Maggy has a Master’s degree in Globalization and International Development from The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. While working with The Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA), she created a project that built a maternity clinic, doctor’s house and guardian shelter in a rural village in Malawi and independently raised the money necessary for construction. She managed the project from inception to completion, running all aspects of the project: fundraising, event planning, on-site logistics, finances, and donor and community relations. She has worked on other development projects, including a school construction project also in Malawi. She has interned at the United Nations with a particular focus on the Commission on the Status of Women and has consulted with a non-profit working to build housing in Haiti. She writes a food blog with her mom and sister called Three Many Cooks. You can find her on Twitter at @ThreeManyCooks.
Sabrina Modelle, Creative Director
Sabrina Modelle is the face behind the tart, The Tomato Tart, that is. In March 2011, she created The Online Bakesale for Japan, featuring over 90 Bloggers from four continents. In 24 hours, this bake sale raised over $8,500 for Second Harvest Japan. The experience of gathering people together around a cause, proved to Sabrina that her blog could become her platform for good. When she’s not writing about food, Sabrina is a web designer, creative director, & usability expert working with nonprofits such as Amnesty International, UNICEF, and Defenders of Wildlife. In her downtime, Sabrina can usually be found with her nose in a cookbook and a dog in her lap.
You can find her on Twitter @thetomatotart and on Facebook as well.
Lillian has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and has extensive history working with children in the non-profit field. Her experience with youth includes teaching in classroom settings to planning after-school and summer programs in New York City. Her most recent professional role was in accounting and finance, where she managed several high-profile accounts for a fiber-trading firm on Long Island. Along with experiences in both the non-profit and corporate worlds, she also has a love for baking and all things sweet and especially, using her gifts for good. Most recently, she organized the NYC Bake Sale for Japan, as well as the NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale for Share Our Strength. She also volunteers her time by baking goods and volunteering for various charitable events and organizations such as charity: water, Taste of the Nation and the Good Food Fest. She shares about these sweet events and sweets recipes on her blog, Sweets by Sillianah.
Becky teaches English as a second language, enjoys learning about other cultures, and writes a food blog at TheVintageMixer.com. She has traveled to over twelve countries and experienced first hand many of the food injustices around the world. She started The Vintage Mixer a few years ago in hopes of sharing her love of food, style and hospitality with the world. The heart of Vintage Mixer is about a meal, a table and a conversation. Becky’s blog resources you on recipes, atmosphere and the art valuing family, friends and strangers by making incredible food paired with good drink in a room that encourages guests to stay as long as they’d like and leave more refreshed than when they arrived. She lives in Salt Lake City where she also hosts small gatherings around local food that are open to the public, visit SLCmixers and TheVintageMixer blog for more details.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We are slowly and carefully building our board of directors, starting strong with:
Brooke Burton-Lüttmann is a Service Consultant in Los Angeles who teaches hospitality, leadership skills, and assists businesses to create a clear vision and plan for success.
Brooke sharpened her service experience by working for such great chefs as Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, Joachim Splichal, and Suzanne Goin. In 2007, Brooke started her literary food blog, Foodwoolf.com. Since starting her blog Brooke has been nominated for best food writing (Food Buzz), has been mentioned in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Guardian UK, and other major online publications. Brooke is the co-author of The Food Blog Code of Ethics, which lead to a world-wide buzz about the need for the blogging community to be rigorously honest about sponsored posts, freebies, and restaurant reviews.
Brooke currently works as a freelance Service Coach, teaching business owners and employees how to give great service and make customers for life. In addition to her consulting business, Brooke works as a freelance food writer for such publications and online media sites as LA Weekly, Edible Los Angeles, Tasting Table and other online news sources.
Penny De Los Santos
Penny De Los Santos is an award-winning internationally published photographer, she is a Senior Contributing photographer to Saveur Magazine and a regular contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine and has been a contract photographer for numerous publishing companies and cookbooks.
She has been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout the US and to over 30 countries on assignment for various clients. Her work has been featured in magazines including Time, News Week, Sports Illustrated, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Jones, Latina, Texas Monthly, Budget Travel, Caribbean Travel, U.S. News & World Report and Paris Match. Penny has received numerous grants, fellowships, and awards for her documentary photography including: The National Geographic Photography Grant, Recipient of the Prestigious World Press Joop Stewart Master class, College Photographer of the Year, Eastman Kodak Photography Grant, Canon USA Photography Grant, The Eddie Adams Photography Grant, California New Media Award, Ohio University School of Visual Communication Photography Grant and The Parson’s School of Design Marty Fortier Fellowship.
De Los Santos has a Masters degree from Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and an Undergraduate degree in Journalism and Marketing from Texas A&M University. She has been a featured speaker at many universities and industry conferences throughout the country. She is represented by National Geographic Image Collection and lives in New York City.
Tsh Oxenreider is a wife to Kyle and a mama to Tate, Reed, and Finn, and is the author of Organized Simplicity (F+W Media, 2010) and One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler. She and her nomadic family are currently in Bend, Oregon, having recently moved back from the Middle East.
Tsh writes about living simply and intentionally at Simple Mom. Her blog was nominated for Best New Blog of 2008, and has been mentioned on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Food Network, CNBC, CNN, NPR, and more. In early 2010 she founded the network Simple Living Media, home to five blogs about simple living. She speaks frequently about blogging, writing, living intentionally, and motherhood in between changing diapers and hitting the ‘publish’ button. She is also an advocate for Compassion International, serving as one of their bloggers, and is a regular contributor at (in)courage.
John Anderson has been involved in the financial markets as a lawyer and banker for over 20 years. Most recently John served as the head of The Royal Bank of Scotland’s legacy trading businesses, where he was responsible for the management and disposition of the bank’s structured credit and structured equity portfolios. Previously, John headed the structured finance and principal finance businesses of Greenwich Capital Markets and, following its acquisition of Greenwich Capital, The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Prior to his banking career, John was an Associate in the Structured Finance Departments of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in New York City, and at Kutak Rock in Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently a member of Fairfield County Microenterprise Investors Council, a charity that has provided micro-loans to over 60,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries.
John holds a B.A. from the University of South Dakota and a J.D. from the University of Nebraska.