Meet our guests: Ellen is the author of 6 vegan health and fitness books including, Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, Vegan Fitness for Mortals, Vegan Sex, and Vegan for One. When Ellen’s entire speaking career for the next year was canceled, she pivoted and turned her real estate experience into her next career, partnering with her vegan boyfriend and 35 year-veteran of the Sarasota real estate market, Troy Funk. As a real estate agent, Troy had weathered many market crashes and took on the grueling job as a broker for the fastest growing real estate company, Realty One Group.
Troy is a self-taught vegan who came to the movement trying to solve a family member’s health problem. He coincidentally discovered Ellen at the Portland Vegfest where she spoke in 2016 and invited her to speak at local vegan potlucks he organized not far from where they both lived in Sarasota.