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.
Director of Global Citizenship - Bangkok
Director of Experiential Education - NIST-X
Becky grew up on a horse farm in central Kentucky. She fell in love with Northeast
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.
Manager of Growth and Innovation - Bangkok
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.
Senior Finance Manager - Beijing
Finance Manager - Bangkok
Finance Officer – Bangkok
HR Manager, Facilitator Network - Bangkok
Partnership Development and Operations - 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.
Warangkana Detsawana (New)
HR & Office Administrator - Bangkok
Assistant Director of Southeast Asia Partnerships - Bangkok
UK native, Stacey Jones is passionate about Leadership that empowers social change. Having previously worked as PE teacher and MYP Action as Service co-ordinator at Stamford American International School in Singapore and through her work with United Through Sport and Bhubesi Pride in Africa and the Caribbean, she is passionate about practical and active immersion as a way of empowering personal growth and social change. She is currently studying for her MA International Education at The University of Bath with a focus on Global Citizenship Education, EQ and Leadership. As part of the Compass Education Youth Empowerment group, she supports Youth in the South-East Asia region. Having co-facilitated the running of ServICE, Global Social leaders and helping prepare students for GIN Manilla, 2019. Stacey believes in the power of collaboration and partnerships to create a better world. In her free time, she likes traveling, hiking, connecting, exercising and reading.
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.