Meet Our Judges

Our judges are known for their dedication to making a difference. They work together to determine finalists in our 50 States for Good program.

Kathryn Budig


Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig is one of the most widely recognized faces in yoga. Known for her creative sequences, she teaches yoga in a way that encourages taking chances, opening up and finding laughter. Kathryn taught at the prestigious Yogaworks in Santa Monica and currently leads workshops and retreats around the world and online at Yogaglo.com. In 2007, Kathryn co-founded “Poses for Paws,” an organization that repays the love that animals bring into our lives. Kathryn shares her zest for life, yoga and food in her contributor writings for the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, Yahoo! Shine and MindBodyGreen.com.

Gretchen Rubin


Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin has sold more than one million books nationwide, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. On her popular blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her daily adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Lisa Dietlin


Lisa Dietlin

Lisa Dietlin is a philanthropy expert and CEO of Lisa M. Dietlin and Associates, a consulting firm that assists nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial individuals, nonprofit organizations and corporations in developing transformational strategies. Lisa has authored four books, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post via her blog “Making a Difference: The World of Giving.” Active in the development arena since 1982, Dietlin has been quoted in many national publications.

Mary Mazzoni


Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni is a senior editor at TriplePundit.com. She is also a freelance journalist who frequently writes about sustainability, corporate social responsibility and clean tech. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, SustainableBrands.com and Earth911.com, among others. You can follow her on Twitter @mary_mazzoni.

Tom Szaky


Tom Szaky

Tom Szaky is founder and Chief Executive Officer of TerraCycle, a company that enables consumers to collect traditionally non-recyclable waste to be upcycled or recycled into various consumer products and materials, which are then sold at some of the world’s biggest retailers. Tom has won more than 50 awards for entrepreneurship, blogged for TreeHugger.com and NewYorkTimes.com, has published two books and stars in an upcoming series on the Pivot Network called “Human Resources.”

Tara Fuller


Tara Fuller

Tara Fuller is the director of brand strategy at Greatist. When she's not doing planks and eating ice cream at HQ, you can find her in yoga, in the pool, or looking for any excuse to eat healthy (or not-so-healthy) snacks.