Our team are all volunteers and donate their time to making SayYesMore tick. We're always looking for more sparky folk to help us do justice to the awesome community this is building around the SayYesMore message and movement, so whoever you are, wherever you're from and whatever it is that you're good at, we're open to all. For now though, here's our team.
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 loves 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.
Along with her sidekick Kev, Vicky created DreamCamp, the little human part of Yestival that adds a little sparkle of future to Yestival each year. She also created the comfortable parts of the YesBus, due to the fact that she's an expert upholsterer and cushion master.
Kev is the DreamCamp co-founder and all-round wise head in the SayYesMore team. Sometimes, when there's a crisis, you need a Kev around.
Jon has been an invaluable resource on the YesBus. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of solar, battery and power systems and has ensured that we now have a double decker bus that works quite brilliantly when totally off-grid.
JACQS - CHARITY GURU
JENI WRIGHT - SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR
CHARLIE FIRTH - YESBUS and MERCH
Sarah bosses the SayYesMore Instagram account at the same time as keeping her days full of little adventures.
So, meet the growing team below, and if you'd like to be in the thick of things check out the roles on the right hand side and let us know that you're perfect for us :)
ROLES TO FILL
- Adventure Chief
- Tribe Liaison
- Overseas Trips
- Web Guru