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Jeff Smith

Data Manager and Relationship Builder
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Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

My Role with SpaceShare
I’m lucky to have been involved with the SpaceShare team since July 2008. Since then I’ve been able to see SpaceShare grow into an organized cohesion of dedicated people working together from different corners of the earth. In the beginning I was focused mostly on re-organizing our database and I continue to keep watch over that. My greatest focus now is polishing and promoting our Green Events Guide, which I believe is a strong tool enabling event planners and travelers to go greener. I will also be continuing conversations with SpaceShare site users after their events, to build on our relationships and improve services.

Professional Background
Upon graduating with an Environmental Engineering degree, I set out to find work in the non-profit and ‘NGO’ sectors that focussed on improving the planet and carefully managing our human impact. This ultimately led me to Thailand, where I’ve worked as a projects manager for Elephant Nature Foundation since 2005. My largest project here at the moment is leading teams of foreign volunteers working with local communities to develop a 2000 acre elephant sanctuary in Surin Province.