What makes us charge towards uncertainty, step into that unknown grey area, for others? Our nation’s young raise their hands to serve in the military. Our first responders put it all on the line to protect and serve their hometowns. Purpose. Mission. Community. Hear how stories emerge from lives set in service and understand why we choose to respond to disasters and humanitarian crises. Team Rubicon presents “Step into The Grey,” a gritty podcast for those driven by empathy and a calling. Maybe these stories will help drive your own mission.
Alan Mangan, a life in service and stories
Alan is not from around here. His quiet nature, and whip smart advice has a certain tone to its delivery. Always one to crack a joke, Alan has endeared himself to his community, friends and Team Rubicon Teammates. If laughter was a signature move, Alan can dance in circles.
Special moments in Team Rubicon’s history have had Alan part of them. From Moore, Oklahoma to the Philippines, Alan has been there from the start of many milestones. If you have been a part of Sawyer operations, Alan has helped formulate how we do the great work to be done out in the field. Always placing a high value on training, joyful work and being prepared, has been important to Alan in his Team Rubicon and private life.
Luke Hundley, Adapting While in the Chaos
Humility and eagerness are great words to describe Luke and his attitude toward life. When asked to do something different, he jumped at the chance, all the while Hurricane Laura barreled toward the Louisiana coastline. Luke worked within the team to clear debris and open up access to areas impacted. A rapid response task force is something different for Team Rubicon, combining sawyers and heavy equipment operators, but the results are significant. Listen into Luke’s experience and get an update from the field.
Jennifer Lawrence, Immersion therapy is a thing
Jennifer Lawrence, an OG Wellness provider and Assist Coordinator from Boston, Massachusetts, has been there and done that, providing support and guidance for Greyshirts mental and emotional well being. Her positivity is palpable, and guides her while providing care and guidance to Greyshirts while out in the field, and at home. Her ebullient personality has been a driving force as she leads the ASSIST program within Team Rubicon. Listen in as we hear about her passion, community, and some shenanigans along the way…
Ehsan Zaffar, This Moment Matters
While he may sound like he’s from SoCal, Ehsan's roots lie far from Los Angeles. Ehsan has brought his expertise as a civil rights attorney to Team Rubicon’s Board of Advisors, helping us understand and support diversity as we respond to disasters spurred by climate and of our own making.
Check out Ehsan's podcast, https://www.unfairnation.com
Jonathen Davis, What's in your Go Bag?
I invited Jonathen Davis, former Combat Cameraman and long-time TR photographer, to talk about his Go Bag essentials. Jonathen has a unique perspective having schlepped imaging gear all over the world, underwater, and into hostile situations where preparedness was a matter of life and death. His Go Bag has been refined to the essentials through trial and error. Listen to hear some of his perspective on how your Go Bag impacts your ability to respond to disasters.
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Eli Rivera, Leading with Heart
Eli Rivera, is the kind of human you want by your side when things get tough. Based in Keane, New Hampshire, Eli is the elected Sheriff of Cheshire County and a humanitarian at heart. Applying lessons he learned within the Clay Hunt Fellows Program of Cohort five, Eli's service to his community has remained compassionate and thoughtful. Whether at a Team Rubicon disaster site, the beaches of Puerto Rico, or in the mountains of New Hampshire, Eli has always lead with his heart.
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Excellent insight into the Greyshirt culture. One doesn’t have to be a member of Team Rubicon to appreciate the work done by these humans.
Mr Frank Daroci
Jennifer is so intelligent and yet so down to earth Excellent Job Sister!!!