Morning Mingle: Last Minute Prep for Expo West

Wednesday, Feb 27

7:45-8:45 AM @ Alfalfa's Cafe (1651 Broadway, Boulder)




From the center of the natural products industry comes
Naturally Boulder’s Morning Mingle!


February 27, 7:45-8:45 AM


Alfalfa’s Market Cafe (1651 Broadway)

*Parking is not available in the Alfalfa’s Market parking lot. Please utilize surrounding street parking or the library parking lot.


On the last Wednesday of every month, Naturally Boulder’s Morning Mingles are THE place to learn with 100 natural products professionals and network around a timely, hot topic.

February’s Theme:
Last Minute Prep for Expo West

With Expo West right around the corner, do you or your company need some last minute tips and tricks to make the most of your Expo experience?

Whether you are an exhibitor or planning to walk the floor, this event will leave you inspired and ready to conquer Expo! Our panel will share insights to optimize your experience through effective networking, energizing your booth, and more so that you leave Expo having grown your business and connections.

Not attending Expo West? You will still gain valuable tips to refine your business-forward networking skills by attending this Morning Mingle!

Boulder is fortunate to have Informa/New Hope Network and its talented, supportive team as part of our local community.

Learn from the Experts:

Katie Orrell, Senior Marketing Manager, New Hope Network
Zachary Watson,
Account Manager, New Hope Network
Sarah Quinlan,
Client Services Specialist, New Hope Network
Paige Mitchum,
Director of Marketing, Purely Elizabeth
Jim Lamancusa,
Founder & CEO, Cusa Tea


Members: FREE
Non-members: $10
Refund requests will be honored up to 48 hours before the event.

Panelist Bio’s

Katie Orrell
Katie is a Colorado Native and has worked in marketing and promotions for over 14 years. Her love of the natural, organic and healthy lifestyle industry, coupled with her love of trade shows, brought her to New Hope Network in 2013 where she now works as the Senior Marketing Manager for Natural Products Expo East and Expo West. Outside of work, Katie is the Mom of two small children, loves weekends in the mountains, and is a devoted Brené Brown fan.

Zachary Watson
Zachary has a deep level of knowledge in the Natural Products Industry with over 8 years in his current role as an Account Manager at New Hope Network. His expertise is strategic planning for Exhibitors at Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East, in addition to New Hope Network’s diverse portfolio of Media & Content Marketing Solutions.  Zach and his team are your experts in ensuring you have a successful Expo West!

Sarah Quinlan
Sarah is an Exhibitor Services veteran for the New Hope Network with more than 10+ years of project management and logistical coordination. She got her start in events when she started an Art Gallery in Denver’s booming local art scene and easily transitioned over to consumer shows. In her roles she has touched every aspect of event management from operations to registration, marketing and more. Her dedication and passion for helping others is unparalleled. Sarah and her team are responsible for the exhibitor services kits, booth approval process, badge registration assistance, and managing the floor onsite for Expo West, so bring your questions, she’ll be able to answer them!

Paige Mitchum
Paige, a native of California, grew up in the natural foods industry and is inspired by making better food accessible to more people and is currently the Marketing Director for Purely Elizabeth. Paige managed Udi’s gluten free bakery business for Boulder Brands, where she has worked in brand management roles since 2014. A fluent Spanish speaker, Paige studied International Business at Universidad de Barcelona. She holds a BA from the University of Colorado. In 2011 and 2012, Paige volunteered for the Traditional Medicinals Foundation in the Thar Desert, India.

Jim Lamancusa
Jim is the Founder and CEO of Cusa Tea, the world’s greatest cup of tea. After 15 years of senior level sales and marketing leadership experience at some of Boulder’s greatest brands, Eco-Products, Good Belly, Dynafit/Salewa, Jim took the plunge in 2017 and revolutionized the way that consumers drink healthy beverages. His patented cold-brew, evaporative-dehydration technology creates an amazing cup of tea in seconds and is now carried in 1,200 retailers nationwide and growing at over 600% annually. Jim loves ice-climbing, backcountry skiing, meditation and a great cup of tea!

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