Who We Are


Our Leadership Team…

Brad Clement

Founder & Board President

Brad ClementBrad’s passion for mountain wilderness has had a profound impact on every aspect of his life. He has spent nearly 20 years as a professional mountaineer and high altitude filmmaker; racking up a nice list of accomplishments along the way – including being one of a rare few to have reached the top of Mt. Everest from both the North and South side of the mountain. More than any other mountain region in the world, the Himalaya has had a deep effect on Brad. After more than 16 expeditions to the Himalaya, spanning over 15 years in time, Brad has developed a sincere passion and respect for the people and places of the Himalaya. Over the years, a desire to give back and support the mountain communities of Nepal has become an even larger passion than climbing. Combined with a life long love of wildlife, a strong interest in protecting our global environment, and a serendipitous meeting with Dr. Som Ale; Brad was inspired to create Pangje Foundation.

Dr. Som Ale

Director of Programs

drsomale_200x160Dr. Ale is one of the most well-known and respected Snow Leopard biologists in the world.  Born and raised in Nepal, Som spent over a decade working as a conservation manager in north central Nepal and was Officer in Charge of Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation – Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Som now lives in the United States and serves as a professor of biology and ecology at the University of Illinois – Chicago.  Dr. Ale is passionate about protecting the endangered Snow Leopard in ways that benefit the animals, environment, culture, and community; and has developed powerful, unique, and engaging conservation initiatives – creating real, sustainable change and improvement in the process.  In addition to his ongoing Snow Leopard work in Nepal, Dr. Ale sits on the IUCN Big Cat Specialists Group – the panel that determines current status for the world Snow Leopard population.

Board of Directors

pangje-clark-headshot-revised80Alex Clark . Director, Telcobuy; Worldwide Technologies. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-molly-headshot80Molly Spowal . Vice President, J.W. Terrill. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-adam3Adam Steinberg . Vice President, NextGen RCM Services. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Advisory Council

pangje-90-dawnDawn Gelderloos . Founder, Real Life Works. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-jamboRyan Jamboretz . Chief Revenue Officer, Videology. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-amuda2Amuda Mishra . Founder & Executive Director, Ujyalo Foundation. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-jen-mull-80Jennifer Mull Neuhaus . CEO, Backwoods. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-teresa1Teresa Ridenhour . President &   Co-Founder Unpluggit. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx







pangje-80-mingmaMingma Ongel Sherpa . Five time Mt. Everest Summiter, Adventure and Tourism Professional.


pangje-80-pasangPassang Tenjing Sherpa . Nine time Mt. Everest Summiter, Outdoor Professional. xxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-topperBrian Topper . Managing Director, Centaur Services Limited. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-weber1Peter Weber . CEO, Idea Holding Company. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


pangje-80-wilferth2Dr. Joe Wilferth . Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences – University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.