Management Team

Meet the AR2019 Management Team

Ally Hinton is the Marketing Director for the Animal Rights National Conference. She has been working in digital marketing and video production for over ten years. Prior to working at FARM she worked as the Head of Digital Marketing for Rethink Homelessness promoting compassion and human rights for the community. One of her projects, Cardboard Stories: Homeless In Orlando went viral in 2015 gaining national & international attention. Ally is passionate about marketing for non-profits and for animal rights. She has worked to promote animal welfare and human rights for many years.

Ally Hinton

Ally Hinton

Marketing Director

Ally Hinton is the Marketing Director for the Animal Rights National Conference. She has been working in digital marketing and video production for over ten years. Prior to working at FARM she worked as the Head of Digital Marketing for Rethink Homelessness promoting compassion and human rights for the community. One of her projects, Cardboard Stories: Homeless In Orlando went viral in 2015 gaining national & international attention. Ally is passionate about marketing for non-profits and for animal rights. She has worked to promote animal welfare and human rights for many years.

Vicki Beechler is the conference Operations Manager. She started out as a conference work scholar herself in 2009 and grew into the role of Work Scholar manager. Since then, she has been tasked with more conference duties because of her dedication to the movement.She has been a lifelong animal lover, going vegetarians at the age of 12 and then vegan soon after. In 2009, she began attending protest, leafleting and creating community around the vegan lifestyle. In her free time, she takes care of 4 dogs (Patsy, Franny, Ruby and Lumos), 2 cats (Rambo and Jester) and a turtle (Sheldon).

Rachel Pawelski is the Animal Rights National Conference Exhibits Manager and also works for Compassion Over Killing as a Corporate Campaigns Coordinator. She previously spent two summers touring with FARM's 10 Billion Lives and "Have We Been Lied To?" programs, educating others on the plight of farmed animals and advocating for a vegan lifestyle. She holds a Master's Degree in Anthrozoology from Canisius College, where she founded and led a Veg Club on campus which played an integral role in the launch of Pitchforks, the college's groundbreaking and fully vegan dining station. Rachel is also highly involved with WNY Vegfest -- Buffalo, New York's first and only vegan festival.

Shemirah Brachah serves as Animal Rights National Conference Food Manager, overseeing the nine social/snack events taking place throughout the four-day conference. Shemirah came to animal advocacy from a career in advertising, marketing, and public relations. Awakened to the plight of animals raised for food, she switched her diet, converted her family, and she with her daughter started a vegan outreach group, hosting community events and a cable access t.v. program, as well as launching an awareness campaign of letters to the editor and street demonstrations. When not at her computer, she’s in the kitchen veganizing a recipe.

Matt Marshall is managing the A/V Team for the 2019 Animal Rights National Conference, his third year with the conference. Matt focuses on community-building for vegans in the NYC area by organizing local events (meetups, fundraisers, and the monthly Vegan Drinks). He also runs Vegans of New York (a vibrant Facebook community) and Vegan NYC (an iPhone app and social media presence chronicling the local vegan restaurant scene).

Matt Marshall

Matt Marshall

A/V Manager

Matt Marshall is managing the A/V Team for the 2019 Animal Rights National Conference, his third year with the conference. Matt focuses on community-building for vegans in the NYC area by organizing local events (meetups, fundraisers, and the monthly Vegan Drinks). He also runs Vegans of New York (a vibrant Facebook community) and Vegan NYC (an iPhone app and social media presence chronicling the local vegan restaurant scene).