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Tuesday, June 9 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting the Experts at WTA

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World Tea Academy’s program was developed by an unprecedented group of tea industry experts and luminaries. The authors of our classes and our strategic technical advisors are what make World Tea Academy’s courses and certifications a top-notch educational program for the industry. Come meet the experts that have helped make our curriculum first-rate.

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Lisa Richardson

Director of World Tea Academy, QuestEx
Lisa started with World Tea Academy in 2018 as the Online Assistant Education Manager and is now the Education Manager and Director. She has traveled the globe researching and learning from masters about tea. Forming Lisa Knows Tea in 2000, she has consulted with companies in product... Read More →
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Lydia Kung

Product Manager, Verileaf
Lydia's first glimpse of tea gardens was when she was doing dissertation fieldwork (about factory women) in Taiwan. After years in academia, Lydia has returned to tea as an importer and wholesaler. Trends may come and go, but years of tasting teas bring her a continued appreciation... Read More →
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Mo Sardella

Director of Marketing, THE G.S. Haly Company, Inc.
Mo Sardella has been working in the Specialty Tea Industry since 1998, where he began his career at Peet’s Coffee and Tea based in Berkeley, CA. Since then, Mo has focused on tea education programs, and helping to maintain the consistency and quality of Specialty Tea available to... Read More →
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Scott Svihula

Founder, Hula Consulting
Scott Svihula has carved out a niche as an expert in the specialty coffee & tea industry. Scott started his own tea & coffee consulting business, Hula Consulting, to offer a unique one stop service approach offering everything a company needs to grow. His customized consulting approach... Read More →
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Bill Waddington

Founder/President, TeaSource
Bill Waddington is the founder of TeaSource, a wholesale and retail specialty tea company. As such he imports and blends some of the finest teas from around the world. TeaSource is a 19 year old company with hundreds of wholesale customers all across North America. Bill’s mission... Read More →
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Babette Donaldson

Founder, International Tea Sippers Society
Babette Donaldson, author of The Everything Healthy Tea Book and The Emma Lea Books began her adventure with “real” tea as a graduate art student in San Francisco during the 70's with a graduate focus on ceramic art. Studying the history and elegance of ancient teaware inspired... Read More →
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Virginia Utermohlen-Lovelace

Associate Professor, Taste Science
Virginia is a physician, scientist, and award-winning educator, with a life-long fascination with the science behind our sensory perceptions. Through her research and teaching as faculty member in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University (one of the world’s premier... Read More →

Tuesday June 9, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Colorado Convention Center

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