Ellen Palestrant – Writer-Artist, College instructor, Film producer
Ellen Palestrant is a South African-born writer and creative artist. She has nine published books and has also recently completed the documentary film: “SAMMY: THE JOURNEY” about one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust – “Sammy” – today known as Sam Harris. Her published books include: Nosedive, Johannesburg One Hundred, Remembering Dolores, I Touched a Star in My Dream Last Night, Have You Ever Had A Hunch? The Importance of Creative Thinking, Pretzel On Prozac: The Story of An Immigrant Dog, The World of Glimpse and If You Can Make It, Mr. Harris… So Can I. Previously, Palestrant has been a game inventor, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children’s animation), film producer, college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press.
Chris Walsh – Managing Editor at Marijuana Business Media
Chris Walsh is the managing editor at Marijuana Business Media, a company that focuses on a highly controversial drug and product. He oversees content for Marijuana Business Media, which provides news, industry data, analysis and information to cannabis professionals. In this capacity, he runs the industry’s leading website, Marijuana Business Daily; manage a daily newsletter; edit the trade publication Marijuana Business Magazine; and program/moderate the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo and other events. Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabis business experts by Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times and many others. He’s also been seen in on-air interviews ranging from CNBC to HuffPost Live. Chris served as Founding Editor for Marijuana Business Media during the company’s launch in 2011, and now leads the entire editorial team there.