7x world champion, best selling author, activist, and Emmy award winner, Rebecca Rusch is an adventure athlete using her platform to inspire others to be good to themselves, the environment, and most importantly to others.
Bold and expressive, Chef Karen Akunowicz' cooking highlights exceptional ingredients through traditional and modern mediums, introducing beloved Italian classics with a twist of contemporary innovation. The grace and finesse behind her cuisine stems from her time cooking at L'Avian Blu Enoteca in Modena, and has continued to blossom through her immersion in Italian food culture and heritage.
An avid outdoors person, Tory is a trail runner, mountain biker, and backcountry skier who understands the unique demands of the mountains. A board-certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and founder of Flow State Nutrition, Tory earned her Master's in Public Health and Nutrition from Norther Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Nurturing her two acre farm in Washington state, Shaye Elliott and her husband Stuart have cultivated a life to live off their land. From the produce that they tend in their gardens, to the many chickens, ducks, hogs, sheep, and dairy cows that they raise on the farm, theirs is a life nurtured by their hands and hearts. After a trip to Sicily, Shaye was determined to find the flavors she'd experienced on that sun kissed island once more. Her search came to and end when she found Bona Furtuna.
Bona Furtuna brand ambassador Lorenzo Abbatiello is a 1st generation Italian who is passionate about keeping the Italian traditions alive. Lorenzo loves to share his culture with others and loves working with Bona Furtuna because of it's authentic quality products.
A California native, Sara Cárdenas is a photographer and self-taught home cook who grew up in a family that valued wholesome farm-to-table cooking. Sara loves cooking seasonally with local ingredients.