- Contributors -
DAWN SHAND JOHNSON – FOUNDER OF PINK KALE
I’m a freelance eco-friendly makeup artist and green beauty editor. I have been doing makeup professionally in Los Angeles for the past 14 years for photo shoots, magazines, celebrities, events and for TV & Film. I am proud to say my makeup kit is almost completely green with the exception of some conventional products that I occasionally use for set work. I was the Beauty Editor of an LA based fashion and beauty magazine Genlux for 5 years, I also blog and do freelance beauty writing. I was raised in Vancouver Canada but have called Los Angeles home for the last 13 years, where I live with husband and two small children daughter Charly 6, and a son Walker 4. You can check out my makeup portfolio here.
KRISTIN CAMPBELL – CONTRIBUTORING EDITOR
Kristin Campbell (neé Proctor) is a multi-talented actress, mother, wife, web designer, coder, blogger and newly converted clean green freak. She believes that life is to be lived and that you can always take different paths to achieve your goals. And that those goals may change with time. And that that is totally ok. Ok?! Taking risks, following her heart and, jumping into new projects is something she has done all her life. Born in LA and raised in Norway. Kristin studied acting at American Repertory Theatre at Harvard and the Moscow Art Theatre. She later went on to have a flourishing acting career in NYC and LA in both theatre and television/film. Recurring on HBO’s The Wire, Guest starring on CSI-NY, Cold Case and NCIS and on national commercials such as American Express and Wendy’s. After having children, she decided to switch paths, to allow more time home with her kiddos. She studied web and graphic design at UCLA extension and built her Los Angeles web design business Inkadinka Design. Now a newly converted clean green freak, Kristin is spreading the word about healthier green and clean options for all! She recently joined the exciting start up from Santa Monica – Beautycounter, and is currently living in Portland, OR on a new life adventure.
SHANNON L. BOWEN – CONTRIBUTORING EDITOR
My first true love was the written word. As a child, at the end of each trip to the local library, I took out as many books as my arms could carry.
I started writing for magazines over a decade ago, covering an array of lifestyle, travel and entertainment topics and holding various editorial positions at Brentwood Magazine, FashionLA, Genlux and The Hollywood Reporter.
After years of writing about Hollywood, I became part of it, working for the executive producer of Fox’s “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” I went on to manage Nigel Lythgoe Productions, then moved on to independent producing. My recent projects include a web series about animal rescue for PetSmart Charities and actor/producer Josh Duhamel and a new series for Animal Planet that will debut in 2015.
When I’m not reading, writing or producing, I’m practicing yoga or looking for adventure in my hometown of Los Angeles.
KATIE BACCARO — FITNESS CONTRIBUTOR
Originally from Connecticut, Katie has spent the last 15 years in Los Angeles, where she has worked as a television and film producer. Katie has a passion for fitness. She loves taking hikes with her dog Monkey and she works out every day, even when she has super early call time on set. Katie loves working out with a trainer, boxing and trying out new workout classes. Katie is determined to take the Beyonce workout class in NYC one day, and she loves Wille Geist, a good lobster roll and a massage.
SEEMA SHARMA – HEALTH AND WELLNESS CONTRIBUTER
Seema Sharma worked as an ER physician for 7 years. Her life didn’t look or feel the way she wanted it to, so she decided to make big changes. She left medicine and now practices as a Health Coach and Wellness Consultant. She also enjoys teaching Yoga publicly and privately. This year is a spiritual sabbatical for her as she has jumped into all things creative. Her goal is to do one this she is afraid of each day. She believes we all have many gifts and the journey of our life is to find, uncover and share those gifts with the world. To learn more about Seema check out her site seemasharmamd.com
LAUREN HILTON-HOCHHAUSER — CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Lauren has worked in the beauty industry for more than 13 years, in public relations, where she represented a variety of beauty brands such as Alterna Haircare, Hourglass Cosmetics, DuWop, L’Oreal and Bliss Spa, as well as working as a freelance writer. After having children, living a green lifestyle became more of a priority to her, and she began researching ways to live a cleaner, more eco-friendly life. As a beauty junkie, this meant switching to natural beauty products that were free of harsh chemicals. In addition to caring for her two toddlers and running her own PR company, Lauren spends her time scouring the globe for the best natural beauty products on the market. She’s excited to share her favorite finds with Pink Kale readers!
Brett Lynch — Graphic & Web Design
Bryce Johnson — Literary Editor & Guys Contributor