Dean Cardinale is an avid mountain climber, outdoors enthusiast, and adventure lover. Founder of World Wide Trekking and President and Founder of Human Outreach Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, he has climbed and led expeditions to North America, Central America, Africa, Europe, South America, and the Himalayas, including summiting Mt. Everest in 2005.
HOP Program Director
Jill always had a passion for travel and the outdoors. After graduating from Clarkson University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, Jill spent many successful years working in industry before her entrepreneurial spirit got the better of her.
Cheri is a happy mother of three and native Utahan. She grew up exploring the mountains here in Utah, right in her own backyard. Throughout her childhood she loved summer camping trips with her family in the Uinta Mountains and other local adventures.
Jillian is a native of Lake Placid, NY. Living in the Adirondack region of New York is a unique and beautiful experience. Nestled within the 6 million acres of Adirondack Park, the region is home to countless natural wonders and stunning landscapes.
Mandy is our Finance Manager from Utah, who takes care of our budgeting, accounts payable, and receivable and helps coordinate our HOP funding.
Julie is a proud Mom & Utah native. She spent many years of her childhood camping and exploring some of the great trails and lakes Utah has to offer! One of her fondest places to visit and camp is Mirror Lake in the Uintah Mountains.
Mac Berg is a Utah native who has recently returned from the University of San Diego where he earned an Honors Degree in Philosophy and Peace & Justice Studies with a specialty in Environmental Philosophy.
Overseas Operations Managers
Board Member and Operations Manager
Raymond is a professional educator and integral leader of HOP efforts in Africa, with nearly 10 years experience in the African tourism industry. Ray oversees all operational and logistical details at the Kilimanjaro Kids Community and mentors the staff at the community.
Nepal Operations Manager/Guide
Geljen helps organize group treks, mountain climbs, and private tours for World Wide Trekking in Nepal and all of Asia. He has organized everything from Khumbu treks to expeditions to the top of the world. Geljen Sherpa is an Everest summiteer…
Peru Operations Manager/Guide
Rodolfo studied for three years C.E.A.M., an institution dedicated to the education of high mountain guides in Peru. After many years of working for American and European companies, Rodolfo started his own guiding service hosting groups regularly to Cordillera Blanca…
Chairman of the Board
James R. Farmer
Secretary & Board Member
James R. Farmer is Of Counsel with the Law Firm, Van Cott, where he specializes in commercial litigation and intellectual property law and counsels clients in a range of technical, including aerospace, mechanical, electrical…
Molly Keller serves on the HOP board and is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Lake Geneva Fresh Air Association. She is a founding member of the Advisory Council for Phillips Academy’s…
Phillip Levy M.D., M.P.H.
Sitting at the base of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, our office plays an essential role in the operation of HOP and its mission. HOP and World Wide Trekking share this space, which allows our resources to go further. As both companies’ operations have grown, so has our office. In 2019, we bought a property in Midvale, Utah as our new home base, our control center, our video studio, our storage, our vehicle prep station – it’s been a crucial improvement to continue smooth operations for all our projects. We run over two dozen international outreach projects, and two local outreach projects, reaching thousands of people’s lives through our efforts.