Meet Our Team

To be successful in our mission, we needed a well-balanced team that shared the same philosophy and vision.

Dave Lumsden

Founder

I am passionate about the Philippines and its people.  I lived as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the central part of the country for almost three years.  I integrated into society, learned the local dialect, and embraced its culture. That experience forged an understanding and bond that has been unbroken to this day.  When I returned to the US, I attained a graduate certificate in Counseling from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and worked for the Department of Human Services.

Recently I came to a point where I looked back on my life and asked “Is there some way of combining my drive to help the citizens of the Philippines, and my desire to allow others to see the country through to prism of someone who lives there?”  I answered that question by combining them into one.  This project is called Eco Siquijor.

At SunShare, Karen was responsible for strategy, executive-level recruiting, new market expansion, and press/communications. She was pivotal in developing many of SunShare’s key business relationships. Before SunShare, Karen served in various community development positions with the US Peace Corps and the City of Colorado Springs. She has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Grinnell College and is completing an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Karen Gados

Advisory Board

Christopher Sayler

Advisory Board

Christopher was responsible for capital-raising activity, management of accounting and financial controls, and finance strategy at SunShare. He originated over $500M of funding, successfully automated numerous parts of SunShare’s business, and managed analytics and due diligence. Christopher has over 5 years of experience structuring and securing financing and managing financing operations. He holds a BA in Theology from Azusa Pacific University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado.

Susanne is a self-employed freelancer, providing marketing, sales and service related support for companies and organizations in need of a personal, simple but yet result driven setup. She also has an extensive hands-on experience of International Tourism, previously working abroad as a Tour Representative for the international Tour Operator TUI.  Susanne has a passion for food and nutrition, part time working as a Food Inspirer at local grocery store where she also manage a children's club with the mission to inspire children to eat healthier by consuming more fruits and vegetables. Susanne holds a BS in International Business from North Park University in Chicago, IL.

Susanne Modin

Advisory Board