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Chris Baker
Founder – OneSeed Expeditions

Chris Baker

Chris has spent most of the last decade split between the US and Nepal. As a student at Yale University and the School for International Training (SIT), Chris conducted research in Kathmandu and throughout the Khumbu region surrounding Mt. Everest (he’ll do anything to get into the mountains). As a Fellow with Kiva.org, Chris worked closely with local microfinance institutions to document the work of small-scale entrepreneurs. A graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and a former President of the Yale Mountaineering Club,...

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Bishnu Thapa
Director of Guiding Operations

Bishnu Thapa

Originally from the Western region of Nepal, Bishnu Thapa leads guiding operations and logistics for OneSeed Nepal. A graduate of Tribhuvan University, she brings a unique background of research and mountain guiding experience to our team. While completing her thesis in Anthropology, Bishnu documented the challenges and opportunities faced by Nepal’s women guides. Bishnu has worked as a research assistant for the Cornell Nepal Study Program, Empowering Women of Nepal (EWN), and the US Peace Corps. As a mountain guide with over a decade of experience,...

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Tek Bahadur Dong
Director of Social Performance

Nepal native Tek Bahdur Dong completed his M.A. in Anthropology from the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University and received a Graduate Diploma in Social Science from Nepā School of Social Science and Humanities. He has worked as a research associate at Social Science Baha; a research fellow at the Social Inequality and Affirmative Action in South Asia Project, a consultant for ESP (DFID and The World Bank) and Interdisciplinary Analysts; and research assistant at the Cornell Nepal Study Program. He brings 14 years of experience in the Nepali travel industry. He is currently a program coordinator at MESO...

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Sally Ogilby
Head of Operations

Sally is originally from Pennsylvania but recently graduated from Colorado College where she studied Anthropology and Spanish. She first discovered One Seed while studying abroad in Nepal where she focused on development and social change and spent one month researching community radio. She loves trekking and has led trips throughout Colorado for the Outdoor Recreation Club at Colorado College as well as trips in the Sierras for 6th graders with Overland. Sally is victim to the ‘travel bug’ having also spent time exploring Argentina, Bolivia, and Guatemala. She loves to dance, ski, and cook and is excited to join the...

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Sergio Nuñez
Country Director – Chile

Born and raised in Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Sergio spent his childhood in nature; horseback riding in the pampas or fishing in the rivers of Magallanes and Tierra del Fuego. After beginning his early studies in England he had to re-learn Spanish when he returned to Chile, bringing with him a strong Yorkshire accent paired with a Patagonian mumble. After finishing high school Sergio decided to stop playing rugby and get into the mountains, spending his summers as a full time guide in Torres del Paine and the surrounding region. At university, Sergio was President of the University of Magallanes Mountaneering...

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Marc Mitchell
Latin American Operations

Meet OneSeed’s Marc Mitchell: paperwork ninja and slayer of bureaucracy. After having spent a year in Bogotá, Colombia researching corporate social responsibility in Colombia’s mining sector and having spent two years as a Teach For America CM, Marc Mitchell joined the OneSeed Expeditions Team in Chile. He is currently an MBA Candidate at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and manages OneSeed’s Latin American expansion. Marc is OneSeed’s direct contact with Start-Up Chile, the Chilean Government’s Start-up Incubator for which OneSeed has been selected. Marc speaks Spanish and gets it done like no other.

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