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.
Barbara joins OTN as General Contractor and Project Manager. After completing her graduate certificate in Sustainability at Lipscomb (focusing on residential construction and neighborhood development) she earned LEED accreditation.
When not wandering back streets and camps, he can be found wandering back trails visiting endangered wildlife communities, reading, sculpting, or playing music.
Stephanie is serving for a year with Open Table Nashville through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.