Triangle Meatless Monday would not be possible without the generous donation of time by all our volunteers. We could use your expertise to help us staff food giveaways, reach out to the public through pledges, and more! No talent is to great or small. Check out our current peeps below. Or join other activities here through the Vegan Carolina meetup.
Eleni is one of the founding organizers of Triangle Meatless Monday. She also co-organizes the Bull City Vegan Challenge. In her spare time, she drums for Beloved Binge, screens her documentary Seeing Through the Fence, volunteers in her Cleveland Holloway neighborhood, and leaflets as a part of the Adopt a College program.
Leeanne, an active volunteer for Triangle Meatless Monday, helps out by keeping track of our database of pledges and sends out periodic emails to them. In addition, she helped spearhead the proclamation issued by Durham County in support of meatless mondays. She has also been known to hand out delicious samples of vegan food at various local events. When she’s not working, Leeanne spends her time hiking with her adopted terrier-mix.
Amanda is one of the volunteers for Triangle Meatless Monday working on restaurant participation and outreach events. She also volunteers for a local animal rescue group. In her spare time, she is on the leadership team for EtsyVeg. Amanda is proud to be gluten free and vegan and is part of a related blogging community. When not working, she likes to spend time with friends, family, her husband, Ollie (dog), and posting on her blog. She also enjoys laughter, hiking, reading, sewing, drawing, and creating.
Where does that clean, sterile-packaged meat in the grocery store come from? Why do I eat meat? What do I do if I choose not to eat meat? Lena asked herself these questions 7 years ago and the answers led to her choosing a vegan(ish) lifestyle. As a nurse practitioner, she also understands the health benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. Lena has enjoyed volunteering for Triangle Meatless Mondays by recruiting participating restaurants.
Julie recently joined the TMM group after moving to the Triangle area in 2011. She is currently working on restaurant participation and outreach events. Before moving, she volunteered with animal rescue groups – including fostering and transporting! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs.
Tobin Freid is the Sustainability Manager for the City and County of Durham. She first brought the idea of launching Triangle Meatless Mondays to Eleni and Chef Shirle after seeing the success of the Bull City Vegan Challenge. A vegetarian since 1989, Tobin recognizes the positive impact on the environment that a plant-based diet can have.
With an educational background in social work and a long term career in the corporate I.T. field, Caroline Morrison finally realized her true passion was cooking. She then decided to go back to school and entered the Wake Tech Culinary Program where she was an honor student and one of only six students chosen to participate in a 3-week work study program in France. Since graduating from Wake Tech in 2009, she was a line cook in several area restaurants and helped them develop vegan and vegetarian recipes to add to their menus. She is currently the chef for The Fiction Kitchen which started by offering vegan brunches once a month at The Pinhook in Durham, NC and is now its own restaurant in Raleigh. Caroline also worked for Bon Appetit Management Company at their cafe on SAS’s campus. At the cafe, foods are sourced as local as possible and Caroline ensured there are multiple vegan options always available.