Dan Aufhauser – Dan is an international media and entertainment executive with experience producing creative marketing campaigns for brands and ad agencies. He is an avid traveler, having backpacked alone around the world and having lived in Europe for nearly seven years. He has volunteered in Ethiopia and Vietnam.
Nishchal Chaudhary – Nishchal is a well rounded professional in technology space with 10 years of industry experience in designing, architecting and developing elegant solutions to complex engineering problems. He holds a master’s degree in engineering science from University of Mississippi.
Tasha Dimond – Tasha is an accounting professional and a new San Francisco resident. She is passionate about world travel and other cultures.
Shelley Eades – Shelley is a photographer, business manager, and a dedicated international volunteer.
Gabriel P. Elizondo – Gabriel is an energetic engineer and MBA student at Stanford who has developed a career solving complex problems by leveraging technology and talented people. He is especially passionate about the intersection of education, technology and economic development.
Brett Finkelstein – Brett is an entrepreneur with a particular expertise in sales, marketing and partnerships which he has acquired over the course of his 17+ years in the healthcare industry.
Marissa Gomes – Marketing is her day job, and Marissa will leverage this expertise to help drive awareness of Give a Day Global. She is passionate about international travel and volunteering. She has enjoyed visiting 36 countries and found that her volunteering experience she had in Nicaragua made a lasting impact. Marissa wants other travelers to have the same types of poignant experiences.
Bre Johnson – Bre’s perfect world consists of travel and volunteer work. Majoring in Sociology and Anthropology set the template for her emphatic love of culture and understanding worldly interaction. She currently works for Cisco Meraki and is on the committee for the Bay Area Red Cross.
Brianne Kimmel – Brianne is a world traveling marketer with a passion for giving back. She has previously led global marketing initiatives at Orbitz Worldwide and Expedia Inc.
Catheline Leung – Catheline is a Bay Area native, digital marketer and supporter of social impact causes. In her free time, she loves discovering places near and far. Catheline is excited to share the GADG mission to all travelers!
Yan Liu – Yan is an avid traveler, supporter of good causes, and technology transactional attorney with 20+ years experience in Silicon Valley. He shares his travel and dining adventures on his blog, Perfect Outings.
Jane Martz – Jane is a seasoned travel advisor who firmly believes that travel is an experience that stays with you forever, as does the act of kindness through volunteering. Give a little, gain a lot!
William Mee – Will is a South African software engineer who combines love of travel with an appreciation for the way volunteering helps engage with the world; he’s done both most of his life, and combines them as much as possible.
Zanoon Nissar – Zanoon works in Social Responsibility at Google where she helps employees give back. Her favorite travel experiences include volunteering at a vocational school in the Amazon and at a brace & limb center in Bangladesh.
Mark Olsen – Mark is a senior Information Technology leader and has worked for multiple startups and corporations in diverse industries. He has a passion for building teams, innovation, travel, and volunteering.
Nate Richardson – Nate is a Web Developer and IT Consultant with a passion for helping others do what they love, better. Helping to enable change and good throughout the world is one of the most rewarding projects he feels lucky to take part in. He manages multiple businesses along with his day job, including a hosting company and a Photography, Design, and Web studio based out of Atlanta, GA.
Kathleen Ruffle – Kathleen is one of the original co-founders of Give A Day Global and served on the Board of Directors from 2013-2016. Her passion for making a difference began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana. She has volunteered in Rwanda through Open A Door Foundation and is currently a learning support specialist at the Bentley School in Oakland.
Smith Schwartz – Smith is a former museum experience designer and digital nomad. She currently lives in San Francisco and is an Interaction Designer at Say Media, building the future of web-based publishing.
Stephanie Scott – Stephanie is a seasoned nonprofit fundraiser and the Chief of Staff for the nonprofit Room to Read.
Danny Shapiro – Danny is a business analyst at an Oakland, CA-based charter school organization, and has previously taught middle school English and history at one of the organization’s schools. Before joining the education sector, Danny traveled, studied, and worked in international development and public policy in the US, EU, and Asia.
Mark Zafra – Mark is a leading procurement and sourcing expert for technology companies. He spent two years in the Peace Corps and has served on a number of nonprofit boards. He served on Give A Day Global’s Board of Directors in 2014, and joined the Advisory Board in 2015.
Maria Zhukowsky – Maria has volunteer recruitment experience for the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and is passionate about international volunteering and different cultures. In December 2015, she started helping Give A Day Global with volunteer coordination and has previously volunteered in South America.