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Hello! We’re VegOut—a group of vegans passionate about the plant-based food and lifestyle scene, living in cities across the US. We work to bring you the best vegan content around. Stop by our Instagram accounts, give us a follow, and introduce yourself. We’d love to connect!

Maggie Ortlieb

she/her

Founder & CEO

@maggieeortlieb
Maggie Ortlieb

Maggie, a vegan of 10 years, is the founder and CEO of VegOut Magazine. A graduate of Michigan State University, she is dedicated to creating a kinder, healthier planet and serves as a change advocate for individuals looking to reduce consumption of animal products or transition to a plant-based diet. Follow her on Instagram for vegan eats, feminist rants, and tales from the entrepreneurial trenches.

Articles by Maggie

Tammie Ortlieb

she/her

Managing Editor

@tammieortlieb
Tammie Ortlieb

Tammie, a vegan of 17 years, is a former psychology professor and self-proclaimed wellness guru. Indie author, kindness ambassador, and big dreamer, she’s just a girl, standing in front of a broken US food system, asking it to be vegan.

Articles by Tammie

Kimberly Tran

she/her

Creative Director

@killaxkim
Kimberly Tran

Kimberly came to Los Angeles with two goals in mind: 1) Try all the vegan food and 2) Explore all the cool spots. When not using her mad graphics skills to design our magazine, she’s rummaging through plant nurseries—pour over in one hand, camera in the other.

Jerry Ng

he/him

Designer

@jerrymanderng
Jerry Ng

Jerry turned vegan after joining the VegOut team as a designer, but has been a certified “plant-based king” for the majority of his life. He enjoys surfing the net and spending time with other people’s pets. He’s still waiting for someone to teach him how to cook dried beans.

Allie Mitchell

she/her

Social Media Director & Staff Writer

@alliemitch
Allie Mitchell

Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.

Articles by Allie

Anja Grommons

she/her

Staff Writer

@vegcentricdietitian
Anja Grommons

Anja is a plant-based dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She offers virtual nutrition coaching for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her site for coaching services, recipes, and nutrition tips at vegcentricdietitian.com.

Articles by Anja

Cayla White

she/they

Staff Writer

@cayla__white

Cayla is an event planner, copywriter, catering manager, and vegan foodie. If she’s not working, she’s probably catching one of her favorite composers in concert, riding her bike to the movies, watching a gorgeous sunset at the bluff in Long Beach, or convincing her girlfriend to go out to eat at another vegan restaurant … again.

Articles by Cayla

Alejandra Tolley

she/her

Staff Writer

@laveganaenojona
Alejandra Tolley

Alejandra is a spirited writer that highlights vegan BIPOC-owned businesses in the LA area where she was born and raised. She volunteers her time donating vegan food to community fridges to make plant-based eating accessible for everyone. In her free time, she loves listening to David Bowie, hiking, and taking pictures of her doggies, Luna and Dexter.

Articles by Alejandra

Laurie Chin Sayres

she/her

Brand Partnerships Manager

@rockymountaindreamin

Laurie, a triathlete of 24 years, came to veganism nearly a decade ago by way of her love and respect for animals. When not training in her hometown of Boulder, CO, she’s roaming the streets of LA in search of vegan croissants.

Victoria Mitchell

she/her

Social Media Manager

@vickmitch
Victoria Mitchell

Austin, Texas born and raised, Victoria is a lover of beauty products, traveling, bulldogs, and trying all the new vegan things! If there’s ranch dressing, she’s there!

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