This past week was a full week for us here at Team World Tree. We have some very creative thinkers with great drive. This past Friday we got to meet up in person for the second time. The team (minus Nadya – get well soon!!) met up at our house in Franklin and fill each other in on what we’ve been up to over a wonderful meal of organic 5-Layer dip and nachos. YUM! Thanks Clarke!
It was also a long anticipated meeting for us and a sign of the positive forward motion that World Tree has accomplished. We got to finally meet Andrew Reed in person! We have been working with Andrew since almost the very beginning – all via Skype and email. We’ve become really good friends over the past year and it was absolutely wonderful to finally hang out in person.
So, that busy week I mentioned: We were all working on various tasks over the past few weeks and Friday was our time to share the great things that were coming together for us. Our W.C.U. team members have put together a great plan that will being going into action very soon. They have to get some things approved in order to start, but we promise – you won’t have to wait very long to find out what they have been up to.
Clarke and I have been plugging away at the necessary details for next summer’s run. We’ve learned a lot about diet and have been able to start planning what we’ll need to have in order to be prepared. You’ll have to stay tuned for more details in a later post.
I think we are all back on the same page again and can gather more momentum as a team as a result. We’re going to be chatting more often as ideas start to be implemented and we hope to have some great pictures and updates to share with you all.
We have exceptional news! This past Wednesday we met with four Western Carolina University Seniors who will be joining the team at World Tree Circle. Clarke and I are so very excited about the great things these students are bringing to the project.
For the next couple months (and if we are ,lucky indefinitely 🙂 ) we will be working with Christian Crawford, a Business Management and Computer Information Systems major, Patrick Ballance, a Computer Information Systems major, Vin Pratt, a Business Administration and Law major who is also taking a semester of International Business Law, and Nadya Heller, a Sales & Marketing major.
We have tons of great ideas that we want to set in motion and we are getting off to a great start. Among the many thing we will accomplish, the following are some of the most exciting….
Christian and Patrick will be creating a strong foundation for the open source website. They are very confident they will have a working “prototype” by the end of their time with us.
Vin is going to help us make sure all of our Is are dotted and our Ts crossed, as well as looking into what we need to be aware of when dealing on an international level of business. I also noticed that she has a great talent for picking up on important points that we have overlooked, making sure that we aren’t missing any important details that will make this project an incredible success.
Nadya is also taking care of that. She is also a “take charge” kinda gal. She has so many great ideas about how to get the word out and promote WTC. She is thinking it will be best to start right there on campus with the international students and has already taken steps to find out who we need to talk to in order to initiate some collaboration on that front.
In keeping with the spirit of communication and open source we will all be posting our “progress reports” right here on the blog. So stay tuned to read what we are up to. Feel free to post your thoughts, suggestions, and constructive criticism!