We thank the following for their support and assistance



Alex Hayden - Desolation GraphiX
DesolationGraphiX_Logo_sm.jpgAlex internalized our vision of a logo, and with his great artistic abilities, turned it into reality. Alex also utilized the logo artwork he created for us to build a complete corporate identity package. What is so important to us, as a non-profit business, is that Alex captured our mission within the logo and that will help get our statement across to anyone that sees it.


University of LaVern MBA Program
Dr. E. Forrest Boyd's MBA class from the University of LaVerne, Vivian Ross, Dan Carrison, Michael Langston, and Mohamed Afandi, adopted RisingTides as part of their Marketing course. This outstanding MBA class was able to understand RisingTide’s current situation and provide a focused step-by-step Maketing Plan. The Marketing Plan they created provided significant improvements to the Executive Summary along with creative and useful ideas for fundraising, competitive analysis, restraints, program development, and a detailed budget to direct our efforts in marketing and fundraising.


Jeff Parisse - kVA Effects
kVA_logo_55h.jpgKVA Effects director, Jeff Parassie, believes in the RisingTides mission and provided a generous corporate donation.  This donation is helping us obtain essential equipment for the 2010 Expedition and to outfit our research vessel. For more information on KVA Effects see http://www.teslacoil.com/.


Michael Smith - VMS Promotions
VMS_Promotions_sm.jpgMike offered us a cost effective solution to one of our fundraising needs and worked tirelessly with us to provide quality hats and shirts at the lowest possible cost. Please visit Mike's website for all your fundraising needs http://www.vmspromotions.com/


Divers Alert Network (DAN)
DAN_First_Aid_Kit_sm.jpgDAN donated a DSS-Coastguardian First Aid Kit to RisingTides on behalf of the 2007 PDE Extravaganza winner. This kit is used by dive professionals around the globe, meets USCG requirements for passenger vessles, and is a welcome addition to the RisingTides inventory. Please support DAN and their mission at http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/


Denise Mattia - Underwater Photographer and Freelance Writer
DeniseMattia_74w.jpgMany thanks to Denise Mattia a known underwater photographer and freelance writer who put herself out there donating time and effort at DEMA to bring awareness about RisingTides mission and goals. Denise Mattia travels from coral to concrete. A freelance journalist and photographer living in Manhattan, New York, where she was born, Ms. Mattia is an intrepid scuba diver, whose stories about the Caribbean, the South China Seas and the South Pacific are published nationally and internationally. She holds two degrees in Theatre and Art and grants for reef conservation. She is an active member of the North American and New York Travel Writers Associations. Check out her work at http://www.travelwriters.com/


Tammy Boyd, E.A. - Elite Tax & Financial Services 
Tammy_Boyd_BC.jpgWe wish to thank Tammy Boyd of Elite Tax & Financial Services who selflessly donated her time, experience, and services in providing tax filing services for RisingTides. Tammy has been servicing Antelope Valley for many years and her warm and wonderful personality is a delight to work with. Tammy can be reached at 661-942-0277 or at  taxfax@msn.com.


Anomonous Supporters 
We also want to acknowledge all those who have donated equipment, supplies, time, and resources but want to remain anomonous. Without your help none of this would be possible.



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