2016 NCW Eco-Excellence Awards™ Judges Profiles

Casey Powers                    


Casey Powers is a work-at-home mother of an active toddler, a stepmom to an amazing 13 year old girl and expecting her next bundle of joy in July 2016.  Her company, Ecocentric Mom, delivers monthly boxes of eco-friendly and non toxic products to moms in every stage of mother, from pregnancy to new baby and beyond.  After beginning her career in finance, Casey developed a passion for harnessing business forces to drive positive change in the world.  She has previously worked on triple-bottom-line projects in Asia, Africa and Latin.  Ecocentric Mom continues that work by supporting & promoting companies who value sustainability, and by contributing 1% of sales to environmental causes as a member of 1 Percent for the Planet.


Kristen Eykel

Kristen Eykel

Kristen Eykel is a globe-trotting supermodel & TV Host in Los Angeles, who knows the Beauty and Commercial/ Entertainment Industry from the inside out. Beyond being one of the top commercial actresses in Europe and the US, she had her lifestyle show My OWN Time for the Oprah Winfrey Network and was co-host of The Saturday Night Solution on CourtTV for 4 seasons, as well as shows on Fox Family Channel, E! Entertainment, CNN International, and CafeMom/ You Tube.

However, her passion lends expertise to her teaching & healing work. She has turned natural beauty, media, & healthy well being into her own brand.. A Certified Hypnotherapist since 1992, Kristen trained in Shamanism in the Amazon rainforest, is an Usui/ Karuna Reiki Holy Fire Master Teacher, Birth Doula, IKYTA & E-RYTKundalini & Pregnancy Yoga Expert as well as a Certified Advanced ThetaHealer. She specializes in creating an experience of trust and strength, honesty and balance, which is her daily inspiration & aspiration.

She is the Co-Host of the online radio show For the Love of Reiki & is a frequent contributor to Voice America Radio. Kristen represents Total Woman Gym + Day Spas as a Yoga Expert/ Media Spokesperson, and has been featured in and on the cover of Yoga
Journal, Health Magazine, Fit Pregnancy, Dance Magazine, Healthwise and
Healthy Living.

Alexa Gray


Alexa Gray is a passionate health coach, wellness educator and natural health writer committed to teaching practical tools for ultimate wellbeing. Through her colorful blog, she shares great products, restaurants, artisans and literature that are close to nature, made with compassion and revitalize the spirit. A trained fine art photographer based in L.A., Alexa loves behind the scenes interviews with natural product pioneers, which inspire her readers with informative stories from the front lines of the healthy lifestyle movement.

Dr. Karen Lee

Dr. Karen Lee

MD, MHSc is a healthy built environment and health policy advisor and consultant. She specializes in helping communities and organizations use the built environment – our buildings, streets, and neighborhoods –  and other social determinants of health (e.g. work and education) to address the epidemics of obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. By doing so, communities and organizations can synergistically address greening the environment, and improving universal accessibility, social equity and economic resilience.

Tristin and Tyler


Tristin and Tyler are twin brothers, media/TV personalities, models + actors who live in NYC and love to check out and share what’s cool for families on this website and their YouTube Channel! Whether they are sharing the coolest activities for kids on TV, checking out the hottest spots for families in their series What’s Up, City Kid!?doing a live cooking demonstration or getting silly in their upcoming series What If?, Tristin + Tyler are taking media by storm!

Tristin and Tyler have reported on kids trends in food, fashion and fun for Time Out New York Kids, Kiwi Magazine and New York Family magazine and have appeared on the Today Show, the Meredith Viera Show, Sprout Channel, PIX 11 News, NY1 and Better TV! These kiddos have even interviewed celebrities like Carmelo Anthony, Giada De Laurentiis, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Garner and more! In addition to having fun with kids at their own events, Tristin and Tyler have hosted Kids Fashion Week in NYC for several seasons + events with Dr. Martens, Kids Foot Locker, Diesel Kid and more! These little guys are mini trendsetters, influencers and fun loving kids who love spreading the word on what’s cool for families!



Dr. Susanne Bennet


Dr. Susanne Bennett, D.C., CCSP, is a natural allergy expert, specializing in allergies, environmental medicine, chemical and mold detoxification, with an emphasis on pediatric allergy care. She is the author of The 7 Day Allergy Makeover, a step-by-step program providing natural solutions, without drugs and injections for an allergy-free life with vitality and optimal wellness. Dr. Bennett is also the CEO and Founder of PURIGENEX, a skin care company dedicated to natural, non-invasive products and therapies.

As a mentor and lecturer, Dr. Bennett frequently speaks to professional and consumer audiences nationwide. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and healthy lifestyle websites, including Marie Claire, US Magazine, MedEsthetics Magazine, Radiant Life Magazine, Los Angeles Family Magazine, OK Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Medical Spa Report, Intent.com, VitalJuice.com, TheLuxurySpot.com, and Hollywoodlife.com. She is a major contributor for The Natural Child World magazine.