Team

We are a diverse group of builders, dreamers, creators, innovators, engineers, coders, artists, fabricators, welders, electricians, seamstresses, trainers, and entrepreneurs.

 

 
  Michael Worry   Engineer, Canadian, CEO, Burner and Builder. Lead  Nuvation Energy  by day, delivering Battery Management Systems and Energy Storage Engineering Services.  After hours, Captain DiscoFish out of the Nuvation garage.

Michael Worry

Engineer, Canadian, CEO, Burner and Builder. Lead Nuvation Energy by day, delivering Battery Management Systems and Energy Storage Engineering Services.  After hours, Captain DiscoFish out of the Nuvation garage.

  Robert Frankovic   Robert designed integrated Circuits for 30 years, and since retirement, he's been building fighting robots. Robert did a lot of the work on the DiscoFish including designing the scales, adding the second story, and the dorsal fin support structure.

Robert Frankovic

Robert designed integrated Circuits for 30 years, and since retirement, he's been building fighting robots. Robert did a lot of the work on the DiscoFish including designing the scales, adding the second story, and the dorsal fin support structure.

  Christian Friedland   Christian is a founder of Build.com and served as CEO until 2017. He and his wife, Melissa, founded  Power for Puerto Rico  to supply generators for people in need after Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid.

Christian Friedland

Christian is a founder of Build.com and served as CEO until 2017. He and his wife, Melissa, founded Power for Puerto Rico to supply generators for people in need after Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid.

 
  Chris Lane   Chris is an electrical engineer in silicon valley for over 25 years. Chris helped create the dorsal fin for DiscoFish and programmed LED wearables to sync with the lighting animations of the DiscoFish via WIFI. Currently, Chris is in charge of the overall lighting architecture and implementation for TechnoGecko. No pressure!

Chris Lane

Chris is an electrical engineer in silicon valley for over 25 years. Chris helped create the dorsal fin for DiscoFish and programmed LED wearables to sync with the lighting animations of the DiscoFish via WIFI. Currently, Chris is in charge of the overall lighting architecture and implementation for TechnoGecko. No pressure!

  Vanessa Lambert   Vanessa is the CEO and co-creator of Bee The Wellness, a transformational wellness company that focuses on adventure travel, wellness retreat events and coaching a global client base through their app based systems. She is also an award winning musician practicing in multiple genres including electronic dance music and acoustic rock. Her logistical expertise and attention to detail has led her to become the point of contact for the virgin burners in the camp. She helps prepare the newcomers for the Burning Man to ensure a safe and fun experience while maintaining the tenants of the event.

Vanessa Lambert

Vanessa is the CEO and co-creator of Bee The Wellness, a transformational wellness company that focuses on adventure travel, wellness retreat events and coaching a global client base through their app based systems. She is also an award winning musician practicing in multiple genres including electronic dance music and acoustic rock. Her logistical expertise and attention to detail has led her to become the point of contact for the virgin burners in the camp. She helps prepare the newcomers for the Burning Man to ensure a safe and fun experience while maintaining the tenants of the event.

  Adam Lambert   Audio design and heavy lifting.

Adam Lambert

Audio design and heavy lifting.

 
  Glen Cordoza   Glen is a NYT and WSJ best-selling author. He is part of the build team and helps set up and break down camp.

Glen Cordoza

Glen is a NYT and WSJ best-selling author. He is part of the build team and helps set up and break down camp.

  Katie Cordoza   Katie is a personal trainer and private chef. Her primary role with Techno Gecko is early set-up and break down of camp as well as providing people with energy via healthy snacks and meals. Katie also connects people and shares Techno Gecko love on social media.

Katie Cordoza

Katie is a personal trainer and private chef. Her primary role with Techno Gecko is early set-up and break down of camp as well as providing people with energy via healthy snacks and meals. Katie also connects people and shares Techno Gecko love on social media.

  Jasmine Foose   Free spirit, dreamer, hands-on helper, dancer, wanderer, lover, thinker. My past accomplishments include still being alive to enjoy life and continue my journey. First year being involved with BM and going to the playa <3 "Not all those who wander are lost and all that glitters ain't gold" -my version of J.R.R. Tolkien

Jasmine Foose

Free spirit, dreamer, hands-on helper, dancer, wanderer, lover, thinker. My past accomplishments include still being alive to enjoy life and continue my journey. First year being involved with BM and going to the playa <3 "Not all those who wander are lost and all that glitters ain't gold" -my version of J.R.R. Tolkien

 
  Coot Wyman   Coot a DJ as well as a member of the band: Mystic Roots. His group tours all over the world playing reggae music. As a DJ, Coot spins on the radio at Power102FM and at various clubs. He contribute each year with his energy, talents, camp fees, and helping breakdown the camp. Coot helps on the build team, and DJed on the DiscoFish and now TechnoGecko.

Coot Wyman

Coot a DJ as well as a member of the band: Mystic Roots. His group tours all over the world playing reggae music. As a DJ, Coot spins on the radio at Power102FM and at various clubs. He contribute each year with his energy, talents, camp fees, and helping breakdown the camp. Coot helps on the build team, and DJed on the DiscoFish and now TechnoGecko.

  Katherine Wyman   Hi! I’m a singer song writer with the Mystic Roots Band! Our band has performed world wide. I was a former American Idolist and that moved me in the direction of making music my life career! When I’m not touring, I have recently become a certified Life Coach and enjoy using the skills of positive psychology to help others reach their goals. My current roll with the DiscoFish has been to assist when needed with breakdown and throughout the week offering to help. I’d like to contribute further with Techno Gecko in whatever capacity is needed, but musicality is where my expertise lies as well as spreading love and positivity!!

Katherine Wyman

Hi! I’m a singer song writer with the Mystic Roots Band! Our band has performed world wide. I was a former American Idolist and that moved me in the direction of making music my life career! When I’m not touring, I have recently become a certified Life Coach and enjoy using the skills of positive psychology to help others reach their goals. My current roll with the DiscoFish has been to assist when needed with breakdown and throughout the week offering to help. I’d like to contribute further with Techno Gecko in whatever capacity is needed, but musicality is where my expertise lies as well as spreading love and positivity!!

  Stuart Cheshire   I’m a software engineer and Apple DEST, and with DiscoFish I’ve enjoyed getting my hands dirty cutting, drilling, screwing parts together, running cables, and installing solar panels, lithium battery packs and charge controllers on the Whale, our support vehicle.

Stuart Cheshire

I’m a software engineer and Apple DEST, and with DiscoFish I’ve enjoyed getting my hands dirty cutting, drilling, screwing parts together, running cables, and installing solar panels, lithium battery packs and charge controllers on the Whale, our support vehicle.

 
  Ben McMaster   Ben is an entrepreneur, product designer, and software engineer. He founded Vimify, a platform for lifestyle training programs. Ben is leading the awareness and fundraising effort for the TechnoGecko.

Ben McMaster

Ben is an entrepreneur, product designer, and software engineer. He founded Vimify, a platform for lifestyle training programs. Ben is leading the awareness and fundraising effort for the TechnoGecko.

  Vanessa Pereira   Ticket manager, Cuban Coffee Queen and free hugs for all.

Vanessa Pereira

Ticket manager, Cuban Coffee Queen and free hugs for all.

  Tracy Fields    19 year Army veteran and resident logistician. Translating his real world role as a Coporate Project Manager in to helping the Techno Gecko in all things.

Tracy Fields

19 year Army veteran and resident logistician. Translating his real world role as a Coporate Project Manager in to helping the Techno Gecko in all things.

 
  Athonia "Nia" Cappelli   Athonia, aka 'nia' is a network/systems engineer with Fusionstorm and she DJ's Saturdays' at MOTIV nightclub in Santa Cruz. Downtempo, Breakbeats and, K-POP 😜 are her musical specialties. At BM 2017, with endless contributions from Tiffany, Michael Worry, Adam Lambert, Nate and Ronnie, nia DJ'd till sunrise on the illest art-car on the playa. Peep #DiscoFish on Instagram 👀

Athonia "Nia" Cappelli

Athonia, aka 'nia' is a network/systems engineer with Fusionstorm and she DJ's Saturdays' at MOTIV nightclub in Santa Cruz. Downtempo, Breakbeats and, K-POP 😜 are her musical specialties. At BM 2017, with endless contributions from Tiffany, Michael Worry, Adam Lambert, Nate and Ronnie, nia DJ'd till sunrise on the illest art-car on the playa. Peep #DiscoFish on Instagram 👀

  Fay Johnson    Fay has spent over fifteen years designing products and experiences, having led strategic initiatives for clients including Google, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and the Ugandan Government. Fay applies her passion for empowering people in a tangle way at Burning Man, creating spaces and experience that transform and connect.

Fay Johnson

Fay has spent over fifteen years designing products and experiences, having led strategic initiatives for clients including Google, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, and the Ugandan Government. Fay applies her passion for empowering people in a tangle way at Burning Man, creating spaces and experience that transform and connect.

  Meg McGill   Hi, formerly money market trader for Morgan Stanley, NY, also brief stint as assistant innkeeper at the Normandy Inn, Spring Lake, NJ.&nbsp; Currently taking time off to travel and enjoy life.&nbsp; Based in Kelseyville, CA.&nbsp; I was a Virgin (Nutmeg/ Butternut) in 2017 at BM and the DiscoFish Camp.&nbsp; Went early to help set up camp and can do the same this year.

Meg McGill

Hi, formerly money market trader for Morgan Stanley, NY, also brief stint as assistant innkeeper at the Normandy Inn, Spring Lake, NJ.  Currently taking time off to travel and enjoy life.  Based in Kelseyville, CA.  I was a Virgin (Nutmeg/ Butternut) in 2017 at BM and the DiscoFish Camp.  Went early to help set up camp and can do the same this year.

 
  Nate Wennyk   Nate is an electronic designer with specialization in energy storage systems. His hobbies are in mechanical design and control theory. Nate has supported the design and build of energy storage systems in the Caboose, Guppy, Keggy, and Whale. His current role is designing the wheel pods (the things that make TechnoGecko move in any direction) and supporting the design of the vehicle’s structure. Bringing art to life through the clever application of science is his passion.

Nate Wennyk

Nate is an electronic designer with specialization in energy storage systems. His hobbies are in mechanical design and control theory. Nate has supported the design and build of energy storage systems in the Caboose, Guppy, Keggy, and Whale. His current role is designing the wheel pods (the things that make TechnoGecko move in any direction) and supporting the design of the vehicle’s structure. Bringing art to life through the clever application of science is his passion.

  David S   David has been helping with the Blinkenlights. If it doesn't have LEDs on it it needs LEDs on it. If it already has LEDs it needs MORE LEDs. Also, he put together a 3kW solar array to power this mess.

David S

David has been helping with the Blinkenlights. If it doesn't have LEDs on it it needs LEDs on it. If it already has LEDs it needs MORE LEDs. Also, he put together a 3kW solar array to power this mess.

  Jorge Fernando Valdés Iga   Director of feature films and commercials. Helping with creative ideas, and producing/editing the promo video for TechnoGecko.

Jorge Fernando Valdés Iga

Director of feature films and commercials. Helping with creative ideas, and producing/editing the promo video for TechnoGecko.

 
  Sunny Wood, M.S., CRC   Playa Names: Sunny &nbsp;a.k.a. The Condom Fairy. I am a Vocational Counselor by trade. With Dreammakers I am a Brainstormer and Floater extraordinaire. My main focus is the Lighting Team. Handy with power tools. Favorite tool: reciprocating saw.   

Sunny Wood, M.S., CRC

Playa Names: Sunny  a.k.a. The Condom Fairy. I am a Vocational Counselor by trade. With Dreammakers I am a Brainstormer and Floater extraordinaire. My main focus is the Lighting Team. Handy with power tools. Favorite tool: reciprocating saw.

 

  Denise Hoy   Denise has been to Burning Man twice, and both times helped with building art projects. But, this will be the first time working on an art car! She designed TechnoGecko logo, helped to put together ideas visually via digital illustrations, and working on testing lighting effects for scales.

Denise Hoy

Denise has been to Burning Man twice, and both times helped with building art projects. But, this will be the first time working on an art car! She designed TechnoGecko logo, helped to put together ideas visually via digital illustrations, and working on testing lighting effects for scales.

  Paul Barclay   Off-playa, Paul's an automotive engineer turned tech startup CEO. On-playa, I'm a sparkle donkey - I can build anything, and look fabulous while doing it! On the TechnoGecko, I'm working on vehicle design &amp; visual design.

Paul Barclay

Off-playa, Paul's an automotive engineer turned tech startup CEO. On-playa, I'm a sparkle donkey - I can build anything, and look fabulous while doing it! On the TechnoGecko, I'm working on vehicle design & visual design.

 
  Aaron Rozenfeld / Nurse Ratched   I'm a comedian, digital artist, and stage manager who helps run shows at the Comedy Central stage. On playa, I help run camp Orphan Asylum and volunteer around the city. I'm helping design the TechnoGecko.

Aaron Rozenfeld / Nurse Ratched

I'm a comedian, digital artist, and stage manager who helps run shows at the Comedy Central stage. On playa, I help run camp Orphan Asylum and volunteer around the city. I'm helping design the TechnoGecko.

  Mikel and Sandi Kovach-Long   Hoping to help TechnoGecko with fire effects and safety aspects.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mikel aka Squeezebox and Sandi aka WriteHand or krzylade.&nbsp; We have continued to be very involved with the BRC airport since 2005.&nbsp; Mikel has been the airport Safety Officer since 2014. We have also been building and burning 1 or more big pieces every year since 2011 with 5 of them affiliated with the South Bay Regional group.

Mikel and Sandi Kovach-Long

Hoping to help TechnoGecko with fire effects and safety aspects.   Mikel aka Squeezebox and Sandi aka WriteHand or krzylade.  We have continued to be very involved with the BRC airport since 2005.  Mikel has been the airport Safety Officer since 2014. We have also been building and burning 1 or more big pieces every year since 2011 with 5 of them affiliated with the South Bay Regional group.

  Douglas Schwartz   Been to 8 BMs, assisting with Pongo lounge on the last. Great photographer and ok Videographer &amp; Ebike guy.

Douglas Schwartz

Been to 8 BMs, assisting with Pongo lounge on the last. Great photographer and ok Videographer & Ebike guy.