Global Network

Before the wheels leave the tarmac, there is a huge support network that keeps Global Perspectives going:

Jessica Diggens

Jessica Diggens

Teacher

After completing the first trip to Sri Lanka, Jessica is ready for a second adventure. A natural fit to the program, her role is to help coordinate the hotels, flights and some of the red tape. On to Bhutan!

Natasha Seminutin

Natasha Seminutin

Teacher

Joanna Thomsing

Joanna Thomsing

Teacher

An accomplished traveller herself, she is a Math and French teacher at Richmond High. Joanna deals with all the medical aspects of the program. She investigates the health conditions of the country before we leave and educates the group based on her findings. She handles all the in-country medical concerns including first aid. Bhutan will be Joanna’s 9th trip with Global Perspectives including the Grad Trip to Nigeria in July 2011.

Don Furugori

Don Furugori

Teacher

A Math teacher at Richmond Secondary, he understands what hard work is all about. Don’s role is to liaison with the local contractors on the worksite as the construction of our project unfolds.  India will be Don’s 6th trip (Paraguay, Samoa, Nigeria Grad Trip and Sri Lanka, Fiji Grad Trip – July 2014, Bhutan).

Roman Hammerschimdst

Roman Hammerschimdst

Teacher

Roman has been involved with Global Perspectives for many years. Bhutan will be his 10th Global Perspectives trip. A Geography and Physical Education teacher, Roman brings a vast array of knowledge and experience to the program.

Tony Harris

Tony Harris

Technical Volunteer

A past Richmond High Grad who volunteers his time to help manage the website. He is responsible for all technical aspects of the program, including technical support on field computers & equipment. India will be Tony’s 8th year in the Global Perspectives program. Colts to Fiji Grad Trip 2014 was Tony’s first trip. Tony has over 7 years of experience in the IT industry and now works with KPMG LLP as a Cyber Security consultant.

Kevin Matheny

Kevin Matheny

Teacher, Coordinator

India will be Kevin’s 17th international project. He ran the Global Perspectives program in another school district before going overseas to teach. After living in Hong Kong for four years, he returned to Richmond High School in 2006 where he took over the program. He oversees the program and coordinates with all the support network to make the trips as worthwhile for the students as possible.