About Star Friends of CoW

The following people are super important to our work at Chilis on Wheels. Without them our lives would be so much harder. They brighten our days, and give of their time and their talents. We are so lucky to count on them! They are our stars!


Ivan Gutierrez Ivan Gutierrez

Ivan is our co-Founder,  our in-house designer, producing our marketing materials and logos. He is also in charge of our weekly strategic cart packing. Ivan has been a straightedge vegan for a very long time. He currently attends the Fashion Institute of Technology for packaging design. Ivan loves toys, legos, and metal.



Julianna CalvarusoJulianna Calvaruso

Julianna is our Youth Engagement Manager. She is a college freshman in A&M Texas University. She served as Vice-President of The Student Advocates for Animal Rights at Edward R. Murrow High School on 2014-2015. She does vegan outreach with Mercy for Animals and has spent some time volunteering at animal shelters. She loves vegan desserts, animals, and movies.





Grace- Senior from Ed Murrow- Chilis on Wheels Team Leader- distributing chili

Grace Allende

Grace is our Team Leader for the Pollination Project Team and the Well Fed World Team of Chili Running. She is a freshman in NYU, and served as President of the Student Advocates for Animal Rights at Edward R. Murrow High School. She always has a smile and is a pleasure to be around!




Thank you Fanny Fuentes-Phalon from @mundovegannj for the donation of kitchen tools! Your generosity, warmth and caring spirit is inspiring and contagious! If you're in Montclair NJ be sure to have their delicious #vegan pernil!!

 Anthony Martinez

Anthony is our Vegan Education Director. A vegan activist, he has volunteered with us extensively and will be in charge of our Vegan Education Program. His commitment to veganism and our community is inspiring and we are thrilled to have him on board.




Rocky profile picRockwell Schwartz

Rocky is our Volunteer Coordinator. She has worked for several years with farmed animal sanctuaries and volunteered since her teens for hunger relief efforts. She is excited to be part of an organization provides food for those in need without harming other animals in the process.