MONDO GUERRA is a designer and social influencer whose innovative style and bold prints have caught the fashion world’s imagination, while his truth and courage captured the hearts of fans around the world when he first revealed his HIV+ status on “Project Runway” Season 8. He later went on to win the debut season of “Project Runway All Stars” and became an audience favorite as a mentor on Lifetime’s spinoff series, “Under The Gunn”.
The Denver artist is currently focused on the development of cutting edge multimedia content and continues to create modern designs that blend his fashion and social consciousness.
LISA RAMFJORD ELSTUN is the Founder of the Fashion Design Center Denver, located in the River North Arts District, for which she received Westword’s Mastermind award in 2014. She is also an award-winning couture bridal and lingerie designer. Her passion is to help others succeed in building their brands.
Her extraordinary accomplishments as a CEO, educator, consultant, medical professional, author and couture designer create a diverse scope of practice that accelerate her goals of starting a revolution in the garment industry to support emerging designers and connecting them with buyers.
To sustain that endeavor, Lisa is very active in developing the fashion industry in Denver through events such as this and as a founding board member of the Denver Design Incubator, serving on the advisory committee of the Fashion Association of Denver and is co-founder and co-host of Red Drinks, a monthly networking event for the fashion industry.
CHRIS STULPIN joined Tarkett, North America as Senior Vice President of Design in 2015. In his role, Chris oversees design and customer experience for all Tarkett companies. The companies included within the portfolio are: Tandus/Centiva, Desso, Johnsonite and Tarkett Residential. Chris works closely with the design community, IIDA and the global Tarkett design group to further expand Tarkett’s established design leadership position.
Chris leads Design Thinking initiatives for Tarkett North America. He recently completed studies at the Paris School of Architecture’s D School and led the Tarkett executive leadership team in Design Thinking fundamentals in conjunction with the DesignThinkers Academy in Amsterdam. He was responsible for leading the design and product development teams for NeoCon 2016, which was Tarkett’s winningest show, with eleven awards in design and innovation.
Prior to Tarkett, Chris was with Mohawk Group where he served as Creative Director for eleven years. He has also created ad campaigns for Barney’s NY and Giorgio Armani. He currently resides in Hudson, Ohio.