Brad Leone is a bonafide swiss army knife - a trained chef, avid outdoorsman, carpenter, entrepreneur, and former host of the popular YouTube series It's Alive and celebrity-guest show Taste Testers. It's Alive has been nominated and praised for its laid-back cooking show appeal mixed with educational sustainability, and adventure travel that has led to Leone's rise of internet stardom. Brad launched his own youtube channel June 2023, with (2) series: Local Legends, showcasing the unsung legends across the globe from all walks of life, art, food, music, and more; and Makin' It!, where Brad ferments, cooks, and just has fun makin' food! Originally from New Jersey, Leone learned to respect ingredients, hunt, fish, and fell in love with food as the universal language. Leone is co-founder of The Roost Festival, and a New York Times Bestselling author with his debut book FIELD NOTES FOR FOOD ADVENTURE.