Naomi Rothenberg
Co-Chair, Alumni

Naomi has been involved with Global Visionaries for several years. She traveled as a first-year participant in 2015, continued with GV as an Advanced Leadership Participant in 2016 and also came back in 2019 as a summer programs intern before joining the Board in 2020.

Seth Parent
Co-Chair

Seth joined the board in December 2019 and serves as in-house Corporate Counsel to Talking Rain Beverage Company, a local Pacific Northwest sparkling water company (and the makers of Sparkling Ice!). He also serves as a volunteer attorney for the Eastside Legal Assistance Program’s Domestic Violence Impact Project.

Roger Kastner
Vice Chair

Roger Kastner is passionate about enabling leaders and teams to achieve greater success by helping them raise the caliber of their people and project leadership skills. Roger brings over 20 years of experience in Organizational Development and Project Management as a consultant, instructor, and facilitator.

Ryan McDonald
TREASURER

Ryan is a long-standing supporter and board member for Global Visionaries and is currently serving as the Board Treasurer. Ryan works as the Finance Group Manager for CFS Finance Business Intelligence at Microsoft and lives with his family in West Seattle.

Adelaide Drury
ALP Participant and Historian/Secretary

Adelaide Drury is a Senior in High School and has been a participant of Global Visionaries since 2019. As someone who has been involved with GV throughout the course of the past few years, Adelaide is committed to the role of being Historian/Secretary and to her involvement in the ALP Program.

Rachel Clagett
ALP Participant and Board Member

Rachel is currently a Junior at Shorewood High school and joined the board in Fall 2021 after her summer immersion trip that summer. She is passionate about working with fellow youth to work towards a just and more sustainable future. She is a proud bi-racial student who is interested in science and engineering but is invested in social justice and equity in her community. 

Aubrey Spielholz
ALP Participant and Board Member

Aubrey Spielholz is a Senior at Seattle Academy and has been a part of Global Visionaries for 3 years. She believes in the mission of GV because it aligns with her own values, to maintain and promote global connections through youth leadership and empowerment.

Crystal Goodwin
Board Member

Crystal is a certificated bilingual educator with experience in teaching within elementary, middle and high schools. She also has her TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) which allowed her to contract a position with The Ministry of Education as an English Teacher in Colombia. Once there, she received supplementary training from UNICA (La Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana) as a foreign language teacher. In the States, she received her Master's Degree. 

Sonia Morales
Board Member
Dr. Morales Osegueda worked for almost sixteen years with Washington State University Extension as a Diversity Specialist and Family and Youth Development Tenure Faculty. She has been a grant evaluator, consulting and training services in environmental and agricultural education, community development, culture competency, curriculum and skills development. Dr. Morales has published articles in skills development, youth and volunteerism development, STEM, cultural diversity, and crop breeding. Finally, she has provided professional presentations at the state, national, and international levels.
Emmanuel Ogbeide
Board Member

Manny joined the Board in 2020. He currently works as the Senior Business Analyst, Infrastructure Supply Chain & Procurement Analytics (ISCAP) for Amazon Web Services.

Mila Paige
Alumni and Board Member

Mila is a English Language Learner teacher and Department Head at a high school in South Seattle. She traveled with Global Visionaries as a participant in 2007 and returned as a trip leader in 2021. Upon her return, she was excited at the opportunity to join GV’s board of directors and continue working to support the program.

Andrea Tobon
Board Member

Andrea Tobon joined the Board in 2021 and currently works in finance at Amazon. Born in Colombia, Andrea has a passion for working with cultural exchange programs in Central America.

Taylor Stephens
Board Member
Taylor joined the board in 2021. Taylor is passionate about youth, social justice, and being of service to others. She is an experienced Licensed Real Estate Broker with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Currently, she runs her own Real Estate business in the Greater Seattle Area.