About Us

Meet the team behind BlueDot Partnerships

Founders & Directors

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 cross-institutional, -sectorial and -cultural partnerships across the globe.

David has personally managed the development of training and education programs in the Dominican Republic, Germany, Peru, Belize, Spain, France, China, Italy, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Japan, Cuba, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Panama.

🇹🇭 Thailand based 

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. Chad believes deeply in the benefits of travel and cultural exchange as part of students’ overall learning experience.

🇺🇸 USA based 

Experts & Advisors

Josh Morris

Mr Josh Morris is an entrepreneur, leader, keynote speaker and coach based in Thailand since 1999. Josh has worked with businesses, NGOs and governments to identify and harness opportunities to build a more sustainable future through a combination of education, personal development, business strategy, cross-cultural communication, and community partnership. 

Mr. Morris has worked with businesses, NGOs and governments to inspire a more conscious approach to the environment and our future. In addition to his advisory role with BlueDot Partnerships, Mr. Morris provides leadership training and development programming to businesses in Asia and has acted as a consultant to The Thai Authority of Tourism.  Mr. Morris excels in helping leaders and teams bridge the gap between language and differing cultural perspectives to help improve effectiveness and create high performing teams.

🇹🇭 Thailand based

Jason Highberger

Educational Background: BBA, Langston University; MBA, Trident University International

Professional Background: Jason has over 20 years with establishing and operating businesses across various industries, including energy, cleantech, food services and wellness. Jason has held senior positions ranging from founder to operational officer and has spent several years at management consulting firms. Jason brings his network and business development background to BlueDot Partnerships.

🇸🇬 Singapore based

Kim Wimbush, PhD

Education Background: BSc in Nanotechnology (Hons), Flinders University of South Australia; PhD, Molecular Electronics, University of Twente, Netherlands.

Professional Background: Kim has a strong blend of technical, operational and business experience particularly in the sectors of advanced materials, cleantech, energy and consumer electronics. In management and innovation consulting roles he has worked with research institutes, Start Ups, SMEs and MNCs. Additionally Kim has had the opportunity to work across multiple regions such as Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and USA. 

🇸🇬 Singapore based

Tat (Pleum) Nontapatsakul

Mr. Tat Nontapatsakul is the Operations Coordinator at Bluedot Partnerships, based out of the Asia Operations Office in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Having spent most of his career in service industries, Tat is very much focused on customer service and achieving the best outcome for all involved constituents. 

Tat loves to help people and holds a people-centered approach to organizational management and project coordination. Currently, Tat performs general operations duties including administrative tasks, human resource management as well as accounting and network oversite.  In his spare time Tat enjoys volunteering and visiting new places. 

🇹🇭 Thailand based

Where does the name "BlueDot" come from?

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