine industry for the past 13 years and gained her knowledge primarily through hands-on experience.

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Bridgett Blough
Tuesday, June 21

Bridgett Blough

The Organic Gypsy

"We should have a conversation of quality and quantity, about food that's healthy and nutritious as well as tasty and flavorful. This is why I have a food truck — so I can have these conversations about food. And I really do believe in what I'm doing." - See more at: http://www.encorekalamazoo.com/organic-gypsy#sthash.mZT81dbR.dpuf

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Past Events

Jim Coyle

Jim Coyle

Global Conference 2016 Videos

Global Conference 2016 Videos

Rene Meave

Rene Meave

Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Patti Glaza

Patti Glaza

Erika Block

Erika Block

Laura & Ryan Vaughn

Laura & Ryan Vaughn

Mark Smutek

Mark Smutek

2015 Global Conference

2015 Global Conference

Chris Lampen-Crowell

Chris Lampen-Crowell

Ernie Pang

Ernie Pang

Jen Randall

Jen Randall

Daniel Jefferies

Daniel Jefferies

Kevin Romeo

Kevin Romeo

Charles Fierke

Charles Fierke

Jack Ahrens

Jack Ahrens

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