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New Orleans Bourbon Festival 2019
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Samara Rivers

Black Bourbon Society
Founder
Los Angeles
Samara Rivers, Chief Bourbon Enthusiast, Founder - is a seasoned event planner and experiential marketing producer. She has a flair for all things fabulous and is meticulous with details and event execution.
 
As an influencer within the African American Community, Samara consults and advocates for diversity and inclusion in direct consumer marketing standards and the importance of having ‘a seat at the table’ within the spirits industry.  She is a certified Executive Bourbon Steward, co-hosts a weekly podcast with her life partner, Armond Davis, Bonded In Bourbon, and writes a monthly column for The Bourbon Zeppelin.  Samara also speaks and moderates panel discussions at festivals across the country and hosts private educational whiskey tasting seminars and events upon request.

Samara lives in Los Angeles and Atlanta, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated. Albeit ‘Bourbon Famous’ within the spirits industry and extremely active in her local community; she is simply known as ‘mommy’ to two amazing children, Alva & Rex.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, March 22
 

10:00am