Dr. Nick leads his research team at the Macquarie University Motor Neurone Disease Research Centre. He loves his job and is driven by a passion to make Motor Neurone Disease a disease of history. Outside his day job Nick does pretty well in almost everything, he loves to live life to its fullest. Kite crossing of the Torres Strait in 2013 under his belt, organising kite the GBR has been on his radar for some time.
Alex is an adventurer and a born leader. If there is an alternative route away from the mundane he will be on it. Taking risks is his game and getting out of close near miss strife is his passion. Torres Crossing Organiser. Impossible is not in his dictionary.
Rich is the man who gets it done and done right. Dont be fooled by his quiet demeanor- he's a dark horse. Rich’s passion is to push the boundaries of what’s possible. By day Rich ekes out a living in the corporate world. With kite and board Rich gets his energy from the freedom and beauty of the open ocean. A member of the 2013 Torres Crossing expedition from Australia to Papua New Guinea, Rich is one of the few ever to have traversed international borders by kiteboard. Rich is the quiet achiever, unstoppable, loyal, humble, reliable. Don’t be fooled by his unassuming demeanor. He is the type of person you want on your world for life.
Jesse is a world champion kiteboarder and thrill seeker at heart. Brought up as a waterman in Hawaii, Jesse goes after the extreme side of the sport; riding big waves, boosting big airs and going for big challenges. He currently holds the tow up height world record and hang time world record in kiteboarding. Jesse couldn't be more stoked to push his limits and kite with the group, farther then anyone else has kited before, not only for himself but for the cause that this expedition stands for. As a professional athlete a fully functioning body is everything, MND (ALS) and other Neurological diseases can attack anyone at will and take all of that away. Jesse believes in the research that Dr.Nicholas Cole is heading up at Macquarie University and is honored to support the team.
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