Doug, from Colorado.
He joined us at the last moment a few years ago,
and quickly showed he knew how to screw around
Then, a couple years ago, he spent some quality time
in Vietnam, helping "screw broken children back together"
-- which just might make him our resident Mensch.
Jim, from Southern California -- now Portland, Oregon.
Not only is he a bicycle pro, but he is a wheelwright --
an expert at lacing spokes!
And he is a long time Burner.
Jason & Laurel, from... uh... The Seven Seas -- as in...
they recently spent five years exploring the World on
But they are first time Burners, so there may still be
a little something new for them to discover. For one
thing... less water. Are you ready for dust-baths?
Tony & JoAnn, from Chico, California.
More people from Kinetic Sculpture Racing!
They showed up as spectators at the Grand Championship
KSR many years ago, and wound up -- before the first day
was over -- volunteering themselves as crew members on
Elliot's machine. (Mostly pushing it!) In further races, Tony
showed himself to be a crack fabricator and welder when
Elliot's racing kontraption broke down again.
And wonderful friends ever since.
Have burned several times before. And get this: They are
the inventors and fabricators of our main shop shade trusses
-- 1,250 square feet of shade -- clear span!
Mike & Dana hail from Truckee, California.
As preschool teachers they like to get down and dirty
in sandboxes and mud-pies, so they are excited to
experience their first Burn!
(They have NO IDEA what "down and dirty" means.
Dana is also a Master Baker, and Mike likes to play
with bicycles and old VW's.
And they are friends of Ed & Kelly.
Glenn & Kai’om, from Chico, California.
Long time Burners and friends, and finally joining
our camp in 2018. Glenn is a full-time musician,
but I hope… our Baldwin Grand Piano – which he
tuned for us every day last year – is not the only
reason they are joining us! ;-)
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Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Kim & Aaron, from Eugene, Oregon.
Aaron brings extensive mechanical and machine-work
experience, specializing in restoration of vintage
Kelly & Ed, from Reno, Nevada.
Ed has burned for several years, and Kelly
joined us in 2016. Ed is a Bicycle Guy, and Kelly is
one serious humdinger of a painter -- ask her to
Robert & Angela, from Oklahoma.
Burning since 2015.
Robert has fixed a bike or two before -- just look at
the fleet in the background of the picture!
Sean & Sarah, from Vancouver, BC, Canada.
These two DOUBLED our camp's Smile Factor when
they joined us in 2016.
Bicycle skills? Yup, Sean's another of our Pros.
Arne, from Oslo, Norway.
A full time technician on high-end bicycles for the last ten
years, Arne "just may be skilled enough for us". ;-)
Sierra, from Northern California.
She is immensely valuable at our Front Desk.
Fourth Burn in 2018. And when we asked if she
wants to go again, she said YES, DEFINITELY!
Mary, from Spokane, Washington.
Instigator and host of our legendary
Taco Tuesday meal.
Proprietor of our Foot Washing Salon.
Burning since 2011.
Elliot, from Clearlake, Northern California.
Lead Bicycle Whisperer.
Camp contact for offishul bizniss.
Also volunteers with Gate, Perimeter & Exodus,
guarding the borders of Black Rock City.
UnJonharley, from Salem, Oregon.
Senior Statesman and Contraptioneer.
Bicycle repair coach.
Burning since Baker Beach was Baker
Gary, from Seattle, Washington.
14 years a Burner! And he repairs bicycles,
gives massage, paints people, cooks....
How we snagged him... I'll never understand.
Al & Tamara, from Colorado.
Al is a "serious" bicyclist and bicycling advocate.
Long time Burners.
Also active for many years in Kinetic Sculpture
Racing, where Elliot met him.
Jerri ("Jelly"), from Davis, California.
Kinetic Sculpture Racing has not been the same since Jerri
discovered the sport and showed us what enthusiasm
and determination really looks like!
In camp, she specializes in giving massages, and it seems
she simply does not know how to stop doing that, so come
on by and request a relaxing work-over!