MEET OUR TEAM
Born into a farmers family in Betali, Nepal, Raj understands the challenge of not having access to many of the things that we in North America take for granted: quality education, health facilities, electricity, running water etc. With love from his family and financial support from three foreigners, Raj was able to complete his schooling in Darjeeling, India. The individuals who supported Raj: Dr Luis, Nuria and Mario, are his hero's, and instilled in him the value of social work. Giving back is an important part of Raj's life. He started doing that as soon as he moved to Abu Dabi and began earning money - and he hasn't stopped. Raj feels that all human beings on this planet are created equal. And ALL have a right to live a beautiful life and be happy. Co-founding the Mountains of Relief project is a dream come true for him.
Mar 16, 2016
Sherrill Meropoulis spent the last 30 years working for Parks Canada in Jasper National Park where she received the CEO's Award of Excellence in her role as Aboriginal Liaison. She was the founder and Artistic Director of the Jasper Heritage Folk Festival (1985-2000) and has worked with indigenous peoples, volunteers and the non-profit sector. Organizing special events small and large is in her DNA. Sherrill's happiest when serving others so helping to guide Mountains of Relief fundraising efforts suit her perfectly! She imagines a world where people open their hearts and extend their hands to those beyond their circle.
Jul 5, 2016
Devi Karki is from Betail VDC in Nepal. Her dedication to relief work and prior NGO Supervisory experience make Devi a key member of our organization's management team. Devi is Mountains of Relief's key spokesperson and liaison with municipal leaders and local government.
Mar 16, 2016
Chanika was raised in the rural village of Kavre, Nepal. She trained as a tailor to help support her family before joining Sindu Surgical, where she worked in accounts. Chanika studied nursing in Fulchoki Nursing College until she was called home to care for ailing family members. Empowering women in education is important to Chanika. She is now giving her precious time to Mountains of Relief in the capacity of Community Liaison. She is an invaluable member of the MOR team!
Mar 16, 2016
Arun was born in Kavre, Nepal. He was raised by his mother after his father left the family when Arun was a young child. His family's challenges during his early years motivated him to become involved in the social sector. Arun has worked as a social mobilizer in Surya- Udoya Sewa-Samuha and at Heart Nepal, a Nepalese NGO. He is currently a Bachelor of Commerce student and is working as Mountains of Relief's Field Manager.
Mar 28, 2016
Suresh was born in Kushadevi, Nepal, one days travel from Lisakhani, where the Mountains of Relief school is being built. A business studies graduate of Tribhuvan University, Suresh is actively involved in his home communities village development program in the area of road construction and other development programme. Suresh is currently working as a trucking owner and truck driver.
Mar 16, 2016?
Fraser is from one of Canada's wild places - Whitehorse, Yukon. A man of many interests and talents: singer, podcast host, train conductor, innkeeper, zoologist, hockey player, and all around outdoorsman, Fraser's has also worked with Special Olympics and the elderly. His enthusiasm for the Mountains of Relief project moved him to get involved in direct actions to support a need - the rebuilding of a much needed school in Lisakhani, Nepal.
AJ is a Graphic Designer from New Zealand and currently resides in Jasper, Alberta. She has recently joined our team to help redesign our website and keep it up to date.
October 28, 2017
Sean fell in love with the country of Nepal in 2014 while making the trek to see Mt. Everest.
He joined Mountains of Relief in 2016 when he dedicated his bike ride down the Pacific Coast for the NGO.
His goal was to fundraise and build awareness about the Nepal earthquake and its effect on the Nepali people.
Sean also had the privilege of playing volleyball with the students of Lisakhani in 2018.
We would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the following people for all the love and support that they have given the Mountains of Relief project
Ripu bahadur ghimire
Bhim Kumari Ghimire
kevin & Christy VANDENBORRE
Baikuntha Prasad Acharya
Cara Lynn Zazenchuk