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Giacomo Marchese
Physique Champion, USAPL Powerlifter, Assistant Coach and co-founder at VeganProteins

Giacomo is the co-founder of VeganProteins.com and also co-founded PlantBuilt.com, a non profit organization of strength based vegan athletes who compete together to raise awareness for veganism and money for rescued animals at farm sanctuaries. As an assistant coach, Giacomo works in daily communications with coaching clients. Giacomo also uses his unique strengths to make sure the client is getting the best programming and guidance they can from the VeganProteins team. Giacomo has been vegan for over 10 years and involved with fitness for over 20 years in many different arenas and specializes coaching others and actively competes in bodybuilding and powerlifting specifically. Giacomo uses strength based sports & traveling to various Vegan Festivals across the country to raise awareness for animal rights and welfare. Giacomo has coached clients at NYSC, Bally's Sport Club and LA Fitness. Currently, he coaches clients online for VeganProteins and holds a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University.

Dani Taylor
Figure Champion, Head Coach and co-founder at VeganProteins

Dani Taylor is a figure champion, the co-founder of VeganProteins.com and also co-founded PlantBuilt.com, a non profit organization of strength based vegan athletes who compete together to raise awareness for veganism and money for rescued animals at farm sanctuaries. As the head coach at VeganProteins, Dani oversees all nutrition and training programming. Dani Taylor is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist who has been vegan for thirteen years. She has never let the naysayers stand in her way or anyone else's when it comes to achieving fitness goals while following a vegan diet. Helping people become more confident in themselves via exercise and a healthy diet and mindset is what motivates her on a daily basis. She believes in honoring your body by treating it well and listening to it, while simultaneously challenging it and never becoming stagnant. She especially enjoys working with women who have always been too nervous to lift weights, and loves seeing the confidence that clients see when they realize their own strength for the first time! She also enjoys teaching women that food is not something to be afraid of, but rather a gift we give our bodies to fuel it all the way through life. Aside from basic fitness and physique needs, she also specializes in helping people suffering from low confidence and self esteem, and body image on a one on one level. Dani is both a Certified Personal Trainer with the AFAA, and Certified in Plant Based Nutrition with Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.

Christian Garcia
Competitive bodybuilder, BA in Psychology, Assistant Coach

Christian has been working closely behind the scenes with VeganProteins and PlantBuilt since 2014. Originally, he began working with Dani as a client. He has also been under her mentorship for the past year and has since become a valuable asset of the VeganProteins coaching team. As an assistant coach, Christian works alongside Dani and Giacomo in helping clients achieve and exceed their fitness and athletic goals. Christian also brings many strengths and his expertise to the table to help ensure that VeganProteins coaching clients receive the best guidance and experience possible. Christian is an active and competitive bodybuilder, placing 3rd and 2nd in consecutive years since first stepping onstage. Christian has been vegan since 2012 and has been a competitive athlete in many sports. Christian has also received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is putting it to use in his coaching practices. Christian is NASM certified personal trainer and is also certified through Precision Nutrition.