Dr. Adi Jaffe has been approaching recovery from addiction differently since the days of his own struggles. Through his research, clinical work and his own treatment center, Alternatives, he has been bringing this different approach to those who could afford and make the time to see him. But finally, through IGNTD, Dr. Jaffe is able to bring this revolution to the broader world and allow ANYONE who is struggling with drugs, alcohol, or compulsive habits to get REAL change from the comfort of their own home.
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Stiv is a waste and plastic pollution expert who frequently asked to speak on Solutions to the vexing inefficiencies in the materials economy all over the world. He’s created and led several campaigns to victory: from plastic bags bans, to plastic microbeads, to plastic water bottles at the state, national and international level. He’s sailed over 35,000 nautical miles to four of the five oceanic ‘garbage patches,’ documenting and communicating maritime plastic pollution firsthand.
Eddie Ifft has been called one of the most underrated comics in America by the Onion and has proudly told jokes around the world to sold-out crowds in over 15 countries. Most recently Eddie is co-host of one of the most successful podcasts in the comedy world called Talkin’ Sh*t. He has recently released his DVD, “I Love Pussy.” which is the follow up to his critically acclaimed DVD “Live From Australia” which was filmed in front of a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia.
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Darryl "Flea" Virostko is a professional "big wave" surfer from Santa Cruz, California. He graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1991. He is a three-time Mavericks competition winner. Virostko appears as himself in the surfing films Riding Giants, Step Into Liquid, and Billabong Odyssey.
Zach Weisberg is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Inertia. A former editor at SURFER Magazine, Weisberg's work has been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, Forbes, Nylon, The Surfer's Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, Duke Magazine, The Huffington Post, and many other publications. Based in Venice, CA, Weisberg recently completed his MBA at USC Marshall School of Business.
Simon Rex also known as Dirt Nasty, is an American entertainer. Rising to fame as an MTV VJ, Rex later became an actor known for What I Like About You, Scary Movie 3, 4, and 5, and National Lampoon's Pledge This!. He later developed a rap persona, Dirt Nasty, and had several solo albums and co-founded the supergroup Three Loco.
Dave “Nelly” Nelson is a globally published veteran surf and skate photographer with countless magazine covers and spreads to his name. After spending years as a senior photographer at TransWorld Surf Magazine, Dave now shoots freelance for domestic and international publications. Major action sports brands such as Vans, O’Neill, Fox, and Reef commonly contract Dave to shoot on location for trips locally and abroad. As one of the best action water photographers in the world, he is usually in the right place at the right time to produce “the goods”. Dave’s personal relationships and mutual respect with some of the most elite athletes in the world gives him access to the best action at the best spots.
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Words from Malachi: Shaping is my passion and my art. My goal is to make high performance surfboards for the surfer that has no boundaries, and a need to push the limits of their ability across the globe. Furthermore, I want my boards to be eco-friendly, durable, and of the highest performing materials to ensure that my surfers travel fast, light, and most importantly have fun.
Growing up and surfing the Central Coast of California, we have a multitude of waves and challenges surfing here. Which is why I believe it is the best location to test and create equipment that can act as not just a tool to explore your personal surfing, but to act as a companion on your journey to explore new venues.
My team and I are constantly testing new ideas everyday to make sure that every product has the Route One team stamp of approval. I use the best tools I can to create and design the highest possible performing surfboard, to suit the ever changing needs of the free surfer and the explorer. And I love working with individuals to help find the perfect companion for their next adventure.
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Adam Skolnick (@AdamSkolnick) has written for the New York Times, Playboy, Outside, ESPN.com, BBC.com, Salon.com, Men’s Health, Wired, and Travel + Leisure, among others. He has visited 45 countries and authored or coauthored over 30 Lonely Planet guidebooks. Skolnick is the author the books One Breath and Indolirium.
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Gemita Samarra (25) is a model, stunt woman, writer, producer and founder of My Name is Human, a social enterprise working globally with displaced people, to provide education and creative solutions for refugees, the homeless, and the extremely impoverished.