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Avery Louise Bang

CEO

Avery believes that every person has a right to safe access—and she has built an innovative, scalable approach to act on that belief. Since joining B2P as a volunteer in 2006, Bang has developed a scalable model to ensure safe year-round access to schools, markets and health clinics through...
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Maria Gibbs

Operations and Research Coordinator

Maria Gibbs graduated from Duke University where she studied civil engineering with a focus in structures. She is currently pursuing a PhD in civil engineering at Notre Dame doing research on long span bridge aeroelasticity. Maria became interested in bridge design her freshman year when she joined...
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Abbie Noriega

Development Director

Abbie believes that all people should have access to education, employment, and basic healthcare, and that bridges have the power to provide that access to thousands of isolated communities throughout the world. As Development Director, Abbie works with Bridges to Prosperity’s contributing...
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Robyn Long

Director of Grants & Administration

Robyn is a native of Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She transplanted to Virginia in 2005 with her husband, Brian, where she raises her two children, Carter and Allyson. Robyn graduated from Washington State University with a BS in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Robyn began her...
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Thomas Bang

Staff Engineer

While completing a degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Iowa, Thomas served as the President of Iowa's Engineers Without Borders Chapter and helped start a University of Iowa/ EWB project in Ghana. Thomas also served as the Project Manager for the University of Iowa Chapter of...
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Mairi Stanners

Bridge Corps Fellow

Mairi developed a passion for international development after completing a project with Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness in Nepal in 2008.  During her time in Nepal she realized that an industry skill set would be hugely beneficial and subsequently spent the next four years pursuing...
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Tami Meier

CPA, Accounting Manager

After graduating from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, Tami moved to the Denver area where she began her career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen and KPMG. She later worked in Accounting & Financing in the Hospitality and Oil & Gas...
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Neave Schmitt

Development & Special Events Coordinator

Neave grew up in Hudson, Ohio and Duxbury, Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Strategic  Communications with minors in Tourism Studies and Business Administration. She started with B2P as the Special Events intern in 2013, and has expanded her interests to...
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Ryan McFarlin

Graphic Designer

Ryan is currently in his last semester at MSU Denver studying Communication Design, with a minor in Psychology. He joined the B2P team as a graphic design intern in early 2014. After graduation he hopes to continue his passion for design and traveling while teaching abroad with the Peace...
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Nick Arnold - Software Developer

Nick Arnold

Software Developer

Born and raised in Illinois, Nick has always been interested in how things work and how they can be made better, leading him to pursue a career in software development. He received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and subsequently enrolled in graduate courses to...
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Zoe Pacciani

Director of Operations

Zoe joined Bridges to Prosperity at its inception as photographer and Project Coordinator of the Sebara Dildi, Ethiopia bridge project in 2002. Zoe has dedicated most of the last 13 years to the organization’s goals bringing her family with her. She has trained in Nepal and has managed programs...
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Brandon Johnson

Program Manager, Nicaragua

Brandon is from a suburb of Portland, Oregon.  After receiving a BS in Civil Engineering, Brandon attended Oregon State University and performed research repairing concrete bridges while earning an MS in Civil Engineering. After school, Brandon moved to Denver, Colorado to climb mountains, run...
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Jake Moriarty

Program Manager, Panama

Jake was born and raised in Watertown, Connecticut.  He graduated from Green Mountain College with a BS in Public Policy and Human Sciences.  Throughout University he spent several summers in Guatemala volunteering with humanitarian organizations to provide education and medical care to...
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Tyler Welsh

Program Manager, Haiti

Tyler is from Blacksburg, a southwestern town in Virginia, where he enjoyed outdoor activities of all kinds. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2011. There are many experiences that helped Tyler to develop his passion for service, including inner city mission trips,...
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Katie Lovvorn

Program Coordinator, Nicaragua

Katie is originally from Colorado, but has spent most of her life in California.  She graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and a M.A. degree in Political Science.  During graduate school she began her career in the International Development world; working for a variety of...
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Clemente Guarachi

Construction Manager, Bolivia

Clemente Guarachi was born and raised in the department of La Paz, Bolivia. He is married and has two daughters attending university and a younger son in high school. Clemente worked for many years weaving fabrics in clothing factories. About 15 years ago, Clemente started working as a mason and is...
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Etienne Mutebutsi

Construction Manager, Rwanda

Etienne Mutebutsi was born in 1989 in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where he grew up with seven brothers and sisters.  Etienne came to Rwanda in 2004 where he continued his secondary school at École Technique Officielle Gitarama.  Etienne performed well and won a scholarship to...
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Damascene Ntaganira

Construction Manager, Rwanda

Damascene Ntaganira was born in 1977 in the southern province of Rwanda where he grew up with 4 brothers and 1 sister. Now he is married with 4 girls. He attended primary school in Rwanda and he studied construction and carpentry for three years at Maranatha Technical School in the Democratic...
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Evariste Mushakashatsi

Technical Supervisor, Rwanda

Evariste Mushakashatsi was born in 1989 in the southen province of Rwanda where he grew up with 3 sisters and a brother. Evariste studied in Rwanda and in secondary school took classes in construction at the Ecole Technique Officielle Gitarama. Evariste won a scholarship to pursue his university...
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