My colleagues from The Seasteading Institute are not aware that I am applying for the Director of Philanthropic Engagement Position, so the following references are not directly tied to my current role.
Scott Banister, Angel Investor. Scott knows Randy through philanthropy, having given major gifts to SSDP in response to Randy's asks.
Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Betty has worked closely with Randy on development and organizational structure in Randy's role as Chairman or the Board of Trustees for SSDP.
Stacia Cosner, Deputy Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Stacia has known and worked closely with Randy since they were both student activist.
Rick Doblin, Executive Director of MAPS. Rick was Randy's boss at MAPS, they worked closely on the majority of Randy's activities at MAPS. Rick was a key mentor in Randy's professional development.
Brian Wallace, Entrepreneur. Brian was a co-worker at MAPS, and then a temporary employee of The Seasteading Institute coordinating the Institute's 2012 conference with Randy as a direct boss. Brian and Randy are close friends, have lived together, and camped together at Burning Man for several years.
Henry Chang, Artist & Entrepreneur. Henry and Randy became friends in 2005 as co-leads of Pangea, an Esplanade camp. Randy has helped with Henry's art projects and art cars Soul in the Machine and Fusion. Henry camped with Randy's camp Miscellaneous Heathens in 2011 and 2012.
Sharon Hagle, Philanthropist. Sharon and Randy became friends during a Virgin Galactic retreat Randy was invited to at Sir Richard Branson's Island. Sharon is an enthusiastic Burner.
Diane GoldStein, Executive Board Member Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Diane has worked with Randy in community building activities related to drug policy reform.
Peter Andersen, Professor of Communication (retired). Peter was Randy's thesis chair at SDSU.