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Abram Bicksler

Director

Abram completed his undergraduate studies at Taylor University, where he was first exposed to environmental science and missions and became excited about how agricultural development can be used in conjunction with the Gospel. Abram finished his M.S. and Ph.D in sustainable agriculture at the University of Illinois, where he also met his wife, Becca. Together in 2009, they moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where Abram worked as an instructor at ISDSI (International Sustainable Development Studies Institute), and began to coordinate research for the ECHO Asia Impact Center.

 
 
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Daniela Riley

Office Manager

Daniela (DJ) graduated from Texas Christian University in 2000 with a degree in Advertising. DJ first came to Asia in 2004 to serve among the people of Central Asia. Now living in Chiang Mai with her family of 4 since 2012, she completed her MBA in July 2017 focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability practices among companies in the coffee industry of Northern Thailand. DJ is passionate about holistic ministry among the people of Asia.

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Boonsong Thansrithong (Toh)

Agricultural Program Manager

Toh holds a B.S. in Agriculture from Mae Jo University and a M.S. in Agriculture Extension from Chiang Mai University. Before coming to ECHO, Toh worked with Partners Relief and Development and has done work with aid relief and development across the Thai-Burma border, including natural farming training. Toh joined ECHO in 2012. He and his wife live in Chiang Mai.

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Wenika Oimoon (Tak)

Tak is from Phayao, Northern Thailand. She has a degree in accounting from Payap University. Tak joined the ECHO Asia staff part-time in April of 2014 and also works for the Prosperous Youth Foundation. She has a passion for serving with Christian organizations in Thailand. Tak lives in Chiang Mai with her five dogs.

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Rattakarn Arttawuttikun (Wah)

Seed Bank Manager

Originally from Jamnoi village in Chiang Mai province, Wah holds a degree in management from Chiang Rai Rajaphat University. Before coming to ECHO in 2010, she worked at the Upland Holistic Development Project (UHDP) in Mai Ai, Chiang Mai province. Outside of working in ECHO's seed production plots and managing the seed bank's daily operations, Wah also likes to prepare (delicious!) food from forest ingredients.

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Kitichai Sampunsinkor (Chai)

Seed Production Manager

Chai is from Maejam in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. He studied plant science and holds a degree in Science / Agriculture Technology from Chiang Mai Rajaphat University. Before coming to work for ECHO Asia, Chai worked at the Upland Holistic Development Project and prior to that worked for Thailand's Royal Development Project. In his free time, Chai enjoys gardening, raising animals, and playing footbal.

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Yuwadee Danmalidoi (Paw)

Information and Quality Control Technician

Paw joined ECHO Asia staff in 2013 as the Information and Quality Control Technician. She is from Baan San Muang (A. Kanlayaniwatana, in Northern Thailand). Paw studied English Business as Rajaphat Univeristy in Chiang Mai. In the past, she worked at Compassion Thailand, where she did data management and reporting for their Children's Programs. In her free time, Paw enjoys playing guitar and listening to music. She can also often be seen driving her motorcycle through the countryside in Northern Thailand.

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Asang Siemrai (Sang)

Seed Bank Technician

Sang is from Huay Sai Khao village, Chiang Mai Province. Before coming to ECHO in 2010, he worked at an orphanage in Chiang Mai. He now lives in Mai Ai with his wife, Soi, and their three year old son. staff_Earth_web.jpg Chaiporn Siriraksook (Earth), Seed Bank Technician

Originally from Mae Om Soon village in Chiang Mai province, Earth has a degree in Livestock from San Paa Tong College. He joined ECHO Asia's seed bank staff in 2012.

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Chaiporn Siriraksook (Earth)

Seed Bank Technician

Originally from Mae Om Soon village in Chiang Mai province, Earth has a degree in Livestock from San Paa Tong College. He joined ECHO Asia's seed bank staff in 2012.

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Patrick Trail

Research & Technical Associate

Patrick is originally from Louisiana, but spent most of his growing-up years overseas. He lived in Rwanda, Mauritius, and Botswana before returning to the U.S. to begin university. After completing his undergraduate degree, he returned to Virginia Tech to complete a Master’s degree in Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, and worked on a Feed the Future project in Senegal. Patrick is also an International Certified Crop Advisor.

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Rose Chaitun

Administrative Assistant

Rose Chaitun is from a Christian family from Nan province, Thailand. She moved to Chiang Mai to attend Payap University, and graduated with a major in Philosophy – Religion and Theology. Now living in Chiang Mai for more than 20 years, she is married and has one daughter and one dog. She began working with ECHO Asia on July 2017. She and her family currently lead a church plant in their home and worship every Sunday with around 15-20 people.  Rose is so happy to with serve God with ECHO Asia and her ministry.