deanna cintas - President
Deanna grew up in California and Hawaii and moved to Portland in 1997. She is a licensed real estate agent with Portland Digs and has been vegan since 2007. Deanna is also one of the co-founders of Try Vegan PDX.
Favorite Vegan Foods in Portland: Blackwater Bar’s Western Burger, Crab Cake Benedict at No Bones Beach Club, the vegan platter from Queen of Sheba
Amanda thomas - Vice president
Amanda grew up in Virginia and moved to Portland in 2016. She went vegetarian in 2011 and Vegan in 2012. She joined the Try Vegan PDX committee in 2016 and became Vice President in 2018.
Favorite Vegan Foods in Portland: Chalupa Batman Pizza from the Secret Pizza Society, the Party Pancit from Ichiza, the Almond Ring from Sweetpea Baking Co.
annie iacobellis - secretary
Annie grew up in Ohio and moved to Portland in 2010. She has been vegetarian since 1999 and went vegan in 2004. She joined the TVPDX committee in 2017 and is the reigning VegQuest champion!
Favorite Vegan Foods in Portland: Mami ramen from Ichiza, Rudy’s pineapple barbecue wings, Brownie Explosion shake at Next Level Burger
enoch thomas - treasurer
Enoch grew up in Virginia and moved to Portland in 2016. He has been Vegan since 2012. He joined the TVPDX committee in 2016.
Favorite Vegan Food in Portland: the Buff Burrito at Homegrown Smoker, Pepperoni Pizza from Pizza Creature, Uncle Tsang’s Crispy Beef
darby banales - board member
Darby grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Portland in 2009. She has been Vegan since 2008 and joined the TVPDX committee in 2015. Her business is Roundhouse Hummus, the best hummus in Portland. Darby is the self-proclaimed most mysterious member of the board.
Favorite Vegan Food in Portland: Shawarma Sandwich at the Falafel House in St. Johns