Who Are We?
It all began with a post on Facebook...
The six of us had either known each other or at least heard about one another after attending week long yacht flotillas and skiing trips around the world. Over a few "quiet" pints with the lads during these vacations, there was always chatter of how we could make it bigger and better, and it always boiled down to one theme. We all wanted to show our friends how to really party, and to do it in the most amazing places in the world. In early 2016, one Facebook post out to our social circles of party unicorns ignited something beautiful. Like the Planeteers coming together to summon Captain Planet, we combined our unique planning, organizational, and institutional knowledge together to create a trip to Belize over New Year's Eve 2017. We gathered the largest group of legends and biggest personalities across the world, and took Belize by storm. The trip was beyond successful, and we decided turn and idea we loved into a lifestyle!
We are driven by an insatiable desire to satisfy our need for adventure. Our founding rule is simple: Discover the most epic locations, bring together the most incredible people and put on the most mind-blowing parties.We want to take your ideas, your dreams, your bucket-lists, add our supercharging-special-sauce and turn them into a reality. Wherever it takes us, whatever the challenges, we will make it happen.
And we will blow the lights out in the process.
This is about a global community of superstar unicorns crowd-funding, crowd-sourcing and crowd-creating the most outrageous experiences in the world.
Brad Kirk (Pork Chop)
Currently an account manager at a huge IT company, Brad is a slave to corporate America slinging software. When he breaks free of the 9-5, Brad is saving people from growing old by yearly dosages of TBL.
Brad earned my Bachelors degree in Information Systems at University of Maryland. His first sailing experience was as a guest on a week long flotilla charter in 2009. Since 2009 Brad has sailed in 12 different countries and organized more than 15 large group international sailing trips.
His main role within The BucketLust is guest relations and venue management/operations pre-trip and on-site.
Jason Kruger (K-Town)
After earning his Bachelors of Science in Human Geography and commission as a U.S. Army officer in 2010 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Jason served across the United States and Republic of Korea in a variety of leadership and operational planning roles.
A week long flotilla sailing trip on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia in 2011 lead Jason to life on the water with yachts. Since that first experience, he has helped organize over 30 yachts for various sailing trips across the world, before Co-Founding The BucketLust for their inaugural trip in 2016.
Jason left his Armor/Reconnaissance job in the Army at the rank Captain in June 2018 to pursue his dream of sailing around the world. He and two other buddies are currently living on their 2002 Bavaria 40 S/V Full Send making that dream a reality while continuing to grow The Bucketlust whenever he pulls into port and finds a good WiFi connection.
Jason’s main roles are guest relations, loyalty program, and sales.
Rupert Covell (Maverick)
Founder of the BucketLust and veteran skipper, Rupert is half skipper god and half party starter.
Brought up in the countryside of Northern England this big headed boy was destined for more than hills and dog walks. After a brief stint in Insurance in the City of London, Rupert turned to sailing. Having covered waters in Thailand to Tahiti he is more than capable of setting up flotillas all over the world for The BucketLust.
Having sailed since he could walk he knows the ins and outs (ASA Sailing Instructor and Yacht Master Ocean) and can build a circle raft pretty much anywhere. Our Skipper Manager and head of rafting.
All job enquiries please reach out.
Sam Wilson (DJ Samyuel)
His Trellis Bay Mix is still on my playlist, 5 years later.
There's nothing this bad boy can't do. Skipper during the day, DJ at night, Jens is a skilled bloke in all funtivities you can possibly imagine on a sailing week. He might crash your boat or your stamina on the dance floor, but he'll get you there.
Check out his stuff at soundcloud:
Georgi Kamenow (DJ Ganx)
Hailing from Bulgaria, Georgi has been spinning in the party town of Sunny Beach for over 4 years, and is rated one of the top DJs in the country. He spent the last year bouncing between clubs in Holland and Bulgaria, and will be gracing the decks of venues across Ibiza on a summer circuit in 2017.