OUR TEAM

CALVIN EATON, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton aka theglutenfreechef (www.theglutenfreechefblog.com) is a digital content creator, social entrepreneur, and educator whose area of expertise includes antiracism, diversity, inclusion, K-12 curriculum writing and teaching, gluten free plant based living, and higher education.

In 2016 he founded 540WMain Communiversity a grassroots non-profit community based university. (www.540westmain.org) with a commitment to enrich the Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through historic preservation, sustainability, workforce development, and antiracism education.

ALIVIA RUIZ // HOST 

AUSTIN RETZLAFF // GRAPHIC DESIGNER

CHRIS THOMPSON // BLOG CONTRIBUTOR

Chris Thompson is an engineer, writer, comedian, and activist who made Rochester, New York his home in 2008. In addition to his role as Contributor for 540Blog , he currently writes the Chronicles of Nonsense segment for the Almost Tuesday show on WAYO-FM 104.3, and regularly posts and writes on his own on Instagram and Twitter at @ChronsOfNon.Additionally , Chris is a Food Writer for Rochester City Newspaper. His blog is www.chroniclesofnonesense.com

DARIAN WARD // 540VOLUNTEER 

ANNIE KWON // 540VOLUNTEER 

SHANNON PALACIO // HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER

PAST HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS

To schedule a visit, propose a class, or ask a question submit the contact form below or email info540westmain@gmail.com

 

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