Where Travel Can Change the World

Deb Smucker

Deb’s love of travel and Latin American began during her college years in the 80s. She traveled to Costa Rica as part of a study abroad program through Goshen College. During her 4 months stay she lived with a local family, studied Spanish and volunteered at a rural nutrition center.

After college Deb returned to Latin America as often as possible – traveling for a year from Tijuana to Argentina, leading high school volunteer groups in Ecuador and Costa Rica for several summers,directing a summer teaching internship program for college students in Ecuador, and finally joining EcoTeach in 1999.

Deb has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and an M.A. in Student Development Administration from Seattle University in Seattle.

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Greg Enright

With over 26 years as a junior high school art teacher, Greg Enright knows firsthand how to motivate and inspire students.

Greg has worked with EcoTeach since its inception in 1995, helping to create exciting, environmentally responsible, hands-on activities and experiences for group participants. Today Greg frequently travels to Costa Rica, working with guides and scouting new venues while coordinating with group leaders throughout the US.

Greg lives in Poulsbo, Washington with his wife Judi, a 3rd grade teacher and has two grown children.

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Liz Wall

Liz dreamed of traveling throughout her childhood, and realized those dreams in college, spending a semester living with a family and studying in Copenhagen, Denmark and the summer travelling throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia. After graduating college, Liz spent a summer living and working in Glacier National Park, Montana. Travel remains a priority, and trips have taken her to Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Europe and throughout North America. She’s a big fan of epic road trips, and takes them as often as possible!

Prior to joining EcoTeach full-time in early 2016, Liz spent 25 years in the nonprofit sector providing direct services to runaway and homeless youth, completing community-based needs assessments, consulting on affordable housing, and working in nonprofit administration. Liz has a BA in Social Sciences from Simons Rock of Bard College and an MSW from the University of Washington School of Social Work.

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Jami Armstrong

Jami discovered international travel in high school through her German Studies.  Since 1996 she has lived and traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Central America. Somewhere along this journey she paired her travel with service and social justice.

The past decade she has primarily worked in the non-profit world, with various populations and in places such as Denver, Washington DC, the remote Cascades of Washington State and most recently, Guatemala.  She spent most of 2008 in Guatemala as a human rights volunteer and was then able to travel throughout Central America. Among her stops was Parismina, Costa Rica, where she caught the eggs of a green sea turtle and developed a lifelong connection to this amazing creature as well as Costa Rica.

Jami has a B.A. in psychology and German from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and an MSW with an international focus from the University of Denver.

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Stephanie Hall

Inspired by the amazing stories stories from EcoTeach tour participants and exposed to the importance of sea turtle conservation at the Save the Turtles auctions in Seattle,WA Stephanie Hall joined the EcoTeach team in January 2008.

After graduating from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Communications, Stephanie began working as a Fundraising Coordinator for the United Way of King County in Seattle. Following the United Way, she went to work for AT&T Wireless Services in community relations. She spent 11 years at AT&T Wireless Services and held positions in marketing product management, account sales and sales management.

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