Brenda Sanders is a vegan food justice activist who Co-Founded Thrive Baltimore, a community resource center that offers free classes, workshops, cooking demos and other programming that supports people in living a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. She’s also Executive Director of Afro-Vegan Society, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to people in marginalized communities to assist them in transitioning to veganism, Co-Creator of Vegan SoulFest, an annual festival that celebrates culture and all aspects of vegan living and Co-Owner of The Greener Kitchen, a vegan deli and food distributor that produces plant-based foods that are both affordable and accessible.
The Vegan Mechanic is a Maryland-based food vlogger, influencer and talented vegan cook who aims to expose more people to the many different ways to eat good food while on a plant-based diet. Through his popular YouTube channel, he shares creative recipes and reviews the hottest new vegan-friendly products. He also occasionally hosts awesome vegan food pop-ups. The Vegan Mechanic’s aim is to make more of the world vegan - or at least vegan friendly.