Mike and Paang are incredibly proud to introduce you to the XploreAsia family. They’re committed to offering truly life-changing experiences to people all over the world. Their passion is in encouraging others to have cross-cultural experiences, and supporting local communities all over South East, and East Asia. Welcome to XploreAsia!

Michael Volpe

Managing Director

Panintorn Prakij (Paang)

Placement Director


The management team are incredibly passionate about offering transformative adventures living, and teaching overseas. We can often be found in meetings, discussing the latest exciting developments, working on feedback, and drinking an incredible amount of coffee. We all love what we do, and we’re so proud of the awesome team we have here in Thailand.

Jonathan Harman

Operations Director

Megan Brown

International Programs Manager

Punarada Insawat (Lek)

Admin Manager

Placement Team

The Placement Team works together to find our participants the best possible teaching jobs in Thailand. We meet with our teachers during their TESOL course to get to know them and their preferences, and work with agents and schools to find available positions. The Placement Team is full of colorful personalities, and you can often hear them laughing in their office and singing 90’s pop hits while they work hard to give participants the best possible experience.

Panintorn Prakij (Paang)

Placement Manager


Placement Coordinator

Kateumporn Chainapong (Kate)

Senior Placement Supervisor


Placement Coordinator

Mananya Phucharoen (Ae)

Placement Coordinator

Ian Kresky

Placement Coordinator

Programs Team

The Programs Department is the backbone of XploreAsia. Filled with like-minded extremely good looking individuals, they take care of all coordination prior to your arrival in Thailand. Important documents? Sorted. Accommodations? Already Done. Orientation Week scheduling? Give us something we can’t do. With the awesome staff of the Programs Department the XA ship is already on a straight course to Successful TESOL Harbor. Jump aboard!

Megan Brown

International Programs Manager


Program Coordinator

Rebecca Gray

Program Supervisor

Lan Anh

Program Coordinator

Cassidy Holmes

Programs Coordinator


Program Coordinator

Rick Okazaki

Program Coordinator


Vietnam Program Coordinator

Education Team

XploreAsia’s education team is dedicated to providing exemplary teacher training, creating innovative new content and material, and facilitating cross cultural assimilation. Our dedication stems from our own experiences living and teaching abroad. Each member of XploreAsia’s education team has extensive experience teaching internationally. Our curriculum is not only based upon years of research on language acquisition, and varied linguistic philosophies, but also on cultural connection, and real life experiences teaching in the field. We know the hurdles and rewards that come with teaching in another country, and we are dedicated to helping others achieve the same life-changing experiences that we have had.

Sabina Qader

Education Manager

Jaco Kleinloog

Senior TESOL Instructor

Marketing Team

XploreAsia’s marketing team is dedicated to helping others achieve the life-changing adventure of teaching abroad. We go to great lengths to provide the assistance and support necessary to change those day-dreams of adventuring into a reality. Aside from being a force of encouragement for incoming participants of our programs, we also take pride in documenting each of the amazing cross-cultural excursions, and community programs our participants take part in. XploreAsia believes in the power of education, and giving back to the community. Our marketing team strives to give willing applicants the opportunity to make a difference in local communities throughout Asia.

Jonathan Harman

Marketing Manager

Keegan Watkins

Marketing Coordinator

Admin Team

Our admin team take care of all of the logistics, and organisation required for a successful intake here in Thailand. They can often be found laughing & joking, and ensuring that our office dogs Pudding, and Nom Sod are getting well fed!

Punarada Insawatis (Lek)

Admin Manager


Admin Assistant

Housekeeping Team

Our dedicated housekeeping team are often the first at the office to ensure everything is ready for an awesome day in Thailand. When they’re not ensuring our participants are comfortable, and have everything they need they can often be found sharing food Thai style, and sheltering from the sometimes sweltering heat of Thailand!

Arthit Sumnuckdee (Gibsy)


Naunchan Chairoop (P'Chan)



Mom is the maternal rock of this organization. She is always quick with a smile, and known for her generous and warm hugs. Mom is a culinary force of flavor in the kitchen, and her spring rolls are internationally recognized.

Phonpen Prakij (Mom)

Special Member

Special Members

Our family would not be complete without these very special members of the team!

Nom Sod

Special Member


Special Member

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