Colin Spoelman is a former rooftop moonshiner from Kentucky who founded Kings County Distillery with David Haskell in 2010. He is co-author of The Guide to Urban Moonshining and Dead Distillers. Spoelman also works in architecture.
A writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany, Stone has written for National Geographic and is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and the Daily Beast. His work has also appeared in Time, the Washington Post, Vice, and Literary Hub, and he teaches environmental policy at Johns Hopkins University.
Jesse Szewczyk is a writer, recipe developer, and food stylist based in New York. His work has been featured in Food52, The Washington Post, The Kitchn, BuzzFeed, Tasty, Bake From Scratch, Apartment Therapy, and several other publications. He has spoken at several events, including ones hosted by The James Beard Foundation and Random House Books, and was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 of Food and Drink in 2021. He is the author of Tasty Pride, a collection of 75 recipes and stories from the queer food community (Clarkson Potter/Tasty, 2020) that raised $50,000 for GLAAD. He is currently working on his first solo cookbook, set to publish in 2021.
Geoff Tracy, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, is the owner of four major restaurants in the D.C. area. In 2009, Geoff was awarded the Albert Uster “Chef of the Year Award”. In 2010, he was named one of the top 40 business people under the age of 40 by Washington Business Journal. In 2011, Chef Geoff’s Tysons won the RAMMY award for “Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene.” With Norah O’Donnell, Geoff is the author of NYT bestseller, Baby Love.
A former West Coast editor of W, West writes about culture, food, lifestyle, and design for numerous publications. The Co-Creative Director of Grand Central Market in Los Angeles and a certified Master Food Preserver, he produces a retail collection of jams and marmalades.
Former Executive Food Editor of Refinery29, Weidemann created the blog Impatient Foodie in July 2015. Previously, she had a cooking show on Vogue.com called "Elettra’s Goodness," prior to which, she worked as a model for 10 years and was the face of Lancome cosmetics. She has a Masters Degree in Biomedicine from the London School of Economics.
A longtime food and travel journalist, Wulfhart writes the “Carry-On” column for the New York Times. Her work has also been published in Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, the Wall Street Journal Magazine, and elsewhere.