Acknowledgements

First we’d like to thank you for helping support the project. Tremendous thanks for all the invaluable generosity of people who allowed me, a stranger, to come into their world and conduct in-depth interviews and commit their words and images to the Secret History archive.

Grants

Thanks to those institutions who have provided grants to the project:

  • Arts Council Santa Cruz County (2017)
  • Puffin Foundation (2017)
  • UCSC Art Dean’s Excellence Award (2015)
  • Florence French Scholarship (2015)
  • University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Graduate Grant (2014)

Sponsors

Thanks to those generous companies who sponsor the project:

  • Mercury Marine (official engine provider)
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company

Permanent Supporters

Thanks to the following generous individuals:

  • Janis O’Driscoll
  • Corey Ostman
  • Graham Connah
  • Mariah Cook

Friends

Thanks to all the many friends who helped with the project financially, conceptually, and physically over many weekends spent building the shantyboat. Thanks to Lawrence and Dorothy Manzo for offering to host the boat while it was being built and for extending that offer as the shantyboat build turned into the Secret History project. Thanks to Alex Barangan, Lisa Barangan, and Stephen Grillos for continuing to host the boat among the redwoods. Thanks to James Burgess, Lauren Benz, and Stacey Marie Garcia for help working on the boat.

Particular thanks to Kai Dalgleish for not only crewing on the boat during summer fieldwork 2014, but for untold days and days of work on the shantyboat and for sharing my aesthetic vision. Your technical know-how was invaluable and the project could not have happened without you.

Thanks also to Jeremiah Daniels for crewing on the boat every expedition, continuing support, helping organize difficult tasks, and rescuing us during various cross-country breakdowns. Thanks to all the crew of the Shantyboat Dotty who’ve braved the perilous hazards, sun, mosquitos, and White Russians on the shantyboat during summer expeditions.

Thank you to Alex Stevens, Shanai Matteson, John Sullivan, and Sara Lubinski who served as “connectors” directly or indirectly to dozens of people in their areas as we moved down the river.