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Meet the Team

Co-Founders

Board of Directors

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Emily Larsen | Board Member

Founder, Spilling the Soup, LLC

Emily Larsen is a private chef, culinary educator, and founder of Spilling the Soup LLC.  She is also an individual succeeding in recovery. She works diligently with the local non-profit community in Pittsburgh to boost culinary education and decrease food insecurity.  Her virtual and in-person cooking classes aim to bring joy, confidence, smiles, and delicious food to every kitchen.

We often hear that connection is the opposite of addiction, and she is excited to work with Teetotal Initiative to increase connection in the Pittsburgh sober community.

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Janette Schafer | Board Member

Western PA Realtor, Realty ONE Group Platinum

Janette Schafer is a Realtor and multimillion dollar producer serving Western Pennsylvania with Realty ONE Group Platinum. She holds an MFA in Poetry with Chatham University. She is the author of three poetry collections and has served as the chief editor for three anthologies on topics related to social justice. Also a playwright, her dramatic work has won numerous awards including the Pittsburgh Original Short Play Series and the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. A classically trained singer, Janette has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Her volunteer efforts span the creative & performing arts, financial literacy, housing equality, and teaching others to advocate for the causes that matter to them. She lives in Stowe Township with her husband Garth Schafer.

Janette chose to join the Teetotal Initiative Board as a way to honor the memory of her father, Bruce Patterson. He was both a person in recovery and a drug & alcohol counselor who touched many lives.

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Amy Quinlan | Board Member

Physical Therapist, Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children

Amy Quinlan is a physical therapist at a special education school working with children with multiple disabilities. She is a graduate of the University of Scranton. She is passionate about increasing mobility and quality of life for these children and their families. Amy is a Pittsburgh native and resides in Mt. Lebanon with her two children.

Amy discovered Teetotal Initiative while looking for ways to connect with others who don’t drink. Teetotal initiative has made a great impact on her life in a short time, and she is looking forward to helping others find meaningful sober connections as a member of the Board.  

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Andrew Mours | Recording Secretary

Business Analyst, LGG Industrial

Andrew is an IT jack-of-all-trades, currently working as a Business Analyst at LGG Industrial. His professional experience has covered software engineering, database administration, web development, and project management. 

Andrew discovered Teetotal Initiative through the passion of its Executive Director, Scott Page, when the organization was still in its infancy. He's had the joy of watching Teetotal grow and fulfill its mission, and he's proud to have the chance to be here helping in whatever way he can.

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