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Our Team


Natasha Wright


Natasha is the Founder and Executive Director of Chai for Charity. She created Chai to connect donors eager to invest in their community with nonprofits who are pouring their love and energy into advocating for the underserved.

Natasha's day job is managing executive development programs at Google, and leading Colorado's women@Google effort.. Natasha has been with Google for 13 years, and previously worked in the nonprofit affordable housing sector in Los Angeles where she also earned Sociology and Urban Planning degrees from UCLA. She and her husband are raising 3 small men in Lafayette, Colorado.

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Laura Stewart

Community Relations Manager

Laura leads the Community Relations efforts for Chai for Charity.  In this role, she oversees guest, charity and sponsor engagement. She is drawn to the work of Chai for Charity because it allows her to connect closely with people, and share her enthusiasm for the mission with the community at large.

Laura is a massage therapist by trade, and a former elementary school educator. She is a 3rd generation Coloradoan and has been actively involved in boosting local efforts for years.

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Jon Hric

Strategic operations manager

Jon is the Strategic Operations Manager at Chai for Charity. Originally from Philadelphia, Jon has spent the last 7 years living in Chicago, Boston and Thailand. During the day, Jon helps students get the opportunity to study sustainable development abroad. His passion for community development and gender equality started during his time teaching environmental justice in Thailand. During his free time, you might catch him playing ultimate frisbee, at the farmer’s market or in the ceramics studio.


Samichhya Thapa

Publicity manager

Samichhya manages Chai for Charity's Marketing and Publicity efforts. She's tasked with building Chai's brand awareness via social, print and digital media, and sourcing opportunities to share Chai's mission far and wide. Samichhya is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned her degrees in International Relations and Spanish. She's on a journey to link her love for language, communication and nature to make a positive impact in the world.

Chai Advisory Board

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Annie Bloj

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Becca Anzalone

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Jennifer Henderson


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