Meet Whitney, our motivational nutritionist, our community coach, and fitness fire builder. He loves uncovering and unleashing possibility in those he encounters. Whitney is a collaborative in the trenches leader with a heart for people and a hunger to change the world. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Culinary program and holds certifications in Plant Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies as well as Plant Based Sports Nutrition from Matthew Kenney Cuisine. This recovering vegetable villain began his career at 12 yrs old shining shoes on a city street corner. He still believes that simply shared stories bring life, laughter, and joy. We call it soul to smile. He's a Tennessee boy with sandy, sunburned South Carolina feet and a tiny cabin, minimalist at heart. From a Jungle Captain in the Florida wild, to a wrangler of a Middle School minds, to a caretaker in the Apple orchard, Whitney is excited to bring his inspiration to the scruffy city of Knoxville and beyond.
Meet Rebecca our flavor maven, our community cook, and veggie tamer. She loves bringing others together around the table to create diverse communities of laughter and love. Rebecca is a natural problem solver with a flair for process management and technology. She sharpened her skills with renowned plant-based Chef Chad Sarno and the Rouxbe team. Whether capturing the perfect photo or preparing a welcoming table, Rebecca has an uncanny vision from idea to execution. We call it seed to smile. She's a Utah girl with Tennessee waterfall dreams and a zookeeper at heart. She tells it like it is and loves helping others face their fears and embrace a fullness of life. From a juice bartender in the Pacific Northwest to a baker in the Kentucky bluegrass, Rebecca is excited to bring her flavor mojo to her Rocky Top friends.
“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” - Ludwig Wittgenstein