Our Global Facilitator Network



Kirsten Joe – Facilitator

Kirsten Joe – Facilitator

Kirsten is a recent university graduate who spent the past four years of her student life in beautiful Montreal, Canada. Her spirit of adventure and her drive for professional and personal development has led her to become a Contract Facilitator with the JUMP! Foundation. The next chapter of her life will take her on many new new and exciting travels in the Far East, where she will pursue her studies of the Mandarin language, meet many new people, and hopefully achieve a Zen-like state of mind in an Indian ashram before returning back to...

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Titus Kuria – Facilitator

Titus Kuria – Facilitator

Titus Kuria is one of the founding leaders of CMETrust – an organization whose mission is to advance education in Kenya by providing secondary school scholarships, with funds raised annually, to students from Mathare Valley Slum, Nairobi; and, to raise awareness in Canada about education and poverty in urban Kenya. He grew up in the Mathare Valley and has a good understanding of what life is like in the slum. Titus, popularly known as Tito, believes that to say life in Mathare is challenging is an understatement. It’s these barriers that he endeavors to alleviate through his contribution and participation in CMETrust and other initiatives so that the upcoming generations could have an easier access to a better future. Titus is a professional Neo-Media Designer and runs an online company, Librated Neo-Media, where he is also the Creative Director. Apart from CMETrust, Titus is also involved in other community development initiatives in the sprawling slums. He is the founder of PaaMoja Initiative, a Community Based Organization that exists to create and connect the youth with emerging empowerment opportunities. He recently joined the JUMP! Foundation as a facilitator – an organization that envisions a world where young people fulfill their true potential as individuals, community leaders, and global citizens. Throughout his community work, Titus has been very fortunate to have been involved in a myriad of organizations and initiatives; he is a fellow of NairoBits School of Digital Design, an alumnus of GIZ, recipient of Bayer Young Environmental Envoy award, a member of Action Beyond Limits network, and a trainer with Sambaza Peace initiative amongst others. Titus enjoys playing and watching football, swimming, wind surfing and spending time with his family....

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Liz Heller – Senior Facilitator

Liz Heller – Senior Facilitator

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Liz Heller received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature with a minor in Sociology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Liz spent her semesters in DC interning at several child-advocacy non-profit organizations and her summers outdoors in the north Georgia mountains as a camp counselor and supervisor. Following her high school and college years spent coaching, mentoring and teaching kids, and her study abroad adventure in Beijing in the spring of 2009, Liz knew she had to find a way to return to China and continue in the non-profit field. Liz was selected for a fellowship to spend a year with the JUMP! Foundation in 2010 and went on to stay with JUMP! as a Program Manager for three years. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Development and International Economics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Liz hopes to continue to be actively involved with JUMP! in the future....

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Katie Proudman – Senior Facilitator

Katie Proudman – Senior Facilitator

When Katie Proudman isn’t JUMPing all over Southeast Asia, she is the Program Director for Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures (CMRCA) in Northern Thailand. Originally from West Virginia, Katie is an outdoor enthusiast with a strong background in community outreach and program development. At CMRCA, she overseas marketing, sales, development and delivery of all CMRCA outdoor adventure, experiential education, and corporate team building programs. Prior to CMRCA, Katie was the Coordinator of Community Relations at Major League Soccer in New York City. In this role, she focused on creating grassroots, community-based projects and enhancing the environmental sustainability efforts of the League and its 19 clubs. Katie has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont and is a certified Wilderness First Responder from SOLO Wilderness Medicine. When she is not facilitating or planning the next greatest program, Katie can be found doing yoga and eating spicy Thai food (not usually at the same...

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Alyson Chun – Senior Facilitator

Alyson Chun – Senior Facilitator

Alyson Chun is a veteran Senior Facilitator and Senior Program Manager for the JUMP! Foundation. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alyson has a strong background in Middle Eastern Studies, and is proficient in Modern Standard Arabic. Alyson completed her B.A. in International and Area Studies at Kalamazoo College and received her M.A. in International Development at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. For many years, Alyson co-coordinated an after-school program focused on creative expression at Kalamazoo Central High School.  Alyson continues to focus on the role of youth in the development...

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Christian Ruiz – Senior Facilitator

Christian Ruiz – Senior Facilitator

Formally known as Christian Ruiz, Kris is a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, NY who comes to JUMP! from our development partner, Global Potential (GP). At GP, Kris started as a participant before joining the staff. His first encounter with GP was on a one week trip he embarked on during his spring break in 2009 with another organization called Global Kids, where he realized his passion for facilitation and community service. When he returned, he became a full time staff member and worked alongside GP’s Director of Operations to help launch the organization’s Media Program, which has helped youth create eight documentary films to date. Now, Kris works full-time at JUMP! as a program facilitator and social media guru. Kris is also a percussionist, and on any given Sunday (around 2-6) you can catch him playing with a djembe drum circle in Houhai Lake (Beijing). Kris enjoys laughing, dancing, socializing, singing, cycling, and...

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Skott Taylor – Senior Facilitator

Skott Taylor – Senior Facilitator

Skott Taylor was born and raised in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He studied and worked as a professional actor before moving overseas in 2003. Upon arriving in Beijing, Skott founded NewSeed Theatre which, at the time, was the city’s only English-speaking contemporary theatre company. It was here that Skott moved behind the scenes and into the producer and director chairs. Between 2006 to 2010, Skott left China to pursue a music career in London, UK before heading back to Canada to continue his studies at Concordia University in Montreal. At Concordia, Skott refined his studies in Theatre for Development which “focuses on the history, theory and practice of theatre from the perspective of art’s capacity to inform and to effect personal and social change.” Returning to Beijing, Skott founded NewSeed Creative Consulting which focuses on improving staff retention by building healthy company cultures through aligning and engaging teams. NewSeed’s active approach to training uses the integration of Image Theatre, Forum Theatre, improv, storytelling, music, dance, drawing and design. Skott currently lives in Beijing with his wonderful fiancé Alexandra and their rescued street dog,...

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James Fleming – Senior Facilitator

James Fleming – Senior Facilitator

James Fleming grew up living the rural life of Minnesota. With a love for the outdoors, he has spent years working with youth and leading backpacking trips through the Minnesota Boundary Waters in the Mesabi Range, Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range in Colorado, as well as in the staggering Tian Shan Mountains of Northwest China. A recent graduate of American University in Washington D.C., James earned a degree in International Relations, International Communication, and Chinese language, while also competing as a D1 athlete in the Patriot League. A Senior Program Manager at JUMP!, James develops and facilitates high-intensity JUMP! Experiences and is passionately involved in sustainable and social entrepreneurship. Aside from the great outdoors, James loves snowboarding, spray-painting, learning about ancient mythology and riding fixies. Over and...

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Wiebke Nedel – Senior Facilitator

Wiebke Nedel – Senior Facilitator

Wiebke, originally from Germany lives in South Africa. She works as a free-lance facilitator worldwide devoting her work and life to personal development and leadership in a global context. As International Programme Manager of Educo Africa she runs wilderness and community based Social Justice and conscious global citizenship courses for groups of academics, professionals and young people from all over the world. Experiential methodology and the use of wilderness as a tool for growth and self-recognition are central in her work. She has an MA in Education (Germany) and is a certified Wilderness and Vision Quest guide (South Africa/ USA) with 20 years of...

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Claire Bennet – Senior Facilitator

Claire Bennet  – Senior Facilitator

Claire graduated from Cambridge with a first-class degree MA degree, and since then has devoted her life to working in the fields of international development and global issues education. She was a founder member and the country director of a non-profit working in remote regions of Nepal (PHASE Nepal ) the country she now calls home. She also worked for several years as an adviser to an organization in rural Cambodia. In her native UK She was the UK coordinator of youth organization Development in Action, worked with Think Global supporting disadvantaged youth to take action on global issues in their own communities, trained teachers and youth workers in development education pedagogy, and became a coordinator of a DFID strategy to embed a global dimension to classroom education.    Claire now works freelance for JUMP! and a number of other international educational organizations, offering training and consultancy in global citizenship education, international development and overseas service.  She is also co-authoring a book on these themes called ‘Learning Service’.  Passionate about global equality and social justice, these values drives everything that she does. Claire is an incurable optimist and has boundless energy – mainly fueled by caffeine from her British tea-drinking habit....

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Megan Preston – Facilitator

Megan Preston – Facilitator

Megan is from London, UK. She has facilitated 7 previous YPO Board of Directors Meetings and is looking forward to joining the JUMP! Team again for another adventure. Megan is the Founder of Move The World, a charity focused on supporting personal and community development in the UK and Ghana and works for her father’s consulting business RISE Beyond.

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Rebekka Flam – Facilitator

Rebekka Flam – Facilitator

Born in Finland and raised in sunny Florida, Rebekka developed a love for travel at a young age. In high school, she embarked on her first solo journey as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Taiwan. Since then, she spent a semester in Italy, worked summers in Finland, and volunteered as an environmental educator in Nepal. In 2015, Rebekka graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in International Affairs and Environmental Studies. Her international experiences and her job at the FSU Center for Global Engagement sparked her interest in experiential education, eventually leading her to...

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Sarah Louise Kristiansen – Facilitator

Sarah Louise is an international choreographer and movement director. She also runs Making Dance Happen, which brings dance and arts to communities globally. In addition to holding a BA (Hons) in Dance from Kingston University, Sarah Louise has travelled the world dancing and has worked in prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall (London) The Kremlin Theatre (Moscow), the Gwangju Biennial (Gwangju, South Korea) and has completed further training at Millenium Dance Studios and EDGE Pac in Los Angeles.

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Simon Sandoval – Facilitator

Simon Sandoval – Facilitator

Simon grew up in the Philippines to a German mother and Filipino father. Early on he took to running and hiking. After he got his degree in London, he moved back to the Philippines to work in the software industry. Since 2010, he has moved on to be an independent financial adviser which allows him to work from any place with a decent internet connection. While at university, he fell in love with rock climbing and has been an active climber and climbing instructor. In the last five years, Simon has also gotten into running ultra marathons in the mountains and...

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Pallavi Pinakin – Facilitator

Pallavi Pinakin – Facilitator

Pallavi holds a postgraduate degree in English Literature, which basically means she spent five years doing her favourite thing—reading! She’s been facilitating and writing her way through Asia for the past few years, and is currently living in her fifth adopted country. Pallavi loves spending time in rainforests and the mountains, and is perpetually wondering what she’s going to eat next. She believes meaningful communication can change the world.

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Nick Gredin – Facilitator

Nick Gredin – Facilitator

Nick was raised in rural Maine, where he gained a deep love and respect for nature and local communities. During college he threw a dart at a map and consequently spent a semester in Nepal, and his heart has remained there ever since. After receiving his master’s degree in Religious Studies at Naropa University and working with the Nepali community in Colorado, Nick returned to Nepal and as a teacher and medical relief worker for Helping Hands Health Education. He aspires to continue his work there, create new international connections in historically isolated areas, and make integrative, sustainable contributions to Nepal’s development.

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Wang Chen – Facilitator

Wang Chen – Facilitator

Chen hold a master’s degree in social work. She is registered with social worker associations in Hong Kong and Singapore. She loves working with youth.

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Bozy Lu – Facilitator

Bozy Lu – Facilitator

Bozy hails from Singapore. She is currently a 3rd year law student at Yale-NUS College. A novice at improvisational theatre, Bozy finds pleasure in listening to stories and using humour to connect with people around her. She is extremely passionate about experiential education and have engaged in community work with youth for many years. During her free time, she roams around on her bike and with her camera. She enjoys capturing moments and snapshots of life.

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Anna Roesler – Facilitator

Anna Roesler – Facilitator

Anna comes from Australia. She studied nutrition dietetics and exercise science at the University of Wollongong. Anna went to Nepal as an Australian Youth Ambassador for a year and enjoyed trekking and biking. She worked in health education throughout Southeast Asia. Anna is in Thailand now completing a PhD in health behavior change. In her free time, she likes doing laughter yoga, ultimate frisbee and hula hooping dance. She also started facilitating TeamUp mindfulness groups.

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Prashant Sharma – Facilitator

Prashant Sharma – Facilitator

Prashant is an outdoor educator from Darjeeling, a mountainous region in India. He started rock climbing when he was14. Prashant had climbed several mountains in the Himalayas. He loves to travel, beach, coffee and motorbikes. He has a degree in humanities.

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Serafina Tane – Facilitator

Serafina Tane – Facilitator

Serafina was born and raised in a religious cult in Aotearoa, New Zealand until the age of 17. When the cult fell apart she set off on a journey across continents to discover life in the real world. Since then, she studied martial arts, lived through the Christchurch earthquakes, spent 6 years in corporate leadership, been a single mum – and that’s just some of her story! Her daily life is dedicated to helping create a world where every person is empowered to own their freedom and to be who they choose to be. A world that embraces all of humanity as one community, with the same access and opportunity for everyone, everywhere. She loves to connect, listen, learn, share and co-inspire with people from all cultures, backgrounds and ages. Serafina’s life experiences have taught her to see beyond the limitations of culture and social norms, to embrace change and create new ways of being and...

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Lawrence Smaller – Facilitator

Lawrence Smaller – Facilitator

Lawrence was raised in England. He loves sailing, kitesurfing and surfing. Lawrence worked as a harbour patrol officer rescuing water users, as well as wildlife. He has a business degree, and has a passion for meeting new people and sharing adventures.

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Elise Tong – Facilitator

Elise Tong – Facilitator

Elise is from Kuala Lumpur. She enjoys catching up on the newest films and television series, reading, travelling around the world, and meeting new people. Elise has spent a gap year visiting Cambodia, New Zealand and France. She also has gone from working at an NGO, obtaining her ski instructorship certification, and getting a diploma for Basic Cuisine and Patisserie in Le Cordon Bleu.

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Tanya Dodgen – Facilitator

Tanya Dodgen – Facilitator

Originally from the USA, Tanya has spent the past several years living in Australia and working at the University of Queensland Global Change Institute where she coordinates online courses. Her role often branches out to allow her to explore the many ways to communicate science: from creating videos and facilitating workshops with school groups, to doing background research for policy documents. Tanya enjoys working and playing outdoors. In her spare time, she likes to play frisbee, read, hike and volunteer for science projects, like the Flinder’s Reef Ecological Assessment in her local...

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Kim Casipe – Facilitator

Kim Casipe – Facilitator

Kim grew up as an advocate and a lover of life. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in the Philippines. As a biologist, she has always seen the gap between scientists and people from local communities when it comes to scientific information being translated to address environmental and socio-economic dilemmas leading to her passion for environmental education with emphasis on interconnectivity and ecological understanding. She is an alumni of Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Academic Fellowship on Environmental Issues, where she undergone environmental leadership training at East West Center. Kim works as a research assistant for the conservation and management of the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins. She has facilitated various trainings and workshops with local communities. She has also been volunteering in different environmental camps as a facilitator and a lecturer. Kim enjoys engaging with children and youth, as well as educators in her country. She deeply desires to mobilize and motivate people to becoming good stewards of nature, and develop a sense of kinship and love for both nature and people through experiential...

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Sulistyo Winarno – Facilitator

Sulistyo Winarno – Facilitator

Sulistyo grew up in Yogyakarta. He earned his degree in English from a Catholic university in his hometown. Sulistyo’s love in character building, combined with passion in adventures, led him to outdoor activities. He came to JUMP! in September 2016, with years of experience in a variety of facilitation programs, from educational urban tours to wilderness expedition trips in Indonesia, Malaysia and USA. Sulistyo now works for JUMP! running programs on character development, environmental awareness, cross-cultural experiential education and global...

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Andreas Patria Krisna – Facilitator

Andreas Patria Krisna – Facilitator

Andreas is inspired with the work and the impact of JUMP! to youth, and joined in Jogjakarta in 2016 and Bintan in 2017. In the past, he volunteered teaching English for garment workers. Andreas handled corporate and outdoor training programs in Indonesia. He led expedition teams to the peak of Mt Carstensz in West Papua. Andreas is a certified Wilderness First Responder. He has a degree in theology and philosophy. Andreas loves yoga, digital art, photography, writing and watching movie.

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Zaki Satya Rosadi – Facilitator

Zaki Satya Rosadi – Facilitator

Zaki is an experiential learning facilitator who specializes in cross-cultural understanding, service learning, and outdoor expedition. He guides students to experience and learn positive values from cultures other than their own, and in doing so helps students realize how they can bring about positive change in their community. Prior to working in experiential learning, Zaki taught cross-cultural understanding at one of the top three universities in Indonesia. In this capacity, he also served as treasurer for five years and organized community service programs in four villages around Yogyakarta for two years. Since walking away from his university job in 2014, Zaki has facilitated experiential learning programs in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and China with various organizations. He earned certifications in Wilderness First Aid in 2014 and Wilderness First Responder in 2016. Zaki was born and grew up in Surakarta, Central Java. He subsequently lived in Yogyakarta for 10 years, only moving back to his home town in 2016. His native language is Javanese but he also speaks Indonesian and fluent English. He is a devout Muslim who prays 5 times a day and respects other religions. He believes that everyone in the world should have equal rights and equal access to...

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