Jeffrey W. Moss - Founder/Chief Creative Officer
Born in 1965, Jeff Moss was brought up in the world of the creative and different. Raised in Maine, his parents realized that he wasn’t going to get the world experience from their small hometown. So, he was allowed to live in Taiwan with his Grandparents when he was 12 years old. Jeff went to a Chinese school just outside of Taipei. He attended first grade to learn the Mandarin language and fifth grade to learn the culture and the history of the island of Formosa. His Mother built a highly successful company along with his Father’s fabric inventions called Moss Tents. These tents were the number one backpacking and extreme whether tents, that revolutionalized the backpacking industry. She then turned the concept of tension structures into the world’s largest, most innovative exhibit design and fabrication corporation. She changed the face the exhibit industry as we know it.
Later on , Jeff attended a boarding school in Massachusetts that had an intense focus on the arts. Jeff had the opportunity to study classical art, drawing, painting as well as several musical instruments. Moss went to The Boston Museum School for the Arts to study design. After school, he moved to Arizona to learn about the new Macintosh computers for design. This is where he stared his business career of design and advertising. In 1985, he began the building of his reputation as a creative. He worked as Art director to AT&T and then on to art direct a few other companies before he decided to start his own agency. During this time, Moss had been worked in the creative industry of advertising, branding and design as a “hands on” art director and creative director for over the next 20 years. Through his skills in networking and relationship building, he has brought in and worked with clients such as Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenburg with GameWorks, Petsmart, Polygram Records, Houston’s Restaurants, Diageo; Cuervo, Bailey’s, Ciroc Vodka, Captain Morgans, Smirnoff Vodka, The Phoenix Film Festival, International Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival, Morgans Hotel Group, Monterey Homes, The Dial Corporation, Sara Lee Foods, The Phoenix Coyotes and more. Moss has been responsible for the many creative concepts and brands seen all over the world. Moss has won several awards including Addys and Tellys and has been published in several international design publications. His work experience spans through strategic brand design and development, budget management, print campaigns, television commercials, film/video, outdoor, direct mail, web design, internet marketing campaigns, brand directed event promotions, and branded merchandise development. During his thirty year career, Moss grew his reputation as a creative, as well as his reputation as a fearless social connector. He has met and befriended celebrities, sports figures, comedians, actors, directors, producers as well as several other talented creatives in many different fields.
He was the co-founder of one of the top Ad agencies in Arizona and has won several awards for his creative designs and concepts and helped on the success of several brands and identities know all over the world. Now, he resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL as the owner and Creative Director of Moss Creative. Moss now works personally for clients all over the world, is partnered in a Whiskey Speakeasy lounge and has started another business called Moss Basecamp. Moss Basecamp is a concept of merchandise and soon, global adventure retreats that will capture the essence of the original Moss Tents brand ethos.
Aussie Expeditions Shayne and Sandra Young - Co-Founders/Expeditions Director/Land Rover Builds
A shared passion for the Overland Lifestyle, a love for each other, together with culinary delights, Land Rovers and animals have brought Shayne & Sandra together. The unlikely duo have cemented their relationship together over campfires, food, wine, moonshine, broken vehicles, mud, rain, sun and other tribulations expected with the nomadic Overlanding lifestyle they have embraced. Shayne is an Australian who has traveled the world since his early 20’s on Ducati and KTM motorcycles and in Land Rovers old and new. A certified Land Rover ACE mechanic, his skills in troubleshooting and fixing vehicles on the trail are second to none. Sandra, an American, is a certified Veterinarian Technician who has skills in animal science and a strong understanding of First-Aid care and treatment. Having mastered the art of Campfire cooking she is happier on the trail than in the kitchen at home…and it shows! Together with their Australian Cattle Dogs - Ash & Matilda, they continue to travel the Globe in their custom built Land Rover Defender 130, not only a base for living but an extremely capable offload machine. Shayne & Sandra have been invited to apprentice at places such as Dairy/Cheese farms in Wales, Olive ranches in Greece to Avocado and Beef farms in Australia, they use the skills they know and learn from their adventures to educate and train others they meet during their travels
Tom Byrne - Business/Financial Advisor
Entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer and Advisor with a strong history of starting, innovating, building and managing growth companies. Over 35 years of hands-on experience in dozens of industries and hundreds of successful acquisitions, spans start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and includes all c-suite positions. Focused on building brands within the health & wellness, consumer and transportation industries that create exponential growth potential by leveraging the shift to a healthy lifestyle, experience and sharing economy.
W. Scot Simpson – Co-Founder/Director Asia-Pacific
W. Scot has been working in Asia for over 31 years. As Director of Business Development- APAC with Walt Disney Co. Studios / Buena Vista Distribution he led sales and distribution of Disney’s visual media throughout Asia, and developed and managed premium and joint promotions with Disney's distributors. With 29 years of hands-on experience in licensed outdoor and activewear apparel and accessories Scot has vast experience in worldwide product manufacturing, supply chain management, and product life management. Scot is President of the USA based licensed brand management company Solo Star Brands, Inc. and a shareholder of the Tokyo based Solo Star Japan, Co