The Countess has been burning since 1999 and has been counting Burners with the Census since 2004. One Burner. Two Burners. Three Burners. Four Burners. Five Burners. Mah Ah Ah Ah Ahhhh. (thunder clap)
The Hun, also known as J.H. Fearless, has been blogging for Burning Man (and many other outlets) since 2005, which is also the year she joined the BRC DPW on a whim that turned out to be a ten-year commitment. Since then she's won some awards for blogging, built her own creative business, and produced some of the Burning Blog's most popular stories and series. She co-created a grant-funded art piece, "Refoliation," in 2007, and stood next to it watching the Man burn on Monday night during a full lunar eclipse. She considers that, in many ways, to have been the symbolic end of Burning Man that was. The Hun lives in Reno with DPW Shade King, Quiet Earp. You may address her as "The Hun" or "Hun". If you call her "Honey" she reserves the right to cut you.
Burning since 2016, The Worst is a grateful citizen of BRC. She has contributed to her theme camps French Manilla and Camp "Wait, What's In This?" and participated in the art piece Andromeda, Reimagined. On playa, you can find her being "The Worst" (her playa name), dancing around in elaborate costumes, teaching yoga, and pontificating about how to bring Burning Man principles to the default world.
Tom Price is the former Executive Director of Black Rock Solar. Prior to that he was the Environmental Manager for Burning Man during the Green Man theme, and was in the Gulf Coast for six months during the genesis of Burners Without Borders. He's been attending Burning Man since 1997, and he's proud to say that his decade plus streak of breaking down from sun stroke on the playa on day three remains intact.
Tony “Coyote” Perez-Banuet has been coming to the desert to build and strike Black Rock City since 1996. A professional musician for over twenty years, Burning Man culture was an easy shift for him. He co-founded the Department of Public Works of BRC in 1998 and has been the City Superintendent ever since. Known as the “Bard of the Desert”, telling stories around the campfire is among the things he does best. He has been blogging under the moniker of “Coyote Nose” for many years, and he is Burning Man’s first Storytelling Fellow.
Travis Lyle is the head of AfrikaBurn’s Communications department. Still in therapy from his years spent in the advertising and social media trenches, his involvement with AfrikaBurn started in 2008 when he was part of a crew that used to haul a dance floor into the desert, and grew from 2010 onward after he stepped up as a communications volunteer. As an ex-Director of AfrikaBurn, Member of the organisation, publisher of The Baardskeerder newsletter, editor of The No Spectator newspaper, manager of all of AfrikaBurn’s electronic and print output and as head of Radio Free Tankwa, he is a fully paid-up member of The Over Achiever Club.
Trippi Longstocking manages the Camp Development & Support Team and the Placement Team. The Placement Team is a vibrant crew of volunteers responsible for reviewing, mapping, flagging and placing interactive Theme Camps and other groups in Black Rock City. Trippi came to Placement from many years as a camp lead spending her springs, summers, and Burns living and breathing her Theme Camp.
Tucker Teutsch III is a second generation Talentonian with a 20-year history managing rapidly-deployable temporary infrastructure projects around the world. In 2008, Tucker was the Project Director for the Temple (Basura Sagrada). He is the Executive Director of Remake Talent—which has already completed a container housing prototype, designed an eco-village incubator for displaced businesses, and is now working to create critical organizational capacity—all in the wake of the Almeda Fire. Remake Talent is now six weeks into non-stop ass kicking … and still trying to find time to have their first board meeting! Any contributions over the goals of their GoFundMe will be used to develop their organization and provide community grants.
Typhaine works as an International Art Project Manager for Burning Man and is part of the annual European Leadership Summit. Originally from France, she currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She loves co-creating events with Scandinavian participatory communities such as The Borderland. She has been actively engaged in creative and transformative festivals since 2005 and more recently involved in social projects such as Clowns without Borders.
Captain Vic made his first trip to Black Rock City in 2002, and has attended every year since then. He has been the leader of the Children of Chaos theme camp since 2003. Over the years, the Children of Chaos has hosted a number of performance art events, costume parades, mutant vehicles, and a conversation bar. This camp includes members ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s, and includes members from a dozen countries. Captain Vic has been a member of the Camp Support Council since January, 2019.