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The Atlanta Veg Fest is run by a group of people who are passionate about bringing the local community together and educating the public on the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. As a nonprofit organization, we are currently in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. Learn more about our core team below.

Leigh Saluzzi
Leigh Saluzzi
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. Her personal recipes are published through her Down Yonder zine. Leigh is now happily employed by her son, Luka.

Read her vegan baby blog.

Brett Roegiers
Brett Roegiers
After graduating from the University of Florida, Brett moved to Atlanta in February 2008. He organizes the ATL Vegan Drinks meetup group and is an active member of the city’s growing vegan community. With a background in front-end web development, he also built the Atlanta Veg Fest website.

Follow him on Twitter.

Adrienne Lowe
Adrienne Lowe
Adrienne is a longtime vegan and Georgia native who shares recipes, reviews, tips and all kinds of awesome at her website CrackthePlates.com. She is the author of 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 and Elena Paulsen
Seth and Elena are the founders of VEGANesp, a vegan lifestyle blog where they share recipe reviews, kitchen mishaps and videos about veganism. They work with Georgia Animal Rights and Protection (GARP) and Friends of Animals (FoA), and are regulars at ATL Vegan Drinks. They are also proud to have headed the top fundraising team in Atlanta at the Farm Sanctuary Walk for Farm Animals in 2012.

Follow them on Facebook.

Jennifer Spivey
Jennifer Spivey
Jennifer was living on a small family farm in rural New Mexico when she first decided to stop eating animals. She was 6 and had never heard the term vegetarian or vegan before. Where did that decision come from? She has been contemplating that question her entire adult 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.