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.
Rebekah is serving with Open Table Nashville though an internship at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is passionate about community development and raising awareness of injustice through journalism.
In her free time Elizabeth can be found hiking with her husband and two rescue pups, hanging with her backyard flock of chickens or trying to keep her tomato plants alive.
In addition to playing with her super cute little one, she enjoys hiking, knitting, reading, gardening, and cooking.