Our team consists of a diverse background of individuals with varying knowledge in the fields of animal welfare and nutrition.
If you wish to reach any member of our team, don't hesitate to send an e-mail via our Contact Us page.
Nigel Osborne, Executive Director
Nigel has years of experience related to animal rights and on-line advocacy. He personally supports a variety of organizations from farm sanctuaries, animal rescue organizations and animal rights groups. Nigel's extensive background in the publishing, outdoor advertising, printing and web design industries over the last 25 years provides him with a strong, creative acumen and business management experience. Through Egg-Truth.com and it's social media channels, Nigel seeks to increase awareness among the public about global egg production and expose the conditions for the billions of hens condemned to laying every year.
Krista Hiddema, Senior Advisor & Public Relations
Krista spent six years as the vice president in Canada for Mercy For Animals, an international non-profit dedicated to protecting farmed animals. Her work on twelve undercover investigations of Canadian slaughterhouses and factory farms helped expose the truth of what happens behind the closed doors of these facilities. This work secured landmark legal victories for animals and led to extensive exposure via national and international media coverage.
Lauri Torgerson-White, Animal Welfare Advisor
Lauri is currently the senior animal welfare specialist at Mercy For Animals, where she ensures the organization’s advocacy is based on the best and most recent animal welfare science. She holds a master of science in zoology from Michigan State University, where she studied animal personality. She also has undergraduate degrees in biology and anthropology, and she minored in French. Prior to her work with Mercy For Animals, she worked to improve the lives of captive animals as the first research analyst at the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare at the Detroit Zoo. She has authored peer-reviewed publications on animal welfare, taught university-level biology and nutrition courses, and traveled all over the world visiting farms to better understand the needs of farmed animals. When she is not working, Lauri enjoys cooking delicious vegan meals with her husband, three vegan kids, and vegan dog, Izze.
Dr. Deniz Akyurekli, Health & Nutrition Advisor
Dr. Deniz Akyurekli specializes in ensuring the life-long health of his clients through nutrition and cosmetic surgery. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of Ottawa, Canada, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1989. He then graduated Magna Cum Laude from medicine in 1993 and completed residency training in Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and became a fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998.
We wish to extend a very special thank you to Karen Davis, PhD of United Poultry Concerns. Karen is the preeminate expert on poultry, a widely published author and media spokesperson, op-ed contributor to respected news organizations such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and many more. Her book Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry (1997)”, was instrumental in providing a wealth of information and assistance for much of the content contained on our website.
We would also like to thank Dr. J. David Spence, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Robarts Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, for his generosity on providing invaluable information and research data on egg nutrition. And, we also wish to thank Dr. Michael Greger, of Nutrition Facts, a physician, speaker, New York Times Best Selling author of How Not To Die and graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine.
And a special thank you to both Sheryl Greenspan for her generosity in providing her editing services and Linda DelPizzo of Esther’s Kitchen for providing delicious, egg-free recipes for our Egg Blog.