Ryan Donahue is a partner in Empress Tavern and Mother Restaurant. Previously he served as a commercial photographer and managing editor of Edible Sacramento. He is also co-organizer of the CMND SHFT design summit in Sacramento.
CMND SHFT has become more than just an annual conference. It is also a tremendous amount of work that no one gets paid for. That said, we’ve found the benefits far outweigh the effort, and we’re well on our way to planning next year.