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Live Small to Live Big!

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With a desire to explore the world! — Dirtbag Tea was founded in 2020 by art educator Lela Lunsford and visual journalist Jason Pierce, on the principles of living small to live big and exploring what it means to be a “dirtbag.” We are more than just a company, we are a family, and we are part of a community. Being environmentally friendly and socially responsible are top priorities as we showcase some of the amazing teas we love and share how we develop our individual creative activities. We want to inspire you and others to minimize your own life — and discover how big you really are.

Together Everyone Achieves More

Get to know the Dirtbag team

Visual Journalist

Jason Pierce

Jason Pierce is an award winning freelance visual journalist based out of Sacramento, Calif. and can rarely be seen without a camera in hand. After falling in love with journalism while attending Sacramento City College he spent a year interning and working part time as photojournalist at The Sacramento Bee before starting his own company.
He hopes to bring awareness to a wide variety of pressing issues including the environment, economic equality and the impacts of technology on society.
He spends much of his free time exploring the outdoor world with a variety of activities and sharing his deep love of music with his teenage son.

Visual Journalist

Jason Pierce

Jason Pierce is an award winning freelance visual journalist based out of Sacramento, Calif. and can rarely be seen without a camera in hand. After falling in love with journalism while attending Sacramento City College he spent a year interning and working part time as photojournalist at The Sacramento Bee before starting his own company.
He hopes to bring awareness to a wide variety of pressing issues including the environment, economic equality and the impacts of technology on society.
He spends much of his free time exploring the outdoor world with a variety of activities and sharing his deep love of music with his teenage son.

Art Teacher

Lela Lunsford

Lela Lunsford has spent her life advocating for and raising her 2 children, both of whom are on the autism spectrum. Inspired by the community she found during that time, she founded Beyond the Spectrum Arts where she shares her love of art and teaching to a wide range of students, including a special focus on children with autism.
Her creative side drives her as an amateur photographer and her love of art guides her latest adventure as she looks to find new and creative ways to use discarded and reusable materials in many of her upcycling projects.
When she is not being supermom, teaching or being creative, you can find her hiking a trail, backpacking the Sierra Nevada and exploring the natural world around her.

Art Teacher

Lela Lunsford

Lela Lunsford has spent her life advocating for and raising her 2 children, both of whom are on the autism spectrum. Inspired by the community she found during that time, she founded Beyond the Spectrum Arts where she shares her love of art and teaching to a wide range of students, including a special focus on children with autism.
Her creative side drives her as an amateur photographer and her love of art guides her latest adventure as she looks to find new and creative ways to use discarded and reusable materials in many of her upcycling projects.
When she is not being supermom, teaching or being creative, you can find her hiking a trail, backpacking the Sierra Nevada and exploring the natural world around her.

Explorer

Eric Devin

Our resident taste expert, Eric Devin, has a background as a creative and educator. He wants to help others explore and experience flavors from around the world. He is an avid Tiki enthusiast, podcaster, road-tripper, and enjoys traveling the U.S. in search of the best roadside attractions, outdoor adventures, and delicious food.

Explorer

Eric Devin

Our resident taste expert, Eric Devin, has a background as a creative and educator. He wants to help others explore and experience flavors from around the world. He is an avid Tiki enthusiast, podcaster, road-tripper, and enjoys traveling the U.S. in search of the best roadside attractions, outdoor adventures, and delicious food.

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