Austin Sauerbrei-Brown serves as a shared community organizer with Open Table Nashville and the Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership. Austin has worked in the Edgehill community for over five years, supporting resident efforts around housing, neighborhood collaboration and community wellbeing. This has included co-founding the Edgehill FreeStore, convening area resident groups, churches and non-profits to form the Edgehill Coalition and leading the planning effort for CoopEcon Nashville, a city-wide conference on cooperative development. Most recently, Austin has collaborated with Nashville renters to form the tenant organizing group, Homes4All Nashville. Influenced by grassroots leaders past and present, this work is guided by the belief that a just economy is one where ownership of land, housing and work lies in the hands of our communities rather than speculative investors. Austin and his partner, Claire are new(ish) parents of Sylvan James. In his spare time, Austin enjoys reading sci-fi novels/comics, woodworking, sketching and writing in the third person.
Justin Bronson Barringer is currently a PhD student in religious ethics at Southern Methodist University.
Lindsey has been doing homeless outreach, housing advocacy, and community organizing in Nashville since 2007. She was ordained in 2013 and also serves as a street chaplain. She is passionate about education and can be found in tent cities, washing feet on the streets, leading groups around downtown, and foraging for native herbs and plants.
Emily Allison-Hearn is the Communications Coordinator for Open Table Nashville.