Interview with Jeff Johnson

With warmer temperatures making an appearance it’s beginning to set in that the inaugural TC Veg Fest is just around the corner! We’ll continue ramping up to the event by giving you some interviews with volunteers, speakers, and sponsors so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the event. Today we’re visiting with volunteer Jeff Johnson.

CAA: What is your role on the Veg Fest team?

I’m the sponsorship coordinator, so I look after soliciting sponsors, exhibitors, and food vendors for Twin Cities Veg Fest.

CAA: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love to cook and eat tasty vegan food and I love to ride my bike!

CAA: How did you get involved in planning the Veg Fest?

My first experience with Compassionate Action for Animals was during last year’s Veg Week events—I went to Paul Shapiro’s talk, a number of dine outs, and a cooking class. After I saw what great work CAA was doing, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. After a really helpful couple of conversations with Unny about ways I could be involved in CAA, I signed on to the Twin Cities Veg Fest planning committee.

CAA: What have you enjoyed the most so far?

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the other folks on the Twin Cities Veg Fest planning committee and interacting with folks at all of the veg-friendly organizations that will be taking part in festival. Bike rides with Unny and Dave’s pointers to restaurants that serve amazing vegan food have been great too!

CAA: What are you most looking forward to at the Veg Fest?

I look forward to sampling all the delicious vegan food and hearing the interesting talks.

CAA: Who/what species is you favorite animal?

I’m a fan of cats. I’m especially fond of Bubs, the cat who lives with us.

Thanks Jeff for taking the time to talk with CAA about TC Veg Fest. The event is happening on July 14th from 10am to 5pm at Coffman Memorial Union on the Minneapolis University of Minnesota Campus – hope to see you all there!