A project of this size requires a lot of collaboration, brainpower and passion!
We are deeply grateful for the amazing cause partners joining forces to make this vision a reality— and a legacy.
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.
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
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.
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
Derek Goldstein - Casaplex
Web & Outreach Support
Marissa Brassfield - Ridiculously Efficient
Tara Byrne - Under30 Changemakers
Bill Ferrante - ThrottleUp.io
Charles Cosico - Tech Guys Who Get Marketing
Christina Schneider - The Parenting Shift | Roadtrippable.com
Historian of the YO-44:
Mike Cochran, Denton History
BVI Support Team
Kim Takeuchi, Unite BVI
Nancy Shaw - For our amazing team HQ!
Ben, Kay & Sunchaser Team
(For your huge hearts & spirits!)
Monique & Captain Julian
(You were amazing to work with!)
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!
How Can I Get Involved?
Our projects are 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.
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