Interview with Shannon of Bridges of Respect

Another day closer to the Twin Cities Veg Fest, another informative and fun interview with one of our volunteers! Today we have Shannon from Bridges of Respect with us to discuss his role in the Veg Fest planning!

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

I’ve been working with various companies and organizations that are having booths at Veg Fest. As the Exhibitor Logistics Coordinator I’ll be organizing set-up and making sure exhibitors have everything they need. I’ll also be one of the speakers at the Fest.

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

I’m an artist and try to combine art with activism. I also do a lot of camping, kayaking, and Netflix.

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

The potential of Veg Fest to illuminate the benefits of vegetarianism to a broad audience got me on board right away. I’ve helped out with many different events hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals over the years and I’m the program coordinator for our humane education program: Bridges of Respect.

CAA: What have you enjoyed the most so far?

Watching the Veg Fest committee bring together all of the specifics is awe-inspiring. I’m positive this is going to be a great event for everyone!

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

The food of course! I’m also pretty excited to see Erica Meier’s presentation.

CAA: Who/what species is you favorite animal?

That is a difficult question, but I’m going to have to say Bat Cat the Feline Avenger. My wife and I brought him home from the shelter I worked at 13 years ago and he manages to brighten each of our days. We call him BC for short.

Thanks so much Shannon for taking the time to talk with us! Still want to get involved? Visit our volunteer page for more info!