Meet the Team

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Lucy Danziger

Editorial Director

Lucy Danziger

Editorial Director

Lucy Danziger is Editorial Director of The Beet. Daniger is the former Editor-in-Chief of SELF magazine and Self.com. She has written books on wellbeing and diet, and The Beet is the next step in a career of helping people live their best lives.“One of the joys of launching The Beet is eating a whole-food, plant-based diet, which I started May 1st. Before that I was sitting at my desk working on Hinted, the shopping wish-list platform, and eating junk and feeling gross. Eating a plant-based diet helped me get back on track, feel better everyday, and stay fit and energized while I train for triathlon.”

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Stephanie McClain

Digital Managing Editor

Stephanie McClain

Digital Managing Editor

Stephanie McClain is the Digital Managing Editor of The Beet. She began her career in fashion, and continues to work as an editorial stylist and write about sustainable fashion, well-being, culture and plant-based news.Stephanie has been vegan for the past two years and credits the transition with making her feel more energetic. She would recommend the lifestyle to anyone who is looking to feel better and reduce their carbon footprint, and recommends watching Earthing Ed’s ‘Debate a Vegan’ Youtube series to learn more.

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Hailey Welch

Assistant Editor & Social Media Editor

Hailey Welch

Assistant Editor & Social Media Editor

Hailey Welch is the Assistant Editor and Social Media Editor for The Beet. She has been fully vegan for two years and loves how it makes her feel. She recently ran the Southampton Half Marathon and she finds it easy being vegan and a runner.Her advice to anyone who wants to try plant-based eating: “Educate yourself! It’s important to know if this is a right diet for you. Start slow and notice how your body responds to these adjustments! If it makes you happy, don’t stop.” If you want to be featured on The Beet’s instagram, or share your recipe, DM Hailey@thebeet.com

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Caitlin Mucerino

Editorial Assistant

Caitlin Mucerino

Editorial Assistant

Caitlin Mucerino joined The Beet as an intern this fall, and has been instrumental in uploading data to The Beet Meter, as well as all other aspects of launching the platform.Caitlin considers herself plant-based for reasons of her health because it makes her feel better. After 5 months of eating a plant-based diet she feels better and has more energy. She can’t wait to go to Disney World on vacation, where they just introduced 400 vegan menu options.

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Caitlin Anderson

Video Correspondent

Caitlin Anderson

Video Correspondent

Caitlin Anderson is the Video Correspondent for The Beet. In the past year, she has opted for a more plant-based diet and is amazed at how easy it has been to make the adjustment, how great she feels and how readily available products and restaurants are wherever she travels.

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Anna Keeve

West Coast Correspondent

Anna Keeve

West Coast Correspondent

Anna Keeve is the west coast correspondent for The Beet. Anna's articles have appeared in LA Progressive, VegOut Magazine, Locale Magazine, Cannabis Magazine and more. With a focus on plant-based lifestyle, food, business and veg-friendly travel, Anna's always on the prowl for what's new, what's hot and what's next. Anna is also the founder of PlantBasedPopUp, a fine-dining pop-up experience that hosts wine and food pairing dinners at top restaurants. Connect with Anna (or send her a news tip) at lifesalternateroute.com or @lifesalternateroute.

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Dr. Andrew Freeman

Medical Advisor

Dr. Andrew Freeman

Medical Advisor

Dr. Andrew Freeman is a Medical Advisor to The Beet. Known as the "Vegan Cardiologist," Dr. Freeman is Associate Professor, Director of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness and Director, Clinical Cardiology & Operations at National Jewish Health in Denver Colorado. He is plant-based and an advocate for a wholistic approach to health, in the form of a advocating a whole foods plant-based diet (vegan diet), regular exercise and practicing mindfulness.

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Dr. Hooman Yaghoobzadeh

Medical Advisor

Dr. Hooman Yaghoobzadeh

Medical Advisor

Dr. Hooman Yaghoobzadeh is a Medical Advisor to The Beet. A NYC-based cardiologist at NY Presbyterian Hospital who received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for two decades. Dr. Yaghoobzadeh lectures on the benefit of eating a whole-food plant-based diet for heart health and reducing risk of disease, and coaches patients who want to eat better by following a WFPBD. He is a medical advisor to Plantable, the plant-based food delivery service. He has been eating plant-based for seven years.

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Jessica Waller

Contributing Editor & Nutrition Advisor

Jessica Waller

Contributing Editor & Nutrition Advisor

Jessica Waller, MS, CNS, LDN, is a Contributing Editor and nutrition advisor to The Beet. She is a licensed clinical nutritionist who writes and edits on nutrition topics. Jessica has been following a plant-based diet since 2008 and believes that even taking small steps to eat more plants can transform your health and wellbeing. Jessica lives in Baltimore with her husband and two sons, Henry, 3 and a half, and Beau, 1.

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Natalie Rizzo

Contributing Nutrition Expert

Natalie Rizzo

Contributing Nutrition Expert

Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, is a contributing nutrition expert to The Beet. She is a New York City based Registered Dietician who works with athletes and others. Natalie has written for national media outlets, including NBC News, SHAPE, Runner’s World, Greatist and Prevention among others. Rizzo has been a vegetarian for over a decade, and says: “I'm committed to helping people eat more plants in whatever way suits their lifestyle.”

These experts' ideas and views are their own and they do not represent those of the company. Similarly ideas and views on The Beet do not reflect the doctors, who we turn to for quotes and comments and to make us smarter and more informed about how to be healthier and eat a whole-food, plant-based diet.

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Steven Price

Co-Founder

Steven Price

Co-Founder

Steven Price is a co-founder of The Beet. Steven Price, a long-time media and tech exec., has spent decades deeply involved in the development and growth of media and tech enabled businesses. He currently serves as the chairman of Townsquare Media as well as the CEO of 25Madison, a venture studio based in Union Square. Prior to this, he worked in Private Equity as the Senior Managing Director of Centerbridge Partners overseeing their telecom, technology and media investments. New to the plant-based world, Steven is actively incorporating more plant-based products into his diet, experimenting with new ways of eliminating animal products from his diet.He is a co-founder of 25 Madison….

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Adam Slutsky

Co-Founder

Adam Slutsky

Co-Founder

Adam Slutsky is a co-founder of The Beet. A seasoned entrepreneur with three decades of experience growing start-ups and running disruptive businesses, he is the founder and Managing Partner of Gather Ventures, a seed and early-stage venture firm focused on plant-based food products, platforms, and services.He has been vegan for the past seven years and is dedicated to helping others look and feel their healthiest by adapting a plant-based approach.

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Julia Sigal

Strategic Advisor

Julia Sigal

Strategic Advisor

Julia is a Strategic Advisor to The Beet. She is a product designer, engineer and Associate Director at 25Madison, the startup studio.Having dabbling in vegetarian and vegan diets since high school, she recommitted to adding more plants into her diet alongside the rest of her family after her dad had a health scare a few years ago.

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David Shteyman

Strategic Advisor

David Shteyman

Strategic Advisor

David Shteyman is a Strategic Advisor to The Beet. Formerly an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, David advised food & beverage companies during a period of massive industry disruption – evolving consumer preferences and a lack of innovation from the incumbents. Since joining 25Madison, David is advising, launching & investing in disruptive consumer businesses. As a strategic advisor to The Beet, he hopes it will democratize the science behind plant-based eating. David is eating more plant-based foods after reading Dr. Michael Greger’s How Not to Die and Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study.

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Justine Lee

Strategic Advisor

Justine Lee

Strategic Advisor

After helping grow Citi Bike into the largest and most successful bikeshare company in North America, Justine led the sale of the company to Lyft in 2018. She joined 25Madison to build and grow other startups that have positive social and environmental impact, and has been advising The Beet on legal and strategic matters. Plant-forward but not religious!

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Jared Willig

Strategic Advisor & Biz Dev

Jared Willig

Strategic Advisor & Biz Dev

Jared is an Advisor, Biz Dev, for The Beet. He has spent over 20 years in digital media in the entertainment industry including overseeing Townsquare Media’s digital content strategy as well as brands such as AOL Music, Moviefone, XXL Magazine, Asylum.com, and more. He insists that the health benefits and enjoyment of plant-based meals have made it easier for him to avoid a mid-life crisis.

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Sun Sachs

Strategic Advisor & Co-Creator

Sun Sachs

Strategic Advisor & Co-Creator

Sun has 20+ years experience in interactive design, marketing and technology and currently oversees all digital products (websites, apps and smart home devices) with a team of 40 designers, engineers and product leads at Townsquare Media.Sun is also a a fitness geek, athlete and plant-based foodie. Sun has been plant-based /vegan since 2012, for health, the animals and the environment. On instagram @sunsachs

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Anibal Rosado

Vice President of Digital Products

Anibal Rosado

Vice President of Digital Products

Anibal Rosado cultivates the digital platform for The Beet. As the Vice President of Digital Products at Townsquare Media and former Vice President of Key Experiences at AOL, Anibal has been hyper focused on creating and managing digital products for over 20 years.Anibal tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible whether it’s in a cabin along the Appalachian Trail or just lounging on one of the many islands off the coast of Connecticut. Anibal describes himself as "Plant-Based Curious" and is completely addicted to Oat Milk products

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Miles Naughton

Creative Consultant

Miles Naughton

Creative Consultant

Miles is a Creative Consultant to The Beet. He’s also a Creative Director at Townsquare Media and a former Creative Director at AOL with 20+ years of interactive design experience. Miles enjoys a healthy mountain lifestyle in the Catskills in New York State, which includes hiking, kayaking and growing his own organic vegetables. Every year he strives to add more plant-based foods to his diet, not only because of the health benefits, but also because there are so many more delicious plant-based products available today!