Our Head Misfits, Dr. Darren Burke and TJ Galiardi, took their love of plant-based diets and applied their dedication to sustainability and food securities to create Outcast Upcycled Nutrition. Together these two exceptional vegan powerhouses have taken their convictions to a new level, and their goal is to get you involved in helping us save the planet.
Dr. Darren Burke, our CEO, is no stranger to fitness and nutrition. As a former university professor with a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and a scientific expert in the development and testing of supplements for human clinical trials, Darren brings the smarts to the table. His fierce love of fitness and plant-based diets, coupled with his dedication to creating a more sustainable world, helped him innovate the technology that brought Outcast to life. Beware: if you ever have a call with him, expect him to be lifting weights as he drops some knowledge.
TJ Galiardi, our CMO, is a former NHL Forward who’s played for the Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets. TJ loves smoothies with a fiery passion, hot and cold tub immersion, and shorts (shorts as a passion is the weirdest flex, but we dig it). He’s into all things alternative, and while we don’t quite know what this means, we’re confident it’s stellar.