Jeff Hartdorn is a resident of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He has traveled to seventy-three countries, so far. He was an advocate for out-of-state property owners and wrote newsletters for twenty-two years. An avid sailor and spearfisherman, he is currently working on several patents. After an injury and facing one hundred days in bed, he promised his ninety-five-year old mother he would write a book. Hartdorn has lived with the Cuban people, and many of the day-to day details in Bora Bora Express are based on his personal experience- as are many of Charlie Sutton's more hair-raising escapades.