Victoria Lynden, Founder & CEO
I dedicate this to my mother Cissi Maillot. She has been the driving force in my life. She has always instilled the true sense of spirit, not only in me, but in everyone she meets. The original definition of Global Community would be my mother’s motto – as she not only spoke of, but her actions showed that everyone is important. It does not matter your race, gender, status – the comprehensive theory is simple – everyone has value, and ADDS value to our life. It is my hope that I and each member of the company can emulate the path of my mother, help you experience life with passion, add value to your life and show you how you can be a light to all those from diverse backgrounds you will encounter.
James Bell, President
Hometown: Airdrie, Scotland
A native of Scotland, he’s traveled and lived overseas for most of his adult life. He speaks fluent Danish, and settled in the USA in 2003.
When he’s not working: trying out new languages – currently “trying” Hebrew.
Never been, but would love to go to: the Australian outback.
Countries visited: way too many to list – every continent but Antarctica.
Heather MacLaren, Managing Program Director
Hometown: Ventura, California
When not working you can find me: beaming with pride over my two daughters, keepin’ it real as a dedicated mom and wife, doing anything outdoors, simply to be outside and sharing the joy of salsa music with my husband on the dance floor.
Never been, but would love to go to: CUBA, Madagascar, Brazil and why not Columbia? Oh, and Vietnam please.
Countries visited: Canada, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, England, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Russia, Greece, Corfu, Israel, Egypt, Thailand, China, Martinique
Hillary Wright, International Programs Manager
Hometown: Ponca City, Oklahoma
When not working you can find me: going to a yoga class, playing outside with my dog, trying out new restaurants, or enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine around town with friends
Never been but would love to go: Spain, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Thailand
Bennett Lane, Program Coordinator
Hometown: Houston, Texas
When not working you can find me: Doing any outdoor activity, playing music or going to concerts with friends, eating at local dives and watching good movies.
Never been, but would love to go to:Southeast Asia
Countries visited: Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, and Portugal.
Sadie Cornelius, Marketing Manager
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
When not working you can find me: watching a documentary, at a UT sporting event, at a concert or having a glass of wine on a patio
Never been, but would love to go to: United Arab Emirates or India
Countries visited: Japan, Spain, Germany, Mexico, France, Switzerland, UK, Belgium, Morocco, Italy, Moldova, Ukraine
Eduard Sanchis Cabanes, Graphic Designer
Hometown: Genoves, Spain
When not working you can find me:Traveling, taking pictures around the city, listening music, watching a movie, reading a book or magazine in home or enjoying and talking with my partner and good friends.
Never been, but would love to go to:Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, Nepal, Kenia and Argentina.
Countries visited: The United States, Iceland, Germany, England, Portugal, France, Italia, Switzerland, Nederland and Andorra.
Ana Marisa Militano, Director of Human Resources
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
When not working you can find me: Walking around downtown or Lady Bird Lake, enjoying a cup of coffee and filling my sweet tooth in my neighborhood coffee shop, learning how to Tango or appreciating the day with my friends and family.
Never been, but would love to go to: Brazil, Peru, Greece, Italy, or Brazil
Countries visited: Argentina, England, Mexico, Moldova, and Turkey
Nery Gracia, Executive Assistant
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
When not working you can find me: reading a good book, watching an independent film, riding my bike, or practicing boxing
Never been, but would love to go to: Greece and Brazil
Countries visited: Chile, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, and some of the most beautiful towns, cities, and beaches in Mexico
Marie, Marketing Intern
Hometown: Gainesville, FL & Atlanta, GA
When not working you can find me: Roaming around the UT campus, or at a dog park.
Never been, but would love to go to: Torres del Paine, Chile & Driving the Alaska-Canadian Highway
Countries visited: Greece, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan, Thailand, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica