Meet The Team

Steph

My name is Steph Kinney. I’m 26 years old and I live in New Jersey. I have a master’s degree in school counseling and I’m extremely passionate about helping others! I’m a Charity Coordinator for Feed Our Children NOW! I first volunteered at the Camden Warped Tour date in 2012. It was there that I met Lana Posner the founder of Feed Our Children NOW!. After the concert, I sent an email to her about getting more involved. She wanted me to get in contact with some other members of the team.

After a few months of helping out, they mentioned they were in need of someone to help with the charities on the tour. I have been doing it ever since and I really enjoy every aspect of being a charity coordinator! In 2015, I was the Event Manager for the Camden world record attempt. We were able donate food to 20 charities in the city of Camden. Although we did not break the record, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! I love Feed Our Children NOW!

Franny

Hi I’m Franny and i’m the Tour Manager for Feed Our Children NOW! In my short years working with the non-profit I have learned many key traits such as hard work, compassion, leadership and what to do in case of a fire. I’m a fun loving individual and a child at heart. I like going to the movies, bargain shopping, collecting Sailor Moon toys and just so you know, I don’t sing in the shower… I perform!

Terra

My name is Terra Taylor, and I’m a Volunteer Coordinator for Feed Our Children NOW!. I’m a 21 year old college student from Atlanta, Georgia. I have been volunteering with Feed Our Children NOW! for 3 years and donating for 7 years. My role within the charity is to organize and coordinate with volunteers and Team Leads before, during and after each show. This charity is the most beautiful and empowering thing that I have ever been a part of, and I love spending my summers working with them.

Johnnie

I’m Johnnie and I’m the social media coordinator for feed our children now. I also do anything else needed. I’ve werk werk werked with the non profit for 4 years. I like Harry Potter, tennis and chicken. Eminem and Rihanna are the king and queen in my life.

Dixie

I am Dixie, currently a Digital Arts and Design student at Full Sail University and I am most passionate about design, traveling, family, and athletics. I aspire to pursue an in depth direction towards video editing, composting, and VFX post graduation.

I’ve been so privileged to have been working with aQire™ for over a month now. Even though I haven’t been with the team long, I already feel like part of the family. It’s a great opportunity to work with enthusiastic and goal oriented people. We’re like-minded individuals, seeking to inspire and use design to empower others.

 

Makayla

My name is Makayla McComb and I am a Marketing major at Ohio State University. I first started volunteering with Feed Our Children Now the summer of 2014. I love the music industry and volunteering so helping out with Feed Our Children for the Warped. Tour just made sense to me. Volunteering with Feed Our Children has taught me so much about myself and the importance of helping others.

Andrew

I first started working with FOCN in 2013, when I was six. I was excited about the FOCN mission, and I really wanted to help out. My favorite time was the FOCN food drive at Van’s Warped Tour in Atlanta, Georgia when we attempted the World Record and took in tons of food for the hungry. What a great time! I am proud of FOCN and all the great projects to come! 

Melissa

“I learned that having a sound plan requires alternate solutions for when things don’t go as expected.   CMW developed my leadership skills, which I use in my career today.”

Melissa started as a volunteer for Feed Our Children NOW in 2008. She earned a bachelors of science in finance from Rutgers School of Business and an MBA from Villanova University.  Melissa works in Market Analysis for PJM Interconnection where she analyzes current and future market trends and behaviors in the energy industry.  During her first year volunteering with FOCN, Melissa traveled with Lana to solicit monetary and canned donations for local children in need.  In 2009, Melissa coordinated the delivery of  canned goods to local women and children’s shelters in each city on The Warped Tour.  In2010, she moved on to mentor and oversee the coordination effort being performed by the new volunteers.  Melissa recently served as a consultant to Creative Money Works during a Villanova Social Practicum MBA course. 

CMW taught me to always have a solid plan in place before executing a project. 

Matt

“Hi!! My name is Matt Benton. I am 22 and am from New York! I graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Cinematic Studies. I first got started with helping Feed Our Children NOW! back in 2014 and have been in love with the non-profit ever since! I love volunteering my time to better communities and to leave positive impacts everywhere I go! I love the arts and music, as well as traveling have just having a good time! My goal is to do everything I can to ensure that Feed Our Children NOW! has another successful summer at Warped!!”

Juliana

Hi, I’m Juliana I’ve volunteered for creative money works for about 3 years now and have donated for years. I do some graphic design, volunteer at the booth, and whatever else I can. I work at UCSB and have my own photography business, check out the nonprofit I am helping to start that pairs people with artists to build human stories,  socialrefugees.org. Find me on insta @missjulianajane