personal INTERESTS

Founder and Director

NUMANCIA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
AKLAN, PHILIPPINES
project web site

Established a public lending library in a remote part of the Philippines. Managed and performed all necessary tasks including formation of a California Public Benefit Corporation, grassroots fundraising, coordination with local Philippine government, staff hiring, book purchases, solicitation of book donations, bookkeeping and ongoing management. The library began operation in early 1998 and today continues to thrive and grow.



Founding Core Team Staff Member

ETHICAL TRAVELER
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA
ethicaltraveler.org

Ethical Traveler is the first grass-roots alliance uniting adventurers, tourists, travel agencies, and outfitters everyone who loves to travel, and sees travel as a positive force in the world. ET empowers travelers to use their collective economic power to strengthen human rights and protect the environment.



Board Member

BURMESE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
ALBANY, CALIFORNIA
badasf.org

BADA is a San Francisco Bay Area based non-profit organization advocating democracy and freedom for the people of Burma.



Volunteer Tutor

NHI DONG HOSPITAL
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

March 1993

Tutored staff doctors in the use of personal computers.



Independent Travel

2 months in Southeast Asia
December 2004 - February 2005
Thailand, Burma, The Philippines

2 months in West Africa
December 2003 - February 2004
Mali and Mauritania

4 months in Southeast Asia
Spring 2002 - Winter 2002/2003
Thailand, Burma, The Philippines

14 months Around the World
April 1999 - June 2000
North Africa, West Africa, Middle East, India, China

10 months in Southeast Asia
January 1993 - November 1993
The Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos

7 months in East/Southeast/South Asia
November 1986 - June 1987
Thailand, Burma, India, Nepal, Japan, South Korea