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Traidhos Barge Program

Staff Profiles

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Our teaching and administrative staff are a mixture of Thai and foreign outdoor educators. All teaching staff are university educated naturalists, scientists and teachers. To continue to offer the highest quality programs possible, our staff use every opportunity to develop themselves through training workshops, seminars and conferences. 

All of our staff support the education of all program participants. The comprehensive nature of any education program with Traidhos Barge Program means that all members of our staff play a role in the education of any person who participates in our program. 

We are committed to role modelling ecologically sustainable practices by instituting policies and systems that are energy/waste efficient and environmentally sensitive.

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Lynda Rolph

Head of Barge Program

Hello, my name is Lynda and I am from the UK. My experience in environmental sustainability stems from a love of nature and the outdoors and from many years working with Barge Program. I graduated from university with an education degree and spent subsequent years teaching in a London classroom. After some voluntary work in Thailand, I returned to work in the outdoor classroom, to excite and inspire students to make sustainable choices in their own lives. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with and learning from others. I am love having the forest, river or beach as my workplace.

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Miza (Nipaphon Leacher)

Environmental Educator

U Doo Thong Ma!

Hello I am Miza. I come from Chiang Rai, the northern most province of Thailand.

I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in English Program.

 I was born in the countryside and grew up in a city of mountains. This made me love to travel and live with nature. I completed an internship with Traidhos Camp 2 years ago. It inspired me to learn more about environmental sustainability.

 

After I graduated from university. I have worked in an International School and did a lot of activities. I  love to join outdoor activities and to challenge myself, so I decided to be a life long learner and develop my knowledge with Barge Program.

 I am here to learn and share about the natural environment.

I am excited and look forward to seeing you so that hopefully we can join together and enjoy learning together! 

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Betty (Syuan-Yu Chen)

Environmental Educator

Ni Hao! I am Betty. I come from Taiwan. My major is hospitality and tourism so basically, I love to travel and live in different countries, and also trying local food is one of my favourite hobbies.

Before working on the Barge Program, I worked in an elephant friendly place and it inspired me to learn more about environmental sustainability. I loved working with Barge Program for 4 years. Now I prepare many of the journals that you will use on your trip.

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Arm (Atsadawut Arunchote)

Environmental Educator

Sawatdee Krab. My name is Arm. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English for International Communication. I love to learn about the natural environment, outdoor activities and travelling. I like the way Barge Program introduces sustainable practices. I hope to share this with you and do wonderful things  for our beautiful world.

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Gabe

Environmental Educator

Hi everyone, my name is Gabe. 

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Or ( Godchaporn Chairuangsook)

Logistics Secretary

Hello, my name is Or and I'm from Mae Taeng district, the beautiful, attractive district in Chiang Mai. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business English, Tourism for my high vocational certificate.

I love to deal with people, planning and preparing  carefully that leads to a successful outcome on the trip.

I feel proud when groups are happy with their trips and students understand more about sustainability.

Come and join us to learn more about environmental sustainability.

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Pichit (Pichit Tonglueam)
 

Captain/Ko Kret Learning Centre Caretaker

Pichit has worked with the Barge since its first journeys working his way up from crewman to Captain. When he is not navigating the Chao Phraya, Pichit enjoys reading.

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Pat (Supat Passada)

Crewmen/Ko Kret Learning Centre Maintenance

Hi everyone, my name is Pat. Previously I worked as a factory driver, but now I enjoy the freedom and independence of working at the Barge Program. I love to play with my daughter in my free time. And my favorite food is Somtum (Thai papaya salad). I am from Buriram province.

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Peet (Chaiwat Boonsom)

Crewmen/Ko Kret Learning Centre Maintenance

 I like driving my motorbike and swimming in the river. I like the color red and teaching students how to cook. I am a qualified life saver. It is interesting to work on the Chao Phraya River.

Our core education team is supported by energetic and enthusiastic volunteers during busy periods. If you would like to join the team as a seasonal volunteer or are looking for full time employment, please contact us!

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