Last January, we announced the expansion of our advisory board. Among the additions was the illustrious JL Fields, of the über-popular blog, JL Goes Vegan (not to mention the vegan lifestyle service, Go Vegan With JL, and the community blog, Stop Chasing Skinny). JL is one of my favorite people on the planet, which is one of the dozens of reasons we invited her to join us on our podcast recently — Episode 134, specifically — where she discussed the many ways she is changing the world for animals, both through grassroots and through media outlets. JL also guest-blogged for us earlier this year all about how she got a non-vegan restaurant to have a 10-course vegan tasting menu, and how she got a vegan column in her local paper. She’s amazing. A true ambassador for animals — and so quickly! I only met JL at Vida Vegan Con last year. She was a new vegan then, and since then, in addition to all of the above (and then some), she has managed to score a very sweet book deal, where she will be providing scrumptious vegan recipes in a book about nutrition. This woman does not waste time. She is also the former director of corporate and foundation relations for a college in New York City, and, for many years, taught courses on nonprofit management at a local university. JL has over twenty years of nonprofit experience, which includes leading three organizations as CEO, and serving on the board of directors for a variety of organizations.
And the reason I’m telling you this — which you can probably figure out from the title of this blog — is that we are beyond delighted — thrilled, in fact — that Our Hen House is the latest addition to JL’s resume. She is joining our Board of Directors, and we couldn’t be more elated, nor could we be luckier.
Welcome to Our Hen House, JL Fields!
JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach and educator – certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy – at Go Vegan with JL! A devoted culinary student, she has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. JL is vocal about everything from plant-based food and vegan activism, fitness and body image, and making big changes post-40. She shares plant-based education, recipes and cooking techniques, as well as animal rights information and resources, on the popular blog JL goes Vegan and in her weekly online column “I Eat Plants” for the Life Style section of The Journal News (Westchester, NY). She is the editor of the community blog Stop Chasing Skinny. JL is the founder and lead consultant for JL Fields Consulting. She teaches nonprofit management at the Business Institute at Long Island University-CW Post.