Tina Lattouf Chamoun

Board Member

My name is Tina Lattouf Chamoun. I’m Lebanese & a first generation American. I was born in Detroit & moved to Cleveland at a young age. I’m a proud mother of two; Amelia & Fady, & consider being a mother my most fulfilling role. I’m a licensed attorney, & the founder of Terranean Herbs & Spices. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Political Science from John Carrol University in 2009 & my Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2014. My parents are my biggest inspiration. Like many Lebanese parents who immigrated to the US during the 70s & 80s, they left their country during a chaotic time to create a better life, with no plans, connections, or money. My parents established lives for themselves by having strong work ethic, strong community relationships, family values, & an aspiration to provide for us. Their continuous love and support offered me the opportunity to attend great schools, practice law, & start my own business. They’re role models for my very young kids. I’m very proud of my Lebanese heritage, cuisine, music, & traditions. I share this passion for our heritage through my online community YourLebanon.com & Instagram community @YourLebanon; a community of 115,000+ people. Since 2015, I’ve shared Middle Eastern recipes in English, so they’re more accessible to those who want to learn about our food & culture. It was this passion for our cuisine that led me to launch ZaatarDay.com, followed by my za’atar & Middle Eastern spices business, Terranean Herbs & Spices. I’ve been featured in The National, El Iktisad, Taste & Flavors, StepFeed (Top 10 Middle Eastern Food Bloggers), Arab American News, & Mums in Beirut and more for my work with @YourLebanon & Za’atar Day. My community played a huge role in my upbringing. Our hospitality, & strong family values really built my character & taught me how to carry myself in work, relationships, & life. I’m excited that AAC is bringing people together that share not only these values but also similar traditions & cultures. By organizing as a group, we can connect with mentors & opportunities for growth. I’d like to end with my favorite quote: “You will never regret being kind.”

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