Our Mission

SmartyPlants is an evolving digital platform that promotes and educates people on the benefits of eating a whole food, plant-based diet; radiant health and living a compassionate lifestyle. Our goal is to inspire a shift in mind, body and spirit and to see more and more people lean towards (or jump into!) a plant-based lifestyle. We are here to create and grow a community of like-minded people, who are interested in making their health a priority, and being a part of the plant-powered change that is happening in the world right now!

Meet Our SmartyPlants Team!

We are plant-passionate humans who like to eat and have fun!

Judi Bushala

Judi is an Emmy Award winning Editor with over 20 years of experience, including 15 years at The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is the Co-Creator and Creative Director of SmartyPlants and is certified in plant-based nutrition from eCornell University.

Phill Caruso

Phill has been a business owner since 1991, an online entrepreneur since 1997, a plant-based eater and SmartyPlants Co-Creator since 2018 and all around fun-loving guy since 1970!

Julie Hasson

Julie is a Plant-Based Chef and Recipe Developer with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of 9 cookbooks, and has developed many products and recipes for restaurants and food companies.