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.
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.
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 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.
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.