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Team Rubicon Salutes National Volunteer Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Team Rubicon Salutes National Volunteer Week LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2014 – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, joins nonprofits across the country in recognizing […]

Bitcoin Donation Creates Foundation for Team Rubicon Global

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bitcoin Donation Creates Foundation for Team Rubicon Global LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2014 – Team Rubicon’s goal to replicate its disaster response model in other countries took […]

New York Stock Exchange CEO Joins Team Rubicon Board of Advisors

TR is pleased to welcome Duncan Niederauer to our Board of Advisors

Press Release: Haiti Earthquake Anniversary also Marks Team Rubicon’s 4th Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Haiti Earthquake Anniversary also marks Team Rubicon’s 4th Year From Quake’s Rubble, Veterans Redefined Disaster Response LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2014 – The world watched in horror when […]

Press Release: Team Rubicon Announces First Class of Clay Hunt Fellows Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Team Rubicon Announces First Class of Clay Hunt Fellows Program Program to Help Veterans Translate Leadership Skills to Civilian Workforce LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2013 – Team […]

Press Release: Team Rubicon Raises the Bar on Disaster Response in 2013

14,000 volunteers strong and 50 missions deep, TR approaches four-year anniversary

Press Release: Cofounder of The Mission Continues Joins Team Rubicon as Chief Operations Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   COFOUNDER OF THE MISSION CONTINUES JOINS TEAM RUBICON AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER   LOS ANGELES, 10/8/13 - Team Rubicon (TR) is pleased to announce the hiring of […]

Press Release: Dr. Charles F. Kalmbach Joins Team Rubicon’s Board of Advisors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  STRATEGIC AND FINANCIAL EXPERT JOINS TEAM RUBICON’S BOARD OF ADVISORS LOS ANGELES (10/4/13) – Team Rubicon (TR) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Charles F. […]

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Judy Linklater wrote copy during the day for J. Walter Thompson/Chicago [now JWT] early in her career. For lunch, she'd jump into a cab and race over to a photographer's studio to pose for newspaper and magazine ads. [Miss Zonolite, anyone?] At night [okay, Monday nights] she began performing as part of Second City's Touring Company with Harold Ramis and Brian Doyle Murray. On weekends she wrote articles on the single life for local magazines. more >>

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Kristin Robinson is a marketing communications strategy guru with a particular focus in health care. Kristin graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising. She is juggling being Super Mommy to her two young boys and growing a marketing communications freelance business. By day, she can be found making sure her boys don't jump out of trees or run into the street and by early morning or late night she's staring at the computer, writing and strategizing for her clients. Kristin, her husband Rick, Frankie and Sam live in Kansas City. She can be contacted at robinson@teamrubiconusa.org.

What's with the name?

Simple. "Team" emphasizes the organization's military ethos of small, cohesive units. "Rubicon" refers to the river in northeastern Italy, that divided the Roman Republic from Gaul. When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon at the head of his legions and marched on Rome, it marked a point of no return. The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" has since survived in reference to any group committing itself to a risky course of action. On January 17th, 2010, despite government and large aid organization's advice not to proceed, Team Rubicon members crossed the Artibonite River separating the Dominican Republic and Haiti, carrying crucial gear and medical supplies to the people of Port-au-Prince. Once across, they were irrevocably committed to their task. Hence the name: Team Rubicon

What's with the logo?

The Team Rubicon logo consists primarily of a cross turned on its side with a river flowing through it. The cross represents the traditional symbol of medical aid. It is on its side because Team Rubicon represents such a departure from the current paradigm in disaster response. The river flowing through the cross represents the "Gap" that exists between large natural disasters and conventional aid response. Team Rubicon serves to "Bridge" this gap; providing field triage and relief operations until large aid organizations and nations can provide definitive care.

What's with the slogan?

"Bridge the Gap" refers to Team Rubicon's primary mission of providing disaster relief between the moment a disaster happens and the point at which conventional aid organizations respond. The "gap" is primarily time; the crucial window following a disaster when victims have traditionally been without outside aid. When the "Gap" closes - once conventional aid organizations arrive - Team Rubicon moves on.