Officers

Joe Moore
Co-President
Karatsu-shi, Saga-ken, 2010-2013
I am looking forward to 2017, working with a great group of leaders finding new ways of engaging JET Alumni in our community and bringing people together to celebrate Japan, the JET Programme, and our shared experiences.

Jonathan Slakey 
Co-President
Miyazaki-ken, 2008-2010
Aside from eating the local farm’s delicious mikans and getting demolished in lunchtime games of dodgeball, my favorite part of JET was meeting all the friendly and adventurous fellow JETlings. I aim to keep that spirit alive here in LA by exploring the city’s food and culture with fellow JET alums, and getting out to the surrounding area’s mountains and natural spaces. Excélsior!

Jay Briones
Secretary
Kameyama-shi, Mie-ken, 2010-2015
Photographer and local adventurer. I will be updating you on all things JETAASC!

Spencer Wittmeyer
Treasurer
Yabu-shi, Hyogo-ken, 2012-2014
All fellow JETs I met during my time in Japan were supremely kind and welcoming. I hope to repay this community’s generosity by serving as your treasurer this year.

Debbie Jong
Public Relations Coordinator
Oyodo-cho, Nara-ken, 2014-2015
I look forward to keeping the JETAASC community informed on Japan and JET-related news, events, and activities! I enjoy photography, bouldering, website development, and Japanese cuisine.

Charles Lin
Networking Coordinator
Warabi-shi, Saitama-ken, 2002-2004
I love to connect alumni and help leverage relationships in order to facilitate professional growth. Attorney, basketball, networking, eating well.

Greg Beck
Social Coordinator
Hiroshima-ken, 2006-2011
I love craft beer, snowboarding, and boardgames, and my goal is to plan fun, diverse events that pull lurkers back into the fold!

Travis Kaya
Nihongo Dake Dinner (NDD) Coordinator
Yurihama-cho, Tottori-ken, 2012-2015
I’m a law student constantly in search of ramen. Excited for a great year of Japanese language and cultural events with JET alums across Southern California.

Patricia Frisoli
Membership Coordinator
Hyogo-ken, 2005-2008
eDiscovery Professional, looking forward to another year of keeping the pulse of our alumni through membership surveys and records management.