Daria Smolentseva is an entrepreuneur, mentor, speaker, social networker and devoted mother of three free ranging children.
Born and raised in Siberia, Russia. Since a young age, Daria worked as an assistant to her father, Konstantin Smolentsev - a business consultant, investment advisor and serial entrepreneur. In 2004 Daria immigrated to Canada and after completing Carleton University, she went on to create her own business: Agape Gardens and, thereafter, Artizen Kombucha.
Daria is primarily interested in the health, organic food and wellness industry. She has an intuitive knack for trends and opportunities. Self-taught social media marketing and influencer. Self-taught business owner, driven, hard working and willing to put it all for a project she is passionate about. Daria is comfortable handling high stressful situations and managing chaos.
In 2017 Daria organized the first and now annual Intimate Summit of Craft Kombucha Brewers from Quebec, to Laurentian, to Prince Edward County in an effort to unite brewers and create a collaborative supportive craft kombucha culture.
In February 2018 Daria was elected to the board of Directors for the Carp Farmers Market, the largest producer based farmer's market generating over a million dollars in sales annually from all vendors combined.
In March 2018 Daria launched sponsorship of the GIRL STRONG program with ANYTIME FITNESS in Perth, On - to promote strength, confidence and positive body images in girls ages 14-18.
Daria is passionate about local food, farmers markets and active lifestyle. She has been featured on the OTTAWA Entrepreneur Podcast and the Immpreneur Canada Podcast. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8q4ma-8a97fa.