After a successful Summer of #SavingAnimals, we’re excited to hit the ground running with the Fall 2015 semester of outreach with our 10 Billion Lives campaign! Meet the 6 individuals who have dedicated the next few months to reaching as many people as possible with the importance of vegan choices across the country.
Radish & Jillian are back on the road with the National Tour! Jillian Lowry was previously the driver for Warped Tour 2015 and did the Spring 2015 outreach tour. Radish has done multiple tours with 10 Billion Lives, including a couple of stints on Warped Tour. We’re very thankful to have these experience & dedicated activists on the road again for animals!
Melissa and Chase are new to the 10 Billion Lives campaign but are no strangers to helping animals!
Melissa DelSignore earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Youngstown State University in Northeast Ohio. As a former marketing intern for Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, Melissa created a vegan cookbook and printed 1,000 copies to raise funds for the rescued farm animals at the sanctuary. Recently, she earned her Plant Based Nutrition Certification from The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. When she is free, you can catch her sipping out of coconuts on the shores of sunny Southwest Florida.
Chase Avior is a Screenwriter/Director/Actor/Public Speaker with a strong background in Ethical Philosophy and Social Psychology. He has been vegan for about 6 years. “When we liberate the oppressed, we free ourselves as well.”
The East Coast tour also has two newcomers, John & Jessica, who are excited to spend the autumn months advocating for animals!
Crew member John Kane says, “I’m from Orlando, FL, but I was born in Fairbanks, AK. I’ve actually only been vegan since this past January, but I love doing activism and talking to people about veganism. In my spare time I like to practice the piano and cook lots of vegan food. I’m also a huge Hannibal fan, and I’m kind of conflicted about it.”
Jessica Richter recently graduated from University of Washington, majoring in Global Studies. A lifelong Seattlite, Jessica has been vegan for 6 years and credits the documentary, “Earthlings,” for springing her into activism. “I started leafleting, going to animal rights events and becoming more active about animal rights after watching Earthlings, I was already vegan when I saw it, but it really got me passionate about helping create change.”
Please leave a note of thanks & encouragement for these dedicated activists in the comments below! If you’d like to support the tour and its mission of saving animals, make a tax-deductible donation HERE. Be sure to follow along the adventure by following the 10 Billion Tour on Twitter and Instagram!