Juliana Castañeda Turner
Co-founder & Executive Director
Juliana co-founded the sanctuary in 2006, from that moment on, she has given her life to saving animals. Vegetarian since she was 5 and vegan from 2006, and a lifelong activist. Juliana is also the regional coordinator for Food for Life Global, the world’s largest vegan food relief.
Paul Rodney Turner
Animal Caretaker and Chef
Paul cares for the larger animals on the sanctuary and is also the in-house vegan chef. He is the founder and director of Food for Life Global, the world’s largest vegan food relief, a social entrepreneur, and founder of the feedOM Kindness Ecosystem. He is a 10-year veteran of the World Bank, a former monk and author of 5 books.
Assistant to Director
Camilo is a professional musician, who also has a great love for literature; this interest in writing, added to his love for animals, led him to become involved with Juliana’s sanctuary.
For him, working in this wonderful place means giving a greater meaning to life, since he thinks that giving his skills for a just cause is something that rejoices anyone. Not everyone has the opportunity to do something worthwhile every day, and for Camilo, it means getting up every day to fight for the other species that live with us.
His plans for the future involve creating music and art that helps more people become aware of the importance of animal liberation and continue supporting the Sanctuary in every possible way.
A vegetarian for 20 years and vegan for 6, Lizzie is an avid traveler, lover of all things nature, and passionate about animal rights .She currently lives at the beach in Charleston, SC. New to the JAS team, Lizzie is excited to do meaningful work and make a difference in the fight for species equality. A CPA for 10 years, with non-profit experience, she is looking forward to helping JAS as the new accountant