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: Mark Berger, Jillian Spratt, Lisa Shara, Kelly Horan, Dan Heimbrock, Kellan Barr, Jeff Smith, Barbara Ross, Allison Kruk, Andrea Desmond, Brian Patterson, Eli Biagi-Lee, George Jenkin, Ian Knoop, Jacob Nash, Jake DiMarco, James Enthoven, Jarod Lueker, Jordyn Walker, Justin Spony, Kayla Howell, Kevin O’Donohue, Lorena Rovero, Nicki Spunar, Robbie Skorge, Stephanie Siegel, Victoria Stellato.
Name: Jordyn Walker
City: Manitou Springs, home of the Pikes Peak Incline
Volunteer since: August 2014
How did you first hear about Rock the Earth?
I was looking for a rewarding job in the nonprofit sector and found the listing for Rock the Earth’s National Education & Outreach Tour Coordinator on Idealist.org. As soon I saw the post I was hooked and wouldn’t take no as an answer.
What has been your most memorable moment with Rock the Earth?
While touring with Beats Antique in Nashville, David Satori invited me on stage with the band to promote Rock the Earth and encourage people to check out our booth. I still get butterflies thinking about it!
What do you do when you are not volunteering with Rock the Earth?
I just joined a team developing a concept called SpotJams. It’s a network for musicians to create, collaborate and connect around music. You upload your tracks, discover other musicians in your area, and create “SpotJams” for a time and place to come together and jam. Visit www.SpotJams.com − humans together for music − check us out!
When I’m not working, I’m searching for the happiest of happy hours and hiking with my dog, Woody.
Who is you favorite band or musician / what is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
The best concert I’ve ever been to has to be BoomTown! Two nights of Boombox at State Bridge, in Bond, Colorado. Float down the Colorado River during the day, get funky in the evening, and camp with your friends at night. It’s heaven on Earth.
What environmental issue is most important to you in 2015?
Protecting the funding of our National Parks. Only one fifteenth of 1 percent of our federal budget is dedicated to the National Park Service, yet it continually gets cut! We need to stand up to Congress and advocate to keep our National Parks open and beautiful.
You’re a Colorado Native, so we have one last question for you: Colorado consistently breeds incredible musicians (from bluegrass, to jam, to indie, and EDM), who is you favorite Colorado musician or band?