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The V-Land UK team are a bunch of like-minded vegan writers, bloggers, influencers, designers etc who are dedicated to bringing you the best vegan content from around the UK. You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Send us a message as we would love to hear from you!

Will Callaghan

Will Callaghan

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Founder & CEO

From Brazil, but living in the UK for nearly 10 years, Will has represented talent from shows such as The X Factor, The Voice, The Apprentice, Junior Bake Off, Hell’s Kitchen, Got Talent, The Great American Baking Show, Interior Design Masters, Married At First Sight, Broadway and West End actors. In addition to all his management work, he is a passionate vegan and tries to live his life in the most compassionate way possible. For this reason he founded V-Land UK to bring the vegan community together.
Oli Weatherall

Oli Weatherall

he/him

Editor

Oli went vegan after watching Dominion several years ago. He is passionate about the benefits individuals can obtain by eating a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet. He particularly enjoys reading, researching and posting about this topic and is training to be a nutritionist. Oli has severe food allergies and continues to raise awareness about how this impacts everyday life.
Ray Star

Ray Star

she/her

Staff writer

After completing Veganuary in 2018, Ray decided to have a complete lifestyle overhaul, closing her business of fifteen years in PR to focus on a writing career, with the aim of raising awareness of animal rights and climate change through works of fiction. Her debut novel, Earthlings – The Beginning has gone on to win three awards and the sequel of the trilogy, Dominion, is due for release in 2022. When Ray isn’t writing, she is happiest spending time with her children, partner, family, friends or walking with her dogs.
Mark Flood

Mark Flood

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Staff writer

Mark is based in London, where he has spent most of his adult life but was born and bred a little further north in Liverpool. Being a veteran vegan of nearly three decades he has viewed the explosion of veganism and plant-based options from this rare vantage point. After watching Earthlings six years ago he was compelled to do more and is now a committed animal rights activist and organiser within the movement. He has also run many popup events to encourage non-vegans to eat plant-based food and to raise money for animal rights charities. He works in media market research where he also runs a ‘vegan and plant curious club’ to share plant-based news across the business and to organise events and restaurant trips.
Lucy Ireland

Lucy Ireland

she/her

Staff writer

Lucy is a full-time writer and content creator from Manchester. She has been a writer for over a decade and is currently working on her debut book. When she isn't working you'll find her eating good vegan food and spending time with her family.
Alia Halstead

Alia Halstead

she/her

Staff writer

Alia is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing. She transitioned from vegetarian to vegan after interviewing the founder of Viva! for radio. She has a Law with Politics LLB and is interested in social justice.
Liam Parker

Liam Parker

he/him

Staff writer

Liam is a writer with a passion for sustainability. Initially going vegan for the animals and planet, Liam has become increasingly interested about the health side of veganism. After moving to the North West, he has enjoyed seeing what cities like Manchester and Liverpool have to offer vegans. He loves gaming, reading and flight-free travel.
Amelia Ling

Amelia Ling

she/her

Staff writer

Amelia lives in Bristol and has been vegan for the past seven years. She is a sustainability activist who loves to cook, read, and write poetry. She is a MRes graduate of Critical Theory; she enjoys yoga, listening to podcasts, and going out for good vegan food.
Jessica Lawler

Jessica Lawler

she/her

Staff writer

Jessica is a passionate writer and music graduate from Portsmouth. Interested in writing about women’s health, love and relationships within her blog and passion protects. When she isn’t writing, she’s learning more about vegan life, sustainability and discovering the best vegan meals around. She enjoys playing the guitar, writing poetry and reading.
Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

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Staff writer

Ben is the owner of a vegan lifestyle, cooking and forest school Instagram blog. As a graduate in Ecology & Conservation, he is very aware of the threats that affect our wonderful planet and living a vegan lifestyle the last six years has really solidified his obligation to do what he can to contribute to the preservation of this very special, yet very delicate home. His blog educates people about the ease and accessibility of vegan cooking and options eating out; sustainability, including teaching children in his forest school to live with more compassion for the environment; and sharing the beauty of wildlife.
Kamile Vitke

Kamile Vitke

she/her

Staff writer

Kamile believes that respect and health starts from within. After becoming a part time yoga teacher in Switzerland, she learned how to listen to her body and its needs. Being surrounded by a strong cheese, meat and chocolate culture, Kamile decided to become vegan out of respect to all living beings as well in order to nourish my body with all the essential minerals while eating ‘peaceful’ food. She trusts that all is karma, so respect and love gets back to you if you manifest it.
Lucía Vázquez Carballo

Lucía Vázquez Carballo

she/her

Staff writer

​​Lucía is a Spain-born and Ireland-based Translation and Interpreting graduate and she is currently studying a Masters in Strategy and Creativity in Advertising. She loves words and anything visual - it was precisely thanks to a film that her brain flipped the switch at the age of 15 and decided to go vegan: The Salt of the Earth eventually led her to Cowspiracy, and the rest is history.
Marcel Läufer

Marcel Läufer

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Staff writer

Marcel is based in Hamburg, Germany and has been vegan for three years. He loves to cook and try new recipes. Marcel recently graduated in Nutritional Science and works as a quality manager in the food industry. Marcel and his girlfriend love to travel and post vegan food and other content on their Instagram account.
Sam Pitman

Sam Pitman

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Staff Writer

Sam has been vegan since 2016. He is a coastal scientist with a keen interest in the environment and was a founding member of the University of Portsmouth Vegan Society.
Lana Jackson

Lana Jackson

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Staff writer

Lana is a Brighton-based writer and journalism student at the University of Sussex. She started her vegan journey after working with animals at an agricultural college in 2018. Lana enjoys reading, poetry, making clothes, art and vegan cooking.
Jodie Barchha Lang

Jodie Barchha Lang

she/her

Staff writer

Jodie started her Instagram blog Green Vegan when she realised the benefits of showing people how easy it was to cook vegan food. An avid animal lover, author and speaker her blog soon expanded into so many more avenues to help people on their vegan/plant-based lifestyle journey. She has gone on to give talks to universities and colleges as well as writing some great edits for well known media. Jodie loves spending time at animal sanctuaries, creating vibrant tasty vegan food and helping people as much as she can on their journey.
Sameera Khan Rehmani

Sameera Khan Rehmani

she/her

Web content manager & SEO specialist

Sameera is a London-based communication professional with experience in media, writing, editing and research. Her work covers sustainability, gender, films and critical psychology. She dabbles in painting, poetry and photography. She is excited by the contemporary creativity in the vegan space and is closely following the paradigm shift in its adoption by society.
Dawn Brissenden

Dawn Brissenden

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Web content specialist & Staff writer

Dawn studied Folklore for her masters degree and has editorial experience in the magazine industry. She is an animal lover who enjoys spending time with her dog and living a vegan lifestyle. In her spare time Dawn likes drawing, reading and watching live music.
Sarah Grilli

Sarah Grilli

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Web content specialist & Staff writer

From Italy, but currently living in the UK, Sarah is always pinpointing the next stop. Sarah’s biggest dream is to explore the world as much as possible, as she is fascinated and intrigued by different cultures and lifestyles. Her passion for writing and the desire to share her experiences led her to graduate in Journalism, with the hope of turning those passions into a profession. Veganism for Sarah is a way to reconnect with nature.
Indya Molloy

Indya Molloy

she/her

Web content specialist

Indya is a web developer based in Manchester. She is passionate about animal welfare and sustainability and has been vegan since 2017. When she isn't working, she enjoys surfing and travelling and trying out vegan recipes.
Bolu Talabi

Bolu Talabi

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Web developer specialist

A full-stack software developer with a passion for creating unique web experiences for businesses of all forms, shapes and sizes. Well-versed in an array of web technologies and experienced in providing web and data solutions.
Samuel Botwe

Samuel Botwe

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Web developer specialist

Samuel has been working as a web application developer since 2018 while also developing extra skills in data analysis. He is very passionate about animals like rabbits and cats and enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family when he is not working.
Akshay Revankar

Akshay Revankar

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Chartered accountant

Akshay is part of the Management Team. He brings 7 years of experience in finance. He is a Chartered Accountant and currently pursuing Masters in Investment Management at Surrey University. He has worked with companies like PwC, Novartis, and Tata Communications.