Elizabeth Candelario is managing director of Demeter USA. She joined Demeter in January 2008 as a seasoned marketing professional, with 25 years experience in marketing, business development, and non-profit management. She also serves as Board President for Demeter’s accredited organic certifier Stellar Certification Services. Elizabeth first became interested in Biodynamic farming while Marketing Director at Quivira Vineyards, when the wine estate transitioned from conventional to Biodynamic farming. She was so inspired by that experience she joined Demeter to help them expand awareness about Biodynamic agriculture and its positive effects on the food we eat and the environment we live in. Elizabeth’s prior work includes Director of Consumer Sales and Marketing at Chateau Montelena and V.P. Sales and Marketing for Pezzi King Vineyards. She also owned and operated Studio Airstream, a marketing and non-profit consulting firm specializing in strategic philanthropy.