Drums/Environmental Protection

Jeremy Terhune
Nick Name: "Germ"

Jeremy is the Founder of PUENTES.  He has over 15 years of experience in sustainable community development, non-profit management, community organizing, environmental advocacy, and sustainable agriculture systems development.  Jeremy is a former Peace Corps volunteer, and lived and worked in Panama for 4+ years. He has a B.A. in Humanities from California State University, Chico, and his passion is sustainable community development. He has advocated for wildlife and wild places in San Joaquin County as a community organizer for Defenders of Wildlife for more than 6 years.

As the old adage goes... "real musicians have day jobs". Jeremy currently works as an Environmental Planner for the Delta Protection Commission. He represents District 1 on the San Joaquin County Ag Advisory Board, and is a former founding member of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Environmental Justice Advisory Group, the Alternate Conservation Representative for the San Joaquin Multiple Species Habitat Technical Advisory Committee, and coordinated the San Joaquin State of Our Rivers Symposium.


Jeremy met his beautiful wife in Panama, is the father of two wonderful children, and loves taking his family hiking and backpacking.

And, of course, Jeremy loves to play the drums in a local blues band.

Q. Tell me about your musical influences.

Jeremy believes if you have a heartbeat you can learn to play the drums. He pulls from jazz, funk, blues, rock, and hip-hop. His favorite drummers are David Garibaldi, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith, John Hambridge, John Bonham, Clyde Stubblefield, Elvin Jones, Stanton Moore, Matt Chamberlain and local Stockton drummer Rick Mano.

Q. What do you do in your free time? Family, Music, and mountains.

Q.  What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know about you. 
I served in the Peace Corps, I have been a vegetarian for more than 15 years, and I am bilingual.

Q. Anything else you would like to add?
I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to get down with Whiskey Slough. I am even more grateful for every single person on the dance floor getting down to my beats... git it!!!!!

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