Who Is Vegan Proteins? Meet Our Founders
Vegan Proteins founders, Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor, are strength-based vegan athletes who compete together to raise awareness for veganism.
Giacomo is a vegan bodybuilder and powerlifter who has been vegan for 15 years years and involved in the fitness world for over 20 years. He has coached clients at NYSC, Bally’s Sport Club, and LA Fitness and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.
Dani Taylor, the head coach at Vegan Proteins, is a champion vegan figure competitor that lost nearly 100 pounds at the start of her plant-based fitness journey 18 years ago. She understands what it’s like to be at every level from overweight and unhealthy to champion figure competitor. Dani pioneered the training and nutritional approaches that the Vegan Proteins coaches teach our clients today. She is a Certified Personal Trainer with the NASM, is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition with Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and is Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified.
Together, Giacomo and Dani have coached over 1,000 vegan athletes, many of them to elite levels.