Our Team

With love, respect and gratitude for nature in our hearts, with joy and care, with the concerns we have for the consequences of our lifestyles to nature and all beings, with the willingness to share and bring awareness to friends, families and others and to deepen the love, respect and connection to nature among the children and youth, we founded Gaia School Asia and dedicate our work to nature, all beings and the future generations of the planet.​

AOM SUNISA JAMWISET

Co-Founder & Program Director
She lived and worked as a facilitator at Wongsanit Ashram, social engaged spiritual community, and Panya project together for in Thailand for 9 years. She has facilitated courses for NGO workers, young Buddhists activists, international students and children. She uses participatory teaching methods and her focus is on deep ecology and nature connection.

TOM DEITERS

Co-Founder & Regenerative Farm Manager
His sensitivity to nature led him to a deep commitment to help nature in its healing process. In his role as documentary maker he has raised awareness about environmental problems as he collaborated with local NGOs and activists. Tom spent several years working with nature by working on organic and permaculture farms throughout Europe.

MARIA BLIKLEN

Facilitator & Volunteer Manager
She has a deep passion for nature connection, personal growth and everything that can help us humans to live together with peace, joy and in harmony with all beings. She started walking her path towards becoming a facilitator of Deep Ecology Work and Ecovillage Design Education and a spaceholder of the community.

LARS BLUME

Renewable Energy Expert in SE Asia
One of his ways to achieve social just energy transition is to introduce appropriate technologies within rural areas; which increases the living conditions and boosts local value creation. Lars believes that sharing positive examples, ideas and inspiration will transform our lives beyond sustainability. He co-founded flowful.org to connecting the dots, spreading stories and sharing about change makers, pioneers and knowledge around food, being and lifestyle.

KARLA FRANIELCZYK

Yogi, Gardener and Natural builder
Always attracted by nature, she deepened her connection with Mother Earth, became a vegan and did her Permaculture Design Course at the Panya Project, Thailand. She now is a who is passionate about natural products, building and fermentation. Having experienced the power of community, she believes that community living (in whatever way and with all its challenges) is key for a happy life and a sustainable future.

MAE MAETHAWEE PROMSUWAN

General Manager
Graduated with a Master's degree in tourism management, from Assumption University, majoring in Ecological & Sustainability development. May was working for a non- profit organization called LAW (Lanta Animal Welfare) in Thailand as a community outreach person and responsible for taking care of wild and abandoned animals for more than a year.

Supapron Seelaksa

Chef & Housing Manager

Sumonta Nambubpa

Chef

Pisanu Jamwiset

Community Coordinator

Anuchar Jamwiset

Head of Builder