ORLANDO, FL — Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, addressed the Southern Roots luncheon Friday, March 10, during the Southeast Produce Council's Southern Exposure conference and trade show, held here March 9-11.
Levine has climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North Pole and the South Pole -- a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than 40 people in the world have achieved.
Jill Barton of Jim Rash Inc. and Shawn Lawson of International Paper.
Michele Henning and Nadine Williams of Shenandoah Growers.
Scharles Cox and Amy Smalley of Taylor Farms Tennessee.
Rachelle Schulken of Renaissance Food Group and Wendy McManus of the National Mango Board.
Emmis Yubeta of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and Cyndy Dennis of the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Sarah Deaton, Susan Noritake and Debbie Rogers of Zespri Kiwifruit.
Susan Waters of the Vidalia Onion Committee and Kimberly Reddin of the National Onion Association.
Karen Brux and Allison Myers of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
Sharon Robb of North Bay Produce Inc. and Lori Taylor of The Produce Mom LLC.
Melissa Pine of Grimmway Farms, Nicole Hulstein of The Fresh Market and Meg Buchsbaum of C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Laura Hearn of Nash Produce, Kelly Dietz of Berry Fresh LLC and Sabrina Pokomandy of Highline Mushrooms.
Southern Roots luncheon speaker Alison Levine with SEPC President Teri Miller of The Fresh Market.