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illumin8's Board of Directors

Meet The Team

Karyn Beckner is the Administrative Assistant and Teen Mentor for TawSaeng’s after-school children's program and community center in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  She and her husband, Aaron, have been leading TawSaeng for six years.  Before moving to Thailand with their three children, they lived and served in church ministry in Arkansas for over 20 years.  Karyn has a big heart for her family and the Thai people.  She loves snorkeling, football and Dr. Pepper.

Karyn Beckner

Coordinator for Taw Seang Children's Program

Grace has a Bachelors in French Language and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Chiang Mai University. Since 2005, she has worked for Sunshine house, first as a project coordinator, then as a part time counselor. Currently, she serves as Sunshine House’s Director and board chairperson. Sunshine house is a safe house for children of the women who work in the sex bars allowing them to have a better relationship with their children. They also help women who want to transition out by providing life skills, parenting, cooking, and sewing classes, as well as providing educational support and English classes for the children. 

Euajit Tangsirikun (Grace)

Project Coordinator of Sunshine House

Ashley is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with 10 years of experience building and leading strong teams, managing projects and programs, and baking. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to Thailand, she was a Program Manager at an IT company in Dallas, TX for 10 years. When her family first moved to Thailand, they worked with an anti-trafficking organization and then started a food delivery program during the first COVID-19 outbreak. Ashley enjoys cooking, baking, spending time with her family and going to the beach! She and Ryan have been married for 17 years and have three children. Their oldest son lives in America and their two daughters live in Chiang Mai with them.

Ashley Lee

illumin8 Project Director

Bread For Life Program Director


Ryan spent seven years in the United States Marine Corps as a non-commissioned officer. Afterwards, he received his MBA (Finance) from Texas A&M University. He has 14 years experience in budgeting, forecasting and working in international supply chains for multi-national companies like Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and Jamba Juice. Work included correlating macro-economic and business sales/price variables to develop forecast models, complex financial tools, financial analysis, and statistical forecasting for global supply chains.

Ryan Lee

Skills Development Coordinator

Financial Coordinator

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