Our Team

Meet the people behind JUMP! Foundation.

Justin Bedard

Justin Bedard

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.

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Southeast Asia Program Director - Bangkok

Rebecca grew up by the sea in England. She trained as a dancer in London, worked with a dance company of adults with learning difficulties whilst studying, and spent time with an NGO in Namibia that uses dance to educate young people about HIV/AIDS. These experiences saw her cultivate a passion for the arts and social change which she focused on in her dissertation. Since studying she has indulged in her geeky love for all things excel, working as a continuous improvements analyst in the banking sector.
Michou Tchana-Hyman

Michou Tchana-Hyman

Director of Global Citizenship - Bangkok

Michou grew up in Vermont, USA, and spent his youth swimming in rivers, running away with a circus, and traveling back to his father’s home country of Cameroon. After university at the Evergreen State College where he studied cultural and community studies, he moved to Thailand to work with the migrant education community in Chiang Mai. Since establishing his professional career in Thailand, Michou has worked on various social impact projects relating to social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and youth development.
Erick Van Til

Erick Van Til

Director of Programs - Bangkok

Erick spent split his childhood between Canada and the Dominican Republic. In 2009, Erick began working as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, leading expedition-length whitewater canoe and trekking programs. His time with NOLS further deepened his belief in the transformative power of wilderness and adventure experiences. After a decade and a half of work in the field, Erick made the transition to administrative work. When he’s not at work, Erick enjoys reading, music and family adventures with his partner Lindsay and their three children Hilko, Kina and Eva.

Ian Harvie

Ian Harvie

Finance Director - 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.

Monica Davis

Monica Davis

North America Director - Vancouver

Monica is a life enthusiast (and environmentalist) who views the world as a continual opportunity for connection and learning. Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Monica has a myriad of event experience regionally and nationally. Some of her projects include: the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, two tours with The David Suzuki Foundation (ENGO), and TED Talks. She graduated from Capilano University with a B.A. in Tourism Management. If she’s not working on JUMP programming you’ll find Monica outside either in the woods, on the water or running. She’s committed to building connections and relationships with the indigenous people in her community who’s land she’s privileged to live, work and play on.
Shannon Fox

Shannon Fox

Manager of the Facilitator Network - Bangkok

Shannon was raised in California as a result of her parents going on a perpetually extended honeymoon and never returning to the East Coast. She studied Aquatic Biology at the University of California at Santa Barbara and celebrated her 21st year studying krill in Antarctica. Her passion for research and education has taken her all over the globe. She is an avid SCUBA diver and loves sharing her experiences with students of all ages. She strives to provide potential Jump!ers a chance to experience life-changing opportunities within the organization and work with an ensemble of truly incredible people.
Nick Hathaway

Nick Hathaway

Manager of Growth and Innovation - Bangkok

Nick spent his youth between the cityscape of St. Louis and camping in the rural plains of Missouri. He studied journalism, although experiential education transcended his formal learning. Nick delivered individualized presentations to classrooms from 15 to nearly 400 students promoting his university’s multicultural certificate, which emphasizes an education on multicultural and global issues. On his academic breaks, Nick participated in trips on topics pertaining to environmental development, disaster relief, and working with at-risk youth.
Aueangfah Peto

Aueangfah Peto

Finance Officer – Bangkok

Aueangfah (Fah) was born in Surin, Thailand which is about 50 km from the Cambodia border. She grew up in a bilingual household, speaking both Thai and Khmer. Following a degree in Accounting, she moved to Bangkok to work in Financial and Human resources management for a large state enterprise. She completed her Masters in Business Administration at the College of Management Mahidol University. She currently lives a multi-lingual and multi-generational community life in the Ari neighborhood where she has lived since 2014. She loves traveling, music and is a keen tennis player.
Prapatsorn Cherdnapa

Prapatsorn Cherdnapa

Finance Manager - Bangkok

Prapatsorn was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her nickname is Mai. 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.”
Mengya Wang

Mengya Wang

Program Manager - Beijing

Mengya was born and raised in Beijing. Instead of signing a contract to play professional volleyball in China, Mengya chose to pursue higher education in the US and played NCAA Division 1 volleyball on a full scholarship. With about 8 years living overseas and more than ten years of experience in playing and coaching at high-level volleyball teams, she has developed strong interests in learning and training teamwork and leadership. After receiving an MBA from Dominican University of California and realizing the importance of education as well as corporate social responsibility.  Mengya is now back to her homeland and continues to pursue her passion for education and take opportunities to support the growth of others.
Xueyan Liu

Xueyan Liu

Senior Finance Manager - Beijing

Xueyan was born in Jiangsu Province. After obtaining her degree in Economics, she moved to Germany to pursue a Masters degree in Sustainable Resource Management at the Technology University of Munich in 2004. After worked in the business sector for over four years, she realized that the sustainable development and social responsibilities in enterprises are very important topics for emerging China. Before joining JUMP! she worked for Wildlife Conservation Society overseeing project implementation and office operation.
Jonathan Lee Campbell

Jonathan Lee Campbell

NIST X Program Director - Bangkok

Jonathan has worked as a teacher, facilitator, and guide for 12 years both in Australia and abroad. Trained as a Primary School teacher, he has also worked across Secondary Schools in Australia and running international expeditions for Secondary School students. Jonathan has a nerdy love of geography and knows the capital city of every country in the world. In 2006, he came 6th in the state of Western Australia at Monopoly.
Indigo McCollum

Indigo McCollum

NIST X Program Manager - Bangkok

Indigo has spent her life traveling around the world and as a result, she sees herself as global citizen. As a child, Indigo and her father, which inspired her to pursue the field of outdoor education. Indigo loves planning and running International Award Trips because she believes that they provide students with an authentic way to reconnect and be in nature while developing their soft and hard skills. Before working for Jump! Indigo worked as a PE teacher and one of her favorite things is thinking of innovative ways to incorporate experiential education into the curriculum. Outside of work, Indigo loves to travel, play ultimate frisbee, and dance!

Rebecca Goncharoff

Rebecca Goncharoff

Partnership Manager - Bangkok

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.

Katrina Renae Myers

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.

Perrin Clore Duncan

Perrin Clore Duncan

Marketing Officer and Executive Administrator

An Edmond, Oklahoma native, Perrin Clore Duncan graduated from DePauw University Cum Laude in May of 2017 with an Economics and Studio Art double major and Spanish minor. Though she’s proud of her roots, she continuously seeks out international immersive experiences. She received her Master of Fine Arts from The Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland in April 2019. Perrin is an avid cyclist and runner, always on the hunt for a good read, and given the choice she’d rather be outdoors than inside. Perrin’s personal blog and website can be found at perrincloreduncan.com. She is a proudly certified Wilderness First Responder, passionate about pursuing a life of purpose, and deeply believes in the value of education for all.

Anne Malabar

Anne Malabar

Global Citizenship Centre Director - Dubai

Anne is a dedicated education leader with a passion for the development of global citizens. She graduated with a BA(Hons) Degree in Sports Science and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education from Bedford College of Physical Education, UK. She has gained senior leadership experience through working in international schools as well as through working as a senior project manager with the world-renowned IPC Media group in London. Anne is a co-founder of Polio Points, a rewards model for schools which connects the outcomes of positive actions by individual students on a daily basis, raising funds to support the purchase of polio vaccines.  Anne’s knowledge and skills are varied and have evolved through experience of  analyzing contextual needs.

Genevieve Montreuil

Genevieve Montreuil

Operations and Office Coordinator - 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.

Graciela Rodriguez

Graciela Rodriguez

JUMP! Impact Fellow Program Officer - Bangkok

Graciela Rodriguez is originally from the Caribbean, she was raised in New York and currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand as a member of the full-time JUMP! Impact team. At university, she concentrated on Media Arts and Humanities studies. She is passionate about community building and providing opportunities for underserved youth for expression through the visual arts. She hopes to eventually own shares in several prominent museums across the globe to create space for marginalized identities to have a voice in the ways in which their histories are told and displayed. Graci’s favorite thing about working at JUMP! is the variety the organization has in programming and (of course) the high energy and compassionate spirit of all JUMPers.
Nick Rio

Nick Rio

Program Officer, Princeton in Asia Fellow - Bangkok

Nick grew up in California, USA, lucky to spend much of his childhood in the mountains and along the coast. It was while living in New York, ironically, that he became involved in outdoor education, leading canoe trips for his college and going backpacking with friends. Since joining JUMP! he has facilitated throughout southeast Asia, his highlight being the creative and culturally-focused program in Battambang, Cambodia. He has enjoyed facilitating in many places that are new to him, becoming a more intentional teacher and learner, and exploring the unique ways experiential learning can enrich the traditional classroom. A lifelong dancer, Nick is passionate about the arts and strives to maintain a place for them in his life, whether on JUMP! programs or on his own time.

Amber Keith

Amber Keith

JUMP! Canada

Amber was born among the mountains in Vancouver, Canada. Since a child, she has had a passion for exploring new ideas and new places which has seen her live and work across Canada, the Middle East, and various parts of Asia. Amber has completed a BA in International Studies, lead the homestay program at a large international school, received her yoga teacher certification, and has recently returned from teaching English in northern Thailand which sparked a passion for working with youth.Amber hopes to explore new ways to integrate youth development, well-being, and the natural world.
Warangkana Detsawana (New)

Warangkana Detsawana (New)

HR & Office Administrator - Bangkok

New was born in Udonthani, in the northeast of Thailand. She moved to Bangkok to study her Bachelor of Arts at The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. After graduating, she had a great chance to study in Hospitalities at Sydney International College, Australia, where she found herself falling in love with life aboard, surrounding herself with  various people from around the world. She likes to inspire people with positive ways of thinking and a big smile. She completed her Master in Mass Communication at Thammasat University and worked in administrative fields for almost 12 years. She loves to learn new things and gain new experiences. She enjoys theatre, music and traveling is “Every Breath Her Take”.
Manuel Olvera

Manuel Olvera

Senior Program Manager - Beijing

Manuel was born and raised in Mexico City, where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. After 10 years of experience and training in Chinese martial arts, he followed his passion and ventured to China to learn more. While in China, he also studied the language and traditional Chinese medicine. For the past six years, Manuel participated in many cultural exchanges and volunteer programs in China, in multiple leadership roles. He has facilitated several experiential education programs for The Jump! Foundation in China and Southeast Asia. He currently works as a hiking and camping guide for the un-renovated sections of the Great Wall of China.
Stacey Jones

Stacey Jones

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. 

Alisara Christensen

Alisara Christensen

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.

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