Kendall Dix (he/him) is National Policy Director for Taproot Earth. Kendall got his start in climate justice as an organizer for Healthy Gulf, a nonprofit in New Orleans. While continuing to work as a professional line cook, Kendall brought together chefs and fisherfolk to build cleaner supply chains and to advocate for sustainable fisheries policy. After becoming a full-time organizer, he supported frontline communities in rural Louisiana that were fighting the buildout of petrochemical facilities along the Mississippi River.
Kendall grew up in the Kansas City area, where the prairies meet the oak-hickory forests and the Kansas River flows into the Missouri. Kendall graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2008 and went on to earn an LLM in food and agriculture policy from Vermont Law School. He now lives with his partner on a farm outside Charlottesville, Virginia.