Meet the Crew
Team Yes is an eclectic crew of volunteers who didn't know each other before the YesTribe began. The make-up of the team is ever changing, mainly because the wanderlust whizzing around the community ensures that everyone is planning their next adventure.
We're now building a stronger team for the future and are looking for sparky, creative and industrious yes people who believe that life should be lived to the fullest and are willing to help others as much as themselves.
SYM Team Co-ordinator
Grants research and distribution
YesStories: Hosts, Admin, Powerpoint creation
Dating find someone extraordinary
Yestival: Everyone on the team will lend a hand
Partners & facilitators
Solar & Power
Kindness Team: creating engagement projects for the tribe to spread kindness - Em Karembo
Creative Team: a brain trust to turn idea seeds into reality
Social & Online
Website development and copy
Tribe Challenges: keeping the community motivated & active
Prioritising SEO and online audience growth
Community Development/ Tribe Liaison
Moderating social media channels
Helping central and regional tribes develop
Actively encouraging global tribe growth
Sourcing prizes & partners
Creative comp ideas
Promote ongoing photo comps - #yesontour
Accountacy/ Magic Bean Cruncher
Bring in stories from Tribers on the road
Make sure they have SYM gear
Engage them with social and tribe stories
The Tomorrow People
Developing family adventures and groups
We're the next generation of parents
Develop youth programmes for bus
This is at the heart of SYM. Ensuring the community is there not just to share successes, but to lift each other when we're struggling
Anti stress meet-ups
Online content to share tips and tools, excite & motivated
Charitable & Environmental projects
Using the power of many for good
#plasticclever - clean up + creative - clean up and create
DAVE CORNTHWAITE, FOUNDER
When he's not off around the world travelling thousands of miles without a motor, he's either off around the world talking about travelling thousands of miles without a motor or he's living happily with fiancé Emms on their boat in London, eating Nutella and making sure the YesTribe doesn't actually turn into a cult. His favourite games are telling Chris that he's bought another bus to convert, and organising events with no budget or health and safety plan, in order to give Andy a heart attack.
ANDY BARTLETT, MR ABACUS
Andy's first contact with the YesTribe was at the second ever campout in June 2015. Since then he's split his time between taking on adventures big and small - including paddleboarding the length of the Danube, browsing fire extinguishers on Google Images and giving SayYesMore the semblance of a proper organisation. When given a time warning during his talk at Yestival he famously responded, "I've just been told I've got two minutes. That's so not going to happen, I've waited three years for this stage!"
CHRIS BARNES, BUS BOSS
When Chris cycled from his work as an engineer at Heathrow to a YesTribe campout in August 2015, he had no idea what was coming next. Just a few months later he found himself as the co-owner of a double decker bus, and since then he's put hundreds of hours and a considerable amount of skill into creating the YesBus. Chris dances like nobody is watching, loves to create enormous campfires and is the most industrious chap you'll ever meet.
EM KAREMBO TAYLOR
After years working as a charity fundraiser in Sierra Leone, Em now holds the fort at SayYesMore, organising our volunteer team, pulling tight the loose threads from events to website to bus to festival, and ensuring that everyone stays in an ever-changing loop. When not on YesDuty, Em leads youth expeditions around the world, loves feeding the coots through the boat's kitchen window, and plies her trade as an expert massage therapist.
Jules has been with us from the beginning and has played an integral part in each Yestival, at the same time as endlessly adding to an extensive nomadic portfolio. She's always looking out for others before thinking about herself, is the glue behind the scenes of every event she's involved in, will lend her hand to any odd-job, and she even finds time for the occasional adventure.
Tam almost turned her car around when driving to the first Yestival in 2015. This was to be her first SayYesMore event and she's been an ever-present face ever since, lending a hand to organising events and brightening our lives with her huge hair, even bigger smile and an ever-blossoming comedy sismance with fellow Blonde Adventurer, Jules.
Manda is probably the best travelled human on the SayYesMore team, and has lived abroad, mostly in Africa, for years. She's an expedition leader and dive master, eternal scarf-wearer and a new rock in the SayYesMore team. We bloody love her!
Steve is our first aid guru, is an ever-popular ever-present supporter of SayYesMore, always has his event paperwork ready before we ask for it, and is top of the list of the people we'd choose to have around in an emergency. Top man.
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