Chelsea Gregoire

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Chelsea Gregoire is a consultant, and educator in the hospitality industry. After opening numerous bars, restaurants & hotels for others, Church is their first project as an owner. Chelsea founded Drinkable Genius in 2015, a consultancy focused on supporting business owners in building new restaurant and beverage programs, managing profitability and service standards, and streamlining existing processes to maximize their efforts, particularly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Always the bartender, Chelsea is passionate about using cocktails and hospitality to generate community and opportunities for others, and was named an Eater Young Gun (2018) and Esquire's Beverage Director of the Year (2019), among other honors. They currently sit on committees for the Tales of the Cocktail and Bar Convent Brooklyn, and have taught classes at national and international conferences and in partnership with brands and publications. Chelsea is a Baltimore native with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. Their experience in building religious communities has defined their holistic approach to career development, equitable systems, and welcoming spaces.


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Laura Louise Green, LPC


Laura is a licensed professional counselor and organizational consultant from Chicago, IL. After working in the hospitality & drinks industries for nearly 20 years, Laura utilizes her knowledge and skills as a trained and licensed mental health professional to facilitate training, growth, and healing within the hospitality sector. She studied at DePaul University, earning a Master's of Education in Community Counseling, and is currently studying Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London in the School of Business, Economics, and Informatics.