01/02 - About meI'm Keith Wood, LunaLive project administrator, and the author of this blog.
I'm also a semi-retired software architect and developer,
with a passion for environmental stewardship.
LunaLive is a project being run by a not-for-profit organization which I head called ANON, an acronym for “Act Now for Ocean Natives.”. This name encapsulates several important ideas: that there are creatures who are native to the ocean, that they have a right to be there, and that we need to act immediately in order to protect their environment from careless acts of man.
That’s quite a mouthful.
But in my profession as a software architect (see custom software by Cognisense), I learned that by building a small team of dedicated individuals, I could consistently outperform larger competing consulting firms. This is mostly due to the fact that these larger companies almost always carry excess bureaucratic baggage that makes them slower, less efficient, and more expensive.
And so ANON was formed to bring the same kind of intelligently-applied common sense to the domain of environmental stewardship. We build small teams of dedicated environmentalists, who get out there and get the job done.
LunaLive is one such job.
Last summer, ANON's sailing vessel (the ANON) was dedicated to sailing the waters outside of Nootka Sound in search of Luna’s family – with the hopes of facilitating a ‘natural’ reunion with his orca family. That was our first step, but it has turned out to be far from the last.
And so, in cooperation with a number of NGOs (see our sponsors page) and in addition to letter writing, conference calling, and solution brainstorming, I fell upon the idea for LunaLive, and its unfolding story is told here in this blog.