Working Together to Realize a Dream

“We work together — not just as a team, but as a family, to leverage our collective passions, ideas, and diversity to bring greater value to you.”

Here’s a Glimpse of the People and Passions that Fuel Our Culture.

Heather MacLaren
Managing Director

Heather is passionate about her family, and is a travel enthusiast with an insatiable curiosity about people and cultures. She’s also a storyteller, cheerleader, and dancing fool.

Jules DeNizard
Director of Operations

Jules loves cultural exchange especially watching seeing participants from all over the world learn. Jules also loves to learn from them, which has taught him that, “we’re all globally in this together.”

Andrew Wdowiak
Operations and Compliance Coordinator

Andrew is proud to be working in cultural exchange! He gets great satisfaction from work that touches lives in a positive way, and thinks learning from people all across the globe is incredible.

Mallory Carpentier
Senior Regional Coordinator for the Western U.S.

Mallory enjoys traveling around the world and learning about other cultures and languages, trying to live and explore like a local. Stateside, she enjoys hiking mountains and exploring charming New England towns.

Katie Porter
Partner Relations Manager

Katie has passion for cultural exchange and a resume rich with international education. Katie advises people to travel as much and as far as you can, because she believes life is not meant to be lived in one place!

Jim Karp
Director of Business Development

Jim loves meeting people and learning new things about the world, so as a business development guru, he’s in the right role. Jim’s also a writer, a motorcycle mechanic, and a lover of world history. Jim’s a true renaissance man!

Eleanor Tetreau
Regional Account Coordinator-New England

Eleanor is a New England native and loves spending time locally with family and friends. She also loves exploring exciting locations abroad, so she understands travel as a passion!

Sarah Romac
Regional Coordinator

Sarah is a native New Englander and enjoy spending time with her family. Travel and learning are passions as is creating cultural exchange opportunities for others.

Rose Hunerwadel
Regional Coordinator for the South East

Rose loves to travel, learn, dance and believes cultural exchange programs create peace through understanding.

Katy Retherford
Director of Programs

Katy loves to travel, and when she can’t, she enjoys international cuisine, kayaking, enriching her vocabulary, filling her head with random facts, and expressing her creative side by making art.

Ty Law
Program Administrator

Ty is a kid from a small farm town in Ohio who enjoys noodles from Xi’an, hot pot from Chengdu, and stir-fried rice from Shanghai, China. Diplomacy, loyalty, and justice are his three core values that he pushes himself to live by every day.