Meet the founders
Mystie Ziminsky had a love affair with food from a very young age, although it wasn't always in a healthy way. With her mother a Southeast Asian immigrant, well-seasoned chef and food enthusiast, Mystie experienced flavors and foods not commonly found in the standard American diet. She began self-studying nutrition at the age of 11 in the attempt to understand the relationship between food and her body. After almost a lifetime of addictions and unhealthy eating practices, she started her vegan journey in early 2015 and quickly gained confidence in the mental, emotional and physically transformative powers of healthy, raw and nourishing plant foods. She immediately began counseling family, friends and coworkers on the benefits of a plant-based, organic diet. Through her transition to a healthier lifestyle, she found a passion for yoga and became 200-hr certified in 2016. She is also Reiki Master certified, an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and holds an MBA from Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. Mystie loves helping others develop a healthier lifestyle using plant foods, fitness and spiritual practices. Mystie's passion for helping others, good food, health & wellness, animal welfare and business made her destined to create a venture where she could not only teach people how to eat healthy plant-based foods, but also literally provide it for them! She believes that health and beauty come from the inside out and nothing makes her happier than seeing her friends, family and clients thrive. Along with her business partner and good friend, Brett MacLean, she founded Plantz Café with the goal to spread her knowledge, experience and awareness of the benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as holistic and minimalistic living.
Brett MacLean started his vegan/plant-based lifestyle in late 2010 and has never looked back. A former coworker inspired him to try a plant-based diet for a week, and being a fitness junky and bodybuilder, he was hesitant for concerns of losing his physique and strength. Instead, what he found was faster recovery, enhanced performance, stronger body and immune system, better sleep and clean consistent energy. He didn't realize the damage he was doing to his body with all the processed supplements and animal products commonly used by athletes. He has been on this path for over 8 years he loves the plant based lifestyle because of how little impact it has on his body, and the planet. He loves the benefits of energy and vitality, along with the ability to do hot yoga and weight training every day. Brett has been in the customer service/food industry for over 13 years, and he is an ISSA certified personal trainer. He loves helping people adopt a plant-based lifestyle because of how it has benefited his mind, body, and soul and wants to continue to share his knowledge with the world.