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Mountain West Cultural Exchange

Board of Directors

Our mission is to foster relationships between people of different countries by providing cultural education experiences for delegates from foreign countries coming to the United States and for United States delegates to have that same opportunity.

Maresa Manzione

Maresa Manzione

Chair – Teen Counselors 

 Maresa has been involved with foreign exchange since a young age as both a host family & a volunteer. Maresa participated in homestay as a teen and finds any opportunity to go back to Japan.  Maresa helps with keeping the program running smoothly throughout the year as well as overseeing our teen counselor program.

Carri Hunt

Carri Hunt

Vice Chair – Public Relations

Carri has volunteered with overseeing another exchange program, helping in many different ways, for over 20 years previous to the beginning of MWCE. Carri talks with our partners in Japan has even been able to take 2 groups of teen delegates on homestay to Japan as a chaperone! 

Lisa Kent

Lisa Kent

Secretary

 Lisa has hosted many exchange delegates and high school students since 2002. She has volunteered with 2 different exchange programs for the last 12 years. She has been very involved working with all the paperwork for both the host families and the delegates.

You can contact her via email at mwce.lisakent@gmail.com

Eileen Moss

Eileen Moss

Treasurer

 Eileen has volunteered with a different exchange program for about 15 years prior to MWCE. She worked as the Chief of Operations and Head Chef for many years for the programs Spring and Summer camps.  She now takes care of the finances. 

Email her at MWCE.EileenMoss@aol.com

Clay Chugg

Clay Chugg

Operations Specialist – Translator 

Clay spent many years involved as a volunteer with another foreign exchange program previous to join our team. Clay served an LDS mission in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. Clay is a great help as a translator and is now our Operations Specialist during our summer program and is always looking for opportunities to help our delegates.