Nashville VegFest

About Our Speakers

We’re proud to host several prominent guest great speakers who will be speaking on the benefits of sustainability and environmental impact.

Ellen Jaffe Jones – Author


Ellen Jaffe Jones is the author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, Kitchen Divided and Paleo Vegan, and a contributor to Running, Eating, Thinking. She is a certified personal trainer and running coach, and is currently 1st in her age group in Florida in the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 meters, and […]

Jess Rice – Chef / Advocate


Jess Rice is the former chef de cuisine, co-founder, and creative force behind Avo, the first full scale, gourmet, raw vegan restaurant in the state of Tennessee. She is a dedicated advocate of the plant-based lifestyle and has created gourmet, raw cuisine across the United States. In her former career, Rice worked in public relations […]

Kat Mendenhall – Vegan Lifestyle Coach


A native Texan and vegan activist, Kat Mendenhall considers herself a stuck in the city country girl on a mission to mend the world through whole plant-based nutrition and cruelty-free products. As a purveyor of vegan handmade goods, Kat is giving leather the boot by designing the first handmade vegan cowboy boots and western wear. […]

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