CBM is the founder of AKUA, a modern brand on a mission to become a household name for sustainable, seagreens-based foods, and an adviser to GreenWave, a nonprofit that supports the regenerative ocean farming industry. In the past year, CBM raised over $20k for GreenWave in a charity bike race to support ocean farmers and won the Judges Choice Award at Foodbytes by Rabobank in Austin for her presentation of AKUA's business.
Her love of food doesn't stop at the sea, as she is also an investor and partner in Unframed Ice Cream, a Cape Town based ice cream brand that serves up vegan, dairy, and sorbet offerings, and is expanding internationally this year. Unframed has been consistently rated Cape Town and South Africa's best ice cream.
When she's not hustling sea vegetables and vegan ice cream, CBM is a Global Community Ambassador to Summit, a community and events company that brings together innovators and creatives for beautiful, immersive, and life-changing events. In 2017, she helped create Summit LA 17, which hosted luminaries like Jeff Bezos, Malcolm Gladwell, Brene Brown, and Jessica Alba. And in 2018, she helped put together Summit's Culinary Weekend on Powder Mountain with farm-to-table chef Alice Waters and the legendary Sam Kass, the former White House Chef to the Obama's and our country's first Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition.