Rachel Colburn has been a part of the non-profit world for over seven years starting with the Hoops For Kids program she co-founded. The idea was to successfully impact the at-risk youth community in Netanya, Israel through the sport of basketball and the local professional basketball team, Barak Netanya. The program has grown in so many positive ways since its fruition and has expanded into other cities like Tel Aviv, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Katzrine.
David’s vision and leadership has led Amir since its founding. As Amir’s founding Executive Director, he helped build the organization’s scalable model for garden and farm-based education. While at Washington University in St. Louis earning his B.A. in Philosophy, David received the Stern Social Change Grant award and was named a Truman Scholar finalist for his work with Amir. David is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of California - Davis.
Yan is the Chief Local Advisor at Firestarter, a Houston-based firm that focuses on active management of charitable portfolios and strategic project development. He graduated from Rice University with B.A. degrees in Mathematics and Economics. After spending time working in money management and as a technology consultant, his present role combines his professional experiences with a passion for nonprofit work.
Alex has been with Amir since shortly after its founding, and has worn a variety of hats throughout its development. As Operations Coordinator, Alex provides support for the financial, administrative, and human resources needs of the organization.
Max has worked as a Farmer and Farm Manager at Camp Louise, and has previously assisted in Amir’s recruitment efforts. Max manages Amir’s social media and other communications efforts.
Jaclyn has worked with Amir in a variety of capacities, serving as a Farmer and Farm Manager for Camp Young Judea Sprout Lake, and as a facilitator at Amir’s Training Seminar. As Director of Education, Jaclyn is applying her years of experience as a farm, outdoor, and environmental educator to update and enhance Amir’s curriculum.
Nikki has been involved with Amir since 2013, spending two years as a Farmer at Ramah California, serving as the Farm Manager at Louise in 2015, and the Lead Mentor in summer 2016. As Amir’s Recruitment Coordinator and Program Advisor, Nikki is working to bring exceptional Farmers into our community and find new ways to improve our program.
Stef has been farming with Amir since 2013, as a Farmer, then Mentor, and now as the Program Director. Stef is responsible for all aspects of Amir’s summer programming, from interviewing and placing Farmers, to meeting with our Directors to help their their vision become reality.