Meet the Team
Conor McMillen, FWF Co-Organizer and Creator
Conor McMillen, Chiang Mai’s Fruit Winter Festival (FWF) creator, is widely known as a YouTuber, therapist, life coach, and all around badass human being. He loves connecting with himself and others and is passionately pursuing this through real relationships and a deep internal connection. His passion lies in finding this connection through various types of movement such as dance and partner acrobatics, touch, and through helping others, using the Internal Family Systems (IFS) modality of therapy.
In 2012 Conor visited Chiang Mai for the first time, encountering an amazing group of people that helped change his life. He decided to go back the following year to create the same life-changing atmosphere and share it with the world: thus birthed Fruit Winter Fest. Now in its third year, Conor is looking to expand that experience to encompass full body health, focused on connection, both with ourselves and others.
Conor aims to create love in all areas of his life. This, coupled with his desire for real relationships, is what Fruit Winter Fest is all about. Conor will be facilitating groups during FWF 2017, both at the Fruit House and during some of the meetups to help participants connect with themselves and one another, including one epic gathering featuring the biggest hug in Thailand.
Brittany Taylor, FWF Co-Organizer and Activity Facilitator
Brittany Taylor, Fruit Winter Festival co-organizer and all around badass loves to play and enjoy life. She explores simple living, travel, movement and authentic relationships, which she shares on her website and YouTube Channel. Brittany can most frequently be found balanced upside down on another human’s body, out appreciating nature, engaged in deep conversation, or generally dancing about. Brittany’s desire is to keep discovering the most authentic version of herself, living life from a place of joyful abundance. She prides herself on living a somewhat out-of-the ordinary existence and encourages others to discover the extraordinary within themselves, uncovering what they are truly passionate about.
Brittany is excited to be co-hosting FWF 2017 along with Conor. She is also eager to share her love of partner acrobatics at FWF 2017, while showing participants how they can connect and play with another being while gaining strength, flexibility, confidence, trust, communication skills, and so much more. She will also be co-facilitating groups at the Fruit House and during the meetups that include authentic relating games to help us connect with others and dive deeper within ourselves and a Q&A circle.
Katy Craine, raw chef, globe explorer and creatrice, is brimming with excitement to be joining 2017 Fruit Winter Fest! She loves dancing, singing, and all forms of artistic expression. These expressions lead her to challenge her body, stretch her mind and open her heart. For her, life is a journey of discovery; discovery of her own self-love and the love that she can experience with those in her path. Her many passions are centered around creating inner and outer relationships that are full of authentic expression, play, heart connection and love. Fruit festivals are one of her favorite places to find an atmosphere that inspires these relationships, and she knows that Fruit Winter Fest will be no exception!
In 2012, Katy had her first experience as a chef focused on health and well-being, and many times since has been given the joy of fulfilling this role at the UK, Inka and Woodstock Fruit Festivals. Katy will be making a special appearance as Chef for the 5-Day All Inclusive Immersion, co-organized by Conor McMillan and BrittanyTaylor. She is ecstatic to be part of holding this space for connection with two people she holds dear to her heart.
Dr Tumi Johnson, M.D., Yoga Teacher and Presenter
Dr. Tumi Johnson, M.D. works as a dancer and a holistic medical doctor. Her holistic medical practice is focused on helping people identify the underlying causes of their health issues and using her expertise to offer individualized holistic regimens that support people in achieving and sustaining their most vibrant well-being. As a dancer, she creates and performs “poemdances,” dance pieces incorporating African and contemporary movement that are crafted from original poetry. These pieces have been performed in southern France, Haiti, West Africa, and throughout the U.S.
Tumi experienced transformative healing through shifting to her diet to raw living foods, incorporating a daily meditative practice and nurturing sensual simplicity into her life. She is dedicated to empowering others in their journeys of personal health, peace, beauty, and happiness.
Brianna Jackson, FWF Admin Badass
Brianna Jackson is an avid traveller and all around badass, who backpacks across the globe to fulfill her love of adventure, new experiences and new connections! Chiang Mai is her most frequent destination so she is super excited to co-organize meetups across the city, help Fruit Winter attendees with any queries and make sure your festival experience is unforgettable!
After struggling greatly with her mental and physical health in the past, Brianna has found her happiness and passion in making YouTube videos to inspire and help others on their own self-love and health journey!