Our Staff

Roi-Porat_125Roi Porat

Managing Director (Israel

Born and raised in Rishon L’Tzion, Roi served in special forces in the IDF for seven years and completed his service as an officer. Roi started his professional career as a guide for Authentic Israel and subsequently received a degree from Tel Aviv University in business administration. He lives in Rishon L’Tzion with his wife and two children.

Avi-Green_125Avi Green
Managing Director (World)

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Philadelphia, Avi graduated with a masters degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and subsequently worked in Jordan on an Arab-Israeli economic cooperation initiative funded by USAID. Returning to the States, Avi co-founded the Israel Outdoors project in 2001 after years of hiking and biking Israel’s countryside. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, daughter, and son.

Guy-Har-Nir_125Guy Har-Nir
Operations Director (Israel)

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Guy started his professional career as a tour guide for Israel Outdoors. He’s guided hundreds of Birthright and other educational tour groups. Guy studied philosophy in Tel Aviv and also served as a Jewish Agency emissary in Baltimore between 2007 and 2009. He recently worked as the director of the Education and Tour Guiding Division for one of the largest Israeli tourism companies before joining the Israel Outdoors. Guy lives In Modiin with his wife and two children.

Nate-Edelstein_125Nate Edelstein
Operations Director (World)

Nate was born and raised in Sacramento, California and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Broadcast News and a Certificate in Jewish Studies. He also studied in Israel at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and worked in media and public relations for the Israel Baseball League. Nate later went on to work for Major League Baseball Productions before moving to Washington, D.C. and joining the Israel Outdoors team. When he’s not organizing Israel Outdoors trips, Nate loves to hike, ski, and watch baseball.

Malina-Jacobowitz_125Malina Jacobowitz
Director of Marketing and Communications

Born in Thailand, Malina has lived in various locations around the world, though she’s spent most of her life in the Washington, D.C. area. She has long experience in design, branding and marketing campaign management, as well as a background in web development, business analysis, and project management. Malina studied anthropology at The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Wa), and serves on the Board of Directors of The Heather Abbott Foundation. Malina currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her family.

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People Riding Camels in Israel