Melissa Claire Egan joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in November of 2011, in the role of reformed con artist Chelsea Lawson.
Originally from Bedford, N.Y., Egan grew up with an extensive background in musical theatre, singing and dancing. She took a multitude of classes in New York City as a child and she began booking national television commercials. She was also signed by the Ford Modeling Agency.
Egan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts. During college, she appeared in many plays, including “Marvin’s Room,” “How I Learned to Drive,” “The Birthday Party” and “Pippin.” She also studied Shakespeare at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.
Upon graduating college, Egan began to act professionally. She played Annie McDermott on “All My Children” from June 2006 through February 2011. Her additional television credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, on the Network, “Bones,” “Men at Work,” “One Tree Hill” and “Dawson’s Creek.” She also starred in the independent films “Wrestling” and “The Marriage Counselor.”
Egan was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Egan’s hobbies include attending plays and musicals, dancing, choreographing, writing, playing tennis, swimming, practicing yoga, going to sporting events, taking road trips, enjoying happy hour with friends and relaxing with her family. She serves as a spokesperson for the skin care product Proactiv Solution. Her birthday is Sept. 28. Follow her on Twitter at @MClaireEgan.
Trevor Bird – Owner, Fable Restaurant and Fable Diner
Trevor Bird began his foray into the culinary world as a teenager. Cooking is all he knows and thank goodness for all the eaters amongst us, he knows it extremely well. His career led him into acclaimed kitchens such as Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Jean George’s MARKET, and Daniel Boulud’s Lumiere.
In 2011, Trevor secured his rising star status by placing runner up against some of Canada’s greatest chefs in “Top Chef Canada Season 2.” This was certainly a defining moment in his culinary career.
In 2012, Trevor created Fable, his own restaurant in which he practices his passion for locally focused ingredients and showcases British Columbia’s regional bounty in all of the menu’s dishes. Within a short time, Fable Kitchen became the recipient of numerous accolades and quickly rose to become one of Vancouver’s favourite dining destination.
In 2015, a most intriguing opportunity presented itself; the owners of a restaurant space were looking for strong operating partners to open something new in an iconic location which has held a diner since 1949. The desire to continue the heritage of the space, paired with Trevor’s philosophy of farm to table cuisine naturally led to the emergence of a modern day diner: Fable Diner.
With two successful restaurants under his belt, along with an impressive list of international guest chef appearances, Trevor was offered a return to television in 2017 as a contestant on Top Chef Canada All Stars. Trevor has indeed started to hit his stride and will continue to take his cuisine to new heights.
Skylar Sinow – Co-Owner, Kids Can Cook Gourmet
Every parent’s dream; the kids getting along. But what parent could’ve seen an “Are we there yet?” scenario turn into a gourmet business and even a Dragon’s Den TV appearance?! Skylar and Chloe, Vancouver’s sensational siblings who are dedicated to helping other kids find their inner chef!
While on a family European trip, the two adventurers found themselves discovering and enjoying food in a way they hadn’t known possible ~ It was FUN! An idea was sparked, and their Kids Can Cook Gourmet project was created as a way to learn more about local foods and how to put together a business plan. A creative website, as well as cookbook, were in the works, with the intention of sharing hundreds of ways kids can play with food with gourmet results and even better- have parents encourage it!
Skylar with curious and creative inclinations now serves as Le Petit Chef and Recipe Creator, while the intrepid Chloe has a keen eye for trends and people, and as such has grown the business from her position as the Director of Marketing & Fun. Creating an ethos that carefully mixes the fun with ‘footprint’, the Kids Can Cook Gourmet original product line of pasta sauces stays true to using organic, fresh ingredients and has a strict ‘No GMOs and no fake stuff’ policy, including labels everyone can read!
Kin’s Farm Market is most excited to have our products showcased by Skylar, our youngest brand ambassador.
Lorna Vanderhaeghe, M.Sc
Canada’s leading women’s health expert with degrees in nutrition and biochemistry. She has been researching nutritional medicine for over thirty years is the author of twelve books including her latest, Beautiful Skin Begins Within, A Smart Woman’s Guide to Hormones and A Smart Woman’s Guide to Weight Loss.
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Aeryon Ashlie has been involved in the Canadian health and fitness industry in a variety of capacities for the past 15+ years. Aeryon made her entrance onto the competitive fitness scene and began winning competitions while training out of Toronto, ON. Although Aeryon has extensive understanding of exercise and nutrition, she still had her own prolonged personal battles with body image and weight. Aeryon has been dealing with Bulimia for over 20+ years. She now is keen to share her story and take away the shame for those who struggle with food related issues and low self esteem.
Christina Gohl – Director of Sales, Santevia Water Systems
Christina Gohl (BSc.Kin) is Santevia’s National Sales Manager. A kinesiologist by training, she now uses her physiology background to educate others on the benefits of alkaline water and travels all across Canada spreading Santevia’s alkaline message.