Arts Marketing Team:
Jan Kraft, administrative assistant and creator/director, Leaving Lightly: Getting your Affairs in Order So Only Love is Left Behind. Jan has worked with Bobbi over the years on her various projects and is assisting on all aspects of Bobbi's art and running program. She created Bobbi's running website: www.bobbigibb.net
Candace Wheeler: Silk painter, family member and friend of Bobbi’s, Candace has been a Town Administrator for the Town of Hamilton, MA. and currently serves on Gloucester’s Clean Energy Commission. As a fellow artist, (at Ten Pound Studio in Gloucester) and supporter of the arts (a grant-writer for Gloucester Stage Company) Candace joins the team to help draw local attention to the sculpture fund and Bobbi’s art.
Susan MacPhee: Susan has created many exquisite websites for artists and is the designer of this new site for Bobbi Gibb's art. Susan has a rich background in using content management systems and also brings her lifetime of "art appreciation" to the project. Susan has designed for Cape Ann Designs and Ipswich Pottery among her many arts related sites. She has also assisted the Cape Ann Artisans with an email project.
The Sculpture Project Team:
Amby Burfoot, Editor-at-Large: Runners World Magazine: A Marathon Winner in 1968, Amby is well loved and regarded by the running world. His new book "First Ladies of Running: The Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever," (release date April 5th) will focus on 22 of the most distinguished female runners and Bobbi Gibb will be prominently featured. Amby is working behind the scenes to celebrate Bobbi and will kick this off at his upcoming panel discussion, Feb 12th at the Los Angeles Olympic trials. See Amby's post on Bobbi Gibb! See more about the book here.
Tim Kilduff: Executive Director & Foundation Founder of the 26.2 Foundation (DBA Hopinkton Athletic Association): As Race Director for the Boston Marathon from 1983-84, he organized and led a small team that saved the Marathon, during a period of operational and financial crisis, and ensured the success it enjoys today. His contributions to the Marathon have continued for 30 years in creative ways including, broadcasting, fundraising, and non-profit development with each effort enhancing the Boston Marathon. Under Tim's direction, Hopkinton has installed and has oversight over public art related to the Boston Marathon and marathon history. Tim fully shares Bobbi's vision to create the life size female runner on the Marathon course and 26.2 will provide the framework for this project.
2008 The Foundation is recognized as the owner and caretaker of the statue of Stylianos Kyriakides that sits at the 1-mile mark of the Boston Marathon at Weston Nurseries (who donated the land for the statue). The statue commemorates his win in the 1946 Boston Marathon and how he used his celebrity and media visibility to save millions of Greek citizens who were starving in Greece after the Nazi occupation. Statue was donated by New Balance corporation. Sculptor Mico Kaufman.
2007 Foundation commissions a statue of George V. Brown “The Starter”
Matt Taylor: CEO and Co-Founder Tracksmith, a Wellesley based running clothing company. Matt's team is fully behind the Bobbi Gibb celebration. Tracksmith will be hosting an art show for Bobbi during the April 18th 2016 Boston Marathon and is working with the team to republish a Special edition of "To Boston with Love." Tracksmith will also be featuring Bobbi in the Spring issue of METER Magazine.
The Boston Athletic Association: represented by Tom Grilk and his team will be honoring Bobbi this April 18th. Stay tuned for details on the official Marathon celebrations.
Amanda Abizaid: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, model and actress; these are just a few of Amanda’s many given talents. Currently she is involved in an amazing musical effort that combines her passions of music and global awareness. Abizaid Publishing helps to raise public awareness for the young women and children in the communities in and around Clark, Philippines through Help Philippine Schools. Amanda is working to bring the east and west together through song; working with the children to help further their education through songwriting techniques and through teaching them how to become self-sufficient in their communities as they grow to become adults. Amanda also has created a great following as a hair and makeup artist through her Rock Star Mobile Hair Salon. She will be working with Bobbi to prepare for public appearances on the west coast. Listen to Amanda here!