We’re on a mission to connect
families to their villages.

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Meet the HQ Team

AVNI PATEL THOMPSON
CEO / Co-founder

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Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Fun fact: I can speak 7 languages to varying degrees of comprehension.
Favorite memory as a kid: Reading books under my covers well into the night with my flashlight that was shaped like a red truck.
RICHERD CHAN
CTO / Co-founder

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Hometown: Calgary, AB
Fun fact: I travelled around Asia for 2 years with nothing but backpack, my laptop, and two changes of clothes.
Favorite memory as a kid: Taking apart the family VCR and putting it back together and having it still work.
SARAH BYSTROM
Recruiting

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Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Fun fact: I can out question a two year old.
Favorite memory as a kid: Building forts with my sisters and cousins for HOURS!
REBECCA DREJET
Operations

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Hometown: Copenhagen/San Francisco
Fun fact: I moved to a tiny town in Ecuador without being able to speak a word of Spanish.
Favorite memory as a kid: Picking cherries in my grandpa's yard.
NIK SWAIN
Engineering

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Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Fun fact: I am often mistaken for the marketing coordinator.
Best part about living in PNW: Super friendly people, gorgeous mountains; wet or dry, and craft beer.
BRITTNI LEIGH LIYANAGE
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Hometown: Derry, New Hampshire
Fun fact: I once sang a solo in Carnegie Hall.
Favorite memory as a kid: Summers with my grandparents having cookouts, playing outside with my younger brother and my grandmother trying to teach me to rollerblade (I was very bad).
KATE STOB
Operations

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Hometown: Severna Park, Maryland
Fun fact: I brought Shaquille O’Neal’s size 22 sneaker for show and tell when I was in third grade.
Favorite memory as a kid: Vacationing on Kiawah Island- getting up really early to ride bikes down the beach and collect sand dollars.
SARAH AYRE
Operations / Recruitment

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Hometown: Billings, MT
Fun fact: When I was a child I posed as an art model for a Batman comic book.
Favorite memory as a kidy: Setting up our 9ft Christmas tree by myself and holiday celebrations with my large extended family.

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hello@meetpoppy.com

Address

3131 Western Ave Suite 527
Seattle, WA 98121