Meet the people behind JUMP! Foundation.
Executive Director - Bangkok
Justin Bedard spent his childhood playing in the islands of Indonesia and his formative years exploring and learning in China. He has a strong passion for educational innovation, and he is recognized for his commitment to youth programs around the world. He has filled his life with organizational consulting, leadership facilitation, community development, and time playing in the wilderness. Most importantly, Justin is a passionate mountaineer and enjoys spending as much time as he can on mountain peaks around the world.
Director of Operations - Bangkok
Chief Program Officer
Scott brings over 20 years of leadership experience to our team as the former Head of Outdoor and Experiential Education for Cognita Asia Schools, a former Secondary School Vice Principal at Stamford American International School in Singapore where he collaboratively developed their extensive Field Studies program with JUMP!. He has worked extensively in the field as an Outward Bound instructor, American Alpine Institute mountain guide, Wilderness First Aid Instructor, researcher, author, and public school teacher. He is known as an educator who thrives amidst research based program development and implementation. Scott holds a PhD from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Outdoor Education and has published widely in the field of Experiential Education with particular focus on metacognition, mechanisms of learning, and transference. He particularly enjoys spending his time in the outdoors with his wife, Joan Schumann, and their two kids, Devi and Rowan. He’s happiest when sipping hot coffee anywhere that adventure awaits; be it climbing in the mountains, paddling rivers, or kicking off a program with students embarking on an exploration of their own.
Director of Finance - Bangkok
Adventure and travel-lover, Ian Harvie is originally from Adelaide, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Economics degree at the University of Adelaide before commencing a career in business and finance with the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouse, where he worked for 20 years around the globe. During this time, Ian qualified as both a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. More recently, Ian served in senior financial leadership roles with two U.S. Public companies driving financial reporting, treasury management, strategy, and business process improvements. During his spare time, Ian continues to enjoy travel, family connections, and keeping up to date with his favourite Australian and North American sports teams.
Manager of Growth and Innovation - Bangkok
Director of Experiential Education - NIST-X
Becky grew up on a horse farm in central Kentucky. She fell in love with Northeastern Thailand while studying abroad in university. Becky has spent 8 years creating experiential learning opportunities for students studying abroad in Southeast Asia. After years of learning from human rights defenders in Thailand, she co-founded a social enterprise called the Radical Grandma Collective that supports a group of women weavers fundraising to fight against gold mining in their village.
Katrina Renae Myers
Senior Program Manager - Bangkok
Katrina has firsthand experience with the power of elevating student voices. At a young age, she was taught that her voice could and should be heard, and she had the power to make a difference. She began lobbying congressional officials across the country with Amnesty International. This experience molded her identity. Katrina’s professional life has spanned a variety of sectors, all with the elevation of future generations at the forefront. From engaging the youth vote in US politics to engaging youth in agriculture abroad, her passion for educating the future generation is ever present. She thrives in new environments and cultures, striving to learn something new every day.
Partnership Development Manager - Bangkok
Genevieve was born and raised in New York and moved to Washington, D.C. after completing her undergraduate degrees in International Development and French. She has always had a passion for working with youth and learning about other cultures and languages, which led her to join the Peace Corps in 2017. For 2 years, Genevieve worked to empower youth in Northeastern Thailand to become leaders in their communities and collaborated with local government agencies to provide youth with experiential learning opportunities. Now residing in Bangkok, in her free time, Genevieve can be found exploring Bangkok’s green spaces and coffee shops.
Senior Finance Manager - Beijing
Prapatsorn Cherdnapa (Mai)
Finance Manager - Bangkok
Prapatsorn was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated in accounting from Chulalongkorn University. With a variety of interests, she has experience in accounting, finance, and HR. She’s also had the opportunity to work in a wide array of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, trading, service, and pharmaceuticals. She enjoys traveling, theatre, and one of her favorite hobbies is beadwork. Her motto is, “Be yourself and do your best.”
Aueangfah Peto (Fah)
Finance Officer – Bangkok
HR Manager, Facilitator Network - Bangkok
Warangkana Detsawana (New)
HR & Office Administrator - Bangkok
Senior Program Manager - Kuala Lumpur
Joshua was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Josh developed a passion for football at the age of 7 and has been playing football ever since and wanted to become a football player. Over time he made many other sports his life and decided to major in Sports and Exercise Science in college and university. While studying he was really interested in Rock Climbing, so working in a local gym called Camp5 was the best thing to do. There, he has been guiding people and teaching children how to climb. After graduation he worked for an events company, but when JUMP! called him up to be on one of their programs, Joshua left his full-time job, and has been learning and growing with JUMP! ever since.
Senior Program Manager
Ally was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, and later followed her father’s roots back to Minnesota to study Studio Art/Design and Environmental Studies in hopes of pursuing a career in Urban Design and Architecture. However shortly after graduation she naturally found herself working once again with youth. She led backcountry wilderness trips, and served a year with AmeriCorps where she provided social-emotional and academic support to at-risk and underserved youth at a public school in Minnesota. She developed a passion for counseling and coaching as she recognizes the transformational impact of mentoring others to seek their own answers to the challenges and questions they encounter in life. Ally is committed to developing programs and curriculum for youth that focus on social-emotional learning, personal leadership, and community development. Ally juggles her free time between her many interests of playing basketball and volleyball, practicing Muay Thai, and exploring Bangkok’s thriving art scene and outdoor green spaces.
After 8+ seasons working on-program in outdoor education across North America, Arizona is thrilled to have transitioned into a year-round, office-based role within the industry, especially one connected to Educo Adventure School, the place where her own love of outdoor rec started back in 2003. In particular, she is passionate about all that students can learn from experiential education programs and then later apply in their everyday lives; she believes one of the most valuable takeaways can be the habit of responding to change and challenges with strength and positivity.
When not in the office, Arizona still gets outside as much as possible including hiking, camping, climbing, and ski touring.