Meet our Team
As a yoga instructor for Transformation Yoga, she enjoys sharing what she has learned on her journey to hold space and encourage others along their journey. Her goal now is to hold sacred and safe space for others to reconnect with their truth and live it daily on and off their yoga mat to transform their lives and thus the world around them. Kennae is a strong believer in connecting with nature through urban farming, community skills classes, and fun yoga experiences to relax each individual.
Steve Saltzman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Charleston LDC, a not-for-profit loan fund headquartered in Charleston, SC.
Saltzman sits on a number of boards focused on food system justice and climate resiliency. He was recently appointed by Charleston’s mayor to serve on the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission; Steve serves as an advisory board member for the Kresge Foundation FreshLo (Fresh, Local and Equitable Program); and he is also an expert panel member for America’s Healthy Food Finance Initiative.
AsiahMae is a queer artist, raconteur, and skin therapist cohabitating in Charleston, SC. When she’s not writing poetry on the back of receipt paper, she’s curating community for artists via IllVibe The Tribe. As the granddaughter of farmers and healers, her life’s work is an ongoing homage to the southern land that she was birthed from and the Black lives that continue to save her. AsiahMae is coming to the board as a former resident of the Chicora-Cherokee community until 2019 when a slumlord situation caused her to relocate.
Chris Tittle is a facilitator, organizer, and attorney focused on land and housing justice, participatory governance, and co-creating post-capitalist / post-white supremacist futures. He is Director of Land and Housing Justice at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Chris organizes with grassroots coalitions including the South Carolina Housing Justice Network, Lowcountry Mutual Aid Fund, and Charleston Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the New Economy Coalition.