LANCE FINKBEINER

Lance has a passion for international experiences that stems from his experiences studying, living, and working abroad.  Lance graduated from South Dakota State University with a BS in Geography and History.  He received his Masters Degree in International Studies from the University of Denver.  Lance taught high school social studies for 15 years, ten of which were at Aspen High School.  He currently teaches all subjects to the junior high at Anastasis Academy in Littleton, CO.  He has also taught one year at an international school in El Salvador and another year teaching at a private school in Hong Kong where he led monthly excursions throughout SE Asia.  Lance has ventured to all corners of the globe and has led a number of mission trips in Guatemala, Ukraine and Uganda. Domestically, he has led experiential education trips rafting in the Cataract Canyon, hiking and climbing in the Black Hills National Park and Arches National Park, and serving and adventuring in Santa Barbara.  Lance currently acts as the founder and vice president of Action in Africa, a nonprofit focused on serving, empowering, and educating the youth of Uganda.  Lance is passionate about sharing the world, be it through service, adventure or cultural immersion.
 

 
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SASCHA FINKBEINER

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
This quote resonates with Sascha, because travel lends her opportunity to reflect, adventure and explore -- all of which makes her truly feel alive. Sascha brings her passion for supporting nonprofits, travel, and group development to Simply Venture. She earned BS degrees in English and Speech Communication from the University of South Dakota and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Colorado Denver. Her skillset and background in directing community development nonprofits keep our ship on the right course—organizationally and financially. Currently, she enjoys mentoring youth, volunteering with organizations that work to curb human trafficking and reading to kindergarteners. Sascha has backpacked solo across Europe; led mission trips to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Uganda; and carted a toddler across Spain, Nicaragua and Cuba.