MEET US

Chad Allen: Co-Founder & Managing Director

Originally from Florida, USA, Chad has wanted to travel and learn more about the world since before he can remember. After completing his undergraduate studies in geography, Chad served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. During his time as a volunteer, he developed a passion for working with people and local communities. Chad returned to the USA and completed his Master’s degree in Geography and International Affairs and was awarded a Community Forestry & Environmental Research Fellowship through the University of California, Berkeley. Chad has since used his passion for international education and community development to set up and manage student volunteer programs and community partnerships around the world. Most recently Chad lived and worked in Thailand for more than five years as the Country Director for a USA based non-profit organization. Chad believes deeply in the benefits of travel and cultural exchange as part of students overall learning experience. Because of this, he is dedicated to making sure these experiences are organized, safe and fun. Chad spends his free time with his family and enjoys learning with is young daughter who attends a tri-lingual immersion school in Southern California.

Chad Allen: Co-Founder & Managing Director

David DeMinico: Co-Founder & Executive Director

David spent most of his childhood and adolescence in South East Asia and Europe before moving back (forward?) to his native New Hampshire home to study music and languages. Completed a MA in language acquisition (Middlebury: Spain, Mexico), David has worked as an educator at both secondary and post-secondary levels and has developed a variety of frameworks for private and non-profit partnerships with schools and universities. David has managed the development of global education programs in the Dominican Republic, Germany, Peru, Belize, Spain, France, China, Italy, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Japan, Cuba, Thailand, and Panama. An avid road-tripper himself, David is passionate about building community through travel and education.

David DeMinico: Co-Founder & Executive Director