Volunteer Jam provides an outlet to thank non-staff volunteers and supporters who have rocked it big time during the past month, and who have gone above and beyond in generous support of the Rock the Earth cause. We want to sincerely thank each of you for giving so generously of your time, and applaud you for your contributions:
Abby Simon, Allison Kruk, Alyssa Solomon, Andrea Desmond, Angie Audie, Bear Yovino, Brendan Knowing, Brian Casilla, Corinne Idler, Danielle Okst, George Jenkin, Henry Schmid, Ian Knoop, Jamie Enthoven, Jeff Morrow, Jennifer Stickle, Jordyn Walker, Kevin O’Donohue, Lisa Tobias, Megan McKinney, Robert Hillard, Shelbey Brohman, Victoria Kungli, Kelly Horan, Lisa Shara, and Sara Cabin.
Name: Jen Farthing
City: South Bend Rock City, IN
Volunteer since: 2011
How did you first hear about Rock the Earth?
I had just moved to Denver in 2010 and was looking for a job. My friend’s mom found the National Tour Coordinator job posting and sent it to me as she thought it would be right up my ally. I got the job and the rest is history.
What has been your most memorable moment with Rock the Earth?
There are so many memorable moments when you are on tour. One of the highlights was working a 100% sustainable day festival in Minneapolis while on a My Morning Jacket tour. I had never been to a fest where there were no trash cans, just all compost. I thought it was really amazing. Meeting Michael Franti, Victor Wooten and John Butler that summer was pretty sweet too.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with Rock the Earth?
I see as many concerts as possible and like to hang out with my nieces and nephews.
Who is you favorite band or musician / what is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
Phish is my favorite band. In 1995 some friends were going to see this band Phish at Deer Creek, and one of them got mono and could not go. I ended up taking her ticket last minute and fell in love with them. I see as many Phish shows as I can.
What environmental issue is most important to you in 2015?
I love that Rock the Earth is involved with so many land conservation projects as it is really important to protect our lands.
You lived in Chicago for several years – what’s you’re favorite pizza joint?
Hands down – Giordano’s.