HOP Program Director
Jill always had a passion for travel and the outdoors. 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 and she sought out her dream job in hospitality.
HOP Program Coordinator
Olivia was introduced to travel at a young age by her family. She grew up in Utah and has spent a significant amount of time outside, on the water and in the mountains camping. Olivia has a BS in Communications…
HOP Program Coordinator
Justice grew up hiking the mountains of Utah and exploring the beautiful landscapes. She is a current student at the University of Utah studying political science with an emphasis in community development and non-profit leadership.
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.