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Atlanta Veg Fest is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support our community and promote the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle founded in compassion for animals, people and the environment. We are currently in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) status. Learn more about our core team below.

Leigh Saluzzi
Leigh Saluzzi
Executive Director & Director of Vendor Relations

Leigh is a wife, mother and vegan activist. She has shipped vegan goodies all over the world with her husband at Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe, organized countless vegan bake sales for charity, and owns far too many vegan cookbooks. Leigh is now happily employed by her son, Luka. Read her vegan baby blog.

Brett Roegiers
Brett Roegiers
Chair & Director of Communications

After graduating from the University of Florida, Brett moved to Atlanta in 2008 for a job as a multimedia producer and photo editor. He organizes the ATL Vegan Drinks meetup group and is an active member of the city’s growing vegan community. He and his fiancée, Emily, live in East Atlanta with their dog, Kali. Follow Brett on Twitter.

Adrienne Lowe
Adrienne Lowe
Treasurer & Talent Coordinator

Adrienne is a longtime vegan and Georgia native who shares recipes, reviews and all kinds of awesome at her website CrackthePlates.com. She authored Atlanta’s first comprehensive guide to vegan accommodations and maintains AtlantaVeganGuide.com with her partner, Nathaniel. They have two rescued tortoiseshell cats, Unix and Perl. Visit her website.

Seth Pajak and Elena Paulsen
Seth Pajak (Vice Chair) and Elena Paulsen (Secretary)
Volunteer Coordinators

Seth and Elena are the founders of VEGANesp, a vegan lifestyle blog where they share recipe reviews and kitchen mishaps. They work with Georgia Animal Rights and Protection and Friends of Animals, and are regulars at ATL Vegan Drinks. They are proud to have headed the top fundraising team in Atlanta at the 2012 Walk for Farm Animals. Visit their website.

Jennifer Spivey
Jennifer Spivey
Board Member & Travel and Accommodations Coordinator

Jennifer was living on a small family farm in New Mexico when she decided to stop eating animals. She was 6. Where did that decision come from? She has been contemplating that question her entire life. Jennifer is an Atlanta real estate consultant and lives in the O4W with her husband, Kirby, and their two cats, Merlin and Sophie. Visit her website.

Additional credits: Our logo was crafted by Steph Timms, a vegan graphic designer based in Atlanta.