||Doug Armstrong, a volunteer
firefighter, registered nurse, paramedic, and transplantation
research study coordinator is a veteran "webcaster"
1998 U.S. Games
1999 Winter World Transplant Game
First Family Pledge
Doug made time in his busy schedule to travel
to Budapest and volunteer to lead the audio on the webcast,
do interviews, take photos and write stories. Thanks, Doug!
||Bob Garypie, a longtime
TransWeb board member and veteran of all previous TransWeb webcasts,
managed the TransWeb webcast team, edited the site, secured
sponsorship and made many other arrangements for the webcast.
In addition to contributing audio and photographic reporting,
he also served as a liaison to the Hungarian Transplant Federation,
speaking in amusing broken Hungarian.
||Eleanor Jones, also
a member of the TransWeb board and webcast veteran, is TransWeb's
editor and only full-time webmaster. She was responsible for
the majority of the webcast planning and preparation, as well
as site design. On location in Budapest, she served as the overall
content editor and page designer, in addition to reporting on
||Ferenc Biro, a native of Gyula,
Hungary, volunteered his time to assist with the webcast. Feri's
affinity for driving his Trabant through the busy streets of
Budapest makes him a definite asset for TransWeb. Feri's experience
includes providing superior service to the guests of the Crystal
Symphony cruise ship, circling the globe many times in his career.
Feri now enjoys the pride of ownership of a highly successful
recording studio in Gyula.
is responsible for all internet activity as the Director
of New Technologies at the National Kidney Foundation, based
in New York City. Gary was formerly the director of the U.S.
Transplant Games from 1990 - 1994 at NKF, where he has worked
for 25 years. His interest in sports led him to become the women's
fencing, women's cross country, and women's track coach at Johns
Hopkins University for fifteen years. Gary has been a volunteer
photographer for TransWeb webcasts for the past year, and is
also a councillor of the World Transplant Games Federation.
||Craig Hobart received
a kidney from his brother Chad in November 1997 - not so unusual,
except for the fact that both were adopted, and thus have no
blood relationship! Today, Craig and Chad own a company, Left
and Right Designs (leftandright.com).
Despite losing his luggage (including the digital camera he
planned to use to help do photos), Craig and his wife Tanya
contributed commentary, audio, and lots of good humor to the
also a native of Gyula, Hungary, agreed to volunteer for TransWeb
at the last minute. Peter's knowledge of photography is second
only to the fact that he speaks both Hungarian and English.
Peter's willingness to provide translation, transportation and
photography services to TransWeb make him priceless.
||Andrew Ti, a sophomore at Columbia University in New
York City, provided constant technical assistance, brilliant
html deciphering and writing, and wonderful support to the team
prior to departure for Budapest. Although unable to attend the
Games this year, Andrew was a critical team member of the 1998
U.S. Games Webcast and has been a valuable asset to TransWeb
since beginning as a volunteer in 1996. Andrew, due to his creative
writing style, is credited with the only use of the word "thwack"
anywhere within TransWeb's 10,000 pages.
||Matt Wielbut is TransWeb's newest
student employee, and a junior at Ann Arbor Huron High School.
Matt's firsthand knowledge of the entire webcast site is a result
of his tireless assistance in developing the programming, layout
and graphics for the site. Under the supervision of the TransWeb
staff, Matt has quickly become an important brick in the foundation
of our webcast.