many others who have helped make Expedition 360 a reality ....
it is impossible to mention all the thousands of people that have
helped to get the expedition to where it is around the world today,
there are a few people who, by their supreme efforts and dedication,
deserve a special mention.
SMITH is, as many of you know, father
to Steve. He was involved right at the beginning before Jason
even joined up: helping Steve raise the funds for his bike ride
to Marrakech, providing the first base-camp in London and networking
persistently in his local watering hole to sign
people up for 10 pounds to have their name on the boat
before such a thing even existed! His demon-selling prowess
since kept the expedition afloat by sales of t-shirts and boat
names in Portugal, Miami, Colorado (he looked after Jason for
4 months when his legs where broken), San Francisco, Monterey
and Hawaii. The expedition owes a tremendous amount to his efforts.
from San Francisco, California. She became involved back in 1996
when the expedition first arrived in San Francisco. She not only
provided a base camp out of her own home for the launch into the
Pacific arena, but also set up the existing 501 (c) (3) Non for
Profit Organization and has, over the years, assisted in a myriad
of different tasks and activities: ranging from an advisor to setting
up an organizational structure to performing the (more often than
not mind-numbing) duties associated with being Secretary of the
Non for Profit.
number of other people have also kindly tolerated their homes being
converted into temporary expedition base-camps over the years: Neil
+ Kelly and the Pudsey
Family in Ft. Lauderdale, The Danylchuk
and Conger Families
in Colorado, John Thude
in Flagstaff (Arizona), Ian Satchell
in Monterey (California), the Thrasher
Family in Kailua-Kona (Hawaii), James
and Joanne on the island of Tarawa (Republic
of Kiribati), the Edwards Family
and John + Norlia
in Cairns (Australia), and Jeff and
Kathy Abel in Darwin (Australia).
East Timor Ina and Isa Bradridge
helped the expedition in Dili and getting our permits to cross the
border into West Timor. In Indonesia we were given tremendous logisitics
support by Craig Huddleston in Bali, and Bruce
Waterfield and Todd in Jakarta. In Singapore
Luke Beadle, and Hugh Young and
Lina Lau deserve special mentions for providing
acccommodation and providing general support.
Malaysia Norsiah and Mazlan Ismail,
Azuani and Aswan, and
Tunku Maziah provided key support. Similar assistance was
given in Kathmandu, Nepal by Kumar Ale and in India
by Cyrus Heerjee and Tapasvini Soni
who made a basecamp possible in Mumbai for the Arabian Sea crossing.
In Djibouti, NE Africa Bruno Pardigon of Dolphin
Excursions was incredibly helpful and generous.
a 'homebase' prescence: Nancy Sanford
has been a continual supporter ever since the expedition arrived
in Miami, Florida; Gretchin Lair
has kindly donated her time and expertise
on past newsletters and the blog MT interface; Allan
Rosenbaum of Noven and Rosenbaum, P.C.
in Denver has kindly donated his services as a CPA since 1998;
and Joan Selvage
- both local Pueblo artists - have kindly donated their time and
expertise in developing a new logo for the expedition and an interactive
classroom CD Rom respectively.
should be many other people mentioned here, so please forgive
us if you are not mentioned. Be assured that the legacy of all
your considerable help and generosity will remain on the side
of Mokshas hull forever!
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