Our fundraising campaign has ended for the achira experiment, but there are still people I haven't gotten to thank yet. Here is a selection of more of our diverse and fascinating group of funders:
Roberta Wegner works for an insurance agency. She is an avid reader, and adventurous in her choice of both film and travel destinations (among them Colombia!).
Alan Lawrence is an English teacher in Japan, a committed and talented pianist and composer, and an amateur photographer. He blogs occasionally at jediknightalan.tumblr.com.
Jean Coleman is a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher. She dedicates her days to tennis and an ambitious travel schedule (next up are the Baltic countries).
Travis Gilchrist administers an entire unit of a major hospital. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music, bad television shows, film, and professional sports.
Toni Lawrence is a devoted teacher of special needs children and a lifelong learner, while her husband Bob is a composer of daring, irreverent poetry.
Jason Tham is a fearless traveler and eater, in addition to his expertise with computers and programming.
Bjorn Usadel runs an advanced molecular biology laboratory in Germany concerned with plant cell walls and genetics.