Foster Care Reform Advocate and Professional Track and Field Athlete Steven Benedict is an Olympic Qualifier and winner of prestigious invitationals nationwide. Steven Benedict’s path to success is all the more remarkable given his early abusive childhood with his biological parents forcing he and his brother to be placed in the Foster Care System. After spending some time in foster care, eventually he and his brother were adopted by wonderful parents, but then precipitously ended when his adopted parents both died prematurely.
Jay Jackson, aka Laganja Estranja, is a passionate individual who is never not busy as a choreographer, music artist, Cannabis advocate, LGBTQ+ icon and an overall queen! As a trans individual, she has truly learned more about herself through expression and her passions. After discovering her true self, she wants to help others by advocating trans rights and the expression of oneself. She was best known on television shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race on season 6 as well as seasons 15 and 16 of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
John Bayes has been a key player in the cannabis industry in both Oregon and California for the last 20 years. His focus has been cultivation education in combination with high level Buddhist teachings which integrate intention into the cultivation practice. These practices along with sourcing the highest level of organic inputs combine to create the methodology we call “Intentional Horticulture.” John has also consulted at nearly every level in the cannabis industry, whether it be in cultivation, or at the State and National level with many politicians that champion the cannabis industry.
Alysha “AJ” Jean is a fitness coach, meditation instructor, and professional dancer in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. If you asked AJ to describe herself in one word, she would confidently sum it all up with the single title, “wellness advocate.”