#9 & #10 Show Notes | Musician to Conservationist with Jon Rossi

If COVID turned your life upside down like I know it has so many of us, then you’ll definitely relate to Jon’s story. Jon is a professional drummer with a very successful career touring across the US sharing his talents. But when COVID hit, all of his work – and his strongest passion – were ripped away from him. While on the road, Jon found joy visiting zoos and aquariums to escape from negative influences that were all around him. In doing so, he met lots of amazing animals and zookeepers, which became a podcast idea shortly after he was locked down at home. He found a new passion and a new title – conservation educator. 

In Part 2 of the conversation, we dive deep into how Jon made the Rossifari Podcast happen including connecting with zookeepers and conservation organizations, plus all of the hoops that are involved to make them happen. And let me tell you, there’s a lot. We also chat about some personal struggles, like battling mental health issues after losing his musical career to COVID and an even bigger life event, unexpectedly becoming a father. 

If you’ve ever thought about doing something that maybe was in a different field or outside your expertise, or you need some encouragement to finally tackle that one idea you’ve had for years, then you must listen to this show. 

If you would like me to keep this 2-part episode format, please let me know by sending a DM on Instagram or emailing me at hello@rewildology.com. I’d love to hear from you and if you’re digging the new style.

Here is my convo with Jon:

Ep. 9 | Musician to Conservationist with Jon Rossi Part 1
Ep. 9 | Musician to Conservationist with Jon Rossi Part 1

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