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, Ally Rodgers, Ashley Romero, Bear Yovino, Becka McAfee, Brendan Knoing, Brian Patterson, Courtney Taglialatela, Dan Falco, Danielle Okst, Ian Knoop, Jade Zamora, Jeff Morrow, Jordyn Walker, Karen Williams, Kelsi Bowes, Kevin O’Donohue, Lauren Howerton, Lisa Tobias, Lorena Rovero, Maddie Brennan, Matt Redbaugh, Melanie Horton, Patrick DiPrimo, Rob Hillard, Ron Gallard, Scott Bachrach, Scott Miller, Shannon Keib, Spencer Comfort, TJ Smith, Lisa Shara, Kelly Horan, and Jillian Spratt,

Volunteer Highlight: Abby Simon (pictured left)

Name: Abby Simon

Age: 22

City: Denver

Volunteer since: May 2015

How did you first hear about Rock the Earth?

A friend introduced me to RtE because she needed a volunteer to work a concert with her and she knew it combined two of my favorite things, which are environmental conservation and music.

What has been your most memorable moment with Rock the Earth?

The most memorable moment with RtE was at Arise Music Festival where the entire music community was supportive of the organization’s efforts and were so enthusiastic about learning about environmental conservation.

What do you do when you are not volunteering with Rock the Earth?

When I am not volunteering with RtE, I go to school for environmental science at Metropolitan State University and work at a restaurant in downtown Denver.

Who is you favorite band or musician?

The String Cheese Incident is my favorite band.

What environmental issue is most important to you in 2015?

Throughout the summer, I have been working to protect areas around Colorado’s Continental Divide and create new protected wilderness areas.

Ski or Snowboard and why?

I ski because I was lucky enough to be taught to when I was young. Now it is an awesome way to spend a winter day on the mountain.