Presenter Bios:

James Norwood Pratt

Heather Agosta

Nicole Armstrong

Russell Bialic

Brett Boynton

Richard Brandt

Laurie and Charles Dawson

Babette Donaldson

Friday Elliott

Noli Ergas

Roberta Fuhr

Marcus Gramps

Christopher Gronbeck

Suzette Hammond

Keelan Kirby

Jeffrey McIntosh

NW Wu-Wo Tea Association

Josephine Pan

Elyse Petersen

Bernadette Petrotta

Lorna Reeves

Ken Rudee

Thomas Shu

Shiuwen Tai

Rona Tison

Tatsuo Tomeoka

Raj Vable

Jan Waldmann

Stephanie Wilson

Xue-Qiao Zhao

Annelies Zijderveld

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Ken Rudee

Ken is the Founder and President of Rudee Enterprises, a multi-faceted firm that provides operational, financial, product development, strategic planning, sourcing, QC and educational services to businesses and professional firms. He has consulted on tea with diverse organizations including some of the world's largest retailers and coffee companies, top US culinary schools, and AAA Five Diamond Hotels and Resorts. Ken also has professional training from the Culinary Institute of America.

Ken is an active member of the specialty tea industry. He is a founding member and former chairman of the Specialty Tea Institute (STI), and a Director of the Tea Association of the USA. Ken has been a keynote speaker at industry conferences including the 2010 International Symposium of the Tea Industry held in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a STI Certified Tea Instructor, a founder and past president of the Puget Sound Tea Education Assoc. (PSTea)/NW Tea Festival, has won twenty-one tea related awards including many World and American Tea Championship awards and a national small business award.

Ken is also exploring other opportunities in tea and looking forward to wherever the journey and his passions in the tea world may take him.

Ken can be contacted at:
Phone: 206-395-9435

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