2024

Annual General Meeting

Thank you for attending the Visit Santa Barbara Annual General Meeting at Rosewood Miramar Beach. We hope you enjoyed our program, the wellness market and networking with industry colleagues and friends!
Please see below for information on the speakers at this year’s program.

For questions and more information, please contact Cat Bronge at [email protected]

panelists:

Gabe Saglie (Moderator)
Travelzoo
Gabe is a sought-after expert on travel deals, tips and trends. You’ve seen him in top TV markets around the country –New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and San Francisco, among others — as well as the national networks and top-tier publications. Gabe is a senior editor with Travelzoo as well as a longtime food and wine writer.

Meredith Markworth-Pollack
Palma Colectiva
Meredith Markworth-Pollack is a Reiki practitioner, sound healer, and curator of ceremonial and wellness events. She relies heavily on her design background to create intentional, beautiful, and nourishing environments to heal, connect, and ground. She relies deeply on her intuition to guide her through energy work, unique and specific to each offering.

Daniel Pozas
Palma Colectiva
Daniel Pozas is an Intuitive and Energy Worker originally from Mexico, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology with focus on psychoanalysis. Later on while living in the US, he felt deeply called to deepen his studies to understand healing from a non-Western and more spiritual approach. Most recently, he has started studying under the guidance and instruction of Kai Karrel, a mystic and a practicing medium, which has further influenced his growth as a medium and a healer.

Adrienne Smith
Power of Your Om
With over 16 years of experience leading a business, racing as a professional triathlete, being a mom, and breaking a world record rowing across the Pacific Ocean, Adrienne seems to effortlessly make the impossible possible. Owner of Santa Barbara based yoga studio Power of Your OM, Adrienne is continually on a mission to change the conversation about true wellness, and this year she is creating the first ever wellness festival, Sunsender.

Janis Clapoff
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara
Janis Clapoff is an accomplished industry leader with outstanding experience in the luxury sector. She has spent her entire professional career in hospitality with her first exposure as part of the opening team of the 750 room Hyatt International in Montreal. She was then recruited quickly thereafter to open the Four seasons Montreal and spent the next 10 years in various Four Season (Toronto, Vancouver, and Santa Barbara), and is now the General Manager at the iconic El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara.

Jane Chapman
The Communal Table

Jane Chapman is the creator & founder of The Communal Table Santa Barbara. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Jane has worked in the food & Hospitality industry for over 20 years. She is passionate about finding joy each day, creating community, supporting women, elevating our voices, and helping others to see & live to their fullest potential using their unique natural gifting.

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