Mark Byrd is a proud father of 5 Children and Grandfather of 2. Married to Mel Beauchamp-Byrd for 22 years, Mark is a family man first and a businessman second. Mr. Byrd began his career in the Entertainment industry as a programmer and graphic artist for Reality TV shows through the ACME casting agency working for shows such as Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Fear Factor, Ty Murray Celebrity Bull Riding, Masterchef, and many more. Mark was a 3 pack a day smoker and weighed 260 pounds before having his first near fatal heart attack. Mr Byrd tried every available harm reduction method he could find before finally finding vapor devices through a friend. After seeing how effective Vaping was, he decided to share his passion with the world and founded The Vapers Carnivale Expo. After a successful string of vaping expos, Mr Byrd decided to focus on converting smokers more heavily and left the Vapers Carnivale in order to start The SmokeLess Faire with his partner Kevin Price.
Kevin Price is a father to 3 children and is in a relationship with Diane Stone, his long-time girlfriend. Hailing from Southern California and living in Northern Minnesota, Kevin founded Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life in 2017 and prior to that, was the owner and operator of Vapor mL LLC. Kevin is a longtime advocate for less harmful alternatives to smoking who has helped start-ups of at least 5 state industry groups and 2 nonprofits. The premise in all of his efforts was to help others find a healthier alternative to smoking. It is why he is behind this project and working with Mark Byrd to bring this to the public. People deserve to know the facts and be able to make an informed decision about their health in regards to Tobacco Harm Reduction.
Chad Jones quit smoking with Swedish Snus in May of 2009 and went on to found Snubie.com, the most read snus review website in the world. A year later he would create the Snubie.com YouTube channel which is the most viewed snus YouTube channel in the English language. He also cofounder Snusology.com (formerly GoSmokeless.org), a smokeless tobacco forum. Chad serves on the board of CASAA and is a dedicated tobacco harm reduction advocate. He lives in Arkansas with his wife and five children.
He founded Snus Con, which put on events in St. Louis and Chicago in 2017 and 2018, which were the first snus exclusive events to take place in the United States. In 2019, Chad joined forces with Byrd and Kevin Price for The Smokeless Faire, after realizing that planning and hosting Snus Con alone was too much work for one man. The legacy of Snus Con continues on with The Smokeless Faire, through the informative panels and seminars that will occur at TSLF events.