Who We Are

Bridget Burns

Founder/Recipe Creator/Cruelty-free Make-up Artist

Bridget Burns is the founding member of The Vegan Project, and the passionate recipe designer behind many of the VP’s signature dishes. She loves a good challenge, like veganizing a family pie crust recipe and inventing the perfect food: the lasagna sandwich. Some lesser-known facts about Bridget: she’s an only child with a crippling fear of rats and she can’t drive (way harsh), but regardless, her friends keep her around if only for her ability to fix great drinks and ensure the group survives on more than Sam’s juice pulp nut loaves. While many envy her amazing abilities in the kitchen and behind the bar, Bridget confesses that she wishes she had Zoe’s eyelashes. If she could have three wishes (aside from ending all animal suffering of course) they would be: to meet vegan hero Alicia Silverstone and for people to stop pronouncing it ‘vay-gan’.

Zoe Peled

Marketing and Production

Zoe Peled made the ethical decision to become vegetarian at a very young age and went completely plant-based in 2010. Ironically enough, her favourite foods as a child were, however, anything but vegan. In fact, Zoe’s go-to faves were plain hamburger patties and McDonalds cheeseburgers with a side of chicken McNuggets (ew.) A longtime supporter of The Vegan Project, Zoe joined the team in 2013 bringing with her a slew of media contacts and vast promotions/marketing experience obtained through her full-time promotions gig at Fortune Sound Club. As the Events & Public Relations Manager for The Vegan Project, Zoe has taken the blog’s status to new heights via many radio and TV appearances, fun local events and unique fundraiser/sponsorship opportunities. Zoe is also The VP’s official cheerleader, always bringing exciting, new ideas to the team. Zoe greatly admires everyone involved in The Vegan Project and their commitment to animal welfare and veganism as a whole.

Rhiannon Whitney

Contributor/Cruelty-free Esthetician

rhiannon-whitneyI have been a Vegan at Heart all my life. When I was a year and a half old, my mother found it important to document that I did not care for “Meat” at all. When I was 4, I was quite certain I was going to be a Veterinarian. I’ve always had a major soft spot for animals of all shapes and varieties. Speaking for all animals along with delicious Vegan food are two of my biggest passions in life, so when I met Bridget and Zoe, I just knew I had to be a part of their wonderful project. I am an Esthetician and own Synergy Day Spa on Vancouver Island, where we use only cruelty free vegan products. To me, Veganism touches every area of my life. Food, products, clothing, accessories, everything! I LOVE getting creative in the kitchen, getting dressed up and going out for a delicious meal, and sharing my experiences with the people in my life! I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of The Vegan Project, bringing you 14 years of experience as a Vegan, animal lover and a person who cares about the planet.

“Be the change you want to see in the World” ♥ ~Mahatma Gandhi”