The people who shared my personal journey through the Garuda days are indelible companions to my
Many people influenced and bestowed my experience with the deep satisfaction I carry to today - I do
hope to recall most by name, in addition to by face and affection. An abundance of friends, partners and
colleagues were an integral part of Garuda. The privilege to have shared their world is too immense,
and my gratitude to often unspoken (and apologies undoubtedly due to some as well).These are the
people that were meaningful to me, not the business nor even what they did to make them the people
whom I got to know, but the person with whom I fondly appreciate the time and experience, and what I
took away uniquely from them.
There are indeed so many people to thank - not all equal in friendship, support or influence, but all
present in my mind. Making a list is inherently inadequate, as many folks are mistakenly merged
namelessly into the long time past. And trying to list good friends in any kind of order is equally
untempered - I am just grateful to know each.
Yet I am bewildered by the discovery as I went back through packets of forgotten pictures that there are
so few photos of people. Though much of the early years was indeed a solo toil in front of the computer,
behind cutting knives and sewing machines, and alone in the field testing too, there were many key
people involved, but apparently not 'in the picture' - my profound loss.
Some likely may be surprised to see their name (back to reflecting upon my apologies and regrets...) –
my sincere thanks and warm gratitude to you each, and to you all. I may never yet express enough
thank yous, namastes, merci's, domo aragatos, and gracias . Garuda friends - a heartfelt salute!
Dad and Mom
Collin, Eleanor, Lindley
Paul & Cindy Dieter
Tom & Deb Nolan
Pat & Deb Barceski
Wayne (& Susie) Gregory
Bob / Kevin Goebel