Production Team

A project of this size requires a lot of collaboration, brainpower and passion!

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Lauren Keil

Co-Founder & Producing Partner
Unite BVI Foundation Manager
UniteBVI.com

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Chris Juredin

Co-Founder & Lead Sinking Consultant
Ship Cleanup, Sinking & BVI Liaison
(This man made the impossible possible.)
CommercialDiveBVI.com

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Aydika James

Co-Founder, Co-Producer, Visionary Sponsor
Concept Design, Creative Director,
Line Producer, PR & Fundraising
Secret Samurai Productions, Owner

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Owen Buggy

Discovered the Ship in Tortola
Dive-Through Design, Photographer
Owen's Life - In A Nutshell

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Mike Cline

Co-Founder & Visionary Sponsor
Strategic Execution & Design Engineering
Secret Samurai Productions

Art Team

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Drew Shook

Lead Sculptor - "Captain Shook"
Secret Samurai Productions

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Rebecca Coward

Fabrication Artist - "Sneaker Wave"
Secret Samurai Productions

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Joshua Wilson

Design & Sculpture - "The Salsa King"
Secret Samurai Productions

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Chris Plough

Build Support - "The Plough Chow"
ChrisPlough.com

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Cory Havens

Fabrication Artist - "Big Truck"
Secret Samurai Productions

Cause Partners

We are deeply grateful for the amazing cause partners joining forces to make this vision a reality— and a legacy.

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Beneath The Waves

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Association of Reef Keepers

Founding Visionary Sponsors

A project like this takes quite a bit of capital from those who live, breathe and believe in making change in extraordinary ways.

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Sir Richard Branson

Changing Business for Good

Richard | Virgin

 

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Chris Juredin & Commercial Dive Services

"If it ain't hard, it ain't us."

CommercialDiveBVI.com
BVIScubaDive.com

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Maverick1000

Co-Create—Catalyze–Connect

Maverick1000.com

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Mike & Nayri Geary

Helping People Live Healthier Lifestyles

TheNutritionWatchdog.com

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The Beyond Diet Live Smart Foundation

Health, Happiness & Helping Others

Beyond Diet Live Smart Foundation

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Dylan Jones

"Trust the universe and its crazy ideas."

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Founding Family Donors

Our deepest gratitude to our family of private donors, who saw and loved what we saw possible, and helped lay the foundation for generations of divers, artists, BVI youth, marine life and scientists to come.

Yanik Silver & Sophia Umanski — Maverick1000
John Ratliff — STS Capital / TheRetreat
Ben and Matt Patton — Patton Hope Foundation
Alexander Skora — Love Crushed Velvet
John & Maria Carter — Simpler Trading
Jim Spano — Spano Partners LLC
Tom & Lin Shieh — Crimecheck
Steve Little — Zero Limits Ventures
Melinda Whitstock — Verifeed.com
Matt & Judy Curry — A Dash of Curry

Garrett Gunderson — Wealth Factory
Sasha Ablitt — Ablitt's

Science Team

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Dr. Austin Gallagher

Beneath The Waves
Founder, Marine Biologist & Entrepreneur
http://beneaththewaves.org/

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Judith Bakker, MSc

Mariani Labs
Marine Biologist & eDNA Research
http://www.marianilab.org/

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Dr. Shannon Gore

Coastal Management Consulting
http://www.cmcbvi.com/

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Clive Petrovic

Marine Biologist & Habitat Design Consultant
Econcerns, Ltd.

Photography & Film Teams

We are humbled and honored to have three dedicated teams of world class photographers and filmmakers on site with us through our triumphs and challenges to share all angles of this story with the world.

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Rob Sorrenti

Filmmaker
BVI Art Reef Documentary
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Owen Buggy

Photographer, Project Co-Founder
@OwenBuggyPhotography
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Diego Camejo

Diego Camejo

Filmmaker, Photographer, Music Producer
ArtecMedia.com
BeneathTheWaves.org

Our Family of Rock Star Supporters

Endless thanks and gratitude to the following people for their skilled time and effort, each of whom has provided invaluable volunteered time, resources, guidance and input to make the BVI Art Reef possible.

Engineering & Structural Consulting
Michael Kuss
William Mudge
Derek Goldstein - Casaplex
Richard Bludworth
Michael Brubeck

Web & Outreach Support
Marissa Brassfield - Ridiculously Efficient
Tara Byrne - Under30 Changemakers
Bill Ferrante - ThrottleUp.io
Charles Cosico - Tech Guys Who Get Marketing

Historian of the YO-44:
Mike Cochran, Denton History

BVI Support Team
Kim Takeuchi, Unite BVI
Lyra George
Juan Ramon

BVI Businesses
Nancy Shaw - For our amazing team HQ!
Cielo Villa

Ben, Kay & Sunchaser Team
(For your huge hearts & spirits!)
Sunchaser Scuba

Monique & Captain Julian
(You were amazing to work with!)
SunFunBVI.com

On-Site Build Volunteer Rock Stars

A very special thanks to Boyd Smith for his hours of dedicated support
Techknowledgey Inc.

Thandi Sihlali, Necker Belle
(Thandi, you ROCK!)

Eve Jakabosky - EveJakabosky.com
(Artist of the beautiful Kraken eyes)

All the incredible heroes from the CDS team including...
Chris Juredin, Adam Buyskes, Wayne Palmer— Dennis, John, Ray, Sascha, Evan, Jason, Darius, Garryd, Jarryd and Glenn.

Thank you— You're our heroes!
CommercialDiveBVI.com

How Can I Get Involved?

Jump on board! This is a collaborative effort of artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, philanthropists, and friends from around the world. Help support this effort in whatever way you'd like.

Come dive the site, sponsor an art sculpture, sponsor a science effort... Just cheer us on. This is your reef as much as ours.

We're currently seeking the final donations for completion of Phase 1, which includes the large-scale "Coral Kraken" art installation and sinking of the YO-44 in February 2017... to create the first ever "Maverick Art Park"... to become 100% self-funded within one year from sinking.

Click the green button now to be part of this project!