Joining the Ignite Crew

Ignite Food is run by an all-volunteer team of generous people who lend their time and skills to making our events possible.

We’re currently on hiatus until the next Ignite Food event, but if you’re interested in joining the crew, fill out the form below and someone from our team will get in touch with you shortly.

Become a Volunteer

  • (e.g., recruiting for submissions, coaching presenters, sponsorship outreach, marketing and communications, event night, etc.)
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Meet the Team

These are some of the people who make Ignite Food happen. If you see them, give them a hug or buy them a drink!

Jeff Moriarty
Ruth Carter
Chris Lee
Jana Knapp

Dannie Moriarty
Andrew Knochel
Shaina Rozen
Oden Hughes

Support Team

This team provides support for events, keeps the excitement going between events, and is responsible for building and connecting the Ignite Phoenix community.

Jeff Moriarty
Founder and Brand Manager

Oden Hughes
Project Manager

Raoul Encinas
Innovation Nudger

Alan Dayley
Speaker Selection Guide & Speaker Sherpa

Dina Boress Miller
Creative Zookeeper

Dannie Moriarty
Presenter Coach

Shaina Rozen
Marketing & Communications Countess

Carol Stambaugh
Website Developer

Andy Woodward
Audio/Video & Tech Sultan

Ruth Carter
Stage Manager & Presenter Whisperer

Previous Credits

We also want to recognize the hardworking individuals who, while not currently on the main teams, have contributed massive amounts of time and passion to make Ignite Phoenix what it is today.

Michael Barber

Tomas Carrillo

Brian Carson

Katie Charland

Erika Delemarre

Mark Dudlik

Brandon Franklin

Charlene Kingston

Jana Knapp

Samantha Leopoldi

Stephanie Liebold

Jennifer Maggiore

Clintus McGintus

Matthew Petro

Chuck Reynolds

Andrew Ryno

Jack Smith

Brie Susini

Fred vonGraf

Roger Williams

Yaeger North

Photo Credit: Beraldo Leal (Creative Commons)