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The team is made up of more than just the crew! A lot more needs to happen off the water than on it. If you'd like to get involved, get in touch!

Kristen is PhD candidate in Environmental Sciences & Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a long-time friend, Kristen will be supporting Heather in this amazing adventure behind-the-scenes.

Kristen will be assisting the team with everything from editing to website management to science and research support. She be helping Heather with USA logistics support and send her off to Hawaii.

Research & USA Support


Chris rowed at the international level and won a medal at each of the six World Championships where he raced. In 2005, he became the 30th person to row solo across the Atlantic and then earned a Guinness World Record (with Mick Dawson) in 2009 for becoming the first team to row across the North Pacific from Japan to San Francisco.

In 2006, he co-founded the Association of Ocean Rowers to help give others the same amazing opportunities of rowing an ocean which he has enjoyed.​ Since then he has offered advice and has provided land support for multiple ocean rowers and other adventurous expeditions. New Ocean Wave is his baby and in 2011 he started the Great Pacific Race. He has assisted more than 60% of all crews who have successfully rowed the Pacific.  Here's to adding one more to the count!

Ocean Rowing Support


As a dietitian who works across both elite rugby and rowing, Sally has a passion for nutrition.  She's been keeping Queensland Rugby Union athletes at the top of their game, and is now working to get Team USA on to the podium at the Olympics. 


A strong promoter of nutrition to anyone and everyone, Sally has volunteered her services to make sure Heather stays healthy and doesn't waste-away at sea! 

Sports Dietitian


The representative Kiwi on the team, Grant is a photography enthusiast and loves to combine international travel with his photography. He is a fellow disaster scientist and avid YouTube watcher.  

The Camera Guy


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As a new Tasmanian, Lisa has settled at the bottom of the planet after starting off in UK and travelling her way south over the years. She is currently work in emergency management, which is how she met Heather when they worked together in Perth. Lisa is the Instagram Queen ;)

Social Media Guru


  • public relations: media releases & social media gurus

  • fundraising coordinator

  • website editing

  • marine electrician

  • sea survival training 

  • navigation

  • meteorologist & weather routing

  • boat maintenance training

  • medical consultant 

  • personal training & physical therapy 

  • and more!

Expertise Needed: