Speaker & Hosts


Academy Award winner (West Side Story)
Guest Speaker

Academy Award-winning actor George Chakiris has achieved a remarkable international career in film, television and theatre. His luminous performance as Bernardo in the film classic West Side Story earned George an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award. He was also honored with the status of “Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters” by the French Minister of Culture. George has appeared in films with Marilyn Monroe, Cyd Charisse, Debbie Reynolds, Bing Crosby, Charlton Heston, Cliff Robertson, and Dirk Bogarde, to name a few; and in the film classics, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Brigadoon, White Christmas, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. He has starred in many theatre productions including The Passion of Dracula on London’s West End and the British National Tour of M Butterfly. He also starred in the BBC series Notorious Woman, which also aired on PBS. George Chakiris has made a deep impression in the history of entertainment, bringing joy to generations.

Susie Castillo

Television Host, Actress and former Miss USA (VEGAN)
Master of ceremonies

In 2003, Puerto Rican and Dominican beauty Susie Castillo became the third Latina ever to win the Miss USA Pageant. One of television’s most recognizable faces, Susie most recently co-hosted the NBC series School Pride. She was also a host of MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live) interviewing the biggest names in entertainment and many other MTV shows plus radio. She has also hosted CBS Sports’ Arthur Ashe Kids Day, NBC’s Superstars of Dance, Live! With Regis and Kelly as guest host, and the Miss USA Pageant live telecast, to name a few. As an actress, Susie appeared in the TBS hit House of Payne, ABC’s Castle and My Wife and Kids, and UPN’s Half and Half, as well as the films, A Holiday Engagement, More Than Stars, and Underdog. Susie, currently living in Los Angeles, spends time to support her favorite non-profits for children and animals. Susie lives a conscientious green, vegan lifestyle.

Corey Feldman

Award-winning actor (vegetarian)
Master of ceremonies

Throughout his youth, Corey appeared in over 100 commercials and 50 television shows including Mork and Mindy, Eight Is Enough, One Day at a Time, and Cheers. He starred in 15 consecutive #1 movies, such as The Goonies, Stand by Me, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The ‘Burbs and Gremlins. The gifted actor appeared with Corey Haim in The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. Corey went on to star in works such as Dweebs, The Surreal Life, Terror Inside, and The Birthday, the latter two of which both earned him the Best Actor honor at major international film festivals. Corey made his stage debut in the Off-Broadway play Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. He also lent his voice for Sparx-77 in Disney’s Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Corey a committed vegetarian who works with environmental and animal charities.

Kelly Packard

Actress and Television Host (vegetarian)
Master of ceremonies

Kelly Packard began her career in entertainment by appearing on television commercials at the age of eight before going on to win the title of Miss California Pre-Teen in 1988. She later made the transition to series television with guest appearances on such shows as The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, and Living Dolls. Her first series-regular role was on the NBC comedy California Dreams – from Saved by the Bell producer Peter Engel. Kelly took on the role of surfer-chick Tiffani for five seasons. However, the actress is probably best known for the starring role for two seasons on Baywatch as April, the fashion-designing lifeguard, alongside castmates Carmen Electra and David Hasselhoff. Kelly has also been the much loved host of shows including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 


2-time Emmy-winning actor  (vegetarian)
Master of ceremonies

Kristoff St. John is one of the stars on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, the number one rated daytime television drama for the past 23 years, playing the popular character Neil Winters. With eight Emmy Award nominations, Kristoff won two Emmys for his performance on The Young and the Restless. He has had the distinct honor of winning the prestigious NAACP Image Award eight times for Best Actor in a Daytime Drama, with 14 nominations. He has been voted one of People Magazine’s 40 Most Fascinating People on TV and one of the Top Ten Soap Studs of all time by E! Online. Kristoff has worked with legendary entertainers such as Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Gladys Knight, Farrah Fawcett, and others. He has starred and guest starred in many television dramatic features. The beloved actor is also a sought-after television host.