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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Tami VandenBerg

Tami VandenBerg

Co-owner and Co-Founder, The Pyramid Scheme

Tami is an entrepreneur and community activist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She and her brother, Jeff VandenBerg, are owners and founders of The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme music venue. Tami worked on the campaign for Michigan State Proposal One in 2018 which legalized recreational cannabis in Michigan. In addition to numerous years of drug policy reform activism, Tami has also worked on efforts to end homelessness in the city, fight climate change and on anti-violence initiatives. She lives with her daughter and partner in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids. When she isn't working or volunteering, she is likely gardening, reading or traveling. Tami has received numerous awards for her business leadership and humanitarian efforts

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