Speaker photo Candace Karu Candace Karu

Candace Karu is a social media and marketing strategist, as well as a writer and lifestyle commentator. Candace writes online about health, fitness, food, and travel. Her clients include Cabot Creamery Cooperative, The Georgia Peach Council, as well as many Maine-based small businesses.

She is the former Editor at Large for Maine Home+Design magazine, where she wrote about design, architecture and food throughout the state of Maine.

She also held the position of Editor at Large for Running Times magazine, where she worked for 10 years and wrote about running and racing as well as yoga, stretching, cross-training, and nutrition.

Candace is passionate about fitness and pursuing an active lifestyle. She has run in over 200 road races from Sydney to Shanghai, Israel to Iceland, and cities throughout the United States. She is a veteran of 19 marathons including Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. Her current fitness obsession is CrossFit.

Candace has been on the board of Maine College of Art for more than 20 years. She also serves on the board of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and the ZAP Fitness Foundation Advisory Board.

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