UNITING OUR INDUSTRY
Lauren McCabe Herpich is the founder and owner of Local Food Adventures, a food tour and private events company that provides guided walking food tours throughout Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay.
Lauren brings more than 15 years of marketing and communications experience to Global Tours Connect. She started her career at CNBC’s Washington, D.C. bureau where she covered the 2004 Presidential Election as a segment producer for its nightly politics program Capitol Report. She then transitioned into marketing and communications with positions at Discovery Communications and then as the assistant director of brand strategy and promotion for PBS KIDS. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Lauren led digital marketing for more than 1200 Sears Hometown Stores across the U.S.
Lauren has a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications and a certificate in media management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds dual bachelor’s degrees in media arts and journalism (magna cum laude with honors) from the University of Arizona, where she was a campus tour guide
She lives in the East Bay with her husband Chris and their son Connor.
Midgi Moore is the owner and Chief Eating Officer for Juneau Food Tours. She has lived in Alaska for more than 10 years and got her start in the culinary industry as a food writer and blogger. Midgi has worked diligently to tell Alaska’s food story, particularly in Juneau, seeking unique opportunities to share Alaska’s rich food story.
Her company opened in 2015 and has hosted thousands of hungry visitors in Alaska’s capital city. She serves as Vice-chair on the Executive Board for the World Food Travel Association, from which she earned a Culinary Travel Professional certification. On the local level, she serves as President of the Juneau Downtown Business Association and on the board of Juneau Rollergirls, a non-profit roller derby league. She is also a Junior League volunteer and teaches 5th graders about entrepreneurship.
Her passion for food and telling the story of Alaska have been noted in the New York Times, Washington Times, Washington Post, Vogue.com, as well as countless blogs and international and national television shows, including All the Best with Zita and Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted.