Introducing our 2018 Speakers and Presenters
Kim Stoll, Instructor of Culinary Arts, Central Piedmont Community College
4-H Bakeoff Judging 11:00 am, Demonstration Kitchen at 12:00 pm
Kimberly Stoll is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef who has earned the praise and recognition of countless professional organizations, including the American Culinary Federation, which named her NC 2014 Pastry Chef of the Year. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is a faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College. She is responsible for the opening of Aspire Bakery and Bistro on CPCC’s Harris Campus which serves as a cooperative learning opportunity for CPCC culinary and baking and pastry arts students. She is the author of the newly released Sustainable Food Systems and Agritourism certificate at Central Piedmont.
Kimberly’s passion for food extends beyond the classroom as well. She frequently travels abroad with students to study other cultures. She is a Union County farm owner who combines her knowledge as Master Gardener Volunteer with her experience as a chef to educate children in Union and Mecklenburg counties on nutrition and cooking.
Mechell Turner of Simply Herbal Organics will present: Skin Care with Herbs and Oils
Demonstration Kitchen at 2:00 pm
Mechell Roberts Turner, M.Ed. started studying herbs with her grandmother at age 15 as passed down by generations of Native American healers and midwives. She earned her BA and Masters in Education from Campbell University. She has been on the board of NC Herb Association, ILCA Anson County Beekeepers. She has specialty training in Lactation, Childbirth and Midwifery and as a Curandera. She has an Herb shop in town Peachland She and her husband live in Peachland NC and have 4 children.
Mechell will demonstrate making skin care products including: wound salve with herb oils and beeswax, and hand lotion, salves, and a skin toner with herbs and oils. She will explain proper labeling to meet guidelines. All participants will go home with a sample!
B-Rad the Kids Magician
Room B - 12:30 pm
B-Rad the Kids Magician is a leading Family and Children’s Entertainer in Upstate South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. He has been making kids of all ages laugh and giggle for over twenty years by providing his unique hilarious comedy skits through the wonders of magic.
He performs over three hundred shows at events year round, always drawing an exciting and engaging crowd. His magic and comedy is ALL about the kids and families really enjoying their laughs with him.
Several audience members will be invited to participate, each one bringing their own style of silliness to the show. B-Rad’s show brings the whole family together for a “funtastic” style of entertainment that will keep the crowd rolling! A magically good memory of an amazing show that you soon won’t forget!
Naturalist Erin Fisher: Wildlife Myths and Realities
Room B - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Folks in the Carolinas are bound to encounter lots of wildlife in their daily lives. Join Naturalist Erin Fisher as we explore the myths and realities behind these critters-
Erin Fisher is a candidate in the Carolinas Master Naturalist Program and animal curator at Discovery Place Nature. She also volunteers with the Carolina WaterfowlRescue and has assisted at the Carolina Raptor Center in the past. A native of Long Island, NY, she grew up with a family of wildlife rehabilitators and a house full of exotic pets.