The team

Daniel McKinney

Team Leader, Pilot &
Connoisseur of fine Islands

Daniel grew up in Hong Kong and was a pioneer in the exhibitions business in Asia in the early 1980’s, founding the Hong Kong Gem and Jewelry Show in 1982.

He has been an investment banker and has listed numerous public companies (Nasdaq, AIM, OTC) including a real estate company which obtained the first Thai Property Fund in 1998.

In 1998, he also bought an 18kg rough sapphire crystal, then led the artistic carving production and named it ‘The Millennium Sapphire’. That same sapphire is the world’s largest.

In 2005 he founded Tinaga Resorts Corp. in the Philippines which is the largest land owner on the island.

Daniel is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and graduated from Hong Kong International School in 1979 and studied Chemistry and Biology at Houston Baptist University from 1979 to 1981.

Daniel is a very active supporter of a number of charities and orphanages in Thailand and directly supporting those most vulnerable, including single-mothers with young children in the Philippines.

Listen to Daniel being interviewed by  about his background and Tinaga Island Resort. 

Dale Rennie

Serial Entrepreneur, Disruptor and Ocean Lover

Dale Rennie is a technology disrupter and property entrepreneur. He has a long history in the financial services, technology and digital marketing sectors.

Previously he was Head of Marketing and Public Relations, Asia Pacific for Superfund Asset Management, a company with over $1 Billion AUM. Now heavily involved with Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and property development.

He is the co-developer of one of Bali’s finest boutique villas – Villa Anugrah – and is now actively developing his brand of luxury eco resorts in Sri Lanka with ‘The Plantation’.

Dale sits on the Advisory Board of fully licensed and regulated digital currency OTC exchange Hayvn –

His other passion is his long serving role as an ambassador for registered N.G.O. and not-for-profit charity, Paddle for the Planet.  The mission is helping to bring awareness and education to the plight of the earth’s heart and soul, our oceans.

Tron Black

Technology Holy Guru Advisor

Tron is a freedom advocate, crypto developer, entrepreneur, and founder of two startups which were sold to publicly traded companies.

 Since early 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. 

He was one of the first five employees of t0 (TZero), and helped issue the first publicly traded SEC acknowledged parallel crypto-equity for and the world’s first crypto bond offering.   He worked for ANX International, a crypto-fintech company located in Hong Kong. 

Tron is currently a Principal Developer for Medici Ventures which invests in a portfolio of companies including TZero, Bitt, Voatz, Minds, Chainstone Labs, Ripio, SettleMint, Vinsent, and Spera. 

Tron has given away crypto-currencies to hundreds of people to help increase awareness of how value now moves as easily as e-mail.  He’s written articles about Bitcoin, Monero, Dash, STOs and Ravencoin, and been featured on many crypto-currency podcasts.  He regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics worldwide. 

Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, TUSC,, EquaStart, Tinaga Island Resort (TIR) and the lead developer for Ravencoin (RVN) which is both a top crypto-currency and a leading crypto-asset platform.

Read Tron’s latest article on Tinaga Island Resorts’ (TIRC) choice of Ravencoin Blockchain over ERC-20.

Thomas 'Tim' Orbos


Thomas “Tim” Muñoz Orbos is a well known Filipino businessman, government administrator and politician who was General Manager of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure of the Department of Transportation under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.[1]

He also served as MMDA’s acting chairman following the resignation of Emerson Carlos on August 19, 2016.[2][3] Orbos previously held the position of MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning under then President Benigno Aquino III.[4][5]

Orbos hails from the province of Pangasinan and is the brother of former Executive Secretary and Congressman Oscar Orbos, as well as popular priest and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Fr. Jerry Orbos.[2][6] He has also previously worked as Undersecretary for the Office of the President and owned several businesses in the past including the Pangasinan Presidents (later renamed Pangasinan Waves) franchise team in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association.[2][7] He is also an alumnus from Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Sloan School of Management.

Orbos, as of October 2018, is running for a congressional seat representing the 1st District of Pangasinan, a post formerly headed by his brother.[8] He is running under the PDP–Laban.[9]

Anthony Demin Sarmiento

Architect, Tinaga Island Resort

Anthony Demin Sarmiento is a registered and licensed architect in the Philippines. He is also a licensed Environmental Planner and a registered Master Plumber. Sarmiento went to the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, where he took a Master of Science Degree in Architecture, Planning major. He is likewise approved as member of International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. His passion is working with sustainable bamboo structures.

Sarmiento brings a wealth of experience and skill to Tinaga resorts. He designed world-class masterplans while working at Palafox Associates as an Associate Architect. Some of these projects include the San Beda Alabang Campus and for a resort, the New Puerto Azul Resort Masterplan.

Besides running an architectural firm, Sarmiento teaches the subject at the National University College of Architecture. Also, he paints and participates in church activities during his off time.

From Master Planning and Urban Design to Visual Presentation and Visual Arts, Sarmiento is a master in his field. His creativity and love for beautiful and sustainable plans are visible throughout his portfolios.

Angeline Mbogo

Community Manager Extraordinaire

Angeline is the Community Manager at Tinaga Resorts. She is an experienced Crypto Writer and Digital Marketing expert based out of Nairobi.

Angeline’s content is published on top sites like and

Ever since learning about bitcoin in 2017, Angeline knew that she had found her calling. She has been working in the crypto scene since then and has never looked back. Her mission in life; is to create awareness about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology because she believes they will change the world to (a much) better place.

When she’s not putting together an elaborate content plan for Tinaga Island or juggling our growing communities, she enjoys baking her yummy sweet treats.