Leadership

Andrea Bouch

Andrea Bouch

Executive Director

Andrea has spent her career exploring social impact and sustainable development while working in microfinance, impact investing, philanthropy, education, and tech. Andrea traveled with Rustic Pathways as a high school student in 1997 and has since visited 50+ countries. She holds an MBA in nonprofit management…Read more

Rachel Darroch

Rachel Darroch

Coordinator

Rachel joined the Rustic Pathways Foundation in 2014. She holds a degree in children’s books illustrations and religious studies from the University of Findlay. An accomplished photographer and painter, Rachel sells her work at local art shows. When not at work, Rachel loves to explore new places and…
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Board of Directors

Jessemin Sheyda-Losick (President)

Jessemin Sheyda-Losick

Board President

Jessemin is the senior director of programs for Sustainable Travel International and the founder of the Rustic Pathways Foundation. A sustainable tourism specialist with 12 years international experience in planning, developing, and managing sustainable travel programs…

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Marcus Haymon

Marcus Haymon

Board Secretary
Project Manager- Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Marcus Haymon is a Project Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a strategy consulting firm focused on global development and innovation. At Dalberg, Marcus has completed projects in youth unemployment, mobile technology, financial services, …

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Oscar Hackett

Oscar Hackett

Board Treasurer
CFO – Rustic Pathways

A former Rustic Pathways student, Oscar “Oz” Hackett is currently serving as Rustic Pathways’ Chief Financial Officer. With extensive experience in finance, business, and law, Oz will help the Foundation streamline its finance and accounting operations, …

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Chris Stakich

Chris Stakich

CEO – Rustic Pathways

Since graduating from Harvard University in 2001, Chris Stakich spent the last 13 years working in the fields of education, travel, and community service. He believes that travel should be an essential part of every education, and that travel can be a model of sustainable development…

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Ann Fuller (Secretary)

Ann Fuller

Community Impact Committee Chair

Ann is the director of Global Community Partnerships at Rustic Pathways where she oversees community development and service initiatives in more than 15 countries. She also leads the organization’s sustainability efforts to ensure global operations effectively support community development…
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Hillary Proctor

Hillary Proctor

Director of Technical Services – Making Cents International

Hillary Proctor is an experienced youth and agriculture, youth enterprise, and livelihoods specialist with over twelve years of international experience providing assessment, project design, and capacity building services for USAID, foundations, …
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Laura Budzyna

Laura Budzyna

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Manager – International Development Innovation Network, MIT D-Lab

Laura is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager at the International Development Innovation Network (IDIN), headquartered at MIT D-Lab. She oversees IDIN’s efforts to measure successes, learn from stumbles, and use data to constantly improve its work…
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Robb Gibson

Robb Gibson

Product Manager – Cisco Systems

Robb Gibson is a Product Manager at Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in information technology. As a product manager Robb is responsible for developing business strategies and product innovations. Previously, he worked in strategy consulting at …
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Jamie Kobylinski (Treasurer)

Jamie Kobylinski

Travel Administrator – Rustic Pathways

A member of the Rustic Pathways community since 2007, Jamie Kobylinski uses her extensive knowledge of non-profit management to improve the day-to-day operations of the Rustic Pathways Foundation. Jamie holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University…
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Global Support Team

Alex Ball

Alex Ball

founder, Sacred Valley Project

A graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in international relations, Alex spends most of the year in Peru, where he oversees the Sacred Valley Project and helps to coordinate the growth and improvement of the dormitory…
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Juan Mayorga

Juan Mayorga

President, Peru Operations, Sacred Valley Project

Juan Mayorga was raised in Peru before moving to the United States to finish off his schooling and graduate studies. He received his BA in marketing at the University of Colorado, Boulder and received his MA in Teaching from…
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Yutthana Sangthiengnan

Yutthana Sangthiengnan “P’Yut”

General Manager, Rustic Pathways Children’s Home

A native of the Mae Sariang district, Yutthana has been managing the RPCH for the past 6 years. He brings passion in his love for his native area and works tirelessly to oversee all operations of the Base while still mentoring…
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Phensri Krasinsukson

Phensri Krasinsukson “P’Ae”

Teacher and Counselor, Rustic Pathways Children’s Home

A native of the Mae Sariang district, P’Ae has been a key member to the RPCH team for over 5 years. She serves as mentor, mother, auntie, teacher, counselor; just about every role possible, to the youth residing at RPCH…
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Wanalapa Loedbunlattana

Wanalapa Loedbunlattana “Nan”

Cook and house mother, Rustic Pathways Children’s Home

A native of the Mae Sariang district who attended Baan Rai School as a youth, Nan has been working at RPCH for almost 5 years. She serves a the head cook and house mother to all the students. She is great role model to…
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Roberto Escanio

Roberto Escanio

Monte Coca Community Champion

Roberto is a native of Monte Coca and strong and respected leader in the community. He has great pride in Monte Coca and is always looking for ways to improve it. As the former president of the neighborhood association…

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Epeli Toutou

Epeli Toutou

Nasivikoso Village School Manager

Epeli has been the first manager of the Nasivikoso Village School since it opened doors for classes in 2012. He is from Nasivikoso and was educated at Navosa Central College where he was a boarding student of…

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Sokhoeun Say

Sokhoeun Say

Project Coordinator, BSDA

Sokhoeun Say is a founding member of the BSDA (Buddhism for Social Development Action) and has played in integral role in it’s success since it was created back in 2005. Working as Program Officer….

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