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.

Jimmy Brazelton
Managing Director

Jimmy is a passionate advocate for the power of cultural exchange. Having spent more than 20 years in intercultural education, including university international offices and organizations of all sizes, he is excited to be leading the incredible GeoVisions team.

Katie Porter
Director of Recruitment

Katie has passion for cultural exchange and a resume abundant 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!

Jamie Banjak
Director of Program Management

Jamie’s background is rich in cultural exchange, having worked with participants, communities, stakeholders and even as a host company employer herself! She’s a Southern outdoor girl who can be found on beaches, kayaks, and hiking trails or lounging around with her dogs. Jamie loves travel, eating, and exploring her way around the world!

Dr. Deborah Russell
Director of Education

Deborah has a passion for teaching and learning with over 30 years of experience in the field of education. She loves meeting new people, exploring new places, and feels that travel as the ultimate learning experience.

Eleanor Tetreau
Senior Program Manager

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!

Hannah Gilman
Intern and Trainee Program Lead

Hannah has experience studying and teaching abroad and loves to expand her perspectives, not only through travel and cultural exchange, but also through books. She is an avid reader and Boston Bruins hockey fan – true to her New England roots.

Berkay Akcay
Compliance Coordinator

Originally from Turkey, Berkay was able to participate in J1 programs multiple times while he was student. He loves meeting people and learning new things about the world and is proud to be working in cultural exchange.

Stasy Deaver
Program Manager

Stasy participated in J-1 programs as a student and it changed her life forever. Originally from Ukraine, she moved to the United States with the purpose of advocating for cultural exchange. Her goal is to help raise a new generation of leaders through J-1 programs all over the world. In her off time, she can be found traveling locally or exploring the skies as a pilot-in-training.

Carlos Company
Business Management Trainee

Carlos loves entrepreneurship since he believes that companies are the engine of everything that surrounds us, in addition to making life better for others. Originally from Spain, he has worked on interesting projects around the world, including managing diverse teams and developing new products. Exploring new places and meeting new people are some of his favorite things to do in his free time.

Alushca Botha
Partner Account Manager

After 5 years of travelling and working in the cruise industry, Alushca found her next adventure in the cultural exchange program. She resides in Cape Town, South Africa and loves to stay connected to the world in her role. She loves outdoors, running and staying fit.